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Dr John Garang’s PhD Dissertation: Identifying, selecting, and implementing rural development strategies for socio-economic development in the Jonglei Projects Area, Southern Region, Sudan

John Garang de Mabior, Iowa State University, 1981


Dr John Garang’s PhD Dissertation: Identifying, selecting, and implementing rural development strategies for socio-economic development in the Jonglei Projects Area, Southern Region, Sudan (PDF, 292 pages)


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The 1995 SPLA Offensive on Kapoeta

Posted: October 23, 2016 by PaanLuel Wël in History, Junub Sudan, Videos

By Joe Mabor, Malaysia

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October 22, 2016 (SSB) — What attitude do you have towards reading? Do you want to be successful in university or life in general? Although a few people find pleasure in reading, many take it as a burden and never dare to read at their will. But do you know what reading can do for you? Though many of us know that reading can make one successful and wise, we tend to avoid it due to a bad impression towards reading that was developed at an early age.

Many of us hated reading in school probably because we had struggled to memorize what our teachers had given us in order to pass exams. The continued improvement in quality of life is done through learning.  Reading is learning. Without learning there is no progress in life. It is therefore important to understand the power of reading in our life process. Reading enhances our academic performance in school. Students who like to read usually perform much better than those who don’t.


Republic of South Sudan

Office of the President

Directorate of State House (J1-m4) Administration

Date 14/10 2016

Subject: Apology Letter

Dear Hon. Akot Abiem, Deputy Governor of Gogrial State.

October 21, 2016 (SSB) — In reference of your letter to the office of the minister in the office of the president dated Aug/26 2016 which you started out about my being defaming and insulting you that you were supporting Businessman Mr. Makiir Gai Thiep to held position of Aguok Community Leader as on other hand with Aken Mou.

On my behalf, I had no reason to comment on what believe to be your home Contentions between you and Aken Mou, your uncle son to be true and nothing was known between you and me to suggest that there might be truth in such Claims.



PRESS RELEASE: (For Immediate Publication)

21 October 2016, Juba, South Sudan


October 21, 2016 (SSB) — CTSAMM has convened and hosted a two day Civil Society consultation workshop to deepen grassroots engagement. Representatives from South Sudan’s vibrant civil society have gathered together to engage with CTSAMM, strengthen involvement and improve collaboration.


In his opening remarks, the Chairman of CTSAMM, Major General Molla Hailemariam, said, “Grass roots engagement is critical to the effective implementation of the Agreement.


By Mach Samuel Peter, Bor, Jonglei State

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October 20, 2016 (SSB) — The governor of Jonglei State H.E. Philip Aguer Panyang Jot has earnestly welcomes the division of new Jonglei state into Bor and Jonglei States. The governor reveals following the campaign for governorship of Bor state in Juba where the idea originated. The decree for the re-division of Jonglei state is expected before the end of this month.

In an exclusive interview with PaanLuel Wël website, Aguer said the map of South Sudan justifies the argument that Jonglei state is larger and populace enough to be divided into two states. The new Bor state will comprise of the 8 counties of former Bor County meanwhile Jonglei state will be a combination of 6 counties of former Duk and Twic East counties.

The Greater Bor community leadership in Juba, the members of parliament where the idea originated from adopted the idea and forwarded it to the president of the republic of South Sudan Gen. Salva Kiir Mayardit. Jonglei State governor said if the national level and Greater Bor community in Juba finalize the division it must be welcome at all levels of Jonglei state government because planning and budgeting are as well done at national level.



October 20, 2016 (SSB) —- We the members of the greater Padang Jieng community in North America would like to take this opportunity to express our sincere gratitude for the leadership role you have played since 2005 to the present time. Mr. President, the members of the Padang Jieng Community in Diaspora and back at home in South Sudan, remain supportive of your work to bring peace to our country of the Republic of South Sudan through the right initiative which led to the lawfully creation of 28 States. You know very well Mr. President how the citizens of Padang Jieng have continued to stand firm behind the government of South Sudan with unwavering solidarity since the Comprehensive Peace Agreement signed in 2005. We continue to stand with your leadership to protect the constitution of our country from internal and external invaders. Subsequently, Padang Jieng everywhere felt overwhelming and relief from internal marginalization. When your leadership gave Padang their two states from 28 states, it was for the benefit of peace, stability and the security of the whole South Sudan. The creation of 28 safe many lives across South Sudan during the Juba coup attempt on July 8, 2016, at the J1 (presidential palace), by rebel leader Riek Machar, to subvert the government. Why should Taban Deng get permission to run the show of putting the people back to war?


By Simon Deng Kuol, New York, USA

October 21, 2016 (SSB) — My Dear South Sudanese: with the greatest respect and honor to you, I hereby ask you to join me to manage a nonpartisan professional organization call “National Agency for Policy Alternative” (NAPA). National Agency for Policy Alternative is a policy agency that shall serve South Sudan’s public institutions and private sectors at all levels.

The idea of forming National Agency for Policy Alternative was decided on 11 July 2011 in Juba, South Sudan by me, but I was not had time during these past years. For that main reason, the positions of the board of directors’ chairperson, deputy chairperson, secretary, treasurer and other members of the board of directors remain open. Similarly, the positions of the executive office such as vice president, legal adviser, managing director, director for administration and finance, director for public sector policy, director for private sector policy, and many other directors’ positions remain vacancies.


By Mach Samuel Peter, Bor, Jonglei State

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October 20, 2016 (SSB) — The governor of Jonglei State H.E. Philip Aguer Panyang Jot has warned the teachers to re-open schools with immediate effect. The teachers of both primary and secondary schools in Jonglei state laid down their tools demanding the government to fulfill their long list of grievances last week.

In a teachers’ petition letter entitled “closure of schools” addressed to the governor of Jonglei state copied to Rt. Honorable speaker, ministers, directorate of secondary and primary education signed by 11 representative of the teachers, the staff are demanding that salary increment be effective in February 2016 salary and paid in arrears, permanent appointment, promotion of teachers who have been in one grade for 15 years and over, payment of phase two and phase three effective 25th July 2016 salaries and inclusion of both cost of living and computer allowances.


Brief History of South Sudan And Brief Profile of Salva Kiir Mayardit
By Comrade Larco Lomayat, Kampala, Uganda
October 19, 2016 (SSB) — South Sudan’s struggle for independence started way back in 1820, with many people going to the bush and leaving behind their wives, children and families. The fearless warriors staked their lives for the sake of liberating Southern Sudanese from the pangs of suppression and oppression. This led to the signing of the Addis Ababa Agreement, also known as the Addis Ababa Accord in March 1972.
The agreement, signed by Sudanese president Jaafar Muhammad Numeiry and Joseph Lagu of the Anya Nya (a southern Sudanese rebellion movement), ended the First Sudanese Civil War. The agreement was a series of compromises aimed at appeasing the leaders of the insurgency in Southern Sudan, after the first Sudanese civil war proved costly to the government in the North. The agreement granted Southern Sudan autonomy, creating the Southern Sudan Autonomous Region.
However, Numeiry’s government in Khartoum dishonored all the peace agreements including the Addis Ababa Agreement, sparking the second Sudanese civil war.
This series of events is what eventually led to the formation of the SPLA/M in1983. The SPLM/A put up a spirited fight and refused to lay down their tools until the Comprehensive Peace Agreement was signed, ending the war in January 2005. This also saw Dr. John Garang appointed First Vice-President of The Sudan and President of Southern Sudan in January 2005.
However, Dr. Garang died in a helicopter crash on July 30, 2005, and Cde. Salva Kiir Mayardit was chosen to succeed as First Vice- President of Sudan and President of Southern Sudan.
South Sudanese geared up for the forthcoming independence referendum where they had to make a choice between being “second class citizens in their own country” or “free people in their independent state”.
In April 2010, Kiir was re-elected with 93% of the vote, marking a major step in the process of secession. Following his re-election, Omar al-Bashir reappointed Kiir as the First Vice-President of Sudan in accordance with the interim constitution.
Then came D-day, January 9, 2011, when Southern Sudanese voted over 99% for freedom. This session is the reason South Sudanese celebrated Historic Independence on July 9. 2011; that was birth of 54th country in Africa and 193rd in the world.
On July 9, 2011, the world gathered in Juba to witness the birth of the newest nation in the world. More than 3,500 dignitaries from around the world and over one hundred thousand South Sudanese and friends of South Sudan from all over the world attended the celebrations as South Sudan officially got her Independence. On the same day, the UN formally recognized South Sudan. In his welcome speech, the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon, committed to support the new nation. He said: “Together we welcome the Republic of South Sudan to the community of nations. Together we affirm our commitment to helping it meet its many responsibilities as a nation.”
Subsequently, on July 14, the South Sudan flag was raised in New York and South Sudan was officially recognized the United Nations as the 193rd member state.
Following that, on September 23, 2011, the President of South Sudan, H.E Salva Kiir Mayardit, for the first time delivered the speech of the nation in United Nations General Assembly New York. He added his voice to what the many dignitaries had said and committed their support to South Sudan
and other nations. He remarked: “We remain strongly committed to maintaining peaceful and mutual beneficial relations with all states and particularly with our neighbors.”
It is on the same day, September 23, 2011, that President Salva Kiir, for the first time also met United States of America President Barrack Obama and the prime minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu.
To conclude the grand event, South Sudan raised its flag in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and was officially welcomed to the African Union as the 54th nation. Long live South Sudan. Your sweat has finally paid off.
There is someone who was behind the freedom and the independence of South Sudan, that person tirelessly worked so hard to see his people free, he took his people and crossed the river to the Promised Land. That person is called Salva Kiir Mayardit who his brief profile is here below:
Gen. Salva Kiir Mayardit
Current Position:
·       President of the Republic of South Sudan
·       Commander in-Chief of the Sudan people’s Liberation Army (SPLA)
·       Chairman of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM)
Personal Details:
·       Born in 1952 in Akon, Gogrial County, Warrap State, South Sudan
·       Married with eight children
·       Christian (Catholic)
Qualification and Experience:
·       Attended Akon Primary School.
·       Attended Secondary School in Kuajok in Gogrial County.
·       Attended Sudan Military College in infantry training and graduated as Second Lt in Sudan Armed Forces as an outstanding and leading graduate in military and academic performance.
·       Attended Sudan Military College in Military Intelligence training
·       Ascended to the Rank of Captain in Sudan Military Intelligence
·       Served in various military garrisons in North and Southern Sudan
As Member of the First Rebellion In Southern Sudan:
·       Joined the first Southern Sudan Rebellion Army (Anya-nya) in 1960 at age of 17 years old.
·       Attend first guerrilla warfare training in the early 1960s
·       Participated in various guerrilla warfare in Southern Sudan till the signing of the Addis Ababa Agreement in 1972.
As A Founding Member of the SPLM/SPLA:
·       Participated in the early formation of the SPLM/A with his comrades Col. Dr. John Garang, Lt Col. Karbino Kuonyin Bol, Lt Col. William Nyuon Bany in the Sudan Armed Forces in the early 1980s.
·       Participated in the rebellion in 1983 under the leadership of the late Dr. John Garang, followed by Kerbino Kuonyin, William Nyuon, Salva Kiir and Arok Thon Arok.
·       Member of the First SPLM/A Military-Political High Command Council in 1983 and that included Col. Dr. John Garang, Lt Col. Karbino Kuonyin Bol, Lt Col. William Nyuon Bany, Hon. Joseph Oduho, Justice Majier Gai, Major, Salva Kiir, and Major Arok Thon Arok.
·       He was a commander of the first SPLA Battalion (Tiger) and commanded various SPLA forces that captured many towns in different parts of New Sudan, particularly in Blue Nile, Upper Nile, Equatoria and Bahr el Ghazal regions.
·       Commanded the SPLA training during the liberation struggle and assumed many key and strategic positions during the liberation struggle including command of SPLA, military intelligence and administrative supervision of some regions of New Sudan.
·       After the split of the SPLM in 1991, Gen. Salva Kiir Mayardit remained with Dr. John Garang as Second in command of the SPLM/A to Late Dr. John Garang.
·       He was elected unanimously by the SPLM First National Convention in 1994 as the Deputy Chairman of the SPLM.
As Peace Maker:
·       He led the SPLM Delegation to the Sudan Peace Talks in Abuja, Nigeria in 1993.
·       He led the SPLM first delegation to the Sudan Peace Talks in Kenya in 2002 and that resulted in the signing of Machakos Protocol on July 20, 2002 and which granted the people of Southern Sudan the right of self-determination by 2011.
·       Supervision of Darfur Peace Talks in Abuja, Nigeria.
·       Supervision of Eastern Sudan Peace Talks in Asmara, Eritrea.
·       Initiated the unification of Darfur movements for the peace talks.
·       Initiated peace talks between Ugandan Government and Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA).
·       Concluded Juba Declaration between SPLM and other Southern armed groups to be incorporated in the Sudan People’s Liberation Army.
As Chairman of the SPLM:
·       After the death of the Late Dr. John Garang in 2005, he was unanimously elected by the SPLM Leadership as the new Chairman of the SPLM.
·       He was unanimously elected by the SPLM Second National Convention as the Chairman of the SPLM in 2008.
·       He is the Chairman of the SPLM National Liberation Council.
President Salva Kiir’s House In Luri
Dear all,
Greetings from Kampala, Uganda
Recently, the so called Sentry has collected false information from the Internet and other social media and issued a report falsely accusing and claiming among others that President Salva Kiir Mayardit has built a Big or Huge House (Mansion) in Lurit, an area situated few kilometers South of Juba.
On September 19, 2016; Two Great Longtime American Friends Namely Mrs. Deborah Martin and Mrs. Faith McDonnell and I (Larco Lomayat) met with President Salva Kiir for three hours in his office at J1 in Juba. The meeting was fruitful whereby many issued were discussed including the claimed house in Lurit.
During the three hours meeting, I asked permission from the President if we could go and see the claimed mansion, without hesitation; President Salva Kiir granted us permission to go and have a look at the house.
On September 22, 2016; Lt. Gen. Marial Chinuong, Commander of South Sudanese government’s Presidential Guards organized few soldiers to escort us to the visit the site.  Mrs. Faith McDonnell and I went to Lurit and found out that what was reported by Sentry was 100% BIG LIE (FALSE CLAIM), the truth of the matter is, Salva Kiir does not own a house in Lurit, that house is a Government Presidential House; still under construction with Local Materials made right from site in Lurit.
Again, it is not a mansion as was falsely claimed by Sentry Report. Take a look for yourself pictures of the house which were taken on September 22, 2016. Up to now the house is still under construction.

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Opening statement by H.E. Festus G. Mogae, chairman of jmec, during the plenary meeting of the Joint Monitoring & Evaluation Commission, 19 October 2016, Juba, South Sudan

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Excellencies, Honourable Ministers, Ladies and Gentlemen,

  1. I welcome you all to this JMEC Plenary here in Juba this morning. Our meeting today is both timely and critical.

  1. Since we last met, an unfortunate sequence of events has unfolded and a fragile peace has deteriorated into open hostilities. As we watch much of our hard work unravel, our resolve to implement this Agreement is being severely tested and we now face our most challenging period since we began our work.

  1. What has happened since July may have come as a surprise to many people outside this country, and perhaps even to many innocent South Sudanese within it, but it certainly was not a surprise to us here in this room, certainly not to me.

  1. Our discussions in the June Plenary made very clear the need for compromise and a conciliatory progress. We expressed concern over the delayed establishment and disfunctionality of critical Transitional Security Arrangement mechanisms, the growing incidence of ceasefire violations, and the restrictions preventing CTSAMM from executing their mandate.



Ateny Mr. Ateny Wek Ateny, the Presidential Press Secretary of the Republic of South Sudan speaks on behalf of the President who doubles as Chancellor for all South Sudanese public universities, during a graduation ceremony for Upper Nile Univeristy in Juba in June, 2016. The author who took the picture on the national television screen (SSTV) feels the president is being robbed of his powers.

I am sorry to OOPS (Office of President Salva) for all the negative publicity it has gathered by ineptitude since independence. The South Sudanese State House is infiltrated by ‘unknown gunmen’, ‘unknown conmen’, ‘unknown penmen’, ‘unknown tribesmen’, and all sorts of goons and crooks. And this, by the way, is the topmost office of the nation! So if a government runs or fails to reign in on the unknown penmen or unknown gunmen, then it could as well be seen as ‘Unknown Government’ rather than the…

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Briefing by Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova, Moscow, October 13, 2016

At least 15 countries have recognized South Sudan so far, including major world powers such as the United States, Britain, Russia and China.

October 16, 2016 (SSB) —- Let’s turn to the situation around South Sudan. We are concerned with the continuing dire domestic political situation in this country. We are confident that there is no alternative to a political peace settlement there. We are urging belligerents in South Sudan to immediately stop hostilities and to once again honour the provisions of the 2015 Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan.

We are closely following the implementation of the provisions of UN Security Council Resolution 2304 on deploying the Regional Protection Force as part of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS),  and creating favourable conditions for the operations of “Blue Helmets.”

Official Juba has expressed its willingness to honour the provisions of this resolution. South Sudan and UN representatives are now discussing specific issues in the resolution, including within the framework of a specially established technical working group.


By Mach Samuel Peter, Bor, Jonglei State


ROK HMEC commander Col Kim Byun Chun handing over certificate to Mach Samuel

October 13, 2016 (SSB) — The Republic of Korea Horizontal Military Engineering Company ROK-HMEC has completed a month training of 11 Journalist selected from Jonglei state ministry of information youth and sport and secretariat general.

The journalists were trained on photo-video editing class applicable with press, TV and websites. The training focused on skill gaps TV journalism job-specific skills to complex organizational processes, with simple micro-learning videos that focus on one step at a time. The training also incorporates practically, how to report on TV as well as how to present news in the studio.

While addressing the journalist, the Commander of ROK-HMEC Col. Kim Byun Chun said impartial journalists can change the country objectively through their enormous power of writing that call for government intervention, NGOs and civil society organizations to address issues such as hunger, starvation, conflict, food insecurity, illiteracy and heath care.


U.S. Embassy Juba, South Sudan


Office of Public Affairs

For Immediate Release

October 13, 2016

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October 13, 2016 (SSB) — The U.S. Embassy seeks to clarify the status of U.S. military assistance to South Sudan. Following the outbreak of the conflict in December 2013, the U.S. government suspended its program of non-lethal assistance to the SPLA. This program, which operated from 2006-2013, was designed to help professionalize the SPLA and was developed by the United States at the request of the late Dr. John Garang de Mabior.

The U.S. government has not resumed operation of this program and has not provided military assistance to the Government of the Republic of South Sudan (GORSS) or to the armed opposition since December 2013. The U.S. government, however, has provided ongoing support to the regional effort led by the African Union to counter the Lord’s Resistance Army, which includes a limited SPLA role. The U.S. government has also provided support to the security institutions established by the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan.

The U.S. Embassy also wishes to clarify the position of the U.S. government with regard to the troubling phenomenon of child soldiers. The United States has long been engaged in dialogue with the relevant government and security authorities in South Sudan, objecting to the recruitment and use of child soldiers and pressing for a cessation of these practices. This policy is unchanged. Regrettably, the United Nations and international NGOs have recently confirmed the ongoing culpability of both government and armed opposition forces in the recruitment and use of child soldiers.


By David Matiop Gai, Juba, South Sudan

kiir and garang

Commander John Garang and Commander Salva Kiir in Rumbek, during the war of liberation struggle

October 13, 2016 (SSB) — In Dinka a proverb, it said, “raan acie jony ke lo, ran eya jony ke buo”, which mean, you cannot advise somebody when he/she thinks his/her decision is the best until when his/her decision failed at last, he/she will understand your advice with consequences.

This is not President Kiir’s historical background which I write, but I want to say something good about him, but before I say something about president Kiir, People in South Sudan do not appreciated their leaders. They blindly hate them up to the point of death. I never saw in my life one day people celebrated somebody death, a death which is the enemy of all human being and which can consume them too and you celebrated its powers!

During the bush, South Sudanese wished Garang die four times, but he couldn’t die until his mission was over. Yesterday, on the 11th October 2016, rumours of President’s death circulated all over the world and on social media. Enemies of peace in the Republic of South Sudan beat a drum of death and forgetting that death has no friend. We are all entitled to it. It’s consumed all of us whether you like it or not. Death is for all. Death can come into your own affairs any time, and who knows those who wish bad luck against the president might be the first to leave the soil of South Sudan?


PRESS RELEASE: South Sudan Youth for Peace and Reconciliation (SSYPR)

By Tito Awen Bol and Dut Mabior de Machine, Nakuru, Kenya

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October 13, 2016 (SSB) — “Violence never brings permanent solution. It solves no social problem: it merely creates new and more complicated ones.” Martin Luther King, Jr. South Sudanese especially the politicians are wrongly diagnosing the problem hailing the nation and that may keep complicating the solution to the problem as stated above in the Mighty words of Martin Luther King.

First, we heartily condole with those who loss their beloved ones in the two incidents of last week along Yei-Juba and Nimule-Juba road, and relatives of any other citizen that has loss its dear life in the same manner anywhere in the Country. Last week had been bathed and smeared with the blood of our chopped innocent civilians and that put the whole nation (except the killers) on the mourning mood.  We join the mourners by telling them to take heart and to still hold the love for the nation at this moment of trial. May the souls of the deceases rest in peace.





Yes, I am here to follow, to flow with the current of the current news ‘From Inside…(J1)’! Yes, Juba is brought to a stand still due to a Facebook prank posted by the SPLM-IO boys. And Juba be like ‘some unknown goon men’ posted another attempted coup by death on His Ex-cellency, the P-resident of Reap Public of Source Sudan’! And the whole business was brought to a standstill, which is still standing…by the time this article went online!


Of course, the president is not dead, is he? ‘Atiengka da’! Look, His Ex-cellency is touring the streets very healthy and being cheered up by the crowd lining the streets of Juba!

However, now that I am sort of a free netizen with an independent mind, I would ask: Can a mere Facebook page post or some online newspaper story…

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14642343_10207393171733786_474780749979620380_n A bus emptied of its passengers and burned on Nimule Highway today (October 10,2016).

Dear ‘Amos’,

I am writing to you and your men this open letter as a reminder of the advice I gave you at Arua Park in Kampala in July 2o14. By the time you insinuated to me your annoyance with the system and an intent to join or create a rebellion. These were my words to you:

“Well, if at all you have to do that, then take note of the following. Dr. Riek Machar failed to usurp power twice due to the ‘Bor Factor’. What is it? The two times he attempted to get it from Dr. Garang or Gen. Kiir, all his power was bogged down in Bor area. In 1991, he used Bor as a route to overthrow Garang in Torit. That one flopped. In 2013, following Kiir’s dirty game on him and…

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