Archive for April 4, 2018

By Isaiah Makuei Kulang, Juba, South Sudan

Biblical Joke

April 4, 2018 (SSB) — Over the past few months, a new vocabulary was introduced into the South Sudanese lingua. These two words ‘unknown gunmen’, have become the phrase with which the government refers to the angel of death that has reared its ugly head within our society. For a while now, we have seen and some of us have indeed experienced the hidden and devilish hand of the said unknown gunmen snap the life of both prominent personalities such as the recent case of Colonel John Malou, who was an instructor at Dr. John Garang Military Command Staff while on holiday in Juba to the very first reported murder by this infamous group of Isaiah Abraham, a young journalist who had cut his niche in the industry and this was evident from the fiery articles and commentaries he wrote.

The most unfortunate element of this conundrum is the very fact that it is government agencies that birthed and have continuously propagated the existence of this insidious group. From the very first incident that occurred and was reported, no investigations have ever been conducted and if they have, no tangible conclusions have been drawn since to date no meaningful arrests or prosecutions have so far been proffered against any individual or group of persons. For anyone moment I don’t doubt the fact that as a very young nation we are yet to modernize our investigative agencies, however, it is near impossible that the said security agencies lack the requisite capacity to investigate and bring to book those responsible.


Dr John Garang, SPLM/SPLA and the Spirit of Pan-Africanism

Posted: April 4, 2018 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in History, Junub Sudan, Philosophy


An Open Letter to the President of the Republic of South Sudan, His Excellency General Salva Kiir Mayardit

By 1st LT Lual Akeen Akeen, Nairobi, Kenya


April 4, 2018 (SSB) —- Mr. President, we were engaged and working for the liberation of South Sudan, some of us for decades, as soldiers in the SPLA. Today, however, we are deeply worried about the current state of affairs in South Sudan. We are worried of the lack of credible progress for the future.

The cost of the war is now beyond the words but there seems to be no change as things keep on deteriorating every hour. This situation is not sustainable in the long run. In addition, human sufferings and loss of life is increasing all the times. Over fifty thousand citizens have died since the beginning of the war. Soldiers who sacrificed their lives to defend your post are not considered once they are gone.

However, what appears to be clear despite the suffering of the people is the fact that some of those who are tasked with keeping the security of the people of South Sudan are using the power to achieve their own personal political goals. To be specific, I am talking of the National Security (ISB)and its Director General, Akol Koor.