Archive for March 18, 2018

Suggested Way Forward in the 3rd Phase of the IGAD HLRF

Posted: March 18, 2018 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Junub Sudan

By Eng. Charles Barnaba Kisanga, Juba, South Sudan

four vice presidents of south sudan

four vice presidents of south sudan

March 18, 2018 (SSB) — On the 14th February 2018, a document started circulating on the internet and referred to as Compromise Proposal for new South Sudan Government to be agreed upon in the HLRF meeting ongoing in Addis Ababa then. It went on to suggest names for portfolios although it did not tackle issue of Governance with its formula of distribution and it did not touch the status of the 32 states either.

I wish to add my views here as to what really can bring peace to South Sudan since hundreds if not thousands seemed to react positively to the so called ‘Compromise document’. It is clear from the public reaction that people are fed up with war and are ready to accept any tangible proposal and agreement that can silence the guns and bring peace. However some elites in Addis Abba are getting it wrong by trying to solve the root causes of war, the economy plus the issues that led to the collapse of our baby nation South Sudan.

It is not the IGAD mediators or facilitators who can impose the good governance in our country but it is the people of South Sudan who can work to create a great nation and so what matters is to accept the basic minimum that is needed to bring peace then let us come and harmonize our diverse views and we can work together to create a good country with the right makeup of the Government.

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 From our own correspondent, Nairobi, Kenya

Aleu Majok, during the Nilerian script seminar in Nairobi, Kenya

Aleu Majok, during the Nilerian script seminar in Nairobi, Kenya

March 18, 2018 (SSB) — For the first time on the African continent, the Nilerian Project conducted on Thursday 8th March a seminar with South Sudanese Students in Nairobi, Kenya. The seminar was organized by South Sudanese Students’ Association in Kenya (SSSAK) with support from South Sudanese Students Association in Nairobi University (SSSANU) and Bahr el Ghazal Students’ Union in Kenya (BSU). On behalf of SSSAK, Matai Manuoi Mun, SSSAK Organizing Secretary, and Kuir Mayen Kuir, SSSAK Secretary for Information, took charge of the event organization and mobilization of students.

Meanwhile, Mr. Ayuel Taupiny Majak, SSSAK President, Mr. Gai Mayen Luk, SSSANU President and Ms Amati, BSU President, had expressed their support of the Nilerian initiative and blessed the seminar before leaving for a youth conference in Kampala, Uganda.

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The most precious God’s gift is becoming costly in our homeland: The Nile water and its consumption in Juba metropolitan city in our contemporary situation

By Thomas Akuith Ngong, Juba, South Sudan

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Juba, South Sudan

March 18, 2018 (SSB) — South Sudan, as one of the African countries endowed with the gift of Nile River as one of its key natural resources, is not adequately utilizing the Nile water. The other Nile-sharing countries are the ones having predominant versatile enjoyment. The oil resource has majorly been and is continuing to be the only naturally occurring resource paid political attention in South Sudan’s settings. But since the oil prices have lowered in the global market, South Sudan has faced a relentless economic hardship. That is the path in which we have erred economically and politically.

We should not be solely dependent on oil as the only main contributing source to our gross domestic product (GDP), but also on other available resources such as the Nile, which would equally contribute to our domestic economic growth. South Sudan is a land of great abundance as it is sung in our National Anthem. Other highly lucrative existing natural resources must be extracted and made us of to fill the financial gap. There are resources to do with minerals, wildlife, mountains, rivers and so forth which are negligently abandoned to foreign individuals to prospect and loot without our lookout. The remedy purely needs governmental initiative and lead.

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CEPO: Ethiopia Urges South Sudanese Parties to Support Revitalization Process

Yakani of CEPO

March 18, 2018 (SSB) — Ethiopia has urged South Sudanese stakeholders to support the regional efforts to end the bloody violence conflict which forced over 4 million people to flee their homes. As the IGAD-mediated High-Level Revitalization Forum (HLRF) on South Sudan is expected to resume during the upcoming days Ethiopia’s State Minister for Foreign Affairs Hirut Zemene Friday discussed the process with members of the political operation.

“The State Minister underlined that Ethiopia supports the ongoing National Dialogue Forum, and further called upon the delegation to do all they can to support the IGAD-led South Sudan’s peace process,” reads a statement released by the foreign ministry after the meeting. Community Empowerment for Progress Organization welcomes Ethiopia call for the renewal of pledge from our South Sudan conflicting parties to respect the revitalization of the peace process. It is great and encourages.

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