Archive for January 21, 2018


Dinka wrestling matches

January 21, 2018 (SSB) — The national wrestling match in Juba has ended with Eastern Lakes (Yirol) and Terekeka states defeating Jonglei states by four (4) to two (2), with several draws, including the main wrestlers such as Magot Khot and Gongic Achiek.

It was a big disappointment for the Jonglei wrestling team that has been a consistent wrestling champion in past wrestling matches. It is the first time that Jonglei team has been defeated squarely.

Here is Jonglei state Team below.

1- Magot Khot- draw

2- Gongic Achiek Nai – draw

3- Lual-Mawut Matiop- winner

4- Aleerthii Achuoth- lost

5- Mawut Kuol Mamer- lost

6- Deng Dau-moradong- winner

7- Majur Ayuen Akuei- lost

8- Pach Majok – draw

9- Garang Anyang- lost


A wrestling match between decorated wrestlers Gongic Achiek Nai and Magot Khot Ajak, Bortown, 19 November 2016

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Who was the Late Dr. Mark Majak Abiem?

Posted: January 21, 2018 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Atem Yaak Atem, History, Junub Sudan, People

By Atem Yaak Atem, Australia

Walter Rodney and Mark Majak Abiem

Picture of Mark Majak Abiem and Professor Water Rodney at the School of African and Oriental Studies (SOAS), London, 1976. Both were later murdered in cold blood in their respective home countries in 1977 and 1980 respectively.

January 21, 2018 (SSB) — Late Mark Majak Abiem was an extraordinary and pleasant human being, an outstanding student and a very promising scholar. He was my roommate at the Barracks (University of Khartoum’s hostels on the Blue Nile) from 1971-2.

When he passed his neatly organized notebook of lectures on Archaeology he took while a prelim student to me, there was no surprise that I was able to score the top marks in that subject. Although only two of my colleagues knew about the “inheritance” I openly gave credit to Mark.

After the History Dept., Faculty of Arts took Mark Majak as a teaching assistant the dream that the history of the future South Sudan was then going to be written by its own sons and daughters as well as other scholars who love the people and their land was almost becoming a reality.


By Deng Vanang, Juba, South Sudan


US President Donald Trump

January 21, 2018 (SSB) — Last week or so son of Donald, Trump treated humanity to the global drama. More of a dramatist than President of world superpower United States, any direction to which he turns his foul mouth swung open, swords and machetes are drawn before the regarded filth actually drop off.

Trump is what he is and not what people think he should be. Real, not fake. The modern-day Socrates the world of Greeks had condemned to poisoning for speaking his mind and truth of the matter, not innuendos several centuries that went by. Of course, than wonder aloud, do you know why the world is wrong and Trump is right?

Trump teaches exactly people about what God’s creation is all about. Those people never have the same color, look, height and size whether in a family, tribe and race. Being the same is an illusion, except being identical twins. This is the Almighty’s great mystery.


By David Matiop Gai, Juba, South Sudan


Abel ALier and Philip Aguer picture by Mach Samuel

January 21, 2018 (SSB) — Many people around the globe focus on the importance of peace and harmony among the people. Absolutely majority believed that peace is important in order to avoid unnecessary conflict that hinders progress in people lives because peace a centre of life and it is a law of nature. We always need peace than war because issues of war cannot favour mankind.

In South Sudan, we pretend like we don’t want peace but it is a treasure desire by everyone on this planet but few know how to get it. Peace is a blessing to our families, communities and our country. The power of peace is to ensure that we are at peace with our fellow South Sudanese inclusively. Peace fixes the flood of issues among us. Pleasant words of peace are sweetest and healing medicines of broken bones. Don’t react negatively to hatred, and fear.

The importance of peace in our societies, I think it is very essential to learn what is going on in our country and what is happening in other countries where war took over screen platform. Peace is very important at all levels of human living. It is what we need since it’s stabilized our inner well-being. Peace brings happiness, unity, harmony, liberty, hope, and freedom among all people even country to country as it is relevancy. (more…)

SPLM/SPLA-IO declines to withdraw any statement; Accuses IGAD of Conflict of Interest

By CDE Mabior Garang Mabior


January 21, 2018(SSB) — In reference to the above, the SPLM/SPLA (IO) would like to state categorically to the IGAD special envoy, Ismail Wais, that our position regarding the conflict of interest faced by IGAD, has not changed. In light of this conflict of interest, the SPLM/SPLA-IO declines to withdraw any statement. The threatening tone of the IGAD special envoy is quite unfortunate and can only serve to convince the people of South Sudan that the mediation is biased.

The First Vice President of the Juba Regime, Taban Deng Gai, has written to the CTSAMM regarding his movement with heavily armed troops, which is a violation of the CoH Agreement, Taban deceived CTSAMM (IGAD) that he is going to Bieh state for traditional rituals and IGAD (CTSAMM) are aware that Taban does not have any constituency in Jonglei.