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Communique of the 626th PSC meeting on the Situation of South Sudan, 19 September 2016, New York

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The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), at its 626th meeting held on 19 September 2016, at the level of Heads of State and Government, adopted the following decision on the situation in South Sudan:        


  1. Takes note of the briefings provided by the AU Commissioner for Peace and Security, Ambassador Smail Chergui, and the AU High Representative for South Sudan, former President Alpha Oumar Konare, on the situation in South Sudan. Council also takes note of the statement made by the representative of the Republic of South Sudan;

  1. Recalls its previous communiqués and press statements on the situation in South Sudan, in particular, communiqué [PSC/PR/1(DCXVI)] adopted at its 616th meeting held on 11 August 2016, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, as well as the decision of the 27th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the Union on the situation in South Sudan, also held in Kigali, Rwanda, on 18 July 2016;


By Mach Samuel Peter, Bor, Jonglei State


Deng Mabior Deng, Bor-South County commissioner

September 28, 2016 (SSB) —- The 14 new commissioners of Jonglei State have been deployed to their headquarters on Wednesday in Bor. In a rally organized at Jonglei State Constitutional Square (council of ministers), the fourteen Commissioners re-affirmed their commitments and explain opportunities and strategies in realization of SPLM vision of taking town to the people.

Subsequent by the Presidential Order No.36/2015 AD, for the Establishment of 28 States in the Republic of South Sudan and announcement of defunct ten states, several voices amplified by the citizens across the country continue to welcome the devolution of powers through decentralization saying it will enrich the service delivery and boosting of development of the country side which has suffered for decades.







South Sudanese ousted vice president, Dr Riek Machar, is increasingly becoming a pariah in the region with Ethiopia now declining to give him asylum, while Sudan is restricting his political activities. Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, in a media interview on the sideline of the United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York this week, said that Addis Ababa “does not need someone who is leading an armed struggle on its soil.”

By FRED OLUOCH, September 23   2016

South Sudanese ousted vice president, Dr Riek Machar, is increasingly becoming a pariah in the region with Ethiopia now declining to give him asylum, while Sudan is restricting his political activities.


By Clement Angui Deng, Juba, South Sudan


Demo-cracy or Demo-crazy?

September 23, 2016 (SSB) —- The enemies of peace in South Sudan are exploiting the unfounded fear of majority tyranny. When Alex de Tocqueville, talked about democracy and majority tyranny in his book entitle “Democracy in America”, he was not talking about the misguided tribal majority that cannot control and owned anything tangible over other tribes. However, He was talking about white majority settlers who took over entire continent of United Stated of America and owned the land in exclusion of indigenous the Red Indian and black minorities. Political involvement for minorities in America at the time when the writer wrote his book was next to impossible.

Do South Sudan majority tribes meet this kind of description? I doubt, South Sudan post-referendum did not have space to write the law that make it resemble the above description of majority tyranny. They only claim where Dinka and Nuer tribes dominated is the SPLA and this happened through individual volunteering and brutal commandeering by the SPLA during the liberation war, which did not happened to many areas of some small tribes. Now the army is no longer a volunteer movement. Therefore, South Sudanese communities could discuss the joining of the army if a political will is allow to replace war. The new national army that reflect a percentage of our communities as the current chief of general staff Paul Malong, suggested in one of his speeches recently.


Emergency—For Immediate Release: Urgent call for humanitarian aids in regard to over 70,000 people displaced by the floods in Fangak County


Heavy flooding in Fangak County

September 20, 2016 (SSB) — An estimate preliminary number of over 70,000 people is affected and displaced by the current devastating floods in Fangak County. This came as a result of on and off or the recurrent heavy rainfalls which started since mid April 2016 in the County. Those heavy frequent rainfalls/rains accumulated water, later mixed with rivers water (Nile & Zeraf Rivers) is now caused overlapping of the people residential areas by the floods.

Literally, at the time of releasing this statement, thousands of floods affected and displaced people are in a dire need—very urgent need of Humanitarian Assistance/Intervention. The most and badly affected Payams/locations in Fangak County include Mareang, Toch, Old Fangak, Pulpam, Pagiur, Pulita and Barboi with massive displacements and an estimated descend number of about 19,000, 18,000, 15,000, 13,000, 8,000, and 5,000 respectively, almost the whole county is affected.


“Creation of new counties or new states should be taken positive,” said Governor Philip Aguer

By Mach Samuel Peter, Bor, Jonglei State

Governor Philip Aguer of Jonglei state

Governor Philip Aguer of Jonglei state

September 18, 2016 (SSB) — The governor of Jonglei State Philip Aguer Panyang Jot said re-division of New Jonglei state into two or four more states should be taken positive as popular demand of the people.

Some communities in Jonglei state have reviled with incivility denouncing these popular call meanwhile others have thump up the incumbent leadership. In an exclusive interview with Mach Samuel Peter, Governor Philip said there are voices calling for new states something that should be welcomed. He said new Jonglei state can be divided into two or four states based on the will of the people.

“Even those campaigning for re-division of Jonglei state into two, three or four states, there is nothing bad with it as long as peace and sustainable security and unity among the people because administrative units should not be a basis for division they should be utilized to unify the people through  decentralization,” Governor Aguer said.

“The creation of new counties or new states should be taken positive,” Philip Aguer said.


Bor County Youth Association: Congratulatory Message to H.E President of the Republic of South Sudan, Gen. Salva Kiir Mayardit for Creating 8 Counties to Bor Community

By John Garang Ayii Riak, Bor, Jonglei State

Gen. Wal AThieu posted with Defence minister and other generals during the launching of second phase construction of Bor-Juba road 29th January 2015 Picture by Mach Samuel

Gen. Wal AThieu posted with Defence minister and other generals during the launching of second phase construction of Bor-Juba road 29th January 2015 Picture by Mach Samuel

September 18, 2016 (SSB) — On the behalf of Bor Community Youth Association (BCYA) and on the behalf of the entire Bor Community, we would like to congratulate H.E the President Gen. Salva Kiir Mayardit, Councils of States and Jonglei State Governor for creating and giving 8 Counties to Bor Community in Jonglei State as the implementation of the Presidential decree order No. 36 of creation of 28 States which was issued in 2015.

The people of Bor Community whether within or in Diaspora have received the Order with excitement and they will stand behind the president’s Order and give it the support which it deserves in every single step it makes in the interest of peace, unity, stability and empowerment of the people. The decision of the president is constitutional because this order is a fulfillment of the SPLA/M’s vision of taking towns to the people and services closer to the people.

The constitution talks about decentralization and the people who have always ask for devolution of powers to the lower level of the government, so the president acted within the law to serve the interest of the people from whom the constitution gets the basis. It does not contravene any provisions in the constitution because Bor Community is the largest Sub-tribe in Jonglei State.


Bor County Education Mock Examination Results released

Posted: September 16, 2016 by PaanLuel Wël in Education, Junub Sudan

By Mach Samuel Peter, Bor, Jonglei State


September 16, 2016 (SSB) — Bor county Education department released the primary eight results for candidates who sat the mock examinations last month with male students performing better than the female students.

The deputy director of Bor County Education Department Gabriel Panchol Anyang congratulates the teachers for their unwavering commitments in a statement extended to Dawn News Paper.

“My thanks and congratulations go to all those teachers who have made a contribution to the success and achievements that will be celebrated by high performing school from today. I know without the hard work of dedicated teachers I would not be able to stand before the education community today and say well done to hundreds of young candidates,” Panchol said.


Under the new 28 states political dispensation, Jonglei state has been divided into 14 counties—8 for Bor, 3 for Twic East and 3 for Duk. The 14 County Commissioners will be announced on Thursday or Friday, this week.

By Mach Samuel Peter, Bor, Jonglei State

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September 14, 2016 (SSB) — The governor of Jonglei State H.E. Philip Aguer Panyang Jot said 14 county commissioners will be appointed this week. The governor welcomes the fourteen counties earnestly saying the wishes of the Bor community shall be implemented if they are contented.

Governor Philip made the remarks on his arrival after visiting presidency and South Sudan council of states after proposal for the 11 counties by surprise become 14 in a document signed by the president of the Republic Gen. Salva Kiir Mayardit plausibly suggested by the council of states.

Bor County had earlier asked for 5 counties which eventually become 8 counties meanwhile Duk and Twic East share three counties respectively.


Press Statement
Mark C. Toner
Deputy Department Spokesperson
Washington, DC
September 14, 2016

The United States welcomes The Sentry’s report chronicling public corruption among South Sudan’s leaders, including President Salva Kiir and Riek Machar.

The track record of corruption in South Sudan is extensive – including abuse of preferential access to foreign currency, theft of state assets, and corruption in contracting and procurement. While corruption is harmful in any part of the world, it is especially appalling in a country on the verge of famine and struggling to build a government after only five years of independence. We and other partners have consistently made clear to South Sudanese leaders that they must implement reforms to fight corruption and increase the transparency of public finances, as part of implementing the peace agreement.


By Mach Samuel Peter, Bor, Jonglei State


South Sudanese youngsters, proudly showing off their natural, God-given skin.

September 13, 2016 (SSB) — The Community Development Network Forum CDNF has trained cholera awareness campaign social moblizers in Bor. 15 community social mobilizers were trained on Preventive measures such as improved sanitation and access to clean water.

Cholera is caused by a number of types of Vibrio cholera, with some types producing more severe disease than others. It is spread mostly by water and food that has been contaminated with human feces containing the bacteria. Insufficiently cooked seafood is a common source. Risk factors for the disease include poor sanitation, not enough clean drinking water, and poverty.

Jacob Chol Tor is the Community Development Network Forum (CDNF) program director. He said transmission is usually through the fecal-oral route of contaminated food or water caused by poor sanitation.


South Sudan has plunged into civil war, economic collapse, and creeping international isolation. The country’s elites have built a kleptocratic regime that controls all sectors of the economy, and have squandered a historic chance for the development of a functional state.

Editor: Of the 75 mafias, The Sentry Investigative Report only succeeded to unmask 6 individuals: Salva Kiir and his former deputy, Riek Machar, plus four top generals on gov’t side: Paul Malong, James Hoth, Malek Ruben, and Jok Riak. No one else from the SPLM-IO nor any from G-10. Nonetheless, there are some humorous occasions in the report, like when one finds sons of Salva Kiir listing their profession/occupation as “Son of the President” and another Madam listing her occupation as “wife of the governor”. Find out and enroll quickly if and when Juba University is offering those professional studies folks. And then this: “Road construction and vehicle imports are among the greatest sources of budget overruns. In the 2012-2013 budget period, the Ministry of Roads and Bridges overspent its budget by 1513%.” Breaking news: no tarmacked road in South Sudan for the overspent budget.


1) WHAT THE SENTRY PROMISED US: To disrupt and ultimately dismantle the networks of perpetrators, facilitators, and enablers who fund and profit from South Sudan’s war since 2013.
2) WHAT WE EXPECTED FROM THE SENTRY REPORT: That Mr. X withdrew USD 5 Million from Y Bank operated by the Government of South Sudan to buy War Weapons from Country Z, Paid Mr. X USD 2, Million and that Mr. X stole and deposited the balance of USD 3 Million into Z Bank with account details….
3) WHAT WE READ FROM THE REPORT: That certain individuals own homes they can’t afford, because their salaries are very low, that they are engaged in businesses with foreigners, and that happen to be government and military officials and that their spouses, children and relatives have been living comfortably and bragging about it on Facebook and Instagram.

Click the link and read the PDF document: sentry-report-on-corrupt-in-south-sudan-the-top-corrupt-leaders-of-south-sudan

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A Transitional International Administration for South Sudan


By Brig. Gen. John Sunday Martin

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September 10, 2016 (SSB) —- Every civil strives are caused by lack of peace, and we cannot think of bringing an end to civil strife without bringing meaningful peace for those starving for Peace, like in a situation of South Sudan. Peace is fundamental rights which lay strong ground for the 2013 conflicts and it remains the main reasons for us today as members of the revolutionary movement under the leadership of Dr. Riek Machar. It is most unfortunately that, many, including International Community who are the custodian of the Agreement on the Resolution of the conflicts in the Republic of South Sudan (ARCSS), that was signed between SPLM-IG and SPLM-IO in August 16 and 26, 2015failed to understand that SPLM-IO is peaceful movement that focuses on addressing sociopolitical challenges south Sudanese are facing under the SPLM-IG.

Therefore, if we were, and still in state of civil strives as South Sudan against the regime of our own; it is because we hold on just believe of our rights to defend both our collective and individual rights – which SPLM-IG is unable to uphold for the last three decades. These are rights to the freedom from marginalization and domination, injustice and persecution, dictatorship and corruption as well rights for decent life and self-determinations, etc.

We need peace and because of our starvations for peace, we have to get into state of destabilizations first, in order to get stability. In this regard, we are not fighting because we need war, but because we need peace, and if we have any means to reach peace without war, then that means cannot be avoided at any cost – but this means still seem unveiled even by the so called Compromised Peace Agreement that IGAD-Plus has tried to impose on people of South Sudan, that resulted into difficulties in the implementation of the agreement, and another crisis in June 2016.


Press statement the Kuocgoor Diaspora Community Global Leadership Union (KDCGLU)

Thursday, September 8, 2016

September 9, 2016 (SSB) — The Kuocgoor Diaspora Community Global Leadership Union (KDCGLU) is taking this ultimate opportunity to express the communal views of the Kuocgoor over the issue pertaining to the controversial Kuel-Mol-Piny Distribution of the two counties, which has sparked the sporadic dissatisfaction and outrageous disappointment among the vast majority of Kuocgoor globally.

The Kuocgoor Diaspora General Assembly and her leadership in both diaspora and Homeland declared the resolutions passed by the former Commissioner of the Kuelmolpiny and the Ruweng State Assembly as unconstitutional and unlawful due to the fact that the consecutive meetings convened in Panrieng, Ruweng State did not represented the voices of the Kuocgoor in Homeland and Diaspora. 

Over 500 SPLM-IO fighters under UN care in the DRC Congo

Posted: September 8, 2016 by PaanLuel Wël in Junub Sudan

UN Says Has Evacuated Over 500 fighters of Riek Machar to DR Congo For “Treatment”


Hundreds of fighters loyal to South Sudanese opposition leader Riek Machar have been transferred within neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo for medical treatment by the U.N. peacekeeping mission there, according to an internal Congolese army report.

The report, dated Tuesday and seen by Reuters on Wednesday, is the first confirmation that so many armed men have crossed the border since Machar, South Sudan’s former vice-president, fled to Congo last month following fierce fighting in the capital, Juba.

Machar was picked up by the U.N. mission in Congo (MONUSCO) with a leg injury on Aug. 17 and evacuated to another part of the country before travelling for medical treatment to Sudan, where he has since remained.


US envoy calls for changing South Sudan’s power-sharing dealState Department Says South Sudanese Rebel Leader Should No Longer Try to Return to Power

AP News |Posted: Sep 07, 2016

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — The U.S. special envoy for South Sudan is calling for a “reconstruction” of the power-sharing agreement in the country’s peace deal, just a year after the United States pressured both sides to sign it.

Donald Booth told Congress on Wednesday that “we do not believe it would be wise” for rebel leader Riek Machar to return to his role as vice president after he fled the country amid renewed fighting in July.

Neighboring Sudan has said Machar is now in that country. Machar’s rival, President Salva Kiir, has replaced him as vice president.

South Sudan’s peace deal was signed in August 2015 to end a civil war that began in December 2013 and killed tens of thousands in the world’s youngest country. Hundreds were killed in the July fighting.


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