PaanLuel Wël Media (PW): The Best Articles, and Opinion Writers, for the Year 2018

Posted: January 2, 2019 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Editorials, History, Junub Sudan, PaanLuel Wël

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

Wednesday, January 02, 2019 (PW) — On the eve of 2018, we celebrated our writers by showcasing their works for the year 2017 on our website. As part of that tradition, we bring to your screen the best of 2018 as featured on PaanLuel Wël Media (PW) website. The New Year 2019 is a joyful festival, a celebration of the last year achievements that include the signing, and partial promulgation, of the revitalized peace agreement (R-ARCSS) under the auspicious of IGAD. Thus, 2018 ended on a positive note for the people of South Sudan as demonstrated by the arrival of various opposition leaders in Juba, South Sudan, for the celebration of both Christmas and the New Year seasons.

Last year, our country was featured over hundreds of websites all over the world, mostly in a bad light. However, PaanLuel Wël Media website occupies the central stage in publishing opinion articles and news analysis featuring ordinary South Sudanese, which make sense of the dire situations in our beloved country. This makes it an instrumental informant to South Sudanese worldwide as it publishes writings from South Sudanese, both within and outside the country, expounding on the general and specific lives and situations of South Sudanese in countries such as Australia, Britain, Canada, New Zealand, USA, UK, EU and many other places where South Sudanese are taking refuge.

Instead of being constrained by the ritual of the “top 10” best writers, opinion articles and news analysis, we have elected to showcase the rich compilations of the best writings from the best opinion writers and news analysts. For instance, a piece of writing that highlights the horrors of the civil war and economic crisis that our people are enduring in dignified humiliation, particularly the one that best capture and present not just a constructive criticism of our leaders from all sides of the political, economic and conflict divides, but also a viable resolution of the ills that have been ailing our country since the 2005 CPA era and into the independence of South Sudan in July 2011.

Today, PaanLuel Wël Media (PW) website is celebrating the diverse and excellent opinion articles and news analysis of our best writers and acknowledging the work of other numerous contributors, columnists and opinion-writers whose names or works may not necessarily appear in this highlights. As we usher in the New Year 2019, it is imperative to motivate and encourage our best writers with something unique to mark the end of the year 2018 and the commencement of a happy – peaceful and prosperous – New Year 2019.

Here is the Year 2018 in Review:

Best Opinion Writers: Best Opinion Writers and Analysts for the Year 2018

  1. Paul Malong: Why is the Government so Bent on Making me a Rebel?, By Gen. Paul Malong Awan Anei, Nairobi, Kenya
  2. Persons of the Year: The Most Influential South Sudanese Leaders for the Year 2017, By PaanLuel Wël, Juba, South Sudan
  3. Why the former corrupt rich South Sudanese are currently on the streets, begging, By Deng Akok Muoradid, Juba, South Sudan
  4. Telar Ring Deng: An Open Letter to President Salva Kiir Mayardit, By Telar Ring Deng
  5. Acting “Nuerly”: Where the Machar-led SPLM-IO faltered and failed, By Peter Adwok Nyaba, Nairobi, Kenya
  6. SPLM Reunification Has been Sneezed at Three Times, By Malith Alier, Perth, Australia
  7. South Sudan: Differences in Politics is not a Rebellion, By Dut Kuot Akok, Aweil, South Sudan
  8. Honouring Molana Abel Alier Kwai Kut in Appreciation of Exemplary Public Service, By Molana Deng Awur Wenyin, Juba, South Sudan
  9. Atem Yaak Atem: Journalists and writers should not write to earn public adulation, By Atem Yaak Atem, Australia
  10. The Origin of the SPLM/A Revolutionary Ideology: A Response to Malual Ayom, By J. D. Garang, USA
  11. USA and Australia to deport 413 South Sudanese natives to Juba, South Sudan, By PaanLuel Wël, Juba, South Sudan
  12. A timely piece of advice from a war hero to his son , By Chol Michael Maker, Juba, South Sudan
  13. Leadership Deficiency on a Community: The Striking Case of the Greater Bor Community, By Michael Mading Akueth, Nairobi, Kenya
  14. The Herdsmen Raiding Mentality: A Trapped Angle of Death in Dinka & Nuer Communities, By Awet Benjamin Maker, Beijing, China
  15. Did Riek Machar Learn the Importance of Strategic Planning in his PhD’s Training?, By Dr. Simon Wuor Gai, USA
  16. Yearning for Equality: The consequences of forced marriage in South Sudan, By Deng Akok Muoradid, Juba, South Sudan
  17. Oyee vs Viva: Who Will save South Sudan from this Senseless War?, By Benjamin Guarken Chiman, Juba, South Sudan
  18. President Salva Kiir Mayardit admits Leadership Failure in South Sudan, By Gen. Lemi Logwonga Lomuro (PhD)
  19. Kiir’s Policy for Dinka Dissidents: Eliminating Dispute by Killing, By Wol Deng Atak, Nairobi, Kenya
  20. The Greater Bor Dinka: Hurtling down the Abyss of disintegration and disgrace, By Hon. Maker Lual Kuol, Bor, South Sudan
  21. The “Incentive Debate” and the “Useful Idiots” of South Sudan, By Comrade Deng Deng Akuei, Juba, South Sudan
  22. Telar Deng: I was not responsible for the dissolution of cabinet in 2013, By Telar Ring Deng, Nairobi, Kenya
  23. Who is Gen. “King Paul” Malong Awan Anei?, By Lual Akeen Akeen, Nairobi, Kenya
  24. Why We Must Embrace Homegrown Solutions to End Conflict in South Sudan, By Kerubino Kocrup Makuach, Nairobi, Kenya
  25. Riek Machar versus the IGAD: The Concerted Effort to Isolate and Weaken the SPLM-IO, By Stephen Par Kuol, Nairobi, Kenya
  26. Unmasking the Identity of the Infamous Unknown Gunman of Juba, South Sudan, By Isaiah Makuei Kulang, Juba, South Sudan
  27. Riek Machar’s politics have placed the Nuer Community into an ugly shape!, By Amb John Kassara Koang Nhial, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  28. AnaTABAN: The precarious political position of “Tabanin” in South Sudan, By Gai Mayen Luk, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  29. The Nexus between Poverty, Illiteracy and Political Instability in South Sudan, By Ajang Barach-Magar, Bor, South Sudan
  30. Kuyok Abol kuyok: The Academician and Author of the book, “The Notable Firsts”, By Ater Yuot Riak, Juba, South Sudan
  31. Commemoration of July 30th: Is South Sudan Worth the Blood of our Martyrs?, By Gabriel Kucdit Kachuol, Nairobi, Kenya
  32. The July 1995 Nzara demonstration that altered the course of South Sudan history, By Mangar Marial Amerdid, Juba, South Sudan
  33. SPLM-SPLA: Sweet and bitter memories of the war of liberation, By Mawut Mabior Chol, Juba, South Sudan
  34. HIV/AIDS is Real; Don’t COMPROMISE your life away, By Alaak Daniel Atem, Juba, South Sudan
  35. Our Youth Must be Given a Chance to Move the Country Forward: The Case of Biar Ajak, By Apioth Mayom Apioth, North Dakota, USA
  36. Recalling the scariest, dangerous flight from Juba to Rumbek in 2016, By Willy Mayom Maker, Juba, South Sudan
  37. The “Riek Machar Factor” in the December 2013 Crisis and Civil War in South Sudan (Part 1-5), By PaanLuel Wël, Juba, South Sudan
  38. President Trump is Right: CNN and BBC are Fake News Peddlers, By Ajang Barach-Magar, Wangulei, South Sudan
  39. The Politics of Contradictions: My Twic East Community and the Burden of Dinka Heritage, By Hatem Dhieu Dau, Melbourne, Australia
  40. We Must Not Allow Our Allegiance to Our Tribes Destroy Our Political Stability, By Ngoi Thuech, Dodoma, Tanzania

Peace & Reconciliation: Best Articles and News Analysis on Peace, Unity and Reconciliation for the Year 2018

  1. The Importance of Peace and Political Stability in South Sudan – Part 1-9, By David Matiop Gai, Juba, South Sudan
  2. President Kiir remains a symbol of poverty, hate and disunity in South Sudan, Part 1-2, By Sunday de John, Nairobi, Kenya
  3. Proposal for Peace Symposium in Juba: Priority List of South Sudanese Netizens, By Makwei Achol Thiong, Hunan, China
  4. There is a need to revisit Dinka-Nuer Peace and Reconciliation in South Sudan, By Thon Madol Mathok, Kampala Uganda
  5. Why are warmongers not giving Gen. Paul Malong the rest he deserves in exile?, By Lucy Ayak Malek, Nairobi, Kenya
  6. The necessity of apology and forgiveness in furthering peace and reconciliation, By Manyang Mador Koch, Melbourne, Australia
  7. South Sudan: Buy back guns from armed and dangerous civilians, By Sultan Chuot Makur, Juba, South Sudan
  8. Why it is so Hard to End War and Achieve Durable Peace in South Sudan, By Atem Biar Atem, China, Beijing
  9. Why We Should Immediately Stop the Senseless War in South Sudan, By Benjamin Guarken Chiman, Juba, South Sudan
  10. Mr President, What is my incentive in this war?, By Deng Barach Paul, Juba, South Sudan
  11. The hate that never quit: South Sudan is too big to be Gogrialized, By Longar Mathiec Wol, Nairobi, Kenya
  12. Let that Great Tree Grow: Free James Gatdet Dak from Jail (Part 1-2), By David Mayen Dengdit, Colorado, USA
  13. President Kiir should learn from the ANC, ZANU-PF and EPRDF to relinquish power, By Ustaz Anei Madut Kuendit, Juba, South Sudan
  14. Luka Biong: Three Trajectories Facing South Sudan at the Revitalization Forum, By Luka Biong Deng, Washington, USA
  15. South Sudanese Need Peace and Dignity., By Awuol Gabriel Arok, Juba, South Sudan
  16. SPLM Unification: Nuer-Dinka Unity is Paramount to National Unity and Stability, By Hon. Agel Ring Machar, Juba, South Sudan
  17. Good will Finally Triumph in South Sudan, By David Mayen Dengdit, Minnesota, USA
  18. South Sudan: Love has no Tribe, By Peter Wek Mabiordit, Juba, South Sudan
  19. The necessity of normalizing relations between Juba and Khartoum, By Roger Alfred Yoron Modi, Kampala, Uganda
  20. The Concoction and Evolution of Nuer-wew in South Sudan, By Dr. Simon Wuor Gai, USA
  21. After the Failed Joshua (Kiir), the Ultimate Messiah (Riek) finally brought peace, By Job Kiir Garang Kuir (Kiir-Agou), Edmonton, Canada
  22. The 31st October Peace Celebration Day: Will the Smell of Peace Last?, By Longar Mathiec Wol, Juba, South Sudan
  23. Unity is key to just lasting peace and stability in South Sudan, By William Deng Barach, Juba University, South Sudan
  24. South Sudan: It’s Time to Bury the Hatchets and Inflate the Reconciliatory Balloons, By Kuir Mayen Kuir, Nairobi, Kenya
  25. How can South Sudanese free themselves from fetters of conflicts?, By Yanta Daniel Elisha, Juba, South Sudan
  26. What the Peace Holds for Peace Makers.., By Awuol Gabriel Arok, Juba, South Sudan
  27. President Salva Kiir and Dr. Riek Machar’s assignment after Peace Celebration Event, By Yach Atiop Yach, Juba, South Sudan
  28. Taban Deng Gai: The Manifested Beacon of Hope and Peace for South Sudan, By Dut Deng Kok, Juba, South Sudan
  29. Five months later and kerbino Wol remains in detention in Juba, without charges, By Benjamin Ring, Cape Town, South Africa
  30. John Garang: “Our tribes and regions will not unite us; only South Sudanism will unite us”, By Ngoi Thuech, Dodoma, Tanzania

HLRF & the R-ARCSS: Best Articles and News Analysis on the revitalized peace agreement (R-ARCSS) for the Year 2018

  1. Will the Revitalization Forum Salvage the Situation in South Sudan? – Part 1-2, By Hon. Arop Madut Arop, Juba, South Sudan
  2. What is next for South Sudan after the signing of the revitalized ARCSS?, By Majok Arol Dhieu, Juba, South Sudan
  3. The Year 2019 Must be the Year of Peace and Reconciliation in South Sudan, By John Deng Diar Diing, Mombasa, Kenya
  4. South Sudan’s Peace Celebrations must focus on the implementation of the R-ARCSS, By Kerubino Kocrup Makuach, Nairobi, Kenya
  5. South Sudan Peace Agreement fails to provide for media sector reform, By Roger Alfred Yoron Modi, Kampala, Uganda
  6. General Taban Deng Gai, the TGoNU and the Revitalization of the ARCSS, By Awuol Gabriel Arok, Juba, South Sudan
  7. SPLM leaders must think beyond selfish political ambitions in the 3rd Phase of HLRF, By Deng Gai Gatluak, Juba, South Sudan
  8. High Level Revitalization Forum: A Peace Quest Like No Other, By Malith Alier, Perth, Australia
  9. Edmund Yakani: IGAD must address the isolation of civil society in Khartoum talks, CEPO Press Statement
  10. Predicting the future of South Sudan under President Kiir and Gen. Taban Deng Gai, By Daniel Juol Nhomngek, Kampala, Uganda
  11. Historical Hints on Survival and Collapse Governments: Lessons for South Sudan and IGAD-Led HLRF, By James Okuk (PhD), Juba, South Sudan
  12. The Relevancy of Riek Machar’s Confinement to the High Level Revitalization Forum, By Longar Mathiec Wol, Juba, South Sudan
  13. Why Kiir Must Work with the Opposition to Salvage the Nation from Total Collapse, By Apioth Mayom Apioth, North Dakota, USA
  14. The Root Cause of the December 2013 Crisis in South Sudan: The SPLM/SPLA Factor, By Mabior Garang De Mabior, Nairobi, Kenya
  15. President Kiir and Dr. Riek Machar Must Be Given a Chance so Peace May Reign, By Apioth Mayom Apioth, Washington State, USA
  16. Peace falters in Addis as warring parties struggle to save faces amid Deadlock, By Emmanuel Ariech Deng, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  17. Achievements and Failures: The Institutional and Judicial Reforms Agenda of the ARCSS, By Tong Kot Kuocnin, Nairobi, Kenya
  18. The 2015 Peace Accord: A Cocked Gun in the Hands of Reckless Infants, By Francis Maluth Telar, Juba, South Sudan
  19. This peace process in Addis Ababa is just a program of self-enrichment, NOT PEACE, By Majok Arol Dhieu, Juba, South Sudan
  20. President Kiir and Riek Machar should transcend the mirage of total victory in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, By PaanLuel Wël, Juba, South Sudan
  21. Bad Peace is Better than a Good War: The case of Khartoum Peace Agreement (KPA), By James Thon Atem Ayiei, Juba, South Sudan
  22. South Sudan: Will the latest power sharing agreement hold?, By Martin Ariel Majak, Alexandria, Egypt
  23. What is the fate of South Sudan’s Revitalized Peace Accord?, By Yanta Daniel Elisha, Juba, South Sudan
  24. R-ARCSS: Salient features of South Sudan latest peace deal, By Roger Alfred Yoron Modi, Kampala, Uganda
  25. The sadden silent of the legal profession on the IGAD-led R-ARCSS, By Wol Deng Akech, Lucknow, India
  26. On the Revitalized ARCSS: Toward the Truth and Trust Building, By Stephen Par Kuol, Nairobi, Kenya
  27. Taban Deng’s reunification of the SPLM has restored peace in the country, By Dut Deng Kok, Juba, South Sudan
  28. President Kiir should Allow Free and Fair Elections after the Transitional Period, By Ngoi Thuech, Dodoma, Tanzania
  29. R-ARCSS: The Peace that Divides the Signatories and Non-Signatories Alike, By Tito Awen Bol, Juba, South Sudan
  30. Nyandeng and Hon. Angelina: The Madams are Back in Juba, South Sudan!, By Malith Alier, Perth, Australia

Politics & Government: Best Articles and News Analysis on Politics, Democracy and Governance for the Year 2018

  1. The exigency of an indigenous middle-class caste for state building in South Sudan, By Hon. Peter Wal Athiu Madol, Kampala, Uganda
  2. The Principles of Tribocracy: Debunking the Myth of the 64 Tribes of South Sudan (Part 1-8), By PaanLuel Wël, Bor, South Sudan
  3. The “Kwak legacy” of the SPLM and the age of Demokiiracy in South Sudan, By Jon Pende Ngong, Nairobi, Kenya
  4. Rent-seeking: The Politics of living in Hotels and Keeping Families in Foreign Lands, By Ariik Atekdit Mawien, Gogrial, South Sudan
  5. Fast-tracking the Establishment of Hybrid Court to End Impunity in South Sudan, By Tong Kot Kuocnin, Juba, South Sudan
  6. The 7th anniversary of the Referendum Vote: A Forgotten Historical Milestone, By Ariik Atekdit Mawien, Gogrial, South Sudan
  7. Why is Sayed Bona Malwal Betraying South Sudan by Selling Abyei to Khartoum?, By Justice Deng Biong Mijak, Juba, South Sudan
  8. A transitional government without Kiir cannot avail peace in South Sudan, By Hon. Taban Abel Aguek (MP), Juba, South Sudan
  9. The Politics of Transitional Periods & Govt in the Republic of South Sudan, By Tong Kot Kuocnin, Nairobi, Kenya
  10. How Socio-Political Duplicity Hampered South Sudan’s Transition to Statehood, By Peter Adwok Nyaba, Nairobi, Kenya
  11. How Political Wrangling in the Ruling SPLM Party Wrecked South Sudan Apart in 2013, By Hon Arop Madut Arop, Oxford, UK
  12. 3 states, 10 states or 32 states: The politics of state-making in South Sudan, By Oyet Nathaniel Pierino, Kampala, Uganda
  13. The Question of Federalism, and Number of States in the IGAD Bridging Proposal, By Roger Alfred Yoron Modi, Kampala, Uganda
  14. Contextualizing the Legal Underpinnings of Federalism Debate in South Sudan, By Tong Kot Kuocnin, Nairobi, Kenya
  15. South Sudan: A Crucified Nation on the Cross of SPLM Philosophy of Liberationism, By Gabriel Kucdit Kachuol, Nairobi, Kenya
  16. Back to Khartoum: Can South Sudanese Accept to Lose Their Independence?, By David Mayen Dengdit, Denver-Colorado, USA
  17. What can South Sudanese learn from these African leadership & Historical facts?, By Emmanuel Ariech Deng, Juba, South Sudan
  18. The Resignation of Justice Bullen Panchol Awal from the Supreme Court of South Sudan, By Eng. Deng Diar Diing, Mombasa, Kenya
  19. The “SPLM/SPLA Factor” in the December 2013 Crisis and Civil War in South Sudan (Part 1-4), By PaanLuel Wël, Juba, South Sudan
  20. The most treasured resource in South Sudan can be found in the spirit of our youth, By Awut Mayom Agok, Rumbek, South Sudan
  21. The Government of South Sudan should Stop Curtailing the Freedom of Expression, By Apioth Mayom Apioth, North Dakota, USA
  22. The “Big Tent Policy Factor” in the December 2013 Crisis and Civil War in South Sudan (Part 1-3), By PaanLuel Wël, Juba, South Sudan
  23. The Puzzling Pragmatic Patriarchy of the Sudan Over South Sudan, By James Okuk (PhD), Juba, South Sudan
  24. Youth of South Sudan Should Refrain from the Servitude of Benydit, Kuär-Midiit and Zool Kabiīr, By Youhanes Magok Nhial, Juba, South Sudan
  25. Could the dissolution of the 32 states bring peace to South Sudan?, By Santino Aniek, New York, USA
  26. South Sudan: Who is the government, in the real sense?, By Rev. Malong Bak Malong, Aweil, South Sudan
  27. Rotational regional presidency: The only panacea to the current endless war over J1, By Dut Kuot Akok, Aweil, South Sudan
  28. South Sudan: Whose power is it to change the name of the SPLA to SSPDF?, By Wol Deng Akech, Lucknow, India
  29. Kokora vs Decentralization: What do South Sudanese Confuse Federalism with?, By Ngoi Thuech, Dodoma, Tanzania
  30. What does the extension of the UNISFA mandate means for Abyei’s Future?, By Jok WaMonychok Juba, South Sudan

Business & Economic: Best Articles and News Analysis on Business and Economy for the Year 2018

  1. Will this dire economic and political situation ever change in South Sudan?, By Pal Chol Nyan, Juba, South Sudan
  2. The plight of young South Sudanese students on scholarship program in Egypt, By Elijah Achiek Panchol, Cairo, Egypt
  3. The Crippling Impacts of the Ongoing Civil War on the Economy of South Sudan, By Kuir Mayen Kuir, Nairobi, Kenya
  4. South Sudan: Transform our Banking Systems – Transform our Economy!, By Kuir Mayen Kuir, Nairobi, Kenya
  5. The peril of intellectual property thefts and copyright infringements in South Sudan, By Atem Yaak Atem, Sydney, Australia
  6. Diminishing Return: The Ever Declining Value of the South Sudan Livestock Sector, By Abraham Biar Gai, Nairobi, Kenya
  7. How Prostitution and Destitution have taken the highest toll in Juba, South Sudan, By Pal Chol Nyan, Juba, South Sudan
  8. South Sudan: Looking for Incentives in the Bare Land, By Malith Alier, Perth, Australia
  9. Is the Proposed Construction of Ramciel City a Misplaced Priority Amidst a Civil War?, By Fidele Mareng Makwei – Australia
  10. No equal employment opportunities with National and International NGOs operating in South Sudan, By Simon Buzada Gach, Juba, South Sudan
  11. How Gender Impedes Girl-child’s Socio-Economic Progress in South Sudan, By Philip Thon Aleu, Juba, South Sudan
  12. S. Arms Embargo on South Sudan in Context, By Kur John Aleu, Beijing, China
  13. South Sudan: The corrupt elements who are bringing our country down, By Justin Deng Deng, Juba, South Sudan
  14. The Failure of the SPLM to live up to its Liberation Slogans, By David Matiop Gai, Juba, South Sudan
  15. South Sudan: A thin line between a gift and a bribe within the police service, By 1st Lt Akuot Aquila Apiu Garang, Juba, South Sudan
  16. High Bride Price is the main driving force of rampant conflicts in South Sudan, By Makur Garang Apadieer, Juba, South Sudan
  17. Profile in Courage: Hon. Atem Garang de Kuek is the Man of the People, By Pal Chol Nyan, Juba, South Sudan
  18. How to Wreck an Economy: The Case of South Sudan, By Malith Alier, Perth, Australia
  19. Jacob Akech Dengdit: Making the Case for Duk Padiet Municipality in Jonglei State, By Hon. Jacob Akech Dengdit, Bor, Jonglei state
  20. Free Kerbino Wol, the young South Sudanese entrepreneur and philanthropist, By Robert A. Portada III, Pennsylvania, USA
  21. With the dawn of peace, will the economic crisis normalizes in South Sudan?, By Kuir Mayen Kuir, Nairobi, Kenya
  22. South Sudan: The Impacts of Oil Activities on Communities Inside Oil Operation Zones, By Ater Yuot Riak (PhD), Juba, South Sudan
  23. Dear MTN & Zain: Does the old adage ‘customer is a king’ still exist?, By Zack Mayul, Juba, South Sudan
  24. Virginity is to village as HIV/AIDS is to urban areas: Does the assumption still hold?, By Ayuen J. Awan, Juba, South Sudan
  25. Dear Women Lawyers of South Sudan: Stop your Lawsuit against Nyalong’s Family, By Ms. Adol Makeny Dhieu, Sydney, Australia
  26. The Immateriality of Same-Sex Marriage in South Sudan, By Mabil Manyok Nhial, Gweru, Zimbabwe
  27. Protest in Khartoum: Why NCP Regime of Omar Bashir Must Fall Now, By Kerubino Kocrup Makuach, Nairobi, Kenya
  28. South Sudan: The Oil, Environmental Safety and Fundamental Human Rights, By Tong Kot Kuocnin, Juba, South Sudan
  29. Tributes to Akol Lual Lual Who Pioneered Academic Excellence in Kakuma, Kenya, By Deng Diar Diing, Mombasa, Kenya
  30. Riches or Poverty No one should Boast of, By Malith Alier, Perth, Australia

National Identity & Integration: Best Articles and News Analysis on National Identity and Integration for the Year 2018

  1. South Sudan: The Role of Intellectuals as Cream of the Society, By Hon Arop Madut Arop, Nairobi, Kenya
  2. Revisiting the Past: The Founding of the Sudan African National Union (SANU) Part 1-2, By Mangar Marial Amerdid, Juba, South Sudan
  3. Tributes and Appreciation to the Patriotic Life of Gen. Andrew Makur Thou, By Atem Yaak Atem, Sydney, Australia
  4. The “Nuer Factor” in the December 2013 Crisis and Civil War in South Sudan (Part 1-2), By PaanLuel Wël, Kongor, South Sudan
  5. Amon Wantok: South Sudan must undertake detribalization as a national process, By Dr. Amon Wantok, Juba, South Sudan
  6. Tributes to the late Chief of Defense Forces, Gen James Ajonga Mawut Unguec, By Bol Madut Ayii, Juba, South Sudan
  7. Apaak vs Reel: Atuot Community in Intensive Care Unit of Ethnic Identity Crisis, By Madol Chien Achieny, Juba, South Sudan
  8. Dinka Bor or Dinka Jonglei?: Historical Roots of the Ethnic Identity Crisis in Jonglei State, By Jacob Jokmagai Dengadiit, Juba, South Sudan
  9. ONE LAST DREAM!, By Adol Akuei, Eldoret, Kenya
  10. Athieng Kureng & Nyagai Awuou: The Elegant Beauty of ‘Arekic Songs’ in Dinka Society, By David Mabior Atem Kuir, Winnipeg, Canada
  11. The Episcopal Church Elects Bishop Justin Badi of Maridi as Primate of South Sudan, By PaanLuel Wël, Juba, South Sudan
  12. Parental Negligence: Have South Sudanese exported their mess and wars to Australia?, By Kur John Aleu, Beijing Jiaotong University, China
  13. Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Jesh el-Amer (Red Army) in Sydney, Australia, By Abuoi Jook Alith, Sydney, Australia
  14. Why ethnocentrism attitudes constitute the fundamental problem of South Sudan, By Dut kuot Akok, Aweil, South Sudan
  15. Culture of Revenge Destroys: A Call for Political Tolerance across South Sudan , By Mayak Deng Aruei, California, USA
  16. Jieng Sportsmanship: The Politics of Competitive Wrestling in Jonglei State, By Junior William Deng, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  17. The untold story of Reynaldo Loleyo: The commander of the 1955 Torit mutineers, By Comrade Mangar Amerdid, Juba, South Sudan
  18. Riek Machar is a curse that has ruined our Nuer community, By Amb: John Kassara Koang Nhial, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  19. The dilemma between rights of individual and interests of the community (Part 1-2), By Mading Abraham Majur, Juba, South Sudan
  20. Commemorating the 63rd Anniversary of the August 18, 1955 Torit Mutiny, By Prof. Peter Tingwa, Nairobi, Kenya
  21. Declaration of Apaak Community as a Sub-section of Jieng Tribe in South Sudan, Apaak Youth Steering Committee: Apaak Community Resolution on their National Identity in the Republic of South Sudan
  22. South Sudan: Tonj Historical Background, Location and its ancestral owners, By Valentino Malueth Akec, Melbourne, Australia
  23. South Sudan: Who Voted for Wars in the New Born Country?, By Rev. Malong Bak Malong, Aweil, South Sudan
  24. How Ateny’s “Drum of Truth” was Silenced Forever, By Malith Alier, Perth, Australia
  25. Our Children, Our Language — The Dinka Language: Our Identity, By Kur Wël Kur, Adelaide, Australia
  26. A South Sudanese Student Shines at the Harare Institute of Technology, Zimbabwe, By Mabil Manyok Nhial, Gweru, Zimbabwe
  27. The Conundrum of National Identity and Ethnicity in South Sudan, By Madol Chien Achieny, Juba, South Sudan
  28. South Sudanese Embassy in Kenya: A Victim of Immature Students’ Politics, BY JB -JOK BIOR, NAIROBI , KENYA
  29. South Sudanese are being Ridiculed on World Stage: the Case of Nyalong Ngong, By Deng Agok Ageer, Australia
  30. A Call for Renewal and Forgiveness, Peace and Reconciliation in South Sudan, By Lucy Ayak Malek, Nairobi, Kenya

Letters & Speeches: Best Speeches, Press Statements and Letters for the Year 2018

  1. Telar Ring Deng: My Letter of Resignation from the Government of President Kiir, By Telar Ring Deng, Nairobi, Kenya
  2. Letter to President Kiir: Appeal for Clemency and Presidential Pardon for my Son – Agou, By John Wuoi Chuit
  3. Open Letter from Rumbek Community in the Diaspora to President Salva Kiir, By Rumbek Community in Diaspora
  4. Remarks by Dr. Francis Mading Deng at the High-Level Revitalization Forum in Ethiopia, Remarks by Dr. Francis Mading Deng
  5. Opening Remarks: Position Paper of the Government at the 2nd Phase of the HLRF, By Hon. Nhial Deng Nhial – Head of the TGONU Delegation to the IGAD HLRF
  6. Letter to President Kiir: There are Greater Incentives in Life than a Political Office, By David Mayen Dengdit, Denver, USA
  7. Obituary: Tributes and Celebration of the Exemplary Life of Ustaz Majak Nhial Nyuon, By Henry Makuei Khor – Melbourne, Australia
  8. Letter to the Principals: The Citizens’ Agenda for your Face-to-Face Meeting in Addis Ababa, By South Sudan Civil Society Forum (SSCSF)
  9. 1990 Torit Speech: The Prophesy of Dr. John Garang, Dr. John Garang de Mabioor’s speech in 1990, a year after the SPLA’s capture of Torit in 1989
  10. Press release: The formation of Jonglei state community-USA (JSC-USA), PRESS RELEASE: FORMATION OF JONGLEI STATE COMMUNITY-USA (JSC-USA)
  11. President Kiir’s Remarks at Juba International Airport – The Khartoum Peace Agreement
  12. Dr John Garang’s Vision: The Only Game in Town for the Two Sudans, By Yasir Arman, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  13. SPLM-IO: Why Riek Machar turned down President Kiir’s invitation to visit Juba, SPLM-IO Press Release
  14. Telar Ring Deng: An open letter to the South Sudan Civil Aviation Authority, By Telar Ring Deng, Juba, South Sudan
  15. President Kiir’s speech during the signing ceremony of the R-ARCSS, President Kiir’s Speech
  16. Pagan Amum and Thomas Chirillo Reject the Signed Revitalized ARCSS, Press Statement
  17. National Dialogue Initiative – Final Report from Central Equatoria Sub–Committee, National Dialogue Steering Committee Report – Final Report from the Sub-Committee on Central Equatoria states (PDF)
  18. Khartoum Declaration Agreement: The Final Copy of the Initialed Revitalized 2015 ARCSS, Khartoum Declaration Agreement: The Initialed Revitalized ARCSS, August 2018
  19. An Open Letter to President Salva Kiir on the Continued Detention of Kerbino Wol, Press Release
  20. An open letter to Governor Matur Chut Dhuol, of Western Lakes state, By Willy Mayom Maker, British Columbia, Canada
  21. The 1965 Round Table Conference between the Southern Region and Khartoum Regime, By Mangar Marial Amerdid, Juba, South Sudan
  22. JIPDD appeals for inclusive implementation of the revitalized peace agreement, Press Release
  23. An Open Letter to Amb. Chol Ajongo, South Sudanese Ambassador to Kenya, By Bol Deng Bol, Nairobi, Kenya
  24. Dear Mr. President: An Open Letter to President Salva Kiir Mayardit, By Jesus Panther Deng, Bor, Jonglei State
  25. Political and military reprisals in the aftermath of the 1955 Torit Uprising, By Mangar Marial Amerdid, Juba, South Sudan
  26. Letter to Editor: Thank God, PaanLuel Wel Website is Up Again, By Malith Alier, Perth, Australia
  27. President Kiir and Dr. Riek Machar: Speeches During Peace Day Celebration in Juba, Speeches
  28. President Kiir’s Speech at the SPLM Retreat at Lobonok, South Sudan, Full speech of the chairman, Lobonok County, jubek state, RSS.
  29. The inspirational legacy of South Sudanese veteran politician, Uncle Clement Mboro, By Mangar Marial Amerdid, Juba, South Sudan
  30. Atem Yaak Atem: Lies about South Sudanese gaining ground rapidly (Part 1-2), By Atem Yaak Atem, Sydney, Australia

History, Reports & Documentaries: Best Documentaries, Narratives and Reports on South Sudan for the Year 2018

  1. Joseph Ukel Garang Wël – The Dilemma of the Southern Intellectual (1961), By the southern Sudanese communist leader, Joseph Garang
  2. John Garang’s 1987 Heritage Interview with Arop Madut – By Hon Arop Madut Arop, Khartoum, Sudan
  3. The 35th Anniversary of May 16th: Comrade Salva Kiir and the Founding of the SPLM/A, By PaanLuel Wel (Juba) and Simon Yel Yel (Kampala)
  4. HSBA Report: The long, traumatic Flight of Dr. Riek Machar from Juba to the DRC Congo – Spreading fallout; The collapse of the ARCSS and new conflict along the Equatorias-DRC border
  5. Chiefs’ Massacre: The 50th Commemoration of the killing of Chief Athiu Madol Anyar – By Peter Wal Athiu Madol Anyar, Kampala, Uganda
  6. How South Sudanese Ruling Elites bankrupted the “Young” Nation: Leaked audit report by the UK Guardian newspaper shows how family and friends of top government officials benefited from letters of credit scam.
  7. John Garang’s Last Speech Marking the 22nd Anniversary of May 16th, 2005 – By Dr. John Garang, Rumbek, South Sudan
  8. Commemorating the 10th Anniversary: Who Killed Dr. John Garang de Mabioor? – By PaanLuel Wël, Juba, South Sudan
  1. Peter Gatkuoth: The Notable South Sudanese Politician and Economist, By Mangar Marial Amerdid, Juba, South Sudan
  2. Glimpse of History: Maker Jool Deng was not the only Martyr of May 16th Bor Uprising – By David Aoloch Bion, Bor, Jonglei state
  3. Remembering the Launching of the SPLM/A Liberation Struggle, 1983 – 2005 – By Thiik Mou Giir, Melbourne, Australia
  1. Joseph Ukel Garang Wel: The Firebrand Marxist and Intellectual of South Sudan, By Mangar Marial Amerdid, Juba, South Sudan
  2. Happy Birth Day South Sudan: Reflections on the Independence of South Sudan – By Hon. Arop Madut-Arop, Nairobi, Kenya
  3. Salva Kiir Mayardit: The Joshua of South Sudan – By PaanLuel Wël & Simon Yel Yel, Juba, South Sudan
  4. Tribute to the late former chief Justice John Wol Makech, the first chief justice of the Republic of South Sudan – By Bol Madut Ayii, Juba, South Sudan
  5. In loving memory of my fellow lost boys that we lost on our journey to Ethiopia (Part 1-2) – By Garang Yong Deng (Alberta, Canada) and By Deng Diar Diing (Mombasa, Kenya)
  6. REVISITING THE MEANING OF THE ANYA-NYA MOVEMENT – By Mangar Marial Amerdid, Juba, South Sudan
  7. Tributes and Appreciation to Diktoor Lueth: Remembering Dr. Lueth Garang Kuany – By Atem Yaak Atem, Australia
  8. Bush Chronicle with Gen. Anthony Bol Madut – By Okello Peter, Juba, South Sudan
  9. 34th anniversary of May 16th: Reflection on the contributors through the 34 years of our liberation struggle – By Kur Garang Deng, Nairobi, Kenya
  10. President Kiir’s remarks concerning the removal of Gen. Paul Malong Awan – President Salva Kiir Mayardit briefed the public on the Removal of General Paul Malong Awan from his Position as Chief of General Staff of the SPLA
  11. Report from Panel of Experts on South Sudan to UN Security Council, April 2017 – By Panel of Experts on South Sudan
  12. THERE IS NO MAN’S LAND IN SOUTH SUDAN: A CASE FOR RAMCIEL CITY – By Bëc George Anyak, Glasgow, UK
  13. Human Rights’ Report on the July 2016 Fighting in Juba, South Sudan, Report
  1. Tributes and Appreciation to the Patriotic Life of Gen. Andrew Makur Thou, By Atem Yaak Atem, Sydney, Australia
  2. The National Dialogue: New Proposal on the Reorganization of the South Sudanese State, Report
  1. The biography of the South Sudanese patriot and politician, Malath Joseph Lueth, By Mangar Marial Amerdid, Juba, South Sudan
  2. Engaging in politics in South Sudan has always been a matter of self-sacrifice, By Atem Yaak Atem, Sydney, Australia
  3. Critical Review of PaanLuel Wël’s Political Theory of “Tribocracy”, By Amer Mayen Dhieu, Brisbane, Australia
  4. The 32 Federal States of the Republic of South Sudan, By PaanLuel Wël, Juba, South Sudan

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