Archive for the ‘Junub Sudan’ Category


By Emmanuel Joseph Akile

State accuses Biar & Kerbino of terror, sabotage & crimes against the state

Kerbino Wol and Peter Biar [in suits] appear before a high court judge in Juba on Thursday March 21, 2019.

Dr. Peter Biar Ajak and Kerbino Wol appeared before a high court judge in Juba today for the first time this morning.

The two are among seven others who were arraigned before Judge Sumeya Saleh Abdallahi

Before today’s hearing, the South Sudan Civil Society Alliance broke the news that the two, and other detainees were expected to be charged on a range of offenses such as terrorism, banditry, insurgency, sabotage, violence and disorderly conduct in a public place.

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One year later: The suspension of Vivacell networks in South Sudan

Posted: March 20, 2019 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Junub Sudan

Peter Biar Ajak and Kerbino Wol appearing in Juba Court tomorrow

Posted: March 20, 2019 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Junub Sudan


‘‘Negative perceptions and fabrications are keys to total failure’’ Author

By Awuol Gabriel Arok, Juba, South Sudan.

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019 (PW) —When hope is lose, the will is lose and the way is lose; in every society there are cultural and socio economic impediments that can trouble members of the society, but all those defies can be deactivated by the level of fortitude and  willpower.

It is not always wise to lose hope and entreaty when in a perilous position because God’s answers are always available for those who seek, knock and solicit.

Affirmative dream is the house of progress whereas negative one host disenchant and obscurity of perplexity.

Before the Independent of South Sudan in 2011 shoddy South Sudanese have been working day in and day out to repudiate the independent of South Sudan.

It is commonly clear that some individuals and groups have been identified as agents of blind hatred, segregation, propaganda and sabotage as revealed by their open stand in directing mistakes make by either individual or certain group to the government docket.

Since Independent till the outbreak of war in 2013, off-putting proclamation has been phrased up by those who lack devotion for South Sudan.

Wordings such as “belede maabe ruoor gidaam”, “agiika mafii fii Junub” and self contradicting expression such as “walai Junubiin” are downbeat distrust and best guesses expressed by the enemies of South Sudan in order to distort national independence. (more…)


The voice of hidden children of Catholic Bishops and Priests in South Sudan: An Appeal to Pope Francis

For Immediate Release

16/3/2019

Juba, South Sudan

Saturday, March 16, 2019 (PW) — As we follow the action  taken  by  the Vatican to discuss and hold to account those within the church leadership who were involved in the abuse of those in their care (young boys and girls), those of us in warzone country of South Sudan must also speak up so the Vatican should also investigate the practice in South Sudan by church leaders  and key Vatican representatives in the country. The smoke of war cannot be used to cover abuses.

Many of us children of these church leaders are tired of living in hiding.  Once can imagine living with lies and growing old with lies of non-existing parents as mothers are nuns and fathers are bishops or pastors. The senior leadership of the Catholic Church in South Sudan is more concerned about the image of the church than about lives ruined by the action of individual Bishops and Pastors in the church.  As sad as humanitarian situation in South Sudan may sound today, the alternative is worse, that is, young girls and boys in the Catholic church have endured endless abuses in South Sudan.

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By Baak Chan Yak Deng, Wau, South Sudan

President Kiir and Dr. Majak during the presidential tour of Bahr el Ghazal region, March 2019

President Kiir and Dr. Majak D’Agoot Atem during the presidential tour of Bahr el Ghazal region, March 2019

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 (PW) — Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life love illuminates it. Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures. Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped.

Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve a lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance. (more…)


By Makneth Aciek, Khartoum, Sudan

Sunday, March 10, 2019 (PW) — Cpt. Mabior; one of the most lucid, powerful and nuanced thinkers of our time, a true revolutionary concerns with “consciousness tuned to the highest pitch of refinement”— explores the chronicle of events in his arrestingly titled and arrestingly argued “pubic service Announcements”.

Aiming to reveal the deepest strata of reality; he focused his precocious wisdom on informing South Sudanese of the contradictions surrounding the implementation of R-ARCISS and how the alleged reunification of the SPLM will never change the predicament of the nation. He articulated this with stunning succinctness that calls for imagining nobler alternatives to the dicta and mindsets of regime predatory nature.  For long time now, Cpt. Mabior’s writings attuned us to consider the tectonics of change on the scale of revolutionary truth! The biggest question is, are south Sudanese really reading him? 

Truth is the only way South Sudanese can wrest order from chaos; it is the only way we can construct a foothold so we may as a nation climb toward peace and harmony. This is one of Mabior’s most countercultural yet incisive points; it has little or nothing to do with politics! Rather than dealing with petty surface facts, as South Sudan politic is apt to, he dwells in largest truth; urging local masses to stop seeing themselves as naturally despondent people that would embrace any effort from the regime to legitimize their self-view as victims.

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Public Service Announcement: Why The SPLM/SPLA (IO) Signed the Agreement in Khartoum and the false claims that we have surrendered

By Captain Mabior Garang de Mabior, Nairobi, kenya

Fellow South Sudanese!

Saturday, March 9, 2019 (PW) — This announcement serves as a clarification to our people. It is intended to dispel the malicious rumors that the SPLM/SPLA (IO) has surrendered to the regime and is conducting joint operations with the regime against our civil population in Yei. This is a fabrication by the hardliners in the regime, intended to derail the peace process. The SPLM/SPLA (IO) has not joined the regime; the government are our partners in peace. Our agenda with the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS) still remains to dismantle the status quo.

The propaganda machine of the regime is working overtime to portray the SPLM/SPLA (IO) as having surrendered to them since they have managed to convince some of the other stakeholders to abscond their responsibilities to the negotiated settlement. Apart from the Catholic Bishops of South Sudan- who are stakeholders through the religious groups- no other stakeholders are pointing out the lack of progress with regards to the implementation of the Agreement. The following are a few points of contribution to the national conversation:

Beloved Countrymen/women!

The most recent propaganda, which is gaining traction in our national conversation, is a lie being peddled by enemies of peace suggesting that the Peoples Movement, the SPLM/SPLA (IO), have surrendered to the regime. This is not true! Our Movement has signed the R-ARCSS as a compromise and the least costly way to end the suffering of our people. We have signed the Agreement and are committed to it despite the fact that it is not a good agreement, because we are confident that we can defeat the regime in the elections scheduled for the end of the transitional period.

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#MAMARASAKIT: I Am A Phenomenal Woman — Celebrating the 2019 International Women’s Day

By Amer Mayen Dhieu, Brisbane, Australia

Amer Mayen Dhieu
#MaMaraSakit – Amer Mayen Dhieu, gender and human rights activist

#MAMARASAKIT

I am a woman

A phenomenal Woman

I am strong, I am brave

Nations use me as weapons of war

Through rape, torture, abuse

I survived, I conquered

#MAMARASAKIT

I am phenomenal woman

I am a woman

A phenomenal woman

Biologists claim I am weak, emotional, irrational

Yet, I work seven days a week, contributing to the economy through

Unpaid work, childbearing, providing shelter and a place to call home

#MAMARASAKIT

I am phenomenal woman

I am a woman

A phenomenal woman

At home, I am abused, emotionally tortured, physically harmed

In many countries, no laws preventing this cruel act

Cultures, traditions and even customary laws unconsciously support this cruelty

Some promote it, calling it a way to discipline me

I stand strong because I am not “JUST” a woman

I am a phenomenal woman

#MAMARASAKIT

They called me a mere dependent

Yet I am caring, I accommodate more than what my human energy can afford

Caring for the most vulnerable members of my household, even the busy workers

I gave up the healthy 8 hour sleep required

Because I need to stay up to prepare meals, provide baby needs and cater for home occupants

With all these commitments, how am I a mere dependent?

I am a woman

A phenomenal woman

#MAMARASAKIT

I participate

I contribute

I care

I Love

Through my organs, I support human multiplication

I produce eggs, fertile ones

I conceive

Through conception to gestation period, I carry the load for 9 months

I am not “JUST a woman, I am a phenomenal woman

#MAMARASAKIT

I am resilient

I go through pains, unbearable ones

Sometimes, when nature fail me, I go through knife to reproduce humanity

Through my biological power, I keep human generation going.

I am important, not “JUST” a woman, a phenomenal woman

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#MAMARASAKIT

Save me from all cruelty

I need laws, to protect me

I need manners, to respect me

I need more consideration, to appreciate my contribution

I need protection, to prevent more raping

More torture, more domestic violence, and more murders

I am not “JUST” a woman,

I am phenomenal woman

Happy International Women’s Day

#Think equal

#Build smart

#Innovate for change

Ms. Amer Mayen Dhieu, the co-founder and executive director for the Twic East Girls Scholarship Program (TEGSP), received her Bachelor of Social Science degree, majoring in Psychology and Human Services from the Christian Heritage College in Brisbane, Queensland, and her Masters of International Relations, majoring in International Security and Human Rights, from Griffith University in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. You can reach her via her email: Mayen Dhieu mayendhieu90@gmail.com


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Why should the issue of the name of the County ‘Alabek County’ be a dividing factor for the Lou-Mawien/Lou-Ariik Community of Tonj State?

By Abraham Mabior Rioc, Hong Kong, China

Monday, March 4, 2019 (PW) — Following the creation of 32 states in 2015 by the President of the Republic H.E. Gen. Salva Kiir Mayardit, new problems seem to be gaining momentum in communities with regards to the naming of some of the administrative units such as state, county, Payam or Boma. On the foreground, the decision was received with mixed reactions and feelings by South Sudanese communities as an appealing message of taking towns closer to the people.

Basically, the president of the Republic was applauded by the majority for having made one of the boldest and wisest decision to create new states and counties. On the contrary, some critics and communities criticize the decision of the president due to their own understanding and perceptions of the decree. Nonetheless, it was meant to take towns and basic services closer to the people as their demands.

In this context, Lou-Mawien/Lou Ariik community was one of the geographical locations that received the news with open arms and immediately kneeled down to receive and seize the responsibility of their own county with both hands and one mind. As in the process of naming the county, the first name that was at first glance declared by the President was Lou Ariik County. (more…)


By Mayen Deng Alier, Juba, South Sudan

Monday, March 4, 2019 (PW) — South Sudan is considered a single-party state by many people. This is because the existing parties are either friendly to and affiliated with the ruling SPLM or they are some briefcase political parties in the bush fighting the SPLM government. This has made every political decision in the country prone to monopoly by SPLM; the latest being the reunification of the party—an initiative now being advanced as a national agenda, when it is just a single political party’s program.

In the year 2014, as the forces allied to Dr. Riek were fighting the government the Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM), National Resistance Movement (NRM) and African National Congress (ANC) suggested that the best way to solve the conflict was to reunite the SPLM House. As a result, the Entebbe and Arusha negotiations were initiated by President Kikwete and Museveni, leading to the signing of Arusha Agreement on 21 January 2015.

As a sign of good faith, the former Secretary General of SPLM, Cde Pagan Amum came back to Juba in July 2015 to retain his spot and jump start the reunification process. However, the visit was short lived as Pagan returned to exile pointing fingers at the government for not being serious in the implementation process of Arusha Agreement. (more…)


SPLM Message to Diaspora No. 03/2019: Dear Comrades from the SPLM Diaspora Chapters

Monday, March 4, 2019 (PW) — Comradeship greetings to you all, saluting and wishing you ahead of time a very Happy Easter. The SPLM activities in South Sudan and all over have been geared towards achieving total peace and reconciliation in our beloved country. February had continued witnessing the arrival of our brothers and sisters who were fighting against the government and sovereignty of our country.

Their messages on arrival have been: “ Never again shall we fight each other; Democracy will be the way of political life in the country; South Sudan first and everything else follows… all those who are still holding out under foreign influence should come home as well”. We are pleased that everyone has realised peace as such.

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There is no Res nullius land to be ceased in South Sudan

By Moses Nyara, Juba, South Sudan

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Sunday, March 3, 2019 (PW) — Rights over land in South Sudan are never lost or abandoned so as to become res nullius. The idea that  the land must belong to the government is not only a deliberate plan to extinguish seisin of the land in South Sudan but a threat to the existence of the South Sudan State.

South Sudan is not a settled territory. The South Sudan Nation State did not result from a conquest.  Land rights in South Sudan predates any nation State or government. There has never been acquisition of sovereignty over any land in South Sudan. Not by the French; the British or the Arabs. Our ancestors fought viciously against such a vice. There is no one to who we must swore fealty or make homage.

The utterance in in Bahr al Ghazal region during the so-called dialogue meeting in Wau that the land must belong to the state is nothing but an attempt to introduce the English doctrine of tenure and must be resisted. (more…)


By Marial Mangar Akol, Juba, South Sudan

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Saturday, March 2 2019 (PW) —
Ever since the inception of our independence, the Republic of South Sudan, the education system had been looming before our watchful eyes. The pitiable newly born nation has at the early stage stranded, moribund and barefaced at the hand of most insignia and fealty leaders.

They may say it’s because of country political turmoil but the reality is that those running the ministry of Higher Education are galaxies of unlettered, undescribed subset not qualified to delineate or typify the most productive national ministry. I referred to Ministry as an institution run by undescribed personals for reasons that, there is no proper line of approach between the ministry and five public Universities.

They made an overestimated admission that at the end fall victim. In these universities, 50% of students supposedly are government sponsored while the same percentage enrolled themselves directly to boost university administration financially. They failed in so doing and lastly failed to question university why they ask this huge amount from students as they are responsibly in paying all their due costs.

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By Kur Ayuen Kou, Melbourne, Australia

Dr Majak Agot with President Kiir, December 2018

Dr Majak Agot with President Kiir, December 2018

Friday, March 01, 2019 (PW) — We are told the SPLM is enroute to another political remarriage…. Again!! Someone would ask if it was in relation to human family. But they said, in politics, there are no permanent friends or enemies. Physicist Isaac Newton’s third law of motion also clearly stated “what goes up must come down.”

The big hawks of the party met, deliberated and made a number of recommendations that became a public document few days ago…..thanks to the active online sniffers. The current document contains nothing new from early communiques. It recommended among others the need to reinstate previously sacked members of the Political Bureau as was constituted prior to the politically self-inflicted war of 2013.

The SPLM Political Bureau is the executive arm of the party that make decisions on behave of its other organs. It was consisting of 27 members prior to South Sudan’s Independence. After South Sudan succeeded to statehood, it was obvious that the Northern sector of the party will branch off to form the SPLM North. The mother party was left with 20 members as hereunder. (more…)


The role of active bystanders in the provision of quality education during emergency situations in South Sudan

By Abraham Mabior Rioc, Paris, France

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Friday, March 01, 2019 (PW) — Education has been considered a tool for socio-economic progress at family through national level. For this reason, it remains a desire for the general public to receive an elitism of the education system both during emergency and non-emergency situations. Basically, this enhances the acquisition of quality and relevant skills as well as meaningful knowledge that can answer societal problems in different forms. In most of the developing countries including South Sudan, education has largely been undermined and ignored by policy actors and their implementing political agents. Undeniably, it is clearly manifested in the performance of education system, poor or inadequate tangible educational facilities simply because most of the country’s citizens are passive bystanders within the wider South Sudanese education circle.

 In this setting, South Sudanese are passive bystanders when it comes to the provision of education at all levels. By definition, active bystander is someone who can speak and act immediately when sensing something unusual going on in his or her presence. In contrast, passive bystander is someone who does not take part in the situation or say something at all.  In fact, these types of people exist in every society including at family and bureaucratic levels.  From the perspective of education in emergencies, schools at community level have been affected differently as a result of dynamic cultural, political, and social factors which need immediate interventions from active bystanders. As a point in case, most of the political leaders, academics, and practitioners have always remained inactive when it comes to educational decision-making and immediate intervention in the face of crises. (more…)


An open letter to the state, local and county governments of Jonglei state: Should the poor unemployed citizen pays taxes?

By Abit kuir Abit, Kabarak University, Kenya

Dau Akoi an Rebecca nyandeng

Rebecca Nyandeng and Twic East County Commisioner, Dau Akoi, arriving at the celebration site at Panyagoor, 9 July 2012

Friday, March 01, 2019 (PW) — Dear, Hon Philip Aguer, Hon Dut Achueek lual Deng and Hon Dau Akoi Jurkuch, first and foremost, I would like to pay my gratitude and thanks for your kind heart leadership style you have shown us in our state (Jonglei). It will remain as a nice role model for us the current and some generations to come.

Your Excellencies Honorable leaders of my state, I hope this letter finds you well. While submitting this appeal to you and your esteemed administrations, I am not in any way claiming superior abilities and wisdom than you (all) might have acquired. But want to state that the entire state depends on you for a right decision(s) against promoters of the graft.

Continual inaction is worsening already awful situation your fellow citizens face and may only end in more pains, regrets, and wishes, which cannot help remedy consequential evil that marring our history or losses likely to result. (more…)


Analysis on New Strategy by African Union

Title: Current Difficulties and The way forward the implementation of Continental Strategy for Africa 2016 to 2025

Revised by John Monyluak Thon Lal, MA/Student/Zhejiang Normal University/China

Email: thonlalchuoidit@gmail.com

+8617858993975

AU higher education

Contents

1.1- Introduction. 2

1-2 What is the Agenda 2063?. 2

2-1 The Current Difficulties in Implementing CESA 2016-2025:- 3

2-2 Insecurity and Lack of centers:- 3

2-3 Quality and Equity:- 4

2-4 The difficulties in learning:- 4

2-5 The problem related to low enrollment in secondary education:- 5

2-6 Illiteracy is a challenge:- 5

3-1 The practical Reasons in Implementing CESA 16-25:- 6

1-    First start with AU Vision.. 6

3-2 The core reasons:- 7

3-4 Aims and purposes for the Strategy 16-25:- 10

3-5 Clarification on CESA 16-25:- 11

3-6 The Overview of Sub-Sectors:- 12

3-6-1- Educational Development in Africa: 12

3-6-2 Primary Education:- 13

3-6-3 Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET):- 13

4-1 The Experiences and Lessons of Implementing CESA 16-25:- 14

4-2 Inclusion and Gender equality: 14

4-2-1 Lesson on out-of-school children:- 15

4-2-2 Lesson on Gender Equality Strategy for CESA 16-25:- 15

4-2-3 Lesson on inclusion of Refugees in education sector planning:- 16

4-3 Inclusion of the children with disability and Children with Albinism:- 16

4-4 Promoting Youth and Adult Literacy:- 17

4-5 Secondary Education:- 17

4-5-1 Quality and Equity:- 17

4-5-2 Tertiary Education:- 18

4-5-6 Access to specialization in Africa:- 18

4-6      University education Quality and Equity:- 18

4-7 Informal and non-formal Education and training and illiteracy:- 19

5-1 The More effective ways of implementing CESA 16-25:- 19

5-2 Conferences by PACE:- 20

5-3 Access to implementation:- 21

5-4 Funding Mechanism for Implementation:- 21

5-5 Some African Countries are implementing the policies:- 22

CONCLUSION.. 23

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