Archive for January 13, 2018

“As a result, given the absence of a clear political ideology, the SPLM/A remained a military movement during the conflict while its political organisation was never properly institutionalised. The SPLM, as a movement was really only used as an institutional cover for diplomatic initiatives, for mobilisation throughout Sudan and abroad, and for humanitarian assistance in the liberated areas but not as an ideological vehicle.” —From Malual Ayom Dor’s PhD Thesis, page 54.

By J. D. Garang, USA


January 13, 2018 (SSB) — This note is to correct one false notion being leveled at the original SPLM vis-a-vis the history of South Sudan, especially the casual charge that the Liberation Movement never had any developed political ideology whatsoever. But first, I have said this before and I will say it again: those historians who will be entrusted with producing South Sudanese history have their work cut out for them, for I’m afraid they might end up having a really hard time agreeing on the basic primary sources or even the best approach to writing history as it is, much less teaching our common history to schoolchildren.

Judging by the way things are now if the history of South Sudan is going to be written in the same manner in which the people ran the country aground, I’m equally afraid we are going to have a huge mess, one that could be punctuated by years of political hiccups. Because if the recent proliferation of political writings are any guide, it is safe to conclude that most historical analyses we have seen either miss the mark or are shockingly ignorant, with some that are devoid of historical contexts and/or serious, evidence-based scholarly analysis.


The Bitter Fruits of the Juba Regime

Posted: January 13, 2018 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in John Agata, Junub Sudan, Poems.

By John Agata, Nakuru, Kenya

The current state of RSS

January 13, 2018 (SSB) — His dreams were mutilated with grade D minus. The dreams of becoming a teacher and work for the government he had love to hate. Unfortunately, his dreams were injured and his world was slowly coming to an end.

He was by himself throughout his childhood despite present of both his parents. Whilst his sisters were bestowed much care and love he was neglected.

The diseases seriously and thoroughly brutalized him and no one gave a heck.

At an early age, Kwashiorkor bungled his legs and no one gave a damn. Yet he survived.


The History of Internal Conflicts within SANU

By Mangar Marial Amerdid, Juba, South Sudan

Aggrey Jaden

January 13, 2018 (SSB) — Following the formation of Sudan African National Union (SANU) in 1962, with Joseph Oduho as the President, William Deng Nhial as Secretary of External Affairs and Fr. Saturnino Lohure as Patron, the political organization had established relative unity, but this was short lived.

First, accusations swirled around over the mismanagement of funds by the SANU leaders. SANU had not opened a central bank account where all the money received by leaders could be deposited and the use of funds accounted for. Each leader operated independently when it came to financial matters. Secondly, the three leaders were pursuing different strategies that did not work for the unity of SANU.

For instance, Oduho was more concerned with establishing the political wing of the organization, William Deng continued to travel extensively throughout Europe and Fr. Saturnino focused on the military strategies of the conflict by recruiting soldiers and acquiring weapons. Starting from 1963, Fr. Saturnino and Joseph Lagu spearheaded the military attacks of the Anya-Nya Movement while working alongside SANU against Sudan government.


By Deng Kur Deng, Pennsylvania, USA

Agou John Wuoi3

Agou John Wuoi Chuit, the former Executive Security Attache to the office of the president, was arrested on the 29th of May 2016, accused of misappropriating public funds, forging the President’s signature, and money laundering

January 13, 2018 (SSB) — It is obvious that the constitution is a supreme document of South Sudan. It is in place for strengthening the country. The constitution is aligned with the behaviors of good citizens and corrects those who are bound to commit bad deeds.

Unfortunately, the interpretation of law can be easily translated into a language that is not found anywhere in the constitution. Anyone can choose to translate; however, these translations often nose-dive and reach beyond the intent of the constitution. This should be a concern of every citizen. Few of our legal experts know the intent of the constitution when it comes to protection of the people—in our case, a minister of justice who has failed us miserably.

How could Minister of Justice Hon. Paulino Wanawilla depend on forged documents and based his decisions on such materials? This act coincided with framing and these are the minister of justice must be very careful when making decisions. His understanding of justice and injustice is questionable. He has treated our constitution as a covert document and acts as if one can step outside its directives to make decisions that are indistinctly connected with the constitution.


All the States Governments and Abyei Administrative Area should ban teenagers from clubbing and drinking

By Awuol Gabriel Arok, Juba, South Sudan


January 13, 2018 (SSB) — South Sudan has a big plate to mend in a near future if nothing is done now, the style in which our teenagers of today carry out their daily activities is worrying, parents are not happy on how their children faultily picked up the social horns of modernization.

Indeed the hope and pride of every parent lie in children, they are the face of future continuity and as of today, teenagers’ activities and behaviors have raised the question of what citizenry South Sudan should have in the near future.

Tradition of our ancestors perceives children as the continuity of the lineage and as such putting them on the best social docket was everyone duty meant to ensure fine and respectful lineages and that was how social seeds were preserved in our Africa tradition, children were barred from eating and drinking certain kinds of food and drinks, think like smoking and alcohol were redlines for children.