Archive for February 2, 2018


By Santino Aniek, New York, USA

ajak deng

Ajak Deng Chiengkou is the Executive Producer for the SBS Radio Dinka Program (Audio & Language Content).

February 2, 2018 (SSB) — It appears that the SBS self-proclaim journalist Ajak Deng Chiengkou who interviewed Garang Goch couple of weeks ago is unwilling to hear the other side of the story from Jamjang Commissioner. Now, can we agree that Mr. Chiengkou is probably enjoying this story more than anybody wants to admit or that anybody knows? I knew it was going to happen, everything I knew about Mr. Chiengkou with his SBS was going to happen sooner or later, everything I predicted that was going to happen, and it is happening because he is refusing to examine the fact that is always the key point in the journalism business.

As we have witnessed all these years, Mr. Chiengkou is the most bias self-proclaims journalist in the history of journalism in South Sudan and he has provided today by simple ignoring to examine the facts. If you folks are wondering what I’m talking about, stand by; I’m going to explain all of this in a minute. In fact, Mr. Chiengkou has just chosen one side once again as he usually does all these years. While he and his buddy Mr. Goch loved certain aspects side of the story, they hated certain aspects side of the story, and we on this side loved all sides of the story. But nobody should have believed Mr. Chiengkou because that interview he conducted a few days ago was a total bastardization.

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By Pal Chol Nyan, Juba, South Sudan

Jacob Zuma and Salva Kiir, 21 Jan 2018, Juba

President Jacob Zuma and President Salva Kiir, 21 Jan 2018, south Africa

February 2, 2018 (SSB) — To you and your colleagues, the estranged groups: The time is now and not any day later to give peace a chance. Enough is enough!  What is it costing you for peace to come? If it is money, it is left to you; everything in South Sudan is yours including our dear lives.

That the dawn will come rests solely on your shoulders. The tribes have become your political playing cards. Your war has put us in a situation of uncertainty and hopelessness.

You forced us to squeeze ourselves in other people’s homes or tiny Ugandan-like concrete buildings (hotels or lodges) with no ventilation as there is no electricity.

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By Deng Atak Ken, Perth, Western Australia

 

Kerubino, Arok and Nyuon

Kerubino, Arok and Nyuon

 

February 2, 2018 (SSB) — My fellow South Sudanese people around the world, I’m sure our existence, with a lot of differences among our cultures and traditions, in this lovely land called South Sudan is not a coincidence or a curse, but it is a blessing, and it is God’s wisdom that we should be there with all these distinctions!

God has known us before he put us there. According to my understanding, whatever God does, he always does it with grace and a great purpose because God’s ways are not human’s ways. So, we should accept ourselves and live with love, respect and harmony.

My dear 64 tribes in South Sudan, I’m sure we have been talking about what is separating us and bringing hatred among us for so long now. I suggest it is the right time to stop exercising those ‘unacceptable behaviours.’ I’m sure this difficult time will go, and we will end up victorious in God’s name.

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By Deng Akok Muoradid, Juba, South Sudan

The Wedding of Amer Mayen Dhieu and Makwei Mabioor Deng, 14 October 2017

The Wedding of Amer Mayen Dhieu and Makwei Mabioor Deng, 14 October 2017

February 2, 2018 (SSB) — The indigenous people of Jieng Community define the word “marriage” as a relationship between the two clans of the couples, which totally contradicts with the white man’s definition. The Jieng’s definition of the word “marriage” has been in implementation since BC till the signing of CPA in 2005 that marked the introduction of salaries inform of currency and the use of luxurious vehicles and buildings.

In Dinka perspective, to marry a woman does not mean separating her from her relatives but it means creating a permanent relationship between the two clans and this explains why a man always cooperates with his in-laws throughout his life. Even in case of an emergency death of the man, the responsibility of looking after the family is taken over by his in-laws and the same thing is applied by the man in case of any emergency death of his father-in-law.

The marriage in Jieng community is very unique from any marriage in any community. It is also more systematic and understandable than the modern marriage. The view of the woman, her elder uncle and the senior clan elder are first considered before both sides sit down in kraal (luak) to agree on the number of cows to be paid as a bride price.

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Response to the so-called suspension of Gogrial State Youth Union

Posted: February 2, 2018 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Junub Sudan, Press Release

Subject: Response to order number 002/2018 for the so-called suspension of Gogrial State Youth Union

Telar Ring Deng

February 2, 2018 (SSB) — In the matter of the suspension of Gogrial Youth Union in Juba by the President of South Sudan National Youth Union and endorsement of Gogrial StateCoordinator-Juba on behalf of Gogrial State Government, the union would like to officially respond to assure the youth of Gogrial State about the continuation of its activities.

Attention Dr. Albino Bol Dhieu, the president of South Sudan Youth Union. Please, consider this response as my official response to your unconstitutional order issued on 26/Jan/2018. Firstly, your order to suspend Gogrial Youth Union in Juba is unconstitutional and lacks binding force of law for the following reasons: –

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By David Matiop Gai, Juba, South Sudan

Kuol Manyang Juuk and Salva Kiir Mayaardit

February 2, 2018 (SSB) — My opinion please about peace agreement rebirth:  Peace, and so peace Junubians, we want peace. We want peace in a right manner that may not return us back to war. When two or more parties want to battle against war in peace and conflict resolution, there must be “lost and “win” approaches, you give in and take in hand what you want, that is the right way of resolving conflict.  Revitalization means, restore, resurrect, redeem, betterment, improvement, redefine etc.

Therefore, the amendment of 2015 peace agreement should allow a post of Prime Minister and I proposed a new polity government to accommodate peace and stability in our country. It is my opinion and it doesn’t affect any party, because I am not imposing it on any party by force, but I am selling it if it is necessary for us to use it anyway.

A polity government although it is a form of government design according to its constitution and it is not in our constitution, this politically organize unit government can resolve our political long tensions during the IGAD  High Led- Revitalization Forum, (HLRF) which will take place on 5th February 2018 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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Trump Administration has Imposed Arms Embargo on South Sudan

Posted: February 2, 2018 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in History, Junub Sudan

US slaps arms embargo on South Sudan, urges UN to do the same as civil war rages on.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is imposing a U.S. arms embargo on civil war-torn South Sudan while urging the United Nations and other countries to do the same.

The State Department said Friday the U.S. is restricting all sales of defense equipment and services to all parties to South Sudan’s conflict, saying it is “appalled” by the continuing violence that has defied a cease-fire. It’s mostly symbolic since the U.S. has almost no defense trade with the East African country in the first place.

The United States is also calling on South Sudan’s neighbors to implement similar arms restrictions and urging the U.N. Security Council to support a global embargo on the country. “The message must be clear – the United States, the region and the international community will not stand idly by as innocent South Sudanese civilians are murdered,” the statement said.

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