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The two social love birds – Amer Mayen Dhieu and Makwei Mabioor Deng, finally tied the family robe on Saturday, 14 0ctober 2017, at Emmanuel Jieng Parish with a reception at Freedom Hall, in Juba, South Sudan.

By Awuol Gabriel Arok, Juba, South Sudan

November 1, 2017 (SSB) — On the 14th October 2017 in Juba; South Sudan the two known and brilliants Stars fused their hands in the marriage ceremony. Early on the sunup of that fine-looking and well attended day, Makwei Mabioor Deng and Amer Mayen Dhieu thudded the marriage drum as their relatives, friends, colleagues, and neighbours turned up in full-size to witness the laying on of their marriage and family stone based on Architectural certainty that the scene of strong and striking house is the pride of every house owner.

Watching the two gigantic global birds as their hand clinched together was the greatest harvest that the attendants was blessed with that evening. The marriage union of two academic giants with expanded knowledge in the modern world history was one of the rare and successful stories of the modern era that happened on that Saturday evening 14th, October 2017.

Makwei Mabior Deng as a Scholar, Writer and Analyst has wholly been rewarded with a GREAT CATCH, his hunting skill has precisely led him to resourceful hunting ground; CONGRATULATIONS TO BOTH, their coming together as wife and husband was highly applauded by everyone including their colleagues in Thinking and Acting. The wedding of Makwei Mabioor Deng and Amer Mayen Dhieu was so unique in the sense that the two respected Thinkers and Social Analysts have reef knot their idealistic nets into ONE & SUPER GRADED ONE.



Tributes and celebration of the illustrious life of the late Sebit William Garang Dut, former teacher, SPLM/A war veteran and guardian of the Jesh-Amer of Palotaka

By Atem Yaak Atem, Australia

Sebit William Garang Dut

The late Legendary teacher, veteran of the war of liberation, and former guardian and father of Jesh-Amer of Palotaka, Ustaz Sebit William Garang Dut


September 13, 2017 (SSB) — Sebit William who has died in Juba was a man of the people. A career teacher, late Sebit taught for a number of years in Bor town, the capital of the former Jonglei province. At the outbreak of Sudan’s second civil war in 1983, he joined the new insurgency, trained and fought as an officer. In1990s Sebit William was deployed as teacher and carer of what foreign news media and critics of the SPLM/A interchangeably called unaccompanied minors and lost boys.

In the shadow of a pioneering father

The man who became known as Sebit throughout his life, was at birth named Chol¹, alternatively referred to as Chute (Cuutë). Son of late William Garang Dut Goch, Sebit was born in Bor town where he grew up, received his primary education and in later years became a primary school teacher. He came from a huge family; his mother was Garang’s first wife among several of them. Sebit had many siblings.

William Garang Dut was one of the first boys from the former Bor district to go to school and acquire an education that was high by the standards of the day. After successfully completing Nugent School Loka in Equatoria province, William Garang became one of the few much-sought after Southern Sudanese. His peers hailing from Bor district included Manasseh Pach, Rekeboam Akech Kuai, Jeroboam Machuor Kulang, Mark Moses Akol, and Gabriel Aluong Kang Makuei.


By Awuol Gabriel Arok, Juba, South Sudan

Lengendary singer, Ajang Kuir Malong

The legendary singer, Panan Ajang Kuir Malang

August 9, 2017 (SSB) — Preeminent yearning for eternity and positive reception for what individuals have done while alive are the only accolades given to them by those they have mentored and fashioned after they are gone from the face of the physical world of flesh and blood, Ajang Kuir Malang was a great giant of literature, crafting both in slapstick and Music.

Ajang Kuir Malang arty style of capturing his fans attention through powerful poetic expressions of observable facts was absolute. He was an icon of literature as manifested in most of his songs.

Agongdhuor, as he was popularly known, was an artist with vocal and powerful voice, during his life time Ajang Kuir Malang was an MC, a musician and a teacher before he met his unfortunate death he was a staff at Upper Nile University.


The 12th Anniversary of Dr. John Garang’s death: Return in Peace (R.I.P) Dr. John Garang de Mabioor

By PaanLuel Wël, Juba, South Sudan

The Late SPLM/A Leader, Dr. John Garang de Mabioor Atem Aruai.

July 30, 2017 (SSB) — Dr. John Garang, the former SPLM/A leader, was killed on Saturday, 30 July 2005, near the town of New Cush in Eastern Equatoria state, in a helicopter crash on his way back from Rwakitura, Mbarara district in western Uganda, to New Site, Eastern Equatoria state, South Sudan, after paying a two-day private visit to his longtime friend, President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda.

Among those killed onboard the M1-172 presidential chopper were Dr. John Garang and his aides: Lt. Col. Ali Mayen Majok, Lt. Col. Amat Malwal, 1st Lt. Deng Majok Kuany, 1st Lt. Mayen Deng Mabior and 1st Lt. Oboki Obur Amaybek on the Sudanese side; on the Ugandan side were: Chief Pilots Col. Peter Nyakairu and Captain Paul Kiyimba; Flight Engineer Major Patrick Kiggundu; a Protocol Officer at the Presidential Palace, Samuel Andrew Bakowa; the helicopter’s Jet Officer Lt. Johnson Bahebya Munanura; a signaller with the Presidential Escort, Corporal Hassan Kiiza; and a flight hostess on the helicopter, Lillian Kabaije

On this 12th anniversary of Dr. John Garang’s death, the following articles—and poems—might help us to make sense of his untimely demise and, more importantly, to commemorate his illustrious life as one of our revolutionary fighters in the cause of the liberation of South Sudan.


By Amer Mayen Dhieu, Brisbane, Australia

Burial of Isaiah Ajak Mabior Aruei

July 29, 2017 (SSB) — One and half month ago, Heaven gained itself a beloved father, a great uncle and a veteran of the war of liberation in the spiritual form of ISAIAH Ajak Mabior Aruei. Ajak hailed from Dacueck community, Nyuak Payam in Twic East County of Jonglei State.

The precious soul, popularly known as “Thar-Yau”, represented not only Dacueck community in Australia but also served as a representative in Twic East Community Association in Australia, in addition to numerous other major personal achievements he had accumulated in his name.

Sadly, he unexpectedly passed away in a regrettable medical operation that has left everyone wondering what had really gone wrong.

Today, on the 29th of July 2017, in Capital Hill Canberra, the widowed community of Dachueeck, together with relatives and friends, will solemnly lay his body to rest, something any mother, father, wife or child never wish to live to witness.

The truth is that the irreplaceable soul is forever gone and the heartbreak will live forever at the heart of those he has touched.


By Pal Chol Nyan, Juba, South Sudan


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


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


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.


By Okello Peter, Juba, South Sudan

May 16th: Celebrating the Founding of the SPLM/SPLA

July 27, 2017 (SSB) — Agitated by the information that young boys were being molested in Malakal by Arab teachers, Anthony Bol Madut joined the liberation struggle when he was just a young student – in the early sixties. He is a member, soldier, information gatherer for the Anyanya-1, gun-buyer and as early as 1983, one of the founders of the SPLA/M. After 1972 agreement, he was one of the fighters back then who did not believe that the Khartoum Government would honour the agreement; so in 1975, he shot his Arab colleagues and went back to the bush. Karbino Kuanyin, a Captain by then failed intentionally to capture Sergeant Anthony Bol, as he was being chased, a fugitive as he was. The Dawn considers Anthony Bol a patriot, like many others of his time, and therefore, among the nation founders and freedom fighters in this country. A well-known sharp shooter, a fearless commander, Anthony Bol fought for the rights, liberty, and freedom of South Sudanese citizens back then.

The Dawn’s senior reporter, Peter Okello caught up with him, shortly after his return from South Africa, where he had gone for periodic medical checkup.


By David Mayen Ayarbior, Juba, South Sudan

Ustaz Donato Deng Mayen Amet Ayalbior

Ustaz Donato Deng Mayen Amet Ayalbior

July 15, 2017 (SSB) — It has been three short months since our father, Ustaz Donato Deng Mayen Amet Ayalbior, passed on to the next world to join a community of those that have gone before him. The gap he left in our family as a father and moral authority is still huge. And even though we have all accepted the fact that it was his time to rest, given his long struggle with a host of stroke-induced ailments, we still wish it did not happen. I guess that is the same feeling of those who have lost loved ones.

On Saturday 8th July 2017, a belated final funeral prayers (the customary 40th Day Prayers) was conducted at the family home in Denver, Colorado (United States), where it was attended by relatives, in-laws and friends. Like during the prayers in Kuajok, his spirit was felt in Denver too.

After much hesitation, I decided to write this tribute to him, at least for those who did not get to know him. Not that they need it, but just for them to know about a South Sudanese teacher and one among the first generation of the country’s political pioneers who devoted their lives to country and profession. They were a different breed of politicians and intelligentsia, some of whom are still active today, may the Lord extend their lives for this country.


Tributes, Homages and Salutations to one of the eminent South Sudanese artists, David Garang Deng Aguer, popularly known as “Adun Ciin Daam”

By Awuol Gabriel Arok, Juba, South Sudan

Artist David Garang Deng Aguer

Artist David Garang Deng Aguer

December 28, 2016 (SSB) — With distress and grieve you will be missed David, never did you see the morning and evening of 27 December 2016 deep into the New Year 2017 which you have just missed by 5 days, lifeless feverish had just taken hold of you on the gloomy evening of 26 December 2016 and greatly robbed your loving relatives, friends, colleagues and people of South Sudan of your precious soul and comforting Art.

Dear David; with heavy heart and watery eyes, I salute your wholesome comradeship, your energetic and visionary dream as the bible says ‘‘Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful givers’’  2 Corinthians 9:7 of which you have bravely responded to without reservations.

Dear David; you have given the people of South Sudan a complete and connected switch that will remains in history, your humble songs did not only entertain us but have united and counseled our minds that have been traumatized by the long wars of liberation, preciously when the need for counseling and awareness was high, your nationalistic songs of freedom have opened up veins and arteries of peace, love, unity and awareness.


Brief History of South Sudan And Brief Profile of Salva Kiir Mayardit
By Comrade Larco Lomayat, Kampala, Uganda
October 19, 2016 (SSB) — South Sudan’s struggle for independence started way back in 1820, with many people going to the bush and leaving behind their wives, children and families. The fearless warriors staked their lives for the sake of liberating Southern Sudanese from the pangs of suppression and oppression. This led to the signing of the Addis Ababa Agreement, also known as the Addis Ababa Accord in March 1972.
The agreement, signed by Sudanese president Jaafar Muhammad Numeiry and Joseph Lagu of the Anya Nya (a southern Sudanese rebellion movement), ended the First Sudanese Civil War. The agreement was a series of compromises aimed at appeasing the leaders of the insurgency in Southern Sudan, after the first Sudanese civil war proved costly to the government in the North. The agreement granted Southern Sudan autonomy, creating the Southern Sudan Autonomous Region.
However, Numeiry’s government in Khartoum dishonored all the peace agreements including the Addis Ababa Agreement, sparking the second Sudanese civil war.
This series of events is what eventually led to the formation of the SPLA/M in1983. The SPLM/A put up a spirited fight and refused to lay down their tools until the Comprehensive Peace Agreement was signed, ending the war in January 2005. This also saw Dr. John Garang appointed First Vice-President of The Sudan and President of Southern Sudan in January 2005.
However, Dr. Garang died in a helicopter crash on July 30, 2005, and Cde. Salva Kiir Mayardit was chosen to succeed as First Vice- President of Sudan and President of Southern Sudan.
South Sudanese geared up for the forthcoming independence referendum where they had to make a choice between being “second class citizens in their own country” or “free people in their independent state”.
In April 2010, Kiir was re-elected with 93% of the vote, marking a major step in the process of secession. Following his re-election, Omar al-Bashir reappointed Kiir as the First Vice-President of Sudan in accordance with the interim constitution.
Then came D-day, January 9, 2011, when Southern Sudanese voted over 99% for freedom. This session is the reason South Sudanese celebrated Historic Independence on July 9. 2011; that was birth of 54th country in Africa and 193rd in the world.
On July 9, 2011, the world gathered in Juba to witness the birth of the newest nation in the world. More than 3,500 dignitaries from around the world and over one hundred thousand South Sudanese and friends of South Sudan from all over the world attended the celebrations as South Sudan officially got her Independence. On the same day, the UN formally recognized South Sudan. In his welcome speech, the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon, committed to support the new nation. He said: “Together we welcome the Republic of South Sudan to the community of nations. Together we affirm our commitment to helping it meet its many responsibilities as a nation.”
Subsequently, on July 14, the South Sudan flag was raised in New York and South Sudan was officially recognized the United Nations as the 193rd member state.
Following that, on September 23, 2011, the President of South Sudan, H.E Salva Kiir Mayardit, for the first time delivered the speech of the nation in United Nations General Assembly New York. He added his voice to what the many dignitaries had said and committed their support to South Sudan
and other nations. He remarked: “We remain strongly committed to maintaining peaceful and mutual beneficial relations with all states and particularly with our neighbors.”
It is on the same day, September 23, 2011, that President Salva Kiir, for the first time also met United States of America President Barrack Obama and the prime minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu.
To conclude the grand event, South Sudan raised its flag in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and was officially welcomed to the African Union as the 54th nation. Long live South Sudan. Your sweat has finally paid off.
There is someone who was behind the freedom and the independence of South Sudan, that person tirelessly worked so hard to see his people free, he took his people and crossed the river to the Promised Land. That person is called Salva Kiir Mayardit who his brief profile is here below:
Gen. Salva Kiir Mayardit
Current Position:
·       President of the Republic of South Sudan
·       Commander in-Chief of the Sudan people’s Liberation Army (SPLA)
·       Chairman of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM)
Personal Details:
·       Born in 1952 in Akon, Gogrial County, Warrap State, South Sudan
·       Married with eight children
·       Christian (Catholic)
Qualification and Experience:
·       Attended Akon Primary School.
·       Attended Secondary School in Kuajok in Gogrial County.
·       Attended Sudan Military College in infantry training and graduated as Second Lt in Sudan Armed Forces as an outstanding and leading graduate in military and academic performance.
·       Attended Sudan Military College in Military Intelligence training
·       Ascended to the Rank of Captain in Sudan Military Intelligence
·       Served in various military garrisons in North and Southern Sudan
As Member of the First Rebellion In Southern Sudan:
·       Joined the first Southern Sudan Rebellion Army (Anya-nya) in 1960 at age of 17 years old.
·       Attend first guerrilla warfare training in the early 1960s
·       Participated in various guerrilla warfare in Southern Sudan till the signing of the Addis Ababa Agreement in 1972.
As A Founding Member of the SPLM/SPLA:
·       Participated in the early formation of the SPLM/A with his comrades Col. Dr. John Garang, Lt Col. Karbino Kuonyin Bol, Lt Col. William Nyuon Bany in the Sudan Armed Forces in the early 1980s.
·       Participated in the rebellion in 1983 under the leadership of the late Dr. John Garang, followed by Kerbino Kuonyin, William Nyuon, Salva Kiir and Arok Thon Arok.
·       Member of the First SPLM/A Military-Political High Command Council in 1983 and that included Col. Dr. John Garang, Lt Col. Karbino Kuonyin Bol, Lt Col. William Nyuon Bany, Hon. Joseph Oduho, Justice Majier Gai, Major, Salva Kiir, and Major Arok Thon Arok.
·       He was a commander of the first SPLA Battalion (Tiger) and commanded various SPLA forces that captured many towns in different parts of New Sudan, particularly in Blue Nile, Upper Nile, Equatoria and Bahr el Ghazal regions.
·       Commanded the SPLA training during the liberation struggle and assumed many key and strategic positions during the liberation struggle including command of SPLA, military intelligence and administrative supervision of some regions of New Sudan.
·       After the split of the SPLM in 1991, Gen. Salva Kiir Mayardit remained with Dr. John Garang as Second in command of the SPLM/A to Late Dr. John Garang.
·       He was elected unanimously by the SPLM First National Convention in 1994 as the Deputy Chairman of the SPLM.
As Peace Maker:
·       He led the SPLM Delegation to the Sudan Peace Talks in Abuja, Nigeria in 1993.
·       He led the SPLM first delegation to the Sudan Peace Talks in Kenya in 2002 and that resulted in the signing of Machakos Protocol on July 20, 2002 and which granted the people of Southern Sudan the right of self-determination by 2011.
·       Supervision of Darfur Peace Talks in Abuja, Nigeria.
·       Supervision of Eastern Sudan Peace Talks in Asmara, Eritrea.
·       Initiated the unification of Darfur movements for the peace talks.
·       Initiated peace talks between Ugandan Government and Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA).
·       Concluded Juba Declaration between SPLM and other Southern armed groups to be incorporated in the Sudan People’s Liberation Army.
As Chairman of the SPLM:
·       After the death of the Late Dr. John Garang in 2005, he was unanimously elected by the SPLM Leadership as the new Chairman of the SPLM.
·       He was unanimously elected by the SPLM Second National Convention as the Chairman of the SPLM in 2008.
·       He is the Chairman of the SPLM National Liberation Council.
President Salva Kiir’s House In Luri
Dear all,
Greetings from Kampala, Uganda
Recently, the so called Sentry has collected false information from the Internet and other social media and issued a report falsely accusing and claiming among others that President Salva Kiir Mayardit has built a Big or Huge House (Mansion) in Lurit, an area situated few kilometers South of Juba.
On September 19, 2016; Two Great Longtime American Friends Namely Mrs. Deborah Martin and Mrs. Faith McDonnell and I (Larco Lomayat) met with President Salva Kiir for three hours in his office at J1 in Juba. The meeting was fruitful whereby many issued were discussed including the claimed house in Lurit.
During the three hours meeting, I asked permission from the President if we could go and see the claimed mansion, without hesitation; President Salva Kiir granted us permission to go and have a look at the house.
On September 22, 2016; Lt. Gen. Marial Chinuong, Commander of South Sudanese government’s Presidential Guards organized few soldiers to escort us to the visit the site.  Mrs. Faith McDonnell and I went to Lurit and found out that what was reported by Sentry was 100% BIG LIE (FALSE CLAIM), the truth of the matter is, Salva Kiir does not own a house in Lurit, that house is a Government Presidential House; still under construction with Local Materials made right from site in Lurit.
Again, it is not a mansion as was falsely claimed by Sentry Report. Take a look for yourself pictures of the house which were taken on September 22, 2016. Up to now the house is still under construction.

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R.I.P Dr. William Kon Bior Duot

Posted: October 7, 2016 by PaanLuel Wël in Junub Sudan, People


By Awuol Gabriel Arok, Juba, South Sudan.


Dr. William Kon Bior Duot in white cloth (sandwiched between Lual Diing Wol and Yusuf Kuwa), overseeing the swearing in ceremony of Dr. John Garang and Salva Kiir as chairman and deputy chairman in Chukudum, 1994

October 7, 2016 (SSB) —- Dr. William Kon Bior was a Legendary Consultant, Advocate and Commissioner of Oaths. He was the President of South Sudan Bar Association. He founded the Establishment of Southern Sudan’s Ministry of Legal Affairs and Constitutional Development in 2005 when he was appointed Undersecretary. He helped in drafting of the first SPLM/A Manifesto. He fought for the inclusion of the Abyei protocol in the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) Naivasha.

As a holder of LLB (Hons)-University of Khartoum, D.P.L in Petroleum and Mineral Laws- University of Dundee UK, L.L.M-(Maritime Law)-University of Wales UK, M.A- University of St. Andrews UK, BD (Hons) University of St. Andrews and a PHD from the University of Manchester UK, his knowledge and experiences was a magnificent ameliorate to South Sudan justice system.

Dr. Kon Bior joined the SPLM/A in 1984, and after training, was posted to Nairobi as the SPLM/A representative to East African countries. Dr. Barnaba Marial Benjamin was the SPLM/A representative to Southern African countries, based in Harare, Zimbabwe, while Elijah Malok Aleng was SPLM/A representative to Franco-phone countries, based in Kinshasa, DRC Congo.




By Col. Gaddafi Majok, Juba, South Sudan

Commander Deng Kelei

Commander Deng Kelei Chol

June 24, 2016 (SSB) — The Late was born as a 3rd child (2nd son) to Kelei Chol Nhial (Adol clan, Kolnyang payam) and Aluel Aluong Kur (Koch clan, Makuach payam) on 1st of January in 1962 in Adol Village, Gak Boma, Kolnyang Payam, Bor County, Jonglei State. He survived with three wives and fifteen (15) children and twelve (12) grandchildren.

He joined primary school in 1970 – 1976 in Bor and Renk Elementary School, and he then did Intermediate Education in 1977 – 1980 at Kongor Intermediate in Bor and secondary Education in 1980 – 1983 at Malakal Senior in Malakal, where he went back and had his Sudan Certificate in Malek Secondary in Bor.

He joined SPLA/M on 19th May 1983 and obtained his military training in Bonga, Ethiopia with Jamus Division. He was then commissioned to the rank of 2nd Lieutenant at Shield One and assigned to the GHQs of C-in-C.


“A man came and found an animal killed and he demanded to be given ‘ɣäm’ (thigh) but someone among the people said, look at this guy, how could he be so greedy that he asked for ‘ɣäm’ (thigh) instead of ‘lɔ̈ɔ̈m’ (rib) and so he was given ‘lɔ̈ɔ̈m’ (rib). Meaning if we want Southern Sudan, we must start by asking for the whole Sudan and then surely we will be given South, but if we started with asking for the South, we would gain nothing as the Anyanya One case attest. The people of South Sudan should know that no man marries an ugly woman and no woman marries an ugly man. The unity of the Sudan has not been made attractive. I and those who joined me in the bush and fought for more than twenty years have brought to you CPA in a golden plate. Our mission is accomplished. It is now your turn, especially those who did not have a chance to experience bush life. When [the] time comes to vote at referendum, it is your golden choice to determine your fate. Would you like to vote to be second-class citizens in your own country? It is absolutely your choice, Dr. John Garang’s famous “Rumbek Exhortation” delivered on May 15, 2005 at Rumbek Freedom Square, upon his arrival in Rumbek for the commemoration of the 22nd anniversary of May 16th in Rumbek, Southern Sudan.

By PaanLuel Wël, Juba, South Sudan

Tribute to Dr. John Garang

The Genius of Dr. John Garang: Tributes to the Late SPLM/A’s Leader Dr. John Garang de Mabioor (Volume 3) Paperback – July 11, 2015 by PaanLuel Wël (Editor)

June 23, 2016 (SSB) — Garang Mabioor Atem Aruai—popularly known as Dr. John Garang—was born on 23rd June 1945 into a peasant Dinka family in Buk village of the Awulian community, Kongor District in Jonglei State, Upper Nile Region of the historical Sudan. Garang was the sixth of ten children—six boys and four girls—born to Mabioor Atem Aruai from the Awulian clan (Patem, pan-ayen) and Ghak Malwal Kuol from the Kongor clan (Padol, pareng), both of Twic Dinka from the Greater Bor Dinka Community.

Young Garang left his home district of Kongor at the age of ten after the death of his father to attend school in Bahr el Ghazal. He went to Tonj Primary School (1954), followed by Bussere Intermediate School (1958), and then Rumbek Secondary School (1962) when the Anyanya One war broke out. Just after joining Rumbek Secondary School, teenage Garang was expelled for participating in a Southern-wide student-led strike—one that was fomented by the legendary Southern freedom fighter, Marko Rume.


We Share the Grief and pain with the family and Relatives of late Uncle Lual Diing Wol and the entire Aweil Dinka community

By Mawien Athian Athian, Tito Awen Bol and Garang Dong, Nairobi, Kenya.

commander lual diing wol

Commander Lual Diing Wol with John Garang, Salva Kiir, and Yusuf Kuwa Mekki

February 9, 2016 (SSB)  —-  Baba Africa, it is so early to leave us, Uncle “Lanbaar,” it is too soon to go away from us; Uncle Lual Diing Wol, it is not the time for us to see you parting with us forever. You are a man known by all for your principles and satires that you add in every speech with nation always at heart.

As members of Mading Aweil Community and friends to the children of the late Uncle Lual Diing Wol; and as nationals, we are heavily touched by the passing-on of veteran Lualdit. Late Lualdit or Baba Africa has not just been a politician and a revolutionist; but a man that had been keeping the movement lively from the days of struggle to independent.


R.I.P Commander Lual Diing Wuol

Posted: February 9, 2016 by PaanLuel Wël in Featured Articles, History, People

Uncle Lual Diing Wol

“Because of this gross violation, I have decided not to be part of the government that will not see participation of representatives of the people and this is why I have this morning called and told both President of the government of southern Sudan, Salva Kiir Mayardit and his deputy, Dr. Riek Machar Teny never to consider me as part of their future government. Because I have seen that this upcoming government will not be the government of the people by the people and for the people,” said Lual Diing Wol on May 6, 2010 when he rejected an appointment by President Kiir

“Dear All. This is to inform you that we Lost Lt. Gen Lual Diing Wol famously known as Baba Africa or Landbar yesterday at around 5:00 Pm Yesterday at Aga Khan Hospital Nairobi. It took me time to announce his death because I was busy making some arrangement. I thank all people of South Sudan for their firm stand with us during this hour of tragedy. I would also like to appeal to our government and the opposition to allow the presence of all those who intend to mourn with us and put our political differences aside because my father was a man of all South Sudanese, Baba Africa was a lovely Father,Grandfather, uncle and comrade to all South Sudanese without discrimination. R.I.P Landbar all your proverbs will be missed by your people specially SPLA comrades but you did all a man can do to his people and Country. I would also like to appreciate All those South Sudanese who visited us in both hospitals Germany and Aga Khan.” Sultan Malong Diing

Commander Lual Diing Wuol

Among the unfortunate groups that fell victim to Akuot/Ghai’s vindictive machination were the over a thousand recruits from “Ngok Dinka of Abyei led by Bagat Agwek Acaak” and the over “10,000 recruits from Aweil” led by the veteran politician Lual Diing Wuol who later became a close friend of, and a longtime political advisor to, Dr. John Garang.

February 9, 2016 (SSB)  —  Garang left nothing to chance in his high-powered courtship of Gadhafi’s assistance. The survival of the movement and the fate of his people depended on his success in winning over Gadhafi, even for a brief period of time. Thus, Garang cobbled together a well briefed and amply prepared delegation led by Commander Lual Diing Wuol, then the SPLM representative to Tripoli.


diing chan awuol

Isaiah Diing Abraham Chan Awuol Chan who was assassinated on Wednesday, December 5th, 2012, at his Gudele House in Juba city, South Sudan. All fingers are pointing at the government’s secret services that have been known to kidnap and torture media personalities in South Sudan. Isaiah Abraham was never shy of expressing his deep displeasure with President Kiir administration.

“My sons died for this country… The eldest one was killed in Nasir, the other one was killed in Itang, and another one was killed in Yei and now you killed this one for me… I have been wondering when the Arabs came to Juba to kill Isaiah… I wrap my head in a white cloth because I wish South Sudan to be in peace and he who wraps his head in black and kills people at night is responsible for ruining your country; please count me out”—–Late Isaiah Abraham’s Mother, Abuna Rebecca Lueth Wel, speaking during Isaiah’s Memorial Service in Juba, December 13, 2012.
Demonstrating for justice and accountability, for Isaiah Abraham, 5 Dec 2015

Demonstration for justice and accountability in Juba on 5 Dec 2015, marking the 3rd anniversary of the killing of Isaiah Abraham


What is Government in the View of Dr. John Garang? Dr. John Garang Talking to the SPLA Military Officers about Leadership and the Role of the Government in Readiness for the Post-CPA Era in the Republic of South Sudan


The Genius of Dr. John Garang: Speeches on the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA); Paperback – November 26, 2015 by Dr. John Garang (Author), PaanLuel Wël (Editor)

November 27, 2015 (SSB)  —  With the advent of peace, comrades, we have reached a new phase of our armed struggle, a new phase of transforming the guns and the bullets—that is military power—into political power, and using the political power to achieve socio-economic development rapidly. This is because there is no meaning of revolution—the revolution is meaningless, unless it makes our people happy, unless the masses of our people, as a result of our glorious revolution, become prosperous.

Socio-economic prosperity quantifiable with the degree to which people go ahead and advance in their individual and communal lives: they get food, they get shelter, they get clean drinking water, they get healthcare services, they get social amenities, they get economic infrastructure such as roads, they get jobs and so forth. Unless we provide these essential services to our people, unless the revolution provide these things to our people, then the people will prefer the government of the NIF that provide salt to the government of the SPLM that does not provide anything to its people.

This is simple arithmetic: if the SPLM cannot deliver anything and we just shout REVOLUTION! REVOLUTION!; and yet the cattle of the people are not vaccinated; their children are not vaccinated or sent to school; there is nothing to eat, there are no roads, there are no basic necessities of life—there is no cloth, no needle, not even a razor blade—when the barest minimum of essential things of life are not available, then the people will drive us into the sea, even though there is no sea here, they will find one. Mind you, we have no other choice.


The Eulogy of Our Beloved Late Dr.  DING  COL  DAU  DING (MBChB;  DPhil (PhD);  BSc (Hons)): Nov 21st 1975  –  Oct 28th 2015

By Dr. Dau Col Dau Ding (the elder brother of the deceased)

Dr. Diing Chol Dau Diing

Dr. Ding Col Dau Ding: A Selfless Young Scientist Life Tragically Cut Short by bullet to the head

November 27, 2015 (SSB)  —  Friends, loved ones and family; It is a privilege under the eyes of God for me to honour and pay tribute to a very special and precious person which we have tragically lost; my younger brother, my best friend and my soul-mate, Dr. Ding Col Dau Ding.

All lives that we lose within our new country are precious and this one has truly affected many of us more than most. Ding was tragically taken away from us all just under one month short of his 40th birthday. We are all devastated and heartbroken, and the pain and sorrow we feel as a family is more than words can ever express or I can say.