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By David Aoloch Bion

‘’ UN Missions have used force , sometime  beyond self-defense , the trend has been for the UN to opt out operations likely to involve combat  and has allowed groups of states to act as proxies   ‘’  said  former UN Secretary General Koffi Annan introducing a reform of the UN Mission .

Today, UN seeks to undertake the Peace Enforcement in South Sudan. Peace Enforcement is to bring back peace by violence or  force.

The UN Security Council  passed  US-sponsored  resolution that  authorized  the IGAD  Regional Protection Force  under  UNMISS   in South Sudan , to use “all means necessary” in execution of their mandates..

The ‘’use all necessary means’’ is the code  name for the war between South Sudan and the UN proxies;  the use of violence against South Sudanese  ,  the  use of the so-called legitimate  force  against South Sudanese ,  the legitimate  killing of South Sudanese by the UN proxy- the  IGAD.

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Top diplomat backs new South Sudan vice president

Published August 28, 2016 Associated Press

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JUBA, South Sudan –  The top monitor of South Sudan’s peace deal said he and diplomats support the disputed appointment of a new vice president in order to support the country’s shaky peace agreement.

Although the legitimacy of Taban Deng as First Vice President is questionable, diplomats will work with him because they “don’t have an option,” said the chairman of the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission, former Botswana President Festus Mogae, in an interview with The Associated Press on Sunday.

Deng was appointed last month by President Salva Kiir after he controversially dismissed opposition leader Riek Machar from the vice president position.

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After Juba, July 2016

Posted: August 28, 2016 by PaanLuel Wël in Junub Sudan

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This is my first article about South Sudan since I was expelled by the GRSS in late April, at which point I was part of the JMEC secretariat. It is also the first time I have written publicly about South Sudan since I joined the IGAD mediation team in May 2014, and became part of the messy world of the peace process.  

After I left Juba, I felt that anything I might say about the implementation of the peace agreement could have been counterproductive, given the animosity some felt towards me. I did not want to create any complications for those who were continuing to work for peace.

But in light of the calamitous events in Juba over the last few days, the little I can do is to offer my knowledge of the process, in the hope that it can contribute to a way forward. I agree with Matt LeRiche

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Anataban launch in Juba


Open letter to the president of the Republic of South Sudan, Salva Kiir Mayardit: We demand the removal of, Abraham Gum Makuac, Governor of Gogrial State

Your Excellency,

28 governors swearing in ceremony in Juba

The swearing in ceremony of 28 governors in Juba, South Sudan, 29 Dec 2015

August 27, 2016 (SSB) — We thank you for the creation of (28) states and for putting to practice the vision of the (SPLM) of taking towns to the people.

In reference to the above subject matter and following:-

The Youth Association leadership of Gogrial County and their entirely members had strongly to makes their voices out due to developing administrative failure by thenewly appointed governor, Abraham Gum Makuac, the newly created state (Gogrial state). Our president, as you are aware of communal conflict in between Apuk Community of former Gogrial East County and Aguok Community of former Gogrial West County had always to lead the priority in selecting for us strong competent leader who work hard to bring political stability, Peace, law and order in the state. The governor of Gogrial State, Gum Makuac has fail us all including your image as the president of the Republic due to the followings.

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IGAD accepts Riek Machar’s ouster as South Sudan vice president

FRIDAY AUGUST 26 2016By KEVIN J. KELLEY, New York

The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (Igad) said on Friday that it is up to the South Sudanese government to decide whether Dr Riek Machar should be reinstated as the country’s first vice president.

That decision would be “naturally accommodated by Igad,” Sharon Kuku, a spokeswoman for the eight-nation grouping of East African states, said in an email message.

Ms Kuku noted that Taban Deng Gai, appointed by President Salva Kiir as Dr Machar’s replacement, had pledged at Igad’s August 5 summit to abide by the South Sudan government’s decision on the first vice presidency.

“Igad did not stop Gen Deng from attending the summit nor speaking for the South Sudan government,” Ms Kuku pointed out.

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South Sudan’s future uncertain as Machar plans pull back from peace deal

FRED OLUOCH Thursday, August 25   2016

Former first vice president of South Sudan, Dr Riek Machar has thrown prospects of stability in the country into further uncertainty after his allies said they were rethinking their role under the August 2015 peace agreement.

The allies said Dr Machar planned a review of the Sudanese Peoples’ Liberation Movement-in-Opposition (SPLM-IO) involvement in the transition government once he recovered from injuries sustained last month.

Sources close to Dr Machar —who arrived in Khartoum on Tuesday afternoon from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for treatment — told The EastAfrican that the rebel leader was consulting Igad before making his decision known.

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Gruesome Pictures of Riek Machar in the DRC Congo

Posted: August 25, 2016 by PaanLuel Wël in History, Junub Sudan

 

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By David Aoloch Bion, Juba, South Sudan

August 25, 2016 (SSB) —- The work of any good government is to enlarge the middle class in the pyramid of the society by downgrading the upper class and upgrading the lower class.  The government ensures that no citizen is left behind. This is in order to achieve a just society where there is no one go to bed hungry , where there is no beggar on the street except the mad , where there  are no barefoot citizens .

The society is constructed as a pyramid whereby the top is occupied by top class, the middle by the middle class and the bottom by the lower class. Who are the top, middle and lower classes in the pyramid of society?

Class is the person’s economic position or hierarchy in the society. There are three classes in the society, the top/upper/first class, second/middle class and lower/third class. The first class is the well-born, rich, powerful or combination of. The second middle class are the working class. The lower classes are employed in low-paying wage job.

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By David Aoloch Bion, Juba, South Sudan

UN Flew Riek Machar to DRC Congo

UN Flew Riek Machar to DRC Congo

Resources in foreign lands had to be  militarily captured to keep them out of the hands of commercial rivals in opposing nation-states  who would use them to defeat our nation-states. If your own nation was to be wealthy, it could only be so by making other poorer,” Victor de Mirabeau.

It is clear that a country cannot gains unless another loses and it cannot prevail without making other miserable” Voltaire

The USA is destabilizing South Sudan to deny China oil”  writes Thomas C Mountain

August 24, 2016 (SSB) — Some weeks  ago US proposed 4000 regional force to be deployed in South Sudan as protection force to come quell down the violence in Juba. It was approved by the UN Security Council.  The US Secretary of State yesterday reiterated that the 4000 had to be deployed.

The USA is destabilizing South Sudan to deny China oil’, writes Thomas C Mountain, independence journalist in Eritrea. This sentence reminds me of the meeting between Dr John Garang de Mabior and the former Secretary of State Collin Powel in Nairobi after the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) in 2005.

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Jonglei state turns to prison service farm to feed its population

By Mach Samuel Peter, Bor, Jonglei State

farm in Bor, Jonglei state

farm in Bor, Jonglei state

August 23, 2016 (SSB) — Jonglei State prison service is expected to produce tones of food this year subsequent by the directorate strategy planting mammoth terra firma in the state with sorghum

Meager food commodities in the market furnish business community to swell prices of the few existing goods, making lives difficult for common citizens without an exception. The percentage increase of dollar against South Sudanese pound has been taken as scapegoat by most foreign and domestic traders as a chance to raise the prices in the Market.

Major General Alfred Manyang Agok the director of Prison service in Jonglei State who has 10 hectares farm said the indigenous must supplement the little they have by engaging in agriculture subsistence farming.

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John Kerry, US secretary of state, with former South Sudanese minister for international affairs, Dr. Barnaba Marial Benjamin

US Secretary of State, John Kerry: “With respect to Machar, it’s not up to the United States; it’s up to the leaders of South Sudan and the people of South Sudan and the political parties and the political process, and their neighbors, to weigh in on what is best or not best with respect to Machar. But I think it’s quite clear that legally, under the agreement, there is allowance for the replacement in a transition of personnel, and that has been effected with the appointment of a new vice president. And what they decide to do is going to be dependent on them in the context of the implementation of the peace agreement.”

James Gatdet Dak : “The recent Summit in Addis Ababa of the Heads of State and Government of IGAD-Plus, including participation of representatives of the United States, passed a resolution which expects the “illegal” First Vice President, General Taban Deng Gai, to step down and for a third party force to be deployed in Juba before the “legitimate” First Vice President, Dr. Riek Machar Teny-Dhurgon, can return to Juba. Any other rumoured opinions are irrelevant and against the IGAD resolutions. We dismiss them as rumours or opinions from individual officials, and call on them to abide by the contents of the peace deal and the IGAD resolutions. We thank IGAD leaders for sticking to their resolutions! Having said that, despite the “rumoured irrelevant opinions attributed to some uninformed officials”, it is the prerogative of the leadership and members of the SPLM/SPLA (IO) to decide how best to stop the violations of the August 2015 peace agreement by President Salva Kiir.”

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By Kenya Standard Reporter, Sun, August 21st 2016

Reports from Isiro in DRC where ousted South Sudanese Vice President Riek Machar is under protection indicated yesterday that he is seeking a visa for eye treatment in South Africa. On Friday, UN helicopters carrying Dr Machar returned to Dungu where he was evacuated from days earlier to take away about 75 soldiers from his army.

UN admitted that peacekeepers in DRC rescued Machar and his wife Angelina Teny from the jungle. The Standard on Sunday independently established that the ousted VP’s entry into DRC was facilitated by Chad with support from Sudan. Following the Chadian intervention, the Kinshasa government authorised its military intelligence to extract Machar from Dungu, about 90km from DRC’s border with South Sudan but the planned rescue mission was abandoned for lack of adequate capacity.

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By Mach Samuel Peter, Bor, Jonglei State

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August 22, 2016 (SSB) — More than 600 candidates in Bor County sit for Bor county mock examination in five centers Monday.

The number of candidates sitting for exams this year across five centers of Bor A, Bor Public, Baidit and Lualdit Primary schools amplified from 470 as of last year to 649 and out of this figure girls are 135 with boys tallying 514.  This year, 23 schools emerged with candidates compared to 13 schools of 2015.

The examination that will run for 3 days is meant to prepare, measure the performance and challenge students’ capacity of understanding including teachers’s teaching methodology according to Bor County deputy director Mr. Gabriel Panchol Anyang

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G-10 press statement on the UN resolution 2304 on South Sudan


MONDAY AUGUST 22 2016

By TABU BUTAGIRA

KAMPALA. A Ugandan diplomat has “accidentally” shared a confidential government brief about South Sudan with the UN Security Council, triggering a diplomatic incident and embarrassment.

In Kampala, Foreign Affairs ministry officials in an attempt to mute the backlash held an emergency meeting with and apologised to US Ambassador Deborah Malac whose country sponsored the August 12, 2016 UN resolution on Africa’s newest nation.

Our investigations show that in the tense run up to the vote on the resolution, Kampala on August 10 prepared a two-page document to provide talking points to guide its diplomats in presenting the country’s position to the world body.

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By Mach Samuel Peter, Bor, Jonglei State

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August 21, 2016 (SSB) — The governor of Jonglei State Philip Aguer Panyang Jot has said over 100 SPLA/IO soldiers have been killed when over 3,000 SPLA/IO soldiers counter attack Pajut Military barracks under the operation of Mechanized division.

“The Sudan People Liberation army in opposition lost 101 white army soldiers along the trenches and many bodies still being collected in the bushes where the SPLA had flanged them after they (SPLA/IO soldiers) sneaked into the Pajut Military fence,” Aguer said.

“Meanwhile the SPLA lost 20 soldiers,” he continued. The fighting erupted at 5:00 am and the IO soldiers were repulsed and the counter attack at 6:30 am let to such huge lost.

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By Mach Samuel Peter, Bor, Jonglei state

Jonglei state wild director Gen Zackeria Atem, promoted officials and governor of Jonglei State Philip Aguer picture by Mach Samuel

Jonglei state wild director Gen Zackeria Atem, promoted officials and governor of Jonglei State Philip Aguer picture by Mach Samuel.JPG

August 21, 2016 (SSB) — Jonglei State directorate of wildlife on Saturday celebrates the appointed and promoted officers in the service. The newly appointed wildlife officers in the year 2015/2016 are 2 Generals, 17 Major Generals, 60 Brigadier Generals, 54 Cols. 88 Lt Cols, 130 Majors, 412 Captains, 345 Lt. and 496 2nd Lt.

These officers whose increased roles and responsibilities are evidences to ensure the sustainable wildlife species and the respective ecosystem as to encourage and establish conducive tourists in counties in the state and South Sudan as whole, these varieties of species are the to be protected effectively by all of us.

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International actors are struggling to respond to the evolving situation in South Sudan. Meanwhile, regional actors are busy creating facts on the ground. Commentary by CASIE COPELAND for INTERNATIONAL CRISIS GROUP.

First published by International Crisis Group

One year ago, the main warring parties in South Sudan – the government and Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army-In Opposition (SPLM/A-IO) signed a peace agreement designed to end South Sudan’s nearly two-year civil war. The government only signed under concerted pressure from regional and international powers; yet despite Juba’s reservations, the agreement stopped the worst of the fighting.

By mid-2016, peace implementation halted and fighting erupted between the government and rebel forces brought into Juba under a contentious post-agreement security deal. Following the brief fighting, the First Vice President and SPLM/A-IO leader, Dr Riek Machar, left Juba and remained in the bush, waging a limited guerrilla conflict, for over a month. As the international community was focused on the security of Juba and their nationals, the South Sudanese government seized the opportunity and replaced Machar with the SPLM/A-IO’s General Taban Deng Gai as First Vice President.

Last week, the UN Security Council authorised a regional protection force, on the basis of regional endorsement for the force after the clashes in Juba. Despite agreeing in principle to a protection force, the South Sudanese government strenuously objects to the mandate, leaving little option but negotiations to secure consent for deployment. The regional force is to operate under the existing UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), which includes more than 13,000 troops and police. The over-focus on a new peacekeeping mandate at the expense of political developments in the country reflects international disunity and a lack of political strategy. International actors are struggling to respond to the evolving situation while regional actors are busy creating facts on the ground. A stronger government, watered down peace agreement, a new regional force under the UN (which has little linkage to peace implementation) and growing regional divisions are some of the outcomes of the last month’s events.

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By David Aoloch Bion, Juba, South Sudan

UN Flew Riek Machar to DRC Congo

UN Flew Riek Machar to DRC Congo

August 20, 2016 (SSB) — Hurting stalemate is the situation in which neither sides seem to win but both sides are suffering. In fact, in the current conflict neither Dinka nor Nuer will win the war over the other. It is both Dinka and Nuer who are suffering. It is high time for both Dinka and Nuer to realize how they have been turned into tragic play being enjoyed by US, UN and IGAD.

United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) want South Sudan proper to be turned into the protection of civilians (PoC) camp by encouraging rebellion. UNMISS wants all South Sudanese to go the PoCs by aiding the rebellion.  How do UNMISS aid the rebellion?

UNMISS aides the rebellion by sponsoring small NGOs to collect anger, personal vendettas and frustration of individual in Juba and aggregate them as whole country public opinion to compel the world to take quick action against the government.

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