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By Michael Chol Tor, Juba, South Sudan

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Thursday, January 24, 2019 (PW) —- Northern Upper brothers and sisters spent decades fighting for freedom and Independence of State 1990s. In Northern Upper we joint hands to attain goal of independency. Fortunately, the State established with full sovereignty. This credential be to President and his cabinets. In sociology, social divisions are categories as class, race, gender and geographic location that indicate differences in lifestyle and experience.

Social divisions stem from the concept that society is divided between the powerful and powerless. There are potentially hundreds of social divisions, but the largest is class. Access to education, employment and healthcare is different for lower-class members of society. Income inequality affects a myriad of statistics from violent crime rate to stress-related illness.

There are many subcategories under umbrella of the class division. Sociologists study the impact of further social divisions due to race, gender, marital status, health, rural location to decipher the impact of these categories on daily life. Some divisions have a stronger impact on an individual place in society than others and the way society views and processes these divisions can change and evolve over time. (more…)

The role of UNMISS PoCs in South Sudan

Posted: April 2, 2018 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Junub Sudan, Michael Chol Tor

By Michael Chol Tor, Juba, South Sudan

Prof Majok Kelei stands next to UNMISS chief at Council of ministers in Bor picture by Mach Samuel

Prof Majok Kelei of Dr. John Garang University stands next to UNMISS chief at Council of ministers in Bor, picture by Mach Samuel

April 2, 2018 (SSB) — The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) is the newest United Nations peacekeeping mission for the recently Independent Republic of South Sudan, which became independent on 9th July 2011. UNMISS was established on 8th July 2011 by United Nations Security Council Resolution 1996 (2011).

UNMISS is since December 2016 headed by Special Representative of the Secretary-General David Shearer who succeeded Ellen Margrethe Loj. As of August 2015, it is composed of 12,523 total personnel (11,350 military and 1,173 police). It is headquartered in South Sudan capital of Juba. UN Security Council resolution 2132, 24th December 2013 authorized a military component of up to 12,500 troops, and police component of to 1,323.

In a July 2012 speech, a day after the extension of the mission, Hilde F. Johnson spoke in Juba about the progress of her organization UNMISS.  Hilde F. Johnson discussed the mission’s protection of civilians and the documenting and verification of incidents. Hilde discussed the January 2012 Lou Nuer attacks in Jonglei State whereby the actions of UNMISS in deploying peacekeepers and alerting the government resulted in thousands of civilian lives saved as well as progress in areas such as policing, justice and democracy.

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By Michael Chol Tor, Juba, South Sudan

Bior-Matoto, Gier Chuang, and Telar Ring Deng

Bior-Matoto, Gier Chuang, and Telar Ring Deng, December 1984

March 29, 2018 (SSB) — Pain is a distressing feeling often caused by intense or damaging stimuli. The International Association for the study of Pain’s widely used definition defines pain as “an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage” however; due to it being a complex, subjective phenomenon, defining pain has been a challenge. In medical diagnosis, pain is regarded as a symptom of an underlying condition.

Pain motivates the individual to withdraw from damaging situations, to protect a damaged body part while it heals, and to avoid similar experiences in the future. Most pain resolves once the noxious stimulus is removed and the body has healed, but it may persist despite the removal of the stimulus and apparent healing of the body. Sometimes pain arises in the absence of any detectable stimulus, damage or disease.

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By Michael Chol Tor, Juba, South Sudan

Kerubino, Arok and Nyuon

February 20, 2018 (SSB) — A bloc in this sense is understood to mean a group of countries with similar political aims and interests, and as such, act together as a bloc over some political or economic issues. It can also be termed as a group of people, combined with a common interest or purpose within the country, region, Continent or Community.

Politic, as defined by many political sciences, is believed to be an art of making decisions that are either geared to safeguards particular member’s interests or a group of people (bloc). It can also refer to an exercise of achieving a political objective and positions in the Government, with aims to secure a particular political, economic or, social interests.

Those with political conscious do it with the objective to control over a certain aspect of the community’s wealth and influence.  In other words, politics is the study of Governments’ systems and how such Government provides service to the Community or Citizens at large. It is through this act of politics that Country’s wealth is shared based on the availability of Constituency in the country.

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By Michael Chol Tor, Juba, South Sudan

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January 14, 2017 (SSB) — Poverty is one of the main causes of hunger in South Sudan. Many individuals and families have to make a trade-off between buying food and paying for other expenses such as health insurance, utilities bills, medical expenses and others. Poverty affects access to nutritious meals and restricts resources to finding these nutritious meals. Natural disasters such as floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, and tornadoes, exploitation of the environment, and war are additional causes of hunger.

Ending poverty is everyone’s business. I welcome you to join our hands together in this year 2017 for poverty reduction summit and hosted an energetic agricultural Communities summit in South Sudan and the City of South Sudan in Juba, one Capital States where we will build on the work of our previous agricultural plans in 2015 and 2016. In 2017 we will be expanding the conversation to examine the role of business and multi-sectoral approaches to poverty reduction from across the South Sudan.

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