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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.


Amiol (Twic Mayardit) Community conference of 2016: Appreciation and gratitude to all members for their generous contributions and attendance

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January 10, 2017 (SSB) —- On behalf of Amiol Community (Twic Mayaardit Dinka) I’m writing to express our deepest thanks to all members of Amiol community in Canada, USA and Australia as well as our Allies for their recent contribution to Amiol Community conference of 2016.

However for those of you who had not contributed yet we still need your support. Generous gifts from contributors like you provide the financial and moral support needed to continue our mission of peace & development conference in our County.

With your faithful financial contributions over the years, you’ve demonstrated your deep commitment to the work of your Community with different issues within community.




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

January 7, 2017 (SSB) — In reference to condemnation letter written on 15th Nov. 2016, Apuk Youth Union in Juba congratulates President Salva Kiir Mayardit for relieving Abraham Gum Makuach from the governorship of Gogrial state.

The union also commends Hon. Gregory Deng Kuach for winning the trust of the president to appoint him as governor of Gogrial State. Hon. Gregory Deng is a unifying leader of the citizens of Gogrial state who always puts the interests of the people above his own personal interest.

Apuk youth Union will be closely working withstate government as well as all youth from different communities in Gogrial state for peaceful settlement of our state affairs.


Gabriel Tanginye

In the late 1990s, SPLM-United forces under Lam Akol and Gabriel Gatwech Chan (Gabriel Tanginye) killed CDR Peter Panom Thanypiny.

  1. National Democratic Movement (NDM) press statement: Truth About the events in Hamra, Upper Nile State, that led to the death of Gabriel Tanginye (PDF)
  2. The Unprovoked attack on the National Democratic Movement forces by Johnson Olony and Taban Deng Ghai (PDF)

By Luka Manyang Kuol, Lol state, South Sudan

January 2, 2017 (SSB) —- It is the first time in history of Makem Youth Union to form its own leadership that will promote unity, love, peace and spirit of understanding among the youth in their different locations.  It involves all the youth who are in territories of Makem being members and non-members are involved and they have right to participate as members in the union.

The union nominated, Marko Lual Ater as chairperson of Makem Youth Union and Deputised by Jacob Ngong Ngong, Paul Piol Mabior, the Secretary General, John Jhok Aher, the Secretary for finance, George Aleu Garang, the Secretary for Information, Luka Makueth Warweng, the Secretary for Constitutional Affairs, Akok Garang Akok, the Speaker, Luka M.Amou, the Secretary for External Affairs, Deng Athuai Ngong, the Secretary for Peace and Reconciliation, Garang Awan, Secretary for Education,

As matter of fact, majority of those who attended the formation of union accepted the move wholeheartedly because it will fight against discrimination, segregation, nepotism, division according to clans within youth.


By Tito Awen Bol (Secretary General) and Aliandro Lotok (President), Nairobi, Kenya

pray for peace in south sudan

December 24, 2016 (SSB) — South Sudanese Students’ Association in Kenya (SSSAK) wishes the state of South Sudan across its 28 states & Administrative Area of Abyei, the South Sudanese nation and their living & non-living resources a merry Christmas and a good luck in the New Year, 2017. As we are already in a festive season, we as students have nothing to offer to our people: parents, brothers, sisters, relatives, friends and all the citizens; but ready to give our kind and loving heart wishes.

We are aware that this festive period will not be the best nor it is better to enjoy but just like the past three since 2013 but we are hopeful that God is looking at your great resilience and 2017 will come as a year of hope, peace, forgiveness, reconciliation and; economic & social prosperity. As youths are branded by nature as the people who own the future as stated by the late African Icon-Dr.John Garang.


Press statement: Greater Bor Community of the United States of America strongly condemns the attacks on civilians in Twi, Duk and Bor Counties of Jonglei State by the Murle criminals, December 17, 2016

December 23, 2016 (SSB) — On behalf of the people of Greater Bor Community in the United States of America, we strongly condemn the attacks on innocent civilians by the Murle criminals that took place in the last two weeks Twic, Duk and Bor Counties. Such attacks must end. We call on David Yau Yau and his affiliates to immediately cease these attacks on innocent women, children and elderly.

We extend our heartfelt condolences to our people and their families who have lost their loved ones. We call on local, state and national governments to ensure security for the vulnerable citizens. We also call on these governments to ensure immediate return of the abducted children and women and raided herds of cattle.

Signed by:

Greater Bor Community-USA Leadership

Tonj Youth Union, Kenyan-Chapter, Wish all Tonj Citizens Merry X-Mass and a Happy, Prosperous New Year

By Dut Agostino, Nairobi, Kenya

Tonj Youth Union, Kenyan-Chapter

Chairperson with Tonj Youth Members, kenya; Tonj Youth Union, Kenyan-Chapter

December 22, 2016 (SSB) — I want to start by giving thanks to God for the gift of merciful year 2016.Though it was challenging; I must say it was a good year. The year when Tonj was made as a state of its own followed by many other events that made that all of us to appreciate the year 2016. Just like how it was in the former Warrap State, the newly created Tonj State demonstrate us better agendas of being stronger together and this therefore lead us into a different celebration across many of our branches in the world. Tonj state people in Canada, United States, Australia and in east African nations of Kenya, Uganda, and in Juba, South Sudan have a statements for Tonj to be a State, that should be our major success as people of Tonjdit, put in by one of us in our 9th January celebration here in Nairobi Kenya.

This sends a clear message to all of us that, our various state branches in the world where Tonj citizens’ lives have a role to plays in regards to our ongoing home town called Tonj State. One of them is peace and reconciliations amongst our people both in the state capital and in the Country in general. Since all of us have been to different places in the world it should be our highest called that each and every persons from Tonj town have a role to play in reconciling any situations in our home town. I appeal to all us that we should make it as a duty to be agents of peace within Tonj and with neighboring states.


Lam Akol’s National Democratic Movement (NDM) receives 7 members who defected from the SPLM-IO (PDF)

Lam Akol’s National Democratic Movement (NDM) Press statement on the National Dialogue initiative (PDF)

Press Statement from G-10/FPDs in response to the proposal / launch of National Dialogue announced recently by President Salva Kiir Mayardit (PDF)

Press Statement for Publicity: Ruweng State News!

Posted: December 17, 2016 by PaanLuel Wël in Junub Sudan, Press Release


December 17, 2016 (SSB) — It had been three months ago since the political restructuring and allocation of the Ruweng State Government was apportioned into the eight counties in accordance to the legal mandates and required constitutionality of the RSS.

However, as the result of the gubernatorial misinformation and mismanagement of the national standards requirements, recommended procedures and guidelines over the distribution and allocation of the Ruweng State Counties according to the National Census of the 2008, Kuocgoor was intentionally and politically robbed and deprived of her destined and constitutional county as is expected according to their population.


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December 17, 2016 (SSB) — JMEC Chairman, H.E. Festus Mogae, opened the December JMEC Plenary, in Juba, with a pledge to support President Salva Kiir’s National Dialogue “in any way we can.”

The Chairman said, “The President has seized a critical opportunity for national reconciliation; he has appealed for a spirit of forgiveness and togetherness; and he has set in motion a campaign to address the concerns and grievances of the South Sudanese people.

“I applaud the President’s leadership in this matter and we, JMEC, will support the National Dialogue in any way we can. The President has called for peace, unity, forgiveness and dialogue and this is undoubtedly a very good starting point for the New Year.”


A message of peace and reconciliation on the 3rd anniversary of the South Sudanese civil war

December 15, 2016 (SSB) — During the outbreak of the South Sudan conflict in December 2013, and its most recent resurgence in July 2016, hundreds of thousands of people have been killed, thousand have fled to neighbouring countries while others have sought refuge in Internally Displaced Peoples (IDPs) camps across the country.

Applauding the tolerance demonstrated by the people of South Sudan, who continue to endure immense hardships worsened by the security, social and economic challenges.

Denouncing the rise in hate speech and incitement perpetrated by members of the South Sudanese community within the country and those in Diaspora in different media outlets especially social media.

Acknowledging the gross atrocities and crimes committed against the citizens of this land, such as rape, targeted and ethnic killings, looting of property, gutting of villages among others.

Emphasizing the need to expedite the formation of the hybrid court to hold accountable the perpetrators of these injustices as key to paving the way for lasting peace and reconciliation.

Appreciating all efforts exerted by the stakeholders of the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in The Republic of South Sudan (ARCISS) and its resultant peace process including, government, opposition, civil society, the international community and the citizens.

Realizing the importance of the call for national dialogue echoed across the political divide, the need to ensure a safe space where citizens and other stakeholders alike can freely express themselves cannot be over emphasized.

Anataban calls for the silencing of guns to ensure a conducive environment for fruitful dialogue, reiterating the need for the inclusion of youth, women and other sectors of the South Sudan society to guarantee all voices are expressed, most so the voice of those at grass root level.

Further urging the South Sudanese to take up ownership of our current situation, and stressing the need to play our roles in our various individual capacities and contribute to upholding the dignity of the people of South Sudan.

‘A community of young South Sudanese creatives who are tired of seeing our people suffer’.





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Press Release: Padang Dinka community rejects the proposed ammendment of and revision to the 28 states

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December 15, 2016  (SSB) — On Saturday, October 22nd 2016 Gen. Taban Deng Gai, the First Vice President of the Republic of South Sudan and Chairman of SPLM-IO called upon the two Governors of Eastern Nile and Fashoda states accompanied by a select group of Padang and Collo leaders. The meeting was meant to brainstorm on possible scenarios on resolving the dispute between the two communities but was then directed to focus on re-dividing and restructuring of Eastern Nile and Fashoda states. Based on the reported discussions, Elders and Intellectuals of Padang convened a consultative meeting on October 23rd 2016 at Quality Hotel in Juba. The meeting was attended by approximately 800 persons whereby, Padang Community deliberated and concluded to:

Defend and uphold the Transitional Constitution of the Republic of South Sudan as the supreme law of the land, and to caution the SPLM-IO leadership on the need to respect Presidential Order36/2015, which created the twenty-eight (28) states, as enshrined in the Constitution. Pledge our unwavering support to the Transitional Government of National Unity (TGoNU) and the Implementation of the Agreement on Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan (ARCISS) and do hereby urge all stakeholders to urgently consolidate peace among the people of South Sudan.