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By Bol Madut Ayii, Juba, South Sudan

February 2, 2017 (SSB) — If there was a direct communication between the creator and human being, one would have kindly requested only five minutes to appeal to God to review the way he suddenly takes the lives of our dear one at the time that they are much needed.

I was deeply distressed by the sudden passing of the first chief Justice of the Republic of South Sudan late Justice John Wol Makec on the 17th of this Month.  Late John Wol was one of the few Justices who don,t joke when it comes to professionalism. His contribution to the legal fraternity has left an indelible mark in defense of an independent legal profession, for which we owe him eternal gratitude.

As a Judge, he was the most ardent supporter of an independent Judiciary. His legal dexterity/prowess was matched only by his humility and judicial temperament. His stewardship as the first chief Justice of this country and his contribution to the law and development of our judiciary were unparalleled and have help placed South Sudan as a proud member of African Countries that have good laws though the issue of enforcement maybe questionable.

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What do the students of Juba University expect from Gen. Paul Malong Awan & Gen. Taban Deng in the event of welcoming ceremony of first year students by JUSU?

By Bol Madut Ayii, Juba, South Sudan

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January 29, 2017 (SSB) — University of Juba is one of the national universities in South Sudan that came to existence in 1975 and the historical background dated back to Addis Ababa Agreement with Khartoum where South Sudanese by then called for higher institution of learning in Southern part of the country. The university with its unique and meaningful Motto of “RELEVENCE AND EXCELLENCE” continued to produce very strong cadres who are now holding keys position in different government institutions as well as with international organizations.

What make University of Juba a bit unique from other institutions of learning is its extra-academic activities that equipped students with huge knowledge and skills of which they can fit in any society. As an institution it has both administrative and student’s bodies of which Juba University Student’s Union (JUSU) is the bridge between the administrations of the students. The Union as student’s body is mandated to meet the needs of students as enshrined in the constitution (JUSU’s Constitution).

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By Bol Madut Ayii, Juba, South Sudan

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President Kiir with President Obama of the USA at the White House, Washington DC

January 3, 2017 (SSB) — The United Nations Security Council is one of the powerful organ within the United Nations that composed of fifteen members, the five permanent members include China, France, Russian Federation, The United Kingdom and The United States of America and ten non-members states elected for tow year terms by general assembly with end of term date include Angola, Egypt, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Senegal, Spain, Ukraine, Uruguay and Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic).

The Security Council is empowered under ARTICLE 41 of the UN charter to enforce the peace by imposing non-military measures, including comprehensive economic sanctions. As UN sanctions have shown to cause massive harm to civilian populations, the question has arisen whether the Security Council is bound by any legal norms in designing and imposing economic coercion on population and if so, what are these norms?

Back to topic, on Friday 23rd Last year the UNSC held a secession at which it sought votes from its members to make a decision on measures to be taken about the situation in South Sudan, but it failed to meet the legal quorum. In that secession there were seven votes in favor and eight abstentions.  To meet the legal quorum and make a binding resolution on the matter presented on table for debate requires nine members votes in favor and not vetoes by the United States, France, Russia, Britain or China to be adopted.

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