Archive for February 12, 2018

By Pal Chol Nyan, Juba, South Sudan


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

February 12, 2018 (SSB) — I take my hat off to General Salva Mathok for speaking out against anti-American political rhetoric and more specifically against the incumbent Administration. It was misplaced although I admit that the imposed arms embargo and calling the President as the unfit partner is uncalled for but it needs to be addressed in a diplomatic way.

Our country is too young to engage in volatile arguments with the West and the Region. Who can deny that America has been a staunch supporter of the SPLM/A since the days of armed struggle all the way to the attainment of Independence? America has been spending millions of dollars for Southern and South Sudan.

Their contribution cannot be underrated but this should not prevent us from expressing our grievances once aggressed. Our country needs a panel of experts and a think-tank to iron out our differences with the international community and help streamline our foreign and domestic policies. It should not just be wealthy individuals dictated by their emotions to set us against superpowers without the consent of the President.


Personal Proposed Government on Peace revitalization in Addis Ababa

By Ayuel Madut Chan, Juba, South Sudan

Jacob Zuma and Salva Kiir, 21 Jan 2018, Juba

President Jacob Zuma and President Salva Kiir, 21 Jan 2018, south Africa

February 12, 2018 (SSB) — Ayuel Madut Chan is a South Sudanese with no political interest but peace is what he is yearning for to come home. Please God helps me to let my voice reaches the ears of elites in Addis Ababa. You have nothing to consider most from small man’s proposed position but if wishes were horses, beggars would have a ride. What if this is done? Poor man like me and many others dying and yearning for peace would have a country and leaders to be proud of.

Please this is what I know will bring peace to the best of my knowledge during the transition window period 18 more months be added to current transition window:



5th -9th Feb. 2018, Addis Ababa-Ethiopia

Yakani of CEPO

February 12, 2018 (SSB) — Background: IGAD-led ARCSS revitalization second phrase started in Ethiopia -Addis Ababa on 5th Feb. 2018 for revitalizing ARCSS chapter 1 and 2 articles for two weeks (5-16 Feb. 2018). The South Sudan conflicting parties and other stakeholders namely civil society, women, youth, persons of eminent personality, business community and faith based. The first week of the ARCSS revitalization is completed


As mandated by the IGAD assembly of Heads of State and Governments in their 31st Extra-Ordinary Summit held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 12 June, 2017, the High-Level Revitalization Forum (HLRF) of the parties to ARCSS, including estranged groups shall discuss concrete measures to achieve the following objectives;


What is the pride of life?

Posted: February 12, 2018 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Junub Sudan, Opinion Articles, Opinion Writers

By Michael Chol Tor, Juba, South Sudan

February 12, 2018 (SSB) — The phrase “pride of life” is found only once in the Bible, in 1 John 2:16, but the concept of the pride of life, especially as it is linked with the “lust of the eyes” and the “lust of the flesh,” appears in two more significant passages of Scripture—the temptation of Eve in the Garden and the temptation of Christ in the wilderness. The pride of life can be defined as anything that is “of the world,” meaning anything that leads to arrogance, ostentation, pride in self, presumption, and boasting. John makes it clear that anything that produces the pride of life comes from a love of the world and “if anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him”.

The first example of the temptation of the pride of life occurs in the Garden of Eden, where Eve was tempted by the serpent to disobey God and eat the forbidden fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil. Eve perceived that the fruit was “good for food,” “pleasing to the eye,” and “desirable for gaining wisdom” (Genesis 3:6). She coveted the fruit in three ways. First, it was appealing to her appetite. This John refers to as the “lust of the flesh,” the desire for that which satisfies any of the physical needs. The fruit was also pleasing or delightful to the eye, that which we see and desire to own or possess. Here is the “lust of the eyes” John refers to. Finally, Eve somehow perceived that the fruit would make her wise, giving her a wisdom beyond her own. Part of Satan’s lie was that eating the fruit would make her “like God, knowing good and evil” (Genesis 3:5).


The Draggy Tribal Conflict over Panwel – Anuet

Posted: February 12, 2018 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in David Matiop Gai, Junub Sudan

The Draggy Tribal Conflict over Panwel – Anuet:  Why do we ruin our proud history of Greater Bor Community for Meaningless Conflict?

By David Matiop Gai, Juba, South Sudan

February 12, 2018 (SSB) — Abii of Cueikeer, fighting over Panwel-Anuet until a big number of 33 people died! Who bewitched you wise people of Greater Bor community that I see Panwel-Anuet conflict took the lives of 20 people in December 2017 and definitely 13 people on 7th of February 2018 have gone a journey of no returning back, and more others were seriously injured? The source of livelihoods is gone wasting and damaging resources such as cows, goats, granaries are burned down, and homes are destroyed.

Why such behaviours came in slowly into our affairs? Where is the source of our wise decision on how to handle conflicts among ourselves before?  Before, we do proud of ourselves by then as great people who love life, protect life and care for life, because we were people born on the land and soil of law, justice, respect of human life and human dignity, human rights, unity, peace, and freedom. We are born lawyers without professional training.


The Legend of the Dinka Tribe: Don’t Befriend a Policeman!!

Posted: February 12, 2018 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Junub Sudan, Kur Wël Kur


By Kur Wël Kur, Adelaide, Australia

February 12, 2018 (SSB) — For readers from my tribe, I am sure many, especially my age mates or older are aware of this legend (folklore).

As told to me many years ago, I first heard it probably when I was six years; it goes:

Once upon time, a dying old man sealed his teachings to his only son by saying;

“Son, I am leaving you to join our ancestors, but I need you to remember the followings: DON’T CONFIDE YOUR SECRETS TO A WOMAN, DON’T BORROW THINGS FROM A LEPER, AND DON’T BEFRIEND A POLICEMAN!!”

His son pursed his lips to ask his father for more explanations, but the old man’s lungs collapsed, and so the old man’s glassy eyes remained eyeing his son.


As long as we live by the begging bowl, we shall be disrespected and insulted as Donald Trump did recently.

By DAVID NDII – Memo to shithole countries

In May 2000, The Economist carried a cover story, The Hopeless Continent. It said: “No one can blame Africans for the weather, but most of the continent’s shortcomings owe less to acts of God than to acts of man. These acts are not exclusively African—brutality, despotism and corruption exist everywhere—but African societies, for reasons buried in their cultures, seem especially susceptible to them.”

To blame Africa’s political woes to unfathomable cultural attributes is to me infinitely more offensive than Donald Trump’s rear end epithet.

The Economist states its mission as that of taking part in “a severe contest between intelligence, which presses forward, and an unworthy, timid ignorance obstructing our progress.” Racist bigotry is to be found even among the pillars of the western liberal establishment.

A decade later, in December 2011, the same journal carried another leader Africa Rising with the subtitle, The Hopeful Continent.  What had changed? The clever people at The Economist had noticed that Africa’s economies were growing fast, leading them to project like many other pundits, that Africa was on the cusp of an East Asia type economic transformation.