Archive for May 5, 2018

President Paul Kagame: “Rwanda is a beacon of hope for Africa”

Posted: May 5, 2018 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Junub Sudan

FROM President PAUL KAGAME on radio Rwanda

Saturday, May 5, 2018 (PW) — If our country ranks first in Africa, and the whole world is watching us today, it’s not because we have the Vatican, the Kabba, the White House, the Elysee or the Taj Mahal here at home.

Not because you have a certain Paul Kagame as head of state, but rather because you have sons and daughters of Rwanda in this country – men and especially young people and Rwandan women who have forgiven each other, and who have taken the destiny of their country in hand by the meaning of work, innovations and patriotism as the key to their progress and development.

What we are doing here in Rwanda is not a miracle nor is it impossible elsewhere; it is simply the commitment of an entire nation, especially Rwandan youth and women, but also political will. (more…)


By Daniel Juol Nhomngek, Kampala, Uganda

Saturday, May 5, 2018 (PW) — It is now going to five years since the conflict started in South Sudan. The effects of war cannot be overstated. The war has caused great sufferings to citizens beyond description.

As the Amnesty International recently reported, since the start of the conflict four years ago, thousands of civilian men, women and children have been subjected to brutal forms of sexual violence, including rape, gang rape, sexual slavery, sexual mutilation and torture and sexual humiliation.

The Amnesty International further observes that from the first days and months of the conflict, government and opposition forces committed grave acts of sexual violence, targeting victims on the basis of their gender, ethnic and perceived political identities.

In Unity for instance, which has experienced some of the most intensive violence during the conflict, government troops committed gruesome acts of gang rape, abducting women and keeping them as sex slaves. (more…)

The Final Resolutions of the SPLM NLC in Juba, South Sudan

Posted: May 5, 2018 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Junub Sudan

Sudan People’s Liberation Movement – SPLM, National Liberation Council – NLC 4th Meeting (3Rd- 4Th May 2018) Juba, The Republic of South Sudan

1. PREAMBLE

We, the Members of the National Liberation Council (NLC), met in Juba at our 4th Meeting on 3 – 4 May 2018 under the Chairmanship of      Cde. Salva Kiir Mayardit, Chairman of the SPLM and President of the Republic, with the attendance of H.E. President, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, Chairman of the National Resistant Movement (NRM) and President of Uganda; H.E. Sameh Shoukry, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Arab Republic of Egypt on behalf of President, Abdelfatah Al-Sisi and H.E Ambassador Frank Mugambage, Rwanda High     Commissioner to Uganda and South Sudan representing H.E Paul Kagame of Rwanda chairman of the RPF. The fourth meeting of the NLC was under the theme: PEACE, RECONCILATION AND UNITY.

Recalling the heroic struggle of the people of South Sudan for freedom, dignity and independence against a background of a long history of    conflicts, injustices, poverty and human rights violations;

Mindful that the SPLM has been facing an unprecedented crisis, which has engulfed the country and led to a tragic and an enormous loss of human life and property, displacement of citizens that   threatens the   existence of South Sudan’s sovereign state;

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Remarks by Hon. John Luk Jok during the SPLM NLC in Juba, South Sudan

Posted: May 5, 2018 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Junub Sudan

SPEECH of Comrade John Luk Jok to the 4th National Liberation Council Meeting in Juba on 3rd May 2018

H.E. Comrade Salva Kiir Mayardit,

Chairperson of the Sudan Peoples’ Liberation Movement (SPLM),

And President of the Republic of South Sudan

H.E. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, President of the Republic of Uganda and Chairperson of the NRM.

H.E. Sammy Shoukry, Foreign Minister of the Arab Republic of Egypt,

Excellencies, Members of the Diplomatic Missions to South Sudan

Comrades Members of SPLM Political Bureau,

Comrades Members of the National Liberation Council gathered here today,

Members of SPLM Executive and Legislative Caucuses,

Comrades National Secretaries in the General Secretariat of SPLM,

Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, 

Saturday, May 5, 2018 (PW) — First of all, allow me in this opening session of the 4th Meeting of the National Liberation Council of the SPLM, to convey to you warm greetings from my colleagues and Comrades- the SPLM Leaders former Political Detainees, who have delegated me and my colleague Cde. Madut Biar yel, to speak on their behalf in this important historic meeting of the NLC which is one of the leading policy organs of our great party – the SPLM

My colleagues the Former Detainees wholeheartedly welcome this meeting of the NLC as a timely event to rescue the SPLM from its internal fragmentation, conflict and mistrust. The NLC in this meeting will be expected to stand for the genuine re-unification of the SPLM which is currently fragmented and infiltrated for a long period. (more…)

Remarks by the 1st VP Taban Deng Ghai during the SPLM NLC Meeting

Posted: May 5, 2018 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Junub Sudan

Speech by His Excellency, General Taban Deng Gai

Chairman of Sudan People Liberation Movement –In- Opposition (SPLM-IO)during the SPLM NLC meeting on May 3, 2018, at Freedom Hall in Juba, South Sudan

H.E. Cde.Gen. Salva Kiir Mayardit,

President of the Republic,

Chairman of SPLM.

H. E. Cde Yoweri Kaguta Museveni,

President of the Republic of Uganda,

Chairman of National Resistant Movement (NRM) and Funding member of SPLM

H.E. John Pombe Magufuli,

President of the Republic of Tanzania,

Chairman of CCM.

H.E. Cyril Ramaphosa,

President of the Republic of South Africa,

Chairman of ANC.

H. E. Dr. James Wani Igga,

Vice President,

Deputy Chairman of SPLM.

H.E. Sameh Shoukry, Minister of Foreign Affairs,

Arab Republic of Egypt.

H.E. John Luk Jok,

Minister of Transport,

Actin Chairman of FDS,

H.E. David Shearer,

The SRSG

Governors,

Chairperson of SPLM in States.

Members of NLC,

Invited guests,

Ladies and gentlemen.

Comrade Chairman, Comrades and Members of National Liberation Council

Saturday, May 5, 2018 (PW) — Today 3rd of May 2018 shall be remembered as one among the SPLM historical days. We are meeting here this morning in Juba in this Freedom Hall to bring into life again the unity of SPLM party. We are here today meeting to endorse the implementation matrix signed on 15th December 2017 in Entebbe, Republic of Uganda under the auspices of His Excellency, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, President of the Republic of Uganda and Chairman of National Resistant Movement (NRM) to realise full implementation of SPLM Reunification. The Arusha SPLM Reunification Agreement was negotiated by the three factions of SPLM (SPLM IG, SPLM IO and FDS) with the support of our sisterly parties CCM, EPRDF, ANC and NRM. This agreement has four Chapters:

The preamble;

The Political issues;

The Organisational issues; and

The Leadership issues.

These chapters captured the core and fundamental issues that explicitly addressed the root causes of the split in the party and interests of the SPLM three groups. The Arusha SPLM Reunification Agreement provided clear and transparent road map on how to reunite and reorganize the SPLM party and put it again in its rightful place in the history. The Arusha SPLM Reunification provides another golden opportunity to build a united and vibrant strong liberation party that shall work for the nation and state building. A Political party that can move our nation forward and uplift our people from backwardness and poverty. (more…)

Gen. Jok Riak Assumes the Office of the SPLA Chief of General Staff

Posted: May 5, 2018 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Junub Sudan

Press statement from the presidential press unit, Juba, South Sudan: Gen Gabriel Jok Riak Makol took oath of office at the state house today on Friday, 4 May 2018, at the State House (J-1)

May 4, 2018 (PW) — General Gabriel Jok Riak Makol took oath of office at the state house today on Friday as the new army chief of defense forces of Sudan People’s Liberation Army, before President Salva Kiir Mayardit, Vice president Dr. James Wani Igga, witnessed by National ministers, senior Presidential advisors, army and police generals.

In his remarks after swearing-in, President Salva Kiir Mayardit urged the army generals to cooperate and work with their new army chief of defense forces, General Jok Riak to accomplish his plans and strategies with the late army chief general James Mawut in transforming the army.

President Salva Kiir emphasized to new army chief of defense forces to double efforts in improving the welfare of soldiers by ensuring their salaries get paid on time and monthly.

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