Archive for July 2, 2018

By Eng. Deng Diar Diing, Mombasa, Kenya

Bullen Panchol Awal Alier

Monday, July 2, 2018 (PW) — “Justice suffers when men refuse to stand firm for what is right. If we don’t fight lawlessness, it prevails. If we don’t establish the truth in our nations, truth becomes foreign in the country. God says there is no man when there is nobody who stands for the truth.” Sunday Adelaja.

When I heard that Justice Bullen Panchol Awal Alier finally threw in his towel as a judge of Supreme Court of South Sudan on Friday 29th of June 2018, I then knew the last nail on the coffin of meritocracy, objectivity and the spirit of rule of law has been driven home by the beneficiaries of anarchy in beloved Country.

Bullen Panchol has been among the few judges who have refused the use of Supreme Court as a tool of settling political scores, something that has kept the 64 tribes together regardless of daily mayhem our country witnesses. This is something that has stood between him and being the President of Supreme Court(Chief Justice), a worthwhile course indeed!!!


By Dr. Amon Wantok, Juba, South Sudan

Monday, July 2, 2018 (PW) — Comrade Salva Kiir Mayardit,  Comrade Dr Riek  Machar Teny, the entire leadership of South Sudan including our ladies; I got up at 5:00 a.m and opened the TV in my sitting room. Suddenly, I saw the leaders of South Sudan at the table with Sudan’s leader Omar el Bashir signing the peace deal; Salva on the right, Omar in the middle and Riek  Machar on the left.

After that all got up and raised their hands with Bashir in jubilation. They sat and the first opportunity was given to Riek  to comment and make his pledges which he did for permanent peace. Salva had his turn and pledged the respect for everlasting peace. The most important component was the permanent ceasefire.

After hearing all those pledges and particularly the ceasefire, I was amazed and astonished which caused me to jump up forgetting my sickness and added that the ceasefire should include animals and the birds that have migrated out of the country. It should be a glorious respect for everyone and everything including the forest that holds all kinds of vegetation and the environment that envelopes us. (more…)