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By Daniel Machar Dhieu, Juba, South Sudan

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December 13, 2016 (SSB) — South Sudan was meant to be great. That was the dreams of our forefathers but sadly the South Sudan we have today is anything but the dreams of our forefathers. This is not the South Sudan our fathers had in mind when the lay down their lives for the Good and unity for our nation. When our fathers pressured Khartoum government for independence the plans they have for this country was of unity and greatness. Sadly many years later we are still struggling to be united talk more of being great. How can we be great when we are not united?

Those of us born in the late rebellion of SPLM/A will agree and understand with me when a say as a child in those days we belong to nobody but we belong to everybody. We were not trained by our parents alone, the whole community trained us. (In some cases more than our parents) it doesn’t matter your tribe or religion if u misbehave any elderly person around there have the right and moral responsibility to correct you and even discipline you. And our parents will thank them. But today the case is very much different.

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Our government should address the matter of blameless butchery of people on Juba, Nimule and Yei road as major priority to grasp the killers

By Daniel Machar Dhieu, Juba, South Sudan

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Burnt oil tanker along the Nimule-Juba road, Sept 2016.jpg

September 15, 2016 (SSB) —- First and foremost, I would like to convey condolence to the families who lost their beloved people to unknown gunmen especially those who were innocently killed on Nimule, Juba, kaya, Yei and Juba, Yei road without reason let their soul rest in peace. I also thank my fellow South Sudanese people for being honest and concession during this crisis and maintain their spirit of nationalism without protesting calling for help from international community.

Although they cover a lot of challenges such as hunger problem and insecurity matter, they citizen remain supportive to government especially those suffering in Yei county, Yei River state (Central Equatoria) who are actually lock inside the den of hunger without any help from any institution their suffering is unfold policy of rebellion in the region.

In this analysis you will understand, who is responsible for citizen’s well-being and properties protection in the country? This question will help you understand where there is problem in this nation. We know very well that citizens are basically protected by government from external and internal conflict. Also government makes provision of basic needs to all citizens across the country to make sure that their basic needs such as provision of enough food, health and education facilities are well constructed across the nation.

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By Daniel Machar Dhieu, Juba, South Sudan

SPLM House

SPLM WHAT?

September 7, 2016 (SSB) — Struggle for power is a common observable fact that surrounds every determination in both the secular and religious sector, most especially in South Sudan. Many hearts have been wounded beyond healing. Blood has been shed by civil war, as well as genocide across the nation which has resulted into much rebellion this has been a common practice in our nation South Sudan. If you try to trace the roots of all these conflicts, you will find that deep down the cause of these conflicts is power struggle.

In South Sudan we have witnessed tribalism rousing during the defection of Dr. Riek Machar Teny since 1991, 2013 and 2016 rebellion where majority of Nuer stick together to fight government of republic helping Riek to overthrown the elected president of South Sudan while majority of Dinka remain loyal to government because of Salva Kiir being their son. This is a new policy in South Sudan, every group of people wants to put in the high post someone who is of their tribe or who can favor their interests. We see people go back to traditional practices of superstition in order to win elections or any appointment. Bribes also take place during these times in different ways including promises of important rank.

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Ministers of transitional government of national unity should learn to become agents of change by embracing the exigency of nation building

By Daniel Machar Dhieu, Juba, South Sudan

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Hon. Mabioor Garang de Mabioor with Retired Bishop Nathaniel Garang Anyieth and Madam Nyandeng at the home of Bishop Garang

May 6, 2016 (SSB)  — All the Ministers in transitional government of national unity were chosen by their parties and endorsed by the president of the Republic of South Sudan to represent the interests of the people, care for the welfare of the people and also drive the country to greater developed status. In today’s biosphere, leadership is about having a good understanding of the current political, economic and social dynamics. The ability of leaders to address the related concerns will enable them to face and overcome hardship that may face them.

They were actually appointed or even driven to their positions based on their ability to safeguard the trust given to them to carry out their responsibilities diligently. For the reason that, Being a leader is not just a matter of filling up a specific important position or job, but in carrying the trust, they are accountable also to people and God. Many leaders today lack this pivotal element in the leadership concept.

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By Daniel Machar Dhieu, Juba, South Sudan

Tribute to Isaiah Abraham

Tribute to Isaiah Abraham: The Dark Ages of South Sudan Liberation

February 26, 2016 (SSB)  —-  First and foremost, I would like to pass my condolence massage to the families of Victim who lost their beloved sons and daughters into the hands of bad people in this country usually known to be unknown gunmen in the country. We know very well that, the killers are not from distant but within the country who are actually evilly derived by wrong thinking of their innermost hearts which always making them  killed innocence people with the aimed of getting money which is unreasonable.  However, unknown gunmen has not been approved exactly where did they come from? We know clearly the word unknown gunmen has been a common term used in the city for sometimes with in the nation. And the government has not been willing to resolve the issue of this threat move against it position.

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The Policy of reinstating Dr. Riek Machar Teny as the first vice president is the significant step to final peace and reconciliation amongst the leaders and the citizen of South Sudan at large

By Daniel Machar Dhieu, Juba, South Sudan

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Riek Machar Teny, the armed rebel leader

February 12, 2016 (SSB) —- It came to my mind that, President Salva Kiir Mayardit has accepted to forgive and make reconciliation with those in rebel camp after hearing the presidential decree that reinstated back the former vice president Dr. Riek Machar as the first vice president of South Sudan and deputize by James Wani as the second vice president on 12th February, 2016. This was not out of nothing, it is the part of agreement signed by the two parties during the peace talked in Ethiopia capital.

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By Daniel Machar Dhieu, Bor, South Sudan

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salary

February 10, 2016 (SSB)  —  Allows me to have my voice on economical confusion in the heart of juba town, the question of hard currency has been a serious deal to tolerate for so long. Our government has failed to monitor the problem of hard currency across the country. Now, in South Sudan one Dollar has raised to 22 SSP in central Bank of South Sudan while in black market 1 Dollar has gone up to 35 SSP Yet our local citizens are not aware of the U.S dollar currency policy in the nation.

Though, The U.S. dollar is the world’s reserve currency and the founded nation of U.S dollar is the world’s biggest consumer of other currency. Other countries whose economies are centred on exports rely heavily on America’s consumption. Hence, a falling dollar is an issue many countries cannot afford to ignore. Further devaluation of the dollar is sure to come.

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By Daniel Machar Dhieu, Bor, South Sudan

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Majak and Marial Benjamin, during the SPLM extra-ordinary Convention in Juba, January 2016

February 9, 2016 (SSB)  —  Whether we are concerned with suffering born of poverty, with denial of freedom, with armed conflict in our nation, or with a reckless attitude to the natural environment everywhere, we should not view these events in isolation. Eventually their repercussions are felt by all of us. We, therefore, need effective directives from government authorities to address our national issues from the perspective of the oneness of humanity, and from a profound understanding of the deeply interconnected nature of today’s violence.

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By Daniel Machar Dhieu, Bor, South Sudan

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February 8, 2016 (SSB)  —-  It’s very vital to maintain peace and unity in the multi-ethnic and multi-religious country like South Sudan as we know very well South Sudan is actually occupied by over 64 tribes with almost three religious groups such as Christianity, Islamic and paganism as divided across geo-political lines of South Sudan.  The nation’s unity is being woefully threatened by ethnocentrisms, sentiments and tribalism. Recently, tribalism has exploded in the central part of the country causing more harm and hatred among the overall South Sudanese. In this article I would like the citizen to take a look on the Following are some tips on how to maintain peace and unity in South Sudan:

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By Daniel Machar Dhieu, Juba, South Sudan

Governor Agwer Panyang

The newly appointed governor of Jonglei state, Col. Philip Agwer Panyang, with Defense Minister Gen. Kuol Manyang Juuk and Information Minister Michael Makwei Lueth in Bor, Jonglei state

February 6, 2016 (SSB)  —  Dear Governor Philip Aguer Panyang, I would like to congratulate you on the trust given to you by the President of Republic of South Sudan H.E Salva Kiir Mayardit to appoint you as governor of Jonglei on 24th Dec, 2015 through order No. 36. Additionally, Jonglei people have given you the mandate to implement the infrastructural development projects and security plan you promised to them during your campaigned and therefore, they expect everything possible in your leadership.

I am an ordinary member of Jonglei, writing to you to express my opinion and expectations for your first term’s administration as governor of Jonglei State.  I want to tell you that in Jonglei State you are going to develop a government that will be led by the people, by which I mean a bottom up and down approach in policy formulation, because there are so many things/challenges confronting our people in our state.

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By Daniel Machar Dhieu, Juba, South Sudan

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peace for south sudan

February 5, 2016 (SSB)  —-  I would like to ask the commission for National Healing, Peace and reconciliation to set an awareness to preach all the communities of South Sudan the importance of peace in the nation. All members should be from all the communities and the government should monitor all groups in whatever they are doing. The awareness should be all level of societies in the country.

The awareness team should be mandated to organized campaigns on domestic violence, tribalism, nepotism, corruption and segregationist people. All these should discourage during peace awareness, people should be encourage loving each other as people in one nation.   It will also endeavour to promote justice and democratic principles, to expand human rights and strengthen non-military means of peace-making.

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By Daniel Machar Dhieu, Juba, South Sudan

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February 1, 2016 (SSB)  —  If you are in this nation and you have not done research before, try and do it right away. Get yourself a copy of South Sudanese newspaper sold at the street of Juba. Go through its pages to find out how many people were described in that particular edition as believable politicians or honest and selfless South Sudanese. You would be surprised to see the number of people that thoughtlessly allowed to be allied with such wonderful qualities even when they are fully aware that by what most people know about their character and evil history, it might even be considered a generous compliment to dress them up in the very opposites of those terms.

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By Daniel Machar Dhieu, Juba, South Sudan

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Politics is hindering public investment in South Sudan

January 29, 2016 (SSB)  — Over the past four months, the inflation caused by devaluation of Currency has been the subject of powerful debate at the street of Juba city till now. But today, instead of dwelling on the economic risks, I would like to turn instead to another important topic that is the relationship between economic stability and peace in the country. It is my abiding credence that they are intimately tangled. If you lose one, you are likely to lose the other item. Peace is a necessary requirement for trade, sustained economic growth, and prosperity.

In turn, economic stability, and a rising prosperity that is broadly shared both within and among outside image foster peace. Ultimately, peace and prosperity feed on each other. I believe history teaches us this lesson. We all remember how the Countless Unhappiness created fertile ground for a devastating war. More recently, in many parts of the country, economic instability provoked political upheaval, social unrest, and conflict.

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By Daniel Machar Dhieu, Juba, South Sudan

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Corruption and rebellion in South Sudan

January 28, 2016 (SSB)  —  First and foremost, I would like to greet all my fellow South Sudanese people who have face great challenges on their own soil as the result of poor leadership. I know that you have never experience the freedom that you fought for. But this what I can tell to my leaders who are holding big positions without delivering good services to people that  being a leader is not just about holding an important position, but in loud the trust, the leader will be held accountable to people. Of course all the leaders were chosen by voters to represent their interests, care for the welfare of the people and also drive the country to greater heights. In this background, leadership is an important area that needs detailed discussion and concentration.

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By Daniel Machar Dhieu, Juba, South Sudan

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May peace and reconciliation prevail in South Sudan!!

November 24, 2015 (SSB)  —  Right now, we have our President who holds the executive powers, the legislative powers, power over the military, and the power to veto the drafted constitution or create another constitutional committee if he wishes. If this alone wasn’t disconcerting enough, let’s add to it the fact that there is no organized opposition to him, he seems intent on continuing the time-honored tradition of hiring loyalist unqualified hacks and lackeys for important government positions, he doesn’t seem to have any intentions of being democratic or even create a government out of the coalition that he created, with his supporters viscously attacking anyone who criticizes him, sometimes with religious overtones.

One would think that our president must have a huge mandate to be able to pull this kind of crap on all of us, but surprisingly enough, he doesn’t. He won with 99%, with almost half of his votes coming from secular innovative voters who simply didn’t wanted Dr. Lam Akol to win. In reality, if someone did the math, one would realize that at least 7.5 million of the 8 million voters who voted in the presidential elections in Southern part did not vote to have the war again in the country.

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By Daniel Machar Dhieu, Juba, South Sudan

South Sudanese peace Talks in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

South Sudanese peace Talks in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

August 11, 2015 (SSB)  —  First and foremost, I would to greet my fellow South Sudanese plus all the readers who may have opportunity to go through this article. Honestly, I would like to share my opinion to public on compromise peace proposed by IGAD, although some people may judge my view to negatives view base on their analysis.

As peace talks is going on in Ethiopia Capital under IGAD mediation many people have learned that whatever IGAD leadership doing, proposed or planed to bring peace back to South Sudan in-order to stabilized security in the country is not working. We really need to start looking for new ways to make this country functional because as things stand now, South Sudan has collapsed in many windows. We have noted that IGAD leaders or authorities have nothings to worry about because they are been derived by money. Indeed, they have commercialized the talks.

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By Daniel Machar Dhieu, Juba, South Sudan

The Burden of Nationality

The Burden of Nationality

August 7, 2015 (SSB) — “Ask not what your country can do for you; but what you can do for your country”- J F Kennedy. This advice comes at the appropriate time for South Sudan when no one is sure what tomorrow will bring. A unified approach to problem-solving is most important at this hour of great need. We are at a stage when we should be exploiting the fact that we are virtually one family nation.

In many ways we are all related to each other. There are no grounds for tribal conflicts because tribes do not exist in our nation. What then is our difficulty in solving our problems amicably? One of the glaring problems has surfaced in the form of shameless delusions of grandeur among public officers.

It demands that we accept that we are in dire straits and identify the problems; thereafter, the solving becomes a mechanical exercise. No one person or group has the answers even though some of us are only good at pointing out the wrongs without offering any solutions; or they do advance some answers, they expect no interrogation of their applicability to our current situation.

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By Daniel Machar Dhieu, Juba, South Sudan

June 23, 2015 (SSB)  —   It is not easy task for country to operate without knowing her economic situation of productivity and distribution of its resources to the local citizen that occupied the existence nation. This has been marked as a series step as a country to eradicate some challenges before, in some developed countries such as China, British and many others were so much interesting in reservation of national forests for a country to developed smoothly. However, South Sudan is naturally blessed with so many minerals such and geographical nature rewards many people thought that our country produced only crude oil including gold, silver, diamond, and many others. Geographically South Sudan has so many national forests such as Nimuli national forest, Boma, Rojjo (Kajo-Keji) Ronge cuol akol in lake state, they are also called national parks exception of Rojjo and rounge coul akol which deserved their names locally.

Today, I   would focus on national forest about the dangers of deforestation and the importance of reforestations of both local and national forests, National forests are very economically to the country when they are put in good conservation.  Plants provide home for wilds which are productive to the entire population in the country, they also moisture the soil for agriculture that easy food security across the country, national forests provides good environmental health, and provision of many things such coals, firewood and timbers these help in domestic uses.

Therefore, deforestation has already been a major problem in our country sense especially for rural areas. These developing rural areas heavily practices cutting down of trees  on large number that loss the products of both local and national forest on their land so the destruction of such means no income and no food for them as human and wilds animals for national development. However it even gets worse as the entire population of those particular increases each day, and thus results to the increasing demand for food supply would affect agricultural practice the country to fight problem of food security in term of climate changes after deforestation. Since national forest has been steadily degrading over the years, such focus of food supplement cannot be fully met.

Hence, the idea of sustainable national forest comes into the picture. Basically, it is the idea of having to plant enough trees for the present generation without compromising that of which the future generation will have. Sustainable both local and national forest is a very ideal concept which essentially has three main folds: economical profitability, social participation and environmental health. These three folds serve as the basis for the success and failure of sustainable national forest and maintaining method. Without the full participation of one fold, the other two cannot work just as well. It is important that with sustainable a forestation, these three folds are campaigned to people and are made to grow and develop into the society.

The first aspect is economical profitability which means that through sustainable national forest it is important that its products and raw materials can gain high profitability in the market. Clearly, having good quality products mean that the country can finally compete in a regional market and thus bring more income and livelihood for its fellow countrymen.

Social Participation: Emancipating Hope for national forest.

The second aspect of sustainable of national forest is the social participation of the people. However, this aspect is not only made up of the common people, but also of the government. With these two participants combined, then sustainable reforestation can be supported in many areas of the country. The government can take part in the action through implementing different laws and reforms that ban certain human interventions in the arable land. Also, these laws can acts as restrictions for people who desire to destroy these lands for personal profit and gain. With the social awareness of the people particularly the community, then they can act as the stewards who make sure that their land is being taken care of. With the simultaneous action of these two aspects, then the land meant for agriculture can be kept safe and fertile.

Environmental Health and Stewardship, The third aspect of sustainable of both local and national forest is the environmental health. This is also a very important part of sustainable agriculture since we truly have to solve the crisis of the degrading productivity of the land. With all of the human interventions being made with the land, such as excessive tillage, use of destructible chemicals and such, the land is then left without the capacity to sustain its productivity.

Really, it is important that we sustain the land that gives us nourishment and health so that the future generation can still benefit from it. This is simply the right time to implement sustainable agriculture in different parts of the country to solve the crisis of food shortage and to further help the land become sustainable.

The writer is a student at South Sudan Christian University. Whoever like to commend on this article should reach me through email: machardanieldhieu@yahoo.com or phone me on +211956408640.


By Daniel Machar Dhieu, Juba, South Sudan

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June 16, 2015 (SSB)  —  Whether we are concerned with suffering born of poverty, with denial of freedom, with armed conflict in our nation, or with an irresponsible attitude to the natural environment and everywhere, we should not view the ongoing peace talk in isolation with national stability and insecurity.

Eventually the IGAD repercussions are felt by all of us. We, therefore, need effective directives from government authorities to address our national issues from the perspective of the oneness of humanity, and from a profound understanding of the deeply interconnected nature of today’s violence.

The proposal of powers sharing amongst the warring parties by IGAD peace mediation bloc is unreasonable and immature ruling to our quarrel and lethal actions in our nation this will undermined the opportunity of peace and stability situation across the nation. How possible that we can surrender the whole country to one party?

The proposals of endorsing President Kiir Mayardit to continue as the president for another 30 months with 53% to SPLM ruling party, 33% to SPLM-IO and 14% to SPLM-FD and other political parties.  IGAD should have to note this in excavation that there is no SPLM in government, SPLM-IO and SPLM former detainees there is only SPLM ruling party and other political parties.

It is a fault to resolve crisis by an extra problem, SPLM as a party has give the wrong impression about this country so far we should not philanthropic them another chance to funny story with people lives. The negotiation team has to be watchful of likely outcome of poor agreements if not monitored in good health by national concern.

There is no explanation of giving rebel power over upper Nile region and government with Bahr-el-Ghazal and Equatoria regions. This signifies the country is divided into two parts under two headships, which is out of people concern but for leaders. Any proposal that divide powers will be setback to our national insecurity.

IGAD has to focus on cultivating good citizen’s relations in the country, regardless of differences in tribal line, religious faith, believe, or whether people are rich or poor, educated or not, we are all 64 tribes who fought for sovereignty of this nation. When we are facing difficulties, we invariably meet someone, who may be a stranger, who immediately offers us help.

We all depend on each other in difficult circumstances, and we do so unconditionally. Therefore, we will never tolerate any division brought to us by own politicians who are fighting for their own interests. Remember, Yesterday we got interdependent, but I wonder if truly understood by our politicians. We have to be sympathetic; sympathetic in our choice of goals, sympathetic in our way of cooperation and our quest for peaceful nation.

However, responsibility for working for peace lies not only with our leaders, but also with each of us individually IGAD has to make a note of this visibly. Peace starts within each one of us. When we have inner peace, we can be at peace with those around us.

When our community is in a state of peace, it can share that peace with neighboring communities and so on. When we feel love and compassion toward others, it not only makes others feel loved and cared for, but it helps us also to develop inner happiness and peace. We can work deliberately to develop feelings of love and kindness.

If we accept that others have an equal right to peace and happiness then we will be able to make peace without redline, and we have responsibility to help those in need across the nation.  I believe many of the violations of human rights and dignity in South Sudan are the consequence of misgiving, lack of trust and true understanding of South Sudanese culture and religion.

As I have said many times in the past, it is extremely important for the South Sudanese leadership to come to a better and deeper understanding and pleasure of the South Sudanese through community’s leadership with cultural mandate and civilization of their youths. I absolutely support President Salva Kiir wise statement that we must “seek truth from facts.”

Therefore, we South Sudanese must accept the progress and improvements that SPLM ruling has already reached the destination promise land and all the doubt has been accomplished. At the same time the rebel authorities must recognize that the South Sudanese had undergone remarkable suffering and destruction during the 21 years of struggle.

In relation to current crisis, despite some development and little economic progress in South Sudan, there are chronic violations of human rights persist throughout the country. Yet they are only the symptoms and consequences of unending problem in the nation. The South Sudan authorities have so far been unable to take liberal and pluralistic view of its citizen distinct cultural and religion norm; instead they are suspicious of them and seek to control them in all aspect, which resulted into total misunderstanding.

South Sudan needs respect of human rights, democracy and the rule of law because these values are the foundation of a free and dynamic society. They are also the source of true peace and stability. It is my firm belief that dialogue and a willingness to look with honesty and clarity at the reality in among the warring parties can lead us to a viable solution of our problems.

There is a great and growing desire for perfect peace in the nation; peace that guide in a renewed commitment to ethical and divine values of the people, that resolves conflicts peaceably, employing dialogue and non-violence through peace and reconciliation campaigns that support human rights and human dignity as well as human responsibility.

We need peace that educates and promotes the urgent need to care for the citizens and its natural resources that calls upon all tribes to work towards the national development but commercial peace that may end with killing civil population.

The opinion expressed here is solely the view of the writer. The veracity of any claim made are the responsibility of the author, not PaanLuel Wël: South Sudanese Bloggers (SSB) website. If you want to submit an opinion article or news analysis, please email it to paanluel2011@gmail.com. SSB does reserve the right to edit the material before publication. Please include your full name, email address and the country you are writing from.


By Daniel Machar Dhieu, Juba, South Sudan

One Year Annniversary of SBS DINKA Radio:

One Year Anniversary of SBS DINKA Radio

April 9, 2015 (SSB)  —   Things will be better if both warring parties agree that consciousness of the culture of peace and non-violence is key to the future of this nation, and then the mass media has the potential to play a key role in developing a culture of peace and non-violence.

Unfortunately, the mass media has not been given chance to exercise its potential mandate to the entire population of South Sudan. In other concept it has almost completely been ignored by authorities inside and outside the country due to their daily preaching culture of peace and non-violence to people.

This is the conclusion of many of the organizations who have contributed to the Civil Society during the violence took off  in the nation by then and now report to the United Nations who have listed the security arena “blackout” as one of the chief obstacles to their work.

Not only does the authority ignore the culture of peace, but also they support privilege news of the culture of war and violence in the nation.

For me this comes as no surprise. As a result of my experience trying to analyze daily expression of the people of South Sudan toward their own crisis and their perception at large through commends people always as violence concern. To my understanding, our people suggests that the Violence confronts an active resistance in the mass media and related social institutions more than it confronts an inherent ignorance or ‘psychological inertia’ in ordinary people.

The myth that war is part of human nature does not appear to be so much an inherent component of ‘common sense’ so much as it is the end result of a campaign of psychological propaganda that has been promulgated in the mass media in order to justify political policies of militarism. Several types of evidence support this hypothesis.

First, one can point to increasing publicity in recent war in the mass media for the myth that war and violence are intrinsic to human nature. Another kind of evidence comes from some opinions obligation more likely to believe in the myths of the biological inevitability of violence. There was a great deal of racist propaganda during Sudan conflict with SPLM /A rebel till 2005 when the reach compressive peace agreement that ended 21 years of war in Sudan.

Such racist propaganda may be seen as a last-resort effort by those who had a vested interest in South Sudan resources and colonialism to defend these institutions by appealing to the vulnerable belief systems of individual psychology at a time when they could no longer justify the institutions by economic or political arguments.

Does today’s propaganda about the tribal basis of warfare derive from a similar effort by those with a vested interest in militarism and who can no longer justify it on economic and political grounds? If this thesis is valid, then we should expect more rather than less resistance to publicizing the message of the constitutional statement as we succeed in getting more publicity from peripheral sectors of the mass media and educational systems, and as we continue to approach the more resistant and central sectors that are linked either ideologically or financially to the military-industrial complex.

The country constitution free media houses to alert the general public on information they founded with clear source of origin. We are faced with a more difficult task of engaging in a kind of psychological warfare with certain department of the government and related institutions who are engaged in producing the very ignorance that must be challenged.

If anything, the difficulty we face may become greater as time goes on, for the more the political and economic justifications for war are discredited, the more we may expect these sectors to fall back on the psychological justifications for war.

If this is correct, the struggle for culture of peace in the mass media needs to receive top priority and careful strategy. For example, efforts such media should basically do with information alert to general public in systematic way addressing news to the nation with the spirit of Peace and non-violence to the people of the nation.

A Media houses represent person hears in daily activities of government within and outside the nation to see and inform the people about the things and progress of the government on developmental issues. Therefore, media networks are not threat to the government as people uses to say during their daily expression.

The working of media houses such as Juba Monitor, Juba Telegraph, New Times, Citizen Newspaper and televisions is not against the government or threatening any authority in the nation.

The main work and mandate of media houses is connect-ability of the general public and government authority to one channel of common understanding in the country, government may not work well without people the same to the people. Any information to the public is channel to media for easy circulation of information across the country.

Therefore, the media departments act as morning cock to the nation. They wake-up the nation on critical situations and crucial times of the nation.

The opinion expressed here is solely the view of the writer. The veracity of any claim made are the responsibility of the author, not PaanLuel Wël: South Sudanese Bloggers (SSB) website. If you want to submit an opinion article or news analysis, please email it to paanluel2011@gmail.com. SSB do reserve the right to edit material before publication. Please include your full name, email address and the country you are writing from.