Archive for February 8, 2018

By Deng Akok Muoradid, Juba, South Sudan      

Taban Deng in YUAI

Taban Deng Ghai with top army officers of the SPLM-IO in Yuai, Greater Akobo area, January 2018

February 8, 2018 (SSB) — In South Sudan, there is no culture which condones corruption, criminality, selfishness, prostitution and indecent dressing. All the cultures of the 64 tribes never tolerate corruption, indecent dressing, greediness or any act of crime and that is why the people were in peace among themselves during the pre-independent period.

The South Sudanese in the pre-independent period were God-fearing people and they were well administrated by their respective kings and chiefs compared to the current situation in which some citizens have reached the level of undermining God. South Sudanese cultures are the best among all the cultures in the world and they are in accordance with the Holy Bible because bible itself doesn’t allow the people to corrupt the public resources, dress half naked or practice prostitution.

However, the introduction of western culture has put our cultures under the threat of extinction and some have already extinct. In addition, the life difficulties that were created by the current austerity and inequality in the distribution of public resources have forced our people to turn into robbers, others are killing their brothers because of the cattle, others are corrupting the public resources to satisfy their needs, others are abducting other people’s children, others have become gangs and drunkards in order to forget the conditions that are facing them, our ladies have joined prostitution and some of them have bleached their skins to attract the wealthy people.


The Biography of Lt. Gen. Dr. Malual Ayom Dor

Posted: February 8, 2018 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Books, Junub Sudan, People

Kiir, Ajongo, Kuol, Wani, Awet, Malual Ayom

Gen. Salva Kiir, Gen. Ajongo Mawut, Gen. Kuol Manyang, Gen. James Wani, Gen. Awet Akot, and Gen. Malual Ayom

February 8, 2018 (SSB) — Lt. Gen. Malual Ayom Dor started his military career in the SPLA in 1983 and progressed until he reached the rank of Lt. General. Previously Lt. Gen. Malual was the SPLA Assistant Chief of defence Force for Operations, Training and Intelligence.

Among his previous assignment is SPLA Deputy Chief of Staff for Administration & Finance, Director for Training and Research, Director for Colleges and Director for Military Production. He also commanded at different levels and has a wide range of field combat experience.


By David Matiop Gai, Juba, South Sudan

Kuol Manyang Juuk and Salva Kiir Mayaardit

Kuol Manyang Juuk and President Salva Kiir Mayardit


February 8, 2018 (SSB) — Being nationalist does not harm coexistence. During six years conflict in our beloved country, Some South Sudanese Bishops were good ambassadors of peace among South Sudanese communities. Those nationalists Bishops are Archbishop of Catholic Dioceses of Juba, Archbishop of ECS, and Archbishop/General Oversee of Pentecostal Church, Bishop of Presbyterian Church, Bishop of Tambura, Bishop of Maridi, Bishop of Munduri, and Bishop of Yei and other Dioceses not mentioned here.

Their contributions to make peace, and educate people about peace as church leaders are wholeheartedly welcome. National dialogue open grounds to share views, ideas and grievances, but peace education will educate us on how to live together, and building our nation. People learn from mistakes, you bit your tongue not because you intended to bit it but the action determines to injury your tongue. Our direction right now must change and turn on two principles: Principle of national dialogue and principle of peace education. Several visitations to different communities and raise our voices on peace can remove fears and stumbling blocks among communities, and the government.


By Awuol Gabriel Arok, Juba, South Sudan

Abel Alier and Atem Yaak Atem

Hon. Abel Alier and Atem Yaak Atem in Nairobi, Kenya, 2005, at the signing of the CPA

February 8, 2018 (SSB) — Abel Alier the Co. chair of National Dialogue appointed in April 2017 by H.E. the President of the Republic of South Sudan was Born in Bor, Jonglei Province of Upper Nile Region in 1933, Abel Alier as he is popularly known across Sudan was one of the first Southerners to enter the Law Faculty of the University of Khartoum, receiving his LL.B degree in 1959 and his master degree at Yale in 1965.

He was one of the South’s representatives at the round table conference of 1965; Abel Alier was the Secretary-General of the Southern front at the time of its dissolution and had represented Bor South in the Constituent Assembly. Appointed to the Nimery government in May 1969 as a minister of housing, he served as minister of works in 1970 after Joseph Garang’s execution. Alier was appointed the minister of state for Southern Affairs in 1971 and many Southerners were relieved.