Archive for February 5, 2018

By Longar Mathiec Wol, Juba, South Sudan


President Bush with President Salva Kiir at the Oval Office, White House

February 5, 2018 (SSB) — Since the United States of America imposed the arms and defense’s service restriction on South Sudan, I read so many reaction on the topic being negative or positive from south Sudanese nationals and friends and I decided to also add my voice of concern toward this growing strange characters from a friend nation South Sudan has ever known.  The friends’ nations across the globe stood with South Sudan when its wage the twenty-one years civil war for the freedom of its citizens till we got independence in July 2011.

One clear thing the people of South Sudan didn’t know is that some of the friends who stood with them for so long will at some point the friendship will be torn apart by the interest they have in South Sudan. These conflicting interests between them and South Sudan cost South Sudan a terrible civil war.


A village that Castrates all its Bulls; may end paying rent to the Village that Tolerates its Bulls” ~Taban Abel Aguek

By Gen. Paul Malong Awan, Nairobi, Kenya

Malong in exile1

Gen. Paul Malong arriving in Nairobi, Kenya

February 5, 2018 (SSB) — When the then Southern Sudan fought against the hegemony of the Arabs-based regime in Khartoum under the umbrella SPLM/A; which is the mainstream revolutionary vanguard, I was the mean character in the struggle until then South Sudan achieved its political independence on 9/July/2011that made our country 193rd member-state of the United Nations.

Knowing our ideals of our struggle for Unity, equality, liberty, and prosperous South Sudan we vehemently fought to the last drop of our blood to archived our golden plate’ The free South Sudan’ without political extremists but surprisingly, we are being flunged to the opposite gear of what we set our feet fighting in the bushes of Sudan and Southern Sudan pursuing our enemies.


CEPO: The Opening of the Second Phase of IGAD-led HLRF is Impressive

Posted: February 5, 2018 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in CEPO, Junub Sudan

Yakani of CEPO

February 5, 2018 (SSB) —- Today in the Ethiopia capital Addis Ababa the second IGAD high-level revitalization forum kick off. The opening speeches were strong and straightforward on demanding South Sudanese conflicting parties to take this second phrase of HLRF as the last chance. All the speeches made were calling for punitive measures against those individuals and groups from the conflicting parties will be violating or obstructing implementation of the agreement.

H.E. African Union (AU) Commission chairman Moussa Faki among others demanded South Sudanese conflicting parties’ leadership to take primary responsibility for reaching a peace deal in this round of the HLRF. While IGAD Special Envoy to South Sudan called for the change of attitudes from the low will to implement to high will to implement. Community Empowerment for Progress Organization welcomes the opening speeches. They are remarkable and clearing sending messages to South Sudanese conflicting parties to give peace chance now not tomorrow.


U.S. Arms Embargo on South Sudan in Context

Posted: February 5, 2018 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Junub Sudan, Kur John Aleu

By Kur John Aleu, Beijing, China

us charge de affairs, Michael Morrow

US charge de affairs, Michael Morrow


February 5, 2018 (SSB) — The recently imposed restrictions on the sale of arms by the Department of State to South Sudan is something its rationale is questionable from the perspective of an independent citizen, but for the proponents, it is a victory, a hard slap on government’s face and a proof of their (rebels) strong diplomacy, to the opponents it is a validation of the hidden U.S. hand in the conflict.

This piece, however, is not meant to dismiss or validate any of the antagonists’ viewpoint, but rather to explore and present views that will justify the independent opinion of why the rationality is in question.

First and foremost, the government of South Sudan does not buy arms from the U.S.; many documented reports regarding arms flow to South Sudan point figures toward, Ukraine, China and other Eastern countries, this fact makes the restrictions invalid and leaves people wondering if the U.S. is eyeing something that is yet to be known or was it just giving false hope to the masses?


Believer’s sin can be forgiven through prayers of acceptance, confession, and repentance

By Awuol Gabriel Arok, Juba, South Sudan

Bishop of the ECSS

Members of the Provincial Synod. The Episcopal Church elects Bishop Justin Badi Arama of the Diocese of Maridi to replace Archbishop Dr. Daniel Deng Bul as Primate and Archbishop of South Sudan; All Saints Cathedral, photo by Simon Yak Deng

February 5, 2018 (SSB) — Each of us wants to feel forgiven for the wrong things we have done. The question is, where does this forgiveness come from? As a Christian, all of your sins can be forgiven. You probably believe that from the Bible. But how do you respond to it? Many believe that they have not sinned; others don’t believe they are forgiven.”

The bible helps us to realize our sin and the reality of Christ’s forgiveness. Majorly if something is moral, you feel good afterward; if immoral, you feel bad afterward. That’s a popular view of sin – many have lived by it. But it’s not a biblical view. Biblically, sin is an attitude of wanting your way instead of God’s way.

How much does sin matter to God? He cannot tolerate it. “Your eyes are too pure to look on evil; you cannot tolerate wrong.” (Habakkuk 1:13a) “God is light; in Him there is no darkness at all.” (1 John 1:5a)


Telar Ring Deng: An Open Letter to President Salva Kiir Mayardit, President of the Republic of South Sudan

Telar Ring Deng

Telar Ring Deng, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of South Sudan to the Russian Federation

                                                                                                            July 17th, 2017

H.E. Salva Kiir Mayardit

The President

Republic of South Sudan

Your Excellency,

February 4, 2018 (SSB) — I would appreciate if you give me an audience with you. But from the outset, I would like to state that unlike any other time that I had been working with you since 2005, frankly speaking, I have never felt such uncertain about the strength of my relationship with you as my President and a friend.

Following Gen Paul Malong Awan’s return from Yirol, for whatever reasons, rumors went around about me being a party to alleged Malong’s ‘coup’. The Governor of Aweil State and others that were perceived to be supporters of the General Malong were dismissed from their positions. It was also reported that even Bor Wutchok Bor, the Governor of Aweil State and myself were about to be sacked on the day together with the Governor of Aweil State.

In this context, I increasingly became a subject of discussion, especially by the senior and junior staff of your office. I was reportedly branded as a supporter of Malong or his alleged coup. Some officials in your office have attributed some of these utterances to Your Excellency on more than one occasion. It is alleged that you stated that you were considering me for a position as a minister for foreign affairs in your government, but you dropped the idea because you believe that I was a part of the alleged Gen Malong’s coup against you. This is an allegation I stand to dispute vehemently.