Archive for March 7, 2018

Acting “Nuerly”: Where the Machar-led SPLM-IO faltered and failed

Posted: March 7, 2018 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Junub Sudan

South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOA) – Where the Machar-led SPLM/A (IO) faltered: Latest Serious Criticism from Inside

By Peter Adwok Nyaba, Nairobi, Kenya

March 7, 2018 (SSB) — On 1st March 2018, the eight-member South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOA) released a press statement on the launch of the opposition alliance. It was unbelievable that the SPLM/A (IO) was not among the signatories.

I made an inquiry on the PolitBureau forum and the Chairman, Dr. Riek Machar, responded thus, “There are differences in the draft charter. They have a vision and we have another. They decided to go ahead. We agreed. Still we will continue cooperating meanwhile discussing those differences.”

I did not agree with the Chairman response. A colleague in the PB posted the SPLM/A (IO) response to the draft alliance charter. I was shocked that it was a dialogue between the Chairman and the deputy Chairman as can be gleaned from the quote below.

“… [After] sharing the Charter with the Leadership of my Organization (IO), I would like to give a summary of the changes (minor and major). You may question why major change after we agreed. Well, as I did explain on that Friday, I did not have the direct authority to make the ultimate decision, so I had to share the content of the draft Charter. The fact that an attempt is made to enrich the draft, it shows the seriousness IO has placed on SSOA. Please look at the changes as genuine concerns instead of taking the idea that IO does not want SSOA playing some delaying tactics.”


SPLM-IO Riek Group Position on the Opposition Alliance

Posted: March 7, 2018 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Junub Sudan

Press Release: The Status Of The Unity Of the SPLM/SPLA (IO) And The Opposition Alliance

March 7, 2018 (SSB) —- The SPLM/SPLA (IO) would like to dispel rumours circulating in the media alleging that: “Machar’s group quits opposition coalition over leadership row”, as reported by Radio Tamazuj in an article published online, on March 4, 2018. The reality is that there are outstanding issues regarding structures in general and not specifically leadership, and the process of unity is still underway. The SPLM/SPLA (IO) would like to assure members of the movement, and the South Sudanese civil population at large, that the SPLM/SPLA (IO) is fully committed to the idea of an united opposition and this is reflected in the very history of the movement. The movement shall continue to wage this struggle within the opposition in order to cement this unity, which is necessary for us to achieve fundamental change in our country.


Kiir’s Policy for Dinka Dissidents: Eliminating Dispute by Killing

Posted: March 7, 2018 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Junub Sudan

By Wol Deng Atak, Nairobi, Kenya

March 7, 2018 (SSB) —- With a Dinka man serving as president of South Sudan, a country marred by ethnic targeted killing, it easily passes unnoticed that Kiir regime targets Dinka nationals opposed to his rule. Many people outside Jieng (Dinka) sphere are not aware that their Dinka siblings are in a similar situation the rest of the country faces. Just as the regime inner circles plot and unleash violence against people of various ethnic communities opposed to Kiir’s governance, the Dinka people opposed to Kiir rule face yet another devastating ordeal in the hand of the regime in Juba. In fact, it has been a bad experience to some of us, Dinka nationals, who took pen for a gun to oppose the regime bad governance. We were not spared and had to spend months and years on the run for our dear lives having had to flee the country under mysterious circumstances. President Kiir and his inner security circles equate opposition by a Dinka to him as a betrayal to entire Dinka ethnic community and this according to him and his circles warrants death enforced by notorious ‘unknown gunmen’. This means that any Dinka person standing up against the bad governance of Kiir is killed straight away before any effort of a person in question gains a momentum.


The bloody politics of African youngest independent state

Posted: March 7, 2018 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Junub Sudan

A bloody nose of South Sudan is a close to face brutalities that causes a trauma where minds and eyes fix oppositely to different direction against normal lives and country obligations of the citizens.

By David Matiop Gai, Juba, South Sudan

March 7, 2018 (SSB) — The facts about us: Bloody politics and our bleeding in South Sudan is too much; too many lives got lost; too many persons were in refugee camps, too many others were displaced, and it is our fault to finish up our small population less than fifteen million people and the so remnant of the Sudan civil war.

At the beginning it was our right to wage war against Sudan and to free ourselves from Arabs oppression: we were marginalized, there were no schools, no hospitals, no roads, there was no freedom, rights and equality were aborted, there was a restriction of worship, there was no proper sharing of national resources yet our region possessed the wealth, socio-economic was imbalance and that was the course of the middle, first and second Sudanese civil war.


Nhom-Rieer in the Episcopal Church of Eldoret, Kenya

Posted: March 7, 2018 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Junub Sudan


March 7, 2018 (SSB) — It was on 15th of October, 2017, a very chilly but intense Sunday. Chol Pareng sat at one corner designated for elders- one may argue that he is an elder as well, yes he is, but more importantly an Archdeacon who once serve as the pastor of the parish and chair of the controversial Governing Council of the Eldoret Area. Protocol and common sense dictates that he should have sat next to Right Rev. Peter  but he looked to have been more than determined to rubbish his image before the people of God, an act he was known for whenever not happy. It wasn’t to our surprise at all. That’s him in entirety. The congregants who have congregated at the Light House Parish got lost in thoughts and were psychologically subjected to deep soul searching with each Believer trying to get the attention of those that were seated next to them as they converse about the possible remarks the out-gone and outspoken parish priest would make.


Farewell to Mama Adingdit, wife of paramount chief Ajang Duot Bior

Posted: March 7, 2018 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Junub Sudan

Farwell to life of Adingdit wife of Ajang Duot Bior; Paramount Chief of Bor District (1946-1967)

By Awuol Gabriel Arok, Juba, South Sudan

March 7, 2018 (SSB) — On Saturday the 3rd March 2018 farewell on life and memories of Adingdit Deng Tong wife of Late Paramount Chief Ajang Duot Bior were shared at the home of her son Ambassador Bior (asuot) Ajang Duot.

Adingdit Deng Tong Soul departed on 12/02/2018 at 10:00 PM in Nimule and was buried in Pawel (Kongor County) of Jonglei State; she died at an approximate age of 97 years.

Born in 1920s to parents Deng Tong Deng (father) of Khornyin Kongor and Gak Duot Wal (mother) of Panekuol Kongor.