Archive for August 28, 2018

What is known by the name of justice in common parlance relates to the settlement of disputes through judicial bodies? (Part one)

By Mading Abraham Majur, Juba, South Sudan

Abel Alier and Atem Yaak Atem

Hon. Abel Alier and Atem Yaak Atem in Nairobi, Kenya, 2005, at the signing of the CPA

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 (PW) — It is in this respect that this term has a positive character and by desirable quality of which the law of the state and the justice of the courts become very close affairs. However, with the infiltration of democracy into social and economic spheres, the meaning of justice has expanded itself so as to cover all ambles of human life.

A new awareness has developed that informs that the rights of an individual should be reasonably constrained in the wider interests of his community so that the ends of social justice are properly achieved.

In other words, it is widely standard that the well being of society depends on the coordination and reconciliation between the rights of individual and interests of the community. Not only this, if there is a conflict between the two, the latter should prevail over the former, consequently facts in the issue of justice in social, economic and political spheres.  (more…)

South Sudan: The jealous people always have a rough end

Posted: August 28, 2018 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Junub Sudan, Majok Arol Dhieu

By Majok Arol Dhieu, Juba, South Sudan


Tuesday, 28 August 2018 (PW) — There was once a man who had two wives and they lived happily together with other members of the clan in a cattle-camp. His name was Loch. His first wife was Nyiker and another was Amukpiu, the second wife. Please, if the names coincided with your name in the social media or in the hard copies, make sure that, there’s nothing that have been intended for you.

Loch’s first wife, Nyiker had mothered only one child, a baby boy while Amukpiu, his second wife had mothered six children, four boys and two girls. Nyiker’s boy grew up, became head of bailiffs and quickly rose to fame because his father had bought him a colourful bull, a hornless bell’s carrier bull and other beautiful cows.

Amukpiu’s sons were having their kraal nearby their step-brother byre but because they are four boys in number and according to their custom, the elder would first become the owner till he married so that the follower takes over and vice versa, no one among them had run into fame as much as Nyiker’s son.


27 years later, the poisoned legacy of the 1991 Nasir coup

Posted: August 28, 2018 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in History, Junub Sudan

1991 Nasir Coup

By Malith Alier, Perth, Australia

President Kiir's speeches after independence

Salva Kiir Mayaardit: The Joshua of South Sudan. Grab your copy at

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 (PW) – This piece is neither a biography, critique or praise of Salva Kiir and his regime. We’re aware that there are attempts by certain individuals to author a biography of President Kiir unilaterally. This piece is a common man’s view that only narrates the path Kiir negotiated to the top of the SPLM/SPLA and therefore to that of the country called South Sudan.

The man, fondly referred to as Joshua by his ardent followers takes us to the Biblical times when Moses, the leader who led Israelites out of Egypt went over the mountain not to return to taste the fruits of the promised land. Moses and Joshua story is found in the old testament of the Holy Bible and is used by Christians to illustrate stories similar in nature such as the one of Southern Sudanese.

History tells us that when the dissident southern soldiers rebelled in 1983, Salva Kiir was a mere captain in the Sudanese army. Stationed in Malakal, Upper Nile, he was an intelligence officer who tasked to report to the military headquarters subversive activity in the South. (more…)