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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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By Awuol Gabriel Arok, Juba, South Sudan

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January 25, 2017 (SSB) — If a man could be applauded for a job well done, then nothing muggy can prevent the scene colouring of Mr. Makiir Gai Thiep, a man who has devotedly laid his sleeping mat under the shade of humanity and nationhood, Makiir Gai is a man who has testified before the provider of fortune that having heavy basket of rewards does not deepen the hole of socialization and caring or prohibit one’s feet from the door of the less providential ones.

Makiir Gai with his national space of giving hand where hands are short has been demonstrated in a number of gracious occasions as in the case of Wau inmates, where he paid the fines of those who have been fined with money and also provided transportation cash assistants to the notoriously reformed hard felonies as a challenge to their rudeness, careless and unkindness.

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By Awuol Gabriel Arok, Juba, South Sudan

Ruined by the SUN, by Wënnë Madyt Dengs

Ruined by the SUN, by Wënnë Madyt Dengs

January 18, 2017 (SSB) — The current economic hardship in the Republic of South Sudan needs outstanding wisdom, brotherly care and critical analysis; it should not be abused as the following story narrates.

Once upon a time three men were traveling through the desert when they discovered that they only had one loaf of bread left. It would not be enough for the three of them, so they agreed that one man would have all the bread. They discussed the matter, and decided that the one to have the best dream that night should have the bread.

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By Awuol Gabriel Arok, Juba, South Sudan

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January 17, 2017 (SSB) — Dear National Government, instantly after the political turmoil followed by the current economic crisis, people of South Sudan have chosen an iron smothered hearts due to the fact that the crisis caught everyone by surprise, the recent national dialogue that had been declared by the President of the Republic H.E. President Salva Kiir Mayardit has given a grain of hope to the nation of South Sudan after the population has been over depressed.

As the process of national dialogue pour its boiling spurs, I am appealing to the Government of South Sudan to visibly and bravely response to the longing grievances of the citizens particularly our rural populations who are indeed the roots of our unity, liberty and prosperity.

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National dignity and pride as a massive responsibility of every citizen should be the gear for directing Our National Dialogue.

By Awuol Gabriel Arok, 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 13, 2017 (SSB) — In a every social setting, respect and acknowledgement of good work done enhance social cohesiveness and progress, it is a core responsibility of the citizens to respect their Leaders, the Army and the Organized Forces in order to foster team work, accomplishments and importantly For complimentary and smooth wheeling of national unity which must also be reciprocated to the civilians, it is therefore, depressing and cheerless when national leaders bunch themselves according to regions, tribes and communities, if there is a significant call for such than it is the regional, tribal or communities leaders who can do so in line with nationalization of national resources and services, unfortunately when the leaders at  the national level troop themselves according to their areas of origin and constituencies the furthest the citizens are scatter and divided among the political shelves.

Regional, tribal and community  responsibilities should be detached from national management for the simple reason that the national leadership engulf all the other configurations of leadership and therefore, for the basis of national dignity , leaders who are holding national posts should not be appointed as regional, tribal or community leaders by their constituencies on the ground that they are  representing all the regions, states, tribes and communities of South Sudan as such, they should not affix themselves to some particulars sections of the nation, the senior post holders such as the Ministers, Deputy Ministers, Advisers, Undersecretaries, Commissioners and Chairpersons of the Commission, Director Generals, Generals in the Army and Organized Forces should be excluded from sectional leaderships.

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