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Open letter to H.E General Salva Kiir Mayardit President, Republic of South Sudan Juba



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

April 27, 2017 (SSB) —- Your Excellency, first and furthermost; we would like to congratulate you for a subtle decision you had taken to create 32 states and Abyei (33) in the country. Jurmanangeer Youth Association in Juba takes this golden opportunity to extend her sincere and ceaseless trillions gratitude and heartfelt appreciations to you. For the recognition you have rendered to the whole nation. And particularly to the SPLM ruling party’s Chairman and his entire party leadership. For fulfilling the visions and objectives of our party. Indeed! We are optimized that; SPLM is the party of people, for the people and by the people. As our visionary hero Late Dr. John Garang De Mabior said, ‘’ that SPLM party shall take the town to the people instead of them coming to the towns’’. We are so delighted by its fulfillment and implementation of peace agreement among other national initiatives as well.


Presidential Decree: The Reconstitution of the National Dialogue Steering Committee, 26 April 2017 (PDF)


kiiriek peace deal not viable peace

President Kiir and Riek Machar peace deal: is it a viable peace?


President Salva Kiir Mayaardit and his former Vice President, Dr. Riek Machar Teny

kiiriek with bishop deng

President Kiir and Dr. Riek Machar praying with Bishop Daniel Deng Bul in Addis Ababa, May 9 2014

Remarks at a Security Council Briefing on South Sudan

Ambassador Nikki Haley

U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations

U.S. Mission to the United Nations

New York City

April 25, 2017

Prof Majok Kelei stands next to UNMISS chief at Council of ministers in Bor picture by Mach Samuel

Prof Majok Kelei of Dr. John Garang University stands next to UNMISS chief at Council of ministers in Bor, picture by Mach Samuel


April 26, 2017 (SSB) — I want to thank Mr. Shearer for his briefings. I’d like to thank the leadership of Ambassador Seck and the briefings of Ambassador Ciss that you gave us today.

The BBC recently ran a report with a headline that asked the question, “Why are there still famines?” It’s a good question. The United Nations has declared that we are facing the biggest humanitarian crisis since World War II due to famine in Africa and Yemen. Twenty million people are at risk for starvation. In South Sudan, five and a half million face life-threatening hunger if nothing changes soon. That’s fully half the population of this young and troubled country. How can so many people be facing starvation given the technological and humanitarian capabilities we have today?


Festus Mogae in Malakal

Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) Chairperson Festus Mogae visits Malakal.

 April 26, 2017 (SSB) — JMEC Chairman, H.E. Festus Mogae, opened the April JMEC Plenary, in Juba, with a warning that South Sudan now faces a crisis of hunger that is undermining all efforts to make peace.

The Chairman said, “There can be no doubt that we now face a crisis within a crisis. Security is the foundation stone upon which we build economic and social confidence. This foundation stone no longer exists, confidence has evaporated, commerce is seizing up, prices are escalating and as a result we now face a crisis of hunger that is undermining all our efforts to make peace.


From Maal Maker Thiong, FROM INSIDE J-1:

Taban Deng Ghai and President Kiir, Juba, Dec 22 2015

Taban Deng Ghai and President Kiir, Juba, Dec 22 2015

April 24, 2017 (SSB) — The office of the President today dismissed a number of rumors which were spread out on the social media and on Newspapers in some Countries, especially in Khartoum Arabic newspaper call Alwathan recently citing that President Kiir is planning to hand over power and that the army is planning to take over.

Ateny Wek Ateny, the President’s Press Secretary told the Press in Media briefing at state House Juba, Monday that the propaganda was done by Anti-Peace elements. Ateny Wek also described the recent report of United Nations panel of experts as bias against the Government of South Sudan. He added that the report does not differ with previous reports about South Sudan.

Mr. Ateny answering a question from a journalist said, the current security deployment on the streets is just a normal routine. On the economic, Mr. Ateny said the government is working hard to make sure the economy of the Country get back to normalcy. He also mentioned that the dollars was 20,000 South Sudanese pound few days ago, but today, it is 16,000 South Sudanese Pounds.

For more insight story, Tune in to SSBC with Senior Reporter Joseph Akol Akol.

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By John Achiek De Mabior, Bor, Jonglei state

Governor Philip Aguer of Jonglei state

Governor Philip Aguer of Jonglei state

April 24, 2017 (SSB) — The Governor of Jonglei State Philip Aguer Panyang has confirmed the resumption of the recent postponed peace deal between the two States of Jonglei and Boma soon.

Jonglei Governor stated that the Boma State Governor Ismail Konyi has accepted Peace Conference between the two neighboring States last week. Aguer made the statement during the morning service at St. Andrew Church on Sunday in Bor, Jonglei State.

According to Governor Aguer, the Boma State Governor did not accept Terekeka anymore and Torit as well but he preferred Kapoeta State as the conducive place for the peace to take place.

Philip call upon the Citizen of Jonglei to remain calm and promise that peace will be achieved between Jonglei and Boma State this year.


Report from Panel of Experts on South Sudan to UN Security Council, April 2017 (PDF)

Summary:  Final report of the Panel of Experts on South Sudan to the UN Security Council, April 2017

The de facto collapse of the transitional government of national unity envisaged in the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan of August 2015, as described in the Panel’s reports of September and November 2016 (S/2016/793 and S/2016/963), has left South Sudan with a political arrangement between the President, Salva Kiir, and the First Vice-President, Taban Deng Gai, that does not meaningfully include significant segments of the opposition, other political factions and many influential non-Dinka community leaders. This arrangement is consequently not nationally unifying, has not arrested the security and humanitarian crisis and is increasingly an obstacle to genuine political reconciliation, undermining the transition to the inclusive and sustainable peace envisaged in resolutions 2206 (2015) and 2290 (2016).

The leadership and the country as a whole continue to fracture between and within tribes, as evidenced by a number of recent high-profile resignations from the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A) in Opposition in February 2017, notably of one of the most prominent (and one of the last) senior Equatorian officers in SPLA, Lieutenant General Thomas Cirillo Swaka, who launched his own armed opposition movement in March. Notwithstanding some recent statements by the Intergovernmental Authority on Development of a collective position, the regional body has also fractured in its response to the conflict, and coordinated pressure within the region to enforce the Agreement has dissipated in favour of bilateral arrangements between its members and SPLM/A in Government, dictated by these States’ national security and economic interests.

While SPLM/A in Government, SPLM/A in Opposition and other armed groups undertook military operations, including the targeting of civilians, throughout 2016 and the first quarter of 2017, by far the largest-scale campaigns have been planned and executed by SPLM/A in Government under the leadership of Kiir. These campaigns — in Upper Nile, Unity, Western Bahr el-Ghazal and Jonglei, as well as in greater Equatoria — have followed a consistent tactical pattern since the major government offensives in 2015, namely a combination of tribal militia and Dinka SPLA forces (with SPLA now including a Dinka militia commonly r eferred to as the “Mathiang Anyoor”) supported by heavy weapons, such as Mi-24 attack helicopters, that the government has procured since the beginning of the war.

As anticipated in the Panel’s interim report, these military operations have constituted an escalation of the war in multiple areas during the dry season, the consequences of which are starkly illustrated by the accelerating displacement of the population, most notably — during the period since November — from greater Equatoria. At least 25 per cent of the population have been forced from their homes since December 2013. As at 28 February 2017, more than 1.9 million South Sudanese were internally displaced and more than 1.6 million had fled the country — an increase of almost 280,000 internally displaced persons and 670,000 refugees since the Panel’s interim report.

In its previous reports, the Panel presented evidence of widespread violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law committed by all parties between the outbreak of the war in December 2013 and November 2016. The Panel has concluded that these trends have continued unabated, with nearcomplete impunity and a lack of any credible effort to prevent the violations or to S/2017/326 17-04364 3/51 punish the perpetrators. In addition to the Panel, at least four other United Nations agencies and investigations have documented the significant increase in tribal violence during and since the de facto collapse of the transitional government in July 2016.

While SPLM/A in Government, including Kiir, has made several public commitments in recent months to allowing unhindered humanitarian assistance, including in a joint communiqué with the Security Council in September 2016, the aid response continues to be obstructed, mainly by SPLM/A in Government. South Sudan remains the deadliest country in the world for humanitarian workers, with the number of reported humanitarian access incidents spiking significantly in the second half of 2016.

The famine declared in two counties of Unity in February 2017 — the implications of which are that at least 100,000 people are d ying of starvation and a further 1 million are near starvation — underscores the severity of the humanitarian emergency. The bulk of the evidence suggests that the famine, which had been predicted for two years, has resulted from protracted conflict and, in particular, the cumulative toll of military operations undertaken by the leadership in Juba, the denial of humanitarian access, primarily by SPLM/A in Government, and population displacement resulting from the war.

The scale and scope of the political, humanitarian and economic crises notwithstanding, the Panel continues to uncover evidence of the continuing procurement of weapons by SPLM/A in Government for SPLA, the National Security Service and other associated forces and militias. There is some, largely testimonial, evidence of arms acquisitions by opposition groups, but these supplies appear to have been limited to comparatively low numbers of small arms and light weapons and ammunition.

The political and tribal fractures described herein, although destructive for most South Sudanese, have become the default strategy for some of the country’s most prominent political and military figures. This strategy undermines organized, collective resistance to these actors’ control and ensures that they mainta in their dominance and access to the country’s resources. It also ensures that they are able to prevent genuine reforms, credible financial oversight and, ultimately, accountability for the crimes committed against the South Sudanese people, as documented by the Panel and multiple other independent investigations, including the African Union Commission of Inquiry on South Sudan.

 In addition to the confidential annex presented to the Committee in January 2016, the Panel provided evidence in its reports of 2016 of multiple other individuals responsible for or complicit in the actions and policies described in paragraph 9 of resolution 2290 (2016).

As South Sudan melts in debilitating  economic crisis, the haunting voices of the martyrs we have betrayed at the altar of fleeting wealth, and ephemeral power in Juba

Jon Pende Ngong: “The most costly bride in Bor in 2007: 200,000 ssp ($100,000) = 200 cows. In April 2017: 200,000 ssp ($1,000) = 2 cows”



After this greedy and suspicious orders of Devaluation of currency and Nationalization of jobs market by the novices of the government of South Sudan, this beautiful and precious South Sudanese Pound will turn into a Zim Dollar!

“Because of the difference in the official exchange rate and the black markets compounded by the need to meet the deficiency in the budget allocated to the Ministry of Defence and the security, the government decided to sell every dollar to the central bank at the rate of 4.50 (all the way up from 2.96!), so that it covers this difference, ” the Central Bank governor explained.

The above statement by Kornelio Koryom Mayik’dit’, the boss of the C-BOSS (Central Bank of South Sudan), portrays (correction), betrays, the pretense (I call it ‘HypoKiirisy’), which the government of South Sudan under President Salva Kiir Mayardit is always forcing the naive natives of his baby nation to be sitting on. This seems to justify the war adage: If you can’t beat them, join them. So the Government has accepted to…

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Ministry of Health in Collaboration with South Sudan HIV/AIDS Commission Organized one Day Participatory Workshop in Bor- Jonglei State

By Achiek de Mabior, Bor, Jonglei state


April 21, 2017 (SSB) — Jonglei State Ministry of Health in Collaboration with HIV/AIDS Commission Conduct one Day Consultative Workshops in Bor town, the workshops is aiming at the State and County level for the NSP review/Development and Dialogue for GF application. Dr Achol, the D/Chairperson for the HIV/AIDS Commission in South Sudan call upon the Citizen of South Sudan and Jonglei state in Particular to give the Generation of this time a chance to enjoy their live but should be protected such that they remain alive for the next Generation.

Dr Achol further said that, the most Dangerous place in Juba with high Population with HIV/AIDS infection is Shirkhat, and the most people who are staying in Shirkat are the people from this State of Jonglei and they think that they are save from the Disease while most of the people have contracted it from the bordering areas of Nimule, Kaya, Nadapal, Uganda, Kenya and DR Congo, Dr Achol call upon the citizen of Jonglei State through their Participants to provide theirs Sons and Daughters with Condoms such that they can be able to protect themselves from the Dangerous Disease (HIV/AIDS)


By Madol Madol Aguer, Press Secretary

Gogrial state

April 20, 2017 (SSB) — The office of the governor of Gogrial state do hereby releasing this press statement to inform  the state citizens and the friends of the state that the allegation leveled by some disgruntle youth who forged and use the name of Agouk Kuei youth association’s name is baseless, groundless and unfortunate misconduct.

No evaluation of Aguok community being issue by the honorable governor of the state to leave Ameth and Malual Awien river side instead the governor have ordered the law enforcement agencies who are stationed there because of the previous conflict between Apuk and Aguok not to allow whoever with gun and is not an army or organizes forces personnel in the area.

The governor has asked the stationed police to shot whoever does not compile with this order as measures of curving the conflict and anybody changing this order mean is the cause of the conflict between the sisterly communities and can be deal with because this conflict must come into an end.


The People’s Democratic Movement (PDM) of Joseph Bakasoro: Position Paper on South Sudan National Dialogue proposed by President Kiir (PDF)

By Lilian .C. Ifebueme, Abuja, Nigeria



April 17, 2017 (SSB) — The current situation in the country is so disheartening. It has been a great concern to me. It is so pathetic that a country that became an independent state, July 2001, has been crippled by ethnic conflict which began December, 2013. Since the inception of the conflict, thousands have been killed in brutal attacks which thousands have been displaced, fled from their homes to neighbouring countries, thereby turning them into refugees.

The people no longer have their freedom. There is very high tension of fear, anxiety among the people. The women and young girls are been sexually abused e.g. rape every day. Properties, houses buildings burnt down, schools shut down, due to continuous fighting, attacks nationwide. There seems to be no hope or future for the children and the young people.


By Mou Mawel, Wau, South Sudan

Mama Nyandeng Crying after the warring parties failed to sign the final peace accord

Mama Nyandeng Crying after the warring parties failed to sign the final peace accord

April 15, 2017 (SSB) — Even though men never cry in African culture, I couldn’t control my tears when the body of Denis Pitia Paul was taken down into the tomb. I felt a very heavy cracks in my heart as the priest prayed like” Denis here you are in your last destiny, the dust we come from and the dust we go back to it”. What kills me the most is how the parents, who were expecting the joy of success of their son should be when they learned of the information.

A young man whose parents invested a lot of resources to ensure that he gets a necessary skills and knowledge for the family and the national services is now dead without even a final glance from his mom and dad. Nothing is so bad and so disappointing like losing a final year student whose graduation is at the doorsteps. Denis was killed and damped in a pit where the body was later discovered after two days.

He is a fourth year student in the Department of Economics, College of Economics and Social Studies- University of Bahr El Ghazal. May The Lord Rest his soul in Peace.

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Dear All,

The Commander-in -Chief of National Salvation Front, Lt General Thomas Cirilo  has issued an order appointing provisional military leadership of NAS. Details Attached.
Best Regards,
Warille B. Warille

Press statement from NAS; On the Killing of Innocent Civilians in Wau – South Sudan

For immediate release: Declaration of Col. Dickson Gatluak, Juba, South Sudan

April 11, 2017 (SSB) — I, Colonel Dickson Gatluak Jock Nyuot, Deputy Military Spokesperson of the SPLA- IO in the Office of the Commander in Chief do hereby declared allegiance and loyalty to the SPLM/SPLA-IO under the wise and able leadership of His Excellency General Taban Deng Gai, First Vice of the Republic of South Sudan, Chairman and Commander in Chief of the SPLM/ SPLA-IO.

Since day one when the SPLM-IO Top Political Leadership sat in Juba in July 2017 to choose the leader in the absent of the Chairman and the First Vice President as stipulated in the Agreement, I was supportive of the bold, patriotic and revolutionary move by the top leadership of the SPLM/SPLA -IO to nominate a true and committed comrade in the person of His Excellency General Taban Deng Gai to lead the movement and continue in the implementation of the Peace Agreement (ARCISS) in spirit and letter.


Condemnation of the secret youth meeting of Gogrial state

Posted: April 11, 2017 by PaanLuel Wël in Junub Sudan

Condemnation of the secret youth meeting of Gogrial state

Dear Sir/Madam,

Warm greetings. Please find the attached NDM Press Release regarding the above mentioned subject.

Best wishes,

Amb. Emmanuel Aban

NDM Press Release on the killing of Innocent Civilians in Wau (PDF)

Akoon Madut Akech, Juba- South Sudan

April 11, 2017 (SSB) — That was the content of the letter alleged to have been written and signed by forty chiefs of Aguok in unclosed location and to the best of my knowledge nothing of the said meeting had taken place anywhere including Gogrial town and in Juba.

For the purposes of clarity, the letter was published by THE DAWN newspaper on Monday 3rd, of April 2017 page 4 to page 5 Vol.2 Issue 332 detailing the failures of Gogrial state Governor and his involvement in the conflict  between the two communities namely Aguok and Apuk. To my surprise the group acted under directives of someone giving wrong information about the Governor.