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The formation of SPLA in 1983: SPLA is not a Dinka army as defected South Sudanese claims overdue times in South Sudan

By David Matiop Gai, Juba South Sudan

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Red army procession in Aweil, Sept 2016

February 13, 2017, (SSB) –— When untruth leads its own ways first, the truth will disappear from the surface reality, but truth itself or telling the truth will set us free. The false appearances today in South Sudan have fault lines or divisive great lines in South Sudan politics.  I want to deconstruct what distinct between inside and outside SPLA in South Sudan as a South Sudanese. It is better to go through the corridors of SPLA formation in 1983 than creating liars here and there.  These are liars created and circulate across the globe tarnishing the image of Dinka but the truth will save Dinka people from the burning hatred of their fellow South Sudanese people.

I am here writing this article to repute a claim documented by Gen. Thomas Cirillo in his resignation letter addressing it to the President of the Republic Gen. Salva Kiir Mayardit. In his letter addressing to the president, or to resign from his position, is not a problem because it is his right to do so if he feels he could not work in the army or in the government of South Sudan anymore.  Resignation mean acceptance of something undesirable but inevitable. Resignation is not a crime and it had not starting with Gen. Thomas Cirillo, but many people did that in favour of their integrity like Nhial Deng Nhial resigned one time in Kiir government, and he did not touched any tribe in South Sudan, which mean Cirillo resignation is something else, or non-other than rebellion.

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By David Matiop Gai, Juba, south Sudan

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February 10, 2017, (SSB) — Identifying youth leaders is a sole responsibility of those leaders who are already in leadership. The future of youths in South Sudan is uncertain. Youths are couched for executing tribal conflicts, followers of weak and self-ambition politicians, failed politicians, tribal politicians, and their potential talents supposed to be use for national development is always exploited by these politicians and put youths as a fence for their own protection.

Youths always died in a big number in South Sudan, and nobody mind about their lives even parents. Both those in leadership, and parents failed to advise youths because youths long time ago live by advices of elderly people and parents. Lives of youth hood is stupid, and fool,  they relayed on their own strengths and ability, and therefore, elders, leaders, and parents  adjust youths on the right paths of save life.

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By David Matiop Gai, Juba, South Sudan

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February 7, 2017 (SSB) — As you followed the other parts of this article, this part four is all about the ways people get curses from the evil spirits forces. Man believes in things made by handcrafts, and the thought was either in village or in town, one may become the most powerful, foreseeing, and proclaims the unseen events to happen. The causes of curse among South Sudanese in generals, and the consequences of elimination of lives were far rooted in witchcrafts. It was believed that bad wishes do occurred in several ways. The curses came as a result of shams, and worshipping of idols.

 You may heard South Sudanese named themselves after Christian naming, but believers of those days were church goers, even until today, issues of salvation, born again, sanctification, justification, forgiveness of our sins through the blood of Jesus Christ on the cross are all seen less- to be believe among South Sudanese Churches because the Church had made itself as a traditional church routine whereby people share witchcrafts and church spiritualties together outside and inside the church, and there is no problem.

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By David Matiop Gai, Juba, South Sudan

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February 4, 2017, (SSB) – The youths’ future in South Sudan. Why youth leadership referred to young people as leaders of tomorrow? What is the future of youths in a devastated state of South Sudan?  Are youths ruin in decades of war and conflicts as effects and impacts concern or there is a hope for youths?

Historically, traditionally, and culturally, for many centuries, youths are defined as leaders of tomorrow in South Sudan as well as in Africa.  Leaders of tomorrow! Youths! Is it logic? Is it necessary?  Is it visionary? It is planned? Is it cultural? It is a respect? Is it a system? Or this is an oppression of youths in African societies? Please look at systematic blockage mechanism.

The concept was originated from the traditional ideologies of garden concept, whereby a garden produces new seeds in a year for the next season from the seeds of past season or harvests. But what failed to do is to prepare these young leaders for tomorrow, otherwise why do we call somebody whom you did not prepare to be a leader of tomorrow even without couching him, training, knowledge, skills, plans, objectives, aims, and mission about tomorrow?

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By David Matiop Gai, Juba, South Sudan

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February 4, 2017, (SSB) — Mr. President, Beny Kiir Mayardit, increases or adds more four states to make the total of thirty six states in the Republic South Sudan. The reasons of these four states are cited in two complaints. One was the fact of their appealing to your highly respected office last year in 2016. The second complaint was geographical qualification and reduction disputes over misplacement in the first place when states were formed.

From former Greater three Regions of Greater Upper Nile, Greater Bhar el-ghazal, and Greater Equatoria to former ten (10) states, and recently 28 states, while definitely before thirty two (32) states now in the Republic of South Sudan; still some areas want states of their own. The recent reparation or amendment of 28 states to thirty two states was pressurization from citizens to President Salva Kiir Mayardit that echo aloud and every area needs state or some areas are geographically fit for states.

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By David Matiop Gai, Juba, South Sudan

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January 22, 2017 (SSB) –— (Proverbs 18:21), Death and life lies in tongue, and the curses of Khuoth de Amagak consumed many leaders in Greater Upper Nile.  Well during the first Sudanese Civil War in (1955 -197), Second Sudanese Civil War in (1972-1983), and the Third Sudanese civil War in (1983-2005), many South Sudanese leaders died in South Sudan along the cost of freedom, but majority of Upper Nile Sons die in their own brothers hands. According to the book of Old Testament in the Proverbs 18:21, reads, “The tongue has the power of life and death and those who love it will eat its fruit, (Bible NIV).

Suppose spiritual leaders especially Christian leaders would have look into this issue of tongue misfortune, and dismay in Greater Upper Nile. Some commenters came across this article and they read over it and look at it on tribal angle but I am not writing it on the regional concept, I am writing it on the facts of what had happened and what are taking place on ground right now as well as on spiritual angle.

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By David Matiop Gai, Juba, South Sudan

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Amiol (Twic Mayardit) Community conference of 2016: Appreciation and gratitude to all members for their generous contributions

January 19, 2017 (SSB) — The roles of Social work Services are those of the most services ever needed in South Sudan. What the service delivery system does in functional to help vulnerable groups in South Sudan? From the social work services concepts, and psychological perspectives of serving humanity, Social workers are practitioners as people who acquired knowledge and skills on the field of helping professional, trained, and learning many concepts, perceptions, methods, theories, principles, and types of social work to assist other enhance their well-being.

Therefore, social workers are also licenced professionals who graduated with bachelors, masters, and PhD in social work fields and department of Social work from different universities and their aim is to assist for well-being of individuals and communities to copy up with their situation and help them change their own environment and realise their importance in the communities.

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By David Matiop Gai, Juba, South Sudan

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Demo-cracy or Demo-crazy?

January 16, 2017 (SSB) — Opening the world of democracy and politics in South Sudan has distinct compare to politics and democracy of other part of the world where democracy is promoting citizens participation in politics, exercise free and fair election, engages, and enjoying rule of law, freedom of speech or expression in a responsible manner that will not provoke public peace, transparency, responsibility, and accountability in services delivery.

According to dictionary.com, political liberty is “the right to express one freely and effectually regards the conduct, makeup, and principles of the government under which one lives”. Source: http://www.dictionary.com, 2017 Dictionary.com, LLC: 19:20 pm. In other word, without law, political liberty itself may not be regarded the way its requires in democratic society, and  there will be no liberty if citizens are politically blocked not to participate in election like case of south Sudan when the Western nations vigorously supported rebellion in 2013 apart from democracy.

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By David Matiop Gai, Juba South Sudan

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January 13, 2017 (SSB) — As I just put it there in part one that we are going to talk about the meaning of power of tongue and the Khuoth de Amagak rotation in Upper Nile, there is life and death in the tongue. Anyway Amagak in Dinka is a small animal living in the forest. These animals if the hunters want to kill it, or if the traditional hunters went for hunting with their dogs, and on finding it, and the dogs try to catch it (Amagak), this animal releases a very smelly worse product until the dogs leave it alone.

But using Khuoth Amagak turns in figurative language from literal meaning of Khuoth Amagak, and the concept here is the smelly air released by this animal as a depend mechanism, and  how it affected dogs and human being because its contaminate the air around and within. If this animal applied such air tactics, its mess up the environment and the area will be unwanted and unpleasant till fresh natural air changes the situation.

Therefore, Khuoth Amagak contaminated the environment, and Dinka people used it from it literal meaning to figurative statements, which means Anya-nya II veteran Akuot Atem de Mayen used it while applying the meaning and concept together in term of curses against Nuer who brutally killed him when he accepted to joined SPLA after Nuer lost their Son Samuel Gai Tut around 1984, 1985, and 1986.

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By David Matiop Gai, Juba, South Sudan

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January 10, 2017 (SSB) — The power of tongue and Khuoth Amagak rotation among the Upper Nile communities. The popular curses of Khuoth Amagak also known as Khuoth de Kurruom is still rotating in the communities of the Greater Upper Nile especially among Nuer subclasses, as well as the whole of South Sudan. Catastrophe comes from the Greek word meaning “overturn”, a sudden and widespread disaster against people, land, birds, and animals. It is more mishap, and causes a lot of people to suffer.

In other words, this calamity or misfortune can come as a result of curses uttered by tongue, or by an angry person in form of revenge. The curses in action or the essences of regularly bad wishes recurring orderly in Upper Nile and how the story of Khuoth Amagak came about during SPLA/M formation when the veterans of Anya-nya II and the SPLA/M members differed on the border of Ethiopia on the issues of movement leadership in July 1983.

In and from the nature of that history, and during the Anya-nya I periods, Southern Sudanese separatists’ rebel group formed as the first Sudanese civil war in (1955-1972). The word Anya-nya means, “Snake harm, poisonous, or venom “in Maddi language. After peace agreement signed in Addis Ababa in 1972 with Khartoum government, a separate movement rose again in the second Sudanese civil war known as Any-nya II from 1972-1983. They remained in the bush as Southerners who were not convinced with total arrangements and frameworks of Addis Ababa peace agreement.

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By David Matiop Gai, Juba, South Sudan

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January 7, 2017 (SSB) — I saw it difficult to liberate ourselves from the individuals of self-exploitation, stubborn or obstinate willfulness, as in pursuing one’s own wishes, or set free the imprisonments and the bondage in which people of South Sudan are in since the very beginning of CPA in chronic diseases such as corruption, nepotism, tribalism, hatred, jealousy, selfish, envy, deception, war/conflicts, trade slavery, gossips, propaganda, and many others base on the destiny of how people are swallowing themselves on the bases of exploitation. The word “exploitation”, is defined in a similar distinction. It is the action or fact of treating someone unfairly in order to benefit from their work or the action of making use of and benefiting from resources, while the engine operation is like combustion engines are of two general types.

We have liberated ourselves from the bondage or oppression of Arabs from Khartoum, but there are more hard works needed to be done by South Sudanese people in general which are also needed to be champion by a brave man/woman of selfish less life. Dr. John Garang whom I always like to quoted said, “I did not get a man who will distributes resources equally or equitably to people and a gun that shoot by its own”. Dr. John Garang compared South Sudanese people with two impossible things: A man that can distribute resources fairly, a man who can forget about himself or not grabs things for his own benefit, can South Sudan get such people? And a gun that shoot by its own, because men are defined as selfish, and no gun should shoot without human being. John Garang concluded it hardly.

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By David Matiop Gai, Juba, South Sudan

May 16th: Celebrating the Founding of the SPLM/SPLA

January 4, 2017 (SSB) — The 1st LT Peter Gola calling the meeting to order, the telling story of ten (10) SPLA soldiers, likewise the entire SPLA/M unity in the jungle, whose survival in the bush era was through their ultimate unity, love, goodwill, and sharing of ideas during the struggle in 1983-2005.

Who knows diversionists would divide us and buried our SPLA logo and moto of “Comrade” meaning my colleague or my dear friend, that the current tribalists have push us backward into a worse scenario of my tribe, or our tribe, where the liberators want to forget the course of liberation, and tribe is now becomes better icon in South Sudan?

Who knows tribalists, destructors, murderers, killers, separatists, gluttons, and betrayers of South Sudan would overcome our loyal sacrifices to this nation since the birth of SPLA until CPA? It is so sad. Those who are betraying South Sudan will not succeed whatsoever, because they don’t have truth in them, and in their actions.

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By David Matiop Gai, Juba, South Sudan

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January 2, 2017 (SSB) — My dear South Sudanese at home and in diaspora, New Year 2017 wishes, please take your lovely words to your family, friends, relatives, colleagues, and faithful greetings to everyone in Jesus name- Amen. I begin to greet Paanluelwel; the South Sudanese Blogger chief editor, and entire staff for their tremendous published Website and published my opinion articles as well as rest of South Sudanese opinions, and public presses. As a South Sudanese, who were been back for centuries, I love writings ever, but appreciation and honour with wholehearted felt  to peace-lovers in our country who said,  no South Sudanese should die again in the hand of other fellow South Sudanese, and whose vision is to bring lasting peace and stability in the country.

 It is my great pleasure to applaud a great job well done by our national forces in Juba as people celebrate one January 2017 without sound of gun shot in the capital Juba, and in regarding the year 2017as it had already started with clear hope of peace and stability despite challenges of hunger, and other social problems. Juba is so peaceful last night. It is the first time in my area to move freely at night without fear of unknown gunman. I plead and appreciated the president, and special committees of security forces for this work and directives. This is a real work of nationhood, and spirit of nationalism. As we celebrate we have celebrated as Christian’s nation in regard to what the Bible Says.

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Doctrine of Suffering: Cor 4:9-10; 3:18. Why me? Why now? Why not others? What is God doing now? Are we cursed? Is God listening? Is God seeing? Is God deaf? Is God happy the way he is treating me/us? Can God rescue? Is God far away? Is God fair? Etc, frustration questions by your makings.

By David Matiop Gai, Juba, South Sudan

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December 30, 2016 (SSB) — In South Sudan, thousands of first to third generations were asking questions that, if God is really powerful, wholly in control, perfect and loving, why does he allows such sufferings to occurs from generations to generations against South Sudanese people? The complaint had reached to the highest searching of psyche ached and many of our countrymen/women have concluded that national resources become a curse instead of blessings.

In 1821 – 2005, colonial masters ended their rules in Southern Sudan whereby in 1953 – 1954, the British indirect rule through chiefs was major impact affected South Sudanese politically and the South – North Sudan borders became one country as the Sudan got its independence in 1956, one year after Torit mutiny. The policy of core and periphery when Southern and Northern Sudan became one country occurred between the hierarchies of governance and so forth but Southern Sudan was suffered as so much infliction of unimagined sufferings and the population with its bountiful wealth was seen as marginalized politically, socially, economically, militarily, culturally, and spiritually.

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By David Matiop Gai, Juba, South Sudan

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December 23, 2016 (SSB) — What do political systems have in common and in what ways do South Sudanese differ from one another?  To answer this question, it is a part of the root cause of conflict in the Republic of South Sudan. The philosophy is I want to rule, why not me to rule now? But does ruling in South Sudan as a nation required fighting? Is it a mean to come to power as we fight? No, we did not agree like that, but just through democratic system, and we have tried it once in our lives during Sudan general election in 2010. Then what it is the problem of plunging the country into war again? I don’t trust myself to win election in South Sudan in 2015 passed, so violent is an option to power and year of election went behind.

In relating to what is required in peace implementation, and conflict avoided, it is goal setting quality of services, evaluation and standardization procedures controlling agency functions in South Sudan national dialogue initiatives. Here are steps to study in peace implementation, maintain, and conflict avoided: Introduction to root causes of conflict, Conflict in undeveloped country, (A country never met single requirement of MDG), Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding, Strengths and weaknesses, Learn lesson from Libya, recommendation, and conclusion.

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By David Matiop Gai, Juba, South Sudan

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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.

December 15, 2016 (SSB) — As a South Sudanese citizen, it took me three days when I proposed an opinion article with title National dialogue: A key step toward real, sustainable peace in south Sudan, or a key step toward positive assurance of real peace in South Sudan, published by PAANLUELWEL: SOUTH SUDANESE BLOGGERS on 12/12/2016 and I feel like the idea was a burning iron in my heart when I asked myself why do we talked  of peace without inclusive national dialogue, a much process needed by essences of peace because I have learned mistakes made by our leaders several times when it comes to issues of  dialogue, peace, forgiveness, and reconciliation.

As I mentioned it in the last article, leaders do reconciled at their national levels, and left behind people at the grass root levels with many grievances caused by them, while they treat themselves socially, geographically, regionally, spiritually, and psychologically as they forgive themselves.

But today on the 14/12/2016, it took me again a surprised moved made by H.E the President of the Republic, Gen. Kiir Mayardit’s speech, addressing the Transitional National LlegislativeAssembly, while his top agenda was, “The call for National Dialogue Initiative in South Sudan”, and with these fresh riches of National Dialogue necessities where my complaining was basing on at the grass root levels of Boma – Payam, or County-state levels, and national level.

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National dialogue for six Months: A key step toward positive assurance of real peace in South Sudan.

By David Matiop Gai, Juba, South Sudan

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December 12, 2016 (SSB) — Peace deals worldwide, for it to be owned by citizens within conflict zones, are followed by sequences of referendums, popular consultations, preaching about contents of peace itself, messages and tracks of forgiveness, peace and reconciliations, unity, or people to people initiatives, community to community dialogues, and national dialogue as a routine for proper stability to return in its normal place.

It is through sequences where victims are convinced and moved along together with the rest of the communities. The issues of treat me well, and forgive me come as a result of coming together in dialogue, debate serious issues/problems, and converse reservations, weeps, and realise wrong committed during the conflicts, identify and accommodate interest of people interns politics, but why not now in South Sudan?

A peace deal signed last year in August 2015, between the government of South Sudan and the SPLM-IO as well as many signatories to the agreement. Among them was South Sudan civil societies, former political detainees, IGAD, UN, AU, TRIOKA, and the entire international community who inflated the government of South Sudan with unnecessary amount of volume of pressures.

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By David Matiop Gai, Juba, South Sudan

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Commander John Garang and Commander Salva Kiir in Rumbek, during the war of liberation struggle

November 26, 2016 (SSB) — Mr. Chairman, I don’t know whether you have time to read articles. The SPLM antagonists have reached to the level of insulting direct, because they were from very beginning opposed the idea of liberation. They don’t know what you went through in bush era, and they don’t believe in themselves. They work hard day and night so that SPLM is lukewarm or unenthusiastic party in hearts and minds of South Sudanese.

The SPLM protagonists champion the struggle and services in the years of liberation, schools were opened, hospitals were operating, and few we can, please save the party from wolves. They came in the party in 2002, and 2005-2006 with sheep skins, but inwardly were terrible wolves. They have blocked the progress of the nation as born nice admire child in 2011in the heart of Africa, but the child remain to unwell, and unmoved.

For South Sudan to become a nation among League of Nations, SPLM fought a long civil war in Africa for 22 years. It was not an easy task since generations of Southern Sudan tried their level best to liberate themselves from the colony of Arabization, Islamization, Oppression, exploitation, imperialism, marginalization, and bad governance from the minority in Khartoum.

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Government should use South Sudan Constitution accordingly and effectively

By David Matiop Gai, Juba, South Sudan

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November 3, 2016 (SSB) — Aristotle ( 384 BC322 BC),  a Greek philosopher and a great scientist stated that “Man, when perfected, is the best of animals, but when separated from law and justice, he is the worst of all” In South Sudan everybody is on his/her own way. The constitution is useless; people rebel without accountability even church leaders.

Addis Ababa was home for politics and Juba was a Centre for destruction, we were regarded as grass to be daub on foot in Juba but now Nairobi is the new Centre where every South Sudanese declare rebellion against government, but what may take in South Sudan, they don’t feel it because they are far away from it, they just propagate it, and disseminate liars – South Sudanese people!

Why constitution is formed?  Is to declare a state and the result of constitution are to create three branches of the government: The legislature branch to make the laws; the executives to enforce the law; and the judicial to interpret the laws. We are all aware of constitution although I write an opinion article on it. The constitution embodied principles of limited government powers, separation of powers, check and balances, and finally federalism where power is divided between federal government and governments of states.

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By David Matiop Gai, Juba, South Sudan

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October 26, 2016 (SSB) — The four words go together but mean the same; cheat, deceive, trick, and the fool. Don’t say how could you cheat on me? While you have been cheated long time ago! Richelle E. Goodrich said, “A liar deceives himself more than anyone, for he believes he can remain a person of good character when he cannot”, and it is better to be told a hurtful truth than to be told a comforting lie”

As a citizen of this country, I want response to those three articles published by the Sudan Tribune on Oct 21/10/2016, Juba, “U.S. calls on South Sudan to stop supporting Sudanese rebels”, Oct 21/10/2016, Juba, “Juba regrets U.S. call to severe ties with Sudanese rebels”, and 21/10/2016, Khartoum, “Sudan’s Bashir gives Juba two months to expel armed groups”.

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