Archive for May 4, 2018

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni’s Address to the 4th Convention of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) National Liberation Council (NLC)on May 3, 2018, at Freedom Hall in Juba, South Sudan

May 4, 2018 (PW) — I thank the SPLM for inviting me as a mediator but also as chairman of the NRM party.

My appeal to the leaders of SPLM is to drop violence as a means of conflict resolution. Force should be reserved for the enemy. A disagreement among brothers should not be resolved through force.

Force is like surgery. It should be the last resort to removing a tumour. If you use the knife to cut anyhow, you cease to be a surgeon, you become a butcher. Revolutionaries should know that violence is only for enemies. What enmity is there among the people of South Sudan?

Whatever the political differences South Sudan leaders should embrace dialogue and work towards having national elections. Some people have been coming to Uganda. They say they want to start a war because Salva Kiir is being controlled by some elders. But should that be cause for war? (more…)

By Malith Alier, Perth, Australia

May 4, 2018 (PW) — The midwives gathered in the birth city earlier in the week for the imminent reincarnation of the GOP or Grand Old Party as diehards recently referred to the SPLM. The process leading to the eventual rebirth had started in the year 2014 in Tanzania Arusha. Since then it moved to various capitals including Cairo, Kampala, Addis Ababa and Cape town at the bottom of the continent.  This is not an easy task.

You can go forward and back in a palindrome and find it the same organisation that has brought down a giant nation in a matter of three years after taking the mantle. Glad that we find people who are ready to explain the past events and how the same organisation got reincarnated over and over again. (more…)

Reasons Against Rebellion in The Republic of South Sudan

By Deng Kur Deng, Pennsylvania, USA

May 4, 2017 (PW) — It is with gratitude, solidarity, anguish, and desperation for peace that made me take my time and reach out to potential or anticipated rebels in regard to our beloved country—a country we have dearly invested so much in her independence. It takes courage and determination to declare oneself a rebel, but, on the same basis, it takes a man to think constructively for the interest of the people and the country at large.

Many have tiptoed around the idea of rebelling against the people’s government, while many have acted cautiously to initiate new embarrassing tactics only to be elevated or recognized at the hierarchy level. We are equally certain that the ideal reasons for rebelling is supposedly to earn leadership or new identity.

The theme of this very material is not intended to belittle, degrade, or insult the South Sudanese who have rebelled against the government, but rather it should be seen as a product of frustrated and concerned citizens—every single South Sudanese. Since 2005, until now, I have not received a single penny nor benefitted from the independence of South Sudan, but I feel respected as a citizen. (more…)

The establishment of the “The Free Citizens Red Flag League”

Posted: May 4, 2018 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Junub Sudan

Establishment of a Non-Violent Organization: “The Free Citizens Red Flag League (FCRFL)”

May 4, 2018 (PW) — Since a long time before my retirement on 30 March 2018 I have been contemplating about how I could be a useful energy of the oppressed masses in my country. For most of the last five years, since the civil war broke out, I tried my best to combine serving the Vice President (through carrying out my technical work as Press Secretary in his office) with serving the interest of my country (through writing and speaking out against injustice).

As both a columnist in daily newspapers and in the esteemed (South Sudanese current affairs blog), I have contributed to widespread discussions about how to improve government policies. (more…)