Archive for February 7, 2018

Government of South Sudan Opening Remarks at the Commencement of the Second Phase of the IGAD High-Level Revitalisation Forum (HLRF) 

As delivered by

Hon. Nhial Deng Nhial- Head of the TGONU Delegation to the IGAD HLRF

Monday, 5th February 2018 

United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) Headquarters 

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

RSS coat of ARMS

South Sudan’s coat of arms, in which the eagle symbolizes vision, strength, resilience and majesty, and the shield and spear the people’s resolve to protect the sovereignty of their republic and work hard to feed it.

Amb. Ismail Wais- Special Envoy of the IGAD HLRF,

Distinguished Facilitators,

Excellencies, Distinguished Delegates;

Government of South Sudan Opening Remarks at the Commencement of the Second Phase of the IGAD High-Level Revitalisation Forum (PDF)

1. The Government of the Republic of South Sudan unreservedly embraces the IGAD-led High-Level Revitalization Forum (HLRF) for the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (ARCSS). Its objectives are crystal clear and to that extent, the delegation of the Government of South Sudan has come fully prepared to utilize this opportunity to bring about the achievement of comprehensive peace and launch the country on the path to peaceful transition and free and fair democratic elections at the end of the transition period.

2. The purpose of the (HLRF) as stated by the Extra-Ordinary IGAD Heads of State Summit of June 12, 2017 held here in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia is threefold. First, to institute a Permanent Ceasefire, second to give fresh impetus to the inclusive implementation of the provisions of the (ARCSS) and third, to agree new realistic timelines and implementation schedules towards democratic elections at the end of the Transitional Period. It is critically important not to lose sight of the purpose of the (HLRF) otherwise the exercise could easily unravel even before it starts. And there is a real danger of that happening if some of the demands elicited by the pre-forum consultations and the unsolicited proposals and comments on governance by some South Sudanese think tanks and academics, are anything to go by. The suggestion by some that the (HLRF) should lead to an interim Government of technocrats with or without a sprinkling of “politicians” clearly indicates that there are still those among us who do not understand what Revitalization is all about. Worse still, their proposals may not be borne out of ignorance about the aims of Revitalization but rather out of a disingenuous attempt on their part to circumvent the entire process with the ultimate objective of precipitating its eventual collapse.


South Sudan: Differences in Politics is not a Rebellion

Posted: February 7, 2018 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Dut Kuot Akok, Junub Sudan

By Dut Kuot Akok, Aweil, South Sudan

Telar Ring Deng

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

February 7, 2018 (SSB) — The easy and quick way of eliminating anyone you see as a threat to your being in the government is to simply label him or her as a rebel in South Sudan political arena nowadays. It is being used by the hijackers of the front seat in the current government of president Kiir and it has yielded fruitful outcomes to the best of their appetite of which the unbelievable elimination of the engineers of the current government since the ascending of President Salva Kiir Mayardit to the presidency.

Who knows that the likes of Telar Ring Deng, General Paul Malong, Barnaba Marial and perhaps Michael Makuei could be controversially dismissed and humiliated thereafter via the unsubstantiated allegations of a dusted hyena in the middle of elephant calves?

It is worse mentioned that we are currently dwelling and acting on hearsay rather than to intellectually make the eclectic approach in executing political decisions. It is of great paramount to makes introspection judgement before bringing or rushing them to the spotlight for public consumption if we are genuine about peace and Tranquility restoration to our beloved nation that has been torn apart since the onset of the current meaningless war.


Why Akol Paul Khordit was fired

By Benjamin Guarken Chiman, Khartoum, Sudan

Makwei and Lam

Information Minister Michael Makwei Lueth, being chatty with opposition leader, Lam Akol Ajawin, at the Adis Ababa Revitalization Forum

February 7, 2018 (SSB) — It’s often argued by most of the world bodies that, an agony being faced by South Sudanese is purely a man-made one. Some people still think that it’s an external brokered tragedy.  On the one hand, the search for viable remedies to this grown and nursed agony seems to stem from every single heart of its citizen.

Though differences sound louder then what seem to unit them, they still have the sense that; they belong to one nation, one country. They still share some blood bonding. They still possess secrets to share.  Above all, citizens from both divisions are held in a constant vicious cycle of poverty! AND THAT UNITS THEM MORE!

On the other hand, wrong solutions often proposed by the international community and South Sudanese politicians seems to be aggravating factors then being remedies in themselves. The lack of trust among the citizens themselves is more likely to be the main pivot to why a consensus would not easily be attained for a viable and durable peace in the near future. The citizens of both camps (in governments, opportunists and oppositions) plus their leaders have low affinities to themselves as people of one nation, despite their similar and undeniable pain of trounce.