Archive for January 17, 2019

I would like to draw your attention to the fact that we are lacking good English because your uncles looted our national resources to sponsor you abroad.  We are not good in speaking English as you claimed but practically applying our acquired knowledge into good use while our money looted by your uncles ended up in bars and in the hands of computer wizard giving you fake certification abroad

By Marial Mangar Akol, Juba, South Sudan

Corruption genesis

Thursday, 17 January 2019 (PW) — Dear readers, I am completely vexed here, because any education is better than none from my perspective. However I do believe that there is a certain standard for university that people should at least hold as a guideline and goal: Unique experience that provides comradery, gives opportunity to create long-lasting relationship with people, provides access to wealth of knowledge and opportunities to learn from.

Well, we can look at this from so many angles but that will still not suffice your preordained grudge notion. Nevertheless, to ask what the qualities of a good school are is also to say how do I know this particular school is a good one? Here’s the thing, don’t trust every broken English you have heard spoken by claimed people about the Juba University from your tea places or somewhere.

Rather here’s the perfect approach you can use to know:

  1. Get someone currently enrolled at the university to tell you how true the stories you have on your lobbying mind by asking what average percentage he/she got during high school. Of course, it’s a good university, one of its qualities is that it admit those who scored highly compare to another universities.
  2. For every system to be efficient, we look at the outcome, its products and what it can generate. Surely, one quality you can look at is the history of quality students they have been producing, what these alumni are doing currently and how they are impacting the country over the years. By making your own research, all advocates, clinics that being handled well are at the hands of university of Juba’s graduates.


By Riak Marial Riak, Juba, South Sudan

corruption in south sudan

Thursday, January 17, 2019 (PW) —- In that touch of life something moves up to you with all possibilities. Entry for a common man is a task ahead. In that life you become eager to know who lifts you up from the dust, yes, life is a distant our bodies are not willing to walk in, yet there is a new obstacle that pushes us to live up to the goal, a new wave of dismissal sent yesterday’s signal that we may be better.

Survival too want us to take another route until we become multi– in a volatile–community chasing all sorts of life’s pedigree. The tendency here is to keep that same balance which depended on individual decisions, to be active or remain passive as you have desired. Life gives us a sense of belonging, it takes us far from our togetherness based on individual choosing.

We are not ready whatsoever this case must be, where we enter because we know at later stage the distant is brought to an end we can verily sit back watching our peace folded and masquerade readiness in all aspects of living, yes, we are not poor because our ancestors had it as a cycle of life, we are fighters seeking time and independent battle as a manner of struggle, as a matter of grabbing delicacy. (more…)

An open Letter to Elected MPs of former Tonj South County in the Transitional National Legislative Assembly – Juba

Dear Honorable MPs Representative,

By Morris Mabior Awikjokdit, Juba, South Sudan

Tonj youth association welcome distribution of counties in Tonj

Tonj youth association welcome distribution of counties in Tonj

Thursday, January 17, 2019 (PW) —- I am very fortunate to have been able to have a secure roof over my head. Having that comfort is unfortunately a luxury that many in our community are not able to have due to these difficult economic circumstances. Recently, I have become very concerned about the increase in criminalization efforts against the most vulnerable in Thiet County of Tonj State, the homeless. As a proud member of our community yourself, I am sure that you share many of these concerns.

Research has shown that people experiencing such mistreatment have endured an increasingly hostile environment of imposed forceful recruitment which has resulted to looting of vulnerable citizens’ properties, torturing and human right abuses on daily basis. The data collected has shown that looting of Apuk Juwiir community has taken consecutive three years since from the era of former Governor Akec Tong up to the present time. What is particular about this community in Tonj?

Did we commit a sin that cannot be forgiven? Many of the day to day activities, that many of us take for granted, are restricted to people without shelter such as local ordinances that deem sitting on sidewalks or loitering to be infractions. Citizens of this community should be able to work toward getting out of their demeaning situation without the fear of being harassed and cited for being impoverished.


By Michael Chol Tor, Juba, South Sudan

tribalism in south sudan

Thursday, 17 January 2019 (PW) — This topic is especially relevant to our modern climate not only the South Sudan nation but the overall world. We have become intoxicated by toxic tribalism and the group mob mentality. We have unconsciously been seduced or persuaded by the idea that one group is “wrong” and “evil” while our own group is “correct” and “good’’. This mentality leads to a whole list of disastrous consequences which I will explain it later on in this publication.

But, the first things we must understand is what exactly is toxic tribalism and where does it come from. What is toxic tribalism and where does it stem from? First, let me provide a definition of what toxic tribalism is. Toxic tribalism: A loyalty to one’s own tribe or social group to the point that dogma and dysfunction become the standard. Afterward, let me provide 2 key characteristics in which an individual has become drunk with toxic tribalism.

Demonization, this is the first and the foremost quality of someone who is toxically tribal. If there is any labeling of the other group as being stupid, evil, racist, demons, scum, and then you can almost be sure that they are in the mindset of toxic tribalism. Unconscious Behavior and attitudes, one of the hallmarks of someone who is engrossed in toxic tribalism is a lack of conscious behavior. Unconscious behavior comes in many forms such as screaming, not entertaining contradictory idea, being closed minded, violence and the list goes on. (more…)