Archive for May 1, 2018

By Mabil Manyok Nhial, Gweru, Zimbabwe

May 1, 2018 (PW) — It would be unforgivable mistake to write this work without reminiscing an Australian-American journalist and novelist, Geraldine Brooks, who elucidates that “there are always a few who stand up in times of communal madness and the courage to say that what unites us is greater than what divides us.”

The Jieng has basically been categorised into 56 small sections, which are found in four main groups according to their geographical locations such as Abyei, Barh El Gazal and Upper Nile. The Upper Nile has also be divided into Northern Upper Nile and Southern Upper Nile. The Northern Upper Nile consists of the Padang Dinka while the Southern Upper Nile is inhabited by the Bor Dinka.

The Bor Dinka or South Eastern Dinka, live along the Pride of Africa-the Nile River in Upper Nile Region. The Jieng Bor consists of Hol, Nyarweng, Twic East, Athooc and Gok. The last two are sometimes referred to as Bor South. (more…)

By Hon. Taban Abel Aguek, Juba, South Sudan

May 1, 2018 (PW) — President Salva Kiir Mayardit has, for the first time, expressed his regret for sparing the lives of his political opponents. He stated this at Dr. John Garang Mausoleum last week in Juba when citizens and members of South Sudan military had gathered there to pay their last respects to the late Chief of Defence Forces, Gen. James Ajongo Mawut.

President Salva Kiir is not alone in anger towards his political opponents over their abuse of the president’s goodwill and what the public see as continuous efforts by the same group has spared to destabilize the country either to force President Kiir out or bargain for share of power in any new transition arrangement.

Many supporters of the President across the country have clearly opposed the decision to have the political enemies released into a world of freedom, including the freedom to span more chaos and strengthen the opposition. For many, President Kiir’s so many amnesties and his reluctance to be tough are the major cause of the country’s problems.