Archive for June 17, 2018

By Hon. Shadrack Bol Machok, Rumbek, South Sudan

Mangar Buong Aluenge

Security improves as disarmament begins -Governor Mangar Buong Aluenge of Eastern Lakes state

Sunday, June 17, 2018 (PW) — First and foremost I would like to bring to the attention of all that H. E. Maj. Gen. Matur Chut Dhuol; Governor of Western Lakes State and who was also the most capable and strong Governor of the defunct Lakes State is a man of peace. He aims at seeing peace and stability prevailing in the region not only the State that he is governing, taking into consideration that he had once been responsible for the lives and properties of the people of greater Yirol now Eastern Lakes and the lives and properties of the people of greater Cueibet which is now Gok State.

Based on these facts H. E. Matur Chut Dhuol upon realizing that our civil population in the region are finishing themselves at gunpoint took a bold step by requesting H. E. The President of the Republic to intervene with declaration of state of emergency in the whole of Lakes. This was done on the 8th of December 2017; upon which H. E. The President in consultation with SPLM Politburo accepted and subsequently declared State of emergency in the three states of greater Lakes and directed Bilpam to deploy SPLA forces in the region in order to simultaneously disarm the armed civilians in Western lakes, Eastern lakes and Gok state. (more…)

South Sudanese International Players at the 2018 World Cup

Posted: June 17, 2018 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Junub Sudan

south sudanese players at the 2018 world cup

  1. The New IGAD’s Revised Bridging Proposal on the High Level Revitalization Forum of the 2015 Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan (ARCSS)

CEPO Fact Sheet - Revised Bridging Proposal from IGAD

2. The Original IGAD’s Bridging Proposal on the High Level Revitalization Forum of the 2015 Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan (ARCSS)

CEPO fact sheet on the power sharing arrangement




Okay Africa Foundation Executive Director Believes Unity of Youth is paramount and can end the Political Conflict in the Country!

By Emmanuel Ariech Deng, Juba, South Sudan

Mr. Wani Michael in his Office in Juba

Mr. Wani Michael, the Executive Director of Okay Africa Foundation, in his Office in Juba, South Sudan

Sunday, June 17, 2018 (PW) — The Executive Director of the National Non-Governmental Organization – Okay Africa Foundation a youth oriented and empowerment think tank has genuinely expressed concerns over the imperativeness of youth unity to help bring lasting peace to the country devastated by political conflict since 2013. Speaking in the courtesy interview in his office to this analyst, the eloquent young character with the contemporary leadership skills and qualities, Mr. Wani Michael had this to say!

Question 1. Can you in a nutshell tell me about yourself and Okay Africa Foundation within the scope of what it does to the public in South Sudan?

Response 1. Thank you, my name is Wani Michael, I am the Executive Director of Okay Africa Foundation. Okay Africa Foundation is a National Non-Governmental Organization. we work with the young people, youth of South Sudan trying to empower them to participate in nation building, also trying to empower them to participate in some of the political processes that are on-going in the country to mention but few the peace process, the HLRF process to ensure that the voice of the youth is also heard and ensure that also the forum trying to fundamentally address some of the issues that the youth are facing, so our main focus currently is empowering the youth, also we are looking at how we can be able to influence policies that are youth related policies, for example, the South Sudanese development policy. (more…)

CEPO Updates on South Sudanese Conflicting Parties Intensive Interlink Consultations, 16-18 June, 2018 Ethiopia- Addis Ababa

 HLRF Hall of Deliberation

Sunday, June 17, 2018 (PW) — The deliberations were not making great breakthrough due to the clash of opinion on the principle of responsibility sharing. The position of the government and opposition groups is still far distance on the formula of forming a government. The positions on the formation of government in clash are the government is working around the IGAD tabled bridging proposal while the oppositions groups are pushing for the change of the ratio for responsibility sharing and principle for forming government in the IGAD tabled proposal .

The opposition groups want a reduction of the ratio (55%) allocated to the government and including allocation of ratios in the state government. The big clash in the room of the deliberations is the government wants “Big Tent Government approach for forming a government and some opposition groups”. While opposition groups outside Juba want “Small Tent Government approach”.

The reality is South Sudan conflicting parties are still far from having confidence and trust towards each other in order to form a Government that they work together for relieving the country out of the on-going violence. The concept of the “Big Tent Government” is an influencing formula in some regional and continental thinking about the way out for sorting South Sudan political crisis.




By Roger Alfred Yoron, Kampala, Uganda

Raila and Riek

Former Kenyan PM, Raila Odinga, meeting South Sudanese opposition leader, Riek Machar, in South Africa, in the lead up to the face to face meeting in Khartoum between President Kiir and Dr. Riek Machar

Sunday, June 17, 2018 (PW) — In 2016, President Salva Kiir in a decree relieved Dr. Riel Machar as First Vice President citing powers drawn from Chapter One Article 6 Sub-Article 4 of the Peace Agreement (ARCISS). President Kiir also appointed General Taban Deng Gai First Vice President in a separate decree last evening. Taban has taken taken oath of office as FVP earlier today. His appointment, according to the decree, is based on recommendations of “the Top Leadership of the SPLM/SPLA IO” reached on 23rd July 2016 and Chapter 1 Article 5 Sub-Article 2(4) of the Agreement.


Chapter One, Article 6 Sub-Article 5 provides that in the event of temporary absence of the First Vice President, the First Vice President may delegate a senior opposition (IO) minister to the post. Dr. Machar has been absent since Sunday 10th. Isn’t that a temporary absence? Why didn’t he delegate a senior IO minister to act as FVP in line with Article 6.5 of the Agreement?

Couldn’t that have filled the vacuum, avoided the “conspiracy” and kept government business running until when he (Machar) returns to Juba? Probably yes. Or Machar does not trust any of his own ministers? If the answer is “no” to all these, then he might have thought that the “third force” he has called for would have promptly arrived Juba City. (more…)