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By Acuil Malith Banggol, 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.

January 20, 2017 (SSB) — Dear Compatriots, Look and examine these quotes:

“… The Judiciary of Southern Sudan and the legal fraternity in Southern Sudan, as a whole, have the monumental task of developing our legal system, based on common law and our traditional legal heritage, which has to be researched into, ascertained, harnessed and made available for the purposes of sourcing our legislative process, among other things. Our governance must be well grounded in our traditional laws and customs. It must be borne in mind by all that this has been one of underlying causes in quest for freedom and human dignity. Our culture identification and development in all its forms must be unchained and facilitated to reach the same heights, as is the case elsewhere in our continent or the rest of the globe for that matter…” President Kiir, June 3, 2006

Another Quote:

“… Need I to remind anyone that among some of the underlining causes of our resistance must have been the need to maintain our Culture, Legal and other areas of identity… Apart from the normal Judiciary work assigned to judiciary authority in our government structure, I wish to remind ourselves: our government, the legal fraternity of Southern Sudan and our Parliament, that we in Southern Sudan are duty-bound and have unique opportunity to work hard at developing our legal system based primarily on our traditional law and customs, our way of life and ethos…” Justice A. Riny Thiik, June 3, 2006.

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By Acuil Malith Banggol, Juba, South Sudan

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January 18, 2017 (SSB) — Greetings and thanks for correctly noticing and acknowledging the different types of federation and federalism in Germany and Switzerland amongst others. Your problem is that you seems to have tendency to cut-paste. Please look into our reality with objectivity. What you demonizes as Tribal Federalism, “Salva Kiir’s Destruction of South Sudan through Tribal Federalism“, is our reality but these are not tribe. They are nationalities. But let me give you SPLM view on federalism:

Historically, culturally, administratively and demographically, South Sudan federation is perceived within the values, norms, beliefs and mutual collaboration of Greater Regions, Greater States, Greater Counties, Greater Communities, Greater Extended families and homelands of 72 Peoples and elders; each with distinct culture and a living language noticeable in thousands of Traditional Communal Federal Systems (TCFS) known as chiefdoms of several ethnicities or communities or kingdoms of a People or a nationality. In Dinka we call it WUD.

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