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Fair Dream for Mama Africa

Posted: December 12, 2017 by PaanLuel Wël in Awuol Gabriel Arok, Junub Sudan, Poems.

By Awuol Gabriel Arok, Juba, South Sudan

africa

The true size of Africa

Mama Africa with her slain look of inquiry and innocence,

Mama Africa the custodian of world modesty;

Mama Africa has never enjoyed her virgin days in Peace,

Mama Africa has overworked herself since the creation,

Loathing the stains of poverty yet clinging to it with tenacity;

Born with knowledge but with little space for experience,

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By Awuol Gabriel Arok, Juba, South Sudan

Team TEGSP

Team TEGSP

December 10, 2017 (SSB) — Girls’ education goes beyond getting girls into school. It is also about ensuring that girls learn and feel safe while in school; complete all levels of education with the skills to effectively compete in the labor market; learn the socio-emotional and life skills necessary to navigate and adapt to a changing world; make decisions about their own lives; and contribute to their communities and the world.

Girls’ education is a strategic development priority. Better educated women tend to be healthier, participate more in the formal labor market, earn higher incomes and enable better health care and education for their children, should they choose to become mothers. All these factors combined can help lift households, communities, and nations out of poverty.

Every day, girls face barriers to education caused by poverty, cultural norms and practices, poor infrastructure, violence, and fragility. Girl Child Education is one of the safest routes that can navigate girls out of social problems.

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Local Governments must come up with tougher laws on cattle rustling, children and women abduction

Awuol Gabriel Arok, Juba, South Sudan

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December 5, 2017 (SSB) — Raiding and abduction have contributed to the considerable loss of social respect and dignity among various communities in South Sudan, the practices has been one of the major cause of conflict, death, and poverty across the land of South Sudan particularly to the cattle keeping communities, it has led to enmity and much social oddness.

Rustling and abduction are the latest part of social and economic injustice that is being carried out by criminals either in organized groups or in a number.

There have been some disturbances and high tensions that have been associated with such practices in South Sudan, for the normalization of communities’ relationship and social justice cattle rustling, women and child abduction need to be criminalized in South Sudan by introducing toughest laws that will deactivate the devilish practices.

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By Awuol Gabriel Arok, Juba, South Sudan

National Dialogue, concept reflictions by Mading Deng

“In this polarized and polarizing conflict, perceptions can overshadow reality, and whatever the equation of the power structures, the Dinka are being seen as having replaced the Arabs as the rulers in an ethnically unjust system. As the various ethnic groups converge against what they perceive as Dinka domination, the Dinka in turn begin to perceive themselves as targeted and paradoxically as in imminent danger of a genocidal onslaught. They therefore strive to mobilize themselves in self-defense.” – Dr Francis Mading Deng – SOUTH SUDAN NATIONAL DIALOGUE; Conceptual Reflections page 43

November 30, 2017 (SSB) — South Sudanese is best known across the globe because of their peculiar human traits; they are sympathetic, they are kind and welcoming, Junubeen is caring and honest, they are rich in humanity.

Commonly generosity and pride are their towering characters that any visitors cannot pass without notice.

In an article published by the Dawn Newspaper on the 21st November 2017 three International Journalists; writer Jeffrey Gentleman, Photographer Sara Hylton and producer Eve Lyons evidently and undoubtedly exposed the exact traits by which South Sudanese people are best known for.

The unenthusiastic ones such as hostility are cogently approaching in as a result of many dreams crushed, chronic trauma and many years of accumulated stress.

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By Awuol Gabriel Arok, Juba, South Sudan

salary

salary

November 26, 2017 (SSB) — While strolling across the busy streets of Juba city slamming into a group of children and women selling a variety of items as vendors is a common scene.

Convolution is part of poky learning and teaching that leads to acceptance of new lifestyle, Juba city was famously known for huge cash and heavy spending, during those good goings days clusters of men and women order their foods in a competitive manner; sheya jidad/laam, shoruba laam/samak, kombo laam/samak was an ordinary order, quantity was not in a Juba jam-list, in those days what matter was quality and sweetness of the feast.

Those days were graced with a number of never-ending drinking in form of juices, sodas, milk, red bull, beer, cocktails and all sort of wines; that was when the political ball was still under the guarding arm of two historical and everyone delightful achievement, the referendum, and the Independence.

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By Awuol Gabriel Arok, Juba, South Sudan

President Kiir's speeches after independence

Salva Kiir Mayaardit: The Joshua of South Sudan. Grab your copy at Amazon.com

November 22, 2017 (SSB) — President Salva Kiir Mayardit has the golden heart for South Sudan; what remains is constitutional cooperation from the people and the three Arms of the Government. SPLM/A motherly step of initiating South-South dialogue in 2005 have resulted into the unity of purpose that had led to an achievement of the peaceful and successful referendum in 2011.

The SPLM/A open and accommodating legroom was clearly manifested in South-South dialogue and Big Tent Theory which resulted in an integration of various tribal militia groups without their self-awarding ranks been questioned.

After the elections of 2010 and beyond the Independence OF South Sudan President Salva Kiir Mayardit has personally taken the responsibility of making and signing peace with various rebel groups who were honestly and openly accommodated without an objection to their bush returning ranks and demands.

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By Awuol Gabriel Arok, Juba, South Sudan

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November 6, 2017 (SSB) — School is an institution of formal education and instruction, education in South Sudan which was Southern region and later become Southern Sudan after the signing of CPA in 2005 was delivered to the learners in most of the bush schools.

Two years later after the Independence of South Sudan on 9th July 2011 educational process has been on the unhinged scale due to the number of uncertainties inflicted on people by internal and external antagonism particularly during the longest civil war that was fought between SPLM/A and (NIF; National Congress Party/NCP).

Merely a great number of schools in the former Southern region of Sudan were established during the Southern Regional Administration of (1972-81).

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The two social love birds – Amer Mayen Dhieu and Makwei Mabioor Deng, finally tied the family robe on Saturday, 14 0ctober 2017, at Emmanuel Jieng Parish with a reception at Freedom Hall, in Juba, South Sudan.

By Awuol Gabriel Arok, Juba, South Sudan

November 1, 2017 (SSB) — On the 14th October 2017 in Juba; South Sudan the two known and brilliants Stars fused their hands in the marriage ceremony. Early on the sunup of that fine-looking and well attended day, Makwei Mabioor Deng and Amer Mayen Dhieu thudded the marriage drum as their relatives, friends, colleagues, and neighbours turned up in full-size to witness the laying on of their marriage and family stone based on Architectural certainty that the scene of strong and striking house is the pride of every house owner.

Watching the two gigantic global birds as their hand clinched together was the greatest harvest that the attendants was blessed with that evening. The marriage union of two academic giants with expanded knowledge in the modern world history was one of the rare and successful stories of the modern era that happened on that Saturday evening 14th, October 2017.

Makwei Mabior Deng as a Scholar, Writer and Analyst has wholly been rewarded with a GREAT CATCH, his hunting skill has precisely led him to resourceful hunting ground; CONGRATULATIONS TO BOTH, their coming together as wife and husband was highly applauded by everyone including their colleagues in Thinking and Acting. The wedding of Makwei Mabioor Deng and Amer Mayen Dhieu was so unique in the sense that the two respected Thinkers and Social Analysts have reef knot their idealistic nets into ONE & SUPER GRADED ONE.

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By Awuol Gabriel Arok, Juba, South Sudan

Lengendary singer, Ajang Kuir Malong

The legendary singer, Panan Ajang Kuir Malang

August 9, 2017 (SSB) — Preeminent yearning for eternity and positive reception for what individuals have done while alive are the only accolades given to them by those they have mentored and fashioned after they are gone from the face of the physical world of flesh and blood, Ajang Kuir Malang was a great giant of literature, crafting both in slapstick and Music.

Ajang Kuir Malang arty style of capturing his fans attention through powerful poetic expressions of observable facts was absolute. He was an icon of literature as manifested in most of his songs.

Agongdhuor, as he was popularly known, was an artist with vocal and powerful voice, during his life time Ajang Kuir Malang was an MC, a musician and a teacher before he met his unfortunate death he was a staff at Upper Nile University.

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By Awuol Gabriel Arok, Juba, South Sudan

Why mocking the president, they shud be arrested

August 4, 2017 (SSB) — ‘‘Until we are able to identify our crops by their flowers we will be having problems of identifying our food crops.’’ It is a sightless pride and an open curse to identify ourselves in the far background of our bodily marks, environmental and genetically appearances.

It never cost anything regrettable to just give two words of ‘’thank you’’ as an appreciation for work of humanity, giving consent and suggestion where they fit is the unique character of mankind, human beings are simply human because of undisputed universal flesh, bones, and blood, only physical look that sometimes  bury the three and very important parts of human.

People of South Sudan have to accept themselves as just people of the Republic of South Sudan than to be loyalists of tribes, regions, government, FDs, IO-Juba, IO-Pagak or any other rebels groups in the bush and elsewhere.

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Dr. JOHN GARANG: THE SOWER

Posted: August 2, 2017 by PaanLuel Wël in Awuol Gabriel Arok, Poems.

By Awuol Gabriel Arok, Juba, South Sudan

Mandela and John Garang

Nelson Mandela and John Garang

We salute you father,
We salute your flag of struggling;
Wish you everlasting eternity
Oh! Dr. John; the eye opener
You have opened our eyes to the world,
You have opened them and now
We can make use of them accurately;
You had opened our eyes,
And now we can see ourselves clearly;
Oh! Symbol of oneness

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By Awuol Gabriel Arok, Juba, South Sudan
 
Beautiful she is among her sisters,
Deafen by gun’s sounds;
Thinned by poverty;
Ignored by her sister, for her illiteracy,
Traumatized by frequent death of her children;
Forget mother!
And let’s push harder the slippery wall of survival.

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Becky: The Missing Key

Posted: May 15, 2017 by PaanLuel Wël in Awuol Gabriel Arok, Poems.

By Awuol Gabriel Arok, Juba, South Sudan

John Garang wih the family of Jambo

John Garang wih the family of Jambo

My living ghost; tell the world my distress,

I am alone in the desert, among deadly scorpions,

Their tails like summer’s barks,

My bag is locked; and I have no key to open it;

Yes, Becky; the missing key.

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By Awuol Gabriel Arok, Juba, South Sudan

Kiir, Ajongo, Kuol, Wani, Awet

May 12, 2017 (SSB) —- Long ago, parts of the body did not all work together as well as they do today, each one had a will and a voice of its own.

One day the other parts of the body began to find fault with the stomach, “What does he do all day?” said the hands, “We work hard for our living, but he just lies there lazily while we give him things to eat.”

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By Awuol Gabriel Arok, Juba, South Sudan

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May 9, 2017 (SSB) — Once upon a time in the land of Ochoro, the birds and the animals held a big meeting to discuss the bad treatment they were receiving from human beings. They decided to send a delegation to the owner of the sky asking him to change their fate, and if possible to turn them into human beings.

Now the owner of the sky received them and listened to them patiently. “Human beings do not even respect our leaders, they said, they kill even the elephant and the leopard.” “They catch us and keep us in cages, “said the birds, “We have claws and teeth and yet they are not afraid of us,” said the animals again. Then the owner of Heaven said, “If I decide to help you, will you all agree to do whatever I tell you to do?”

Then all the animals began to talk at once, and they made wonderful promise that they would follow the Creator’s advice in every possible way, and do whatever he told them to do.

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“A hunter is rewarded according to his bravery”

By Awuol Gabriel Arok, Juba, South Sudan

salary

salary

April 27, 2017 (SSB) — Irrefutably, an empty stomach is the house of abnormality, the current economic war-hit has infused thorny vessels into the heart of many South Sudanese to the scope of toning down their best known moral fiber; sharing is almost becoming nonconforming affair among the South Sudanese, families responsibilities are deficient distorted and surprisingly a lot of strange behaviors have sprang up, things like open robberies, direct cheating and massive aggressiveness are currently the present day hobbies.

Though swallowed up in a smoke of hardship people of South Sudan are eyeballing positive promises from the Finance Minister Hon. Stephen Dhieu Dau, since his appointment into the country money docket he had authorized series of optimistic orders and directives, though his colossal efforts have been consumed up by the huge economic gap that has been blasted open by the country’s conflict and public malpractices. Hon. Dhieu is still the only hope for our economic recovery.

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SHE HAS STOLEN MY HEART!

Posted: March 27, 2017 by PaanLuel Wël in Awuol Gabriel Arok, Poems.

By Awuol Gabriel Arok, Juba, South Sudan

young girl with a gun

A young lady with a gun on guard during Governor Philip Aguer visit to Anyidi payam, Bor County, Jan 2016

She has stolen my heart!

But not a thief;

I was alone in the pit of darkness;

Then she came and begged my golden heart, I kept quiet

But later I saw her with my heart;

There lay my heart in a pool of blood!

There lay a well-shaped organ of the young gentle boy!

She split my heart in my present; I cried

She laughed loudly and sharply,

She smeared some blood from my heart onto her face.

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By Awuol Gabriel Arok, Juba, South Sudan

kiiriek with bishop deng

President Kiir and Dr. Riek Machar praying with Bishop Daniel Deng Bul in Addis Ababa, May 9 2014

March 20, 2017 (SSB) — On July 9th 2011 a nation was born out of protracted armed struggle and many years of pain, suffering and oppression. The ideals of the liberation war for freedom; freedom from oppression, freedom from racism, freedom from human indignity and violation, freedom from poverty, marginalization coupled with the urgent and pressing need for the development of South Sudan were the driving force behind the fight for liberation.

In every prayer for repentance and forgiveness, there are things to be asked and things to be disowned. What have South Sudanese asked and what have they disowned?

Personally I have solicited for national wisdom such that South Sudanese can be able to separate the bias from the realities and forward diplomatic connote of tackling them and totally forget the sightless beliefs on the immovable tribes, tribe can never be dismantled but bias can be discouraged, fought and dismantled. The tribal holler and hypothesis are giving an upper hand to individuals who have hidden their political aggressiveness behind the tribal curtains.

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By Awuol Gabriel Arok, Juba, South Sudan    

farm in Bor, Jonglei state

A farm in Bor, Jonglei state, courtesy of Abel Majur Leek of Mareng, Anyidi payam 

February 13, 2017 (SSB) — There is nothing so pleasingly than to feast on one’s plate of hard work, my chief shout of admiration goes to the hard working people of Terekeka state , citizens of Terekeka should be commended and egged on, it is only after the  child is given a spoon that he begins to understand the practical way of eating, having witnessed the hard work of Mundari women of the Terekeka State during my petite vocational stay at Yieki Boma of the former Mongalla Payam from 2011-2013, hopefully there are agricultural viability in that part of the country, this is associated to the variety of soil type that are favourable for growing all types of crops and also prop up by people farming sanguinary.

With glimpse of farming in Terekeka State; youths look after cattle, sheep, goats and other stuffs such as fishing and hunting whereas the women, the aged and children attends the farms, as early as the day show its presence the households members wake up as early as 5 in the morning for the farm’s duties and afterward return in the evening at 7 in the evening after a long and arduous day works, while at a time others sleep at their farms. That moral fiber is production booster and therefore, should be shore up through agricultural components such as agricultural extension, Inputs supply in form of seeds, hoes, pangas, ploughs and wheelbarrows.

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By Awuol Gabriel Arok, Juba, South Sudan

February 1, 2017 (SSB) —- Mystifying the tribal drum of hatred in South Sudan is a fictional tale decorated by interests, greediness and weak patriotism supported by colossal corruptions. The widely chanting of tribal war after the onset of December 15th 2013 incidence is a fattened myth thrown into the public bus and greedily picked up by the sacrificial sheep.

In all the places of attendances across the world South Sudanese brotherly and healthily chats among themselves and never do they ever eye themselves as enemies rather than colleagues, friends and citizens of South Sudan, but as one attends to Social Medias, candidly one cannot navigate through without being hit on the nose by strange stuffs from some few grumbling individuals who at their own merits crowned themselves as representatives of some people without the knowledge of those they claim to be representing.

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