Archive for July 29, 2018

Let President Kiir Release the Kilo 10-Maban Findings

Posted: July 29, 2018 by mayendengdit in Junub Sudan

Location of Upper Nile

By. David Mayen Dengdit, Denver-Colorado, USA

Saturday, July 28, 2018 (PW): Out of frustration and sense of marginalization, a few days ago angry youth from Maban took the law into their own hands and attacked offices of humanitarian aid organizations in Bunj, the capital of Maban. In response, the issue was discussed at the country’s National Security Council headed by H.E. President Salva Kiir during which a number of security reports were presented including one by the Governor of Northern Upper Nile State. The resolution thereof was to launch and send a high-level security committee to the ground for further fact findings.

While the events in Maban must be condemned in the strongest terms possible, we must ask ourselves as South Sudanese whether Maban has fully integrated into the country and whether the findings of this new high-level committee would be used to address the crisis in the region. Based on my own personal experience with a similar investigation on the issue of Kilo 10/Adar, I doubt that it will. (more…)