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By Telar Ring Deng, Juba, South Sudan

Monday, September 17, 2018 (PW) — On the cold morning of 9th September, 2018, we were all in utter shock and bewilderment at the very tragic accident that occurred in Eastern Lakes State when a Plane crashed into a lake claiming 20 lives, 3 were seriously injured and further reports stated that 3 others were still missing.

It has equally been reported that this very same plane not too far ago had a near mishap when in Pibor as it was transporting passengers. Despite air transport being recognized as the safest mode of transport, in South Sudan we have had far too many plane crashes that have remained unresolved. Furthermore, it appears as though our systems are so weak to the point that we were glad that the names of those on the ill-fated plane were made public. (more…)

Position on the involvement of Sudan to bring Salva Kiir Mayardit and Dr. Riek Machar for a face-to-face talk


Sharing the plate: peacefully or violently is what is being decided in Khartoum, Sudan

Thursday, June 07, 2018 (PW) — “Peace comes from being able to contribute the best we have, and all that we are, towards creating a world that supports everyone. But it is also securing the space for others to contribute the best that they have and all that they are.” Hafsat Abiola.

It is high time we forgot about the past and worked together to bring a lasting solution to the civil war that is ravaging our country. Foreign intervention might not really bring the solutions we need as a country but will give us a platform in which we will be able to find our own solutions as South Sudanese. Therefore, we thank Sudan for giving us a platform on which President Salva Kiir Mayardit and Dr. Riek Machar will be able to meet on a face-to-face basis.

However as they also meet, it is very important to be cognizant of the fact that we have quite a number of movements in South Sudan who may have been aggrieved by the way things are run in the country. These parties also need to be included in the peace talks and given a chance at the table. I believe if all parties are brought together , we would be fostering quite a number of things, first, we would be bring all the different ideas to the table. (more…)

By Telar Ring Deng, Nairobi, Kenya

Pagan, Malong and Telar

Pagan Amum, Gen Paul Malong, and Telar Ring Deng, and behind them Dr Majak Agot and Gen Mach Paul Awar, at the house of Telar in Nairobi, Kenya, during the funeral of Gen Andrew Makur Thou

April 12, 2018 (SSB) — Dear all, I have been advisor from the year August 2010 to October 2014, and during my tenure as the President’s legal advisor, I have been blamed for very many decisions the president took.

Well, the assumption is that since the President has advisors, they are the ones who make decisions on his behalf. Let me break it down for you; in the Oxford Dictionary, the word advice means to offer suggestions about the best course of action to someone.

Therefore as a legal advisor, I was merely offering suggestions on anything legal to President Salva Kiir and he had the option to take my advice or not to take it. The final decision is always and will always be by the President and the Commander in chief of the SPLA and the Supreme Commander of all other armed forces.


Telar Ring Deng: An Open Letter to President Salva Kiir Mayardit, President of the Republic of South Sudan

Telar Ring Deng

Telar Ring Deng, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of South Sudan to the Russian Federation

                                                                                                            July 17th, 2017

H.E. Salva Kiir Mayardit

The President

Republic of South Sudan

Your Excellency,

February 4, 2018 (SSB) — I would appreciate if you give me an audience with you. But from the outset, I would like to state that unlike any other time that I had been working with you since 2005, frankly speaking, I have never felt such uncertain about the strength of my relationship with you as my President and a friend.

Following Gen Paul Malong Awan’s return from Yirol, for whatever reasons, rumors went around about me being a party to alleged Malong’s ‘coup’. The Governor of Aweil State and others that were perceived to be supporters of the General Malong were dismissed from their positions. It was also reported that even Bor Wutchok Bor, the Governor of Aweil State and myself were about to be sacked on the day together with the Governor of Aweil State.

In this context, I increasingly became a subject of discussion, especially by the senior and junior staff of your office. I was reportedly branded as a supporter of Malong or his alleged coup. Some officials in your office have attributed some of these utterances to Your Excellency on more than one occasion. It is alleged that you stated that you were considering me for a position as a minister for foreign affairs in your government, but you dropped the idea because you believe that I was a part of the alleged Gen Malong’s coup against you. This is an allegation I stand to dispute vehemently.