Archive for the ‘Press Release’ Category

Press Statement from Kosti Manibe Ngai on the reconstitution of the National Dialogue Steering Committee (PDF)

Presidential Decree: The Reconstitution of the National Dialogue Steering Committee, 26 April 2017 (PDF)

Press Statement from Mama Rebecca Nyandeng

Press Statement from Mama Rebecca Nyandeng

Press statement by Uru Agei Dut, Nairobi, Kenya

April 28, 2017 (SSB) — Tonj South community in Nairobi Kenya under the leadership of Mathew Dhal Gor Dhal, mourned Mayik Deng Mayik. He was sick and unfortunately he passed away this Thursday while under medications in Coptic hospital, Nairobi Kenya.

Mayik Deng Mayik departure came about after short illness that he was treating in Cairo, Egypt and recently to Nairobi, Kenya under referral that was said to be in simple condition according to cardiovascular of Nairobi hospital Dr. Adwork.

In every physician statements, Mayik Deng Mayik, doesn’t have any suffering. He just lack blood and in case of any remedy done, he may just walk fine, as he was to resumes his wellness and occupation he was assigned to as a secretary in the office of commissioner of Tonj South County.


Open letter to H.E General Salva Kiir Mayardit President, Republic of South Sudan Juba



Gen. Gregory Vassilli Dmitry (brother of Madam Ayendit), the new governor of Gogrial state

April 27, 2017 (SSB) —- Your Excellency, first and furthermost; we would like to congratulate you for a subtle decision you had taken to create 32 states and Abyei (33) in the country. Jurmanangeer Youth Association in Juba takes this golden opportunity to extend her sincere and ceaseless trillions gratitude and heartfelt appreciations to you. For the recognition you have rendered to the whole nation. And particularly to the SPLM ruling party’s Chairman and his entire party leadership. For fulfilling the visions and objectives of our party. Indeed! We are optimized that; SPLM is the party of people, for the people and by the people. As our visionary hero Late Dr. John Garang De Mabior said, ‘’ that SPLM party shall take the town to the people instead of them coming to the towns’’. We are so delighted by its fulfillment and implementation of peace agreement among other national initiatives as well.


Presidential Decree: The Reconstitution of the National Dialogue Steering Committee, 26 April 2017 (PDF)


kiiriek peace deal not viable peace

President Kiir and Riek Machar peace deal: is it a viable peace?


President Salva Kiir Mayaardit and his former Vice President, Dr. Riek Machar Teny

kiiriek with bishop deng

President Kiir and Dr. Riek Machar praying with Bishop Daniel Deng Bul in Addis Ababa, May 9 2014

Remarks at a Security Council Briefing on South Sudan

Ambassador Nikki Haley

U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations

U.S. Mission to the United Nations

New York City

April 25, 2017

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 26, 2017 (SSB) — I want to thank Mr. Shearer for his briefings. I’d like to thank the leadership of Ambassador Seck and the briefings of Ambassador Ciss that you gave us today.

The BBC recently ran a report with a headline that asked the question, “Why are there still famines?” It’s a good question. The United Nations has declared that we are facing the biggest humanitarian crisis since World War II due to famine in Africa and Yemen. Twenty million people are at risk for starvation. In South Sudan, five and a half million face life-threatening hunger if nothing changes soon. That’s fully half the population of this young and troubled country. How can so many people be facing starvation given the technological and humanitarian capabilities we have today?


Festus Mogae in Malakal

Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) Chairperson Festus Mogae visits Malakal.

 April 26, 2017 (SSB) — JMEC Chairman, H.E. Festus Mogae, opened the April JMEC Plenary, in Juba, with a warning that South Sudan now faces a crisis of hunger that is undermining all efforts to make peace.

The Chairman said, “There can be no doubt that we now face a crisis within a crisis. Security is the foundation stone upon which we build economic and social confidence. This foundation stone no longer exists, confidence has evaporated, commerce is seizing up, prices are escalating and as a result we now face a crisis of hunger that is undermining all our efforts to make peace.


By Madol Madol Aguer, Press Secretary

Gogrial state

April 20, 2017 (SSB) — The office of the governor of Gogrial state do hereby releasing this press statement to inform  the state citizens and the friends of the state that the allegation leveled by some disgruntle youth who forged and use the name of Agouk Kuei youth association’s name is baseless, groundless and unfortunate misconduct.

No evaluation of Aguok community being issue by the honorable governor of the state to leave Ameth and Malual Awien river side instead the governor have ordered the law enforcement agencies who are stationed there because of the previous conflict between Apuk and Aguok not to allow whoever with gun and is not an army or organizes forces personnel in the area.

The governor has asked the stationed police to shot whoever does not compile with this order as measures of curving the conflict and anybody changing this order mean is the cause of the conflict between the sisterly communities and can be deal with because this conflict must come into an end.


Dear All,

The Commander-in -Chief of National Salvation Front, Lt General Thomas Cirilo  has issued an order appointing provisional military leadership of NAS. Details Attached.
Best Regards,
Warille B. Warille

Press statement from NAS; On the Killing of Innocent Civilians in Wau – South Sudan

For immediate release: Declaration of Col. Dickson Gatluak, Juba, South Sudan

April 11, 2017 (SSB) — I, Colonel Dickson Gatluak Jock Nyuot, Deputy Military Spokesperson of the SPLA- IO in the Office of the Commander in Chief do hereby declared allegiance and loyalty to the SPLM/SPLA-IO under the wise and able leadership of His Excellency General Taban Deng Gai, First Vice of the Republic of South Sudan, Chairman and Commander in Chief of the SPLM/ SPLA-IO.

Since day one when the SPLM-IO Top Political Leadership sat in Juba in July 2017 to choose the leader in the absent of the Chairman and the First Vice President as stipulated in the Agreement, I was supportive of the bold, patriotic and revolutionary move by the top leadership of the SPLM/SPLA -IO to nominate a true and committed comrade in the person of His Excellency General Taban Deng Gai to lead the movement and continue in the implementation of the Peace Agreement (ARCISS) in spirit and letter.


Dear Sir/Madam,

Warm greetings. Please find the attached NDM Press Release regarding the above mentioned subject.

Best wishes,

Amb. Emmanuel Aban

NDM Press Release on the killing of Innocent Civilians in Wau (PDF)

Akoon Madut Akech, Juba- South Sudan

April 11, 2017 (SSB) — That was the content of the letter alleged to have been written and signed by forty chiefs of Aguok in unclosed location and to the best of my knowledge nothing of the said meeting had taken place anywhere including Gogrial town and in Juba.

For the purposes of clarity, the letter was published by THE DAWN newspaper on Monday 3rd, of April 2017 page 4 to page 5 Vol.2 Issue 332 detailing the failures of Gogrial state Governor and his involvement in the conflict  between the two communities namely Aguok and Apuk. To my surprise the group acted under directives of someone giving wrong information about the Governor.


PRESS RELEASE: The launching ceremony of the new #Peace4ALL music video in Juba, and from #PeaceVillage Rhino Camp, Uganda, on Sunday, April 9, 2017

April 7, 2017 (SSB) — Invites you to the launch of the new #Peace4ALL music video in Juba  and at Rhino Camp, Uganda on Sunday 9th April 2017.

#Peace4ALL is a peace song to defy societal abhorrence by artists Free Boy, RonnyRiddimz, Barnabas Samuel and Ladule Chris launching in Juba, Arua & Rhino Camp Uganda

This event in Juba will be attended by guests from the German Embassy, CDC and others as well as entertainment from various artists and dance groups

Date: 9th April 2017

Time: 5 PM – 7 PM

Place: Markaz Shabab (Hai Neem/Nimera Talata) Juba

Contact info: James A. Diing on 0911 522 522

#Peace4ALL Music Video


An Open Letter to Salva Kiir Mayardit, The President of the Republic of South Sudan; Taban Deng Gai, First Vice President of South Sudan; and James Wani Igga, the Second Vice President

By Simon Tor Deng, Juba, South Sudan


The swearing in ceremony of Gen. Taban Deng Ghai as the First Vice President of the Republic of South Sudan, photo by Maal Maker Thiong on July 26th, 2016, J-1, Juba

Politics of Division

April 2, 2017 (SSB) — The Ruweng community in Canada oppose the deployment of SPLA/M/IO officials in Ruweng State, for this tactical manoeuvre by the government of South Sudan initiates internal division and conflict within Ruweng State.

The natives of Ruweng State are predominantly affiliated to SPLA/M since the inception of this movement; they scarified their blood and resources for the cause of unity, freedom, and prosperity. As a result, the injection of SPLA/M/IO political machine into the political affairs of Ruweng State is offsetting the values of oneness and wellbeing of the people of Ruweng State.


Press Release from NAS: In Response to allegations of NAS’s affiliations with other rebel groups


Thomas Cirilo Swaka, former SPLA deputy chief of staff for logistics

March 30, 2017 (SSB) — The National Salvation Front (NAS) would like to take this opportunity to clarify and correct some false claims made in a statement by Lt. Gen. John Jok who claims to be a Commander for the SPLM/IO in Equatoria Region.

1-   Lt. Gen John Jok claims to have held ‘a fruitful discussion’ with the Chairman of NAS Lt. Gen. Thomas Cirillo in Ethiopia on the 9th March 2017.

This is totally untrue and a baseless lie. Regardless of the intentions of the author, no such meeting or discussion about any of the issues ever happened. As such all the claims made after this false start are, needless to say, baseless.


Congratulations to Dr. James Wani Igga: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD in Business Administration, Bulacan State University, Philippines.


President Salva Kiir and Vice President Wani Igga sharing a joke

March 27, 2017 (SSB) — The PhD Thesis for Vice President H.E. James Wani Igga has been approved today, March 27, 2017, by the PhD Defense Panel of the Bulacan State University, awaiting formal graduation in June 2017.

In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree Doctor of Philosophy Major in Business Administration, the Vice President H.E. James Wani Igga has successfully defended his PhD Dissertation Proposal.

The thesis was presented to the Faculty of the Graduate School Bulacan State University in the Philippines. The title of his thesis is “Improving the Taxation Policy for Business Investors, Both Local and Foreign: The Case of South Sudan.”


Naath Universities and Colleges Students Union in Uganda (NUCSUU) Organized a Farewell Party for the 2016-2017 Graduates

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March 27, 2017 (SSB) — The Naath Universities and Colleges Students Union in Uganda (NUCSUU) leadership on the 11th March, 2017 organized an enormous farewell party for its graduated students of 2016/2017 under the theme: ‘EDUCATION FOR HUMAN LIBERATION.’ The occasion under the auspices of the Chief Guest, Dr. Riang Yer Zuor took place in Hotel Equatoria and a high number of South Sudanese from all walks of life attended.

A total number of all graduates for 2016/2017 stood 191, out of which 10 graduated with Masters, 144 Bachelors and 37 Diplomas. Two of the Bachelors holders finished with the first classes. However, the total number of the graduates significantly fell vis-a-vis the number that previously graduated years ago.


Press release from UNMISS, 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

March 27, 2017 (SSB) — JMEC condemns the killing of aid workers and calls for a thorough, independent investigation into the attack

The Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) is outraged and deeply saddened by the killing of six humanitarian workers on Saturday March 2017 and would like to present its deepest condolences to the families of those killed in the attack.

“JMEC strongly condemns the killings of the innocent humanitarian workers who are committed to serve the people of South Sudan.

“We call for an independent investigation into the heinous and senseless of the aid workers and perpetrators must be brought to book.


Communiqué of the 30th Extra-Ordinary Summit of IGAD Assembly of Heads of State and Government on South Sudan, 25TH MARCH 2017, NAIROBI – KENYA

IGAD Communique on South Sudan, Nairobi, March, 2017

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March 26, 2017 (SSB) — The IGAD Assembly of Heads of State and Government held its 30th Extra-Ordinary Summit on 25th March 2017 in Nairobi, Kenya, under the chairmanship of H.E. Hailemariam Desalegn, Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and the Chairperson of the IGAD Assembly, to deliberate on current situation in the Republic of South Sudan.

Held on the sidelines of the Special IGAD Summit on Durable Solutions for Somali Refugees and Sustainable Reintegration of Returnees in Somalia, the assembly was attended by H.E. Ismail Omar Guelleh, President of the Republic of Djibouti; H.E. Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya; H.E. Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, President of the Federal Republic of Somalia; H.E. Salva Kiir Mayardit, President of the Republic of South Sudan; H.E. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, President of the Republic of Uganda; and H.E. Hasabo Mohamed Abdul Rhaman, Vice-President of the Republic of the Sudan.


Bishop Deng Majak

Bishop Deng Majak

March 12, 2017 (SSB) — Tonj Youth group in Nairobi Kenya pay tribute to his eminence cardinal Rodolfo Deng Majak. Bishop Deng Majak was sick and he passed on last Monday while under medication in Berlin Germany.

Bishop Deng Majak a South Sudanese nationalist was said to shall have suffered blood pressure. He consulted many doctors in Sudan, South Sudan, Egypt, and Kenya all the way up to Berlin Germany where he died on Monday under treatment.

On behalves of all South Sudanese especially Tonj people in particular, the actual pass on of his eminence saddened many people. This latent season is going to be mourning durations around the world its unfortunate indeed.  This is a below to all of us base on his legacy of being a bishop of peace and togetherness.