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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.

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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.

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By Mach Samuel Peter, Bor, Jonglei State

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March 2, 2017 (SSB) —- A new UN secretary General has come to post and new Special Representative of the Secretary General (SRSG) to South Sudan Mr. David Shearer has also come to post, he was warmly welcomed by the government and the people of South Sudan. Personally, I wrote an article entitled the New UNMISS Chief should restore trust between UNMISS and the people of South Sudan. The article welcomes the new mandate and encourages UNMISS and the government of the people of South Sudan to open anew page.

To embark on this piece of article, the peace agreement signed in August 2015 has not been disseminated to all the areas of South Sudan especially the country side. The UNMISS had done a tremendous work sensitizing the citizens in pre-referendum to post referendum in South Sudan which led to the attainment of the hard earned independence. I expect them to do the same to re realization of the success of the ARCISS and national dialogue.

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By Mach Samuel Peter, Bor, Jonglei State

Governor Philip Agwer Panyang

Governor of Jonglei state H.E Col. Philip Aguer Panyang [photo] Jongkuch Jo Jongkuch

February 27, 2017 (SSB) — The office of the governor of Jonglei State H.E. Philip Aguer Panyang Jot has released the Security summary of 2012 and 2013 compiled by the minister for local government and law enforcement of Jonglei state government.

The insurgencies occurred when Gen. Kuol Manyang Juuk was the governor of Jonglei state. Gen Kuol at his capacity as governor organized a peace conference in which the 6 paramount chiefs of the then Jonglei state communities signed a peace agreement at Bor freedom square witnessed by the president of the republic of South Sudan Salva Kiir Mayardit in 2012.

Of recent the government of Jonglei state has been appealing to Buma state government and local authorities and the United Nation Mission in South Sudan. This call resulted into peace conference convened in Pibor and both government of Jonglei and that of Boma resulted into peace agreement signed by all the stakeholders.

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Office of the Press Secretary of the Governor of Jonglei State

Dut Achuek, Philip Aguer and Gen. Atem Zakaria

From Right Hon, Dut Achuek Lual governor Philip Aguer and director of willife Jonglei Gen Zackeria Atem.JPG

February 24, 2017 (SSB) —- Today 23rd February 2017, we scheduled council of ministers extra ordinary meeting also attended by the advisors and our focus is the security situation in Jonglei State. Our security situation is relatively calm and our major challenge is cattle rustling and child abduction.

We had tried in the past to conduct peace building with Boma state but of recent the child abduction and cattle raiding escalate to the extent we lost 15,000 herds of cattle and more than 2000 goats and over 40 children abducted in less than a year.

This situation we have forwarded to the national government. We have appeal for support from ministry of interior and ministry of defense so that the children abducted and cattle raided returned. We have also forwarded the formation of the joint integrated police compose of all the four states of Jonglei state to be trained in one place and deployed to the areas of sensitivity where the cattle rustlers surpass.

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By Mach Samuel Peter, Bor, Jonglei State

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Mary Ayong Malual

February 10, 2017 (SSB) — On February 9, 2017, raiders attacked Pakow cattle camp of Twic East. The cattle raided by the Murle armed men are being tracked by the police and other members of law enforcement agencies.

On the other hand, report from Commissioner of Bor South County confirms that the ladies abducted from Pariak were later “found killed and their bodies mutilated by the Murle abductors”.

The police of Bor South County is following the criminals towards Pibor of Boma state. Two children were abducted and 1,000 goats stolen.

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By Mach Samuel Peter, Bor, Jonglei State

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Mary Ayong Malual

February 7, 2017 (SSB) —- On January 4 2016, four women from Baidit took off to collect wild fruits in the bushes of Palep village of Angakuei area. At 10 Am, they were attacked by Murle armed men who left two of them dead and two others lying in critical conditions at Bor state hospital. A 67 year Mary Ayong Malual sustains 7 spear wounds on her ribs, back and throat. She explains the incident to Mach Samuel Peter at or state Hospital on Tuesday.

“The raiders came with hundred of goats. Some of them dress like women. Others put on breast holders with their hair plaited like women. In front of me they spear the chairlady of Baidit women association Nyariak Long dead on spot, when I try to run, one of them speared me through the ribs and enthusiast my neck with spear, they remove my shoes and a phone on my neck. I fall down unconscious. They also spear my neck four times, my back twice and it was a group of over 30 Murle armed men,” 67 year old Mary Ayong Malual explains in bed at Bor state hospital.

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By Mach Samuel Peter, Bor, Jonglei State

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February 5, 2017 (SSB) — The office of the governor of Jonglei state, department of Radio Unit corps has released 2016 security report. The report painstakingly discloses the number of attacks, children abducted, people killed during the invasions, wounded victims and amount of cattle raided.

In the report, 46 children have been abducted, 92 innocent lives have been lost, 101 others wounded and 15,611 herds of cattle and 4,323 goats raided by Murle armed men over the period of 12 months from January 2016 to December 2017.

21 incidents occurred in Twic East counties, 29 incidents took place in Duk and seven incidents transpired in Bor counties. The total number of a counter attacks recorded in the year 2016 was 57 attacks in different areas of Greater Bor (Jonglei state).

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By Mach Samuel Peter, Bor, Jonglei State

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January 22nd 2016 SSB) —- Did you know that over 1, 000 people are currently living with HIV/Aids in Bor town of Jonglei state? The number of the infected population in the villages and cattle camps is yet to be assessed.

180 people lived with HIV Aids in 2010, the number rose to 785 in 2015, and 1,067 by the end of last year 2016. The infection rate is said to be 3% of the current population. Given the nomadic background, use of condom is an abuse; however the velocity of the infection in our youngsters must be extremely high.

Out of the 1,067 infected people, only 599 are registered in the state hospital for monthly drug supply. The rest vanished with the stigma into the community.

There is limited understanding because little effort has been made to sensitize the citizens on the preliminary measures of prevention of HIV Aids, Key stakeholders similar to Jonglei Institute for Peace, Democracy and Development have a critical role to inform, educate and empower South Sudanese citizens.

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We must stop accusing the UN of war that we initiated and fueled by ourselves

By Mach Samuel Peter, Bor, Jonglei State

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SRSG to United Nation mission in South Sudan Mr. David Shearer

January 21, 2017 (SSB) — The Jonglei Institute for Peace, Democracy and Development (JIPDD) a civil society group based in Bor, Jonglei state has urged the new Special Representative of the Secretary-General SRSG to South Sudan Mr. David Shearer of New Zealand to restore the trust and respect of the united nation mission in South Sudan.

There are misleading propaganda and unfounded baseless information cooked by some institutions and interests groups to tarnish the face of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan.

Following the crisis which erupted in Juba, the wide protest which denounced the biasness of the United Nations and its successive failures in Africa was an abuse to such an international organization.

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By Mach Samuel Peter, Bor, Jonglei state

Hon Akech Yen being sworn into office on January 3, 2017 at council of ministers picture by Mach Samuel.JPG

Jonglei state minister for finance Hon. James Akech Yen being sworn into office on January 3, 2017 picture by Mach Samuel

January 20, 2017 (SSB) — The minister for finance and economic planning of Jonglei state government Hon. James Akech Yen Alier has clarifies the controversy around 27 million SSP allegedly borrowed from commercial banks.

11millions SSP was borrowed from commercial banks in form of overdraft to close monthly salary gap. The salary gap was created by 28 states. Jonglei state budget was distributed equally to the three states of Bieh, Fangak and Jonglei state meanwhile their workforce is not the same. Jonglei state has a workforce of 5,300 meanwhile Bieh and Fangak states have 1,200 and 800 workforce respectively.

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By Mach Samuel Peter, Bor, Jonglei Statealek-ajang-atem-the-abducted-daugher-of-awak-amuor-aluel

Alek Ajang Atem abducted last month and her mother killed by Murle armed men no one has been arrested so far.

January 19, 2017 (SSB) — 39 people have been killed and dozen others wounded in Duk area of Jonglei State. Among the dead are 29 cattle raiders, and 12 indigenous people of Duk Area. The raiders were confirmed to be Murle armed men.

At least nine civilians who sustained gunshot wounds in an attack on Jonglei‘s Duk Padiet County were yesterday referred to Juba Military Hospital for treatment from their wounds.

A doctor who spoke to JIPPD on anonymity for not being authorized to give statement to media said Thursday that the wounded were immediately referred to Juba on arrival to Bor State Hospital from Duk because they cannot handle the cases.

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By Mach Samuel Peter, Bor, Jonglei State

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Arch Bishop Dr. Daniel Deng Bul and Arch Bishop of Jonglei Province Ruben Akurdid Ngong during enthronement picture by Mach Samuel

January 15, 2017 (SSB)  —- The Bishop of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan and Sudan, Bor Diocese Rt. Rev. Ruben Akudid Ngong Akurdid has been enthroned as Arch-Bishop of Jonglei Provinces that include, Akobo, Pibor and Fangak on Sunday. The enthronement was done by the Arch Bishop of Sudan and South Sudan His Grace, Canon, Most Rev. Dr. Daniel Deng Bul witnessed by Bishops from  Yirol, Awerial, Jonglei and office of the Archbishop and thousands of congregation at St. Andrew Cathedral in Bor.

In his address to the congregates, His Grace, Arch Bishop Ruben Akurdid Ngong emphasized on the security of the four states of Boma, Fangak, Bieh and Jonglei states which fall under his jurisdiction as Arch Bishop. He said it would be unfair if the Arch-Bishop is compelled to take refuge in other part of the country because of the insecurity which has emptied Jonglei and neighboring states.

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By Mach Samuel Peter, Bor, Jonglei State

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January 13, 2017 (SSB) —- H.E. Abel Alier Kwai who served as Vice President of Sudan between 1971 and 1982 and as President of the High Executive Council of the Southern Sudan Autonomous Region between 1972 and 1978 has been described today as the Mohandas Gandhi and Nelson Mandela of South Sudan. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was the preeminent leader of the Indian independence movement in British-ruled India. Employing nonviolent civil disobedience, led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world

Meanwhile Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician, and philanthropist, who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the country’s first black head of state and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election. His government focused on dismantling the legacy of apartheid by tackling institutionalized racism and fostering racial reconciliation. Ideologically an African nationalist and socialist, he served as President of the African National Congress (ANC) party from 1991 to 1997.

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By Mach Samuel Peter, Bor, Jonglei State

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H.E Philip Aguer Panyang Jot speaking to Mach Samuel in his office today

January 12, 2017 (SSB) — The governor of Jonglei state H.E. Philip Aguer Panyang Jot has announced the visit of the former president of the republic of South Sudan H.E. Abel Lier Kuai Kut on Thursday.

Governor Philip describes the visit of Molana Abel Alier as blessing to the people of Jonglei state.

“The visit of Molana Abel Alier is a blessing to the people of Jonglei state as an elderly person as former president of executive council and former Vice president of the Republic of Sudan and writer of many books that we think have contributed to the liberation of South Sudan,” Governor Philip AGuer told the media in his office.

Abel Alier is coming home to see his family and relatives and the government of Jonglei state is privileged to welcome him. Abel will address the executive, legislative, judiciary wings and specialized commissions and the people of Bor town at the secretariat general rally tomorrow.

A reception committee and another special committee has been formed to arrange for Molana’s full board accommodation and reception. Able will also visit his home village Magaar where he was born. The minister for defense Gen Kuol Manyang Juuk will provide military helicopter to transport Molana Abel Alier and the delegation form Juba.

On the security situation, the governor of Jonglei state Philip Aguer Panyang Jot has assured that no security threats have been reported to his administration for the last two weeks.

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By Mach Samuel Peter, Bor, Jonglei State

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The governor of Jonglei state Philip Aguer addressing the church picture by Mach Samuel

The governor of Jonglei State Philip Aguer Panyang Jot said the 12,000 herd of cattle stolen from Jalle mid December will be returned to their rightful owners by force.

Governor Philip Aguer made the remarks while addressing the youth at St. Andrew Cathedral in a ceremony organized by youth ministry as thanks giving to God for the New Year 2017.

H.E. Philip assured the congregates that the government of Jonglei state and that of Boma state will join hands with support the Transitional government of national unity to recover the stolen cattle.

“If we follow our stolen cattle cows, God will not blame us but we shall get back whatever was taken away from us by force,” Governor Philip Aguer said. He did not elaborate more on when the campaign to return stole cattle shall begin.

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By Mach Samuel Peter, Bor, Jonglei state

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January 6, 2017 (SSB) — The governor of Jonglei State H.E. Philip Aguer Panyang Jot and UNMISS head of field offices today received the permanent constitution of Jonglei state youth Union at Jonglei state council of ministers hall.

In September 2016, a ministerial order No. 01/2016 was issued for the formation of Jonglei State youth union steering committee predestined to fuse scattered body that was divided into four based on the division of 10 states into 28 states of South Sudan.

The mandate of the steering committee geared at Constitutional review; synchronization of peaceful co-existence of communities; Security revivalism; resources enlistment; health and education has come to an end.

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By Mach Samuel Peter, Bor, Jonglei state

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These are the two pregnant sisters viciously murdered in Twic Central County and their children abducted on December 6, 2016 by Murle. The deceased were Awak Amuor Aluel and Adau Amuor Aluel RIP.

January 5, 2017 (SSB) —- For 6 years after South Sudan’s independence, peace remains hard to pin down, despite attempts by the government of Jonglei state to address the long-drawn-out violence in Jonglei State.

The gratuitous destruction and withering fighting was hypothetical to be halted by a peace agreement reach by Jonglei and Boma but some criminals wanted to prove that the agreement reached to stop child abduction; cattle raiding killing of innocent women and children at the country side is not workable.

Murle dishonored this agreement with 7 counter attacks on Bor during the month of December brutally killing 24 people, abducting 4 children and raiding more than 15,000 herds of cattle from various villages.

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By Mach Samuel Peter, Bor, Jonglei State

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The Governor of Jonglei state H.E. Philip Aguer addressing cabinet today picture by Mach Samuel

January 3, 2017 (SSB) — “When we join hand with Boma and South Sudan army the unknown criminal will be know this dry season. They will be known who they are and how the different themselves from other Murle community. Governor Philip Aguer told the council of ministers this afternoon during the swearing in ceremony of the new deputy governor, Dr. Agot ALier Leek, political advisor Lith Aluong Kang, minister for finance James Akech Yen Alier and Ayom Mach Jok the education minister.

Some criminals have started opposing the agreement signed between the government of Boma and Jonglei State witnessed by UNMISS and other agencies on 4th December 2016. The agreement was reached to stop child abduction, cattle raiding killing of innocent women and children at the country side by suspected Cobra faction elements that seemly supporting Khalid Butrus but the situation has worsen.

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By Mach Samuel Peter, Bor, Jonglei State

Governor Philip Aguer of Jonglei state

Governor Philip Aguer of Jonglei state photo by Mach Samuel Peter

Decree for the relieve and appointment of new executive members of Jonglei state government