Archive for February 10, 2018

Children Bedtime Stories: Narrated from the Perspective of Ajok Village in South Sudan (Paperback) – January 12, 2018 – by James A. Garang (Author), Ben Alic (Author), Maria Ayak (Author)

Alic Garang

Children Bedtime Stories: Narrated from the Perspective of Ajok Village in South Sudan Paperback – January 12, 2018 – by James A. Garang (Author),‎ Ben Alic (Author),‎ Maria Ayak (Author)

The booklet contains fifteen short bedtime stories. They cover creation accounts, tales about a giant called Choldit, and other related stories featuring lions, foxes, elephants, and other creatures. Each story is brief and crafted in a way that teaches children or adults, too, certain ethics. The authors point to morals learned at the end of each story. These oral stories, indeed, enable children to appreciate nature and, by extension, teach them lifelong values worth emulating. They teach children to shun out vices, such as deceit, cowardice, and wickedness, among others. These stories are unique too; they come from a remote and unknown village—Ajok. Given that oral stories are from a memory, which is bound to fail, they may not be the same across every village in South Sudan among the Dinka Malual, let alone the entire Jieng. Hence, readers should expect even village variations if they are to read other accounts. It is available online via Amazon:

This short collection of oral accounts features terse tales, from fox to hyena to elephant. It is our hope that school children, from 1st through 6th graders would find them enjoyable.


By Awuol Gabriel Arok, Juba, South Sudan

mabior, bishop Garang Anyieth and madam Nyandeng

Hon. Mabioor Garang de Mabioor with Retired Bishop Nathaniel Garang Anyieth and Madam Nyandeng at the home of Bishop Garang

February 10, 2018 (SSB) — Bishop Nathaniel Garang Anyieth consecrated as the Anglican bishop of Bor in 1984 was among those who fled when Bor was attacked by the Khartoum government. At Lambeth 1988, he was referred to as the “Lost Bishop” because no one knew what had happened to him. Finally, in 1990, he was able to re-establish contact with the outside world;  Jesse Zink 2013; Bishop Nathaniel has baptized, trained, and ordained many Christians from Episcopal Church of Sudan in the 1980s to CPA era toward the Independence.

Former Bishop of Diocese of Bor and Canon of Province of Episcopal Church Rt, Rev. Nathaniel Garang Anyieth is a man of great experiences when it comes to South Sudanese issues. He went to school with many of the war liberators and he himself joined the war of liberation in Anya Nya 1 before opting for his Church roles as a clergyman. The first war took Bishop Nathaniel to Uganda as a refugee and subsequently to Kenya where he entered theological school and that path took him to the highest seat of the Bishop many years later.


Peace Revitalization Updates: Engagement of South Sudan Parties to HLRF

Yakani of CEPO

February 10, 2018 (SSB) — The spirit of the revitalizing the ARCSS is running on smoothly. The Parties are in serious deliberations on articles of ARCSS. The deliberation is focusing on improvement of article or creation of new article under chapter 1.

The agenda of the deliberation is mainly focusing on Chapter 1 articles. Chapter 1 articles from 1-16. Till the 4th Day, chapter 1 articles from 11, 12, & 13 were revitalized. It is only article 14-16 left to be revitalized on the 5th Day


  1. Article 11: was placed under park log to be revitalized later. This is due to disagreement on the size of the national legislature


Australian Police move to seize the $1.5m mansion of Gen. James Hoth Mai

Posted: February 10, 2018 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Junub Sudan


February 9, 2018 10:00am

POLICE have moved to seize a $1.5 million mansion in Melbourne’s southeast from the family of a former South Sudanese general linked to the nation’s military elite which fleeced millions of dollars from the war-torn country.

The Australian Federal Police took the case against General James Hoth Mai Nguoth, and several members of his family, to the County Court of Victoria on Tuesday as it pushes ahead with a proceeds of crime restraint.

It is targeting the luxury Narre Warren home, which has an infinity pool, sauna and five-car garage, as well as an Audi owned by the family.

Gen Hoth Mai’s family bought the sprawling property in 2014 when his wife and children were living in taxpayer-funded housing commission accommodation.