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By David Matiop Gai, Juba, South Sudan

HIV-AIDS prevention: Thank to PrEP and PEP, you can protect yourself and love ones from HIV/AIDS

Thank to PrEP and PEP, you can protect yourself and love ones from HIV/AIDS

December 7, 2017 (SSB) — In commemoration of HIV/AIDS World Day on the 5th of December 2017 in South Sudan, HIV/AIDS is a great challenge to life and had the highest threat to the entire population in South Sudan, Africa and in the world at large. Why is HIV/AIDS everybody business? Is it a question which needs integrative knowledge that will address the prevention of epidemic among the youths of South Sudan? Let‘s understand it here.

The HIV/AIDS is not yet much known to civil population especially at the grass root levels because if you know something, you may know it to the best of your knowledge and more details about the disease may be some people know little about it.

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By David Matiop Gai, Juba, South Sudan

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December 2, 2017 (SSB) – The warrior’s blood-curdling of Murle raiders dismay and outcry of public in Jonglei state especially greater Bor-community has been brought sudden leap and made a discreet and blood-curdling with gestures of terrifying relations with me and others in the state. This will cause a feeling of extreme fear in conjunction with state authorities both at the national and state levels. I think there is no hope on national government willing to addressing this issue amicably and successfully. Is national dialogue functioning now in former greater Jonglei apart from peace deal between the two communities?

Recently in Duke Payuel and Panyang counties of Jonglei state, Murle raiders killed 42 people including children, women and elderly people, and abducted more than 60 others.  In July 2017, the same Murle attacked Duke Akuak in Jallee and killed many people including children, women and elderly. These encounter attackers took places when the government of South Sudan under First vice Gen.Taban Deng Gai, and UNMISS sponsored peace deal between the two communities.  These attacks happened and there were no serious majors taken against Murle for the violation of peace agreement and ceasefire.

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By David Matiop Gai, Juba, South Sudan

 

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Kiir-Malong peace and reconciliation ceremony in Juba, South Sudan

 

Nov 19, 2017, (SSB) – Sadly, democracy dies in darkness in African young nation. South Sudan national political systems discourage us to support the beauty of our diversity within the cost of nation-building. we were aiming to build our country which was cemented and founded by precious blood of our heroes and heroine toward peaceful referendum in 2011 that would have provided hope and blessings principles of strong economy, better opportunities for us, free primary, and quality education for all, justice and rule of law for all, healthcare, or health centres, good roads and secure public transportations, and social developments.

But crossroad politics engulfed dying democracy in South Sudan. The reality of crossroad politics in this nation had rendered the political and economic dilemma where South Sudan finds itself in a double-blind direction because there are no primary objectives and primary purposes of social welfare including public policy, advocacy, migration of citizens from villages to towns, no secure borders around our nation, insecurity everywhere in the country, lack of policy making, mental disorder in leadership, stressful foundation of nation-building on tribalism, and many others. All these political factors defined us as a nation by name, and not really what define nations in the world.

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Forceful or peaceful disarmament of Paul Malong’s bodyguards: Please don’t fight for the third time in Juba

By David Matiop Gai, Juba, South Sudan

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President Salva Kiir, Governor Paul Malong Awan (Blue suit) and Cabinet Affairs Minister Martin Lomuro (black suit) during the public rally in Aweil, NBeG

November 9, 2017 (SSB) – All actions are evil. Inside South Sudan these few days, those who were loyalists and those who claimed to be smarter to the President want to put the country under Military threat, which is sometimes explained as a danger military action such as the home of former chief of general staff is surrounded by army tanks and vehicles which were sometime back under his administration.

As the military events and military fighting always happened in military barracks in South Sudan, it is much dangerous to besiege groups of soldiers whose their option is only to die. It is again military risk as the concept in the military intelligence report that identified as an imminent capability for use of military force in resolving country’s disputes that may result into tribal conflicts as it had happened on 15 Dec 2013. Such behaviors need proper control.

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By David Matiop Gai, Juba, South Sudan

September 6 2017, (SSB) — Capacity building thus important institutional development evidences with the great demands of a great attention for total reforms in South Sudan. Capacity building efforts are currently neither putted in place as strategic plans for change nor focused on for national ability by those who were assigned but I observed one evaluation of high-quality training provided pivot notice that capacity building outcomes are what purposes assist the nation to reduce insecurity and political instability because if youths are highly trained, you cannot cheat educated people to the point of their death the way our youths in South Sudan are everyday deceived by their tribemates politicians.

Capacity building in fragile state risks becoming irrelevant when situation change rapidly. Top reasons for failures in human resources capacity building includes: leadership uninvolvement or uncommittment that always lead to security problems, political and economic imperatives. Lack of user involvement supposed to design decisions in the hands of rightful people. And lack of identifying areas for future funding such as education I am now talking about, branches human social development like agriculture, engineer, mechanic, artist, linguistic, plumber, etc inputs for the nation capacity building.

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By David Matiop Gai, Juba, South Sudan

Looking for black market fuel sellers

August 24, 2017, SSB) — The diplomatic invasion of South Sudan because of her leadership struggling is out of International law.  Invasion was is a military offensive or a military occupation of weak country by powerful nations for it resources, and invasion can cause new war or largely a strategy to end war if there is good will but it can probably cause the whole war by itself. That military strategic plans cause wars because it encourages random military insurgencies, and militias.

The history of invasion was occurrence since prehistory. Many nations were invaded by powerful and superpower countries militarily, geographically, socially, culturally, politically, economically and even mentally. The methods they used were: by land, by air, by sea, by neighbouring countries and flows of money.

But issues of invasion ended three times when World War II in 1939-1945 in Europe responded by the West when Western powers took military and political decisions to allow Soviet Union’s failing with lots of damages on lives and properties, but the world took the new routes by then through UN to handle world problems amicably and peacefully.

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By David Matiop Gai, Juba, South Sudan

Mandela and John Garang

Nelson Mandela and John Garang

July 31, 2017 (SSB) — Dr. John Garang (himself a foreseeing, a prophet and a gift of God to humanity in South Sudan), Most of the songs sung by Koryom battalions and many army battalions are his prediction about the lives of his comrades and his own, and this is what he said of life history matters in Dinka when he was addressing Koryom Battalions in Bongo Ethiopia earlier in 1984-1985 that, (Ee pane aa leer wɔ, acin raan dɔng ee pane aa nyic Nhialic man ye adhony da), which means he literally interpreted that, “this land will take us all, and God knows the land is ours”.

How many times Dr. John Garang survived from attempted assassinations? Over international and regional media you heard fake news about John Garang’s death and later on he was spoken, even the incident death in helicopter crashed in 2005, Many South Sudanese couldn’t believe until his dear wife Mama Rebecca spoke publicly. Dr. John Garang survived many landmines in jungles of Southern Sudan, and also escaped many plans against his life from the enemy. May be God knows what he was commissioned him for the sake of South Sudanese people.  I know each and every person has his/her own day to leave the world but John Garang was a prophetic South Sudanese leader if you follow whatever he says in secrets, private, and public speeches.

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By David Matiop Gai, Juba, South Sudan

National Dialouge Steering Committee

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May 28, 2017 (SSB) — National dialogue which is now rejected by oppositions is the only solution in South Sudan conflict. I have putted clear in many articles that even if rebels win war and come in power, the national dialogue is still a way to iron out burning issues, but as rebels couldn’t manage to win war against government, and government against rebels while lives are losing everyday on both sides, it is better to see this narrow gate of national dialogue as a way to bring back the country to normalcy.

Rebel groups are calling national dialogue as Kiir’s dialogue, and ceasefire as Kiir’s unilateral ceasefire and they are rejecting national dialogue to participate especially those who called themselves group of former vice president Dr. Riek Machar, political detainees, Dr. Lam Akol group, Gen. Cirilo group, former governor of Western Equatoria: Bengasi Gakasoro group, Johnson Olony group, and many other opposition groups in the country.

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By David Matiop Gai, Juba, South Sudan

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South Sudan must be weaned off war

April 26, 2017 (SSB) — Is South Sudan conflict now a problem of the dead people or for the livings? Dinka says particularly Dinka Bor community that, “Kou gut wun Amok gɔɔl”, the thorn injure, hurt or inject the owner anus, which literally mean, whatever you do to others in secret turns against you in public. The poem became popular in Bor community, and they used to advise those who do wrong things that, “kou gut wun amok”, don’t plan things against others and also teach all members of the community to be more loving people.

As I want to discuss today proxy war in South Sudan part two, I want to explain what caused popular poem of kou gut wun amok as it becomes a storytelling in Dinka Bor community. Long time ago, few people used to build” Luak”, a local building used for keeping animals in Dinka, and Nuer communities. You keep your animals in Luak and it is a nice and cool place people stay in during hot season.

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By David Matiop Gai, Juba, South Sudan

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Riek Machar and Emma McCunne

April 20, 2017 (SSB) — South Sudan is struggling with democratic transition of African cultures erosion for the adaptations of majority of Western cultures, and paradigm shift era of civilization. Nations are respected and regarded as sovereign states according to their territorial integrity or defined territory, permanent population, government, sovereignty, organized economy, and international recognition or capacity to enter into bilateral relations with other states, but South Sudan has been made as a home for free entry and free exit by outsiders world and everybody has made South Sudan as a learning field for gaining experiences. People have made South Sudan as a field of trying your ability; it is not respected as a country, and sovereign state.

I think this mistake happened because all systems in South Sudan are totally weak, so weak to defence the country from foreign aggression as it happened every day. Everything is weak. We have weak executive, weak legislature, and weak judiciary to stand on their own feet and defence our country. I don’t mean we should go to war with other nations, but we shouldn’t allow our country to be manipulated a way it is now. We should come out with one statement and go a long it. If we say yes or no, we should mean it, because Jesus said Matthew 5:37 37, “All you need to say is simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything beyond this comes from the evil one” because there is no sin beyond that. I made this brave statement because every nation is respected for what they say and what they do or what they stand for.

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By David Matiop Gai, Juba, South Sudan

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April 17, 2017 (SSB) — Let me tells my experiences on peace negotiation and conflict resolution at certain level of human society, and point out few figures I have found as problem in South Sudan conflict. “My dear son, big people came here several times, and they have tried their level best to handle this case but they have failed, the case had accumulated, and people want to kill themselves.

Why do you accept to be misled by those who are not willing to have a heart of forgiveness, what if they fight in your front? Do you have prowess or great kill to do right things or handle this conflict David Matiop Gai?” My uncle asked me at the time when I was tasked to solved conflict at community level but I humbly answered him that, my dear uncle, through the grace and help of God, I will handle this case properly, and all of us shall be happy at the end of the conference, and negotiations.

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“Meles Zinawi, Isaias Afwerki and myself, fought and shed blood in Sudan and compelled Bashir on the table to accept self-determination and independence for the people of South Sudan and now there is this claim that the Dinkas liberated South Sudan. Were we also Dinkas. What about 98.9 per cent voters in the referendum who endorsed your independence and those Americans and Europeans who supported you? Were they all Dinkas?” Museveni told a meeting of South Sudanese leaders (among them Rebecca Nyandeng Garang, Kosti Manibe, Oyay Deng Ajak, Majak D’Agot, etc.) at State House, Entebbe, Uganda, 9 April 2017.

By David Matiop Gai, Juba, South Sudan

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April 11, 2017 (SSB) — In respond to a written post on Sudan tribune on April 9, 2017, that, “South Sudan’s secession was a collective effort” and according to President Museveni, he said, they pressurized Sudan government to accepted self-determination. He further said, “Were we also Dinkas.

What about 98.9 per cent voters in the referendum who endorsed your independence and those Americans and Europeans who supported you? Were they all Dinkas?” he asked. Were we also Dinkas? When you did what? If you were doing something on our behalf with America, and Europe, then why did struggle cost us expensively and so long?

I don’t think your pressurization made Bashir to accepted self-determination. This self-determination was a popular demand of South Sudanese people in 1947 before Anya-nya one, and SPLA/M formation in 1983, and they have struggled after it by all means to achieved the goal up to the end of it in 2005-2011. Four million lives have been paid for that self-determination, and we know them by names because what they are or they are sons of who in which parts of South Sudan, SPLA books and records contained all full details about them.

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By David Matiop Gai, Juba, South Sudan

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Lakes State Youth Consultative Council in Kenya

March 7, 2017 (SSB) — This part three will discuss what define leadership secularly, and divinity. What are scriptures terms for leadership and how do these term indicate the expectations of leaders, but as I wrote about youths as leaders of tomorrow, and why their leadership referred to young people as leaders of tomorrow? It is meant for future youth leadership development.

And in part one I wrote about leadership definition and in part two discussed identification of leaders comparing to how Dr. John Garang de Mabior, the chairman and commander in chief of SPLA/SPLM developed youths leaders in SPLA/SPLM leadership during his ruling era, and the importance of transitional leadership to youths after proper preparation of youth leadership development.

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By David Matiop Gai, Juba, South Sudan

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Jump-starting the economy of South Sudan?

April 4, 2017 (SSB) — I am not an economist but I have a serious point of argument against policy-makers and national economists that why they failed to understand inflation and regarded it as a problem, and if they understood it as a problem, what did they do?

I think inflation is a problem in the Republic of South Sudan. It is a social problem; it is a psychological and mental problem; it is an economic and socio-economic problem; it is a national problem; it is a regional problem as well as spiritual problem.  I got chocks and eminent surprise with clear evidences today when I came along the main road to my workplace; and I got three children lying down along the roadside hungry; they couldn’t see and they have deserted their parents because parents couldn’t feed them.

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By David Matiop Gai, Juba, South Sudan

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March 30, 2017 (SSB) — Peaceful co-existence is not just a work of short-term period or a dialogue of few months as South Sudan intended to address her huge and chronic challenges. National dialogue must proceed ahead for three – four years and if we see our positive steps toward peaceful co-existence, we must also stick to protect and secure peace for sustainable development in our new nation.

There is no hurry in issues of national dialogue, and national identity because things will begin to happen slowly until full time where we have to recognize what we have done and achieved in national dialogue and peace implementation in the country. There are small dangerous things we used to do and later on we ignore them as simple things but they are very harmful to our unity and co-existence as South Sudanese. It is better to avoid them instead.

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The New Nation South Sudan is Torn Apart: Politicians are not important and permanent than a Nation.

By David Matiop Gai, Juba, South Sudan

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Plane crash in wau

March 21, 2017, (SSB) — I have putted rightly earlier last year that South Sudan is an album of tribes, and each tribe is fitted on its column. There is no single tribe who has rights to remove and replace any tribe with God angels to stay with and be comfortable because they are trying to live with God perfect angels.  All tribes have their evil men/women who can public unrest, and (64) tribes living in South Sudan have rights and equal rights of humanity dignity to be respected and honoured as South Sudanese wonderful citizens who made South Sudan to be called a young nation among the league of nations.

Political conflicts have high consequences when it started like fire of fuel tank breakout which may not be easy to control simply. With war and conflict caused by politicians on the innocent civil population in South Sudan, 3.6 million were drive out of their homes as well as my family refuge in Uganda for more than four year now; truly 305,000 are in Sudan, 342,000 in Ethiopia, 89,000 in Kenya, 609,000 in Uganda, 68,000 in Democratic Republic of Congo, (DRC), and 4, 900 in Central African Republic.

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Bible Verses for revival, repentance, and restoration: 2 Chronicle 7:14, Isa 30:26, Jer 33:6, and Mal 4:2 for national day of prayers in all over country.

By David Matiop Gai, Juba, South Sudan

March 4, 2017 (SSB) — 2 Chronicles 7:14 New International Version (NIV) ,  “if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. A Biblical verse for revival and nation repentance or change of will and action toward God as way for peace, South Sudanese are lucky to have leaders who fear God.

Isa 30:26, read, “The moon will shine like the sun, and the sunlight will be seven times brighter, like the light of seven full days, when the LORD binds up the bruises of his people and heals the wounds he inflicted”

Jer 33:6, “‘Nevertheless, I will bring health and healing to it; I will heal my people and will let them enjoy abundant peace and security”

Mal 4:2, “But for you who revere my name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its rays. And you will go out and frolic like well-fed calves”

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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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