Archive for February 6, 2018

The Shoddiness of Dr. Riek Machar’s Ph.D. studies in Strategic Planning and Management: Did Riek Machar Learn the Importance of Strategic Planning in his Ph.D.’s Training?

By Dr. Simon Wuor Gai, USA

Riek Machar with Dak Kueth and Pende Ngong

Human Rights Activist, Jon Pende Ngong (on Black T-shirt) and Prophet Dak Kueth, (Dreadlocked) posed for group photo With Rebel Leaders Dr. Riek Machar and Lt. General Dau Aturjong (standing) in Fangak, South Sudan

February 6, 2018 (SSB) — The purpose of this article is that doctoral scholars are trained in theoretical knowledge, which enabled them to make an important decision by analyzing and assessing, using the evidence-based practices, known to scientific communities. In Riek’s case, though, this rigorous training seemed to fall in a deaf ear, as evidenced by his inability to achieve anything he attempted to do since 1985 to-date.

Since the inception of the SPLA/M back in the days, the very few individuals, who led thousands of thousand Southerners to war with Arab North was Riek Machar, Kerubino Kuanyin Bol, William Nyuon Bany, Thon Arok Thon, Dr. Lam Akol, Kuol Manyang Juuk, Salva Kiir Mayardit, the current president of the Republic of South Sudan, many more, and of course, the founding father of our nation, Dr. John Garang de Mabior. All had managed their men and women in uniform so well in every major battle they fought with Jalaba, decisively.


By Deng Akok Muoradid, Juba, South Sudan

young girl with a gun

A young lady with a gun on guard during Governor Philip Aguer visit to Anyidi Payam, Bor County, Jan 2016

February 6, 2018 (SSB) — A forced marriage is a type of marriage that is initiated by the wealth- minded parents without the full consent of the woman and man who are intending to marry. A marriage of convenience is becoming common in South Sudan as many women are forced by their parents to marry the men who are not their choice.

A forced marriage usually occurs when the man who wanted to marry agreed to give the girl’s parents whatever they need without taking in to account the will of the girl. It only benefits the girl’s parents but it has negative impacts on the couples.

The major consequences of the forced marriage can be seen from the increasing number of the street women, many of whom have divorced their husbands for different reasons that are associated with their marriage foundation.


Books’ Review: Unto the Nation of South Sudan, a Writer is Born

Posted: February 6, 2018 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Books, Deng Vanang, Junub Sudan

By Deng Vanang, Juba, South Sudan

Customary book, final cover July 2017

The Customary Laws of the Greater Bor Dinka Community: Legal and Basic Rules for Self-Administration, 2017 Paperback – 28 Jul 2017, edited by Makwei Mabioor Deng (Editor), available on Amazon


February 6, 2018 (SSB) — In the middle of 2010 one prolific journalist, author, and political analyst, went underground on a daring mission that took him a grueling 7 years’ period. Who like proverbial hunter returns home with gum Arabic for anxiously waiting for children, failure to secure an antelope from the bush. That is according to Professor Taban Lolyiong in his famous Last word novel.

However, unlike the failed hunter, the inaugural writer eventually surfaced in 2018 with the real mission accomplished, no matter how challenging it turned out to be than previously thought. Thereby diving long and so enduringly below the depth of troubled history of 50 years’ liberation struggle and lifting the lid off dirty ethnic, rudderless and at times bloody politics of the newest independent state on earth.

Such findings have been unearthed and neatly packaged into more thrilling and memorably worthy read two books of history and one on global governance. Capped with a resolute message: reminding those already in the know and informing both present and future generations of leaders to pay utmost attention to the importance of referring back to history whenever making easier and equally difficult decisions.