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By Awuol Gabriel Arok, Juba, South Sudan

Traffic police in Bor, Solomon Mabior Ruar

Jonglei state Director of traffic police Col Solomon Mabior Ruar on fouth independence day picture by Mach Samuel

Saturday, May 19, 2018 (PW) — Openly and without hesitation the general public welcome and salutes the Ministry of Interior and other security sectors for the historical Conference that is being held in the Capital Juba from 17/05/2018 to 20/05/2018 under the Theme “Building trust between the police and the public”

Juba residents are dead scare of night robberies, killings and humiliations under the brutal hands of thugs and heartless criminals who scoffs firm devotion from the security operators.

With utmost expectations and bank on the SSNPS Conference that kicked off a day after South Sudan historical day of 16 May under supervision of the Minster of Interior Hon. Michael Chanjiek and H.E. Salva Kiir Mayardit, President of the Republic of South Sudan and the Supreme Commander of all the Armed Forces as guest of honour hopefully the perforated hearts of Juba populace will be greased. (more…)


By Awuol Gabriel Arok, Juba, South Sudan

farm in Bor, Jonglei state

farm in Bor, Jonglei state

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 (PW) — There is nothing so precious than to feast on one’s plate of hard work and sincerity, my chief shout of admiration and call goes to the holders of farm tools wherever they are, whether in the villages, near the towns or within the towns. This rainy season must be used to throw off the gloomy face of hunger and economic crisis that has stiffen our necks and blurred our optional journey for unpretentious survival.

Localities within South Sudan that are peacefully marked must all have unconditioned farming exercises.

This farming call is not been directed to the farmers alone but to everyone who have energy and a piece of unoccupied land particularly the areas around Juba City such as Rejaf, Luri, Jambo, Kondokoro, Mongalla, Lobonok, Rokon, Jebel Lado and other localities within Juba City that are within the watching eyes of the security and have an expanded customers’ based markets.

This will shield them and their families from abysmal paws of hunger and weirdest market prices. (more…)

By Awuol Gabriel Arok, Juba, South Sudan

Friday, May 11, 2018 (PW) — Proverbs are simple and concrete sayings popularly known and repeated, that expresses a truth based on common sense or experience. They are often metaphorical.

Proverbs fall into the category of formulaic language and form a folklore genre.

Proverb usage is until today associate to astute thinking, wisdom and harmony creation and as a distinctive form of impressive communication.

They following proverbs of King Solomon are advices and instructions that a caring and loving father can gives to his son. “Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching.

They are a garland to grace your head and a chain to adorn your neck. My son, if sinful men entice you, do not give in to them. (more…)

In the World of Hope

Posted: April 12, 2018 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Awuol Gabriel Arok, Junub Sudan, Poems.

By Awuol Gabriel Arok, Juba, South Sudan

With its beautifulness and greatness

My mother bore the hardship of Pregnancy and tirelessness;

This world, the village of darkness, evil hoppers and choppers,

You made it mum and now I am here in this world;

World of people who live on weariness and hope


In the world of hope; my parents

Brain minded me to the use of pens,

White writing became my immediate assets and belong,

Young and humble man parenting writing materials;

Clearing chalk dust from my empty looking face (more…)

By Awuol Gabriel Arok, Juba, South Sudan

Message from Vivacell Mobile Operator

Message from Vivacell Mobile Operator.jpg

April 3, 2018 (SSB) — According to Minister Michael Makuei shutting down of Vivacell was a significant warning to the rest of the operators and he warns them of the same side of the coin if they could not conform to the law, principles, and guidance of the land.

If all could get the hang of what Hon. Michael Makuei has done subsequently South Sudan economic meltdown will not be the highest focus on the podium, what happened to Vivacell must be a Wakeup call to disobliging investors.

The Commissioner General of South Sudan Revenue Authority Dr. Olympio Attipoe has recently revealed that an amount of SSP 3 Billion is owed to the Government by 10 Companies as part of the taxes they had projected in their audited accounts, the Commissioner General went ahead and plowed out a messy container of revenue collection that has been under the ground for fairly long with Billions of South Sudanese Pounds in it.


By Awuol Gabriel Arok, Juba, South Sudan

Biblical Joke

 April 2, 2018 (SSB) — Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die” John 11:25-26

Listen, I tell you a mystery: we will not all sleep, but we will all be changed- in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet, for the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable and we will be changed.

For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true, “Death has been swallowed up in Victory” 1 Corinthians 15:51-54, the resurrection of Jesus Christ has brought forth hope to those who believe in Christ and with him no thorn or human weapons can pierce his followers flesh for through Christ death and resurrection the death is wholly swallowed in victory.


The Choking Smoke of Hepatitis in South Sudan

Posted: March 28, 2018 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Awuol Gabriel Arok, Junub Sudan

By Awuol Gabriel Arok, Juba, South Sudan

food poisoning in Bor10

March 28, 2018 (SSB) — The word Hepatitis is derived from the Greek hepar meaning “liver” and itis meaning “inflammation”. According to Wikipedia Hepatitis is inflammation of the liver tissue. Some people have no symptoms whereas others develop yellow discoloration of the skin and whites of the eyes, poor appetite, vomiting, tiredness, abdominal pain and diarrhea.

Hepatitis may be temporary (acute) or long term (chronic) depending on whether it lasts for less than or more than six months. Acute hepatitis can sometimes resolve on its own, progress to chronic hepatitis, or rarely result in acute liver failure. Over time the chronic form may progress to scarring of the liver, liver failure, or liver cancer.

The most common cause of hepatitis worldwide is viruses. Other causes include heavy alcohol use, certain medications, toxins, other infections and autoimmune disease.


By Awuol Gabriel Arok, Juba, South Sudan

Kiir, Clooney, Prendagast, Oyai, Mayen Wol and Ezekiel Lol

President Kiir, George Clooney, John Prendergast, Oyai Deng Ajak, Mayen Wol and Ezekiel Lol

March 22, 2018 (SSB) — South Sudanese audible gadgets are readily connected into the cracking wall of inquiry in an effort to take notice of what happened and what will happen to the Third Phase of HLRF peace talk.

With many wondering whether the talk is going to be resumed in the same city of Addis Ababa the Amharic word for new flower or could the deep silence leads to the formation of new house roof is the puzzle kit that has been left on the doorway of every South Sudanese.

Our living God has given us all the instructions on how we can go on with our earthly stay; the creator instructed mankind in the books of Mathew 7:7”Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you’’ and in Jeremiah 29:13 “You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.


By Awuol Gabriel Arok, Juba, South Sudan

Makwei and Lam

Information Minister Michael Makwei Lueth, being chatty with opposition leader, Lam Akol Ajawin, a the Adis Ababa Revitalization Forum

February 19, 2018 (SSB) — Hon. Minister Michael Makuei the Minister of Information, Communication Technology and Postal Services in his Ministerial Order of 30/01/2018 directed to Telecom Operators has illustrated what an Independent nation can go for in search of systematic functioning and progress.

From the condominium rule to the Independent of Sudan in 1956, many agreements, contracts, and treaties have been signed some implemented and others not.

Southern Sudan as it was previously known until the Independent have gone through many evolutionary phases from Southern Sudan during the condominium era to Southern region during the Khartoum various regimes, Southern Sudan/ New Sudan during the SPLM/A bush wars to Southern Sudan after the 2005 CPA and finally to the Republic of South Sudan after the Independent of July 9, 2011.


Bishop Paride Taban peace village is so far the world greatest peace innovative idea.

By Awuol Gabriel Arok, Juba, South Sudan

The outgoing Archbishop, Dr. Daniel Deng Bul

The outgoing Archbishop, Dr. Daniel Deng Bul during the voting process at the All Saints Cathedral, Juba, South Sudan

February 17, 2018 (SSB) — While South Sudanese have their ears and attention in Ethiopian capital city in an effort to have a glimpse of what is going on at the High Level Revitalization Forum (HLRF) table in Addis Ababa the venue of numerous peace initiatives including the popular 1972 Peace Agreement and the 2015 Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (ARCSS), the world in the opposite mirror is greatly attracted and amused by South Sudan Kuron Peace Village, a bushy and remote village founded by Bishop Paride Taban.

It all started in 1999 when Bishop Paride established the Holy Trinity Kuron Peace Village in South Sudan’s Eastern Equatoria state. The project, which initially began as a demonstration farm later expanded in 2004. The noble dream of peace village was realized and accomplished in 2005 after his retirement from the diocese Torit, Bishop Paride peace preaching during the bush wars and his 2005 peace village has earned him world attention and adoration making him the world skillful peacemaker.


By Awuol Gabriel Arok, Juba, South Sudan

mabior, bishop Garang Anyieth and madam Nyandeng

Hon. Mabioor Garang de Mabioor with Retired Bishop Nathaniel Garang Anyieth and Madam Nyandeng at the home of Bishop Garang

February 10, 2018 (SSB) — Bishop Nathaniel Garang Anyieth consecrated as the Anglican bishop of Bor in 1984 was among those who fled when Bor was attacked by the Khartoum government. At Lambeth 1988, he was referred to as the “Lost Bishop” because no one knew what had happened to him. Finally, in 1990, he was able to re-establish contact with the outside world;  Jesse Zink 2013; Bishop Nathaniel has baptized, trained, and ordained many Christians from Episcopal Church of Sudan in the 1980s to CPA era toward the Independence.

Former Bishop of Diocese of Bor and Canon of Province of Episcopal Church Rt, Rev. Nathaniel Garang Anyieth is a man of great experiences when it comes to South Sudanese issues. He went to school with many of the war liberators and he himself joined the war of liberation in Anya Nya 1 before opting for his Church roles as a clergyman. The first war took Bishop Nathaniel to Uganda as a refugee and subsequently to Kenya where he entered theological school and that path took him to the highest seat of the Bishop many years later.


By Awuol Gabriel Arok, Juba, South Sudan

Abel Alier and Atem Yaak Atem

Hon. Abel Alier and Atem Yaak Atem in Nairobi, Kenya, 2005, at the signing of the CPA

February 8, 2018 (SSB) — Abel Alier the Co. chair of National Dialogue appointed in April 2017 by H.E. the President of the Republic of South Sudan was Born in Bor, Jonglei Province of Upper Nile Region in 1933, Abel Alier as he is popularly known across Sudan was one of the first Southerners to enter the Law Faculty of the University of Khartoum, receiving his LL.B degree in 1959 and his master degree at Yale in 1965.

He was one of the South’s representatives at the round table conference of 1965; Abel Alier was the Secretary-General of the Southern front at the time of its dissolution and had represented Bor South in the Constituent Assembly. Appointed to the Nimery government in May 1969 as a minister of housing, he served as minister of works in 1970 after Joseph Garang’s execution. Alier was appointed the minister of state for Southern Affairs in 1971 and many Southerners were relieved.


Believer’s sin can be forgiven through prayers of acceptance, confession, and repentance

By Awuol Gabriel Arok, Juba, South Sudan

Bishop of the ECSS

Members of the Provincial Synod. The Episcopal Church elects Bishop Justin Badi Arama of the Diocese of Maridi to replace Archbishop Dr. Daniel Deng Bul as Primate and Archbishop of South Sudan; All Saints Cathedral, photo by Simon Yak Deng

February 5, 2018 (SSB) — Each of us wants to feel forgiven for the wrong things we have done. The question is, where does this forgiveness come from? As a Christian, all of your sins can be forgiven. You probably believe that from the Bible. But how do you respond to it? Many believe that they have not sinned; others don’t believe they are forgiven.”

The bible helps us to realize our sin and the reality of Christ’s forgiveness. Majorly if something is moral, you feel good afterward; if immoral, you feel bad afterward. That’s a popular view of sin – many have lived by it. But it’s not a biblical view. Biblically, sin is an attitude of wanting your way instead of God’s way.

How much does sin matter to God? He cannot tolerate it. “Your eyes are too pure to look on evil; you cannot tolerate wrong.” (Habakkuk 1:13a) “God is light; in Him there is no darkness at all.” (1 John 1:5a)


How my beautiful aunt turned into an idol of poverty

Posted: January 22, 2018 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Awuol Gabriel Arok, Junub Sudan, Poems.

By Awuol Gabriel Arok, Juba, South Sudan

women of war

Gawaar Nuer community calls for peace and reconciliation

Aunty will I ever forget the big pot of cool water,

That we used to quench the chronic thirst;

After our maderesa break time,

Never will I forget how proudly I and my classmates familiarized ourselves;

With dish of yummy kisra and kudura at your home (more…)

Three Buses Journey to the Twin City of Peace and Prosperity

Posted: January 17, 2018 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Awuol Gabriel Arok, Junub Sudan

By Awuol Gabriel Arok, Juba, South Sudan


January 17, 2018 (SSB) — South Sudan three buses journey made up of the civil population, leaders and armed forces to the twin city of peace and prosperity had been a doughy mission due to unnecessary dismount and alighting by the political actors, throaty commanding voices, and directives from the multiple remote hubs.

It had been a great drama of unconsciousness as the leaders vigorously gave orders to the buses’ drivers to gear off in order to put on board their behind the schedule friends and relatives who were caught unsuspecting when the convoy left.

This egotistical conduct set off the unrestrained commotion and disagreement on the leadership bus hence sending panic of possible delay or postponement of the entire journey; the second civil bus and the third armed forces bus keep on stopping as fierce commanding voices and immense bangs were heard from the leadership bus, that furious quarreling demanded a comprehensive resolution before the next journey recommencement.


All the States Governments and Abyei Administrative Area should ban teenagers from clubbing and drinking

By Awuol Gabriel Arok, Juba, South Sudan


January 13, 2018 (SSB) — South Sudan has a big plate to mend in a near future if nothing is done now, the style in which our teenagers of today carry out their daily activities is worrying, parents are not happy on how their children faultily picked up the social horns of modernization.

Indeed the hope and pride of every parent lie in children, they are the face of future continuity and as of today, teenagers’ activities and behaviors have raised the question of what citizenry South Sudan should have in the near future.

Tradition of our ancestors perceives children as the continuity of the lineage and as such putting them on the best social docket was everyone duty meant to ensure fine and respectful lineages and that was how social seeds were preserved in our Africa tradition, children were barred from eating and drinking certain kinds of food and drinks, think like smoking and alcohol were redlines for children.


By Awuol Gabriel Arok, Juba, South Sudan


Taban Deng Gai, First Vice President of the Republic of South Sudan

January 10, 2018 (SSB) — One’s name is worth applaud if the owner has proved to the audience that he/she holds what each and every one can see, feel and judge, General Taban as he is famously known has some exclusive personalities that makes him a point of interest to any political farmer.

General Taban before the independence of South Sudan was the Governor of Unity State, Bentiu; during his era as the Governor of Unity State, I personally as a student of batch 2007/2008 was one of the beneficiaries of water tanker that he donated to the University of Juba.

When things were much tougher on us as students, South Sudan, in general, was on the highest plate of happiness with many international grants, donations, investors’ claws of attention and various shares from the Government of National Unity in Khartoum.


Congratulations to the Ministries of Defense and Interior: Bongo Bus and Imatong Bus are Juba Buses of the Year 2017

By Awuol Gabriel Arok, Juba, South Sudan


Wreckage of Eco Bus: Attack on Friend Bus, Gateway Bus and Eco-Bus in 2016 on the Juba-Nimule Highway, left score of people dead and others feared kidnapped bu gunmen

January 5, 2018 (SSB) — The City of Juba has been on the roughest coin of transportation, water and security for a considerable number of years since the outbreak of conflict in December 2013. Having hauled up Juba dwellers out of mosalaat crisis and their tireless commitment toward the whipping down of juba criminals, mostly the unknown gunmen, the two Ministries have shown a wet spoon of services.

On the apparent face of water supply to Juba residents, the ministry of defense has to see into it again the water tankers that were approved by the Council of Ministers to help in the supply of water to the Juba residents, those water tankers are not doing what they were supposed to do, they have now been owned by some few households.


By Awuol Gabriel Arok, Juba, South Sudan


Abel Alier and Philip Aguer picture by Mach Samuel

January 4, 2018 (SSB) — Peace of mind is the strongest expectation of progress that any human soul must adore, South Sudanese have engagingly and gracefully celebrated the Christmas season of 2017 and ONE-ONE  of this year with stability and happiness though with few incidences of disobedience. Safety was at its utmost score, level of performances was high, and generally, our security forces did a praiseworthy job.

Juba was secured by security elements that were very vigilance, supportive and well organized, on the sharing plate of happiness Christians were jovially joined by Muslims during and after the birth of Jesus towing together the New Year loaded cart of cheerfulness.


By Awuol Gabriel Arok, Juba, South Sudan

Makwei and Lam

Information Minister Michael Makwei Lueth, being chatty with opposition leader, Lam Akol Ajawin, a the Adis Ababa Revitalization Forum

December 20, 2017 (SSB) — South Sudanese have been known for flexibility, understanding and self-possession for ages and definitely, it has been evidenced during the last four Christmas and New Year Seasons by all who were concerned.

May the grace of our Lord keep on giving the wind of hopes to the resilient people of South Sudan today and beyond the Year 2018. No year can be a bed of roses to all but for the sake of humanity and how we were created by God in his own image as his divine children; the pain of another must be the pain of another.

Whitish basket of happiness is the joy for all, people of South Sudan have gone through many passages of distress, and that has not allowed them to see the beauty of who they are on the furthest end of the mirror, brawny courage and confidence will optimistically push aside all the obstacles that have blocked the popular peace’s path.