Archive for March 15, 2018

Celebrating the exemplary life of Gen Andrew Makur Thou

Posted: March 15, 2018 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Junub Sudan

By Mangar Amerdid, Juba, South Sudan

March 14, 2018 (SSB) — It is with great sadness that the Republic of South Sudan has lost a beloved visionary leader and son, Gen. Andrew Makur Thou. Among the most decorated military, diplomatic and political leaders to emerge from South Sudan, Gen. Makur lived his live in service of his people and country. Born in Yirol (Atuot), Greater Lakes State in 1942, Gen. Makur yearned to attain an education. As a young boy, his parents enrolled him in Panekar Elementary School in 1954 and later Tonj Intermediate School. He then attended Rumbek Secondary School from 1962 to 1964.

When conflict erupted between Southern and Northern Sudan during the 1st Sudan civil war, Gen. Makur joined the Anya-Nya Movement and was commissioned as an officer rising to the rank of 2nd Lieutenant. Additionally, he received commando training from French instructors as well as infantry training from British and Israeli soldiers at different locations in South Sudan. This led him to graduate as one of the top commando trainees in the Anya-Nya Movement and was appointed overall Commander in Lakes district after the execution of Commander Philip Nanga Marik in 1968.

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Congratulations to President Kiir for the appointment of Garang Mabiordit

Posted: March 15, 2018 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Junub Sudan

The appointment of Hon. Salvatore Garang Mabiordit is a final step towards economic recovery  

By Deng Akok Muoradid                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

March 14, 2018 (SSB) —- On behalf of the victims of economic crisis, I would like to express my sincere appreciation to the President of the Republic of South Sudan H.E 1st Lt Gen. Salva Kiir Mayardit for the right decision that he has taken to appoint the right economist Hon. Salvatore Garang Mabiordit in the right place at the right time. The appointment of Salvatore Garang Mabiordit as a minister of finance and economic planning came at the critical time when the suffering citizens are in need of him and it is a final step towards the economic recovery in South Sudan.  (more…)