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By Wenne Madyt Dengs, Juba, South Sudan

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Know thy enemy: The problem of South Sudan

December 13, 2017 (SSB) — Both violence and non-violence are all avenues of toppling a naughty regime based on international political context; although violence technique remains the quickest, but it is the most inopportune mechanism that leads to grievous damage to the State in which it’s set off within the short time like for the case of South Sudan where numerous people are reported killed, and half of the population fled the country.

From the onset of adverse internal revolts within the Republic of South Sudan, my special view is that there had been the great fissure in identifying weaknesses that could be used as tools of warfare to defeat the incumbent regime. One could have been wondering [like me] and asked the unanswered question on what prompted those who initiated their unsuccessful rebellions. Especially when a rebellion is started and its progress begins shrinking within the next few weeks.

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By Wenne Madyt Dengs, Juba, South Sudan

National Dialouge Steering Committee

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November 22, 2017 (SSB) — Dialogue is not a recent discovery. Right through the past and in nearly all societies, getting groups together to overcome differences and solve problems has been a particularly prestigious assignment usually given to experienced individuals, elders or people respected for their good judgment and wisdom.

Elements of ‘dialogue methodology’ have been and continue to be applied in traditional societies, based on ancestral procedures and customs. Their validity is also recognized in transitional justice, conflict management and reconciliation processes but the national dialogue initiated by the government of South Sudan don’t fit the features of a successful dialogue; being solely initiated by the government without considering the opinion of political parties and civil society alliance justifies that its success is at risk.

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By Wenne Madyt Dengs, Juba, South Sudan

November 17, 2017 (SSB) — We’re tired; we’re tired in this country, South Sudan. Every child is born and smells the irritating smoke of tribalism, every child is born and gets his father dead, and every child is born snatched away by cold hands of death from his parents.

Lack of health care centers increases the infant mortality rate every year. Young mothers cry every day as they mourn their dead newborns that die due to lack of health facilities; qualified health workers and insufficient drugs. Look at the beauty of Juba teaching hospital; numerous patients’ wards and ample spaces for outpatients.

But the worst part of it is that the busiest ward is its mortuary. Why? Who takes drugs donated by the humanitarian organizations? This needs an answer but because the Gods of South Sudan are still asleep let the looters fill their bellies with bloodstained benefits of our health facility.

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By Wenne Madyt Dengs, Bor, South Sudan

Youth

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September 4, 2017 (SSB) — A civil society, according to different scholars, philosophers, and political commentators/analysts is defined as a social organization which addresses and represents grassroots needs and as well as voicing untold issues which disturb the locals as its key role in becoming the voice of the voiceless.

In context with contemporary South Sudan brittle political status, the roles of civil society alliance deserve high mentioning to ensure that they correct all the necessary affiliations which deter their trust, confidence, and stance in serving various communities in the severing republic of South Sudan. The key responsibilities which underpin the actual execution of independent bodies like civil society alliance and other organizations of equivalent authoritativeness are to raise their voices in airing all the impending and unaddressed issues which are stabbing the nation in the back.

A civil society alliance of any country should be known for stepping into areas where the government has not been able to meet the needs of citizens; involved in the representation of citizens, advocacy and technical input for initiatives to reduce poverty, capacity building, service delivery and community organization.

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“When a dictator takes over a country by illegal force, the rules of global trade, as determined by the rich world, automatically hand to that dictator legal property over the country resources” said Thomas Pogge, a political theorist.

By Wenne Madyt Dengs, Juba, South Sudan

Kiir, Ajongo, Kuol, Wani, Awet, Malual Ayom

May 12, 2017 (SSB) — I wonder how South Sudan got by a beautiful shoe-spring, taking as little as two years and finally went ugly. Everything modern was chopped up by President Kiir’s tyrannical knife. Tribal-politics, greed and immorality are mixed-up in the youngest country’s capital city, Juba. You would get security stooges moving in every corner of the city direly looking for innocent lives to kill, and all becomes dictatorial…..this is not the South Sudan Koryom, Muor Muor, Jamus, Tiger, Katiba benat, Engas and all gallant battalions of Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) fought for.

The transition, however, seems like to resist all of us due to persisting incitement; which opens up tribalism as we bear it on our foreheads equally, it has been always embraced by our current corrupt regime. We, as the citizens of this great nation have unknowingly sold our great prestige to President Kiir and few top leaders from our respective tribes who joined up in making South Sudan a hopeless nation.  We must be ashamed of ourselves as far as I am certain that we’re responsible for this veracity.

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By Wenne Madyt Dengs, Juba, South Sudan

Deadly Cholera outbreak in Duk County, Jonglei state

Deadly Cholera outbreak in Duk County, Jonglei state

April 5, 2017 (SSB) — Duk County’s Health Department and the Sudan Medical Care (SMC) said twenty-one people died and more than 100 others hospitalized due to cholera outbreak in northern Jonglei State. Dozens of patients are currently undergoing medication in Padiet primary health care, some 180 km from Bor, the capital of South Sudan’s Jonglei state

Cholera is an acute intestinal infection caused by ingestion of food or water contaminated with the bacterium Vibrio Cholerae. The bacteria lead to severe dehydration and death if not promptly treated. The outbreak is currently confined to the Palaidhiim village in Padiet, Dongchak Payam.

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By Wenne Madyt Dengs, Bor, Jonglei state

Adau Abraham Jongroor

Adau Abraham Jongroor: The Daughter of a Hero Lives in Desolation

April 3, 2017 (SSB) — Towards the closure of the inter-schools peace competition, the prizes were being given to the winners. The USAID funded peace messaging campaign through VISTAS program in Bor drew thirteen schools (six primary schools in town, one primary school in PoC, and six high schools).

I was extremely exhausted and didn’t have courage to take more photos of the event. All of sudden, I happened to hear the name, ‘Adau Abraham Jongroor!’ ‘What?’ I inwardly asked myself. This name Abraham Jongroor inflicted into my thoughts and I began to think… the thought came into my mind and I remembered when I was listening to the news of Radio Tamazuj on 6th Jan 2014.

“Abraham Jongroor Deng, a brigadier-general in SPLA Division 8, was killed on 5th Jan 2014 in fighting near Bor. A South Sudanese army (SPLA) general was on Sunday killed by forces loyal to former vice president Riek Machar as the government battled dissidents currently in control of Jonglei state capital, Bor”.

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“I DROP THIS WEAPON IN THE NAME OF PEACE!’

By Wenne Madyt Dengs, Bor, South Sudan

Peace messaging competition in Bor

USAID organizes Inter School Peace Messaging Competition in Bor, Jonglei state

March 30, 2017 (SSB) — The inter-schools peace messaging competition was organized by VISTAS, a USAID-funded program, in partnership with the Kreative Nile Family, an independent drama group and registered community-based organization operating in Bor The competition drew thirteen schools (six primary schools in Bortown, one primary school in PoC, and six high schools in Bortown).

Throughout the competition, transformative peace messages through arts in different contexts were wholly delivered. The pupils and students from both elementary and supplementary schools gave motivating peace messages in the area of peace-building through the arts.

The inter-school drama festival’s theme was ‘Supporting school-aged youth peace messaging in Bor’: the categories for the competition were drama, coral verse, solo verse, storytelling, essay writing and debate. The adjudicators were transparently selected through interviews, and more accountable, gender impartiality was highly considered.

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NIGHTMARES IN JERUSALEM

Posted: March 10, 2017 by PaanLuel Wël in Poems., Wenne Madyt Dengs

By Wënnë Madyt Dengs, Bor, Jonglei state

Nightmares in Jerusalem

[Extract….]

The wintry evening logged-out
when the roasting sol
had given up to darkness

I was watching the veneer of moon
in this cold gloom
I locked myself up in deep slumber
the whispering of night-walkers
melodized my night-ordeal

With my head tilted in the bed
Sleepiness stole my drive
and wandered in the mystery world
a word holding plate of horror

To shake the stillness of the night
in this tribulation,
my bed shook
it was hooked by grave wobbliness
an ancestry fancy; I was watching
stroke my in underworld
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By Wenne Madyt Dengs, Bor, South Sudan

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January 12, 2017 (SSB) — Ignorant or illiterate politicians can also create a false reality and impose it on public if they have a strong enough personality and that is even more disturbing. Perhaps that is the true reason for desperate search for the division of Jonglei to exist in two facets.

What really disturbs me is the ability of the individual to construct a fake history for them, which is based in no factual future to the coming generations at all. What’s even more disturbing is the will of some leaders to impose their reality on others even though they know that the reality they are imposing is false but for the sake of greed for leadership.

It would appear to be a creation of new administrative self-governed units but a set of clannish, inward-looking and aggravated ideology that’s meant to irrigate lasting grief to the natives of Bor, Twic and Duk as they’ll suffer in the hands of merciless hostile and chaotic neighbors. It’ll not bring any positive change; otherwise it’s more false, more inaccurate, more untrue decision.

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RUINED BY THE SUN [Part 1]

Posted: December 21, 2016 by PaanLuel Wël in Books, Poems., Wenne Madyt Dengs

By Wënnë Madyt Dengs, Juba, South Sudan

Ruined by the SUN, by Wënnë Madyt Dengs

Ruined by the SUN, by Wënnë Madyt Dengs

Lino,
Those lilies where my colors;
When I was a spice of your heart,
I spelled my dignity to whet your romance,
When the thunder stormed the knot of our hearts,
Making us lousy.
It shocked my nostril;
there I failed to smell the nectar of your affection.
Hatred had licked it clean,
No more stillness
I got drowned in distraction

I am no longer your wife
day and night,
I am the drum you beat
how do I sound
on the ears of your hand?
Does it give them peace?

Oh, and God forbids, Lino
I am not yielding,
I will not spit myself
on the mud off thoughts

For I was once the gazelle
of the meadows
and your heart the feet that stalked
it

Not this drum beaten
as time rolls

When will I be honey
never spat?
When will I be the mother
of your children,  Lino?

If this love is a stale path, Lino
let’s return the gazelle
to the meadows.

I am losing my eyes
inside this cave
it’s where clouds of cigar smoke
float
and your teeth are rusting

Your pals are jerks
one provokes a cough
when he yaps,
the other makes me weep
when he talks.

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MY MILK TEARS

Posted: June 30, 2016 by PaanLuel Wël in Poems., Wenne Madyt Dengs

By Wenne Madyt Dengs

My milk tears

You stream in black streets

My milk tears

In the month of mess

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NAKED HUMANNESS

Posted: June 29, 2016 by PaanLuel Wël in Poems., Wenne Madyt Dengs

By Wenne Madyt Dengs

We’re born in a graveyard
where we feed on the dead
our skin as pale as a death
we’re breed as ghosts

We celebrate the death of our fellows
it’s where we get innate free lunch
Hunger has depleted our ethics
our egotism propels our hearts

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Jonglei State: Remove unproductive Duk MPs

By Wenne Madyt Dengs, Juba, South Sudan

Maker Deng Malou
Late Hon. Maker Deng Malou was Duk county MP

January 28, 2016 (SSB)  —  I have been scratching my head and scrambling over many ideas on how the failed stakeholders of Duk County who are making the people of Duk to be the downgraded minority of the newly-established and a tripod Dinka-speaking Jonglei state can be removed. This is because I know that the roles that most parliamentarians fulfill are often summarized as representative, legislator and scrutinizer of the government. The first refers to the fact that MPs have been elected to parliament as representatives of their electorates. The second reflects what most people see as the central responsibility of an MP, to pass legislation, whether original or changes to existing acts. The third covers the scrutiny or oversight that parliamentarians are expected to exercise over the workings of the executive including the implementation of laws passed by parliament.

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The Rebel-lioness

Posted: November 30, 2015 by PaanLuel Wël in Poems., Wenne Madyt Dengs

By Wënnë Madyt Dengs

Her vocal sounds like volcano
Slim with lime juice in her saliva
The rebel-lioness of Africa
She sleeps with sword in her sleeve
Breast-less and breathless
Well-activated to motivate
She carries family in her firmness

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The Girl Child Education

Posted: October 26, 2015 by PaanLuel Wël in Poems., Wenne Madyt Dengs

By Wenne Madyt Dengs

say no to early child marriage

say no to early child marriage

Eradicate a gun

And educate a girl

She is a daughter

Not a debtor

Education is an agenda

Not by a gender

Eradicate a gun

And educate a girl

Her life is in her brain

Give her a pencil,

And realize her beauty

Build her brain,

For your grace

Eradicate a gun

And educate a girl

The Girl child education,

The grand child easy education

Educate a girl

And enjoy peace’s peach

Eradicate a gun

And educate a girl

Gauge mine happiness in her mind

Educated girl is a concrete pillar

She is a peacenik

Opportunity for all,

Be a transparent parent

Send your girl to school,

And scoop thousands of smiles

Eradicate a gun

And educate a girl

Educate girl produces an educated child

Your gun-child

Is your girl child

Behind a successful nation

There is educated girl child

Writer can be reached via: wennemadyt63@gmail.com

Daughter of the Torn City

Posted: October 25, 2015 by PaanLuel Wël in Poems., Wenne Madyt Dengs

By Wënnë Madyt Dengs

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It is approaching winter

Cold winds blow away the melting warmth

The sweetness of weather changes;

The throat vicious bitterness of equinox

Political greed kicks off

The winds changes

It starts to blow in bloodbath coldness

They divorce their levitate lovers

When the game puts on new shape

It turns into cloudy red sky

Fills with pathetic promise

Amidst the day;

The rainbow crosses the feathery cloud

Denoting fate of dooming later,

When is forced to sniveling;

Deafening salvo of sword increasing

It slits the splendor of her town

Breathe breaking reek of gore spread

Breathless human lying helpless

Wild cat keep running;

Tearing human skin

Fierce and lust stricken

With rough face

His eyes are naked

He catches me;

I find my body in massive emotion

Nude and null

My sarong get torn

I become a woman in torn boondock

My undies are blood-drenched

My child,

You’re poor

A child of a teen

My breast can’t secret life

They are premature

Political greed kicks off

They divorce their levitate lovers

In those dark days

I become a woman

I am defiled in my torn city

My People

Posted: July 23, 2015 by PaanLuel Wël in Poems., Wenne Madyt Dengs

By Wenne Madyt Dengs, South Sudan

My People

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You vomit your words;

And the world is busy

You shed your blood;

And the world smiles

 –

You bury skulls;

And the world builds schools

You embezzle your funds;

And the world demands

You grab your land;

And the world is ready to rent

 –

You buy women;

And the world stays

You import;

And the world exports

You tour the world;

And it is teasing you

You steal your cattle;

And the world is digitizing

You read bible;

And the world leads you

 –

You are rich in oil;

And the world is risk to oil

You cast your bullets;

And the world casts ballots

 –

You hate one another;

When the world loves one another

You lie to yourselves;

When the world listen to itself

You spend a lot;

When the world suspends a lot

You cry daily;

When the world is happy daily

 –

You are corrupting;

When the world is correcting

You are complaining;

When the world is compromising

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You promise lies;

When the world promise truth

You are discriminative;

While the world is indiscriminative

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Wenne Madyt Dengs ©2015; Writer can be reached via: wennemadyt63@gmail.com

Bitter Upshot of Modern Family (Excerpt)

Posted: July 13, 2015 by PaanLuel Wël in Poems., Wenne Madyt Dengs

By Wenne Madyt Dengs, South Sudan

July 13, 2015 (SSB)  —-  It sounds strange now in new African families as there are changes which make it difficult for husband and wife to in conformity with cultural norms as modernization and civilization are making it poles apart.

However, in context with Africa traditional society; a family used to have norms which were derived from societal related customs. Neither wife nor husband remains detached from the eminent negative repercussion of the modern era of the family’s living standards.

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By Wenne Madyt Dengs, Juba, South Sudan

July 7, 2015 (SSB)  —-  Although distance learning offers more people an opportunity to attain higher education, it is not all advantages and benefits. Distance learning has costs, requires compromises and self-motivation is essential for success.

It would be a great shame for young nation like South Sudan to have thousands of students who graduated via distance education system. South Sudan will lack Medical Doctors and Engineers! Distance learning does not always offer all the necessary courses online. Students pursuing a specific certificate or degree program may not have all the necessary courses available through distance learning so it is not suited for all subjects. For example, you can study a history lesson completely online but you cannot perform nursing clinically online. For some courses, physical classroom attendance will be mandatory to complete the course.

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