Archive for September 22, 2018

R-ARCSS Aftermath: Bloodless Coup Declares against Governor Joseph Bakasoro

Posted: September 22, 2018 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Junub Sudan

Aguok Kuei community in Uganda condemns assault on Chairlady Becky Akuindiik

Posted: September 22, 2018 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Junub Sudan

Press statement: Aguok Kuei community in Uganda condemns the assault inflicted on their chairlady Becky Akuindiik Abiem Akeen during the occasion termed as “Apuk community in Uganda’s Finalist Celebration’’ held at Pope Paul Memorial Hotel on 15th September 2018

Saturday, September 22, 2018 (PW) — In reference to the aforementioned matter, we the community of Aguok Kuei in Uganda strongly condemns the deliberate assault on our chairlady by a group of disrespectful girls headed by a notorious Adhieu Akuol Madut Jok who initiated the act by pouring a full bottle of water on Akuindiik followed a punch.

As if that was not enough, Adhieu went ahead to hurl insults at the leader. The chairlady was officially invited to attend the occasion not knowing it was a set-up to humiliate/disrespect the community.

In this regard, we the community of Aguok in Uganda regret the insane behavior and hostility directed at our leader moreover after an official invitation of our entire community to this occasion including the Aguok Cultural Dance that entertained the guests. (more…)

The Puzzling Pragmatic Patriarchy of the Sudan Over South Sudan

Posted: September 22, 2018 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Junub Sudan

“We honor the human capacity to manage our collective lives with peace and even, at times, dignity” – Barbour & Wright

James Okuk (PhD), Juba, South Sudan

Saturday, September 22, 2018 (PW) — The political process of the Sudan and South Sudan has largely been determined by shifting situations of war and peace, traceable to the history of the entry of Arabs into the Sudan as legitimized by the Baqt (652 – 1323 AD). That treaty spelt out the patriarchal soft invasion, free movement and safe residence of Arabs under guise of trade—using Nile Valley, Route Forty of Sahara Desert, Mediterranean-Transatlantic Maritime Routes and Red Sea-Indian Ocean Routes with connection to Asian Silk and Belt Roads.

It obliged the indigenous African natives to cease raids on the entering Arabs (Jellaba) in return of guaranteeing them the Peace of God and blessings of Prophet Mohamed. The local inhabitants had to build mosques, pay annual tribute of 300 slaves and deport fugitives or opposition elements back to the Arab Umayyad Dynasty in Egypt.

While the Land of Cush was grappling with effects of the unfair Baqt, the Treaty of Westphalia (1648 AD) was already marking a critical juncture of political secularism as sanctified by equal freedom of the powerful sovereign nations with ‘pecking-order’ for the less powerful ones. Within the trends of the nation state, Thomas Hobbes endorsed the idea of patriarchal authority in the Leviathan (1651) where he argued for necessity of absolute sovereign to enforce security and peace, to prevent “war of all against all”, and to avoid subjecting the citizens to “solitary, poor, nasty, brutish and short” living.

Also Sir Robert Filmer promoted similar thinking in the Patriarcha (1653) where he defendeddivine right”of kings in the exercise of authority. But James Tyrrell wrote Patriarcha Non Monarcha (1681), John Locke wrote Two Treatises of Government (1689) and Algernon Sidney wrote Discourses Concerning Government (1698) to rebut the “divine right” theory. Their argument centered on the “natural right” and the “social contract” theories for justifying the legitimacy of any government. (more…)