Archive for March 21, 2019

By Emmanuel Joseph Akile


State accuses Biar & Kerbino of terror, sabotage & crimes against the state

Peter Biar and Kerbino Wol Agok

Kerbino Wol and Peter Biar [in suits] appear before a high court judge in Juba on Thursday March 21, 2019.

Dr. Peter Biar Ajak and Kerbino Wol appeared before a high court judge in Juba today for the first time this morning. The two are among seven others who were arraigned before Judge Sumeya Saleh Abdallahi

Before today’s hearing, the South Sudan Civil Society Alliance broke the news that the two, and other detainees were expected to be charged on a range of offenses such as terrorism, banditry, insurgency, sabotage, violence and disorderly conduct in a public place.

Dr. Biar, an activist was arrested last year when he significantly became critical of the peace process and the government. Before his arrest, the President had warned the public against speaking ill of the Khartoum peace talks.

Kerbino, a businessman and also a Captain at the National Security was detained over unconfirmed reasons -months before he and other prisoners reportedly disarmed prison guards and temporarily took control of a section of the NSS headquarters. (more…)

Hon. Salvatore Garang Mabiordit: The victim of exotic politics of egregious lies and distortions

By Simon Yel Yel, Juba, South Sudan

Minister of Finance and Economic Planning Salvatore Garang Mabiordit

Thursday, March 21, 2019 (PW) — Thought not blood, unmeasurable ink has been spilt over the Minister for Finance and Economic Planning, Hon. Salvatore Garang Mabior. But the truth remains: He is not corrupt as being misleadingly alleged. That’s the reason I don’t buy all these corruption allegations born of consummate hatred and insipid circumlocution which have been circulating on the online media for sometimes now. It’s merely a political attrition in play.

All these platitudinous sermons carry no shred of truth by any imagination. They are being purposely contrived and propagated by his political nemesis to settle political scores. However, his legacy is imprinted in a hard stone. Even if he is thrown into political oblivion by this exotic politics of subterfuge and egregious lies – and I am sure he will withstand all the odds and continue climbing the ladder of stardom and greatness, his legacy is written in the hard rock.

Upon his appointment, he has successfully managed to ameliorate the living conditions and that is why the country is now economically convalescing. Get your popcorn and let me peel your eyes. His achievements are ineffable and here are the headlines.