Archive for March 19, 2019

By Peter Wek Mabiordit, Juba, South Sudan

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 (PW) —- Peace is an important thing in human life. It is demonstrated by our daily actions toward others. The noble choice of doing right things depends on individual’s attitude and behaviors. When we behave in the right manner, our behaviors immediately translate into peace. For the last 3 years there had been a search for a lasting peace in South Sudan. Many agreements had been signed but dishonored.

The Khartoum peace agreement signed in 2018 is another step towards lasting peace. Although critics argue that it will not hold because it does not address the root causes of conflict, I’m optimistic that there are chances of achieving peace because our leaders have expressed their full commitment to implement it.

But how do we achieve lasting peace in South Sudan? Well, in my opinion, real peace starts from within ourselves and extends to others. For us to achieve happiness in life, we must allow the strings of love and unity to bind us together. When we understand the meaning of life, we learn to appreciate the very reason of our existence. True freedom and the right to life are only exercised when we own the spirit of nation building and avoid illegal activities like corruption, gambling, robbery, rebellion and revenge killings.


By Baak Chan Yak Deng, Wau, South Sudan

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 (PW) — Peace does not rest in the charters and covenants alone. It lies in the hearts and minds of all people. So let us not rest all our hopes on parchment and on paper, let us strive to build peace, a desire for peace, a willingness to work for peace in the hearts and minds of all of our people. I believe that we can. I believe the problems of human destiny are not beyond the reach of human beings. Cynicism masquerades as wisdom, but it is the farthest thing from it.

Because cynics don’t learn anything. Because cynicism is a self-imposed blindness, a rejection of the world because we are afraid it will hurt us or disappoint us. Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. If there is a mystical chord in democracy, it probably revolves around the notion that unexpected music can resonate from politics when people are pursuing questions larger than self I have seen that ennobling effect in people many, many times expressed by those who found themselves engaged in genuine acts of democratic expression, who claimed their right to define the larger destiny of their community, their nations.


Open Economy and the Subsequent Exchange Rates for South Sudan

Posted: March 19, 2019 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Economy, Kuir Mayen Kuir

By Kuir Mayen Kuir, Nairobi, Kenya


Monday, March 18, 2019 (PW) — Does the debilitating economic menace in South Sudan has a solution? Are there goods and services leaving the country as exports? What is the nature of the country’s balance of payments (BoP)? All the above are quite some reasonable questions that any person can easily seek to find better answers addressing them. However, in the spirit of reasoning together towards our economic evaluation, the question on whether our economy is an open or closed one does not omit!

It is a question that can never be ignored in any analysis. Everyone has his or her own view on the same but as for me, the theme is still unclear because I haven’t seen or heard any restrictions that our government has strengthened towards controlling the goods and services coming into the country, neither have I seen any goods and services constantly leaving the country as an export apart from the common oil and its components.

We shall see the substantial evidences in due course given the current situation of peace successfully taking its full implementation over the country (I am optimistic that peace is coming) but it is apparently evidence that by our country emulating the open economic system, it can practically do well compared to when it decides otherwise.