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Gen. Thomas Cirilo Swaka, SPLA deputy chief of staff for logistics, resigns from the SPLA (PDF)


National Constitution Amendment Committee: A critical Mechanism in the implementation of the Peace Agreement

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February 9, 2017 (SSB) — JMEC Chairman, H.E. Festus Mogae, officially opened the reconvening of the NCAC review meeting in Juba today by expressing optimism in the execution of the mandate of the committee.

Speaking during the NCAC review meeting, the chairman said, “I agree with the NCAC Chairman’s statement to the JMEC plenary yesterday that the NCAC is a very critical mechanism in the implementation of the peace agreement and that the successful execution of your mandate will indeed be a cornerstone for the implementation of the Agreement”.

“As you may be aware, the work of the NCAC was frustrated in part by the initial refusal by the government of the Republic of South Sudan to accept the first appointee by IGAD to chair this committee. When Mr Gichira Kibara was appointed, we were very eager to get an approval from the TGoNU before finalizing his offer, and even though it took time, we are now happy that he is finally here and enthusiastic to take up this important assignment”, he said in part.


Press Statement by Colonel Gai Chatim Pouch: For Immediate Release

Riek Machar with Ban Ki-moon

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon meets with Riek Machar Teny-Dhurgon

February 9, 2017 (SSB) — After a long struggle against my own conscience to represent that rogue ethnocentric police state of  Salva Kiir Mayardit as a soldier and diplomat for the last four years, I issue this press statement to inform the people of  South Sudan and the public press  to declare that  I Colonel Gai Chatiem Puoch, have officially joined the people struggle in pursuit of equality and  justice  spearheaded by the SPLM/A(IO) against Kiir’s  kelptocratic ethnocentric  police state from February 2, 2017.

As mentioned above, it has been extremely difficult to continue serving Kiir’s regime due to the following major reasons:


By Robert Majok Kuol, South Sudan Civil Society Alliance Activist


February 5, 2017 (SSB) — Your Excellency, President J. Trump, we, as South Sudan Civil Society Alliance, in our noble quest for strong much-needed mutual relations between Republic of South Sudan and United States of America (USA), invite you to pay a state visit to Juba, the Republic of South Sudan.

We suffered immensely under the leadership of the former president, Barack Hussein Obama, and have been looking forward to better relationship between the great people of the United State of America and our beloved people of South Sudan.

Therefore, we are hereby inviting your Excellency leadership to scheduled first visits to Africa continent start with Republic of South Sudan, a youngest nation in the continent and world at large, which immediately rally huge support during your presidential initial campaign trial.


An Open Letter to the President of the Republic of South Sudan, H.E. 1st Lt. Gen. Salva Kiir Mayardit: We have trust in you, Mr. President, that your intervention to create Aweil West Sate separately from Raja would bring the peace between Raja and us

28 states map

Map of 28 states

February 4, 2017 (SSB) —- Dear Mr. President, with the greatest respect and honor to your esteemed office, we, the concern citizens of the former Aweil West County and former Aweil North County in the diaspora do hereby appeal to you to consider our request to create a separate state that comprises the mentioned above two former counties apart from Raja. Our demand to have a separate state is based on the following facts:

Firstly, since you issued the decree number 36/ 2015 for the creation of 28 states, all Raja chiefs rejected the amalgamation of Raja with the two Aweil counties to establish Lol State with its capital at Raja. The Raja people’s refusal to unite with our two counties is based on the assumption that the Dinka from the two counties would grab their lands and impose their culture on them; which has never been our culture as Aweil people in general.

Secondly, the intellectuals and youths of Aweil West and Aweil North met in Juba last year and appealed to your Excellency to consider the establishment of Aweil West State; which would comprise the two Aweil counties (North and West), and its capital at Nyamlel.


An open letter to H.E. Gen. Salva Kiir Mayardit, The President of the Republic of South Sudan-Juba: We the Southern Padang Community of Central Upper Nile State reject the annexation of Panyikang County of Pashoda State (Collo Kingdom) to any part of Central Upper Nile State Malakal.

Your Excellency,

February 3, 2017 (SSB) — With due respect and honor, we undersigned elders, politicians, Chiefs, women, Youth and intellectuals of Akoka, Baliet and Pigi Counties of the newly established Central Upper Nile State met on Monday January 16th 2017 to analyze in details the Presidential decree issued on 14th Jan. 2017.

The Presidential decree among others established Central Upper Nile State comprising Akoka, Baliet, Pigi, and Panyikang Counties with Malakal being its capital as per 1/1/1956 colonial boundaries, in the light of the above we Southern Padang Jieng community reject your decision of annexation of Panyikang county to Central Upper Nile State which doesn’t complied with colonial boundaries of 1/1/1956.

Mr. President; we have faced serious reactions from our community of Southern Padang about the recent presidential decree that ignored our several letters of rejecting the annexation of Panyikang County to Central Upper State. Our concern is fact based on boundaries of 01/01/1956 that clearly indicates Panyikang was a small village in Tonga of Kodok District in the present Shilluk Kingdom.



February 2, 2017 (SSB) — WE, the undersigned South Sudanese civil societies in Nairobi plead with the Kenya government to thoroughly investigate the disappearance of Civil Rights Lawyer Cde Samuel Dong Luak and Cde. Aggrey Idri. On 23rd January, at about 10:00pm Samuel Dong Luak was kidnapped on his way home at South C suburb.

The following day Morning at about 10:00am, Honorable Aggrey Iddri Izboni, a Banker was abducted near his home along Milimani Estate. At the time of writing this press release their where about still unknown. We hereby call on the Kenya police and the criminal investigation department (CID) to act and implement the court orders swiftly.

Mr. Dong Luak and Mr. Aggrey Idri are prominent personalities who share common vision with South Sudanese from all walks of life, and their disappearance has elicited a great alarm. Kenyan security apparatus have an obligation under the constitution 2010 to protect the lives of all citizens within its jurisdiction irrespective of their nationalities. Since this matter was brought to police’s attention, we have seen nothing done on the same.


By Manyuon Dhieu Chol, Nairobi, Kenya

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February 3, 2017 (SSB) —- As culture is a set of social codes governing values, norms and behaviors held consciously or unconsciously by groups of people. The Dinka cultural heritage and ways of age have been, and will inevitably continue to be, with our children and the generations to come.

Story-telling on: folktales, fables, animal lores, folklore, folk songs, myths, fairy tales and legends is common among the Dinka Communities as well with other African tribes. The stories are generally told by an adult to the children as they sit around a fireside in the evening, some individuals were so crafty in storytelling and they were categorized and respected as good story-tellers.

It is not possible to trace the authorship of any of the stories recorded in this book. When a Dinka storyteller is questioned on the authorship of the tales, he says that they were handed down from his ancestors, and the same story, or parts of it may be found in other sections of the Nilotic communities.


Republic of South Sudan, Juba, 30 Jan 2017 

To: The Office of the Governor, Tonj State

Hon. Akec Tong Aleu 

Subject: Rejection of Alabek as a Name to Substitute Lou Ariik County; We rather Create Lou county –Alabek Hqrs

February 1, 2017 (SSB) — We the concerned members of Lou Ariik Community are grateful to President Kiir and Tonj Governor, Hon. Akec Tong Aleu for recognizing the vast territory and the population of Lou Ariik locality to give it a county status in Tonj State.

Mindful that through negative mobilization against the ancestral history of the area some of our community members were made to dislike the name of the new county of Lou Ariik. These community members claim that ‘Ariik’ is an ancestral grandfather to only a particular clan in the county forgetting that he was as well a founder of the area to whom the region has been recognized for, now for centuries.


Press Statement from the Acting SPLM-DC Party Chairman

Posted: February 1, 2017 by PaanLuel Wël in Press Release

SPLM House


February 1, 2017 (SSB) — The Acting Chairman and the entire leadership of the Democratic Change Party would like to wish the people of the Republic of South Sudan a Happy Christmas and Joyous Prosperous New Year, 2017. The book of  Isaiah 9: 6, broke the tidings of great joy when it said:  “for to us a child is born, to us a child is given and governments will be on his shoulders, and he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Ever Lasting Father, Prince of Peace,” Amen.

On this auspicious occasion of the birth of the Prince of Peace, The Democratic Change Party reiterates its consistent position of calling for genuine peace to prevail in our country. In this regard, it appreciates the President’s call for National Dialogue as a step in the right direction with the hope to bring everlasting peace and stability to the people of South Sudan.


Press Statement for Immediate Release: ACT-J calls on Kenya government to Respect the Rights of Refugees and Asylum Seekers

February 1, 2017 (SSB) — AFRICAN Centre for Transitional Justice (ACT-J) calls on Kenya government to immediately release Civil Rights Lawyer Dong Samuel Luak and Political activist Aggrey Idri without pre-conditions.

Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), which was adopted in 1948, guarantees the right to seek and enjoy asylum in other countries. Subsequent regional human rights instruments have elaborated on this right, guaranteeing the “right to seek and be granted asylum in a foreign territory, in accordance with the legislation of the state and international conventions.”


Press Release from Col. William Gatjiath Deng, IO military Spokesperson

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January 25, 2017 (SSB) — On Monday January 23, 2017, the brutal and ruthless Juba regime under the leadership of Mr Salva Kiir Mayardit as President of South Sudan authorized the Embassy of South Sudan to the United States of America (USA) to design, issue and circulate a forgery falsely and misleadingly claiming that

  1. Lt. General James Koang Chuol Ranley, SPLA-IO Deputy Chief of General Staffs (DCOG) for Administration and Finance,
  2. Lt. General Wisely Welebe, SPLA-IO Deputy Chief of General Staffs (DCOG) for Training,
  3. Brig. General Malual Beliew, SPLA-IO Acting Director for Logistics,
  4. Lt. General Alfred Fatuyo, SPLA-IO Sector Six (6) Commander in Western Equatoria, and
  5. Brig. General Wang Chang Thian, SPLA-IO Director of Internal Security had defected from the SPLM/A-IO and joined the Juba government. The Office of the General Chief of Staffs of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army in Opposition (SPLA-IO) would like to inform all the SPLA-IO commanders, SPLA-IO units and indeed the people of South Sudan that the officers named and listed in the forgery are some of the most respected and trusted cadres in the SPLA-IO whose enormous sacrifice and commitment to the cause of the liberation struggle, vision and mission of the SPLM/A-IO under the able leadership of Dr Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon as Chairman and Commander-in-Chief (C-in-C) of the SPLM/A-IO.


COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE, PRESS RELEASE, (For Immediate Publication), 24 January 2017, Juba, South Sudan

24 January 2017, Juba, South Sudan

Festus Mogae, JMEC chairman

January 24, 2017 (SSB) — The Joint Monitoring and Evaluation (JMEC) has called on the United Nations Security Council to hasten the deployment of the Regional Protection Force (RPF) to the South Sudan capital, Juba. This, JMEC said, will “provide a safe, neutral and secure environment in support of the peace process”.

Addressing the UNSC in New York yesterday, JMEC chairman H.E Festus Mogae said the deployment is important in order to guarantee continued stability in Juba and secure environment for implementation of the peace agreement.



Gogrial Community in Victoria-Australia congratulated the new Governor of Gogrial State, Gen Gregory Deng Kuac (Gregory Vasili)


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

January 19, 2017 (SSB) — On behalf of Gogrial Community of Victoria-Australia, I would like to take this opportunity to thank President Salva Kiir Mayardit for appointing Major Gen Gregory Vasili (Gregory Deng Kuac) as a new Governor of Gogrial State. We congratulate the newly appointed Governor for earning the trust of the President.

The sons and daughters of Gogrial Community here in Victoria-Australia welcome your appointment. As we know you, you are not a new person among the people of Gogrial as you were born, grown and start your school there with many of your colleagues who know your capabilities. Above all, it is not the first time that you to serve the people of Gogrial, as you were a former Commissioner of Gogrial East County during our liberation struggle and through to the signing of Comprehensive Peace Agreement in 2005.



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

January 17, 2017 (SSB) — The new Governor of Gogrial state Hon. Maj. Gen. Gregory Deng Kuach Aduol has made changes in his Government by relieving Hon. Geng Mayuot Gom from his position as the state security advisor from the effect of 16th January 2017. Governor Deng Kuach appointed Hon. Akot Lual Akot the former Commissioner of Gogrial East County as State Security advisor of Gogrial state.

In other-hand Governor sacked three counties Commissioners of Gogrial state and this affected commissioners are as follow;

  1. Hon. Daniel Anyuon Chan Ajuong from Apuk East County
  2. Hon. Peter Mateem Yak from Awan-chan County
  3. Hon. Lual Lual Malook from Awan-rieu County were relieved from their positions with effect of gubernatorial decree made by the Governor yesterday afternoon.


Office of Governor Gregory Deng Congratulates President Kiir for appointing two sons of Gogrial State: Hon. Agak Lual Achuil and Mou Ambrose Riiny Thiik


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

January 17, 2017 (SSB) — The Office of the Governor and the entire Government of Gogrial state has congratulates H.E President of the Republic of South Sudan General Salva Kiir Mayardit for appointing of the following sons of Gogrial state: Hon. Agak Lual Acuil as the first undersecretary in the ministry of finance and economic planning and Mou Ambrose Riiny Thiik-Madut as the deputy minister of finance and economic planning

The Office also praises Hon. Members for winning the trust of the president of the Republic of South Sudan to appoint them in this ministry to support the Hon. Minister Stephen Dhieu for smooth running of the ministry since they are right figures needed by this ministry.


Press statement from Baak Chan Yak Deng, Deputy Press Secretary in the office of Governor Gen. Gregory Deng Kuac Aduol of Gogrial State


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

January 14, 2017 (SSB) — The New Governor of Gogrial state Hon. Maj. Gen. Gregory Deng Kuac Aduol has urged the Apuk and Aguok communities to preach culture of peace, Unity and forgiveness among the people of Gogrial state.

The Governor made the call for unity and peace during his arrival to Kuacjok freedom square yesterday on 12th January 2017. Governor Deng who was company by high level delegation from the NLA, MPs State Ministers and Communities elders has assured the crowd that his government will bring everlasting peace to the people of Gogrial state and greater Bahr el Ghazal as well.


Press statement from Madol Madol Aguer, the acting press secretary to Governor Gregory Deng Kuach


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

January 13, 2017 (SSB) — The office of the governor for Gogrial state is disputing the allegations level on Hon. Gregory Deng Kuaac Aduol that he has threaten to arrest Emmanuel Ariech Deng for criticizing the presidential decision of appointing him as a new governor for Gogrial state. The alleged article appeared on 09 January 2017, on Sudan tribune website and speeded to social media is untrue. I can term it as baseless, groundless and unfortunate allegation mean to jeopardize the unity of Gogrial state.

Therefore the office of the governor is issuing this statement to inform the general public and those critics that there is no life threatens to anyone. The misleading statement from enemies of peace to the governor is to be disregarded immediately because there is no reason for life threat since the critics are criticizing the governor without proper reason/ aimlessly.

The office of the governor also dismissed the nepotism criticism that the governor was appointed because he is the brother-in-law to the president, General Gregory did not rose to the highest military ranks because of president but because of his ability and capability in the military operations and he was not criticizes on that, why and what is the problem if he is appointed as governor since he is qualified to even lead the bigger position in the country leave alone governorship. Those critics should know that his appointment was people’s request, demand and many communities of Gogrial state recommended him to the president that lead to his appointment.


By Deng Kuer Majok, Gogrial Town, South Sudan


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

January 11, 2017 (SSB) — “The Newly appointed Gogrial State Gov. Hon. Gen. Gregory Deng Kuac Aduol is the Choice of Aguok Kuei Youth and the entire Aguok Kuei community worldwide as well”

First of all, we are thanking the President, H.E Gen. Salva Kiir Mayardit for answering the calls of people to appoint Hon. Gen. Gregory Deng Kuac as governor of Gogrial State, replacing Abraham Gum Makuac; that was a tremendous gift for the New Year 2017 which will go down in the history of our giant state.

Though the appointment congregated little criticism from the melancholy allied of the deposed governor and his team, still those who are appreciating the appointment are numerous within all Gogrial State Communities.