Archive for November 9, 2018

By Malith Alier, Perth, Australia

PaanLuel Wël: South Sudanese Bloggers (SSB): The Best Articles, Writers, of the Year 2016

Friday, Nov. 9, 2018 (PW) – 2017 is long behind us. The year 2018 is fast halting to an end. The Peace Agreement known as R-ARCISS or the long of it, Revitalised – Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan has been “successfully” concluded in Khartoum, Sudan. Effectively, the country is now on the eight-month journey pre-transitional period. The long awaited peace seems to be all over the country safe for those who may derail its implementation. That is a matter for citizens to watch over. If they are not tired of war for the last five years, it’s up to them.

In 2017, I set myself a lofty goal of at least publishing one article a month however, I did not live to this goal for reasons I can’t name. That year resolution came down crashing thanks to my moving to Australia in June that year. This year is a different scenario. I might have published more than what I set myself to accomplish in the previous year. Most of the commentary was on peace, corruption and economy on South Sudan. They’re mainly for entertainment, knowledge and for future reference.

As I debated an article I published on paanluelwel and Juba monitor in 2012 with one parliamentarian who happened to be a spokesman for the House at the time, I had some people telling me that nothing can be had in South Sudan at the moment. The people in power do not listen! I told some of them that that’s not the only aim of writing. Writers will continue to write regardless. (more…)