Archive for April 2, 2018

The role of UNMISS PoCs in South Sudan

Posted: April 2, 2018 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Junub Sudan, Michael Chol Tor

By Michael Chol Tor, Juba, South Sudan

Prof Majok Kelei stands next to UNMISS chief at Council of ministers in Bor picture by Mach Samuel

Prof Majok Kelei of Dr. John Garang University stands next to UNMISS chief at Council of ministers in Bor, picture by Mach Samuel

April 2, 2018 (SSB) — The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) is the newest United Nations peacekeeping mission for the recently Independent Republic of South Sudan, which became independent on 9th July 2011. UNMISS was established on 8th July 2011 by United Nations Security Council Resolution 1996 (2011).

UNMISS is since December 2016 headed by Special Representative of the Secretary-General David Shearer who succeeded Ellen Margrethe Loj. As of August 2015, it is composed of 12,523 total personnel (11,350 military and 1,173 police). It is headquartered in South Sudan capital of Juba. UN Security Council resolution 2132, 24th December 2013 authorized a military component of up to 12,500 troops, and police component of to 1,323.

In a July 2012 speech, a day after the extension of the mission, Hilde F. Johnson spoke in Juba about the progress of her organization UNMISS.  Hilde F. Johnson discussed the mission’s protection of civilians and the documenting and verification of incidents. Hilde discussed the January 2012 Lou Nuer attacks in Jonglei State whereby the actions of UNMISS in deploying peacekeepers and alerting the government resulted in thousands of civilian lives saved as well as progress in areas such as policing, justice and democracy.


By Joseph Geng Chan, Juba, South Sudan

four vice presidents of south sudan

four vice presidents of south sudan

April 2, 2018 (SSB) — Felix est Qui Potuit Rerum Cognos Cere Causas Meaning, Happy is he who has been able to understand the causes of things. South Sudan as a country became independent on 9th July 2011 after an exercise of the referendum, demonstrating to the whole world the consummation of the longest conflicts in the recent horn of African history.

However, sadly, on December 15, 2013 South Sudan once again slides back to conflict and fight between the South Sudan Presidential guards triggered what later become labeled a Civil war (International Crisis Group, 2014). Members of the presidential Tiger Battalion fought for reasons that are yet to be fully disclosed, sparking off shooting and violence in various residential neighborhoods in Juba.


CEPO: Juba and Khartoum should Resolve the Border Dispute Amicably

Posted: April 2, 2018 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in CEPO, Junub Sudan

Sudan and South Sudan Borders is witnessing Negative Development

 Yakani of CEPO

April 2, 2018 (SSB) — Observation of growing frictions between Sudan and South Sudan at the borders of Northern Upper Nile is increasing at the disturbance and worries level among the civil population of both Countries. The increase of Sudan army forces and now followed with the closure of border point within a period last than one week; it is a discouraging sign of soft borders.

Community Empowerment for Progress Organization is urging Sudan and South Sudan governments to sort out the difference of disputes in a non-violent manner. Sudan demonstration of the heavy presence of military forces is a bad and intimidating act. This is unacceptable and in the strong term, CEPO condemned the act

Mr. Edmund Yakani, Executive Director of CEPO says both governments of Sudan and South Sudan should promote soft border for the benefits of both countries citizens.


By Awuol Gabriel Arok, Juba, South Sudan

Biblical Joke

 April 2, 2018 (SSB) — Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die” John 11:25-26

Listen, I tell you a mystery: we will not all sleep, but we will all be changed- in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet, for the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable and we will be changed.

For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true, “Death has been swallowed up in Victory” 1 Corinthians 15:51-54, the resurrection of Jesus Christ has brought forth hope to those who believe in Christ and with him no thorn or human weapons can pierce his followers flesh for through Christ death and resurrection the death is wholly swallowed in victory.


By David Matiop Gai, Juba South Sudan

Gen Kuol Manyang Juuk

Gen Kuol Manyang Juuk


April 2, 2018 (SSB) — What does peace means to us as a nation and what is the peace goal for the people of the young nation? As I wrote series of peace trucks on Twiinap website: The voice of sixty-four tribes, (64 tribes), the goal of my peace campaigning is to promote a peaceful and inclusive society in the Republic of South Sudan for social development.

There is no peace without sustainable development and no sustainable development without peace, meanwhile, peace and sustainable development are strong key factors for poverty eradication and other social problems. Peace is the right medicine for common diseases that will heal us from chronic diseases of tribes divisions and madness.