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By Pal Chol Nyan, Juba, South Sudan

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018 (PW) — May the 16th is historic. It will go down in the annals of history that it was the year when Southerners said enough was enough. It is the day Southerners took up arms against the minority clique  regime in Khartoum.

It was in 1983 when Southerners expressed their anger publicly against economic, political and social oppression and suppression by the Northerners. Our resources were exploited by the Arab North to develop it.

Our resources were looted in a broad day light with the connivance of some sell-outs. On this occasion and at this juncture, I would like to pay  special tributes to Col.Dr John Garang de Mabior, Major William Nyuon Bany, Major Kerubino Kuanyin, Capt Salva Kiir Mayardit, now General Salva Kiir, the President of the Republic and Capt David Riek Machuoc Mum for, without their bravery, valour and resilience,it wouldn’t have been possible for us to reach where we are today.

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By Pal Chol Nyan, Juba, South Sudan

Friday, May 10, 2018 (PW) — The Central Bank Governor was relieved and his replacement announced. The expectations are high. The country economy is in ruins and became untenable. The American dollar has become the legal tender in the sense that the rate of the commodities we buy in the market daily are determined by the rise or fall in the dollar exchange rate.

All that we do and the businesses are governed by dollars including the food we eat even at home. You find couples quarreling over expenditures. It is, in essence, not women’s fault. The prices are regulated by the traders at their whim dictate. The Chamber of commerce is non functional.

The Municipality is fond of saying things they don’t see implemented. What they do does not worth its while. The big man needs to pay attention. The businessmen and women union is also not having teeth; what they say does not carry the day. The traders and their collaborators are exploiting the destitute and the impoverished.

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By Pal Chol Nyan, Juba, South Sudan 

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A jovial President Salva Kiir and SPLM-IO Chief Negotiator Taban Deng

Wednesday, May 09, 2018 (PW) — It must be made unequivocally clear that President is a man of peace. He is staying and will continue to do. The detractors have to get this point clear. If we need peace, it will come from him and based on his decisions.

Let me hope the next round of talks shall not be about positions; but to discuss how to go about ceasing all forms of hostilities and addressing the root causes of the conflict; and eventually bring peace.

The country is but left in a pool of debts by the former comrades. That has now brought this worst economic situation. They didn’t deliver on their promises to serve when they took oath of office before you. Their tenure has all the way been chaotic. South Sudan is not them and neither are they.  (more…)


By Pal Chol Nyan, Juba, South Sudan

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Diktoor Dau Riak, Palotaka

March 29, 2018 (SSB) — Thank you brother Michael Koma for your kind compliments. We appreciate your acknowledgment of the services we offer to our needy people especially the sick for which we have been trained. The Administration is grateful to the Dawn newspaper for advertising how we render the medical services.

We didn’t just choose to treat people out kindness. It is our noble profession with rules governing us in how we carry out our medical duties.

Medical ethics and Hippocratic Oath provide that practicing medicine is first and foremost about saving lives. The money comes second. Sick people deserve to be treated without fear or favour. That is what the Hai Mawuna Medical team is trying to do. The Administration of Mawuna Medical Complex understands and knows the current imposed economic hardships the people face.

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The Unfortunate Orphans of the Vivacell Saga in South Sudan

Posted: March 28, 2018 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Junub Sudan, Pal Chol Nyan

The government of Juba shut down Vivacell operator Network Company

By Pal Chol Nyan, Juba, South Sudan

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March 28, 2018 (SSB) — The government of Juba has shut down Vivacell network yesterday. The closure seems to be connected or marred by conflict of interests.  I was amazed at the fastest pace out of which the Vivacell operator network was shut down by the NCA on the stern orders from the above; rendering hundreds of thousands jobless and cutting of communication and business deals.

It was abruptly done as if the end was here with little did they know that it will have deleterious impacts on the employees. Now the employees will not be able to pay school fees for their children, feed their families, rent houses and meet other amenities.

Highly placed government source says the Company is supporting the FDs and they use their shares to fund what the source called their “subversive activities. The government spokesman said they were closing it down because the company does not want to reduce the calls tariffs and that it is not complying with the regulations of the government. The other narrative says the company owes the government some arrears of taxes.

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By Pal Chol Nyan, Juba, South Sudan

HIV-AIDS prevention: Thank to PrEP and PEP, you can protect yourself and love ones from HIV/AIDS

Thank to PrEP and PEP, you can protect yourself and love ones from HIV/AIDS

March 26, 2018 (SSB) — With war and hunger; everything is possible. We cannot be surprised to see the ills now happening. Poverty is the cause of all evils. It is the cost of prostitution which brings about transmission of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections.

It is good to bring it to the attention of those who want to live long that it is not only HIV/AIDS that is sexually transmitted. Hepatitis B and C are also transmitted through sex, blood transfusion and sharing of sharp needles just like HIV/AIDS. They have different ways of leading to death. B causes liver cirrhosis and C causes cancer of the liver.

There are also other sexually transmitted infections like syphilis and gonorrhea besides other viral infections sexually transmitted too. They are many. We need to be careful and stick to our partners. Why do people want to die when they know the cause?  I know we are mortals and will eventually die no matter how long we live on earth but let us help God to safeguard our lives.

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By Pal Chol Nyan, Juba, South Sudan

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President Bush with President Salva Kiir at the Oval Office, White House

February 12, 2018 (SSB) — I take my hat off to General Salva Mathok for speaking out against anti-American political rhetoric and more specifically against the incumbent Administration. It was misplaced although I admit that the imposed arms embargo and calling the President as the unfit partner is uncalled for but it needs to be addressed in a diplomatic way.

Our country is too young to engage in volatile arguments with the West and the Region. Who can deny that America has been a staunch supporter of the SPLM/A since the days of armed struggle all the way to the attainment of Independence? America has been spending millions of dollars for Southern and South Sudan.

Their contribution cannot be underrated but this should not prevent us from expressing our grievances once aggressed. Our country needs a panel of experts and a think-tank to iron out our differences with the international community and help streamline our foreign and domestic policies. It should not just be wealthy individuals dictated by their emotions to set us against superpowers without the consent of the President.

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By Pal Chol Nyan, Juba, South Sudan

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January 30, 2018 (SSB) — Thank you, Professor Muludiang for having come out clearly against fake degrees. This situation of admission for degrees without the prescribed preconditions are destroying not only Zimbabwe but also our country. The truth of the matter as you clearly and succinctly stated is that this woman has never set foot on the campus of any University.

It was Mugabe, her husband, who awarded her with a PhD without having had to go through the normal academic way of earning a Doctorate of Philosophy.  Close home, some of our people have also set to obtain degrees as if the knowledge was in having a Master’s or a PhD degree.

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By Pal Chol Nyan, Juba, South Sudan

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South Sudan must be weaned off war

January 17, 2018 (SSB) — Analysts and journalists/writers wrote and spoken loud and clear about the deteriorating economic situation. Why torturing and starving people to death when the solution needs just a stroke of the pen? They said and complained on behalf of the people that it is bad. The designers and the beneficiaries of this chaotic situation picked it up and allude all these talks to an incitement.

It cost even senior technocrats their jobs. They are now on the run. Who doesn’t know that our own pound is dead? The only lifeline is American dollars, which is for the hoi polloi, like mining a gold. Families have broken up. Children left their homes. They dropped out of schools as their parents cannot meet school requirements nor afford medical bills.

These kids are roaming about in Juba and involved in committing crimes. The government employees have run to private sectors to seek for well-paid jobs, of course in hard currency. Despite what we all see and feel, there is no any plan in sight by the wielders of power especially the economy clusters which include the Central Bank on how to revive it.

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By Pal Chol Nyan, Juba, South Sudan

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South Sudan must be weaned off war

December 6, 2017 (SSB) — This war must stop forthwith. This is what we have been calling for but it has been being ignored by the beneficiaries. The people of South Sudan need permanent home-made peace but not an imported or imposed one; for stability and sustainable development. They are traumatized and tired of war.

They have tasted a big dose of the bitterness of the escalating war; it is manifest in their attitudes and conduct characterized by violence; pride, rudeness, and unkindness. They lost their properties. They are made homeless. Many lives have been lost in the hands of armed men without accountability.

Are we not ashamed of our own actions; seeing our people languishing under squalid conditions in the camps? They have no enough food and water; no medical care and other basic amenities.

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By Pal Chol Nyan, Juba, South Sudan

November 17, 2017 (SSB) — The Zimbabwean Army Chief warned sternly a week ago that if the purges of the war revolutionaries by Mugabe and the leading members of the G40, his inner circle, of his ruling Zanu-PF did not stop, the army would not hesitate to step in to rescue the situation and the people of Zimbabwe who have survived under the dictatorial rule and oppression of the 93 year-old war veteran.

It did not take a week before the General surrounded the Blue House, Mugabe residence and the ZBC with tanks and troops in downtown Harare. He assured the people of Zimbabwe and the world that President Gabriel Robert Mugabe’s safety and that of his wife Grace was guaranteed.

The General said it was not a coup but a crack-down on the criminals around the President. The spokesman of General Constantino Chiwenga said Gabriel Robert Mugabe is still the President and the commander-in-chief of the Zimbabwean Defence Forces.

The targets are the criminals around him who are causing social and economic unrest in the country. The Chair of SADC President Zuma said he would be sending an envoy to talk to the General and President Robert Mugabe to maintain law and order in Zimbabwe and to restore stability.

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By Pal Chol Nyan, Juba, South Sudan

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He rose from death and appeared to his disciples in an open top car: The case of President Kiir

November 6, 2017 (SSB) — There is no country governed by rumors; misinformation and disinformation. It is governed by the Constitution; the supreme law of the country and land binding on all.

There is no reason why the situation in the Capital should be stirred up on unfounded and baseless rumors. The custodians of people’s security ought to find out. The rumor-mongers need to be tracked down. They are the causes of the ongoing havoc. The panic in the town is their making.

Yes, we are getting scared with the heavy deployment of the troops; but we are informed that it is normal despite that they are dressed and in full gear as people poised for any eventuality. I wonder how classified security information should always be spreading like a wildfire.

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By Pal Chol Nyan, Juba, South Sudan

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October 25, 2017 (SSB) — Medical profession is like any other discipline. Medicine is an evidence-based practice to diagnose and treat diseases. It is therefore not meant to generate wealth; mammon. It is humanitarian and those who practice it must show love and trust, they must be humble, co-operative and not be hot-tempered. That is what is translated that doctors should not get angry which is wrong. They have sentiments.

Those are, among others, the desired characteristics and qualities of somebody who practices medicine. They show remorse. They care and put themselves in the place of the sick. Medics do not prevent death. They save and try to prolong lives. As you are well aware, they die too. They are immortals and have their weaknesses.

They practice their profession guided by medical ethics and Hippocratic Oath. The purpose of writing this is to inform the people, those enslaved by ignorance, that doctors have no divine powers to block and prevent the superpowers of the Omnipotent God from calling His subjects; when and where necessary.

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By Pal Chol Nyan, Juba, South Sudan

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October 7, 2017 (SSB) — For over a week long now, there has been an intense fighting in Waat. The fighting is between the government forces and the SPLMIO loyal to Dr. Riek Machar Teny.

It is reported that the death toll is high and the destruction caused unimaginably. Victories scored aside, both sides accused each other of exaggerating figures of the casualties according to the VOA. Senseless as the killing is, it is not supposed to be dwelled on by people in their right minds and with clear consciences.

It is to be noted that those fighting are sons and daughters South Sudan and more importantly, Greater Lou Nuer connected by blood but divided by war and political ideologies engendered by the Juba Nuer massacre in 2013; and the revenge killings of the Dinka in the areas of the Nuer.

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By Pal Chol Nyan, Juba, South Sudan

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September 26, 2017 (SSB) — With the escalating destructive war, many people have been forced to flee. Others live to seek protection in the congested UN camps resembling Nazi concentration camps under squalid conditions. The international community is working and exerting efforts to make sure war stops and life returns to normalcy.

The civil society organizations also work around the clock to make sure the war stops. If my memory serves me well, the President said he is not happy seeing his people dying always and running for their lives. Nobody knows whether the concern is real or imaginary.

Leaders who are concerned by the lives of the people usually devise ways and means of stopping what is making people suffer even if it costs them their jobs.

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By Pal Chol Nyan, Juba, South Sudan

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R.I.P Comrade Kawac Makuei Mayar, of Jamus Battalion, SPLA

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R.I.P Comrade Kawac Makuei Mayar, of Jamus Battalion, SPLA

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R.I.P Comrade Kawac Makuei Mayar, of Jamus Battalion, SPLA

July 27, 2017 (SSB) — I was in the red army of the SPLA and knew Gen. Kawac Makuei perfectly well. He joined the SPLM/A in 1984. He was a member of the Jamus Battalion under the Late Kerubino Kuanyin Bol together with Victor Ayolnhom. They did not receive the training because they joined the bush as politicians.

Then, Kawac was commissioned as a Lt. Col and given two Coys from Jamus battalion which were going to Bahr El Ghazal for mobilization of Muor-Muor Battalion .He was with Captain Elijah Hon Top as a political commissar and 1st Lt Deng Alor Kuol to mention but a few.

There, they met the A2 politically headed by the Late Lual Diing Wol, Late Miakol for the military wing and deputized by Malong Awan. 24 of the senior officers of A2 were enrolled in shield one Cadet in Bonga Military Training School which included, among others, Miakol himself, Paul Malong, James Ajongo and Pieng Deng Kuol.

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By Pal Chol Nyan, Juba, South Sudan

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Juba, South Sudan

May 31, 2017 (SSB) — Dear Your Worship, I am a South Sudanese who believes in objective realities and facts of life. I believe in the true patriotism and nationalism. I am not affiliated to any political party. This belief has no strings attached; like flattering leaders for a political job. I live my own life as a South Sudanese.

I managed to resist the path of tribalism and when I am asked, which tribe do I belong? My answer is and has always been categorically that I am a patriotic citizen of South Sudan. Having chosen these principles, it has made me to live below poverty line. Convinced of this, I will be the last man in this country to betray my God-given rights for cheap means.

The reason for writing to you is that this country is ours. Generations will come and go but the land will remain. The current war situation has put this country at a crossroad. The beneficiaries are the protagonists of the ongoing senseless war who pray day and night for the war to continue. They are actually exploiting us. Some war beneficiaries are the bodaboda riders.

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People live on earth with talk” Dinka Bor saying”.

By Pal Chol Nyan, Juba, South Sudan

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May 8, 2017 (SSB) — South Sudan found itself embroiled in a devastating civil war. It has cost lives and brought about untold suffering. Millions of people are displaced. There is famine declared in some parts of the country. This civil war has been escalating and ongoing for the last three and close to four years. They are South Sudanese fighting and killing themselves. It is foolish to celebrate as a victory if you have slain your brother from anywhere in the country. I will be the last man to do it (God forbids).

Our own people are targeting themselves on high ways. This situation is untenable. It has temperamentally forced the President of Sudan to threaten that he would intervene. In the event that he fails, he would consider the international pressure to have the two countries re-united. This rhetorical statement has angered and caused a row among those who voted for secession.

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By Pal Chol Nyan, Juba, South Sudan

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Sovereign dinner for famine-stricken Junubeen

April 8, 2017 (SSB) — The country, which could have been a land of milk and honey, is at war with itself. The economy has crumbled and attempts to revive it produce no efficacious results. The government says it is trying its best to help rectify the situation but we are yet to see something tangible. There is no hope for the future at all and if any, it is a remote possibility.

There are disheartening reports of widespread killings and insecurity in some parts of the country. It is too hard to bear.

Another disconcerting news is that the students in Zimbabwe are in limbo; they are marooned in the Embassy of South Sudan there. They have been kicked out of the classes and dormitories because their tuition fees have not been paid. They have nothing or little to eat. Their parents are asked by the Ministry of Higher Education to send them air tickets to return home.

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“The newly appointed Governor of Ruweng state Hon. Them Machar Kuol was sworn at the state House in Juba today before President Salva Kiir Mayardit.The swearing in ceremony was attended by the First Vice President, Taban Deng Gai and was presided over of Justice John Gatwich, the Deputy Chief Justice. In his remarks after the swearing in of the governor, President Kiir appeal to the newly appointed governor to work and cooperate with the community members in the state. President Kiir called on the Governor to dialogue with the people in a peaceful meaner in order to find a solution in the state. President Kiir also stressed on the important of the implementation of the peace agreement in the Country. Meanwhile Taban Deng said the appointment of Them is aim at uniting people of Pan-Aru as well as the whole state of Ruweng with its neighbors. He disclosed that he nominated him because of his hard work and determination to deliver.” via Maal Maker Thiong.

By Pal Chol Nyan, Juba, South Sudan

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The newly appointed Governor of Ruweng state Hon. Them Machar Kuol

April 3, 2017 (SSB) — Ruweng State is an offshoot of the former unity state now divided into three states as per the EO/36.The Compromise peace agreement popularly known as ARCISS provided for the already existing 10 states and that Governors of Upper Nile and Unity states shall be the nominees of the SPLM IO.

To the surprise and chagrin of many including the Protestants, it turned out that the SPLMIO, with some concessions after the bloodiest incident at J1, was given only one state with some deputies in other States. That state is none other than the Ruweng state whose owners, leaders and intellectuals for that matter, now beat their chests and threaten to fight the government to the last man.

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