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By Mach Samuel Peter, Bor, Jonglei state

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Jonglei state minister for finance Hon. James Akech Yen being sworn into office on January 3, 2017 picture by Mach Samuel

January 20, 2017 (SSB) — The minister for finance and economic planning of Jonglei state government Hon. James Akech Yen Alier has clarifies the controversy around 27 million SSP allegedly borrowed from commercial banks.

11millions SSP was borrowed from commercial banks in form of overdraft to close monthly salary gap. The salary gap was created by 28 states. Jonglei state budget was distributed equally to the three states of Bieh, Fangak and Jonglei state meanwhile their workforce is not the same. Jonglei state has a workforce of 5,300 meanwhile Bieh and Fangak states have 1,200 and 800 workforce respectively.

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By Mach Samuel Peter, Bor, Jonglei Statealek-ajang-atem-the-abducted-daugher-of-awak-amuor-aluel

Alek Ajang Atem abducted last month and her mother killed by Murle armed men no one has been arrested so far.

January 19, 2017 (SSB) — 39 people have been killed and dozen others wounded in Duk area of Jonglei State. Among the dead are 29 cattle raiders, and 12 indigenous people of Duk Area. The raiders were confirmed to be Murle armed men.

At least nine civilians who sustained gunshot wounds in an attack on Jonglei‘s Duk Padiet County were yesterday referred to Juba Military Hospital for treatment from their wounds.

A doctor who spoke to JIPPD on anonymity for not being authorized to give statement to media said Thursday that the wounded were immediately referred to Juba on arrival to Bor State Hospital from Duk because they cannot handle the cases.

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Press statement from Baak Chan Yak Deng, Deputy Press Secretary in the office of Governor Gen. Gregory Deng Kuac Aduol of Gogrial State

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Gen. Gregory Vassilli Dmitry (brother of Madam Ayendit), the new governor of Gogrial state

January 14, 2017 (SSB) — The New Governor of Gogrial state Hon. Maj. Gen. Gregory Deng Kuac Aduol has urged the Apuk and Aguok communities to preach culture of peace, Unity and forgiveness among the people of Gogrial state.

The Governor made the call for unity and peace during his arrival to Kuacjok freedom square yesterday on 12th January 2017. Governor Deng who was company by high level delegation from the NLA, MPs State Ministers and Communities elders has assured the crowd that his government will bring everlasting peace to the people of Gogrial state and greater Bahr el Ghazal as well.

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By Mach Samuel Peter, Bor, Jonglei State

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January 13, 2017 (SSB) —- H.E. Abel Alier Kwai who served as Vice President of Sudan between 1971 and 1982 and as President of the High Executive Council of the Southern Sudan Autonomous Region between 1972 and 1978 has been described today as the Mohandas Gandhi and Nelson Mandela of South Sudan. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was the preeminent leader of the Indian independence movement in British-ruled India. Employing nonviolent civil disobedience, led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world

Meanwhile Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician, and philanthropist, who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the country’s first black head of state and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election. His government focused on dismantling the legacy of apartheid by tackling institutionalized racism and fostering racial reconciliation. Ideologically an African nationalist and socialist, he served as President of the African National Congress (ANC) party from 1991 to 1997.

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By Mach Samuel Peter, Bor, Jonglei State

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H.E Philip Aguer Panyang Jot speaking to Mach Samuel in his office today

January 12, 2017 (SSB) — The governor of Jonglei state H.E. Philip Aguer Panyang Jot has announced the visit of the former president of the republic of South Sudan H.E. Abel Lier Kuai Kut on Thursday.

Governor Philip describes the visit of Molana Abel Alier as blessing to the people of Jonglei state.

“The visit of Molana Abel Alier is a blessing to the people of Jonglei state as an elderly person as former president of executive council and former Vice president of the Republic of Sudan and writer of many books that we think have contributed to the liberation of South Sudan,” Governor Philip AGuer told the media in his office.

Abel Alier is coming home to see his family and relatives and the government of Jonglei state is privileged to welcome him. Abel will address the executive, legislative, judiciary wings and specialized commissions and the people of Bor town at the secretariat general rally tomorrow.

A reception committee and another special committee has been formed to arrange for Molana’s full board accommodation and reception. Able will also visit his home village Magaar where he was born. The minister for defense Gen Kuol Manyang Juuk will provide military helicopter to transport Molana Abel Alier and the delegation form Juba.

On the security situation, the governor of Jonglei state Philip Aguer Panyang Jot has assured that no security threats have been reported to his administration for the last two weeks.

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January 11, 2017 (SSB) — President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi, ladies and gentlemen. We have been in a brief meeting with His Excellency President Al Sisi to brief him about our situation is South Sudan. And before that, all of us when we come here from South Sudan, we come to our second home and this is how we find ourselves.

We are always here as citizens, and not as guests, and so we have a range of things that we have discussed with His Excellency for the implementation of the peace agreement, you know, there have been ups and downs since we signed the agreement in August 2015.

Dr. Machar never turned up again to go to Juba up to April 2015, and when he went to Juba, he made sure that he goes with the force, and that force was facilitated by people who are anti-peace, and pretend to be the peace makers.

Riek Machar went to Juba and he wanted to formed a parallel government where he will have his own cabinet outside the cabinet of the national government, this is how we have been working from April up to July.

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By Mach Samuel Peter, Bor, Jonglei State

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The governor of Jonglei state Philip Aguer addressing the church picture by Mach Samuel

The governor of Jonglei State Philip Aguer Panyang Jot said the 12,000 herd of cattle stolen from Jalle mid December will be returned to their rightful owners by force.

Governor Philip Aguer made the remarks while addressing the youth at St. Andrew Cathedral in a ceremony organized by youth ministry as thanks giving to God for the New Year 2017.

H.E. Philip assured the congregates that the government of Jonglei state and that of Boma state will join hands with support the Transitional government of national unity to recover the stolen cattle.

“If we follow our stolen cattle cows, God will not blame us but we shall get back whatever was taken away from us by force,” Governor Philip Aguer said. He did not elaborate more on when the campaign to return stole cattle shall begin.

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                                                              By James Thiam Lual, Kampala Uganda

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South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir (C) acknowledges his supporters as he arrives to address a rally at John Garang’s Mausoleum in the capital Juba March 18, 2015.

January 6, 2017 (SSB) — The leadership of Gogrial state community in Uganda has warmly welcomed the wise decision taken by His Excellency President Salva Kiir Mayardit to appoint Maj. Gen. Gregory Deng Kuach commonly known as Gregory Vasili.

On behalf of the students, women and youth of Gogrial state community in Uganda, we would like to congratulate the President of the Republic of South Sudan, H.E Gen. Salva Kiir Mayardit for the trust he has bestowed upon the long awaited able leader Hon. Major. Gen. Gregory Deng Kuach as Governor of Gogrial state.

His Excellency, we have appreciated your decision and compassion for listening to the demand of the people of Gogrial state to appoint the right person they have been expecting for the seat of governorship.  Major Gen. Gregory Vasili is an active, energetic, capable, and committed person we ever have in Gogrial state and his appointment for the position will make positive impacts for changes in the state.He will be the right person to bring peace between the two communities (Aguok and Apuk) once and for all.

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President Kiir appoints his brother in law, Gregory Vasili, as Gogrial state governor

By Pal Chol Nyan, Juba, South Sudan

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Gen. Gregory Vassilli Dmitry (brother of Madam Ayendit), the new governor of Gogrial state

January 6, 2017 (SSB) — On Tuesday the 3rd of January, President of the Republic Gen Salva Kiir Mayardit took a bold decision by appointing his brother in-law as the Governor of Gogrial State. The appointment was received and greeted with mixed reactions and disappointments from across the country. Most of the people I talked to said that it is a sheer nepotism and favoritism on the part of the President. However, I beg to differ and disagree with them.

I could have done the same because that is what African politics teach us. President Museveni (M7) of Uganda appointed his wife Janet as a Minister and his son as commander of the elite UPDF special forces; those who questioned his decisions are on the streets of Kampala. Why all this noise? Let the President work. The dice is cast. I have come to the conclusion that those whom this appointment does not augur well with should pack their bags. No way!

He promoted his elder son to the rank of a General in charge of his own protection. President Kiir is and will continue to be right before all courts of Africa where the judges are their appointees. Many of my friends, most of them are from the area, with which we had an informal discussion on the issue with our coffee on the table say; it was not a fair decision. I hit the table to draw their attention to the fact that is how it is in Africa unless you are in a different world.

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By Mach Samuel Peter, Bor, Jonglei state

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These are the two pregnant sisters viciously murdered in Twic Central County and their children abducted on December 6, 2016 by Murle. The deceased were Awak Amuor Aluel and Adau Amuor Aluel RIP.

January 5, 2017 (SSB) —- For 6 years after South Sudan’s independence, peace remains hard to pin down, despite attempts by the government of Jonglei state to address the long-drawn-out violence in Jonglei State.

The gratuitous destruction and withering fighting was hypothetical to be halted by a peace agreement reach by Jonglei and Boma but some criminals wanted to prove that the agreement reached to stop child abduction; cattle raiding killing of innocent women and children at the country side is not workable.

Murle dishonored this agreement with 7 counter attacks on Bor during the month of December brutally killing 24 people, abducting 4 children and raiding more than 15,000 herds of cattle from various villages.

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By Mach Samuel Peter, Bor, Jonglei State

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The Governor of Jonglei state H.E. Philip Aguer addressing cabinet today picture by Mach Samuel

January 3, 2017 (SSB) — “When we join hand with Boma and South Sudan army the unknown criminal will be know this dry season. They will be known who they are and how the different themselves from other Murle community. Governor Philip Aguer told the council of ministers this afternoon during the swearing in ceremony of the new deputy governor, Dr. Agot ALier Leek, political advisor Lith Aluong Kang, minister for finance James Akech Yen Alier and Ayom Mach Jok the education minister.

Some criminals have started opposing the agreement signed between the government of Boma and Jonglei State witnessed by UNMISS and other agencies on 4th December 2016. The agreement was reached to stop child abduction, cattle raiding killing of innocent women and children at the country side by suspected Cobra faction elements that seemly supporting Khalid Butrus but the situation has worsen.

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By Mach Samuel Peter, Bor, Jonglei State

Governor Philip Aguer of Jonglei state

Governor Philip Aguer of Jonglei state photo by Mach Samuel Peter

Decree for the relieve and appointment of new executive members of Jonglei state government


By Hon. Jacob Akech Dengdit Kuanyin, Bor, Jonglei state

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Jacob Akech Dengdit, Jonglei state new minister for Information, Culture, youth and sport

December 19, 2016 (SSB) —– On the 5th of Dec 2016, a Peace agreement was signed between Jonglei State and Boma State mainly on prevention and cessation of the continuous cattle raiding and child abduction along sisterly borders. Both traditional authorities and states authorities committed themselves for a comprehensive approach to the resolution of insecurity in a bid to curb prevalence of child abduction and cattle raiding. The two states on conference agreed on the opening up of supply routes in a bid to promote trade along their borders. The conference also agreed on states peace zones in between the three states of Boma, Jonglei and Bieh.

For the implementation of these phases of agreement, two states signed the formation of a joint integrated police of 1,500 policemen to be recruited from the three states of Jonglei, Boma and Bieh. Despite the peace agreement signed between the two states early this month, Jonglei State experienced a surprised attack by Anti peace elements/ criminals who mounted a deadly attacked last week resulting into cattle raiding and child abduction which started in Jalle on 2nd of December, 2016 resulting into killing of two women and abduction of a child. Similar incidence happened on the 5th Dec, 2016 where two (2) women were killed and one [1] child abducted in Kongor area of Twic North County.

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By Mach Samuel Peter, Bor Jonglei State

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The SPLA spokesman Brigadier General Lul Ruai Koang has called on the international community to sanction, isolate and eliminate the terrorists in the Equatoria region. Lul made the call after people who described as terrorists claimed to have captured Yei town.

“These are extreme lies meant to cause physiological pressure and instill fear among our people. Yei is not under siege as reported,” Gen. Lul Ruai writes on his face-book timeline.

The latest is attributed to what Lul described as propaganda being circulated on social media as Sudd-Terrorists had besieged Yei town, the Administrative HQS of Yei River State.

SPLA takes this opportunity to caution patriotic citizens and nationalists not to entertain lies being spread on the social media by Sudd-Terrorists- who have been terrorizing our people wherever they are in the country.

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OPENING SPEECH OF SPLM LEADERS (FPD) AT THE START OF THE FINAL SESSION OF THE IGAD MEDIATED PEACE NEGOTIATONS ON THE CRISIS IN SOUTH SUDAN

President Kiir and Madam Nyandeng Garang: Reunion between the gov't and the former political detainees

President Kiir and Madam Nyandeng Garang: Reunion between the gov’t and the former political detainees


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NLA Security Commitee Report 8.10.14

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NLA Security Commitee Report 8.10.14

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By PaanLuel Wel, South Sudan

South Sudan's coat of arms, in which the eagle symbolizes vision, strength, resilience and majesty, and the shield and spear the people’s resolve to protect the sovereignty of their republic and work hard to feed it.

South Sudan’s coat of arms, in which the eagle symbolizes vision, strength, resilience and majesty, and the shield and spear the people’s resolve to protect the sovereignty of their republic and work hard to feed it.

The gov’t has passed into law a controversial Security Bill despite stiff protest from members of the official opposition party–SPLM-DC (and curiously, some SPLM members from Equatoria) who stormed out of the House.

MPs from the gov’t side simply went ahead, voted and passed the bill into law (probably pending presidential signature). One opinion is that democracy (the majority) carried the day against intransigence from a belligerent minority.

Another opinion is that the majority (gov’t, but not necessarily democracy) has bulldozed its way into law, much as Khartoum used to do against South Sudanese.

Pick your opinion and supporting evidences. You may call it an arm-race between the “constitutional gov’t” of President Salva Kiir Mayaardit in Juba against the “democratic rebellion” of Dr. Riek Machar in the bushes.

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See below a comment from Dr. Lam Akol:

The official opposition in South Sudan Parliament today stormed out of the sitting debating the National Security Service Bill. This followed the refusal of the Speaker to allow time to study suggested amendments to the bill. The Minority Leader had invoked the Conduct of Business Regulations that stipulate that 72 hours should be allowed for studying any amendments tabled before the House. The SPLM caucus had just concluded a meeting and one of them was reading suggested amendments to the bill when the Opposition raised the point of order. The Speaker rejected the demand causing the opposition MPs to walk out. They were followed by the MPs hailing from Equatoria. Despite the lack of quorum,  the Speaker went ahead and the controversial bill was passed. It is now abundantly clear that the government wants to ram this repressive bill down the throats of the South Sudanese.

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See below a comment from Danis Daniel:
…So I hear after seizing your property and arresting you without a warrant…they will NOT materially provide for your basic needs while in detention…AND you will be prevented from contacting your families or lawyers if the communication is determined to “prejudice progress of any inquiry or investigation of the case….And you or your family will do nothing to safe you(self) BECAUSE the Officers of the Service will be IMMUNE from criminal prosecution and CAN NOT be removed from office except by presidential order. And the officers will only be punishable by death if they offend the agency in acts of jeopardy, not, when they offend you, the ordinary citizen(s), cos they are immune to you. And there will be so many of them everywhere, because the law allows for the recruitment of networks of paid ‘agents’/informants who are not permanent employees of the Service. WOW…!!

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Full Text of the Enacted NSS Bill:

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Republic of South Sudan: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

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Washington DC, USA – 4 August 2014

H.E. Salva Kiir Mayardit, President of the Republic of South Sudan, arrived in Washington DC today, where over 50 African Heads of State and Government are converging for the US-Africa Leaders’ Summit themed “Investing in the Next Generation.” The Summit will Focus on discussing ways of stimulating growth, unraveling opportunities, and creating an enabling environment for the next generation.

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On 5 August, the US Department of Commerce and Bloomberg Philanthropies will co-host the first US-Africa Business Forum, which will focus on strengthening trade and financial ties between the United States and Africa. The Forum will deepen efforts to strengthen trade and financial ties between the United States and Africa and seek to create partnerships that will promote trade, accelerate job growth, and encourage investment.

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The Forum will also focus on US private sector engagement in Africa in the areas of finance and capital investment; infrastructure; power and energy; agriculture; consumer goods; and information and communication technology.

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And finally on 6 August 2014 and in line with the theme of the Summit, the host President Barack Obama will engage the African Leaders in dialogue in three action-oriented sessions, which is meant to address issues of shared interest and mutual concern including (I) Investing in Africa’s Future, (II) Peace, Security and Regional Stability and (III) Governing for the Next

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In the margins of the US-Africa Summit, H.E. President Salva Kiir Mayardit, is likely to meet the host, President Obama, to discuss issues related to the rebels’ negative activities in the region and their violation of the May cessation of hostilities and the urgent need to resume the IGAD-led peace process.

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The Trio: President Uhuru of Kenya, President Museveni of Uganda and Prime Minister Dessalegn of Ethiopia are also likely to meet President Salva Kiir Mayardit to consolidate peace, security, stability and good relations especially in solidarity to good neighbourliness.

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South Sudan's coat of arms, in which the eagle symbolizes vision, strength, resilience and majesty, and the shield and spear the people’s resolve to protect the sovereignty of their republic and work hard to feed it.

South Sudan’s coat of arms, in which the eagle symbolizes vision, strength, resilience and majesty, and the shield and spear the people’s resolve to protect the sovereignty of their republic and work hard to feed it.

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Press Release from South Sudan Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya


South Sudan's coat of arms, in which the eagle symbolizes vision, strength, resilience and majesty, and the shield and spear the people’s resolve to protect the sovereignty of their republic and work hard to feed it.

South Sudan’s coat of arms, in which the eagle symbolizes vision, strength, resilience and majesty, and the shield and spear the people’s resolve to protect the sovereignty of their republic and work hard to feed it.

Every year for the past 10 years, The Fund for Peace, in partnership with the Foreign Policy Magazine, has released an index of the world’s most fragile states, based on the analysis of mountains of data.