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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.


Attention: H.E General Salva Kiir Mayardit, President, Chairman of SPLM and the Commander in Chief of the SPLA, State House, J1, Juba, South Sudan


Mr. President,

April 26, 2017 (SSB) — First, let me register that some of us who have never met you before and perhaps, will never meet you until you leave the presidency are very unfortunate and indeed regretting. We are even very unfortunate at this time when things are tough for all of us and we badly need to meet you in order to tell you what we think are wrong in and with the government so that you are able to change the method of governance for the better and to serve citizens of South Sudan better.

I need not to remind you by telling you that it is now going to four years while the war is still on. The last three years have never been easier for us citizens and I do not know whether you know that we are suffering. It was good when the war started but as we progress from one year to the other in the war, things are becoming tougher and tougher day and night as US dollars have staged a second front against the country and citizens.


By Makur Nhial Makeny, Eldoret, Kenya 

Kiir and Garang, liberation day

Dr. John Garang and Commander Salva Kiir Mayaardit, during the liberation era

March 28, 2017 (SSB) — Dear Sir, many greetings to you and your leadership. Before I come to the core principle of this letter, allow me to congratulate Gen. Rin Tueny Mabor the pioneer Governor of Eastern Lakes State for the milestone achievement during his tenure in the office.

In the modern world, leadership is evaluated in many ways and I fiercely challenge the mindset and the notion of the one way opposition. There is a need to weigh in two arms the achievements versus failures of any leadership and those can be reached by asking oneself these questions; what are you supposed to do as a leader? What did you achieve during your time in office?

From the above questions and if answered properly, we can deduce that a leadership has succeeded or failed. Fact checks are far more existing to explain your leadership and I picked security as the top precedence in the tenure of Gen. Rin Tueny.


From: Thiik Community Date 7th March, 2017.

To: H.E. President Salva Kiir Mayardit, Republic of South Sudan.

CC: Governor Akech Tong Aleu, Tonj State

CC: Deputy Governor Manhiem Bol Malek,

CC: Hon. Awut Deng Acuil, Tonj East

CC: Hon. Wek Mamer Kuol, Tonj East

Your Excellency!

RE: Complaints from Thiik Community Association (TCA)


March 9, 2017 (SSB) — Your Excellency, we the representatives of Thiik community would like to take this opportunity to strongly protest against the continuous unjust and unfair treatment of our community by the Governor Akech Tong Aleu of Tonj State. Your Excellency, we wish to highlight to you our grievances with a concise background of Thiik Community in Ananatak area; information we believe to be at your disposal.

Thiik community is one of the seven sections of greater Ananatak of former Tonj East County. It is bordered by six neighboring communities with defined boundaries, they include: Luanchjang to the East, Lou Paher to the North, Jur Bol/Awan Parek to the West, Akok to South West, Kongor to the South and Ador to the South East.


By Robert Majok Kuol, South Sudan Civil Society Alliance Activist


February 5, 2017 (SSB) — Your Excellency, President J. Trump, we, as South Sudan Civil Society Alliance, in our noble quest for strong much-needed mutual relations between Republic of South Sudan and United States of America (USA), invite you to pay a state visit to Juba, the Republic of South Sudan.

We suffered immensely under the leadership of the former president, Barack Hussein Obama, and have been looking forward to better relationship between the great people of the United State of America and our beloved people of South Sudan.

Therefore, we are hereby inviting your Excellency leadership to scheduled first visits to Africa continent start with Republic of South Sudan, a youngest nation in the continent and world at large, which immediately rally huge support during your presidential initial campaign trial.


An open letter to H.E. Gen. Salva Kiir Mayardit, The President of the Republic of South Sudan-Juba: We the Southern Padang Community of Central Upper Nile State reject the annexation of Panyikang County of Pashoda State (Collo Kingdom) to any part of Central Upper Nile State Malakal.

Your Excellency,

February 3, 2017 (SSB) — With due respect and honor, we undersigned elders, politicians, Chiefs, women, Youth and intellectuals of Akoka, Baliet and Pigi Counties of the newly established Central Upper Nile State met on Monday January 16th 2017 to analyze in details the Presidential decree issued on 14th Jan. 2017.

The Presidential decree among others established Central Upper Nile State comprising Akoka, Baliet, Pigi, and Panyikang Counties with Malakal being its capital as per 1/1/1956 colonial boundaries, in the light of the above we Southern Padang Jieng community reject your decision of annexation of Panyikang county to Central Upper Nile State which doesn’t complied with colonial boundaries of 1/1/1956.

Mr. President; we have faced serious reactions from our community of Southern Padang about the recent presidential decree that ignored our several letters of rejecting the annexation of Panyikang County to Central Upper State. Our concern is fact based on boundaries of 01/01/1956 that clearly indicates Panyikang was a small village in Tonga of Kodok District in the present Shilluk Kingdom.



By Tito Awen Bol, Nairobi, Kenya

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January 15, 2017 (SSB) — Dear Governor, I am much perturbed, baffled, mind boggled and seriously ached by the issue of the so call Municipality of Majok-Yinh-Thiou which you have inadvertently or intentionally named thus forcing me to beseech through this open letter. But before I familiarize the readers with the term or the name Majok-Yinh-Thiou or just Majok as it is commonly known. Let me give the following assurances to the governor and the entire readership (I don’t meant leadership): First, I will remain firm, respectful to avoid the usual berserk & oblivion from many writers and cordially I will stick to the issues matching the above subject.

Secondly, I am not a rebel or anybody’s sympathizer or stooge but a patriotic South Sudanese, a concerned native of Aweil East state and a beloved son of Malual Baai County. These days in our Country if one complains; he/she is connected to these nasty dark forces of rebellion so that the ‘interest group’ could create antagonism and level their ground hoping to gain after tagging such individual with the bad tag as English proverb says, “give a dog a bad name and hang it.” Thirdly on the same, I am not writing as students’ leader but an individual. So, if I err anywhere or you don’t like what I wrote then consider it as my own with no connection to students in Kenya.


Tonj Youth Union, Kenyan-Chapter, Wish all Tonj Citizens Merry X-Mass and a Happy, Prosperous New Year

By Dut Agostino, Nairobi, Kenya

Tonj Youth Union, Kenyan-Chapter

Chairperson with Tonj Youth Members, kenya; Tonj Youth Union, Kenyan-Chapter

December 22, 2016 (SSB) — I want to start by giving thanks to God for the gift of merciful year 2016.Though it was challenging; I must say it was a good year. The year when Tonj was made as a state of its own followed by many other events that made that all of us to appreciate the year 2016. Just like how it was in the former Warrap State, the newly created Tonj State demonstrate us better agendas of being stronger together and this therefore lead us into a different celebration across many of our branches in the world. Tonj state people in Canada, United States, Australia and in east African nations of Kenya, Uganda, and in Juba, South Sudan have a statements for Tonj to be a State, that should be our major success as people of Tonjdit, put in by one of us in our 9th January celebration here in Nairobi Kenya.

This sends a clear message to all of us that, our various state branches in the world where Tonj citizens’ lives have a role to plays in regards to our ongoing home town called Tonj State. One of them is peace and reconciliations amongst our people both in the state capital and in the Country in general. Since all of us have been to different places in the world it should be our highest called that each and every persons from Tonj town have a role to play in reconciling any situations in our home town. I appeal to all us that we should make it as a duty to be agents of peace within Tonj and with neighboring states.


Press release: We the Aguok-Chiek Youth and intellectuals in Juba strongly condemn the action of Commissioner Mr. Kuanyin Kuanyin

To: Hon. Abraham Gum, Governor of Gogrial State

Subject: Condemnation Letter

October 31, 2016 (SSB) —- The Aguok-Chiek Youth and intellectuals in Juba on 18/10/ 2016 had strongly condemn the letter of Aguok South/Gogrial County Commissioner Mr. Kuanyin Kuanyin who order the youths to reserves their formation upgrading of their youth leadership from former Payam level to County level.

Saying, it is illegal and unconstitutional for newly created Counties to formed youth leadership because, the whole Republic of South Sudan is under period of constitution, commissioner said.


Captain John Garang’s February 1972 letter to Ambassador Dominic Akech Mohammed

Southern Sudan, 5 February, 1972 

Dear Dominic:

Thank you for the correspondence you dispatched to this end on January 25th, instantly. Very lucky, I go them today from Kampala through the lorry. It is lucky because I am leaving tomorrow morning for the interior, about 500 miles footwork from where we last met and I will not be back for over 7 months, maybe more.

Find here enclosed a copy of a letter I wrote to General Lagu and the negotiations committee. I have handwritten it (it is 2:00 a.m) since I have packed my typewriter for tomorrow’s long journey. You may type it and if necessary you have my permission to use it BUT AFTER the negotiations ONLY so as not to prejudice the same. As you can see I am not in favor of these so-called negotiations nor do I have any illusions that much will come out of them. What is more, a settlement with the enemy at the present time is not in the best interests of the Southern Sudanese people, the Sudanese people and the African people for some of the reasons given in the attached seven page letter.


Governor Bakasoro: South Sudanese in Tears

Posted: October 13, 2016 by PaanLuel Wël in Commentary, Letters, Press Release

October 13, 2016 (SSB) — Fellow South Sudanese, let us all condemned the atrocities that is taking place in our country in the presence of the Government of the day. On behave of the voiceless and the families who lost their dear ones in the constant targeting of civilians by Government and other armed groups, I strongly condemned the killings of innocent civilians along Juba Nimule roads, Juba Yei roads and other locations in the country. I am appealing to the Government and the warring parties to spare and respect civilians.

No killing of civilian is justified under any type of and International law. They are not combatants and such indiscriminate killings should at any cost be stopped. In a civilized world no civilian should be targeted by organized or unorganized forces. I strongly believe that our struggle to liberation was not based on hateful tribal sentiment. No single tribe or tribes should be targeted by any armed forces. That is inhuman and should not be condoned by any light minded persons or groups. God bless and rest their souls in internal peace.

Condolences and Condemnation of Ethnic Killings in South Sudan by H.E. the Vice President of the Republic of South Sudan Lt. Gen. James Wani Igga, 11 October 2016

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October 11, 2016 (SSB) —- Let me begin first by conveying my profound condolences to the aggrieved families, relatives, and friends of our people who became victims of treacherous targeting recently. May their souls rest in eternal peace.

In the last few weeks and months the people of South Sudan have been undeservedly trapped in an unfortunate security predicament, which includes killing of innocent civilians along highways and elsewhere in the country. These criminal terrorist acts must be condemned in the strongest terms possible as this manifests no stain, whatsoever, of any noble political cause. Those who want government and power usually respect lives of innocent unarmed people. Otherwise, whom are they intending to rule and govern?

I hereby add my strongest condemnation of the terrorist killings which occurred along the roads linking Juba to Nimule, Yei, Bor, Kajo Keji, Meridi, Terkeka, and Torit and parts of Bahar El-Gazal and Upper Nile. Of course, these deplorable killings have all been ethnically based as they are being directed toward members of certain ethnic groups. Vulnerable civilians, including women, old people and children, have been singled out and slaughtered.



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October 11, 2016 (SSB) —- We the SPLM Leaders (Former Political Detainees) greatly disturbed by the recent increase of war and violent conflict all over again; its ever deepening intensity and level of brutality; an apparently all-pervasive and creeping sense of resentment and hate developing amongst and between members of various communities of South Sudan, we feel obliged and indeed duty bound to issue this statement, our participation in the transitional government of National Unity (TGoNU) not-withstanding.

Over the recent past, and much more so in the last week or two, very disturbing developments that include destruction and burning down of villages, homesteads and houses of civilians; the deliberate destruction of crops, food stores and means of livelihoods of the rural people; killing of civilians in towns, in villages, on the roads/ highways, especially on the Juba/Nimule, Juba/Yei and Juba/Torit roads; arbitrary arrests of people, have increased exponentially. If the trajectory of these disturbing developments is not altered, we fear that South Sudan could, within a short span of time, descend into genocidal carnage, total chaos and eventual disintegration.


Dear Mr. President

By YihHon Alewei, Juba, South Sudan

Salva kiir pic

September 27, 2016 (SSB) —- Our country has been experiencing turbulent since, from George Athor and David Yau Yau rebellions to Riek Machar madness of 2013. Our country has never been stable. The expectations of our people have been buried before their eyes and the introduction of suffering re-surfaced again.

Mr. President as our leader, you have to start listening to us… You need to introduce radical policies that will help our country to get back on its feet. You need to show to the people that you are the man they depend upon. As a president,

  1. You have to start visiting the areas that have been affected by war, by doing that Mr. President, it will give our people back their confident in you as their leader.
  2. Take out all our people in UNMISS care and relocate them to their respective areas and provide security for them. After that, ask the UNMISS to respect our sovereignty or else leave our country since their extended mandate expired on the 12th of August, 2016. Stands your ground and keeps saying no to their additional troops. If you have taken out all the IDPs in their camps across the country, there will be no point of having more troops in the country.


Dear Dr. Rita Abrahamsen: “We will prevail over the flaws of our leaders with the same will and resilience with which we fought and defeated colonialism.”

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September 19, 2016 (SSB) — We wish to respond to your letter to George Clooney of 15 September 2016, published on the website of the Centre for International Policy Studies.[1] We write not to defend Mr. Clooney but to correct some assumptions used to critique his work on behalf of South Sudan.

We were particularly troubled by your suggestion that South Sudan’s independence resulted solely, or mainly from the work of international actors; or some kind of ‘dumb stunt’ by a Holywood celebrity which has gone awry. We don’t deny that countless individuals, institutions and countries supported our tortuous route to liberty. We deeply appreciate the material and moral support we received.

Helping a people in need should never been seen as a mistake, cravings for fame, or self-exoneration –and certainly not in the case of South Sudan. As the tragic events in South Sudan have not shot Mr Clooney to stardom in the humanitarian field; it is unlikely that these can take shine off his stardom. No any other outsider to be blamed for creating the mess we find ourselves in today. As South Sudanese, we take responsibility for our successes and failures.


Regretful letter to his Excellency, the president of the republic of south Sudan, Kiir Mayardit

By Monychol Kulong, Juba, South Sudan


The swearing in ceremony of Gen. Taban Deng Ghai as the First Vice President of the Republic of South Sudan, photo by Maal Maker Thiong on July 26th, 2016, J-1, Juba

August 8, 2016 (SSB) — I wonder how I can differentiate ‘YES or NO’ in South Sudan! A human being should stand in his/her YES for yes and No for no. My President, I wish I had a God miracle today, (6th/Aug/2016) then I would have appeared in your palace and condensed you into child side and I start beating seriously.

Even when I was watching news, if you were to be nearby I would have lost self-control and slap you extremely to show my disappointment over the return of the team which you dispatched to attend African summit in Addis Ababa for the negotiation of foreign intervention to South Sudan.

Even if you didn’t go to Addis Abba, they were working under your directives. HOW MANY TIMES WILL YOU DO THIS TO SOUTH SUDANESE?


By Sirik Lang, USA

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Dear Mr. President,

August 7, 2016 (SBB) — According to the South Sudan Transitional Constitution Preamble, we, the People of South Sudan are:

Grateful to the Almighty God for giving the people of South Sudan the wisdom and courage to determine their destiny and future through a free, transparent, and peaceful referendum in accordance with the provisions of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement, 2005;

Recalling our long and heroic struggle for justice, freedom, equality and dignity in South Sudan;

Remembering and inspired by the selfless sacrifices of our martyrs, heroes and heroines;

Dedicated to a genuine national healing process and the building of trust and confidence in our society through dialogue;

Determined to lay the foundation for a united, peaceful and prosperous society based on justice, equality, respect for human rights and the rule of law;

Committed to establishing a decentralized democratic multiparty system of governance in which power shall be peacefully transferred and to upholding values of human dignity and equal rights and duties of men and women;

Conscious of the need to manage our natural resources sustainably and efficiently for the benefit of the present and future generations and to eradicate poverty and attain the Millennium Development Goals.


By David Matiop Gai, Juba, South Sudan

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July 31, 2016 (SSB) — Your Excellency, first able I want to congratulate you for your new assignment in the top leadership of our great nation and appreciated and bless your willingness, and full commitment to solve the chronic political hatred which is always fuel by outsiders to the extent of uncontrolled in the nation.

Dear Excellency, you may have an immediate advisor, or direct and indirect advisors, but due to your positive concern for the future of our beloved great nation at your heart, I would like to add my piece of advice following the rest of South Sudanese citizens who did to you dozens of congratulations before me since you was sworn in as a historical first vice President of the Republic of South Sudan, and a real cause of my writing is an extremely awareness on your legacy from present generations to another incoming generations of this great nation.


The Republic of South Sudan, Jonglei State Civil Societies

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July 19, 2016

TO: Secretary General of the United Nations,

President of United Nations General Assembly,


TOIKA countries,

Chairperson JMEC,

AU representative


Mr. Secretary General,

When the United Nations was established 71 years ago after the Second World War in 1945, the formation was meant to aim at improving the economic and social conditions of its member states and to solve political problems in the world in a peaceful and harmonious way. Unfortunately those noble objectives and dreams which president Franklin Roosevelt prophesized for the wellbeing of humanity are being turned by others into despotic and lethal weapons of oppression and suppression of the weak and the vulnerable.


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