April 4, 2015(Nyamilepedia) — South Sudan now in the second year of its new civil war, the country has since been a hotbed for militant politics thus making it one of world’s spots that has come to stay as reminder to all humanity that,” Do Unto Others as You Would Have Them Do Unto You”, or else we are all doomed to fail.
This trend has now just accentuated more than ever before as vivid diplomatic shuttles involving delegates from the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), the European Union, the Troika (USA, UK and Norway) begin converging on the Ethiopian Capital City, Addis Ababa in a last attempt to hammer a peace deal for the world’s newest country.
It is for this important reason that all ears are now beginning to be turned towards that direction with everyone hoping to get hold of a first-hand news on what is seen as the likeliest most inclusive participation ever by the members of the human race to bring sanity to the devastated citizens of South Sudan.
The imminent outcome of the new initiative on peace in South Sudan is likely produce all that is needed to rekindle the hope of a better future to the country and its ten million people.
Optimism among a people traumatised by wars, often does come easily especial when these wars only stop only to start another. But gauging by the new dynamics involved in the new IGAD PLUS initiative that has now officially replaced its predecessor, the failed and much compromised old, Museveni –Dominated IGAD-ONLY Initiative, these are all set to change.
For the first in a long while a fresh hope of a new breeze of peace to the war torn South Sudan is becoming more of a reality than ever before, although real mountains of differences between the various warring factions remain virtually unaddressed.
The most important learning curve in this whole process lies in the fact that it was IGAD that came out openly to accept and acknowledge the reasons behind the failures of its first solo attempt.
Hence, the new initiative by default must be different from the first one both in substance and spirit. My readers will agree with me that with the replaced initiative in full swing, the old IGAD initiative represented the much dreaded top down approach.
Much has already been said about the cos and pros of the Old IGAD Solo initiative and why it had failed to yield any fruits of peace. So could the learning curve here be the organization’s own admittance of inborn conflicts of interest that compromised it previous one year’s attempt when on several occasions it actually knowingly or unknowingly tried to undermine much of the sensitive prerequisites for arriving at an all binding peace deal, by being conspicuously pro the government of the day in Juba ? This we will find out when the new IGAD PLUS Initiative officially convenes in a few days’ time.
Of Course unappreciated also in the old IGAD solo initiative were damages done to IGAD’s image by the conspicuous hands of the Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni, which in fact were all over the place and actually at times too strong to be contained nor ignored .
All the above could be history now, for the news coming out of the Ethiopian Capital over the past few days has all the elements of a world community united for the first time to talk in one voice with the sole intention of salvaging South Sudan from the imminent demise that its failed leaders have chosen for it and its people.
Those of you who don’t know that a new dawn is likely to dawn on South Sudan very soon if all its friends act in good faith, should now prepare for the good news to come soon. You are all called upon to appreciate that something serious and equally great is now brewing in Addis Ababa in a way to tackle the 14 month old civil war in the new country of South Sudan. Africa and the world want to act on South Sudan and they want to act now!
So please instead of putting hurdles in the way of a just and inclusive peace, why not help them in this noble mission? After all the independent sovereign state of South Sudan is still to install in place it’s “first ever elected president, government and parliament”.
Stop killing one another over these rotten and rudimentary structures that you inherited from Khartoum. It is time we start the new independent Republic of South Sudan, with new philosophy, new vision, new institutions and above all new spirit.
A mission to stop bloodshed in our country is on the way. It’s meant to put an end to impunity by holding to account all abusers of human rights and spoilers of peaceful settlement and stop a whole generation of South Sudanese young people from being again reduced to mere fodders to feed a brutal war, when there is no winner in sight.
The dinosaurs of the geriatric Jieng “Dinka” Council of Elders and their clown Michael Makuei Lueith’s are aware of how the new initiative is likely to blow the top off their campaign to replace the aspirations of the people of South Sudan for a democratic republican system with their day dreams of a tribal fiefdom.
This is the reason why these spoilers of peace are finding it all too difficult to shut up their big mouths. You saw them shouting, yelling and wailing all over the place, didn’t! I bet you did.
Well it has long been said that,” The best way to suspect that an eminent natural incident of exponential magnitude e.g. earth quakes, tsunamis, total eclipses of the sun or sometimes even the collapse of dynasty or an end to a tyrant, is to watch out for signs of fear, restlessness and intense panic among animals like birds, cats, dogs or even the wildlife”.
In as far as South Sudan stands now, all you need to do is watch the behaviours of those believed to have perpetuated the ethnic cleansing of December 2013 and you can tell that their fates is about to be sealed once and for all.
In other words watch out for the reactions from Michael Makuei Lueth, the mouth-piece of the genocidaire regime in Juba and read between his lips that the regime is on real fire.
You should also watch out for reactions from the tribal & spiritual leaders of the same genocidal regime – its “Supreme Council” of the Ayatollahs – the so-called the Jieng “Dinka” Council of Elders.
If you watch them keenly, they are becoming jittery than ever before. They are rightly now the Jieng “Dinka” Council of Panicked Elders, for the fate set up for them in the AU Report, is something even a million centuries of history won’t wipe away!
It has now been confirmed beyond any reasonable doubt that the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) remains firm in its threats of sanctions to the parties which include asset freezes and a travel ban on individuals obstructing the peace process.
Again information coming from a reliable source in Addis Ababa suggests the next round of South Sudan peace negotiations to resume between 10 and 18 April in Addis Ababa.
As a deadly blow to Michael Makuei Lueth war of words, another very reliable source from Addis Ababa also maintains that the coming talks will definitely see the IGAD along with African Union, UN, EU, Troika and China as full participants and brokers.
The most unwavering part of the Addis Ababa new IGAD PLUS brew so far is that, this new initiative comes under a completely new expanded mediation mechanism and is intended to remain so for the rest of its life spun regardless of whether any of the protagonists likes it or ot!
Not only that, but the source also confirms that the IGAD-PLUS mediating body has prepared a draft proposal for a final peace agreement with the AU Report and its recommendations forming an integral part of its approach to transitional justice.
This forthcoming peace negotiations would be the last opportunity for South Sudan’s two warring factions to restore peace to the young country.
More interestingly is the revelation that both leaders’ president Salva Kiir and his former deputy turned armed opposition leader Riek Machar, are believed to fully accept the new draft proposal by the regional Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and strike a final peace agreement during the next round of peace talks in mid-April.
Both sides are expected to sign an agreement to stop the war, form a Transitional Government of National Unity (TGoNU) with clearly spelt commitments to an equal share of power and power within a federated system of government and carry out reforms?
So what will happen in the event that the two leaders and indeed the two warring sides refuse again to sign a deal?
It that event the stringent side will only has itself to blame. The immediate steps to be taken by the IGAD PLUS would be to push for an urgent and fast tracked Arms embargo, ban on foreign travels and freezing of assets for top officials and military generals and other noxious ethnically motivated groups e.g. the Jeing “Dinka” Council of Elders and the many other negative regional and tribal organisations operating across the political divides and beyond.
The neighbouring IGAD member and non-member states have also been promised sticks and carrots to cooperate in the implementation of these UNSC sanctions and embargos.
A well place African dignitary recently said that since the beginning of the year 2014, the African Union has recognised major areas of interventions to retain peace in Africa.
These are the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, Boko Haram of Nigeria, Al Shababa in Somalia and Kenya and now the civil war in South Sudan.
On the other hand the international community is more than willing to see this continental organisation scores its first ever success stories since it replaced its predecessor, the much criticized Organisation of African Unity (AOU) – an organisation better remembered for siding with dictatorial leaders in the perpetuation of oppression in the continent !
So are we about to see a radical change in the regional, continental and international politics in favour of hands on the ground to stop the bloodletting in South Sudan, reboot (overhaul) the country and start a new page of stability, accountability and human rights respect and reinstate the dream of a better life this highly promising part of Africa!
Author: Justin Ambago Ramba. A Concerned South Sudanese and a voice for the millions who ate voiceless in the country. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Nuer highest positions seekers have spoiled food lovers government in Juba.
I always say Nuer blood that has spilled out in Juba in December 2013 and still spilling out through out in South Sudan’s bushes will one day free all South Sudanese young and old, rich and poor, disable and not disable from oppression, dictatorship, and tyranny regime of Kiir Liel Chieth Midiit. Nuer blood is like Jesus blood which freed men from sins.
Nuer are people,but you have to change because Dr. Riek was like a baby in Juba ,president have the right to kick him out.
“Nuer blood is like Jesus blood which freed men from sins.” How? I don’t like when poor Kiir Killed civilians of Nuer citizens. But do u have an opinion about useless person so called Taban Deng Gai who manage Unity State like his properties and corrupting State resources without done any thing to indicate that, it is State where oil produces? And if u don’t an acknowledge the leadership that has been shown by Taban and Riek when they have the power, and the same time, they run the opposition to an opposed the same norms they enjoy when they are power. Do u think they will free men and women from sins?
Agumut Nuer indeed are not looking for higher position put that in your oblongata. Can you imagine warapian of Salva kiir were alarming for food shortage before others 9 states .why don’t you cultivate such that you could enjoy your outcome fruits? No rebellion no intersubclan fighting and you are in a state of equilibrium and peaceful co-existence . You always call Naath food lovers who are food lovers now according to your own ways of perspective?
UNKNOWN. Oh dear ,in the name of freedom,i have no position in the government in Juba and i have no interest either never.
Eglish is not easy. In his comment he said the Nuer position seekers spoiled food lover’s government. the government is run and controlled by the ethnic elements of which majority are Jaang. According to AGUMUT they are the food lovers whose government had been spoiled by Nuer position seekers. I believe AGUMUT does not even understand what he writes sometimes. Facts are he is a jealous JUNKIE
What you do for living?
Stop thinking and acting like a bird-brained sub-human.
Now, why the heck do you want to know what Gatnor does for a living, huh?
Can’t you clearly see that Gatnor, unlike me, is a full-time White Army of South Sudan National Media Watchdog?
The both of us have been repeatedly giving you hints to apologize to IO’s before it becomes too late, but I am afraid it is now awfully too late for you looters.
You will be lining up to join your former victims in UNMISS very soon or walk to the borders to Congo, Kampala and Nairobi.
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I am a tax collection officer on unpaid leave, J1 zone commands. Hope that satisfy your curiosity. Your bitch said I am the man if you care to know that too.
Kick Back and a Thief. The Tax Collectors in the South Sudan are very corrupt and thieves,you can not survive if i am in the government.
I assumed you are not English!
Good news, let the new chapter begin.
Nuer don’t know The Secret between Mabior Garang,his mum and Riek Machar. Hacking that was left by our Late Dr.John Garang De White.
Iam wondering if Agumut is one of the confused Dinka elders. You guys are sickening cuz your uncle is not ready to lead the nation. Look at all his speeches they don’t make any sense. A grade 4th student can address people better than kiir. Honestly, kiir is a trash nothing good about him as well as his supporters. The man doesn’t know what to do in his office. Those who selected kiir in 2005 after late Garang, had made a terrible mistake. Agumut, your uncle is eligible to lead only cattle and Dinka only.
He is from Bona Malual’s Bor counties just from his comments. The most useless Bor alive. The dude even have something to say about Mabior Garang and his mom. He must be the secret bustard son plagued by hatred.
Dear Meshugaas, Bona Malual is not from Bor.
true, light, justice etc it is alway matter of time, but not all communities can hear quickly. don’t trust Shilluk and Bor.
This is what some of us had foreseen. The stupid assertion that African problems require African solutions is hogwash.
African problems often cause global emergencies because the entire continent is short of what it takes to reduce the suffering of its people.
Often times, so-called leaders use patronage to lead their equally vulnerable citizens.
We can now clearly see that the otherwise ‘African problem’ that erupted in Juba on December 15, 2013 (due to governance which is a common African problem), required the world support (through humantarian assistance) and now international mediation, because African leaders like Museveni proved a disaster to the last round of peace talks in Addis Ababa.
There is an end to everything. The sun will one day stop,the earth will disintegrate, life in general will cease to exist. So,for those who believe they will continue to maintain DINKA DINASTY, are not living in reality. The Roman Empire exist in books but not anymore in our lifetime. If you are one of those still dreaming of a tribal empire,my friend you better believe it or not,South Sudan will emerge stronger for all South Sudanese.
“DINKA DINASTY, are not living in reality” I think u out of mind. In liberation of South Sudan, Nuer killed Nuer more than Arab they killed. And if included Dinka killed by Nuer, it would be a million plus Million killed by Arab. As we know an estimated that war between south and North take more than two millions lives in part of South Sudan. So my point is Riek is more useless than kiir coming to SS history. Good luck with your immature information.
You are right brother, the blood of all the innocents (all South Sudanese) is redemptive like Christ’s!! But all readers of this comment must also know that those who betrayed Jesus Christ, the like of Judas Scariot, will never enjoy the merits of that precious blood for atonement. Guess what I mean. Are there no Judas’ in the history of South Sudan?
I guessed u meant Riek Machar?
Let see what will follow.
Hi Dr. Amba;
Thank you for the informative article, this was a long anticipated conclusion that the nation of SS should have had even prior to it’s secession from north.
First of all the West knows every bit of “how to bring peace to our ravaged nation” but they would like to act in their own timing and in their terms. In a recent document released by the White House what the former US President George W. Bush saw in Salva Kirr during their first meeting when President Bush was still in office. Even the former Bush Administration admitted to have seen that Pres. Kirr was clueless and had no vision yet they went ahead and blessed Salva Kirr to become the leader, mind you had the US back out just a little, not from granting the independence of South Sudan but not to allow Kirr to lead the nation, had they tried to negotiate a little bit more with the SPLA dominated incoming “New Nation” and do some soul searching; for example there were many other political parties in South Sudan (the DUP or Democratic Unionist Party Original, Justice Party, National SANU, the Communist Party, African People’s Progressive Alliance, Labor Party South Sudan – LPSS, United Democratic Front, South Sudan Democratic Forum, South Sudan Liberal Party, South Sudan Communist Party, United South Sudan Party) some of these political parties existed prior to 1956 independence who had already formulated how to run affairs of an independent nation, there was even an active parliamentarian system in Juba before SPLA existed. Well; perhaps to integrate or make share-holding deal with these political parties and SPLA/M as a party instead of dismantling and asking everybody to join or either assimilate into SPLA or get lost. Such that SPLA as a party would have taken, let’s say 50 to 60% of seats and the remaining 50 or 40% be given to the “others”. Had the US and TROIKA done its homework first we would have less problem today in South Sudan. But since it is just “another African problem” far away from their borders why should the West worry?
The West having known all the negative implications; shouldn’t any sound mind people done something about this, even before the USA allowed Salva Kirr’s and his uneducated SPLA/M generals to be declared as the sole well armed tribal regime-leaders?
The truth is that; the TROIKA nations pampered SPLA/M and smeared their bums with an olive oil even after knowing very well they (SPLA’s) already stained human rights records of innocent bloodsheds, cruelties during the years of the bush (jungle) era; child soldiers, rapes, tortures, land grabbing, indiscriminate killings and every atrocities you could name. There were many voices in human-rights groups who voiced their concerns about the SPLA/M misbehaviors all over the news but this very TROIKA turned deaf ears to every human-rights violations committed by SPLA/M. Instead they went ahead and legitimized the party and handed a whole nation to be butchered by SPLA/M, by the way it’s happening right now as we speak, the leader of PLP party disappeared in Juba, the two Ma’di chiefs and some youth are arrested and nobody knows their whereabouts, a general is killed in Upper Nile etc.
I personally think that the TROIKA nations are part and parcel of the crimes, just as the leaked AU reports said the US and TRIOKA are partly to blame and they do share the blames in the sufferings of innocent South Sudanese citizens.
The massacre of innocent Nuers in Juba, the ethnic cleansing of the Ma’di civilians and many other poor souls could have been prevented had US government asked SPLA/M regime some tough questions even prior to granting the South it’s independence.
Right from the get go TROIKA should have dissolved SPLA army and enforce the creation of a national army before independence, such that those Southerners in the National Armed forces from the then united Sudanese National Defense Forces, who happened to be more disciplined than those bush guerrilla mentality of SPLA tribal militias. Another truth is; the former South Sudanese Army was more organized and respects human-rights and they understand the rule of law, they were composed of multi-ethnicity armed with nationally oriented principles of governance.
For example in Equatoria and W. Bahr Ghazal the people are very respectful and even before schooling these people were well behaved, but the SPLA/M came and destabilized every organized system and brought about cattle camp mentality of anarchism and now look at what we got? A nation full of barbaric chaotic illiterates and utterly useless system.
To be honest if I have the power to do so I would have taken the TROIKA to face ICC and justice, but we all know that is impossible. All that they need to do now is to fix the mess they created by dismantling and dissolving SPLA and its affiliates in return for a national army to be uniformly and trained to observe and respect the rule of laws.
Eli Wani is a concern SS citizen.
Hi Dr. Amba;
Man, u keep the same comment u made with different article while back or days or week ago. I know it s painful indeed what going on in SS. But if u possess irreversible hate to certain people, then the solution is to hang yourself quickly, because u not going exterminates Dinka in SS.
I was replied to Eli Wani , not u Hi Dr. Amba; with the above comment.
I never will talk about exterminating any ethnic group, not even dinka. Unlike the dinkas who wish to exterminate the Nuers and other minority tribes, if you can read well I always address my points towards SPLA-Juba, unless you are saying all SPLA-Juba are dinkas then you have to worry. I also did not repeat my comments all I did was using some points from my previous comments to reiterate my points. I also pass some blames on the TROIKA nations for their blind ambitions in the past when all the danger signs were there but they refused to listen. However the so called Jenge Council of Elders are a dangerous group of people who are about to let loose the wild dogs of the West, and they will devour everything in their path including SPLA-Juba.
Deng II. Your comments on this website are premature. Serious matters regarding people’s lives deserve serious and objective analysis. This war has not only destroyed civilian population,it has displaced thousands of them currently living in destitute situation in the neighboring countries, Uganda,Kenya and Ethiopia. Do you not fell ashamed?
Man of the people
Man, are u just being born? You talk about destroying civilian population, do u know how many population had been destroyed by 1991? let me give you an example, there is county called Abiemnhom in Unity State which is least fewest county base in population, why because Riek 1991 did tried to exterminates them on the face of earth. In fact, they were about to become Nuer people because in 1970s they used to fight baggara or missiriya on daily basics, so some of them move to Nuer , some move to Warap, when they became overwhelming by the Million of Arab. But when war broke out in 1991, Nuer doesn’t have mercy on them but to killed them due they are Dinka, Nuer killed all Ruweng who have home on Nuer soil on that time, apart from what happened in Bor, Ngok Lualyak, Panaruu and Etc. As I said on the comments I made on other articles, during 21 years, Nuer killed Nuer and Dinka more than Arab they killed. This is a fact, and if u are old enough we can count the battles fought by battalion where Nuer were majority with Arab. Nuer were majority in wolf Muor Muor around Mayom city in 1980s and Nuer can be equivalent with Dinka when they captured Nasir in 1980s. However do know How many battle Dinka and Nuer fought between themselves? we cannot count it all in one week . We Dinka contributed so much blood and pains than any tribes in SS. Does that mean we can killed Nuer for nothing? For me, hell big no.
It is time to start the new independent in the republic of South Sudan, with new federal system of government, new philosophy, new vision, new institutions & reforms and above all new spirit under the visionary Leaders, Dr.Riek Machar and Right Hon Alfred Lado Gore.
Deng II. South Sudan will NOT be dragged to the past in order to move us backwards. The nation has attained it’s sovereignty to move ahead not to take us back to your fights decades ago,between your tribes. Do you think the rest of the 62 tribes are interested in your historical wars? During the II World war,the Germans and their allies and the British and their allies went to war. But today, they live in peace. Deng II, you are retarded and backward looking guy. Think before you write anything in this forum. Indeed,your analysis is disgusting to those who enjoy reading constructive ideas about our great country. Please Editor,there is need to strictly moderate articles that don’t substantiate in public forums.
that is true south sudan will be rule by democrat people like Dr.Riek and Alfred Lado.