Archive for April 30, 2018

South Sudan: Looking for Incentives in the Bare Land

Posted: April 30, 2018 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Junub Sudan

By Malith Alier, Perth, Australia

April 30, 2018 (PW) — It is not only bullet battles being fought in South Sudan but also words and phrases are at the front and end of the political soul of the nation. Political leaders including the president are wrongly or rightly quoted by media wherever and whenever, they attempt to explain themselves to the sceptical, traumatised masses.

While visiting Khartoum late last year, president Kiir said something to El Bashir and social media went frenzy. He murmured to Bashir that the vote to separate was imposed by the majority in 2011.

This time round it’s what will be my “incentives” if I sign myself out of peace agreement as the opposition demanded. To put this in context, I should define the term incentive as in Merriam Webster dictionary:

INCENTIVE: something that incites or has a tendency to incite to determination or action

Wow, so, nothing incites the president and his government to action at this depressing time. This means that the president has no determination to bring peace to South Sudan as he contrarily claimed in the past. (more…)

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CEPO welcomes the timely release of the 10 aid workers from Yei

Posted: April 30, 2018 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Junub Sudan

KIDNAPPED AID WORKERS IN YEI FREED

April 30, 2018 (PW) — South Sudan’s main armed opposition group allied to former first vice president turned rebel leader, Riek Machar says it has released the 10 aid workers who were abducted near Yei. The humanitarian workers were held for more than five days, since 25 April.

“The leadership of the SPLM/A IO has released the 10 aid workers detained in Yei and they are now heading to Juba. The aid workers have been handed over to the International Community of the Red Cross (ICRC),” said Paul Lam Gabriel, rebel deputy spokesman told Radio Tamazuj this afternoon.

Community Empowerment for Progress Organization appreciates the release of the 10 aid workers. This is a remarkable act from the SPLM/A-IO under Dr. Riek Machar for respecting the international humanitarian law. But this mistake should be control since it become a repeated act of recent. (more…)

Deng Vanag: Why I am Defecting from SPLM-IO to Federal Democratic Party

Posted: April 30, 2018 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Junub Sudan

By Deng Nyang Vanang, Nairobi, Kenya

My dear comrades and compatriots,

April 30, 2018 (PW) — There comes a time when one can be a member of certain political formation by an act of personal volition.

Whereas the same volition can again be freely withdrawn through similar voluntary consent.

It doesn’t matter whether one holds a position of influence or is just another non-descript member.

Since according to normal best practices the world over, one must first be a member of an organization whose creed, objectives and policies he either formally or informally agrees to before being Deng Vanang assigned duties to carry out.

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Sultan Chuot Makur Chuot: The youngest law graduate of South Sudan

Posted: April 30, 2018 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Junub Sudan

By Deng Chuor Goldit, Nairobi, Kenya

April 30, 2018 (PW) — Here is a young man who still have hope for South Sudan. Chuot Makur Chuot still believe there is still “something” special about South Sudan regardless of its current trail of failures. He believes that this “something” should prompt every young patriotic South Sudanese to stand up and dedicate their lives to raising their voices and speak for Justice for their nation. Moulana Chuot, South Sudan’s youngest law graduate lost his father at a very young age during the events of the liberation struggles; a lost which the 26 year old still mourn deeply but believe to have planted an immense love for his people even at a very young age. (more…)


By FRED OLUOCH

While South Sudan is predominantly known for war and human suffering, one 35-year-old former child soldier turned entrepreneur and philanthropist is giving hope to the youth.

On our first encounter, Kerbino Wol comes across as a well-educated young man with connections in all the right places. His American accent confirms that he has travelled and lived abroad.

Yet Kerbino, who joined the South Sudanese rebels at the age of 13, has never seen the inside of a classroom. He has risen through self-education and interacting with the right people.

Here is a man who believes that one can build a business in a war-torn country that has seen inflation hit an all-time high of 117 per cent and has a virtually collapsed banking system.

Kerbino has built a security business that provides opportunities and hope to the youth whose education has been disrupted by war and poverty.

Kerbino Agok Security Services (KASS), which he started in 2010 with just $200 that he had saved as a soldier, has grown to be one of the leading local security firms and employs more than 2,000 youth in South Sudan.

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