Archive for May 8, 2018

Statement from the USA Press Secretary on the Civil War in South Sudan

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 (PW) — In 2011, the United States was a proud and hopeful supporter of the newly independent nation of South Sudan.  Seven years later, the leaders of this country have squandered this partnership, pilfered the wealth of South Sudan, killed their own people, and repeatedly demonstrated their inability and unwillingness to live up to their commitments to end the country’s civil war.  The result is one of Africa’s worst humanitarian disasters.  The December 2017 cessation of hostilities has never been enacted; fighting across the country increases daily.  Famine is looming once again in multiple areas of South Sudan, and more than seven million people will face life-threatening hunger in the coming months. (more…)

Why SPLM Reunification is Bad for South Sudan

Posted: May 8, 2018 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Junub Sudan

“When they (the SPLM) divide, they kill us and when they reunite, they loot our resources” by South Sudanese veteran journalist Nhial Bol Aken

By Malith Alier, Perth, Australia

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 (PW) — The above quote was a result of many instances when the SPLM party disintegrates and reunites. All the time the result is the same. The SPLM which was founded in Ethiopia in 1983 encountered on its journey obstacles particularly pertaining to leadership and direction of the movement.

In that year, it was Garang versus Akuot Atem and Gai Tut. Both Akuot and Gai were permanently kicked out of the SPLM. Came 1991 when Riek Machar spearheaded a rebellion against Garang. This time devastating consequences of famine in Jonglei area. More than 2000 civilian lives lost.

This mostly affected the Dinka Bor where John Garang hailed. After so many years of futile pursuits against each other, the SPLM under Garang later known as mainstream and that under Riek Machar re-joined through a truce with Garang to the dislike of those who endured the carnage. (more…)

My Speech: Thanks To The People’s Republic of China

Posted: May 8, 2018 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Junub Sudan

By Awuol Gabriel Arok, Wuhan, China

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 (PW) — Speech delivered by Awuol Gabriel Arok in Wuhan City, China on 30th April, 2018 during the Graduation Day of Batch 2018 on Telecommunication Network Planning and Optimization for developing countries.

Government representatives from the People’s Republic of China, Ministry of Commerce.

Our dear Lecturers and guides from Wuhan Research Institute.

My fellow participants. Today is our achievement day! Congratulations!

On behave of our four great countries Dominica Republic, Nigeria, Jordan and South Sudan and on behave of my other fellow thirteen delegates and on my own behave. (more…)