Archive for March 5, 2018

Booming or not, do not aggress us please

Posted: March 5, 2018 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Junub Sudan

By Pal Chol Nyan, Juba, South Sudan

March 5, 2018 (SSB) — The President is under siege by his own inner circles. They are taking him for a longer ride. They work hard to display him to the world negatively.The recent statement by one of his Ministers is very disappointing and must be treated with the contempt it deserves. The very man whose own economy is  booming seems to have forgotten that  there are kids scavenging over left-overs ,people concentrated in UN camps, mothers embracing kids begging and so on and so forth. Is that how a country with an economic boom looks like?

I believe His Excellency the President is not in the know about what has been said. It goes without saying that the President has,on different occasions, made it public that there is economic crisis and is working around the clock to strike a deal with the Opposition for peace to come. what begs the question is that,if the Head of State admits that there is economic collapse ,what is it that one of his ministers countered him by saying the economy is booming?

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Gender Rights in Africa: Is it Applicable to the African Context?

Posted: March 5, 2018 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Junub Sudan

The Universal Declaration Of Human Rights: Is It Applicable To The African Context? The Case of Gender Rights in Africa                

By Kur John Garang, Oslo, Norway

Introduction:

March 5, 2018 (SSB) — I will begin by first defining the key terms in the title above; universal and human rights. Universal according to Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary means done by or involving all the people in the world or in a particular group and Human Rights according to Donnelly (2003) are literally the rights that one has simply because one is a human being. By combining the two terms, we have Universal Human Rights which can be referred as inalienable rights entitled for all human beings in every part of the world without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.

Most basically, human rights derive from the mere fact of being human; they are not the gift of a particular government or legal code. But the standards being proclaimed internationally can become reality only when applied by countries within their own legal systems. (Shashi Tharoor, 1999/2000)

According to Vienna Declaration of 1993, all human rights are universal, indivisible and interdependent and interrelated. The international community must treat human rights globally in a fair and equal manner, on the same footing, and with the same emphasis. While the significance of national and regional particularities and various historical, cultural and religious backgrounds must be borne in mind, it is the duty of States, regardless of their political, economic and cultural systems, to promote and protect all human rights and fundamental freedoms.

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Hurtling down the Abyss of disintegration and disgrace: A Greater Bor County heart breaking case

By Hon. Maker Lual Kuol, Bor, South Sudan

Introduction

March 5, 2018 (SSB) — On 22nd December 2017, Greater Bor Counties celebrated the birth of our Lord and savior Jesus Christ by losing 23 innocent lives of our people as a sacrifice for the sacred occasion being peacefully celebrated by billions of Christian faithfuls all over the World. From the 22nd December 2017, the tension and standoff continued to mount between the warring communities till eruption once more of hostilities on the 5th of February 2018 to add more 16 innocent lives including a grandmother burnt inside her hut!!! Despite the fact that a small army contingent and other organized forces created a buffer zone between the warring communities, no one budged down as each community was armed to teeth with sophisticated weapons not even owned by the organized forces deployed to neutralize them. Only God knows whether that would be the end of that sad episode among those warring communities or not!

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Consequences of negative demand in the ongoing HLRF

Posted: March 5, 2018 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Junub Sudan

By Awuol Gabriel Arok, Juba, South Sudan

March 5, 2018 (SSB) — While the parties hit their final preparations and consultation meetings before they return to Addis Ababa for third phase of HLRF talk, cautions and ego smartness must be separated.

Some campaigns have been going on such as “South Sudan is watching”, “We South Sudan women are watching”, initiative of that kind must be appreciated and supported by all, but as people watch they should also talk and counter attack any negative suggestion that will uproot the dignity and prosperity of this nation, because the nation is our and the chairs belong to individuals.

Parties should not demand what is beyond their reaching hand; the issues of President should be left to the electorates and not to be on the table of discussion, any President worldwide can be removed through constitutional processes such as Impeachment, Peaceful protest calling for his/her resignation and election.

The proposal of Four Vice Presidents must be given a watchful attention, where is the wealth to accommodate 4 Vice Presidents, their staff, families, relatives, communities and political hammers as is the case today in our environment, we better feed the street children and the dying poor if we have such huge resources that can wastefully goes to numerous Presidential fleets, care, accommodations and privileges.

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CEPO: Assessing the role of the media in the HLRF

Posted: March 5, 2018 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Junub Sudan

THE ROLE OF MEDIA IN COVERING 2nd PHRASE OF IGAD PEACE HIGH LEVEL REVITALIZATION FORUM FEB. 2018

March 5, (SSB) — The conducted 2nd Phrase IGAD–led High Level Revitalization Forum on South Sudan peace accord was properly and effectively covered by the media outlets across the country.

This was results of lobbying Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) and its partners to support national media in covering the peace revitalization process. JMEC is a tasked mechanism by IGAD to oversee the implementation of the Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan.

The public opinion across the country is positive and impressive on the role played by the media in covering the revitalization deliberations and providing updates on the outcomes of the revitalization. Majority of the citizens said they felt engaged on the peace agreement revitalization through the media coverage.

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