The Most Misconstrued and Misunderstood Concept by Jieng Council of Elders

Dr. Peter Kopling, MD
Juba, RSS.

Riiny Thiik the chairman of Dinka Council of leaders (Photo: file)

Riiny Thiik the chairman of Dinka Council of leaders (Photo: file)

May 17, 2015(Nyamilepedia) — In response to the well-received article by Simon Kur published in, as well as A reader on, Mr. Dengchol Machar Atem, a self purported Jieng faithful, Reacted in the comment sections, and addressing Mr. Kur, stated “In your own article Simon Kur, one wonders whether inciting hatred between communities is a way forward. As intellect, why not preach for peace, Love, togetherness, humbleness etc. rather than just inciting hatred.”

It should be pointed out that, this is a very common Jieng Position in response to a dissatisfied and a grumbling nation. What made this unique is, this was a Jieng responding to another Jieng! It seems, while all Jiengs may consider themselves to be one people, the elite in power consider themselves superior to other Jiengs and that not all Jiengs are created Equal.

Take Simon Kur for example, His article brought hope in my heart, telling me, when Jiengs consider South Sudan first, then there is hope for us to be under one nations.

However Mr.Atems reaction tells me those who do not sing the popular songs coming out of Juba, controlled by the infamous Jieng Council of Elders are consider to be not true Jiengs, worst traitors, Alas how about Madam Garang and her Children? If they are not Jieng for opposing the current genocidal Tyranny in Juba, then who is?

I discover when Southerners complain about the bondages they suffer under the Jieng government, The Jieng people consider it as incitement of tribal violence and when their fellow Jieng complain, they are consider Traitors! Why is this?

Mr Atem, Have you ever asked the question, why we, Southerners, in the first place fought the Jalabas? Was it because they are brown in colors and we are black or was it because they have “Amarats” and we live in grass-roofed houses? Yes I will say it, was it because they have dresses and you Jieng then mostly ran naked in your villages?

From the behaviors of the Jieng government, it seems, your fight contrary to the rest of South Sudanese against the Jalaba was mainly due to material things and the desire for powers. This is very evident, given as soon as the CPA was signed, like children rushing to take the front seat in classes, you the Jiengs ran and grabbed all that is meaningful to South Sudanese, to include even other peoples ancestral lands totally numb to justice and equality for and with others southern brethren.

Look no further than in Juba, every Vehicle with GOSS on it, likely has a Jieng driving it. Government money buys most V8 Vehicles and a Jieng driving it. Jieng owns most “Amarat” and the one walking around looking important and carrying an air of invincibility and authority while dressed suits is likely a Jieng! The street moneychangers in all cities in South Sudan are mostly Illiterate Jiengs, relatives of those in high places.

Mr.Atem, Have you realized what you are saying? What the Jiengs like you are doing is this! You have all taken the advantageous positions in South Sudan, from government positions to wealth, from Military forces to the lands itself! You are comfortable with the way things are and you have no quarrels with the status quo because it benefits you, or at minimum this government is not harmful to you as the rest of us.

Things can remain like this forever and you see nothing wrong with neither it nor any need to change them!

You do not want to rock the boat because doing so will threaten all these Jiengs Holdings, thus when those who are at disadvantage because of your privileges are crying out loud (These writings of mine included) you take it as inciting of violence, because in this violence you stand to loose the most, why because the rest of us have already lost all to you except for our lives but in itself is at risk! Where as for you the Jiengs, you stand much to loose if true equality were to kick in, thus you do not want any writings to expose this evil deeds.

From the perspective of those of us suffering under the Jiengs colonization and oppressions, we see our writings as consequence of your evil and un-brotherly ACTIONS! It is these oppressive and colonial ACTIONs of the Jiengs inciting Violence and breeding divisions not the words written in responds to them!


The actions gives birth to the writings! If you are truly for one nations, then you will preach to your fellow Jieng to stop ACTIONS that incite violence, if we talk about it or not.

You should ask us as to what is it that we really want? What is it that we consider brotherhood or one nation! Indeed if nationhood and peace matters to you, do not preach about it as you suggested, show it to us, live by example, live and behave like a brother not like an enemy. What you do to me, brothers do not do! Don’t knock me in the head and when I cry, you then turn around say, STOP crying, by doing so you are provoking disunity and inciting violence!

What is nationhood in the world of the Jiengs? What is brotherhood for a Jieng? Emerging from Nomadic lives to becoming settlers; those who traditionally have no sentimental values to fixed place and cry for a cow rather than a brother’s death are now the one in the drivers seat chatting the path for our national brotherhood, is it any wonder it is disastrous?

Is brotherhood in the Jieng world not simply an alliance to protect the cows at all costs even death to oneself, thus what seems bravery is indeed human sacrifices for the lives of cows, isn’t this actually primitivism at its highest order?

I will tell you for the rest of us what brotherhood is not. It is not letting you sit on my great grandfather and fathers land, it is not letting your cow graze freely in my farm, it is not your cows being safer in the country than my children! It is not letting you take my sister by force.

The greatest ills the Jiengs have engineered in South Sudan are ethnic displacing and land grabbing. Unless any peace brings an end to this evil we shall be locked in perpetual war. Was this not at the core of our 50 years of struggles against the Arabs? It surprises me that the shadowy Jieng Council of elders have not learned this lessons the great Satan in the North themselves came to bitterly shallow.

Brotherhood to us is not letting you Jieng occupy all the critical posts in the country: The presidency, Defense minister, Chief of staff, Minister of interior, Chief Justice etc.

So Mr. Atem, as you can see this is neither my government nor that of the nation, this is not a national government but rather JIENG NATION! What makes it mine?

Why do I want it to stay peaceful, why do I want it to last forever? What makes you different and better than the Jalaba occupiers that came before you?

Therefor being it is a malignant Government, robing my Children of their tomorrow and giving it to your Children alone in exclusivity, I want it to fall! Simply, because your Children will do worse to mine!

I want nothing to do with Jieng nation but all to do with a national government!

I said it in the past and someone said it recently, Nationhood is family-hood. In a family you have your brother. He has his house and you have yours, He has his wife and you have yours. To have peace you must respect his house and his wife. You cannot cry fault when you impose yourself in his home and he denounce you and kick you out. Unity does not mean you squats in your brothers’ house and sleep with his wife and reduce his personal space. You have your house and your wife. What makes you family is Mutual respect!

I know I am right because the golden rule says “DO UNTO OTHERS AS THOU WOULD HAVE THEM DO UNTO YOU.” Mr. Atem just imagine if for whatever reason a given tribe convinced themselves that they have rights to everything in South Sudan in exclusions of others and literally occupy South Sudan as you the Jieng have down, Will your (Jiengs) reactions be any different from ours? If the table where to be turned, will you still hold the same position you articulated above?

If Riek Machar was the President of South Sudan and turn around and killed Dinka and Clear Juba of Dinkas as Kiir did in black December 2013 against the Nuer, will you (Jiengs) not have done worse than what the Nuer did to you in revenge attacks?

Therefor choose this day between brotherhoods by actions vs. continuing in the path of enmity, which shall continue to bleed the nation. If those of us who expose this evil actions are silenced like Isaiah Abraham or not! As you can see, he does not talk anymore, are we any better?

(He who maintains silence in the face of a massacre is a murderer himself)

The author is a concern South Sudanese reachable at

  13 comments for “The Most Misconstrued and Misunderstood Concept by Jieng Council of Elders

  1. May 18, 2015 at 12:23 am

    Look at the picture of Riing Thiik, he is hungry not satisfied with 2 bottles of Water given to him. He still look to drink the one opposite to him though he is not owner. In Itang refugee Camp, Dinka were using a word which i quot ”yiin ke yan en tok” in order to steal people money, Now it’s modernized to be ”one nation one people” in order to loot Nation resources. Any way their camp is burning soon


    • GatNor
      May 18, 2015 at 6:17 am

      Torbar & Dagany,

      You two gentlemen seems well informed on many events. What is the confusion with SPLM/A spke persons and its leadership concerning Juba’s defected Gen.Johnson Olony. SPLM/A-In Opposition’s spoke persons on the ground seems to be all over the places confused on the position of the defected Gen.Olony and his chilluks militias. Has Olony joined forces with SPLA-In Oppositions or are they both simply counter attacking Juba forces independently as many would assumed. I wish the SPLM/A-In Opposition could clear the air on this confusing situation. Media outlets are reporting on the same issue with different accounts including the supposed down plane.



  2. Toutoute Dagany
    May 18, 2015 at 12:42 am

    Where are the Jieng who make noises here all the time?

    You see they are ignoring this truthful article that touches the root cause and heart of all the current Criseses!

    Common, say something about the truth here exposed!

    Your looting days are counting down, you, you bad boys of Salva Kingdom!!


    • Eastern
      May 18, 2015 at 7:21 am


      The dinkas always cover their ears and eyes when people critise them for their lack of concern for other South Sudanese; dinkas are heartless people really.


  3. May 18, 2015 at 3:09 am

    We will let the world know that Dinkas are dumbs ,thieves,cowards,greedy,liars.negative minded.ur time is coming nearby.


    • May 18, 2015 at 9:21 pm


      It is incorrect to say that Dinkas are dumbs. It is not possible that all Dinkas are dumbed. We are dealing the regime in Juba so it should be great to differentiate between civilians and the government. If you said that most Dinkas who are running the government in Juba are dumbed then you might political correct. Let us not generalize people like that. It is not fair.


  4. GatNor
    May 18, 2015 at 5:03 am

    The position of many Jaang is that if the thugs in Juba & their council of elders succeeds they are and will continue being the sole benefactors of such success. Should the criminal council of elders and the Jaang thugs currently in possession of nearly 60% more share power in the country fails, the rest of the Jaang will unanimously use them as the escape goat and put all blames on these thugs as well as the criminal council of elders.


  5. May 18, 2015 at 5:27 am

    Very rare to satisfy dinka on their demand.
    Too much corrupted and drunkards


  6. Pawil
    May 18, 2015 at 10:27 am

    You have to ask yourself why there is no Dinka comment on this article why only stupid Nure because Dinka have no time for this nonsense. Keep talking on nonsense we will clean you out of south Sudan soon. As you choose to go to Arab .


    • Bol Deng
      May 18, 2015 at 12:50 pm


      You are right for some to said that Dinka have time to comment on the article. 1. some Dinka who who know the fact are caught in shame because some Dinka are doing phenomenon things contrary to Dinka norms.

      These people kept silent Dinka culture is being misuse by individual to their own interest. Those voice out the reality, most of them disappeared, and left behind their beloved one without support from the ill government. Its up to Dinka/ Jieng community collectively to speak out against those who use Jieng name for their self-fishiness reason.

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  7. king Kong
    May 18, 2015 at 11:29 am

    I am Dinka, i will never say anything concerning fighting with Nuer, in any website. It i am Dinka, i will to Nuer that, UPDF and JEM of Sudan will take you out of this Country.


  8. May 18, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    Dear Dr. Peter Kopling, you have said it all. The rest of the 63 ethnic tribes or the people of South Sudan who voted for the cessation of South Sudan, got a kick in their but for the trust they have given to our leaders to lead them. In my entire life, never seen any kind of leadership that betrayed it’s citizens. I also believe, not all the DINKA civilians subscribe to this kind of nightmare. However,to summarize it in brief, nobody is currently benefits other than these looters,killers,criminals to say the least. South Sudan will be fixed one day and this backwards scenarios shall never repeat itself again.


  9. Elijah Samuel
    May 18, 2015 at 6:13 pm

    “The greatest ills the Jiengs have engineered in South Sudan are ethnic displacing and land grabbing. Unless any peace brings an end to this evil we shall be locked in perpetual wa”

    Dr Kopling, Thank you for the ultimate truth South SUdanese must address. This is at the root causes of the Balanda trajedy in Wau, It is with the Murle, It is with the Kakwa in Yei, It is with the Madi in Nimule, it is with the Cholos.

    The sad truth is, in IGAD filled meetings it seems they did not even given a though to the issues of ethnic preservations threagtened by the Jiengs agenda of ethnic displacements and cleansing through land grabbing in the name of the fake constituitions! The so called any southerner can live anywhere, this is not Equivalent as any tribe can live anywhere. When an entire tribal clan uproots themselsve to go displace another, this is an ethnic cleansing and an act of war not brotherhood. Thannk for correctly identifying that if this is not solved we shll be locked in perpetul war.


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