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By Mach Samuel Peter, Bor, Jonglei state

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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


By Mach Samuel Peter, Bor, Jonglei State

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December 6, 2016 (SSB) — The government of Jonglei and Boma states signed an agreement to curb cattle raiding, child abduction and killing after days of peace conference between Murle and Dinka in Pibor. The resolution also recommend strongly establishment of join court and join police to patrol the borders of the two states.

Unfortunately last night two pregnant women were killed in Twic North County and two other children abducted by suspected Murle raiders. Besides that, three Murle raiders were killed yesterday and 8 others wounded at 11 Am in the same area. However, the fate of the Peace accord remains indistinct from dishonored accords.

For years now, the violence that ranges from child abduction, cattle raiding, road ambushes and other forms of inhumane act amongst communities of Greater Jonglei, need immediate action to rebuild the broken trust and restore order.

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Will Jonglei ranks top in SSCSE this year?

Posted: December 3, 2016 by PaanLuel Wël in Commentary, Mach Samuel Peter

By Mach Samuel Peter, Bor, Jonglei State

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December 3, 2016 (SSB) — We are in doubt either Jonglei state students will lead this year in South Sudan Certificate of Secondary Examinations given the fact that our teachers of both primary and secondary schools have been on strike for the last

11 teachers have been terminated and 30 others remain in jailed accused of snatching the timetable from the examination centers, threatening the government and unlawful strike that went on for two months.

Despite being the most affected state during the past few years of South Sudan crisis it was ranked the best in 2015/2016 South Sudan Certificate of Secondary Examination (SSCSE) SSCSE.

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By Mach Samuel Peter, Bor, Jonglei State, South Sudan

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December 1, 2016 (SSB) —- The ministry of education through a board of directors has terminated 11 teachers and ordered for 23 more to appear before the court in a couple of days with ministry’s legal advisor. The director general said the police will investigate the teachers. He is also not sure of how long the teachers will be in cell.

The arrested 23 teachers are accused of snatching the timetable from the examination centers across the schools, threatening the government with plan B which is not clear to date, lack of ethics of teaching profession by this group of teachers and unlawful strike that went on for two months.

On the 4th of October 11 teachers were terminated for leading a strike 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.

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By Mach Samuel Peter, Bor, Jonglei State

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Hon Akech Deng Kanyin, Jonglei state information minister

November 28, 2016 (SSB) —– The minister for information in Jonglei state government Hon. Akech Deng Kuanyin has said his government will hold Sudan tribune accountable for publishing fabricated and defamatory information over the weekend.

The minister made the remark at Bor airport while travelling to Juba responding to story entitled Jonglei Secretary General resigns. The story claimed 9 cashiers and too many bodyguards employed. It claims baseless, unfound propaganda such as nepotism and corruption against the government of Jonglei state. It is unclear who wrote the story because Sudan Tribune is based in Paris, France.

Since the governor was appointed, the council of ministers passed a resolution that restricted employment, promotion, termination and leave with pay because of over-staffing inherited from the former administration. Earlier before the secretary general resigns, a ministerial committee was formed to dig down deep into the existence of “useless” work force that has caused intolerable deficit against the government.

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By Mach Samuel Peter, Bor, Jonglei State

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November 28, 2016 (SSB) — The governor of Jonglei State H.E. Philip Aguer Panyang Jot visits the county headquarters as a follow up to monitor the newly created counties on Monday. The governor left capital Bor earlier this morning after addressing honorable members of the press at secretariat general.

The governor had earlier warned of amalgamation of non-proactive Counties if services are not delivered to the common people as required of the new commissioners. The statement was echoed last week by Speaker of South Sudan council of states.

Months ago, the 14 new commissioners of Jonglei State were deployed to their headquarters in a rally organized at Jonglei State Constitutional Square (council of ministers), the fourteen Commissioners affirmed their commitments to realization of SPLM vision of taking town to the people.

“I am moving to Baidit (Bor west county), it is monitoring of the formation of new counties because every month I will be meeting with the 14 commissioners,” H.E. Philip Aguer told the journalist.

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By Mach Samuel Peter, Bor, Jonglei state

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November 24, 2016 (SSB) — The vision of SPLM/A liberation struggle is getting deem and darker again in some parts of South Sudan nevertheless the government of Jonglei State under H.E. Philip Aguer Panyang Jot and the organized military wings have cultivate the youthful of patriotism, positive liberation struggle’s history and untold suffering of SPLM/SPLA founders that moved South Sudan to where it is today.

As a result of the South Sudanese Civil War in 2013-2014, the SPLM factionalized into the SPLM-Juba, led by President Salva Kiir, and SPLM-Pagak led by former Vice President Riek Machar, SPLM former detainees led by Pagam Amum Okech, etc. In Jonglei state youth unions, associations and women groups pledge their allegiance and support to the Sudan Peoples’ Liberation Movement.

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By Mach Samuel Peter, Bor, Jonglei State

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November 22, 2016 (SSB) — Hon. Dut Achuek Lual, the minister for local government, law enforcement and acting minister for information and communication in Jonglei state government, has described the IO elements terrorizing civil population in Gadiang village of Jonglei state as terrorists.

The statement subsequent the counter attacks by SPLA/IO elements on the 11th November 2016, when they launched an attack from Bieh State on Gadiang Village 43 kilometers East of Panyagor capital city of Twic North County and South East of Duk Payuel County taking 1,300 herd of cattle from the citizens of Duk Payuel, 862 head of cattle from Citizens of Twic North County, meanwhile 48 herd of cattle were killed in cross fire. One soldier and a civilian were killed in action.

Hon. Dut Achuek Lual made the remarks in a press release extended to PaanLuel Wël website on Tuesday. He accused the SPLA/IO soldiers in Bieh State for targeting the civilians of Lou Nuer who are interested in peace with their neighboring communities, the Bor Dinka.

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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.

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By Mach Samuel Peter, Bor, Jonglei State

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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.

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Deng Akech Deng, Chol Majak Deng and Madhang Khan Wuor: Who is the right man for the chairmanship of the Duk Youth Association?

By Mach Samuel Peter, Bor, Jonglei State

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October 8, 2016 (SSB) — Three invigorate contestants for the Chairmanship of Duk Padiet Youth Association on Saturday pledge to curve the current deaths characterized by child-abductions, cattle wrestling, ambushing and cold-blooded killings of civilians in the bushes of Duk and that of Greater Bor region in their campaign for leadership at White Nile Hotel.

Duk Padiet villages counter raids brought about painful and unnecessary sufferings in terms of lives, properties and emotional wellbeing to the common people on the ground.

The contestants said the state of Jonglei is on fire and factually, there would be raging catastrophe if youth fail to be organize to respond if needs be. The wounds inflected are deep and untreatable in the hearts of young people of Duk who lost hundreds of children, livestock, lives, trust and love with their neighbors. But still, they are determined to live in their war torn villages.

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