Archive for February 16, 2018

By Deng Akok Muoradid, Juba, South Sudan


The current state of RSS

February 16, 2018 (SSB) — The South Sudan’s journey to independence took almost half a century from Anya Anya One Movement 1955- February 1972 and from SPLA/M 1983- 2005. The ordinary people of then Southern Sudan region under the umbrella of Anya Anya one movement fought for 17 years until in February 1972 when they reached an agreement with the Islamic regime of President Jaffer Nimeri but the agreement was later dishonored by Nimeri himself.

The Anya Anya one guerilla war inflicted heavy losses on the ordinary people of South Sudan as thousands of innocent civilians were massacred by the Islamic government and millions of people were left destitute. Some remnants of Anya Anya one later joined SPLA/M in 1983. The Anya Anya one war survivors who managed to survive up to the date of independent in 2011 are currently still poor, homeless and many of them have already starved to death in the last two years.


Revitalized TGONU: IGAD Proposes one President, and FOUR Deputy Presidents

Posted: February 16, 2018 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in History, Junub Sudan

High-level Revitalization Forum: IGAD Propose one President, and FOUR Deputy Presidents for the Revitalized transitional Gov’t of national unity (PDF)


By Kon Joseph Leek, Juba, South Sudan

South Sudan in Turmoil

South Sudan in Turmoil, courtesy of the Gov’t, IO, G-10, other opposition groups and UNMISS

February 16, 2018 (SSB) — Prof. James Ngugi wa Thiongo’ in his book entitled as above didn’t exactly mean as the way you would translate it as literally dry and direct but is talking about the political setting and choice of political direction in Kenya. The direction that has gone parallel to the aspirations of the struggle and against the local peoples’ wellbeing and liberty. Go through that book for more details but to me, the context of the piece below is verbatim and goes by the title – not political meandering but social and cultural head-on. This is my encountering with the current phenomenon of the direction we are socially taking, my personal experience which you might have also gone through

Lurking in the darkness with her silhouette formed through the rays of the distant light of the near pub, she smelt rotten like a dead lizard, that bizarre smell of a crashed-on cat, the kind of smell that would punch your nose and made you fall, that pungent whiff of a mature Billy-goat that causes throat sore, the smell of a Turkana woman passing in front of wind – nuisance smells of unwashed armpits for two days!


Ref: Condemnation Letter by Lou Nuer Youth Association of Repeated Murle Attack on Bieh State

Murle dancing

February 16, 2018 (SSB) — The Lou Nuer Youth Association in Juba would like to condemn, in the strongest possible terms, a series of provocative attacks launched in the territory of Bieh State by marauding armed Murle men. On the 28th January 2018, Paak, Nyiew and Nyiing payams of Muotdit County were attacked by the armed Murle Youth,3000 heads of cattle were stolen,2,500 of which were recovered after a fierce battle.

On the 6th of Feb 2018, heavily armed Murle Youth attacked Uleng Payam in Padiek County, killing two men and looted more than 500 heads of cattle.On the 4th Feb 2018, the same Murle Youth attacked Pow Bor Payam of Majok County, killing 28 people on the spot, 7 children abducted with a number of people still missing. The stolen cattle were recovered after a heavy engagement with the White Army.


Edmund Yakani

MR. EDMUND YAKANI BERIZILIOUS is the Executive Director of the Community Empowerment for Progress Organization (CEPO), a Juba-based South Sudanese civil society organization.

February 16, 2018 (SSB) — Community Empowerment for Progress Organization-CEPO is calling the leaders of South Sudan warring parties to the peace talks in Addis Ababa from 11TH -16TH, Feb.2018 today to hold a joint press conference on the outcomes of the HLRF. The press conference is called for making the citizens understand the final position of the conflicting parties. Whatever the outcomes of HLRF end with, the leaders of the conflicting parties have a joint say to the citizen

Mr. Edmund Yakani, Executive Director of CEPO says the joint press conference should focus on providing guilds of hope for peace and stability for the citizens. Whatever the outcomes of the meditation of IGAD-HLRF will be, it is essential for the leaders of the conflicting parties to brief the citizens of South Sudan on their way forward being it peace deal reached or not. The citizens are in dilemma especially if the conflicting parties did not reach any peace deal today.