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By Sunday de John, Chennai, India

Kiir and Garang, liberation day

Dr. John Garang and Commander Salva Kiir Mayaardit, during the liberation era

March 27, 2017 (SSB) — What is patriotism? Love for one’s own country and the readiness to defend it from any form of aggression, would make a rough answer. Can one be patriotic at the county level, or rather at the state level? Per this, are you patriotic? I mean the ready reader. Am I patriotic? I mean the ready writer. If not so, then are we patriotic? These are few questions that ring in my mind.

I know that you know the notion of self-enrichment as one such reason that has significantly contributed to our myriad of problems. Wealth, unhealthy wealth, has in many ways tempted the then expected patriots. It has drown the insensitive, heartless looters to crave for more and more even after a significant looting.

By the way, a loot means something appropriated illegally often by force or violence. It also means illicit gains by public officials. That means, anything can be a loot. Appropriately, money can be a loot. Public property such as machinery, land and vehicles can too be regarded as loots.


Telar and Rin aside: let’s treat the Prince accordingly! A respond to lamentation on the fall of Roman Empire! A question of loose lips!

By Sunday de John, Kampala, Uganda,


Artwork by Deng Forbes

March 5, 2017 (SSB) — “It is a responsibility of any son or daughter of Eastern Lakes State to speak the truth to the people about issues that concerns their livelihood”. “This is a revolutionary duty that must be honored and effected upon at all times”. Thank you Prince for permitting us to say the truth. Verbatim, that was the latest expression made by Prince Ater Rin Tueny when he was expressing his sentiments on the social media following the recent reshuffle of the government of Eastern Lakes State.

He was so much aggrieved by the President’s decision to remove Hon. Rin Tueny and as a result, he blasted at specific quarters, particularly his own uncle, Chief of General Staff and his deputy. Whether the government of Eastern Lakes State was a family property or not remains mind-boggling but with the outrage manifested in the Prince writing, inferencing that it was family’s wouldn’t be a lie.

The article as well explored with revelation on how a meeting was conducted for the whole day in Telar’s residence and the then attendees to the meeting were amongst others, Amb. Telar Deng, Hon. Dhieu Wël, Hon. Bor Wutchok, and Hon. Matur Chut. The latter two are beneficiaries of the decrees issued subsequent to the reshuffle. The chief conspirators according to him were his two uncles, Hon. Dhieu and Amb. Telar. That Dhieu Wël was in Juba for that purpose, remove his father from power.


By Sunday de John, Nairobi, Kenya


The true size of Africa

January 7, 2017 (SSB) —- Hmm! Excuse me, let me express my recent Dream.  It is all but about a new continent. The one between Deerdoong and Wardoong. The continent is a home to three categories of people: namely the Duluum, Ajeech and Looch-diak.

The events happening in that new continent can on our continent be expressed as the wonders of the world. The continent is as good as ours, blessed with abundant of resources but the inhabitants are characteristically similar to the imagined aliens.

They are powerful in an inimical comportment. Their powers are directed at themselves, in other words, they only fight amongst themselves, gossip about themselves and worse enough wish each other a fall in a pit.


By Sunday de John, Juba, South Sudan

John Garang

John Garang’s prophecy

October 10, 2016 (SSB) —- With tears rolling down my cheeks, I am writing this piece in extension of my sincere belated condolences to the grieving Apadang community and other South Sudanese whose loved ones have fallen victims of waylayers.

Indeed, the death of innocent children, women and men is a disaster. However, the manner with which they were killed is humiliatingly inhumane.

It is upon this that I am sending my condolences to the community at large and to the families and close relatives of the deceased. The cowardly act of targeting people on ethnic lineage is disheartening, divisive and unacceptably unnationalistic. Just like you, I hate it.

The act had interfered with national cohesion and is letting us loose. It is evil, hate inducing and unwarranted. It is for this reason that I am strongly condemning it. It is an act of terror which has no room in our society and does not reflect Sudanic version of life.


By Sunday de John, Nairobi, Kenya

Paul Malong Awan

King Paul Malong Awan

July 13, 2016 (SSB) — Get out of your hole, be safe. Move at will. Juba is safe, declared Paul Malong Awan. Do not kill the civilians, do not loot them. If you are caught doing that you will be arrested and if you resist the arrest you will be shot. Again, Paul roared.

Return to your barracks. Waste no time, do it now. Awan ordered the Sudan People’s Liberation Army. All these were during the skirmishes of the last five days when Juba caught cold from the damaging action of the SPLA in opposition.

From the early stages of their massive disingenuousness, the IO troops created skirmishes almost widely across the country. They killed innocent people in Raja, Wau, Torit, Yambio and anywhere else before they could then bring the mother war to Juba.


By Sunday de John, Nairobi, Kenya

south sudan in tatters

In tatters, South Sudan on the fifth anniversary of the Independent Day

July 10, 2016 (SSB) — Excuse me. It has been a while since I last wrote a piece. The then piece of writing was analytically focused on South Sudan’s economy and why the duo (Hon. David Deng Athorbei and Kornelio Koryom) weren’t supposed to be scapegoats as far as the downright economic downturn was concerned.

The then piece attracted a lot of criticisms and loathe, coming in, in form of emails or Facebook inbox messages and even verbally.

In fact, I got tainted just the same way I was tainted by Makiir Gai’s haters. The bad words directed at me as a result of my recent article were generated by personalities who are either enemies of the two or their naysayers. In essence and with sensibility, I have no much to say on that. However, today’s piece has much to do with South Sudan’s current events.


By Sunday de John–Nairobi, Kenya


Governor Kornelio Koryom with Strauss-kahn, former head of the IMF, in Juba.

June 22, 2016 (SSB) — South Sudan economics’ downright downfall is multifactorial. The downfall isn’t one or two years old. Rather, it started even before independence and progressively to few months following independence. Had it been a baby, it’s death would have been categorised as infantile death.

The factors involved are multiple and each has incommensurable pestilence. The downright downfall started with acceptance of incomprehensive remittances from Khartoum during the periods of the government of Southern Sudan when Gen. Salva Kiir was preoccupied with the duties of the First vice Presidency and when Dr. Riek was too occupied by the plans of his future leadership.


Psychopathic cynicism of Lino Lual should cease!

By Sunday de John, Juba, South Sudan

Makiir Gai giving out 100k SSP to South Sudan national team

South Sudan Business tycoon, Hon. Makiir Gai, giving out 100K to South Sudan national team

June 3, 2016 (SSB) — Despite his incapability, the very Lino Lual, a self-professed hater of Santino Akot Abiem, Makiir Gai and Sunday de John has again managed to write his incoherent, vague, libeling but lengthy article in the interest of his uninformed clique.

His current article, titled, “Servant as a leader: Hon. Makiir Gai is not the leader of Aguok Kuei community” published by PaanLuel Wël blog has been lengthy with little content. I think, I could be dealing with a psychopath, one that I can correctly refer to as insane bloviator.


By Sunday de John, Nairobi, Kenya

riek machar attends Emmanuel Jieng Parish

Riek Machar attends Emmanuel Jieng Parish, May 22 2016

May 29, 2016 (SSB)  — Despite heterogeneity of the Church and the Politics, it is inevitable that in South Sudan the separability of the two is too complex, a probability that generates sweat. The funerals, marriages, birthday parties, and the church sermon gatherings have convertibly on many occasions became centers for homogeneous political sanctification.

Whenever a small gathering has been constituted, even if it means a gathering for reconciliation between a dissent wife and a husband, politicians would have guts to flock there, fight for a chance and enhance their political cause shamelessly.

This is not a case for only South Sudan, rather it is nowadays a common practice in African societies.


By Sunday de John, Nairobi, Kenya

President Kiir's speeches after independence

Salva Kiir Mayaardit: The Joshua of South Sudan. Grab your copy at

May 27, 2016 (SSB) — Hm! It is inevitable that South Sudanese are now experiencing peace. The very peace we have been yearning for is amidst. But that is to say, it is being experienced most in the cities and particularly in Juba.

However, peace needs to spread everywhere in the country and beyond. It needs right advocacy and civic education. South Sudanese need to be informed about the peace recently signed. Adequate information is a necessity now.

Despite people’s quest for peace, justice for all is necessary.  It is necessary so that real culprits aren’t omitted in the trial chambers should the oblivious happen.


Do not take it personal!

By Sunday de John, Nairobi -Kenya

kerubino kuanyin

Kerubino Kuanyin Bol Deng

May 17, 2016 (SSB) — Excuse me, the political tantrums, hate, sadistic mindset and fickle personality are the characteristically few qualities that make what we wholesomely referred to as Lino Lual, a chef of the government that has guts to bite the hands that feed him. Lino Lual has magnified insignificant issue in the name of blackmail.

 His interest to blackmail Makiir Gai and Santino Akot Abiem is grossly a portrayal of misconduct and bad-mouthing pursued by unperceptive master student of the University of Juba. Lino Lual’s flare-ups are fictional in character and his libels are meant to belittle the charming community leader-cum-businessman, seasoned militant-cum-politician and myself. Lino Lual is claiming to know what he doesn’t actually know.


By Sunday de John, Rumbek, South Sudan
'HUGGABILITY TEST' FOR SALAAM FI JUNUB E SUDAN! WILL THIS GOOD OLD DAYS' BROTHERHOOD RETURN TO US AGAIN? What if Kiir comes out to hug Riek on arrival? Will their 'looternants' not fall down and collapse? Which pair do you believe will collapse first among the following? 1- Michael Makuei hugging Lado Gore 2- Paul Malong with Gatwech Dual 3- Ezekiel Lol hugging Peter Bashir 4- Taban Deng hugging Nhial 4- Mabior Garang hugging Lul Ruai 5- Akol Paul with Puot Kang 6- Gordon Buay hugging Jesus Deng 7- Mama Ayendit hugging Mandit Angelina 8- Dookdit (in Bor) hugging Nyabathdit (in PoC1) 9- Dak Kueth hugging Bany-Bith 10- Yoweri Museveni hugging Omar Bashir 11- Barrack Obama hugging Vladimir Put-in 12- Add yours here... 13- Add yours here... NB: Oops sorry, I forgot in the picture: 15- That Longbody-(guard) hugging this Tallbody-(guard). This is for LOL (but not State or Ezekiel)!
April 30, 2016 (SSB)  —-  I hope peace is now amidst. I hope more suffering is no longer what South Sudanese should be worried about. I hope there is no much to worry about. Indeed peace is a necessity.  Vital that we all want it.
However, the price with which it has been bought is cheap that it wouldn’t have taken this long to come. To buy peace, something called First Vice Presidency was the prime requirement, then ten ministries and a separate army with Chief of Staff of its own.
However, the only expensive thing I have encountered with this mess of the South Sudanese leadership is, the so-called First Vice Presidency is the most expensive commodity I ever knew. All the lives lost, property destroyed, torn national fabric and the tribal jingoism that have become the bane of our national coexistence are the cost paid for the First Vice Presidency to be achieved. Too bad.


Nag not Mr. Lino Lual, let the state government performs! Do not take it personal! 

By Sunday de John, Juba, South Sudan


April 25, 2016 (SSB)  —-  In his recent article titled, “Reply to Sunday de John”, published by Juba Monitor, issue No. 671 and 672 respectively, on page 5, one nagging gentleman has bared his frustrations by putting my innocent name as title of his useless article. The article was perhaps meant to gain rare publicity because the content of what the author was writing is as empty as his own head. The arguments raised have added little if any value to its purpose.

Despite lack of substance in what Lino Lual wrote, it is inevitable that I should make rebuttal to his naked but derisory claims. First and foremost, my past article, the one being responded to by Lino hasn’t demean him in anyway. It was persuasive in character, I opted to ask Lual to desist from agitation, particularly agitation directed at the young leadership of his home state.


“Both the First Vice President designate, H.E. Dr. Riek Machar Teny-Dhurgon, and the SPLA-IO Chief of General Staff, 1st Lt. Gen. Simon Gatwech Dual, have not traveled to Juba today, Monday, 18th April, 2016…Until tomorrow…due to logistical arrangements (transportation)…” said James Gatdet Dak, Dr. Riek Machar’s spokesperson

By Sunday de John, Yirol, Eastern Lakes State

when you coming Riek Machar, said kiir

April 18, 2016 (SSB)  —-  I opted to cease writing about issues pertaining the conflict in the Republic of South Sudan. My halt was brought about by the fact that what has been going on is routinely what would be referred to as throttled truth.

Rebels on many counts have openly lied, either to themselves or to the South Sudanese. Too, the government has had its fair share in giving untrue information on the same. The versions of stories told have been of little value if there is any latent truth in them. The stories about capturing and recapturing of this town and that town have been recounted many times and wildly. The accusations and counter-accusations have been thrown at each other for quite sometimes with no meaningful breakthrough.


By Sunday de John, Eastern Lakes state, Yirol

April 9, 2016 (SSB)  —-  Since I left from Nairobi for Juba and then to Yirol my home state/town, I have been moving to the territories as remote as Pangual and many other areas around Ciirkou putting my cattle together for a social promotion or call it marriage. I have had disconnection with the world and more so, with issues pertaining Republic of South Sudan my beloved country.

It is today, Saturday, that Brother Mou Magok gave me the opportunity to get connected with the external environment and the world through the Internet. I scanned through my favourite world wide websites (Washington Post, Daily star Lebanon and Standard Media) then I eventually turned to the propaganda outlets like Sudan tribune and many other small dispensations. It is through PaanLuel Wel blogger site that I scanned through few articles then then went through an article written by one Lino Lual Lual, titled MAKIIR GAI: THE OTHER GOVERNOR WE KNOW NOT IN GOKRIAL.


By Sunday de John, Nairobi, Kenya


South sudanese muscian Emmanuel Jal: a warchild?

December 18, 2015 (SSB) — When one uses his own country as a batch to attract small interests, possibly fame and wealth, the crux will like usual be self-denigration. That is the central character of a man referred to as Emmanuel Jal. This man has several definitions based on his fickle character and self-denigration.

His characteristics based on how he has been handling himself in the public spheres and particularly during the advent of recent conflict in the Republic of South Sudan are outstandingly the following: an gotist, a musician, a liar, a traitor, a cannibal and of course a politician.


My experience on the Streets, do not take it personal!

By Sunday de John, Nairobi, Kenya


December 10, 2015 (SSB)  —-  Those who hate hearing the truth must close their ears, those who hate reading the truth should as well remove their reading classes or must avoid reading this piece at all. Those who cherish corruption on all its forms should avoid this for it may cause headache.

This is Street Sweeper speaking, a self-employed cleaner on Juba streets. Although dusty, the street sweeping job is the only job on offer and I picked it because I have no options but to patriotically serve my beloved country.


Gen. Paul Malong has not arrested any senior SPLA Officer for refusing to go to war with the rebels in Magwi, Eastern Equatoria state

By Sunday de John, Nairobi, Kenya

paul malong

President Salva Kiir, Governor Paul Malong Awan (Blue suit) and Cabinet Affairs Minister Martin Lomuro (black suit) during the public rally in Aweil, NBeG

November 29, 2015 (SSB)  —  Through his article, dated, November 27, 2015, published by Nyamilepedia world wide website and other media outlets, one Justin S. Kwaje libeled Gen. Paul Malong Awan to might have arrested one claimed Lt. Col. Deng Ajak for having refused to mount an attack on proclaimed unseen rebels in Magwi of Eastern Equatoria state.

The writer with his manifestation of insanity outrageously concocted that Gen. Paul arrested with immediate execution the said officer in consultation with the Commander-in-Chief, President Salva Kiir.

Further, the writer credulously mentioned that the Lt. Col in question refused to attack the rebels on counts that it was a gag to peace and that Gen. Paul was masterminding an offensive to complicate the implementation of the recently signed Peace deal. He ardently mentioned that it was out of guilt that Malong reacted in arrest of the Said officer.


By Sunday de John, Nairobi, Kenya


President Salva Kiir Mayaardit, first president of the republic of South Sudan

November 24, 2015 (SSB) — When the peace agreement for the resolution of conflict in South Sudan was brokered by Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), a number of issues were tabled, discussed and agreed upon even without adequate consent from the government.

The signed Peace Agreement came as a consequence of unwarranted compromise. It wasn’t a demand so tangible so that rebels could claim the superiority on the negotiation table.

It was accepted as a result of feasibility and the fact that the sufferers of the war aren’t the wealthy rebels but innocent South Sudanese who have suffered unmatched damages either mentally, socially or physically following a destructible war fought in the last 35 months.


 When they disagree, they kill us; when they unite they loot our resources — Nhial Bol Akeen

By Sunday de John– Nairobi, Kenya.

SPLM chairman Salva Kiir (R) greets former SG Pagan Amum (L) as Riek Machar looks on, January 14, 2010

SPLM chairman Salva Kiir (R) greets former SG Pagan Amum (L) as Riek Machar looks on, January 14, 2010

November 14, 2015 (SSB)  —-  The 35 months old dreadful conflict in South Sudan is coming to a halt with return of the top rebel leadership to the country. The conflict is getting attenuated with return of warlords for more loots.

There isn’t anything laughable in the current reunion, the mantra is obvious, reunion of kleptocrats isn’t a salvage to the demeaned innocent South Sudan populace.

The reunion is offering one more chance as a ploy by the clique to reaccumulate power, loot the public and reignite new war to rejuvenate their power quest and permanently the country shall remain in the status quo.