Archive for September 26, 2018

The Concoction and Evolution of Nuer-wew in South Sudan

Posted: September 26, 2018 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Junub Sudan

Dr. Simon Wuor Gai, USA

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 (PW) — What is like to be called Nuerwew, a term coined by Riek Machar Group when they thought they were liberating the to-be the Republic of Riek Machar and Ngundeng?

To answer such a question, many things come to mind. First, the connotation of the term implies that the Republic of South Sudan belongs to Dinka and that any Nuer person working with that government is only working to get paid not because the nation is his and being a part and parcel of it.

Second, the term Nuerwew suggests that those Nuers, who have been working with the government of the Republic of South Sudan, are not Nuer in their origin. Meaning, they are Dinka and they are called Dinka a couple of times by their Nuer brothers and sisters. (more…)