Archive for April 4, 2019

RE: An open letter to H.E. Salva Kiir Mayardit, President of the Republic: The Israeli Project of Learn and Earn to South Sudanese Youth is not a Scholarship but Rather a Modernized Slavery

Bek Dhuorjang Chol, Juba, South Sudan

Gen. David Uri Ben Uziel (AKA Tarzan or John), the Israeli soldier who fought with the Anyanya one freedom fighters in the 1960-70s under the leadership of Gen. Joseph Lagu

Thursday, April 4, 2019 (PW) — Your Excellency the president, gregarious greetings to you and best wishes. Mr. President, I wish to appreciate your tremendous efforts exerted to sign the revitalized peace agreement to ensure a peaceful resolution of the conflict in our country. The ongoing implementation process is applauded as a step towards sustainable peace and stability in our beloved country.

Your Excellency, I would like to contextualize on your speech addressed to the nation during the peace celebrations organized in Juba last October 31st, 2018 in which you call on the nation to revive the economy and lay the foundation for critical transport, communication, power, and agricultural infrastructure before the end of the transitional period. It would be better for young people to embark on agricultural activities by identifying farms and cultivate to supply our market at a cheaper rate as part of their contribution to nation building.

On the 27th September 2017, the first batch of 20 South Sudanese students were sent by the National Youth Union in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security to the State of Israel particularly Tel Aviv the capital for what was known as the “Learn and Earn” program in Kinneret college initiated by H.E. Hanan Goder, the Israeli Ambassador to South Sudan, Mr. Oren David the director of Kinneret College in Galili and Mr. Nasim Hadad one of the staff of the college.


Exchanging the office of the presidency for a congress is the best solution for African nations

By Stephen A. Sutherland (MD), USA

The true size of Africa


Thursday, April 4, 2019 (PW) — Recent events in various African nations demonstrate a pattern that repeats every year. The nations I am referring to include South Sudan; the Democratic Republic of the Congo; South Africa, Liberia & Sierra Leone; Cameroon; Haiti; Central Republic of Africa; Zimbabwe etc. In most cases – the single point of failure has been the office of the PRESIDENCY. 

Based on the pattern of problems, we conclude that political office of the PRESIDENCY is not appropriate for African nations – for 6 reasons listed below. The Office the PRESIDENCY should be replaced by a CONGRESS that offers equal representation to every tribe regardless of size. This will guarantee safety, stability, prosperity & justice for all. 

Description of the problem

The fundamental problem of a PRESIDENCY is its single point of failure – by way of bribes, corruption, coups & tribalism. The office of the PRESIDENCY comes with 6 Risk Factors, which become a reality of Africa nations every single year.


By Sunday de John, Roor Chuolakol, South Sudan

President Kiir's Bahr el Ghazal tour, Feb 2019
President Kiir’s Bahr el Ghazal tour, Feb 2019

Thursday, April 4, 2019 (PW) — In his recent non-selective, unskipped tour of Bahr El Ghazal, first of its kind since independence President Salva Kiir Mayardit moved from one town to another commencing from Terekeka up to Raja. The journey was named or codenamed: Educating Citizens of Bahr El Ghazal on Peace that was signed to put it in simple terms. The journey comprised of several military and political forces moving together with the president to ensure that everything was right.

The masses of people were at some points forcefully driven out from their homes by commissioners or their subjects on governor’s orders to ensure that President sees a huge crowd even when the crowd was unwilling and reluctant.”This resulted to later sacking of reluctant chiefs”. Story for another day. Pictures depicting huge crowds were from time to time posted on either the President’s Facebook page or that of his Press Unit. There was huge euphoria registered on the faces of Kiir’s right hand men and women despite being in deep pain internally.

However, the truth is not dissemination of peace messages, rather it is a quest for political consolidation. President Salva Kiir Mayardit’s leadership and the support he hugely had been enjoying have eventually waned in Bahr El Ghazal. So he has to visit the region with all the necessary ploys to ensure that he is getting himself back at the heart of the region as the only Messiah that would deliver but nothing.


By Malith Alier, Perth, Australia

Jump-starting the economy of South Sudan?

Wednesday, 3 April 2019 (PW) — Through the gates they come. All sorts of people! The two gates are for vehicles and people. Both gates punctured on the western part of the fortifying fence. It is one of the few gated ministries in the complex. The reasons for this are very clear to the layman.

The car gate solely belongs to the Very Important Persons (VIP). In the category of VIP are ministers, undersecretaries, Directors General and of course generals from the armed forces including SPLA, police, prisons, Wildlife and Fire Brigade.

“Please allow Gen. G to pass, give way, eh!” the security personal asked the female police door opener. “Your identity card please?” the security guy asked another visitor with searching eyes. “You’re Mr. Juba?” “Yes, visitor confirmed. “Where are you going?” “I am going to see the Director General of Finance.” “He’s not in today!” “But I was asked last week by the office manager to see him today!” “No, I told you he’s not there.” “You can go and come back next week, it is already Friday you know.”