Archive for April 28, 2018

“It doesn’t take a hero to order men into battle; it takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into the battle,” Says Norman Schwarzkopf Jr.

By Bol Madut Ayii, Juba, South Sudan

 April 28, 2018 (PW) — It is always not easy to write about the dead for there is that nagging fear that they would want to be remembered for particular things which may not necessarily be the focus of the writer. The painful part is they aren’t there to make the needed amends. Still, writing a tribute for General James Ajonga Mawut Unguec is necessary, for he was a freedom fighter, a loyal officer, a man of the people a humble and honest army officer.

More importantly, he was a South Sudanese who paid his dues, he fought for the independence and take off any assignment offered to him by the leadership and indeed he served his nation without fear or favor, those are the dues of good and loyal citizen. General Ajonga left a good name, excellent deeds, the respect of his family, friends, colleagues and the nation at large.

This tribute is a recognition of his achievements, his perseverance, his struggle, his wisdom, loyalty and humbleness and all that even those things that this writer do not know about him. (more…)


April 28, 2018 (PW) — A team from the Inter-governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) is expected to arrive in Juba on Sunday to carry out behind the scene consultations on the outstanding issues, a top official said. Information Minister Michael Makuei Lueth said the IGAD delegation will come to Juba on Sunday for consultations with the South Sudanese government on the revitalization process. Makuei, who is also the government spokesman, said his government will hold preparatory meetings on Saturday before the IGAD team arrives in Juba.

Community Empowerment for Progress Organization welcomes the decision of IGAD to directly engaged the South Sudan negotiating parties on matters of effective compromises prior the phase of the High Level Revitalization Forum( HLRF). It is great that IGAD responded to our past calls for lobbying the South Sudan negotiating parties for effective compromises. (more…)

Mr President, What is my incentive in this war?

Posted: April 28, 2018 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Junub Sudan

By Deng Barach Paul, Juba, South Sudan

April 28, 2018 (PW) — What is my incentive if this war continues?

I am a widow.

My husband was killed in this war,  what is my incentive if this war continues?

I am an ordinary citizen.

I feels insecure, my childrens died of diseases,  hungry, because there’s no health facilities. What is my incentive if this war continues?

I am refugee.

I sleep under tree, and I have no food and water, and treatment.

What is my incentive if this war continues?  (more…)

Keep Motorcycles Out of Juba!!

Posted: April 28, 2018 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Junub Sudan

By Madit Them Arop, Juba, South Sudan

April 28, 2018 (PW) — Motorcycles’ operation activities have remained much brutal and unsafe to owners, road users and general public in absent of strict traffic laws. As riding service flow in streets of Juba, thousands have benefited in double ways. Owners received income when users paid for riding services. The little income supports either family or individual.

A good thing! Despite that fruition, all motorcycles imported into the country ended up in streets for different purposes, whether for commercial or personal use. On reality stand, trading motorcycles are mainly for sales to public after traders’ importation. Here, the interested public buys at an affordable cost.

Anxiety comes up during utilization of these valuable properties. Scale of benefits and result of services have undisclosed facts worth peeling further. It is known, at present capacity, traders who supply this country with commercial motorcycles do it in good course even buyers who used them as “boda-boda” means for local transport. (more…)

No incentives, no peace, President Kiir says so! 

Posted: April 28, 2018 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Junub Sudan

By Sunday de John, Nairobi, Kenya

April 28, 2018 (PW) — Do we have a country? This question is what most South Sudanese ask. However, it goes without saying that after long struggle with Khartoum successive regimes under able leadership of Dr. John Garang de Mabior, South Sudanese achieved their lifetime dream.

Through the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA), the Republic of South Sudan was born. That alone created sense of belonging. The entire South Sudan was in awe because the then opppressed were now freed at last.

As if South Sudanese were to embark on establishing schemes so as to create what they would call home, the fateful demise of Dr. John Garang de Mabior happened and thus, a huge vacuum was created and the man trusted to take over couldn’t fill the vacuum because he accepted to take it yet he had motives meant for himself and only himself. (more…)