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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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By David Matiop Gai, Juba, South Sudan

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October 19, 2016 (SSB) — Our big family is at all cost in dividend. Why can’t we look after it for now? Probably failure comes by wrong dreams as six leaders think at once to be leaders for one post at the same time caused divisions, and opinions distinct in directions; maybe eventually lack of nationalism approved by proudness of south Sudanese leaders against their own people by valued chair most important than civil populations .

I don’t mean division of states or people, I mean divisions from hearts, desires, self-ambitions, opinions, concepts, ideologies, believes, selfishness, greediness, political thoughts and those political high figures that contributed to physical fighting in South Sudan and thoughts of nation destruction, loose of lives, loose properties, and all sources of crimes committed in the war, but still I have a dream for a peaceful South Sudan because the state of wars and destructions don’t lived forever. There after come a peaceful South Sudan.

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By David Matiop Gai, Juba, South Sudan

October 10, 2016 (SSB) —- What I always do as an opinion writer is to alert my fellow South Sudanese and government on issues of tribal killings and danger of wide spread of that killing into hands of other South Sudanese that may learn serious revenge from it because revenge is always painful and unforgettable. I don’t like it and that is why I wrote many articles about it. These political ideologies of harming one another affects cohesion, unity, harmony, peace, nation building, and nationalism.

Its seem like only God Almighty who is all knowing, all present, and all powerful without danger, because his wisdom, knowledge, and justice are always leading equal to his power. As a human being and I have that God power, I would consume only United Nations security Councils which becomes source of world evil, and the South Sudan rebels in the name of Dinka because UNSC always like voting against governments in powers when the house is already caught by fire, and south Sudanese rebels who kill Dinkas thinking that killing Dinka is an absolute solution in South Sudan politics, but it is completely none to be define.

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By David Matiop Gai, Juba, South Sudan

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October 4, 2016 (SSB) —- Dear President, I would have supposed to come to your highly national respected state office and address my grievances and unpleasant events over a silent genocide against Dinka community by their own South Sudanese brothers from Equatoria, but getting to your office is the hardest step to be taken like entering Heaven with physical body. It is sad news that over two months from now, more than 200 civilians died between Juba and Nimule roads.

Excellency, I am impatient with South Sudanese people and their deadly actions. You know it very well that since 1990 until today, targeting killings of Dinka people is amounted to genocide as I am speaking right now. Mr. President, in 1990, we faced the same brutalities and killings from the hand of Equatorian when SPLA soldiers from greater Equatoria region fell out from the main SPLA/M stream, and Equatorian turned-hunted on us seriously to the border of Uganda, and Kenya, but we endured it to achieve our independence country as a such.

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Ethnic targeting: Why are the Equatorians singling out and killing members of the Dinka community along highways, roads, and schools, in South Sudan?

By David Matiop Gai, Juba, South Sudan

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The late Akook Ngor, one of the medical students at the Kajo-Keji Health Training Institute who were killed after they were identified to be MTN

October 2, 2016 (SSB) — What does the world means when they said South Sudan situation is deteriorating and unbearable? Do they mean the silence genocide against Dinka community or they mean something else?  If the world has seen brutal killing and tragic death of Dinka people and they are now crying for that silence genocide which is the south Sudanese top agenda for the day, then the world is absolutely right, but if international community and those of human rights in Juba hear news of target attack, close eyes, and never help South Sudan authorities to quail human crimes, and genocide which is now taking place in South Sudan, then what are they shouting for? How come the community is burring eleven (11) people in one minute?

People who were born in different days, different environment, and raise up by different families died in one second! Which community in South Sudan than Dinka burring its members every day because of target killing? And others are damped on roadside without burials. On the 30th of September 2016, Dinkas left check point on road leading Kecji-Kecji. After few kilometres away from the check point, they were attacked and eleven people killed on sport, and others were seriously injured. Is genocide in which form since the same community members are targeted, attacked, and killed everywhere in South Sudan? How can one call this killing?

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The domestic Political gridlock of two South Sudanese PhD holders–Dr. Lam Akol and Dr. Riek Machar

By David Matiop Gai, Juba South Sudan

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September 29, 2016 (SSB)  —- The political genesis of the two South Sudanese PhD holders had put education in question mark, whether education changed attitudes, characters, personalities, behaviours, as it is believed that education develop and build enact qualities of leaders, but contrary, politics of both engineers is totally non-success, non-performance, and a sinking ship in the history of Sudan before session, and after session in 2011, because Dr. Riek, and Dr. Lam politics are politics of destruction and loss of lives. We are now being led by dysfunctional, paroxysm, and relapse politicians, and we are hopeless societies in their political era.

In politics, there is no permanent enemy, and permanent friend, but in South Sudan politics, leaders of political parties and tribe movements particularly Dr. Lam Akol, and Dr. Riek Machar have already built political swords against Dinka community which is not supposed to be the high tension in backup their political achievement, because how will Riek Machar in his  politics do away with Dinka, and how will Dinka do away with Nuer in course of revenge when their members were killed versus Shilluk of Lam Akol.

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By David Matiop Gai, Juba, South Sudan

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John Garang’s prophecy

September 24, 2016 (SSB) — The republic of south Sudan doesn’t want to treat mental disabilities that had happened to the public for many years. May be the word mental health services seem to this nation (people) as a minor case. If it is so, who is a man or a woman in South Sudan without brain/mind and problems associated with? And if the word mental health is a term confusing our little knowledge with/of biological and social science studies, just call it psycho-social.

The word psycho: mean crazy, insane, slang, or a combining form representing psyche (psychological) and psychological (psychoanalysis) in compound words. The Greek origin “psyche” means breath, spirit, soul, akin, mind, mental activities of a person. The word social: mean relating to society, relating to interaction of people, relating to living in a community. Social refers to characteristics of living organism of human society, interaction, applied to population, and human behaviors.

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