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By Majok Arol Dhieu, Juba, South Sudan

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October 29, 2018 (PW) —
I’m tired of becoming a junior in every field I joined. In 1999, when I was forcefully recruited into military, I was called a recruit which in other words means a new junior soldier undertaking training.

By the time I resumed my studies at Mayom-abun Secondary in 2001, I was called a mono by those in senior two. After I graduated from High School and joined one of the humanitarian aids organizations, I started at the most junior level.

Now, the most famous bands in my area are provoking my situation rottenly by sight-reading some of the songs those that I see could cause disunity among the societies. I’m swaying between the two trade-offs—-the join or no-join musicians’ field decisions and the fear is that I’ll become another junior with such contours on my face.

Had it not been because of this fear, I would have shown them how songs and lyrics for unity are composed, not in a way that exaggeratedly praising my own clan at the expense of other societies.

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What next after our leaders have inked this agreement?

By Majok Arol Dhieu, Juba, South Sudan

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Monday, 17 September 2018 (PW) — According to some critics, they call it a politics when we talk about issues, those that are surrounding our daily lives. They went further, to criticised the institutions where the writers who always contribute bitter facts graduated or pursuing their degrees from, to call them as institutions in the handbags. I call this as a misplaced criticism because an institution with buildings cannot fit in the metallic box leave alone handbag, unless the critics say, “some institutions with mode of study in handbags” this’s where I’d literally agree with them.

What I always say about this destructive criticism is that, even a sword must have a very powerful holder in order to slay enemies perfectly and if the holder is too weak, then his perceived or real enemies would grow in his watch. That’s that. Today, let’s talk about four issues and their solution throughout the implementation of the recently signed agreement. These are, “the want-to-haves, the have-not & the haves,” and lastly, “the governing authorities”.

First, let start it with the want-to-haves. The peace is signed only between the want-to-have and the government. I assumed, the want-to-haves are happy because they’ll have what they’ve desired all along. Though the war has been blanketed in civilians’ oppression by the rebels, it’s just a war of positions to be sincere and the evidence is that, if the reactionaries are reinstated in their positions, they’d close their mouths and feed their accounts with public funds. This time, there’s hope that they’ll not agitate this peace anymore.

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South Sudan: The jealous people always have a rough end

Posted: August 28, 2018 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Junub Sudan, Majok Arol Dhieu

By Majok Arol Dhieu, Juba, South Sudan

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Tuesday, 28 August 2018 (PW) — There was once a man who had two wives and they lived happily together with other members of the clan in a cattle-camp. His name was Loch. His first wife was Nyiker and another was Amukpiu, the second wife. Please, if the names coincided with your name in the social media or in the hard copies, make sure that, there’s nothing that have been intended for you.

Loch’s first wife, Nyiker had mothered only one child, a baby boy while Amukpiu, his second wife had mothered six children, four boys and two girls. Nyiker’s boy grew up, became head of bailiffs and quickly rose to fame because his father had bought him a colourful bull, a hornless bell’s carrier bull and other beautiful cows.

Amukpiu’s sons were having their kraal nearby their step-brother byre but because they are four boys in number and according to their custom, the elder would first become the owner till he married so that the follower takes over and vice versa, no one among them had run into fame as much as Nyiker’s son.

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South Sudan: The chicken’s owner and the mutt

Posted: July 18, 2018 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Junub Sudan, Majok Arol Dhieu

By Majok Arol Dhieu, Juba, South Sudan

Bashir vs South Sudan

Wednesday, 18 July 2018 (PW) — Once upon a time, there was a man called Matheu in the village of Warakon. He’d been mouthed by all the village inhabitants as a waste of space because he doesn’t participate in hunting and other youth activities.

One day before the sun set, he travelled to the lush green valley with his cousin in order to bring cattle back home. When they reached on the pool, he noticed wild animal’s paw prints. Before he could try to figure out if the paw prints are for a tiger or for a lion, a wounded buffalo rose up from nearby thorny bush and charged them vigorously. Matheu took a refuge in a tree and his cousin was chasing his tail round the pool.

His cousin was gored and tossed into the air by the buffalo and finally thrown into a hole in which he seized the buffalo’s horns firmly. Matheu was still in the tree with his two hands clutching one of the tree’s branches tightly. Till later in the evening when the passers-by discovered that someone is dying in the tree. He was removed out by the passers-by and his cousin was also rescued.

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By Majok Arol Dhieu, Juba, South Sudan

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Riek Machar arrival in Addis Ababa, 20 June 2018

Wednesday, 20 June 2018 (PW) — Whoever relaxes reading will disarm himself academically and land himself in a passive position. For those who refused to be cowed into alcoholic’s friendship, your knowledge hasn’t yet evaporated but with lapse of time, should you sip one cup of an alcopop made from dried yeast, you will risk frittering the knowledge away. Help yourself!

A magician without sick people brought before him for some days would slaughter a chicken in conjuring people so that problem befalls them, and then he would benefit in solving those problems. This’s the same case with IGAD in solving South Sudan problems.

The decaying classes and the labouring masses are tired of peace process being repeatedly postponed. What is wrong with this compromise peace and its revitalization forum whereas other peace deals have been hastily signed as if bees were chasing the signatories out of hall?

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By Majok Arol Dhieu, Greater Lakes State, South Sudan

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Friday, May 18, 2018 (PW) — Let me make you burn the candle at both ends, I know you’re tired because you just came back from lectures, work, gossips, evening prayers and double-edged politics. Just add this burden. You are aided with glossary at the end for idioms used in this piece.

One cloudy and dark night, Mr. Jackson sat at the fireplace with his fiancée. The beautiful dish at dinner had been croquettes, made of swede greens with some fried fritters added, and placed beside them. Mr. Jackson, the young manservant of Peter—–the Secretary of Traders Union who is very friendly to the Managing Director of the Cronic Farm.

Jackson in his outgrown uniform and unpolished black sandals take the opportunity to remind his fiancée, kindly and thoughtfully that Mr. David—— the Managing Director of the Cronic Farm will reshuffle his Senior Management Team tonight and that he had applied for the position of Shepherd Boy in the Eastern part of the Farm. He confidently promised his fiancée that if his application is considered, there will be a material change in his circumstances, and that they will lay unbreakable foundation together.

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By Majok Arol Dhieu, Rumbek, South Sudan

Dinka and Nuer

Dinka and Nuer under one nation, one people

September 19, 2017 (SSB) — I’m quibbling that these hard intelligible odds and ends I’ve been producing are not intended for those lads and lasses who are academically handicapped, neither do the dominos & tea admirers fit in the game. Please do not lodge a doleful expression or bewailed your misfortune as happening events do not come out of blue.

Let’s go if you may catch up.

It’s said that two brothers, Jang and Gadeng were in Secondary School.  Gadeng was the elder and a very handsome gentleman with itsy-bitsy eyes. The school situation was deteriorating as there was no ration for students and whenever Jang asks Gadeng if they’d go for casual works, he’d reply that he’s not a type who’d do those minors jobs. He always says that his ancestors would provide him with food in which his brother Jang retorted that this’s just an old wife’s tale that’s got no room in the modern world.

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By Majok Arol Dhieu, Juba, South Sudan

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Women rights are human rights

April 6, 2017 (SSB) — Mr. Mach, aka Mariengfol was a legitimate first born son of Monydeng Liaroteek.  He was born and grew up in the cattle camp until he turned up to thirty years old. His main activities were to take cattle to a grazing land and to a water pools or rivers for drinking.

One day, his father visited him at the cattle-camp. In the evening, he ordered a lad to fill up a gourd with milk and gave to his father. His father before sipping, had first traditionally poured little a bit some milk into the fire and whisperings to quietening their ghosts and order them to bring about lucks always on to the offspring since their forefathers were interred correctly so that bad things can’t happens.

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By Majok Arol Dhieu, Juba, South Sudan

Murle dancing

March 30, 2017 (SSB) — For the edification of the possible readers who are entirely uninformed, Mr. Michael Igwambe was a paramount chief of Gamberia village too long ago. He was said by the traditional historians that his face looks unattractive because he screwed –up ugly expression on his face always.  Not only was he rude but he had a face look like a bulldog chewing a wasp. Whenever he said something, he would look as if he is quarrelling.

Chief Igwambe and his guvnor were said to have led a renowned insidious rebellion against dictator chief Mr. Nyamer Mwaper under Gamberia Servicemen/women (GSm/w) umbrella which no one’s ever done it of late. Throughout the said to-ing and fro-ing conflict, his deputy Mr. Mali Bokora was reportedly had been leading an effective countervailing force against them contemporaneously with their common enemy because he accused them of having rudimentary knowledge about GSm/w and the purpose it was formed.

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By Majok Arol Dhieu, Juba, South Sudan

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July 9th celebration

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President Kiir and Riek Machar, challenges of the TGONU

March 20, 2017 (SSB) — I stood; with a pair of shoes in one hand and one on another, staring at the man in a well-fitting black suit neatly ironed. He seated in a car with a cigarette in his hand and smoke penetrating his nostrils and his mouth. A man whose name I later learned was Paul. His second name was untold.

He pressed a button that lowered the glass in order to speak to the people whom I was standing with. The imprudent look in the man’s eye gave me way to fear. I goggle-eyed elbow my way through the crowd of the people to the roadside little a bit far away from him because his eyes were starting to betray him as if he was having a different plan for us.

He was asked if there’s something for the day by the people I suspected to be his tribesmen because they were speaking the same dialect, but negatively, he said, “kɔc aɣöc”. I heard, but wasn’t floating my boat since I haven’t familiarized myself with the word.

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By Majok Arol Dhieu, South Sudan

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March 2, 2017 (SSB) — Whenever I hear that there is reshuffling, I feel a shiver down my spine because of my lads and lasses who’ve taken leaders as their assets. South Sudan Television and the newscasters are not friends of the people because they always spread heartrending news especially on weekends when they incumbent leaders become hangers-on. I thought they must be held accountable for the collapsed in a heap of the people decreed to go away with their relatives under their armpits.

I nearly jumped out of my skin when I heard the news that they are off. Then what about the fate of the small fry installed in offices relative-leaders? Will they continue working with the incoming government or the incoming government will come with their relatives as usual? No answer currently, we leave it for tomorrow.

I supposed to encourage them to play their cards right, but obviously, I have no their phone numbers to call them one after another. This’s why I write this piece for them instead of waiting in offices for their fate to determine their future.

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