Archive for April 3, 2018


By David Mayen Dengdit, Colorado, USA

Please find a link to my part one interview with John Tanza of VOA South Sudan in Focus. The link is here:  https://www.voanews.com/a/4328979.html

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James Gatdet Dak, former IO spokesperson of Dr. Riek Machar, who is currently sentenced to death for treason and serving jail time in Juba, South Sudan

April 3, 2018 (SSB) — In the previous article I called on my good friend James Gatdet Dak to be released from detention. I will continue to base my argument on that the cross he is carrying is not his; but is for his boss Dr. Riek Machar Teny, for whom he worked as Press Secretary/Spokesman up to the time of his controversial extradition from Nairobi.

As I proceed with my contentions, I hope to objectively contribute to the already widespread public arguments and debates related to this case. I also hope that we debate this legal case logically, without the bitterness which has been characterizing all differences of opinions in the country.

I called his case a travesty of justice because the death sentence given to him was premised on a charge of treason. By its very nature, treason is a charge which presupposes the existence of a strong relationship of trust between the President and loyal citizens (civilians or soldiers- often employees in the Presidency, government, or the security sector) who plot to kill him or her. It implies a dangerous betrayal of that trust relationship.

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By Awuol Gabriel Arok, Juba, South Sudan

Message from Vivacell Mobile Operator

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April 3, 2018 (SSB) — According to Minister Michael Makuei shutting down of Vivacell was a significant warning to the rest of the operators and he warns them of the same side of the coin if they could not conform to the law, principles, and guidance of the land.

If all could get the hang of what Hon. Michael Makuei has done subsequently South Sudan economic meltdown will not be the highest focus on the podium, what happened to Vivacell must be a Wakeup call to disobliging investors.

The Commissioner General of South Sudan Revenue Authority Dr. Olympio Attipoe has recently revealed that an amount of SSP 3 Billion is owed to the Government by 10 Companies as part of the taxes they had projected in their audited accounts, the Commissioner General went ahead and plowed out a messy container of revenue collection that has been under the ground for fairly long with Billions of South Sudanese Pounds in it.

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