Archive for March 23, 2018

CEPO urges IGAD council of ministers to press for political compromise

Posted: March 23, 2018 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in CEPO, Junub Sudan

COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT FOR PROGRESS ORGANIZATION: APPEAL FOR IGAD COUNCIL OF MINISTERS 

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Edmunk Yakani, CEPO director

March 23, 2018 (SSB) — Intergovernmental Authority on Development-IGAD will hold a Council of Ministers’ meeting on 26th March 2018 in which, South Sudan situation is on the agenda following IGAD key focus in driving the process of High Level Revitalization Forum (HLRF) which intends to invigorate articles of Chapter 1 and 2 of the Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan (ARCSS) signed in 2015. IGAD has facilitated two phases of the revitalization process in which the Cessation of Hostilities Agreement was signed on 21st December 2017. On February 5th-16th 2018; some deadlocks on distribution of power were seen during the revitalization of articles of chapter 1 and 2.

Community Empowerment for Progress Organization urges IGAD council of ministers meeting which is due on 26th March, 2018 to focus on strategies of lobbying South Sudan parties to compromise and accommodate each other in a manner that paves way for effective and efficient government. IGAD should stress that the forthcoming arrangements for government in South Sudan is transitional arrangement for short period to deliver the country out of violence.

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By Mangar Marial Amerdid, Juba, South Sudan

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Revisiting the Past: The History of Anya-Nya One Movement in the Upper Nile Region

March 23, 2018 (SSB) — This is the history of the Anya-Nya One Movement in the Upper Nile Region under the leadership of Paul Ruot, Paul Adung, Paul Awel and Paul Nyingori.

PART 1: ANYA-NYA MOVEMENT IN UPPER NILE – History indicates that the region of Upper Nile in South Sudan played a pivotal role during the Anya-Nya Movement. Border tribes of the Nuer and Anuak saw extensions of themselves in both Sudan and Ethiopia as their communities neighbored each other. These distinct tribes possessed weaponry which was availed to them by the British administration in order to repel raids by Ethiopians.

Along the period of 1962 and 1963, the call to Southerners to fight for the freedom of Southern Sudan by Sudan African National Union (SANU) and the formation of SANU’s plebiscite branch in Ethiopia galvanized many soldiers, policemen and prison wardens in Upper Nile to join the movement. Upon deserting their respective posts, they formed the “Southern Sudanese Land Freedom Army.” The primary persons who initiated the recruitments of the Southerners were Paul Ruot, Paul Adung, Paul Awel and Paul Nyingori. To discuss these four men, in brief, Paul Ruot, was a Nuer from Thul region close to Waat who graduated from Juba Commercial Secondary School in 1962. He was the only secondary educated recruiter among his three peers. Ruot joined the freedom fighters after being trained as a military cadet. Paul Adung, a Shilluk and the former sergeant of the police in Kodok, organized a camp near Kodok and recruited many Shilluk men to join the freedom fighters. Paul Awel, a Dinka and police corporal, left his station in Akobo alongside 75 other men and joined the freedom fighters in July 1963. While Paul Nyingori, an Anuak from Akobo, had completed intermediate school in 1958 and finished a course in farm management, before becoming a farmer. He left his farm in Akobo and joined the freedom fighters in 1963. In August of 1963, these four military recruiters and many others gathered at the Anya-Nya base that was seven miles from Pachalla. In August, the number of men at the base numbered 300 and by October it had increased to 700.

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