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By Pal Chol Nyan, Juba, South Sudan

Akobo State Governor, Lt Gen Johnson Gony Biliew in his Office

Akobo State Governor, Lt Gen Johnson Gony Biliew in his Office

March 25, 2017 (SSB) —- The Hon MPs and Commissioners of the twin States of Akobo and Bieh States have today been sworn in; in a colourful event at the States Coordination Office in Juba. The ceremony was presided over by Hon Judge from the High Court and the two Governors, Lt Gen Johnson Gony Biliew and Col Moses Majok Gatluak respectively.

There was a multitude of celebrants in attendance including the author. The newly states officials have reassured the people of their States to work together for peace and harmony among the communities of Lou Nuer and their neighbours. They commended the President of the Republic Gen Salva Kiir Mayardit for having initiated the National Dialogue which was preceded by the National Prayer.

As one of the celebrant, the MPs and Commissioners are people’s representatives. They have got to meet the expectations of the local communities by providing basic essential services. The two Governors have pledged to work hand in hand with them. My message to the two Governors is that; delegate powers and duties to your commissioners that is decentralization.


By The Associated Press




This is the South Sudan supreme airline that crashed in Wau on landing



By Gum Thany Mon, Juba, South Sudan

March 20, 2017 (SSB) —- On 24/12/2015, there came the most celebrated presidential decree of appointing the first ever governors of 28 states that were established shortly before the appointment. Gen. Rin Tueny Mabor was among the lucky government officials whose names went down into the history of South Sudan. He became the first ever governor of Eastern Lakes state shortly after disintegration of then 10 states.

His appointment was one of the best celebrated. You could then ask yourself why? Gen. Rin was the man wanted by the community as simple as that, was the answer. Lots of applause ran the air with lots of ululations almost everywhere from the communities on a pretext that a right leader whom they had been longing was finally brought to lead them. Based on the community’s excitements, President Salva Kiir became the best leader ever since given the fact that his decision to bring them Gen. Rin was a response to the call of the community.


By Maliap Madit, Kampala, Uganda


The Jonglei Institute for Peace, Democracy and Development – JIPDD

March 16, 2017 (SSB) — First and foremost, the writer isn’t a dialogist (Speaker) of the National Dialogue Committee and as such, this article isn’t meant to answer the questions in the minds of all South Sudanese regarding the national dialogue, but just a personal view as a peace-loving citizen.

A lot has been said and we will continue saying all sort of things which could help us achieve a lasting peace. My President, H.E. 1st Lt. Gen. Salva Kiir Mayardit deserves a vote of thanks for this initiative. For, there are rarely few leaders who know the real essence of leadership and peace in times of unrests and deteriorating economy, Bravo Mr. President!

When the president of the republic decreed the National Dialogue Initiative and consequently formed a committee under his Patronage together the then Co-Patron, Bishop Paride Taban, it was received with mixed reactions, that is assumed as a political move by the happy-go-lucky individuals especially opposition of the system.


David Yau Yau

GPAA Chief Yau Yau deliver 4 abducted children in Bor on May 19 2015

Presidential Decrees, March 15, 2017: Dismissals and (re-) Appointments

  1. David Yau Yau Jangkuch relieved as Deputy Minister for Defence and Veteran affairs and re-appointed as Deputy Minister of Labour, Human resources and Public Service
  2. Gathoth Gatkuoth Hothnyang appointed as Minister for Labour, Human resources and Public Services.
  3. Onyoti Adigo Nyikwach, the leader of SPLM-DC in Juba, is appointed as Minister for Agriculture and Food Security, to replace Dr. Lam Akol who resigned last year to launch a new party
  4. Thoi Chany Reat appointed as Deputy Minister of Defence and Veteran Affairs.
  5. The SPLMIO lawmakers with Dr. Riek Machar in the bush, including him, have all been relieved and replaced by new SPLM-IO loyal to 1st VP Taban Deng Ghai.


Crisis within the SPLM-IO1Crisis within the SPLM-IO2

“”The Fertit rebels of Wau State and many rebels from Greater Equatoria are now abandoning Dr. Machar for newly created, tribally motivated rebel movements. Yes. following his recent defection and call for Equatorians to join him, Lt. Gen. Thomas Cirillo has been attracting rebels from Dr. Riek Machar rebellion. The following examples will suffice:

1. Gen. Khalid Butrus of the Murlei rebel group in Pibor announced that he is for unity of rebels in greater Equatoria under Gen. Cirilo;

2. Col. Bangasi Bakasoro, the former Governor of Yambio and founder of Arrow Boys rebels in Greater Western Equatoria welcomed Gen. Cirilo’s call for a new armed rebellion, and announced his intention to fully cooperate;

3. Gen. Faiz Ismail Fatur, member of SPLA-IO high military command and former sector commander in Wau State declared his loyalty to Cirilo, and accused Dr. Riek of dictatorial tendencies, announcing in his letter of resignation to Riek Machar, that; “I forewarned against unnecessary promotions which you often do without proper consultations. Now, the army is curtailed by officers without assignments, shamefully, at places, you find a brigadier leading a squad”.

4. Col. Nyarji J. Roman, member of National Liberation Council and Deputy Spokesperson of SPLA-io announced his defection to Gen. Cirilo’s new rebel movement, and accused Dr. Riek of deliberately neglecting Equatorian soldiers in SPLA-IO by failing to supply them with guns and ammunition over the past few years, resulting in the death of Gen. Ellias Lino Jada & Gen. Martin Kenyi, and other Equatorian sons and daughters.””

Bishop Deng Majak

Bishop Deng Majak

March 12, 2017 (SSB) — Tonj Youth group in Nairobi Kenya pay tribute to his eminence cardinal Rodolfo Deng Majak. Bishop Deng Majak was sick and he passed on last Monday while under medication in Berlin Germany.

Bishop Deng Majak a South Sudanese nationalist was said to shall have suffered blood pressure. He consulted many doctors in Sudan, South Sudan, Egypt, and Kenya all the way up to Berlin Germany where he died on Monday under treatment.

On behalves of all South Sudanese especially Tonj people in particular, the actual pass on of his eminence saddened many people. This latent season is going to be mourning durations around the world its unfortunate indeed.  This is a below to all of us base on his legacy of being a bishop of peace and togetherness.


How tribalism drives graft and impedes real progress

By Makau Mutua | Saturday, Mar 11th 2017


I have said it before, and will do so here again — no nation, or people, have ever become great without a great elite. Countries are only as great as their elites. Several states in Asia — South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Indonesia, China, Japan, and India — are Exhibit A.

Even North Korea — in spite of being ruled by a dynasty of a megalomaniacal family of dictators — has proven that a tiny state can exert power on the global stage. Not every lunatic can do what test-tube dictator Kim Jong Un is doing — unsettle and paralyse the great United States into a checkmate. That’s why I want to interrogate the cancer of corruption, and how it stunts states. My definition of corruption isn’t boilerplate.

Let’s take South Korea as a singular illustration of my thesis. In the early 1960s, South Korea was as underdeveloped — and backward — as Kenya, or Ghana. But in three decades, South Korea became a top-15 global economy where Kenya and Ghana remained mired at the bottom of the heap. South Koreans over 50 years of age have a faint memory of unheated huts, earthen floors, and muddy roads.


A rebuttal to the Sudan Tribune report that published my name among South Sudan government alleged corrupt officials and beneficiaries of the misappropriated funds of the Crisis Management Committee

By Biel Boutros Biel, Currently in Exile

corruption in Juba


March 12, 2017 (SSB) — Dear family members, friends, colleagues and members of the public, I would like to inform you that I have come to learn that my name has been published among the alleged suspects and beneficiaries of the alleged misappropriated funds of the 2014 South Sudan’s Crisis Management Committee formed by the government of South Sudan under Salva Kiir. The committee was meant to preach lies to cover up fabrications of a false coup alleged to have happened on 15 December 2013 in Juba, South Sudan.


I want to categorically state that including my name as one of the alleged corruption beneficiaries, is a desperate attempt by a desperate regime, is a big lie, an organised blackmailing and a scheme intended by Juba regime to divert public attention from their plan to kidnap and deport me to Juba as planned over the last one month or so. No one, even a coached witness can face me in a court of law to produce any evidence against me on this allegation. SIMPLE COMMON SENSE: HOW COULD I BE BENEFICIARY OF LOOTS OF A REGIME THAT IS YEARNING TO HARM ME JUST BECAUSE OF MY HUMAN RIGHTS WORK THAT EXPOSES ITS HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES? The agents are in a complete despair!

Prof Majok Kelei stands next to UNMISS chief at Council of ministers in Bor picture by Mach SamuelBor youth withdraw from Boma state to give room for negotiation

By Mach Samuel Peter, Bor, Jonglei State

Governor Philip Aguer addressing national prayers day March 10 2017 picture by Mach Samuel - Copy (1)

Governor Philip Aguer addressing national prayers day March 10 2017 picture by Mach Samuel – Copy (1).JPG

South Sudan National Day of Prayers

March 10, 2017 (SSB) — The governor of Jonglei State H.E. Philip Aguer Panyang has addressed the national prayers day dedicated to peace, reconciliation and forgiveness in Jonglei State.

The day was decreed by the president of the republic of South Sudan general Salva Kiir Mayardit that all the people of south Sudan have to pray for peace unity reconciliation and forgiveness across the country.

Addressing hundreds of people at Bor Freedom Square, Governor Philip says South Sudanese must kneel down and pray before God for forgiveness and courage to unite and build a stronger nation.


CSO appeals to the government to release all political detainees and allow for a new peace negotiations with all rebel groups to affect national dialogue.

National Day of PrayersNational Prayers Day

March 10, 2017 (SSB) —- The Screen of Rights is calling on the Transitional Government of National Unity to consider releasing all political detainees and prisoners to mark factual reflection on national prayer day.

The government will only have a credit if it brokers for dialogue through pardoning of all political prisoners or detainees who might have been legally sentenced or illegally detained without being given access to justice and due process.

The national organization legally registered and operational in the territory of South Sudan is appealing to President, Salva Kiir Mayardit to spearhead the national prayer and dialogue by issuing a general amnesty to people who have taken up arms against the state.


By Mach Samuel Peter, Bor, Jonglei State

Governor Philip Aguer and UNMISS cheif David Shearer making joint statement picture by Mach Samuel - Copy (2)

Governor Philip Aguer and UNMISS cheif David Shearer making joint statement picture by Mach Samuel – Copy (2).JPG

March 10, 2017 (SSB) — Here is a transcript of the press conference between Governor Philip Aguer of Jonglei state and David Shearer of UNMISS, in Bor, Jonglei state, on March 9, 2017

Governor Philip Aguer: Today we welcome the special representative of the united Nation secretary general to South Sudan Mr. David Shearer. He has come to visit us as he did in some parts of South Sudan

We share the security threats in Jonglei, one is political and the second is social economic problem known as child abduction and cattle raiding and he expressed the readiness and willingness of the United Nation Mission in South Sudan to help in any way in peace building in Jonglei state and he interacted with community leaders who are also ready to make peace with the neighbors.


#BringBackOurMoney or clear your name. Our people are dying of hunger because of famine yet you are making yourselves richer #BloodShedFree2017 #Anataban” Jacob Bul Bior



“There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish.” – Michelle Obama

“We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back.” – Malala Yousafzai



Sabina Dario Lokolong, deputy minister for humanitarian affairs and disaster management, Nov 2011


The National Salvation Front (NSF): The New Political Party of Gen. Thomas Cirillo Swaka (PDF)

Republic of South Sudan

President of the Republic of South Sudan Gen Salva Kiir Mayardit.

First vice president of the Republic of South Sudan Gen Taban Deng Gai.

Vice President of the Republic of South Sudan James Wani Igga.

South Sudan national ministers.

Speakers of the Parliament.

South Sudan national Mps.



Your Majesties, Ladies and Gentlemen

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March 5, 2017 (SSB) — This is what we are going to do during our national dialogue which is looming according to my opinions if we really wants South Sudan back to where it’s was. But first, please allow me and take your time to read carefully over and over again.

We are proud that the South Sudanese National Dialogue experience has received such unprecedented international sympathy and appreciation. This prompts us to persevere in this approach and adopt it as a strategic option for the management of our political, economic, social and cultural affairs.