Archive for April 21, 2018


Community Empowerment for Progress Organization (CEPO): PRESS RELEASES ON MEDIA COVERAGE OF THE 2ND IGAD-LED HLRF PHASES IN FEBRUARY 2018

Edmund Yakani

MR. EDMUND YAKANI BERIZILIOUS is the Executive Director of the Community Empowerment for Progress Organization (CEPO), a Juba-based South Sudanese civil society organization.

April 21, 2018 (SSB) — The national media coverage of the IGAD-led High-Level Revitalization Forum second phase from 5th through 16th February 2018, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The South Sudanese publicly admitted that the role media played in providing daily information on the progress and challenges met during the 2nd Phase of HLRF was remarkable and informative.

Community Empowerment for Progress Organization could like to thank IGAD Special Envoy to South Sudan, IGAD Secretariat, ARCSS Revitalization Taskforce with support from UNESCO, The UN Peacebuilding Fund, UNDP, The Government of Japan, Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission-JMEC and The Government of Federal Republic of Ethiopia leadership for positively responding to our call made to them to allow national media/journalists to report on HLRF directly from Addis Ababa to the public.

Mr. Edmund Yakani, Executive Director says allowing information freely flow to the public is a great element of transforming and keeping citizens engage. Citizens’ transformation and engagement is determinate by their participation which is fully depending on how accurate information they gained from primary sources. South Sudanese will freely take the responsibility of ownership of the HLRF outcomes if they are well informed with accurate primary information on HLRF deliberations. IGAD jointly with JMEC should lobby Ethiopia authorities to allow South Sudanese media to directly cover the HLRF. It is important for the purpose of building citizens trust and confidence on the outcomes of HLRF. (more…)


Gen. Salva Kiir Mayardit remains a symbol of poverty, hate and disunity! 

By Sunday de John, Nairobi, Kenya

April 21, 2018 (SSB) — Five days ago, I posted a heading of the piece I planned to write on my Facebook page. I had desired to share my take on President Salva Kiir Mayardit and his governance of the country.

Today, I decided to publish the piece in its context. The readers ought to detach emotions and read with commitment so as to get the true content of the piece. Don’t let your thoughts be obscured by the blind support.

This author has been the unshakeable supporter of Gen. Salva Kiir Mayardit. He had authored 4,368 articles in favour of President Salva Kiir Mayardit, his government and policies over years.

He has fallen victim on several counts as Kiir adversaries took him for a stooge, a paid mouthpiece. All I did had no association with payment and for your information, my name had never been written in any paysheet of the government since I was born. (more…)