Archive for July 9, 2018

July 9th: US wishes South Sudan happy 7th anniversary of independence

Posted: July 9, 2018 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Junub Sudan

Press Statement

Michael R. Pompeo

Secretary of State

Washington, DC

Monday, July 9, 2018 (PW) — On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, we extend our best wishes to the people of the Republic of South Sudan on the seventh anniversary of their nation’s independence.

This should be a day of celebration marking South Sudan’s emergence as an independent state and the beginning of a new era of greater peace and prosperity. Instead, the conflict that broke out in December 2013 continues to impose immense suffering on South Sudan’s diverse citizens. They have already paid a heavy price for their leaders’ divisions: driven from their homes, facing life-threatening hunger, and subjected to unspeakable cruelty. (more…)

SPLM-IO rejects the Entebbe power sharing proposal

Posted: July 9, 2018 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Junub Sudan

Press Release: On the Entebbe Proposal

July 09,2018

Monday, July 9, 2018 (PW) — The leadership of the SPLM/SPLA (IO) would like to inform our members and the people of South Sudan at large, that no agreement has been reached in Entebbe.

The proposal presented by President Yoweri Museveni was discussed verbally, in a cordial environment, but there was no official document presented to the Chairman and Commander in Chief of the SPLM/SPLA (IO), Dr. Riek Machar Teny-dhuorangun, therefore, the proposal is not official.

The SPLM/SPLA (IO) rejected the proposal as it only focuses on accommodation of politicians and ignores the radical reforms needed in order to effect fundamental change in our country. The SPLM/SPLA (IO) is not waging a struggle for the position of First Vice President, we are waging a protracted struggle for the future of our country. (more…)

The necessity of normalizing relations between Juba and Khartoum

Posted: July 9, 2018 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Junub Sudan

Normal relations between South Sudan and Sudan is absolutely necessary

By Roger Alfred Yoron Modi, Kampala, Uganda

Monday, July 9, 2018 (PW) — In his speech, during the signing of the Khartoum Declaration in Sudan a little over a week, SPLM/A-IO leader Dr Riek Machar said the Agreement will build confidence between Sudan and South Sudan and normalize the relations between the two countries.

“…the fact that north Sudan can assist South Sudan to become peaceful and stable and can assist South Sudan to revitalize its economy…it’s something that we cherish…. [the agreement] will also open the way for implementation of 2012 nine mutual agreements after independence of South Sudan…If at all our relations had been a little bit rocky, this agreement will normalize the relations between the two Sudans—which means our people will live happily…It is going to be an agreement that will integrate us…” said Dr Machar.

President Salva Kiir’s government, as well as other South Sudanese in the various political and civil society groups, have also time and again echoed the importance of normalization of relations between the two Countries. (more…)


Posted: July 9, 2018 by Awuol Gabriel Arok in Junub Sudan

By Awuol Gabriel Arok, Juba, South Sudan


9th JULY a day worth 184 years of bitter struggling is the day that our great fathers

And mothers dreamed of and paid a heavy price for.

Today the 9th July

The nation was born!

I salute

The pre-colonial resistances under the guidance of Southern tribal chiefs (1827-1898)

I salute

The colonial resistances of (1898-1946) under notable Kings, Chiefs and leaders; Ngundeng Bong, Gbudwe Basingbi, Akwai, Guek Ngundeng, Mayen Mathieng, Awuou Kon, Dhieu Allam, Bol Yor and Kon Anok.


By David Mayen Dengdit, Denver-Colorado, USA

Monday, July 9, 2018 (PW): July 9 shall always be a special day in the hearts of South Sudanese. It marks The Day of our independence and a memorial to millions of South Sudan’s sons and daughters who wished to live to see a a free country. Those who willfully laid down their precious souls, “making the ultimate sacrifice,” as it has been referred to since Abraham Lincoln eloquently defined it at the national cemetery in Gettysburg.

 The two civil wars, which may collectively be referenced as South Sudan’s Wars of Independence, claimed so many lives of brave sons and daughters from all the tribes that are native to the country. Theirs was a sacrifice, bravery, dedication and life worth of celebrating on July 9 and every day. Their lives, which they freely gave in order for South Sudanese to stand tall among other nationalities, were not given in vain, no matter the depressing times we live in today. (more…)