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By Dut-machine De Mabior, Nairobi, Kenya

Dr John Garang

December 13, 2015 (SSB)  —-  Quoting Dr. John De Mabior in one of his rallies, the hero said, “The SPLM is a forum in which citizens shall have rights to ask their government representatives where are the hospitals, the schools building and the roads you promised to construct? The SPLM is a forum in which citizens have rights to report a member of the SPLA to face justice in the court of law if he has committed a crime against civilians.” With this solemn reminder, many citizens can comfortably ask their representatives why the promises of 2010 disappeared into the misty thin air. Haven’t we seen that Juba has become a lobby spot? Instead of delivering on the manifestos, the leaders have only resorted into seeking favours from the presidency. Every created position will be lobbied for giving no attentions to the five years CDF money. When the security forces become too brutal at times to the citizens they ought to protect, when we shamelessly report the death of innocent citizens almost weekly; attributing the crimes to ‘unknown gunmen’ a division whose commander isn’t known, then we are losing our social ground to town criminals and village bandits. This needs not an angel to find out that the SPLM vision of a just society has been forgotten.

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By Dut-machine De Mabior, Nairobi, Kenya

tributes to John Garang

The Genius of Dr. John Garang: Tributes to the Late SPLM/A’s Leader Dr. John Garang de Mabioor (Volume 3) Paperback on Amazon– July 11, 2015 by PaanLuel Wël (Editor)

December 4, 2015 (SSB)  —  As this writing intensifies, The Strategic framework for war-to-peace transition is anchored on the transformation of the SPLM into a political organization that is capable of managing the process of overhauling the Sudanese state from a theocratic state into a democratic country of liberty, freedom and prosperity. With this promise, anyone in South Sudan would go to the streets and talk anything about their government. But hasn’t that been a cause of life lost in the country under the watch of the SPLM led regime?

One cannot think of being tempted like this particular author to point out the failures of the SPLM. But whereas this writing acts as a solemn reminder, there is no true democracy in the SPLM if the party can be dissolved by a single man in the name of being the chair, then the SPLM has a long way to go. If the party officials are only the appointees of the chair while the world democracies are exposing their parties to the delegates for elections of official and proudly, still we say that we in the SPLM are democratic, then we can pride ourselves over anything.

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By Dut-machine De Mabior, Nairobi, Kenya

Garang, Kiir, Riek and Wani

John Garang, Salva Kiir, Riek Machar and James Wani Igga

November 17, 2015 (SSB)  —  The other phase meant for twelve (12) to eighteen (18) months was outlined as below;

S/N To be rehabilitated in 12-18 months Lengths in km
1 Bor-Pibor-Pochalla-Gambella 300
2 Wau-Raga-Boro-KafiaKing 530
3 Wau-Aweil-Merem-Bahanusa 520
4 Wau-Gogrial-Wunrok-Abyei-Kadugli 560
5 Rumbek-Maper-Koch-Bentiu-Pariang-Kadugli 610
6 Malakal-Nasir-Jekou-Gambella 390
7 Jekou-Daga-Yabus-Kurmuk-Damazine 300
8 Nadapal-NewSite-Chukudum-Faraksika 130
9 Malakal-Waat-Akobo-Pibor-Pochalla 270
10 Ayod-Waat-Akobo 209
                                                                                                 Total=3,819 km

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By Dut-machine De Mabior, Nairobi, Kenya

Dut-machine Mabior is a student of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya.

Dut-machine De Mabior is a student of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya.

November 13, 2015 (SSB)  —-  The SPLM is the party in South Sudan that has done the irreversible in history. If for once there is anything a South Sudanese can be happy about, anything a South Sudanese can be proud of, anything a South Sudanese can be grateful to God for, that must be the twenty-one years long SPLM/A war of struggle that led to the four years ago independence of the Republic of South Sudan. With this independence in our banks, a South Sudanese can proudly stand among the other nationals and claim dignity, unlike our previous undignified union with the Khartoumers.

The many other Southern rebels did us proud and we will never forget them in our history; Anyanya One and Anyanya Two. But unlike SPLM, their struggles resulted into reversible histories which the Arabs regime could dishonour. However, their dear love for the people of South Sudan formed the basis for the SPLM/A to launch the famous rebellion that completed the dream of every South Sudanese by giving us an independent country.

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South Sudan Heavily Guards Dr. John Garang De Mabior’s Mausoleum in Juba While His Family and Vision Remain in Exile

By Dut-machine De Mabior, Nairobi, Kenya

Dut-machine De Mabior, South Sudanese student of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya.

Dut-machine De Mabior, South Sudanese student of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya.

June 5, 2015 (SSB)  —  Dr. John Garang Mausoleum is one of the most secured sites in the Republic of South Sudan’s capital, Juba. The reasons for this heavy security are yet to be established by the author but citing personal generated reasoning, one of them could be to accord the National Hero, the founder of the nation his respect even in the world beyond. This is a reason every South Sudanese applauses our government on.

If there is only one very important national in our country, then Dr. John De Mabior is and if they are many, Dr. John De Mabior is the first. The man among many others who tried to emancipate South Sudanese from the Khartoum oppressive rule led a successful, visionary and iconic rebellion that saw the birth of our country. For this very reason, Dr. John Garang De Mabior Atem (RIP Hero) deserves the very much preserved respect from South Sudanese and guarding him even in death is one of them.

However, as a nation we have done very little to give Dr. John the respect he had expected. In my view, the hero would be happy if the post-Garang leadership had clung to the vision and Garangism of having a country that is ccommodative of all the people. Dr. Garang would be a happy man had he seen the vision he fought for being implemented.

As the article intents not to blame anybody, the first misfortune that befallen the SPLM leaders after the death of Dr. John was the spirit of confusion. People knew not where to start from but fortunately, they implemented the vision that Dr. Garang had filed in the papers through the CPA. The claims were that “Dr. Garand died but the vision remains” only for South Sudanese to realize thereafter the vision which remained was the filed one but not the post independent vision in his brain.

The original visions of the SPLM, perhaps not the SPLM-IO, neither the SPLM-IG and probably till proven beyond any doubt but still not the SPLM-FDs. These factions of the SPLM were the ones combined in Juba but directed the country to ‘hell’. The original SPLM, I mean the Garang SPLM that fought united for twenty-one years.

The SPLM promised to take towns to the people, what we did was to evict people to the UN and the displaced camps. The SPLM promised to use the oil funds to develop agriculture; we used the petroleum funds to develop our personal accounts. Although the corruption claims in Juba are politically motivated, I still feel corruption in South Sudan is real.

The SPLM solemnly promised to have improved lives of its veterans; we exposed the SPLM veterans to the risk of not affording even a single meal for their families a day. The SPLM promised to have a driving nation, we only have packed vehicles in Juba and the nation is VIP-less, South Sudan is trekking. SPLM promised to have a stable economy of $1=ssp 2 but we created a system that enables a dollar equates to roughly ssp 10+.

The SPLM promised to have a country where tribalism is not an identity, we created a state where speaking a certain ethnicity saves your life in crises. SPLM promised to have a state that embraces democracy and fundamental freedoms, we created a state that jails, murders and mistreats citizens for positive criticism. SPLM promised to develop infrastructure, we only created a system that destroys the little the country inherited from the dull rule of Khartoum.

SPLM promised to have a country of equal citizenry with equal opportunities, we have a system that defines by default national security to be the first nationals and everyone else is an etcetera. This is so because national security dictates what citizens should laugh at, what they should be told through the media and what they should tell their government.

SPLM promised to establish a system that offers job opportunities on merits, a system that employs citizens based on know-how, we created a system that gives jobs based on know-who. SPLM promised to have a nation that does business through selling of goods and services; we have a country currently that only sells dollars as the core business.

SPLM promised to establish a South Sudan that protects the properties of citizens not forgetting their lives; we only have the South Sudan that fears the security that is meant to protect them. The citizens loose properties to criminals every now and again. Lives are in risk as murdering is a daylight business.

SPLM promised to establish a country whose the national government would be advised by elderly South Sudanese, we only created a country where national leaders are only advised by their tribal council of elders.

If this writing would focus on the discrepancies and the incompetence of the current SPLM (3 factions) leadership, it would take numerous pages doing it.

Going astray on the above gives total disrespect to the late Dr. John. This was noted by some few elites in the SPLM to return the party to Garangism, the only thing we did was to expel them with the Dr. Garang vision to exile and his remains remained on land.

Dr. John Garang, a respected man of our history needs all the possible respect from us, but of what essence is it to us when we only protect his bones and his family, notably the wife and children are languishing in exile. Why did we choose to respect the past, not the present and the future? What respect are we giving him when the only thing we allow is the hate speech against Mama Rebecca and the family.

Maybe I need to remind people that, if Dr. John is the founding father of the nation as any other South Sudanese would unarguably put it, then conversely Mama Rebecca is the founding mother of the nation because for every being that has a father must have a mother. We do say, “behind every successful man is a strong woman” Dr. John is not immune to that theory and Mama Rebecca must be thanked for giving South Sudan a caring father.

The best thing we could give him alongside guarding his resting place is treat his family and vision with diligence and respect the way he diligently served the people of South Sudan.

Our system has been mounted on sycophancy; this is why we pretend to respect Dr. Garang whereas our actions do not replicate the verbal claims. There should be no point whatsoever of having a country that is not built on his path, his vision not in practice and his family not living in their Juba residence and we comfortably claim we respect him! The first casualties of the current raging crises are the truth and the respect for Dr. John.

For South Sudan to be brought back to the path of Dr. John; the SPLM to be a party that reverts the country from this mistrust, South Sudan must end this war and do so soonest; the country must be united again. We must ferry back all our leaders in exile and the South Sudan bushes to their residence in the capital, get the SPLM back to the Dr. Garang Vision, protect his grave together with his family in Juba and we shall have accorded him the respect he deserves from us.

This total mess should be solved promptly to show our reverence to the fallen hero and his colleagues whom we lost in the struggle for the Dr. Garang’s SPLM vision. As we talk, Dr. John’s vision has been exiled with his wife, Mama Rebecca De Mabior and her colleagues who cried loud in Juba to save the country from the current incompetence.

There is no doubt, uniting the country, stopping the war, implementing the Arusha Reunification of SPLM agreement, administering justice to the victims of this war of power struggle and other important accountability will prove our respect for Dr. De Mabior.

It’s sycophantic to heavily guard the Dr. Garang De Mabior’s remains while his family and his vision are being guarded by foreign securities in exile. Let’s do what the country is in dire need of so that we can protect Dr. Garang fully with his vision and the family in Juba.

South Sudan needs peace.

The author is a student of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya.

The opinion expressed here is solely the view of the writer. The veracity of any claim made are the responsibility of the author, not PaanLuel Wël: South Sudanese Bloggers (SSB) website. If you want to submit an opinion article or news analysis, please email it to paanluel2011@gmail.com. SSB does reserve the right to edit the material before publication. Please include your full name, email address and the country you are writing from.


By Dut-machine De Mabior, Nairobi, Kenya

SPLM G-5 arrives in Juba: Deng Alor Kuol, Ex-minister of cabinet affairs; Kosti Manibi Ngai, Ex-minister of finance & eco-planning; Cirino Hiteng Ofuho, Ex-minister in office of Kiir; John Luk Jok, Ex-minister of Justice; and Madut Biar Yel, Ex-minister of telcom & postal services.

SPLM G-5 arrives in Juba: Deng Alor Kuol, Ex-minister of cabinet affairs; Kosti Manibi Ngai, Ex-minister of finance & eco-planning; Cirino Hiteng Ofuho, Ex-minister in office of Kiir; John Luk Jok, Ex-minister of Justice; and Madut Biar Yel, Ex-minister of telcom & postal services.

June 3, 2015 (SSB)  —  The political atmosphere in the Republic of South Sudan has never been the same since the planes that ferried the G-10 delegation of five membership and the foreign dignitaries headed by H. E Cyril Ramaphosa, the Vice President of South Africa, touched down at the Juba International Airport on the evening of 1st June, 2015.

The visit, being the first of its nature since when the SPLM Leaders, Former Political Detainees (FDs) were released and the South Sudan presidency requested the neighboring Kenya to host these members amid fears of unscrupulous security uncertainties; there has been a hell of debate surrounding what is termed to be THE RESCUE SOUTH SUDAN MISSION.

In this writing, I am expressing the little I know about who owns the mission.

Who Owns the Mission?

Upon arrival at the airport, the head of the delegation, Hon. Deng Alor Kuol publicly declared that; “We have returned to rescue South Sudan from… ” This statement has received mixed reactions from the public. Before anything, whether we like it or not! South Sudan needs to be rescued from the war, economic hardships, deteriorating foreign policy and possible collapse of the governing system into warlords.

I don’t blame those who have no reverence to the statement because in the words of Hon. Alor, who are the ‘we’ mentioned? Others confused the ‘we’ for the FDs (G-10). I beg to differ here; we outstandingly know that no single faction of the SPLM can restore the country to harmony. The SPLM-IG tried to restore order by suppressing rebellion, the suffering has increased and it has been a CAPTURE-RECAPTURE TECHNOLOGY MANUFACTURTING MORE GRAVES.

President Kiir receiving the advance team of the G-10 in Juba, South Sudan

President Kiir receiving the advance team of the G-10 in Juba, South Sudan

The SPLM-IO tried to capture as many towns as possible to get into J1 in Juba, a nightmare it has been! The SPLM-FDs has tried to persuade IGAD and the region to speed up the peace process, it has taken longer than imagined. It therefore means no individual group can claim to bring peace back to the country without the other factions.

Hence the ‘we’ in the statement of the former most senior minister of Cabinet affairs means the SPLM PARTY (3 factions but not his own faction of SPLM-FDs). This impression has to be corrected because the anti-FDs are preaching it coupled with a political meaning. The Rescue South Sudan Mission is an endeavour of all the SPLM party factions to restore the country to order.

If there is a group that denies participation, than I am yet to know. Mr. Alor went ahead to add, “We have come to dialogue with our colleagues in the government of the Republic of South Sudan to rescue the country.” The statement means that their collective responsibility will rescue the country indeed.

President Kiir receiving the advance team of the G-10 in Juba, South Sudan

President Kiir receiving the advance team of the G-10 in Juba, South Sudan

So I in this paragraph conclude that the Rescue South Sudan mission belongs to the SPLM and the people of the Republic of South Sudan who are in dire need of peace. Whoever opposes it is the enemy of peace and South Sudanese should take note of such actors. They are the enemies of future.

Rescue South Sudan and Corruption.

My colleagues in opinion writing have expressed doubtful concerns of how the SPLM can rescue the country yet they looted the public. This opinion has been argued unfairly only tied on the FDs upon misconception that they claim the Rescue South Sudan Mission as their own. To go on with this argument, the public must know of what the unfair reasoning is meant for.

First of all, the country needs not to be rescued from looting; it only needs to be rescued from war. I would comfortably join you singing the same song if the FDs delegation claims to rescue the country from corruption and maybe yes, maybe no, they were also and are still corrupt.

To make the point straight, every list of suspected corrupt officials contains even the members who are still senior ministers in the regime currently. If the corruption claims were not meant to score political points, then it should not be always claimed that the FDs looted the country.

SPLM G-5 arrives in Juba: Deng Alor Kuol, Ex-minister of cabinet affairs; Kosti Manibi Ngai, Ex-minister of finance & eco-planning; Cirino Hiteng Ofuho, Ex-minister in office of Kiir; John Luk Jok, Ex-minister of Justice and the source of crisis; and Madut Biar Yel, Ex-minister of telcom & postal services.

SPLM G-5 arrives in Juba: Deng Alor Kuol, Ex-minister of cabinet affairs; Kosti Manibi Ngai, Ex-minister of finance & eco-planning; Cirino Hiteng Ofuho, Ex-minister in office of Kiir; John Luk Jok, Ex-minister of Justice; and Madut Biar Yel, Ex-minister of telcom & postal services.

We all know of the famous list of 75. For argument sake, assuming all the FDs were included, then the three big men in the rebellion, Riek, Taban and Gore, then Mama Rebecca; we can still compute simple arithmetic; 75-10-3-1=61. This computation shows that there are still 61 thieves at large in Juba. Why do we then always claim that the FDs looted the country when we are aware of the larger number of culprits in Juba?

A thief is a criminal and if our regime is not using corruption as a political tool to discredit potential competitors, then it should have prosecuted the ones within its reach. But what are we saying, “The Juba residents are mighty, FDs and the rebels looted the country.” Let’s at least be fair to ourselves that all the SPLM party has been corrupt and distribute the blames reasonably and to where they are due not where your political opinion dictates.

 In reality, the number of the 75 officials is roughly 68 in Juba having deducted members of the FDs and rebellion who were not in the list. Mark you my siblings, only the union of the ‘looters’ in these 3 factions of the ruling party will rescue the country.

So arguing that, you need not certain people because they are corrupt is misplaced as far as the Rescue South Sudan Mission is concern because if a corrupt leader is ever harmless, their absence from the capital would not almost brought the country to its knees. We need all of them and we make them account later in life.

As far as corruption claims are concern too, let’s also try to separate our president from the law. This is to mean that not whoever he suspects of corruption is corrupt. To be straight on this, NO SPLM official, NOT even a single one has been charged and convicted by a court of law to confirm the claims. I am also sorry to say that, the corruption claims forwarded by the list has H. E in there.

SPLM G-5 arrives in Juba: Deng Alor Kuol, Ex-minister of cabinet affairs; Kosti Manibi Ngai, Ex-minister of finance & eco-planning; Cirino Hiteng Ofuho, Ex-minister in office of Kiir; John Luk Jok, Ex-minister of Justice; and Madut Biar Yel, Ex-minister of telcom & postal services.

SPLM G-5 arrives in Juba: Deng Alor Kuol, Ex-minister of cabinet affairs; Kosti Manibi Ngai, Ex-minister of finance & eco-planning; Cirino Hiteng Ofuho, Ex-minister in office of Kiir; John Luk Jok, Ex-minister of Justice; and Madut Biar Yel, Ex-minister of telcom & postal services.

This tells me that in South Sudan, everyone accused of corruption is either guilty not excluding the commander-in-chief or all are innocent. Why the presidency prosecutes no one for corruption claims tells my conscience that the chain is longer than it can be imagined.

I still believe our bosses could be corrupt but only the reunion of this corruption tag leaders will rescue the country. I am yet in person to confirm from a competent court that someone is really corrupt that I may join the pool of singers.

Rescue South Sudan and Causes of the War.

The root causes of the war have been defined by the Arusha Accord. It was caused due the discrepancies in the SPLM leadership which the SPLM leaders (all) accepted responsibility of the war though the individual contribution to the cause of the violence could differ in magnitude.

I have to remind my fellow compatriots that a war can only be stopped by those that caused it although a different rationale must be applied in solving it. So arguing that FDs caused the war and may not solve it is invalid.

Yes they were part of the cause because they are not and should not be immune to the collective responsibility of the SPLM leadership but they and all the SPLM leaders in the various factions must apply a different rationale in solving this war.

However, to what magnitude did they contribute is something that was answered by the court case in Juba. I may not need to reiterate the obvious! The leaked AU report tells us partially the true culprits though I may compromise the authenticity of the document because it’s not official.

Rescue South Sudan Mission and Surrendering

My fellow men must know that Juba, South Sudan is a home to all South Sudanese. In the quest to finding the negotiated solution to these crises, our leaders will one day return home not because they surrendered but because home is home! Also Juba, in the recent talks is just a venue of the talks and should be treated as such.

We all know Salva Kiir is the president, yes, the legitimate president and resides in Juba. It doesn’t mean any other South Sudanese coming home has surrendered! FDs went home, Juba; in particular J1, to engage their president on what they can do collectively to stop the raging war which they caused collectively and must solve collectively.

SPLM G-5 arrives in Juba: Deng Alor Kuol, Ex-minister of cabinet affairs; Kosti Manibi Ngai, Ex-minister of finance & eco-planning; Cirino Hiteng Ofuho, Ex-minister in office of Kiir; John Luk Jok, Ex-minister of Justice; and Madut Biar Yel, Ex-minister of telcom & postal services.

SPLM G-5 arrives in Juba: Deng Alor Kuol, Ex-minister of cabinet affairs; Kosti Manibi Ngai, Ex-minister of finance & eco-planning; Cirino Hiteng Ofuho, Ex-minister in office of Kiir; John Luk Jok, Ex-minister of Justice; and Madut Biar Yel, Ex-minister of telcom & postal services.

As I conclude, we must support Rescue South Sudan Mission no matter to which side of the SPLM divide we belong because it is an initiative of all the SPLM factions to restore the country to harmony. The rationale of who looted does not apply because the country only needs be rescued from war not corruption.

To whether who caused the war, the SPLM did that although the magnitude differs. Simply, if the SPLM was a group of devils, then we obviously know who the Lucifer, the leader of devils would be. We need peace at all costs.

The author is a student of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Kenyatta University, Nairobi Kenya.

The opinion expressed here is solely the view of the writer. The veracity of any claim made are the responsibility of the author, not PaanLuel Wël: South Sudanese Bloggers (SSB) website. If you want to submit an opinion article or news analysis, please email it to paanluel2011@gmail.com. SSB does reserve the right to edit the material before publication. Please include your full name, email address and the country you are writing from.


By Dut-machine De Mabior, Nairobi, Kenya

Majak Agot Atem, former longtime adjutant to Commander Salva Kiir Mayaardit during the war of liberation

Dr. Majak Agot Atem, former longtime adjutant to Commander Salva Kiir Mayaardit during the war of liberation

May 31, 2015 (SSB)  —  As I try to make sense and communicate to the online South Sudanese community whom we feed with our opinions, it may not be always that the opinions go down the gut of every reader. However we keep writing perhaps that is one way of promoting one’s talent. Even if some people have nothing to talk about, they still sit in front of their keyboards and do something on them. Maybe that is how they can appreciate the technology but as a man who studies electronics, that is a total abuse to the invention.

I take this time in response to David Bion’s article published on this very site titled “Dr. Majak D’ Agoot Should Apologise to South Sudanese for his Flea Tweet.” This reply is very healthy as it will only explain the wrongly conceived meaning of the tweet. Indeed to first confirm the tweet “I forgave my jailers for mine was a mere fleabite; the agony of my country a snakebite! I forgave them lest am encumbered with negativity!” which popped up on the official twitter handle of Dr. Majak D’ Agoot (@aquaengnoq) on the 13th of March, 2015. Why Mr. David Bion demands an apology over this at this time is why I wonder, perhaps he needs to distract the public attention from something! But whatever the case anyway, allow me explain what the grammar in there says.

In the above tweet, Dr. Majak was only trying to neglect his own suffering and the mistreatment he was accorded to as a matter of mere political crackdown on political dissidents. It was just a comparison that what happened to him was less in magnitude (fleabite) than the agony of the suffering population (snakebite). In the above tweet, there are two creatures mentioned, flea and snake. What I try to figure out is why my elder brother only singles out and concentrates so much on the flea yet there was a snake mentioned. I think there is prejudice in the interpretation. I may be forced to say that Mr. Bion takes the part of the statement to only justify his infused argument. As stated above, anyone who has been to a concrete class of literature will treat the above statement as figurative language coupled in an “understatement” for fleabite and an “overstatement” for snakebite.

Comparing Dr. Majak to Bashir and swearing before the South Sudanese readership that he, Dr. Majak, holds the same view with President Omar is not only disrespectful to history but also an indication that South Sudanese could be forgetting so fast. Of all the people in South Sudan, Dr. D’ Agoot as bad as Bashir! How can we think that way of a man who joined the rebellion at the age of 19 forgoing his UNHCR scholarship, fought tirelessly during the tough days, contributed immensely as an expert of guerrilla warfare, did all his best during the CPA to have a successful referendum and finally independence. Are we writing history from the scripts of sycophancy, that we now think, the true enemies, yes the NCP converts in Juba are the true liberators of South Sudan?

Oh no! I beg to differ. In no way is Dr. Majak statement comparable to that of Bashir because Dr. D’ Agoot’s statement only exhibits the true patriotism of a man who thinks less of himself than the country. But as the case was thrown out of the court due to lack of evidence, it simply means the jailers of Dr. Majak were not the South Sudanese public but a group of individuals interested in killing the political future of the country. Since it was clearly not him against the South Sudanese public (voters) how would he call them fleas again? Let’s judge our wordings before releasing them. Dr. Majak has never been an enemy to the South Sudanese public, is not, will not and dare not be. He had to forgive his jailers because of the suffering South Sudanese public indeed. So brother, do not try to impose your ideas on the innocent public yearning for peace which Dr. Majak is advocating for every minute of his free life after the jail term.

To whether Dr. Majak can win against the incumbent president by 90% margin, it’s not a topic of debate. Serious nationals don’t talk about the future when the present is only death. What we are thinking is how to restore the country to order and then who wins or who does not comes later. To add on the same, this self Majak-phobia has to die. The man has never uttered a word or anything around the South Sudan presidency. Why is it always self-declared and even go ahead to predict the winning margin? I am sure brother Bion was not bragged to by anyone that Dr. Majak is capable of winning the elections. He only sat down, did his analysis on the tract records of Dr. Majak and concluded that he is fit enough to win by that margin based on what he does for the country, the above forgiving tweet inclusive.

It is not a secret that Lt. Gen. Majak, like any other politician, has supporters, but the thinking of his supporters as I write is how to create a peaceful state out of the currently confused. If thinking of him becoming the president is something that is a part of the ambition, then it will automatically appear when it’s appropriate. I appreciate Brother David Bion for doing an opinion poll and project that Dr. Majak can win by a margin of 90%. That should not worry anybody because opinions must be respected.

As I conclude, let’s avoid this politic of mere human character assassination and start thinking as the future of the country how our mothers in the wilderness of the IDPs and UN camps may be resettled. We must talk of how to reconcile our divided society. It’s not up to us to think that corruption is business as usual, we must figure out the ways to eradicate it. Joblessness is something that can worry a true national. How to gain fundamental freedoms could be in my list of priorities. Creating wealth for the country is more important. Reducing the high levels of illiteracy is a nice idea for discussion. Lowering the mortality death rate is worth talking about than defaming a politician.

Securing the properties and lives of South Sudanese will not be a waste of time if written about. If only we write to our ignorant public about their rights, then it makes sense. Making our balance of payment favourable to stabilize the economy is at the core of all issues needed to be discussed to find a solution. But what do we opt to do? Politicking! Let’s talk of how to restore the broken social contract and leadership is a God given opportunity, it will go to whoever the Almighty has chosen with or without propaganda.

Therefore, nothing negative in the tweet as interpreted, I may only say, Dr. Majak of high academic caliber only spoke concentrated English which was too concentrated for a first degree understanding! He only turned out to be a victim of his humane forgiving heart (comparing his ordeal to a mere fleabite which doesn’t hurt much) and the academic figurative language of metaphor and understatement. Simple!

The author is a student of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Kenyatta University, Nairobi Kenya and can be reached through his email: Dut-machine De Mabior <dutmachine@gmail.com>

The opinion expressed here is solely the view of the writer. The veracity of any claim made are the responsibility of the author, not PaanLuel Wël: South Sudanese Bloggers (SSB) website. If you want to submit an opinion article or news analysis, please email it to paanluel2011@gmail.com. SSB does reserve the right to edit the material before publication. Please include your full name, email address and the country you are writing from.


By Dut-machine De Mabior, Nairobi, Kenya

May 23, 2015 (SSB)  —-   My colleagues and writers of opinionated articles on how to run our country might have missed my opinions for the last three months. I had taken a break due to some unavoidable circumstances. Even as I put this piece in writing, the same circumstances have not permitted me to do so but I consider the fate of the country painful enough to make me defy my personal conditions on why I should not educate South Sudanese on the futility of the war they are fighting.

My dear readership, as indicated in the title, the capture-recapture method being used by the warring parties of South Sudan creates more graves than building the country. At independence, we had vowed to create a country in which every one of us would be proud to live in; only to realize two years later, it’s an oasis of death and suffering. For us to have a nation that preserves humanity, embraces peace, feeds its population among many more, we, must have a heart of humanity that fears human suffering.

The engagement in war and the continued violation of the cease fire (I don’t know which party to blame) bleeds our country more yet we all know the solution, whether we like to hear or not, will be found on the negotiating table in Addis Ababa or any other city in Africa. Whatever the reason of the war is; whether protecting legitimacy as argued by the government of the Republic of South Sudan or fighting Reforms as claimed by the SPLM-IO rebellion, none of the two is fit enough to slaughter South Sudanese. Quoting from the outgoing president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, H. E. Goodluck Jonathan, he said after losing elections, “No body’s ambition is worth the blood of a Nigerian.” I hereby challenge the principals of the warring sides that, no matter how much legitimacy needs protection, it’s not worth the blood of a South Sudanese. I here boldly tell the other side that no amount of reforms not intertwined with a political ambition is worth the blood of a South Sudanese.

Capturing a town only kills people, recapturing it kills South Sudanese, do we know we are depleting ourselves, one by one? It is pathetic to always claim fighting on behave of the people you are killing. Isn’t that funny and ironical? It’s pathetic to claim love of the people that only suffers as a matter of our own making. It’s inhumane to expose our elderly, children who are indeed the future of this great Nation and women as if we don’t care about how they suffer yet we claim day in, day out that they are the people we want to comfort. Comfort my bosses! Do we comfort people after sending them to the displace camps, widow or widowers them? Are we willing to comfort the dead since that is what our continued deafness to calls for peace is creating? My bosses, are we planning to kill more in order to liberate our masses form nothing that calls for bloodshed? I am sure the war we are fighting can be handled on the table of negotiations.

Needless to remind someone that if we were able to sit and talk, achieve peace with Khartoum, a people we parted thereafter, then why not with a brother whom you will always be confined to the same territorial borders. Maybe it will hurt some people who want this war to continue but I will tell the naked, plain reality, we are not going to part ways with whoever we don’t like, whether for a political reason or something! We are all in South Sudan to stay together and that is the naked fact!

To the SPLM-IO of Dr. Machar, reforms are only fought, negotiated and brought to a people. Not unless your rebellion needs to bring reforms and be a reformer of the dead; this war should and must stop, yes soon I mean. No matter how much your intentions are pure for South Sudanese; we don’t feel the genuine when what they only bring is death and suffering, creating more disabled and orphans without forgetting widows and their opposites. If they are intertwined with people political ambition, then that should be addressed through the social means.

As I finalize appealing to the presidency of South Sudan, not unless you want to govern the dead, this war has to stop and stop soon. What is the fate of legitimacy when the very people who gave it are all deceased? I must state clearly here that the Juba regime is legitimate because people voted for it. What becomes of this very legitimacy when the population is depleted is a theory that can be defined by the English Language. Putting it in plain terms again, legitimacy and the people governed is one and the same thing, so they either live together or die together. Whether we like to hear it or not, the legitimacy of the Juba government will be no more when it cannot work to avert the death and the suffering of South Sudanese.

Finally, we must remember, we can put our land to better economic use rather than burying our loved ones. We must stop creating more graves through the technology of capture-recapture and get back to the peace talks to find a negotiated solution to the current crises rocking the country. Peace must be brought to the country now to stop the looming predicted famine in South Sudan.

May God almighty bless South Sudan and make us understand that we are one people in many political divisions. May peace prevail soon.

South Sudan oyee.

The author is a student of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Kenyatta University, Nairobi Kenya.

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By Dut-machine De Mabior, Kenya

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March 7, 2015 (SSB) —  In any political bracket, if you always think partisan to what you political constituent will feel if you take a course of action, then you have no national outlook in the mind. Good politics should always pay attention to both sides of the divide because after all the services generated by any course will service the whole country. This is what we lack in our negotiators in the peace forums in Addis Ababa, unfortunately the two principals inclusive. Since the peace talks have stalled again on the matters of contention, what exactly should they have done to overcome the devil and beat the dateline set by IGAD to avoid the looming UN sanctions? Let’s take a look on a few issues on which they differed and how they should have been agreed in accordance with my thinking.

  1. Federalism

The rebel’s side has called persistently for the declaration of the Republic of South Sudan as a federal state upon the endorsement of the peace accord. The proposed federal system will use the British demarcated twenty-one districts as states. This has been an issue of debate on the peace talks table as the government side demands for the public participation.

Indeed the rebels must know that we have a constitutional body that is responsible for demarcation of borders. It should not be a one man show in which you leave the capital, download historical documents and the federal system is in place. No! Any system of governance is not unto the politicians to decide but rather the general public of South Sudan must be involved. System of governance should not be imposed through a peace agreement but must come in the awaited permanent constitution of the Republic in which the general public will vote it in through a referendum.

The rebel supporters could be happy with the demand but here we are talking about South Sudan; including the SPLM-IO and all the other South Sudanese, should we agree to have this federalism, what of the other South Sudanese who are not conflict partisan? The idea of federalism is not connected to this war and must be avoided by all courses. To me, this war began as a failure by the SPLM to agree to critical reforms within itself. Besides, the war is being fought solely by the SPLM party yet the system of governance is not an SPLM agenda, it’s binding on the other parties and the party-less citizens.

The reunification of SPLM agreement underscores all the reforms that made the country to fight, if we are reasoning beyond our political sycophancy, this war should have stopped on the day the Arusha document was inked. Let me totally disagree here on this issue that federalism will come in place when South Sudan so decides, not SPLM, not any particular tribe.

  1. Security Arrangements.

The big issue around this topic has been the status of the two armies. In reference to the CPA between the SPLM/A and the NCP of those days, the armies had different commands to allow for the speedy implementation of the agreement. Let’s not forget that, between us and Khartoum was the looming secession, the referendum results were as good as not released if the SPLA was not on the standby to defense. The idea of commanding two armies in our Sudan was the best at the time to protect the interest of the many Southerners.

Coming to this conflict, the status of the two armies is being maintained by the rebels as compulsory. Seriously, looking at the agreements, what is so complex in it that must be guarded by a different army? This must be treated as a brotherly war and agreeing means we can solve the problems agreed on. Taking it back to the SPLM inter-house case, the reforms agendas in the party which caused this stir need not an army to be implemented. The matrix of their implementation is already out and the presidency has promised to abide by that so is the SPLM-G10 and too should the leadership of the SPLM-IO. So the issue of two armies during the transitional period is a nullity.

The human right abuses will be addressed by the African Union through the report that is pending publication. This too needs not an army to oversee its implementation.

The second question on this is whether to integrate the full army of the rebels in totality or be sectioned to accommodate a few. To serve the national interest, SPLA is the national army that there should be. The national army must and should only accommodate the SPLA soldiers who rebelled. As for the WHITE ARMY, their duty should end immediately the peace accord is signed. They were fighting perhaps for a good course but their self-attained-training as they were from the cattle camps is not fit enough to guard South Sudan as a national army.

Someone should not quote me wrong! When I talk of SPLA being the national army in the post-conflict period, the chief of staff, Gen. Paul Malong Awan Anei should pack with Mathiang Anyor, Doot Ku Beny and any other militia that emerged during this conflict to guard political interest in this war. Only the known SPLA of the pre-independent South Sudan and the post-independent recruitment prior to this senseless war remains. And therefore, WHITE ARMY, MATHIANG ANYOR, DOOT KU BENY, BAR BER MOR BEN have no spaces in our public pay role. Their duty is up if the peace is signed. I don’t recommend their inclusion in the national army because they are only militias who pay attention to commands from their masters. White Army is only commanded by Gatdet Yakka, Mathiang Anyor is only loyal to Awan Anei and the rest of the story is valid. We need a national army that can be commanded by any president not an army that has allegiance to personalities.

  1. The War Debts

This is a very complex issue to discuss but as I have been saying in my previous articles, compromise is paramount in achieving peace. It should not have been in the best interest of the South Sudan citizenry to cause a war so that their resources are wasted through the payments of military debts.

Let’s me appeal to whoever that is concern to take up the national debts as a unit and the-would-be government of national unity pays it off. We know that the debts are almost solely on ammunition which the national army will be using to guard our territories. There is no shame therefore in paying what will be usable by the general public of the republic.

  1. Power Sharing

Power sharing must be addressed very well in this conflict. As much as we talk about executive powers, they can’t be shared to quell rebellion. Why? These powers were negotiated through the public votes and should anyone one person sit down somewhere and decides how they partition them, it could cause confusion because we must invest in one central power.

This does not contravene the spirit of compromise; the premier can be exercising many other created roles but must not definitely be the head of government. This amounts to the general public again deciding whether their system of governance is going to be of that structure.

Sharing the government between the two parties is something eminent and this will be the case whether we want or not. But the topic of the talks here is in what ratio? As much as I want peace to come, it should not be shared in the 0.5:0.5 ratios. This will imply that indeed the rebellion has taken a big share of the national cake considering its composition.

As I conclude my countrymen, this is just how best I thought the issues at hand would have been resolved if we were reasoning using the national brain. It’s unfortunate that our two principals have clung to the views of their insiders not to the good of the nation. We must act fast and expedite peace because that is what South Sudan needs. I therefore will agree with anything that alleviates the suffering of our needy population.

We must compromise for peace to be restored else we will be wondering like a lost spirit in the midst of confusion.

The Author is as student of Electrical and Electronics Engineering in Kenyatta University, Nairobi Kenya


PAINFUL FACTS BEHIND ACHIEVING SUSTAINABLE PEACE AND COEXISTENCE IN SOUTH SUDAN (PART 3)

Dut-machine De Mabior, Nairobi, Kenya

February 21, 2015 (SSB) —  My dear country men and women, it’s that difficult as some of them might hurt your political interest but the realism of the situation must prevail despite different thinking. The nation belongs to us all.

When a few members of the society live luxurious life and eighty percent is dwindling below the poverty line, then we have so many things to correct. When many of us sleep not being very sure of waking up the next day due to fault in the security apparatus, then we have something to adjust, when one feels inferior because of his/her tribe; something we had not opted for at birth, then we are wrong.

When one risks losing a life after airing out a harmless opinion against the rulers of the nation, then our tolerance has not become of age. When a woman has to die for committing no crime other than partaking the Godly duty of giving life; then we are not taking our work seriously. When a cattle keeper doesn’t feel the sense of ownership because raiding is the daily business by criminals, then we are not protecting property.

When a common man has no belief of winning a court case against the financially advantaged; then rule of law is not in place. When a corrupt minister is only reshuffled to the next docket; then we are neglecting technocrats. When a young man of marriageable age can’t get the one he loves due to lack of a hundred thousand South Sudanese pounds and our national and state assemblies are quite about it; then we are not protecting our social laws.

When we have tribal councils of elders talking about national issues instead of protecting their respective cultures which are indeed being encroached; then we don’t know our roles in development. When a young child of school-going age does not attend to elementary education due to lack of schools and fees either; then we are not taking care of our future generation.

When a sick person has to die of malaria due to lack of medicine and the country is very rich; then we are very corrupt. When $1 trades at 2.73 spp and below at the central bank and the same goes at 5.6 ssp and above in the black market and we complain of a crashing economy; then we don’t have the right man doing the right job. When the work force is only employed on the basis of who you are not what you are; then we don’t need to develop.

When masters and bachelor’s graduates are complaining of joblessness and the country has over two hundred thousand foreign workers; then we don’t believe in ourselves. When the media is gagged for simply doing its job (informing the masses); then we don’t value information. When the big ‘fishes’ in the country do not tolerate and take into account positive criticism; then we are dictators. When we can’t see a sense in what a politician beyond our political inner circle does, then we are sycophants.

There can never be national coexistence when the above points (pointed in part 1-3) are not catered for. Not unless we understand that our importance in deciding and driving national agendas is the same despite our tribal lines, we shall not have the South Sudan that we all fought for. Whether we like them or not, we must eradicate the poor practices that we undertake. Mind you, this is not about leadership, it’s about what we do at our personal capacities even. We all have a role to play in changing the nation and this wanted change so much begins with me and you.

I pray that we understand the youngness of our country is not to be compared with the independence of the 1960 (s). The country is three years old but in the twenty-first century. We should not always think of how the rest struggled to get where they are. We must act very fast because our level of know-how and doing things must conform to the current generation of technology.

South Sudan Oyeeeeeee!!!

The author is a student of Electrical and Electronics Engineering in Kenyatta university; Nairobi Kenya.

The opinion expressed here is solely the view of the writer. The veracity of any claim made are the responsibility of the author, not PaanLuel Wël: South Sudanese Bloggers (SSB) website. If you want to submit an opinion article or news analysis, please email it to paanluel2011@gmail.com. SSB do reserve the right to edit material before publication. Please include your full name, email address and the country you are writing from.


PAINFUL FACTS BEHIND ACHIEVING SUSTAINABLE PEACE AND COEXISTENCE IN SOUTH SUDAN

Dut-machine De Mabior, Nairobi, Kenya.

February 20, 2015 (SSB) —  Allow me remind you that David YauYau’s rebellion was quelled through peace. No matter the less political impact because the cobra Agenda was only confined to Jonglei state especially Bor and Nuer-Lou and insignificant numbers of less than five thousands army men; the solution was found through creation of the Greater Pibor Administrative Area (GPAA). If finishing a human being is ever a possibility, the few men of Cobra Faction would all be dead by now. So we must stop cheating ourselves that we shall finish a particular group that peace automatically comes.

Mind you readers; even mortein doom does not kill all the flying and crawling insects when one sprays it directly on them despite closing the door and all windows. It’s impracticality of the highest degree to cheat our minds that one side of the conflict is getting finished anytime soon.

How do we achieve this peace being talked about then? Like it has happened in major and minor conflicts, no political problem is ever solved without political appeasement. I don’t write this to entertain us or perhaps to nauseate others but to rather prepare our minds for what we must expect to end the insurgency. Political appeasement is the only way to bring the rebels back to towns. This appeasement is strictly followed by compromise and sacrifice of political interest. Someone must pay the ultimate price of peace.

Drawing my example from the CPA between the SPLM and the NCP of the Sudan, the Arabs had to pay the painful price of peace by losing their bread in the South. So when we talk about paying the price of peace, it’s something that once worked in our favour. This time round; maybe yes, maybe no, we could be victims.

The political insurgency will have its solution around the following painful resolutions. Just like I said, someone in our country’s top leadership must compromise.

1. It’s either the president compromises some of his constitutional powers to a would be created position of the premier; this has happened in Kenya and Zimbabwe in the past and therefore South Sudan may not be the first country to use this method. It’s too unfortunate that African’s solutions are being copy-pasted but we need peace anyway;

2. The vice president and us the supporters compromise and create a position of the First Vice that can be occupied by the rebel leader. Others have put it rightly that it’s wrong for Machar to kill lives in order to gain a political job as the revers could be true for those who say that Kiir doesn’t have to fight to retain his seat. It’s morally wrong to always accommodate him back into the system using James Wani as the scapegoat but we need peace anyway;

3. The rebel leader Riek compromises (this option has very minimal chances) to come back since the reforms agendas have been inked in the SPLM reunification agreement. No matter how difficult it is, we need peace anyway.

4. Or finally the position of the vice president is retained and given to the rebel leader (it has minimal chances too) this resolution may see off Hon. Iga to somewhere else senior in the governance. It can be a very poor solution but we need peace any away.

Others will question the legality of this expected solutions but the constitution is always suspended in any country during the time of crises. I once said and can be reiterated again, the legal document of South Sudan must be suspended just like it has been done already to pave the way forward for inclusion of solutions beyond its content. The example of suspending elections shows it well that the law must not be followed strictly during the times of parallel needs.

In every negotiation, we do not do so to the extremes and that’s why there must be a compromise to end any political turmoil that bleeds the innocent people. It’s too unfortunate the people suffering do not even know how the Juba administration has been managed. Who did what to nail who, why the political contest through the war, why they have been uprooted from their matrimonial homes, the basis of who gains in peace if agreed.

These questions will be answered thereafter if our leaders tend to care.

Be on the standby for part 3

The author is a student of Electrical and Electronics Engineering in Kenyatta university; Nairobi Kenya

The opinion expressed here is solely the view of the writer. The veracity of any claim made are the responsibility of the author, not PaanLuel Wël: South Sudanese Bloggers (SSB) website. If you want to submit an opinion article or news analysis, please email it to paanluel2011@gmail.com. SSB do reserve the right to edit material before publication. Please include your full name, email address and the country you are writing from


PAINFUL FACTS BEHIND ACHIEVING SUSTAINABLE PEACE AND COEXISTENCE IN SOUTH SUDAN

Dut-machine De Mabior, Nairobi, Kenya

February 19, 2015 (SSB) —  This is another topic that is very important for South Sudanese. We have been talking about how to clear the current political turmoil in our country without a clear picture of what we indeed need to do. We have not been clear to ourselves how we need to handle the crises to have the wanted peace in the country. We too have longed to coexist in our homeland yet we don’t know how to undertake the imperative topic that has dominated our social discussions.

My readership, we must accept some facts about how we found one another on this part of Earth. It wasn’t by anybody’s choice to be born a citizen of South Sudan. Neither was it my volition to have been born a member of the ethnic community that I belong to among the sixty-four tribes of the Great nation of South Sudan. After all, it’s true; we are only bound to choosing our opposite sex live partners but not our siblings. It’s up to the highest God to bring you a brother or a sister whom you are bound by the natural laws of socialism to love. This should be the case in our country. We did not choose to be brothers, we found one another there.

It’s important to let everyone know that our diversity is not our enmity but should be the source of our pride and indeed use it to withdraw our nationalism. How enjoyable would a national park be if every animal there is a baboon? Would this make any difference if the animals were all giraffes? To me, No! The different kind of animals that makes up the park makes tourism an entertaining practice. It therefore means that our greater numbers make us a proud nation all together. A leopard will be no more if you were to skin out all the black spots on it. Our diversity makes South Sudan an attractive nation just like a leopard with all its colours would look. Removing a people in our midst will course us dearly because we shall not have a nation thereafter.

We do not have an option in living with one another in this country. The people we were bound to choose whether to live with them were the Khartoumers. Oh! Yes; we made the decision to separate but do we have a choice whether to coexist with each other in South Sudan? I doubt! There is no a single day you will wake up and find that there is no Kachipo, Taposa, Jie, Shilluk, Moro, Kakua just to mention a few. It makes no sense when you have to pretend that one day you may inhabit South Sudan alone. It will never be no matter how much you may pretend to hate the rest. So I will rather recommend we as the nationals of this great nation begin to embrace one another because we are not parting ways. The earlier we unite the better so that we can achieve nation building.

It’s also wrong for those who have been blessed with numbers to infringe on the rights of others. The nation is incomplete without the ‘minority’. And therefore, we are equal stakeholders in South Sudan, the minority of us is as important as the majority of us. Besides, it’s not a slap or a stepping of the elephant that only kills. Even a mosquito bite kills. Yeah; this causes Malaria that results into death. So for as long as few members of our greater South Sudan are not satisfied, we shall never enjoy national pace and coexistence. Let’s realise that it is not by choice that we have to therefore respect the concerns of the minority because their cry will put our vision of national unity in jeopardy. This is not to say there will be no democracy; we must put our minds in the right way that guides us to enjoy democracy which is principled with respect for humanity, justice, leadership integrity and the rule of law. We shall have had then the rule of the majority through popular democracy and the wills of the minority catered for.

It’s unfortunate that we engage ourselves in the hatred that has plunged our country into what it is experiencing out of knowledge that we shall never part ways one find day. “Our diversity must be our strength and a uniting factor” we must also realise this far possibly that outdoing one another in the battle fields is just decreasing our population but the lasting solution lies on the negotiation tables. No matter how many years this war will continue, the solution will be found on the negotiation table.

Be on the standby for part 2

The author is a student of Electrical and Electronics Engineering in Kenyatta university; Nairobi Kenya.

The opinion expressed here is solely the view of the writer. The veracity of any claim made are the responsibility of the author, not PaanLuel Wël: South Sudanese Bloggers (SSB) website. If you want to submit an opinion article or news analysis, please email it to paanluel2011@gmail.com. SSB do reserve the right to edit material before publication. Please include your full name, email address and the country you are writing from


BY Dut-machine De Mabior, Kenya

June 2015 elections

June 2015 elections postponed

February 14, 2015 (SSB) — Today I am punching the keyboard of my machine in a jovial mood for having learnt that the government of H.E Gen. Salva Kiir has heeded to the calls of many and analysed the civil conditions in the country and concluded that the 30th June 2015 elections are not as important as the lives of those citizens in dire need of peace. Others perhaps had developed a myopic feeling towards my concerns but I will always be inclined to where the truth lies. So, today; I stand like I have always done with the government right decision.

Extending the presidency and the elected position for two years is the popular decision made by the GRSS since the hell got loss in Juba in the mid of December 2013. This is the decision that will be applauded by whichever side of the political divide because it’s indeed in the best interest of the nation. Elections can’t be priorities when the electorates are starving in the IDPs camps. No human being will ever wake up to attend to political responsibilities when the basic needs are not catered for. Am glad to eventually point out that off late sense is being restored and my sincere hope is that this decision was not made to please the western nations who had confirmed their disappointments in the poles but to rather benefit the locals.

I hope those in my brackets of being opinion givers, indeed the very people who condemned me on this very platform on my article “SOUTH SUDAN’S 2015 ELECTIONS: AN EPITOME OF FAILURE” will now take to this podium once again and condemn the Government of the Republic of South Sudan (GRSS) for making a decision in favour of the concerned nationals. My friends dismissed my opinion to hell when I cited that peace is paramount before the poles; the same reason why H.E and his cabinet prolonged the validity of the government term in office.

I will never on any ground dismiss my elected government on the basis of being illegitimate when the decision has been made to favour me; the common man. I hereby declare my approval to the extension of the Twic East County Parliamentary seat and the Roor State Mp occupied by Hon. Deng Dau Deng Malek and Hon Amuor Kuol Ager.

Your Excellency, this decision has once again restored the confidence of South Sudanese in you. You have demonstrated that the hell you suffered in the bush to have them a free home was not in jeopardy. It’s a clear indication that indeed you are committed to the better living conditions of everyone even if it has proved difficult to implement. It’s always a good ordeal to think of people before taking and public decision, a practice I would wish to have been there in place since the inception.

I am pleased on my own behave and on behave of those who hold the same opinion that postponing the elections is the ultimate choice for now.

If indeed my colleagues are independent minded, if they support the government’s decisions not blindly, if their stand is not compromised by situation, then; I am waiting to see their writings here dismissing the decision of the mighty government to postpone elections. Sycophancy will be proved here in this situation if you don’t cling to your initial opinion about “MUST ELECTIONS IN 2015”. But if you agree this time, the cabinet cited the same reason as me, why didn’t you say yes then?

As I concluded, I have no much to write but only to affirm my position once again that the grounds you have made the decisions on are valid. Thank you Mr. President.

The author is a student of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Kenyatta University; Nairobi Kenya.

 The opinion expressed here is solely the view of the writer. The veracity of any claim made are the responsibility of the author, not PaanLuel Wël: South Sudanese Bloggers (SSB) website. If you want to submit an opinion article or news analysis, please email it to paanluel2011@gmail.com. SSB do reserve the right to edit material before publication. Please include your full name, email address and the country you are writing from.


By Dut-machine De Mabior, Nairobi Kenya

February 11, 2015 (SSB) —  As much as some of us who are in dire need of peace blame the South Sudanese belligerent groups for not respecting and adhering to the terms and conditions of the cease fire no matter how recent it was signed, we the youths purporting to be social media analysts have a bigger hand in making sure that our leaders respect the cessation of hostilities agreement. I will request that you go through my reasons of writing this peace tonight.

We think wrongly that our leaders are solely to blame for the skirmishes that have rocked the country this far, but my opinion seems to be diverging from that after having made a good analysis on how we use the social media. Indeed I may say that they are responsible for a few percent of why the ceasefire agreements are not followed and strictly implemented.

As I argue my case, I take in reference to the SPLM reunification document signed in Arusha, Tanzania. This document was meant to address the root causes of the intra-party disagreements that led to the Juba ‘claimed coup’ and subsequently the rebellion. This document restored all the SPLM structures dissolved in the decision of the chair person and cadres who had been dismissed from their positions. A few of us saw it as a way forward for peace indeed better than the Addis Ababa negotiations because it addresses what caused the divisions. And instead of us to take to the social media and appreciate the effort made by the Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM), the ruling party of Tanzania and the three leaderships for agreeing on fundamental issues, the next thing a number of us did was to start throwing words of disparagement to the document.

Indeed I quote Hon. MadutBiar saying “We shall stop demanding for the stepping down of the president”. Despite this condition of the agreement, a number of the rebel supporters believed that the document had confirmed the loopholes in the presidency and used it as the basis for demanding the president to exit; a decision I deem invalid after an agreement that bars that call was signed.

Mind you guys, politicians always work for the interest of their cohorts; RiekMachar had no choice but to demand for the stepping down of the president when he did his briefing in Nairobi because how else can he please those who follow his ideologies.

The youths in the government political camps talked hell too that the rebels be finished and evil should not be awarded. The government forces had no choice but to implement the expectations of their inner circles. Others dismissed the agreement as to much favouring to the G-10 and the rebels demands. Hopefully this is the same reason why the SPLM-IG had to revise its delegation to the negotiations in Arusha and replace those who were too ‘submissive’ to the demands of the other sides.
This is the act of irresponsible youths and blind followers of bad examples. As at now, we should support anything that restores peace to the tattered nation of South Sudan. No wonder the latest cessation of hostilities is being violated and we are still saying, ‘Good Mr. Machar’ and still others are like, ‘Brilliant Your Excellency!’ How will you call that if you do not joint me condemning it?

My second reference takes roots from the IGAD proposal of having two vice presidents installing RiekMachar as the first vice president and H.E James Wani as the third man in command in the country. As much as I don’t like the idea of neglecting Wani for Machar, the ultimate price for peace is not easy and someone has to pay it. If that man is James Wani for peace to be restored so that the suffering population is saved, then so be it. He once did that and he can make the decision to repeat and repeatedly repeat very now and again. It’s not upon the public discussion to decide whether Hon. Iga can or cannot. Remember, Jesus recommends that someone can forgive seventy by seventy by seventy-seven times and the man is eligible to do that. If he is the man to stop the nation from bleeding; then I will go for the idea. This does not tell that I am not ready to accept other resolutions.

The youth in the government camps took to the media dismissing a mere proposal, I do not know what a proposal means to others. But I will have to warn others that your writing which you may deem petty is the reason as to why our leaderships on both sides of the conflict cling to their barrels of guns as the only resolution to the stalemates in the country. They just want to serve the interest of their electorates in outdoing one another militarily that your expectations are catered for.

The third case refers to the detention of Hon. CholAruai, MadingAkueth and AleerLongar. This popular news dominated the media and I was personally hurt when I heard of this unfortunate incident. Thank God he acted in our favour and the rebels’ leadership was able to demonstrate oneness in minds of the none-involved fraternities. No Matter how much we hate each other, saying “THANK YOU” is a natural virtue of a humane human being that just comes automatically once you are accorded a favour. MadingAkueth appreciated the people who had taken care of them while in the rebels controlled area and the women who had done everything possible for them to keep them comfortable not excluding the rebels leadership for heeding the calls and the cries of many. This appreciation would be expected by anyone who cares to be humane. Indeed I was happy when I heard him appreciating those who had done well for them because I was included in disguise, yes, I prayed for their release and I don’t know about you!

Some people attacked their personalities as selfish people for thanking people who indeed ‘murdered’ so many civilians. As for me, I have to accept the decision to release the trio because killing more people has no space in our social fabric and dismissing a ‘THANK YOU’ means one has got no business even if the damn slaughtering of human kind was to continue.

If we are then blinded to the extent of not appreciating a good deed, then the country is headed to the darkest days of its independence. If we can never see a sense in whatever a politician beyond our political interest does, then that is what I call ‘sycophancy’.

Ladies and gentlemen who care to be responsible citizens of the country, South Sudan freedom of expression is not meant to provide unnecessary support in fueling the violence to bleed the country more. My calls to all of us tonight is that we become peace preachers on any of our gatherings, it’s high time we see realism in the fact that indeed we are the reasons why the ceasefire can’t be implemented. It’s totally irresponsible to blunder everything that comes forward in the peace talks in the name of protecting your preferred political patron yet your analysis pays less attention to the shivering-under-tress population in the IDPs and UN camps. Let’s have brains that push for peace than calling anyone with a dissenting opinion a rebel or a government sympathizer.

All I need is peace to be restored, yes meaningful peace, whoever among our leaders that pays the price for peace concerns me less because after all someone will have to do simply just that to have the needed peace and coexistence of the nationals.

The Author is student of Electrical and Electronics Engineering in Kenyatta University; Nairobi Kenya

The opinion expressed here is solely the view of the writer. The veracity of any claim made are the responsibility of the author, not PaanLuel Wël: South Sudanese Bloggers (SSB) website. If you want to submit an opinion article or news analysis, please email it to paanluel2011@gmail.com. SSB do reserve the right to edit material before publication. Please include your full name, email address and the country you are writing from.


By Dut-Machine de Mabior, Nairobi, Kenya

Bor Mayor, Nhial Majak Nhial, addresses IDPs in Nimule - March 2, 2014.

Bor Mayor, Nhial Majak Nhial, addresses IDPs in Nimule – March 2, 2014.

February 8, 2015 (SSB) The biggest and the most populated state of South Sudan, Jonglei has never had a rest since the creation of man kind. Being inhabited by six different ethnic communities, it has been a damnation business to make them eat on the table of brotherhood.

Unfortunately, the major communities in this part of the third planet, earth keep cattle for their basic

livelihood. The Bor people value cattle second to life in the hierarchy of important ownership. This causes civil strife among the inhabitants of this state. The most notorious one is the Murle tribe that has to raid cattle and abduct children from others more so from the Dinka Bor.

This has happened in Bor County, Twic East County and Duk County across the land of Greater Bor. The people of Greater Bor have always lived in perpetual fear of loosing both their young children and cattle through abduction and raiding respectively. I can’t however underrate the high number of innocent people that have been killed in the struggle of resisting either of the mentioned inhumane acts.

The brutality of the Murle on Greater Bor intensified during the Yau Yau rebellion. 2011 marked the year in which the rebellion killed over sixty people in Jalle payam and touched down houses without forgetting that the gang made their way away with ten of thousands herds of cattle. Raiding was repeatedly done by the same group across the whole land till they repeated the same massacre on Ajuong Ku Pakeer payams on the 20th of October 2013. They fought the youth for over nine hours and the government could not even sent a single police to assist despite the long strife.

To come to the topic of tonight, it was once repeated recently that the same gang hijacked the usual spot, Jalle payam, they killed people, raised down houses and made away with cattle. The youthful and able leadership of Nhial Majak, Bor Town mayor and Mamer Ruk, Bor County commissioner was able to mobilize the youth and guided them, gave the needed assistance to fight and brought back their source of livelihood twenty-two hours after they had been raided.

This incident means that, if Nhial Majak and Mamer Ruk had a position to assist in 2011, the death of 60+ in Jalle would have been rescued and the same to the 80+ who died in Ajuong ku Pakeer. The young leadership of the people of Greater Bor is a working example.

If we have to regain our lost identity, reestablish our cattle economy without fear of the ghetto Murle, then Nhial Majak should be made the governor of Jonglei. This position will increase his influence to pursue the raiders to their last destiny, give him the power too to prevent such and allow him to punish wrong doings through legal means.

This should tell the youths to rally behind a one of their own who is willing and ready to sacrifice for the state and the vulnerable. It’s useless keeping the aged veterans who did their work of fighting a good war. The war of development should then be handed over to the youths and Nhial has demonstrated his willingness to lose everything his life inclusive for the people.

As I conclude, for me the youth should rally and say Nhial Majak ‘TOSHA’ for the Jonglei gubernatorial come the next elections and send cleat signal to the possible contestants in that elections if your first qualification should be an age of 42 downwards.

The young leadership of Mamer and Nhial should, oh no, I mean must be a uniting factor among the youths of the state and the country at large. Congratulations Mr. Mayor and your colleague the commissioner.

The author is a student of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Kenyatta University. Can be reached through dutdorbeek@gmail.com

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By Dut-machine De Mabior, Nairobi, Kenya

Dr. Majak D'agoot Atem in Nakuru, Kenya, Jan 3rd, 2015

Dr. Majak D’agoot Atem in Nakuru, Kenya, Jan 3rd, 2015

January 30, 2015 (SSB) The war of liberation was fought by many of our veterans in the SPLA but only a few of them have extended the war to the second phase. The vision of the SPLM is taking town to the people. This has been implemented by a few members in our ruling elites. This article pays special attention to the developmental activities of Dr. Majak D’ Agoot between 2005 and 2013. This is to explain in depth to the likes of David Chol who wrote “why is Dr. Majak D’ Agoot Brainwashing South Sudanese” and many others who may not know the facts about the work of Majak. I also challenge many of my colleagues who are aware of the good doings of our leaders to punish us with the information so that we actually know who we are dealing with.

  1. Majak in Education development

The man in question has done all in his power to promote the academic knowhow in the country. This topic is surely very vast in this writing as he did:

  1. Building of Malek Academy

This school was first built by Abel Alier Kuai in the 1970 (s) to cater for the needy population of the Bor people whose educational knowhow was far much below the world-class index. The school did very well till it produced many of south Sudanese who are now world-class leaders, the PhD holder in Financial Economics, Dr. D’ Agoot inclusive.

This great institution was ruined and indeed reduced down to nothingness in the war of liberation fought by the SPLM/A and the Khartoum regime for twenty-one years. Till 2005, when the CPA was signed, this school had noticeably only a third of the wall intact and no significant building up standing. Majak thought of rebuilding the school on the same foundation so that the efforts and the history of our great legend, Justice Abel Alier does not die out of the history books.

He did this through his personal relationship with Sir Chalton, a British wealthy man whom he befriended when he was a student in the UK. For a few of us who are fans of the English football, Sir Chalton is the president of Chalton Athletic Football Club. This is after Chalton was interested in helping him as he saw in him a future leader who always put people above his personal gains. Dr. Majak used the opportunity to develop the country through building the school.

The funding was then made by DAREK CHAPEL, a charity organization under Sir Chalton. This provided a fund of $ 8 million to raise the school. Dr. Majak recommended the Archbishop of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan and Sudan,Daniel Deng Bul Yak to head the Board of trustees who now manages the funds. This is to promote transparency and speed up the implementation as he was busy in Khartoum during the time. So far, $ 5 million has been committed to the project and it was stopped by the current crises and will resume soon when the political skirmishes are solved. This work is visible on “malekacadamy.com”.

I must make my readership aware that Malek Academy is different from Bor intermediate (malek secondary) which is being managed and maintained by the state government. Malek Academy has had two batches of graduates so far producing 100% pass in the South Sudan Secondary School Certificate. As the statistics stand, Malek Academy is the best school in Jonglei state and among the top five best in the country. I must also state that the school is being managed by DAREK CHAPEL till today. No single penny of the government (state and central) has been used in construction and its management.

Dr. Majak whose village is about 70 miles north of Bor Town raising a standard institution in this place shows that he views the country in a unitary nuclear manner. He knows we are one people in which any able member of the society can raise beneficial institutions at the point of common meetings in the country.

  1. Mangalla Primary School

This school is located in Central Equatoria state, Mangalla as the names suggest. It was too built through the solicitation of Dr. Majak D’ Agoot when he was still in Khartoum. He did this through his wealthy friend, a millionaire from Darfur named S. Wada who lives in London. The Dr. requested him to build the school when he learnt that the millionaire friend was out to help him develop his personal finances. It was the first school to be built under his influence. Since he had already signed the Darek Chapel funds to build Malek Academy, he had to locate this project in Central Equatoria to equally distribute amenities to the needy children of South Sudan.

  1. Scholarship Funds

Dr. Majak built relationship with many charity organizations and churches while a student in the UK. This is how he has been in a position to assist many students (noticeably even before he joined the government) doing various degree courses in foreign universities. The records so available show that each an every state in South Sudan has had a beneficiary in this organization needless to mention that all the payams across greater Bor (3 counties) have had an elite produced by this courtesy.

He extended this to his personal finances when the economy hit hard on his white friends who used to fund his agenda. This is the time he introduced the cost sharing strategy in which he would pay a part of the course and the family of the affected student does the rest. This had to be done to improve the work force of the independent republic.

  1. Majak in improving Jonglei State Security.

While the director of security in charge of Southern Sudan. He did the following to improve the security in Jonglei state.

  1. Network Towers

These were brought to the state by various telecommunication companies like Zain. These boosters under Dr. Majak were distributed to many parts of the state. Jalle, Akobo, Duk, Fangak, Ayod and Pibor were among the places which the towers where constructed in. This was in the light of improving Jonglei state wanting security situation.

The governor too was immobile due to impassable roads; he Dr. Majak sent a helicopter from Khartoum to facilitate the governor survey the counties under his care. He too and Dr. Lual Achuek negotiated roads construction projects with the government of Khartoum, unfortunately, referendum was executed before the project kick off.

  1. Majak in Health improvement
  2. Maar Clinic

In the improvement of health care, Dr. Majak through his friend from Sudan, too a millionaire whom he persuaded to establish a company in South Sudan built the Maar Clinic. This project was implemented by a company from Khartoum.

  1. Majak out of Corruption.

Others who have not read the president’s letter to the 75 concerning the vanishing of $ 4 billion can easily think Dr. Majak is among the wanted gluttons. For the sake of reality, the list of 75 was issued when Majak was only 87 days (roughly three months) in Juba. It was basically about those who were working with the Government of Southern Sudan. This is to set the record clear so that innocent officials are not accused falsely.

Upon his appointment as the deputy minister of Defense and veterans affairs, Dr. Majak invited the Anti-corruption commission of South Sudan and made declaration of Assets. He instructed the anti-graft body to be inspecting his family accounts after every six months to ascertain if he had done away with any public penny. He was indeed cleared by the same commission when he exited the office two years later. He has never had any corruption claim whatsoever in the country.

While in the same docket, he built the military pension funds to a billion South Sudanese pounds. By the grace of God we hope that this money is still intact upon his exit. My worry is that, a number of officials who were working in the pension scheme are gone; indeed one went to the U.S, an indication that not all is well.

NB: THESE PROJECTS WERE ALL IMPLEMENTED WHEN DR. MAJAK WAS STILL IN KHARTOUM AND THEIR FUNDING HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE GOVERNMENT OF SOUTH SUDAN.

As I conclude, many more can be found on my first article on this subject “Dr. Majak D’ Agoot: The only One in Thousand Leaders”. Many people may mistake my writing as political fanatism, while the latter has no problem were it the case, I need to make it clear that my view of writing all these is to set the clear picture of our leaders. I challenge you too to write anything positive about the one you know better than others. I happen to have the tract records of Dr. Majak D’ Agoot and there above they are. I am not wrong to say that Dr. Majak is a blessing in disguise.

The author is a student of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya.

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By Dut Mabior, Kenya

January 18, 2015 (SSB) —  As I prepare my readership to go through this topic, it’s painful to realise that our country is in such a difficult time in history. It is the time we should put our energy together as a people and work toward achieving everlasting peace for all. If we hear of something different other than bringing peace, then we are damned! I hold the view that these elections being talked about are meant to uphold the integrity of our supreme law and renew the legitimacy of our elected government. I don’t think this is the right idea as at now. Below I justify.

Our country has had a number of violations to the constitution and further violations won’t cause harm anymore. It’s well stipulated in the Transition Constitution of the Republic that the president can fire an elected governor of a state amid failure in running the state. The exercise is thereafter followed by an immediate appointment of a caretaker governor after which the state elections are held within 60 days. This has not been the case in Unity state when Governor Taban Deng was fired and replaced with Governor Monytuil (caretaker ), Lake state when Governor Eng. Chol Tong was fired and replaced with Governor Gen. Matur Chut (caretaker ), Jonglei State when Governor Kuol Juuk was appointed to head the ministry of defense and veterans affairs, replaced with Governor Gen. John Nyuon (caretaker) and Northern Bar El Ghazel state when Governor Paul Malong was replaced with Governor Kuel Aguer (caretaker) after promotion to the chief of Military staff. If indeed the constitution is being upheld in totality, then why are the elections in the said states have not been conducted upon the expiry of the caretaker terms? It doesn’t show that, the constitution is being respected. It looks more or less that something is being cooked to suit the diagrammatic scheming in the country.

This constitution has been violated in so many avenues. The ministry of information gave orders barring journalists from interviewing rebels because they would be rebels by osmosis or diffusion, whatever the biological concept behind it. These rebels being citizens of South Sudan have the rights of expression. The citizenry too have the rights to hear the side of the story of the rebels, why did they rebel, a right we have been robbed of by the same body now purporting to protect the law.

If the constitution was being preserved in its totality, then the likes of opinion writers like Isaiah Abraham would not have lost their lives. Others like the G-10 would not be forced into exile after being acquitted by a court of law.

It tells me that the constitution has been violated so many times and violating it again makes the difference the same.

Why would we expose our population to an exercise they are not ready to undertake? The whole of the upper Nile Region with all its states are not ready Lake State is bleeding, Northern Bar El Ghazel has issues too. Who will vote then! This convinces me to priorities peace before elections.

Others ask: Why can’t we vote yet it has been the case in the former Sudan, Syria and many other countries. The results of sidelining others in the matters of national importance leads to a civil war like the one in Syria and the SPLA war with the Khartoum regime which led to the independence of South Sudan. Not unless we want to have a part of our country to claim independence, we won’t advocate for an exercise as shameful as these elections. And why can’t we give examples of Ghana, South Africa, Kenya let alone the examples of failed states like Sudan.

I think, the reality of the Juba chaos is now taking shape. Before these crises, the government was talking of conducting census before elections. The same administration was crying of having no funds to conduct the said exercise. Indeed I quote the president once saying the elections could be differed by a year or two. Why would we be rushed into elections without having done the constitutional prerequisites, does it mean the violence was engineered to exile the political competitors? I fail to answer.

If indeed elections are to be held in the absence of rebels and the G-10, then the elections are to go unopposed, Let’s not vote and allow the electoral commission to announce the candidates winners by default.

Others may think that I am damn mongrel with no resolution and the way forward to legitimize the government after it’s official expiry. South Sudan has its law making body, parliament. Not only the 2015 elections will legitimize the presidency of H. E after the July 9th, this can be extended by an act of Parliament. If the term limit is the problem than, it can be extended by 5 years, I will have no problem with that so long the $517 millions is put into something else required to keep our suffering population in the displaced camps going. Elections are not important now above bringing peace first.

I wonder how our people think, it has been repeatedly said by our president that he is committed to bringing peace to the country. The realisation of this peace is succeeded by an interim period of 2-3 years after which elections are doable. Why do we talk lots about elections now when peace can make a different recommendation or are we not ready to negotiate for peace any more? For me, I will first give peace a chance and then find out what it says to do elections.

If violating the constitution is only applicable when the title is preceded by a caretaker as in the caretaker Governor, then Let’s call our president caretaker president after the July 9th and we first work to bring peace to the country before doing elections.

Ladies and gentlemen,my fellow compatriots, running around defending a constitution that has been violated on so many occasions will not convince a rational thinker of my caliber. Therefore, conducting these elections will only confirm our readiness to be like Sudan and Syria, indeed an epitome of failure.

The author is a student of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Kenyatta University, Nairobi Kenya.

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FORMER POLITICAL DETAINEES (G-10 PLUS): THE ONLY INNOCENT SOUTH SUDANESE THAT CAN BE INNOCENT!

By Dut-machine De Mabior, Nairobi, Kenya

January 16, 2015 (SSB) — Dear readers, it makes no sense when unscrupulous sources tell us off to hell when the real truth is inevitable. I am therefore going to explain in this writing why all the members of G-10 plus (Former Political Detainees FPD) are the only members of our Greater South Sudan who are innocent.

Since the hell got loose in Juba, dating back to the 15th of December, 2013, a number of highly profiled members of the Ruling SPLM were arrested in connection to the ‘coup’ as claimed by the Juba administration. Whether there was coup or no coup is not the question being addressed by my writing.

This has been answered by so many bodies, U.S.A, EU, A.U, some South Sudanese and president Museveni as the Juba happening was just but a mere mutiny, an idea which I buy. But why it resulted into an armed rebellion must be a question to be answered by the rebelling body. I will justify myself here below that the G-10 are not in anyway connected to the rebellion that is taking hell on in the country.

The big speculation dates back to the press conference of the December 6 held in the SPLM house, Juba. This conference was attended by all the FPD and other government officials like Michael Makuei (Minister for information), David Athorbei (minister for finance ), Nhial William Deng (Head of government delegates to IGAD) and others who were not arrested like Paul Mayom Akech. This was an evidence in the court when the remaining four were being taken through trials that they had attended the said conference.

This is too an evidence to so many of us who pronounce the G-10 rebels by association. Just indeed they had attended the same political conference with the rebel leader Riek Machar, then they qualify as rebels by the virtue of association. I must say that the Rebel leader is a South Sudanese and it’s not specified anywhere in the constitution that any association with him amounts to rebellion. If attending the conference is rebellion, then my good ministers are too rebels!

If they are thought to have different ideas with the rebels upon declaration of rebellion, then why not the G-10? Ladies and gentleman, my fellow citizens, voicing the same concerns as members of a political group and then thereafter someone implements their own ideas does not make the ideology one anymore. To my judgment, the SPLM members whether in government, G-10 or rebels had the same ideas on December 6 in press, their ideas turned different upon declaration of rebellion and there is no correlation whatsoever between the three groups as at now.

G-10 did not follow Riek Machar as their leader. No! Riek was the highest ranking member of the SPLM at the time, indeed, the party’s vice chair, and because this was a meeting of the SPLM in the absence of the chair, Riek, the vice chair was the leader automatically. It doesn’t have to be confused that anyone was following anybody. It was just the SPLM hierarchy left by Dr. John De Mabior that made Riek the one reading out the press.

This hierarchy has been there for years. You and I have been members of the party, did you ever think that you were following Riek when indeed he presided over some state functions in that capacity, for me it’s a no! I was following the hierarchy of SPLM and he was the vice chair whether I likes him or not. The same case applies to the G-10. This therefore means that G-10 had nothing hidden for Riek other than the party line up that automated him to be at the top of all.

Hence, the G-10 are not for any other idea that is contrary to the party reforms which was meant to be achieved through dialogue. We the Facebook, Twitter and websites judges indict the G-10 as rebels and true enemies of the state. I beg to differ, the government of the republic through the courts of law found them not guilty. They were indeed exonerated from the charges.

Mach Paul Kuol Awar, an honourable Man of our society, the then director of Military intelligence of the country said categorically before the law that nothing in his disposal connects the G-10 to the crises in the country. This means they have nothing in common with the rebels and hence not even rebels sympathizers. Who else purports in our midst to know more than Gen. Mach can tell? Accept the truth just like I did, the G-10 are not rebels, whether in reality or disguise. How do I call them then, my name for them is that they are “political dissidents” period!

The word rebel is gaining a different meaning in our country and I wonder why our linguists have kept silent this far, they should introduce us to how to use the Oxford dictionary to find the true meaning of the same. Are we being fare to ourselves? Maybe no, perhaps we don’t understand the G-10 well. These are menwhom we know their struggling profiles well.

I must say that they are not cowards. Indeed if they are not, and their idea was to be rebels, what changed the stand after being released from detention? They would have joined the rebellion without prior permission from anybody. The facts that they denounced the rebellion prove to any reasonable mind that they had not thought of it before the December 15th. And if that stand to be a convincing reason, then I must not call them rebels because they are not.

Nobody can pretend to be a better decision maker than the G-10, they have decided not to be a party of any belligerent group, let’s not decide for them to call them a name they have opted not to be called. Perhaps others think I write this because the words rebel is bad. No! I would still write this piece if you were calling G-10 a government ally.

Other members of the cabinet have gone far to instruct their cohorts not to meet the G-10 because they are rebels and anyone meeting them would be perceived as rebels too. They have forgotten that the G-10 meets H. E Salva Kiir, the president and nobody perceives him a rebel, why me then? Let’s not be cheated because we have the right to be informed. I will in person seek for that information from anybody, Yes any free citizen of our country. we are blinded by the sycophantic nature to the extend of neglecting our own rights.

As I conclude my Dear country men and women, the evidences anyone give to nail the G-10 to any side of the conflict are not inherent. I am patiently waiting for the Obasanjo reports to tell me who exactly messed up the country. A report which I am totally convinced that no member of the G-10 plus is indicted. it makes no sense if you talk a lot yet your political favourite will be recommended to the Hague for trials. I therefore conclude G-10 are political dissidents, not rebels!

The author is a student of electrical and electronics engineering at Kenyatta University, Nairobi Kenya


DR. MAJAK D’ AGOOT, THE ONLY ONE AMONG A THOUSAND: TEN FASCINATING THINGS YOU DID NOT KNOW ABOUT HIM

By Dut-machine De Mabior, Kenya
Dr. Majak D'agoot Atem in Nakuru, Kenya, Jan 3rd, 2015

Dr. Majak D’agoot Atem in Nakuru, Kenya, Jan 3rd, 2015

January 9, 2015 (SSB) — This is in reply to the article recently published on paanluelwel.com in the title “Why is Dr. Majak Brainwashing South Sudanese”. The writer argued that Dr. Agoot is making a lot of rallies but has no truck records in development in pursuits to his people.

As I write this piece tonight, I take a keen interest of the diverse environment that is involved in our colloquial politics. Anyone interested goes out to read through this piece about what Dr. Majak did for the country while in power.

1. Revival of Malek Secondary.

Dr. Majak, an alumni of the above school thought of nothing first other than rebuilding the school to produce more South Sudanese to serve the nation. The school was revived at $ 8,000,000. Dr. Majak did this through his white friends led by Sir Chalton, a wealthy UK citizen who wanted to assist him in developing his finances upon finishing his PhD studies. He reverted the money into rebuilding the school for the benefit of his people.

2. Hospital in Pakeer payam.

Charity begins at home, indeed in regard to the later, Dr. Majak built a medical facility in Bekmior, Twic Easy County of Jonglei state, this is meant to improving living conditions in the villages. He did this through his personal finances in conjunction with other sources which he himself solicited for. This hospital has provided job opportunities to the locals except the professionals who are employed on the bases of their academic standards.

3. The Network of Communication in Maar.

Dr. Majak in collaboration with network providers brought the boosters in Maar and Paliau to ease the communication in the payams. He did this through personal contribution in monetary terms and other means.

4. Scholarships Opportunities to the Youth

Gen. Agoot is one Man who has educated more South Sudanese at a personal capacity more than any other leader in the country, H. E the president inclusive (statistics to come soon). D’ Agoot did this through, cost sharing with the families of the affected students, full scholarship through his personal funding, solicited for scholarship on behave of other students where necessary. He did this in the light of achieving the best for his people.

5. Corruption Free Profile.

While as the Deputy Minister of Defense and Veterans Affairs, Dr. Majak squeezed out 79 millions South Sudanese Pounds from the pay masters and took it back to the national treasury. He is one Man in the country who has never been axed to any mischief of corruption. He did this along side many others in the docket.

6. Contributed Heavily to Successful Referendum.

While at the helm of National Security, Dr. Majak appealed to elders of South Sudan, Abel Alier Kuai, Mzee Makur Aliyou and Gen. Joseph Lagu to avoid the SPLM elections of 2008 which should have rocked the autonomous region into what it is currently experiencing. He saw that as a visionary leader and asked the elders to intervene in the SPLM politics and tell President Kiir and Dr. Riek to maintain the status quo of the party. This explains why no party elections were done in 2008. It was meant for peace to prevail so that a successful referendum was conducted. In the same context, Dr. Majak sacrificed his life to go to the bush and talked to the rebels of the day, the likes of George Athor (RIP) and other rebels who were there. He too advocated for the relocation of the NCP convert to Juba to be given some jobs so that none of them could campaign for Unity. This explains why many of the Matamar Wothen did not campaign for Unity. He too appealed to the president to talk to the people who had different feelings in the elections of 2010. He organised a conference at Nyakuron Cultural centre in Juba to allow the president convince the losers of Elections that referendum was to be allowed go through without interference. While at the top of security, the rampant extra judicial killing in the country was not the case. In fact, I hold the record, that no high profiled critic of the government was murdered.

7. A critic from within while in cabinet.

The quest for the rule of law started while Dr. Majak was a member of the ruling body. He had to criticise the government\ where it went wrong. This was well exemplified by the death of Isaiah Abraham when he talked lots of ills against the security apparatus of the country. This shows that his current apposition to the government is based on substance not as a result of unemployment.

8. Not Power Greedy.

Dr. Majak refused his appointment to the cabinet. Here he justifies that H. E had not consulted him and he was not briefed on the goals of the government. He accepted his appointment as a matter of public opinion in which many of his close associates convinced him to take the job. Despite being a Lt. Gen. in the army and a PhD holder in financial economics, he was humble enough to serve the country at the small capacity given to him. Dr. D’ Agoot was approached by many personalities in Twic East county including a candidate (Chol Biowei ) in the 2010 elections who had offered to step down for him. “I will serve the country in this capacity rather than look for bigger posts” Dr. Majak told him in a meeting attended by some community leaders.

9. Peace Loving

Dr. Majak upon release from prison, he and his colleagues formed a neutral group G-10 plus, that must solicits for peace instead to join the front line. This is why he has been travelling all round talking to people to preach peace. He has done this in Juba, U.S.A and Kenya.

10. Democratic and listening, too forgiving

Dr. Majak is one Man who allows his audience to ask critical questions and give appropriate answers. He says this is meant to allow for the freedom of speech enshrined in the constitution. “I hold no grudge with the government of South Sudan and the president in person, we must forgive as leaders so that South Sudanese can forgive each.” Dr. Majak said this while addressing a peace rally of 4,000 plus south Sudanese in Nakuru, Kenya..This statement states his forgiving nature. Looking closely at the above track records and many more, Dr. Majak has done his best in the SPLM vision of taking town to the people. If all his political class mates did the same, we would be by far well off now. We hope to have peace restored to the Country Soon

The Author, Dut Mabior, is a Student of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Kenyatta University, Nairobi Kenya