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Intellectuals – Manipulating Our People in South Sudan

Thiik Mou Giir, Melbourne, Australia

August 15, 2016 (SSB) — Following my last article, one of those who made some comments expressed his disapproval of my use of the term, “Intellectuals” to apply on those who are engaged in such kind of writings.  One out of four dictionary definitions he provided reads, an intellectual person is “an extremely rational person; a person who relies on intellect rather than on emotions or feelings.”  He went on to suggest that those who are inciting violence and promoting hatred as “War mongers” or “Propagandists.”  This is a good point but I would continue using the term “Intellectuals” for the sake of consistency.

The use of the Internet comes with responsibility or the lack of it.  We, who use the Internet in Diaspora, can use it to help our people build bridges (strengthen relationships) and that is a good thing.  We can use it in order to share ideas, ideas that would help us mature and let us make sense of our world, and that is a good thing.  We can use it, moreover, to help us resolve the issues we have had for so long and issues that have surfaced after South Sudan gained its independence, and that is a good thing.  In short, we can use it to build our new identity and that is a good thing.

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By Mariak Chol Majok, Kampala, Uganda

Banki Moon

UN secretary general, Banki Moon, and JMEC chairperson, Festus Mogae

August 15, 2016 (SSB) — Perhaps Mr. Barack Hussein Obama, the President of the United States of America and Mr. Banki-Moon, the current and Outgoing Secretary-General of United Nations are still behind the news that South Sudan seceded from the oppressive regime and slavery from the Sudan five years ago; when we were declared an independent nation on 9th, July 2011and subsequent ascension as United Nations’ Number 193rd member country. It is called the Republic of South Sudan, for Christ’s sake, infallible in all its own affairs; it has her own sovereignty and the president, who also doubles as the Commander-in-Chief of National army (The SPLA) and the Supreme Commander of Other Regular Forces.

It lies in the eastern part of Africa and a member of East Africa Community (EAC) and Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD; perhaps the acronym ‘D’ has to be changed and be called Inter-Governmental Authority on Destruction because this bloc is the one destroying the region), endowed with all natural resources, cultural heritage, secular in its state and has its rules and regulations as enshrined in the transitional constitution (2011 and amended in 2015).

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“There is absolutely no language that would support the allegation that there is any effort on behalf of the United States or any other member of the United Nations Security Council to try and return to colonialism or return to UN protectorate,” said United States Ambassador to South Sudan. Molly Phee .

By David Aoloch Bion, Juba, South Sudan

Festus Mogae in Malakal

Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) Chairperson Festus Mogae visits Malakal.

August 15, 2016 (SSB) — Ambassador Phee was responding to demonstration of South Sudanese against US proposal of sending 4000 regional force into the country. In fact , Mrs. Phee is trying to spin doctoring her country image after the US  imperially overstep its mark in the internal affairs of South Sudan through UN , UN is new version of US or the Western Imperialism or  Colonialism .

Mrs. Phee, it is true that, there is no  language supporting the South Sudanese claims of the US colonially meddling in South Sudan affairs  directly but US is plotting  covertly  to overthrow the Government of South Sudan in ‘’covert operation’’  through coordination of the CIA under the smokescreen of the UN.

Well , Ambassador Phee , there is no language of return to colonialism or return to UN  protectorate , what about the language of regime change ? .There is a language of the regime change , that South Sudan are hearing being spoken at the UN . This regime change will be carried out the by CIA intelligence agents.

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UN vs South Sudan

In paraphrase, here is the summary of President Kiir’s speech to the national assembly: “I am neither against nor for the UNSC resolution on South Sudan. Be patient, after wider consultation with my constituency, I will submit my “reservations” to the UNSC resolution on the 4,000 regional protection forces for South Sudan. This is not a rejection of the UNSC resolution per se, it is simply a call for dialogue, negotiation and understanding on the better way forward in resolving the conflict in South Sudan. Please bear with me and remember that anyone (Michael Makwei, Ateny Wek etc.) speaking against the UN, IGAD is not speaking on behalf of the gov’t.”

Overview of the Speech of the President from Pal Chol, Juba, South Sudan

August 15, 2016 (SSB) — The President, during the inauguration of the opening session of what they called an expanded Parliament, said the implementation of the ARCISS did not happen as planned because of the petty political differences and lack of cooperation from his brother Dr. Riek Machar (sic).Now with the commitment demonstrated by the SPLMIO under the stewardship of Gen Taban, the agreement will be implemented in letter and spirit. He said he is not again the UN, AU or IGAD. Those voices out or individuals who talk against these organizations have not been mandated to speak for the government. He said they will deliberate on the IGAD communique which was resolved by the UNSC on the 12th August 2016 and will then make their position public. He said the country with two armies explained the incident on the 7th of July. By May 2017, there would be one army. I instructed the army chief of General staff to start the process. The recruitment, promotion and command will not be on ethnic bases. The SPLA, President Kiir admitted that, they have not yet been trained and indoctrinated to the conventional military codes of conduct. The police will also be trained. The army must be made to know that they fall below civil authority. The President said he would form a commission of Inquiry to be headed by the former Chief Justice. He invited the UN SG and the IGAD to appoint their representatives to the commission to help in investigating the causes of the crimes committed during the July crisis. He lamented that he is not happy to see South Sudanese living in camps in their own country. He said he instructed the Ministers of the National security and interior to ensure that their movement is unthreatened and unhindered. On the economy, he said they will regulate the non-oil proceeds and resume oil production so that there is dollars to stabilize the already deteriorated economic downturn .The idea of intervention force needs to be discussed by the people of South Sudan. It needs dialogue but not decisions taken outside. He called on the people of South Sudan to unite and work harmoniously to develop this country. He said he would make South Sudan safer like any other country in Africa. He praised the US and President Obama for having stood and helped the people of South Sudan and hopes that the US will continue to be a strong ally and friend of South Sudan.

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By Jaya Ramachandran, New York City

UN vs South Sudan

August 15, 2016 (SSB) —- Two of the five veto wielding members of the Security Council, China and Russia, and two from among the ten non-permanent ones, Egypt and Venezuela, abstained from the resolution renewing on August 12 the mandate of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) until June 30, 2017, authorizing the expansion of peacekeeping forces and stressing the priority of civilian protection in its mandate. The Council adopted a U.S.-drafted resolution that also threatened to impose an arms embargo on South Sudan if the government blocks the deployment of a robust force of 4,000 troops.

All the four abstaining countries faulted that the text of the resolution did not reflect the principles of peace keeping, which included the consent of the South Sudanese authorities. They stressed that consent was a cornerstone of the principles of peacekeeping. Egypt went further and bashed what it called the Council’s “increasing tendency to overstep the established principles governing United Nations peacekeeping operations”.

While the four shared in principle the concern of the 11 Security Council members who voted in favour of the resolution, the Council document SC/12475 provides a summary of the reasons of those who preferred to abstain:

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By Madit Them Arop, Juba, South Sudan

UN vs South Sudan

August 15, 2016 (SSB) —- Once upon time, there was a well-respected, admired, loved, and fairly seen with a provision of revelation wisdom as a wise man. Grew up in place called the Robbed Nation, located in the center of east and north along the equator line in Africa. The place has a snake-like river, divided the Robbed Nation into two, almost in halves. Such river was internally believed to have originated from West side of the nation leading toward east, closely bound to the north. The nation was reported as a landlocked baby, sources from the mentioned river are resources it considerably depended on. The other resources comes from vast minerals, vast arable lands, diamonds, gold and oil. The river also provides the nation with water, fish, river transportation, navy security protection, and dock for ships, electricity dams, irritation schemes and more to that direction. The same river offers other attributes to neighboring places it touched or crossed through.

One day, this wise man had a visitor. The guest was welcomed, accommodated, had shower, took hot tea and was escorted to the shade to take a nap because the humidity at the time stood at flammable level. During lunch time, however, his lunch was brought to him. While enjoying the lunch, a by-passer dog suddenly emerged, and had great fortune, the guest tossed portions of food on the floor for the dog. Under the same shade and around the compound, there were chickens at random, seriously aiming at their stomach’ concerns for the day. The restless chicken jumped to collect unsecured pieces of food some inches away from the dog. The hungry dog impatiently leaped to reach for the chicken. The chicken hurriedly gathered its mightier muscles and flown off, to avoid the wild dog before turning it into “free lunch.” Conversely, the chicken had uncalculated landing, it stridden out on tethered nearby calf. The calf’s situation got hijacked and bounded high letting halt rope loosen. The fearful calf ran toward the compound ended up stepping on laid child under the verandah. And for the heavenly sadness, the child innocently passed!

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The South Sudanese Government, the communities, and the international communities should invest in Education in emergencies so as to restore peace, hope, and trust among the war-torn communities

By Ustaz Abraham Mabior Rioc, Juba, South Sudan

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August 15, 2016 (SSB) — Educational opportunities are the means in restoring peace, hope, trust, and confidence among the war-ravaged communities particularly during an emergency and in post-conflict reconstruction. According to the World Bank (2005) report on post-conflict education (as cited in Mundy & Sarah, 2011, p.27) recommends prioritizing education as a critical post-conflict intervention for reshaping the future and identifies the need to focus on reestablishing a functioning school system as a peace dividend that will foster confidence in the period of transformation toward peace.

An emergency situation can occur any time within nations or among the communities in any given country as a result of frustrations of people due political, economic or cultural grievances. But what has to be taken into consideration is that, the concerned authorities and the well-wishers are the application of possible modalities to deescalate it in order to avoid further implications and destructions of both human and material resources.

In the South Sudan context, the recurring conflicts and communal tensions have been on rise even before and after the independence of the Republic of South Sudan due to lack of education and other life-saving skills. When we revisit the history of south Sudan from the earlier years up to date, one can clearly understand and believe that endless conflicts have been on and off and so they seem to have been the true-life habits of different categories of south Sudanese communities.

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By Michael Chol Tor Deng, Juba, South Sudan

communique from IGAD

August 15, 2016 (SSB) — We all need to understand that a good relationship is about sharing ideas and enjoying moments with each other as well as sharing some of the painful experiences we may go through in life. This should rank top in vital or essential relationship. I might be wrong to assume that AU and IGAD wrongs doing, may affect South Sudan relationship due to Africans daily business.

African Union and IGAD were formed and the aimed were to unite Africans and Africa continent regarding Africa insecurity, the two organizations have been turned away from their rights to wrongs pathway of insecure leaders within for self interests therefore, the two organizations have turned to ruin line that driven them to demolish Africa motherland intentionally to get rich or well-off wealthy.

Let’s begin with the obvious or understandable. Most men in AU and IGAD feel inadequate when they compare themselves with other men who are more successful. They feel intimidated or scared when some corresponding person stand as pole working and learning together with other counterpart men who drive better cars, have better job and seem to have everything going for them.

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By Luka Manyang Kuol, Nairobi, Kenya

August 15, 2016 (SSB) — Aweil community was form between 1994 and 1995 in Nairobi, Kenya then collapsed in 2003 and later revived in 2008 where the election is held every year in the second week of August according to the constitution.

Finally, its total collapse came as result from the presidential decree on 24/12/2015, which turned 10 states to 28 states in the Republic of South Sudan.

The creation of new states brought different changes in South Sudan and outside South Sudan especially the communities and the unions which were form during the period of ten states in South Sudan.

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By Jok Mayom, Juba, South Sudan

RSS coat of ARMS

South Sudan’s coat of arms, in which the eagle symbolizes vision, strength, resilience and majesty, and the shield and spear the people’s resolve to protect the sovereignty of their republic and work hard to feed it.

August 14, 2016 (SSB) — With due respect to your citizenry opinion article brother Manyang David Mayar dated 13th August 2016 which you circulated in the media regarding the current trend the Country is going through and particularly the recent pressure resolution of the United Nation Security Council (UNSC) to send 4,000 third force to protect the civilians, a move you said is invading the Country.

In your opinion brother Manyang David, you said and I quote, “In the current situation where the region and the international community are hovering over South Sudan with their vast different interests, I am of a view that President Kiir and his government should consider taking the government back to Khartoum and those who want the power and the resources will go and get it”.

Dear brother Manyang David, you cited that re-uniting back to Sudan will make the Country strong and will not make it fall – “united we stand and separated we fall” this phrase is misplaced. You also misquoted our hero Dr. John Garang De Mabior whom you said he was for – a view for a strong united Sudan – than splitting the country into two weak nations.

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By Simon Yel Yel, Juba, South Sudan

“No Nation has the right to make decision for another nation; No people for another people” Julius Kambarage Nyerere, from his ‘A Peaceful New Year’ speech given in Tanzania on 1 January 1968.

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August 14, 2016 (SSB) — When patriot South Sudanese look at the world, we see a swarm of threats and hatred. Threat that start from our region to the United States. Our neighboring countries including Uganda and Kenya are plausibly warming up for aggression against South Sudan any time at behest of the United States.

There is no doubt that the Washington and United Nations are extending their usual aggressions on the pretext of promoting democracy, humanitarian assistance, human rights and protection of civilians as means of ousting independently-minded governments to South Sudan. Washington did it before to the leaders of countries which had refused to show deference to the Washington such as Saddam of Iraq, Gaddafi of Libya and Assad of Syria.

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White house infighting is a contributing factor to the destruction of South Sudan by malign foreign forces

By Angui Deng Deng (manyang), Juba, South Sudan

Bush-kiir

President Bush with President Salva Kiir at the Oval Office, White House

August 14, 2016 (SSB) — The following quote from Richard Wolffe, sum it up well, “the Republicans tried to sink Obama. Instead, the party imploded” to me, It is not only the Republican Party which imploded, the American foreign policy imploded too under democrat party, As white house in fighting intensified.

In this point I would like to advise my fellow South Sudanese to cease insulting in general our friends American as a result of Obama’s government representative in UN, hijacking, AU and South Sudan good faith and well discussed agreement. Then turn it into controversial UN army force to restore already replaced Riek Machar. Of which this dishonest group see it as a logo of their corrupt project of dismantling successful Republican policy in South Sudan.

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SPLM/SPLA – IO Jonglei State stand with the Movement leadership under the chairmanship & C-in-C, His Excellency Dr. Riek Machar Teny

Press statement from the SPLM-IO in Jonglei State,

Office of the Governor,

August 14, 2016 (SSB) — On behalf of Hon. Alier Samuel Ateny, the SPLM/SPLA – IO Governor of Jonglei State and indeed on my own behalf, I’d like to inform the entire leadership of SPLM/SPLA – IO, all the movement cadres from Jonglei State around the country and as well as in the diaspora that we’re still under the leadership of his Excellency Dr. Riek Machar Teny. We stand behind the principal objectives and values of the SPLM/SPLA.

We have noticed in the last few days, three members of SPLM/SPLA – IO (from Jonglei) went to the SSBC and claimed to be representing our state.  These members are as follows;

  1. Hon. Deng Alier Kuol
  2. Thon Simon Thok
  3. John Matiop Achiek

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By David Aoloch Bion, Juba, South Sudan

Riek Machar with Ban Ki-moon

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon meets with Riek Machar Teny-Dhurgon

August 14, 2016 (SSB) — United Nation has planned South Sudanese to kill themselves with Ethiopians and Kenyans in the proxy war. The Western or Whiteman bloc of United Nation has planned the other black Africans to kill the other black Africans in Regime change war in South Sudan.

Based on the UNMISS exaggerated report that South Sudan government has failed to provide security to its citizen, based on the sympathizers of SPLM/A IO like the former UN Chief in South Sudan Hilde Johnson who wasted her money in supporting Riek Machar to come in power but Riek eventually failed to overthrow the government., based on the lobbying of SPLM G-10  like Majak Agot and Pagan Amum to place South Sudan under the UN Trusteeship, the UN has finally decided to change the regime in Juba.

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By MAWAN MUORTAT, SATURDAY, AUGUST 13, 2016

communique from IGAD

August 14, 2016 (SSB) — If two South Sudanese armies could not co-exist, how could we contemplate a condition where the SPLA would tolerate a foreign army to command Juba including the national airport?

Far from bringing peace to S. Sudan, this toxic vote could reverse the current relative calm in the country and destabilise the rest of East Africa.

In the chaotic situation in the country, you could still discern good from evil.  The moral epicentre still falls firmly on the side of the TGoNU. The naive Africans and hegemonic West, have failed to see it. Or, are they deliberately ignoring it?

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By David Aoloch Bion, Juba, South Sudan

Riek Machar with Ban Ki-moon

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon meets with Riek Machar Teny-Dhurgon

August 14, 2016 (SSB) — United Nation Secretary General Ban ki Moon has been failing to resolve a single conflict for last ten years. Ki Moon has achieved  nothing in Syria, Yemen, Libya and he leaves  UN soon . To cover up his failure at the UN he hastily wants to send troops to South Sudan, so this can go down in history as his only achievement at the UN.

United Nation Secretary General Ban Ki Mon is nothing a weak man who flexes his muscle against the women but fear the man. Ban Ki Mon is a man who confronts the weak and fears the strong. Ban Ki Mon is a dog who barks at hare but wags his tail at lion to flatter him.  Ban KI Moon is the man who pays much attention to minor issues and ignores the major one.

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By Hon Arop Madut-Arop, Nairobi, Kenya

RSS coat of ARMS

South Sudan’s coat of arms, in which the eagle symbolizes vision, strength, resilience and majesty, and the shield and spear the people’s resolve to protect the sovereignty of their republic and work hard to feed it.

August 14, 2016 (SSB) — In this article, I will discuss, first the role the international community and United States of America should have played as soon as peace descended on South Sudan in 2005. The second part will discuss how some IGAD countries are making it difficult for peace to reign in South Sudan, magnificently, for their own vested interest. This part is also intended to make South Sudanese particularly the politicians to be aware of the fact that, the IGAD is not the same IGAD they knew in the past. Rather, it is the IGAD run and managed by new breed of leaders for their own survival. I will conclude the article with what the international sponsored regional proposed arms embargo and economic sanction will bring to bear on peace to reign in the Republic of South Sudan.

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It is true that there is time for everything in South Sudan

Posted: August 14, 2016 by PaanLuel Wël in Poems.

Dr Isaac Ayii Ayii (PhD), Juba, South Sudan

It is true that there is beginning and the end

It is true that there is birth and Death

It is true that there is war and peace

It is true that there is slave and master

It is true that there is a creator and creature

It is true that there is a traitor in every society

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US Congress calls for arm embargo on South Sudan, in addition to 4,000 forces


By David Matiop Gai, Juba, South Sudan

kiir to the usa

August 14, 2016 (SSB) — How the world body is handling conflict in South Sudan is totally an alarming to high tension and deteriorating present peaceful environment toward collapsing of peace agreement.  I said recently in my last article, that IGAD, AU and UN are seen like solving South Sudan conflict but fuel it in another way around. SPLA as a national army + South Sudan rebels + 16,000 Strong UN troops = definitely destruction of South Sudan, no implementation of peace agreement in letter and spirit.

It is better to listen than to ignore or ignoring somebody may turn on your side and you may become a victim. If South Sudan total population is estimated 12 million, and 2 million turned rebels, 1 million supporting foreign troop’s intervention, and 9 million remained loyal to the government, democratically, will you ignore 9  million and support 1+2  million, then do you think you are really advocating for peace or war?

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