Archive for September 28, 2018

Friday September 28, 2018, Juba, South Sudan

JMEC issues an Interim Implementation Status Update of the Revitalized Peace Agreement 

The Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) has on Friday issued a status update (Read the full update HERE) on the implementation of the recently signed Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (R-ARCSS) for D-Day + 15, noting that some deadlines have been met while others have been missed.

The Commission, mandated to oversee the implementation of the Revitalized Peace Agreement, has also highlighted pending tasks and upcoming timelines for the next 15 days (D-Day +30) as envisaged by the Agreement signed on 12 September 2018 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Activities implemented include nominations and appointment of the National Pre-Transitional Committee (NPTC), which was constituted by the President of the Republic of South Sudan on Tuesday, September 26, the Permanent Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangements (PCTSA) workshop, and several declarations of commitment to the R-ARCSS by the Parties. (more…)

A call for solidarity: the Red Army Fraternity asked to support a veteran member, Mangok Thuc Aguer (Mangok Panan or Mangok Africa)

By Garang Kuot Kuot, Aweil, South Sudan

Friday, September 28, 2018 (PW) — This message serves to inform the members of the Red Army Fraternity that there must always come a time when our revolutionary ideals and spirit are invoked to stand in solidarity with one of our own during his or her hour of greatest need. Needless to say, now is one of those times to invoke that revolutionary zeal.

Let it be known that our veteran member of the Red Army, Panan Mangok Thuc Aguer, requires our urgent intervention to support his efforts to secure immediate medical attention. Panan Mangok, indeed, is sick and he is nearly going blind. His image in the video clips provided herein underscores the essence and urgency of this solidarity call. Without immediate medical attention, Panan Mangok may lose his sight permanently.

This can’t happen at a time when his comrades in the Red Army, through their collective efforts, can easily cover his medical cost and turn his situation around. Let us chip in a little into a contribution pool to uplift his spirit and turn his condition around. Support our comrade whose personal contribution towards our long and painful war of liberation and the wellbeing of the Red Army is above and beyond reservation: he was a military trainer of thousands of revolutionists, composer and singer of revolutionary songs and a frontline soldier. Panan Mangok counts on your solid support during this trying moment in his life! (more…)

The biography of the South Sudanese patriot and politician, Malath Joseph Lueth

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

By Mangar Marial Amerdid, Juba, South Sudan

Friday, September 28, 2018 (PW) — Few people inspire and leave an inedible mark on history as did the South Sudanese patriot and politician, Malath Joseph Lueth. Born in the village of Atiaba, Rumbek East in Western Lakes State, Malath’s father was a cattle herder and his mother a homemaker, neither having attained an education. Noted for being “ahead of his time” and seen as a perceptive child by his family and peers, Malath realized from an early age the significance of education and how it could alter the course of one’s life. He thus strove to excel academically. At the heels of political upheaval when the region of Southern Sudan was transitioning from British colonial rule and Sudan was gaining independence; Malath enrolled at Rumbek Elementary School for his sedimentary education, then attended Mundri Intermediate and later graduated from Juba Commercial Secondary School in 1962.

By this period, a volatile relationship had developed between the population of Southern Sudan and the Sudan government. The heavy-handedness of the Sudan government in the way it treated Southern Sudan was gaining worldwide attention. The Sudan government’s actions of abuse, torture and killing of innocent Southerners with impunity brought great resentment and resulted in Southerners forming the Anya-Nya guerilla movement to retaliate and seek a sovereign state for the Southern region. When the Sudan government took a drastic step and instituted a policy to eliminate Southerners they deemed educated or politically astute, Malath fled to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Forced to abandon his country, Malath utilized the opportunity to further his education and attain skills that would one day benefit his people. Thus, he enrolled in the faculties of Economics and Political Science at Haile Selassie I University. (more…)