Analyses

President Obama signs executive order in response to South Sudan crisis

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US President, Barack Obama, signing a document…

U.S. President Barack Obama issued an Executive Order Thursday that blocks American-held property of individuals who have sought to undermine the stability and security of South Sudan. In signing the Executive Order, the president hopes to send a message to the government of South Sudan and the rebels that they must cease hostilities and engage fully in the peace process. (…) Read more

DEAR NAATH IN UN JUBA BASED – A REPLY TO TEARZ AYUEN: NOTHING PERSONAL.

By Nyanyuon Bany

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Internally displaced persons living in flooded UNMISS camps after heavy rain in March 2014 (photo: submitted|Nyamilepedia)

April 03, 2014(Nyamilepedia) – It is assumed for the purpose of this reply that the topic confined to Naath in Juba is not an attempt to ignore the suffering of South Sudanese around the country. This include Dinkas under attack in rebel occupied places and other tribes which we sadly forget to respectfully mention in this Dinka/ Nuer narrative of the conflict.(…) Read More

David de Chand: GENOCIDE, ETHNIC CLEANSING, NATIONAL UNITY AND NATIONAL INTEGRATION OR DISINTEGRATION?

By Professor David de Chand

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The chairman of South Sudan democratic front, Professor David de Chand (Nyamilepedia|The Nile)

BACKGROUND OF THE ABORTED COUP d’état

“Genocide is… both the gravest and the greatest of the crimes against humanity” Alex Destexhe

On 15 December 2013, the Dinka dictator Slava Kiir Mayardit shocked the world by announcing that there was an attempted failed coup d’état in which Slava Kiir alleged that it was staged by the former VP Dr. Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon, one of the most prominent and outstanding British educated Nuer Mechanical/Architectural Engineer, PC Management System and the former lecturer in the Faculty of Engineering/Architecture at his Alma Mata, The University of Khartoum, one of the best SPLM/A field commanders, articulate, talented, the best and the brightest or la crème de la crème with higher spirits vs. the mediocre minds that are often afraid of the higher spirits, one of the political and democratic leaders of our times, educator, politician, scientist, philosopher and fourteen (14) other senior members of the SPLM Political Bureau (PB) as the ruling party.(…) More

Edward Lino: Let us be honest, the president needs to apologize!

LOOKING AT OURSELVES

THE WAY WE KNOW NOT!

Let us be sober

PART FIVE

March 26, 2014

FM: Edward Abyei Lino

To: The People Of South Sudan

To: Leaders Whom We Expect to Meet Soon

lino_edwardEdward Lino, former Abyei chief administrator and a leading elite of SPLM, speaking in an electoral meeting held in Khartoum before Sudan’s presidential elections in April 2010.(Nyamilepedia)

 Compatriots……

Nationalism, that crown of the land, which we forfeited to grabbers, the time they diverted the reign from under the seat of a Comrade, raising his head with closed eyes supplicating to Heaven to extend his rule beyond 2015. We witnessed smoke, dust and debris smearing our faces, covering our homes when problems became much clearer than ever and knew that crooks had us betrayed! (…) More

Still Waiting for the Bonanza: The Oil Business in South Sudan after 2005

By Leben Nelson Moro for South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA)

Global Witness: South Sudan government must cease oil deals for the interest of South Sudan people. Deals during conflicts only benefit the investors and influence wars(Photo: file)

Global Witness: South Sudan government must cease oil deals for the interest of South Sudan people. Deals during conflicts only benefit the investors and influence wars(Photo: file)

South Sudan’s oil supplies remain susceptible to local mismanagement, corruption and competition. For Leben Nelson Moro, Juba’s plight demonstrates that having energy resources doesn’t always guarantee a country’s power or enhance its security.

South Sudan’s oil supplies remain susceptible to local mismanagement, corruption and competition. For Leben Nelson Moro, Juba’s plight demonstrates that having energy resources doesn’t always guarantee a country’s power or enhance its security.

This article was originally published as SAIIA Occasional Paper No 156 by SAIIA in October 2013. It is also available in the Digital Library. (…) More

South Sudan: Riek Machar and the prophet’s rod

Martin Plaut (05-03-2014),

March 11, 2014(Nyamilepedia),

machar-with-dangSymbols are always important in conflicts and South Sudan is no exception. The symbol in the conflict now raging between Salva Kiir and Riek Machar is the rod (or ‘dang’) of the prophet Ngundeng Bong, the most famous of the Nuer prophets, who lived more than a century ago.

The words of all prophets are open to interpretation. Ngundeng was himself bearded (unusual for Nuer at the time) and left-handed, so contemporary references to bearded and left-handed men were to himself.(…) More

Gen Taban: Kiir Smear Politics to Taint Opposition’s Image

Gen. Taban Deng Gai
Leader SPLM/SPLA Peace Negotiation Team

GovTabanFormer Unity State Governor, Gen. Taban Deng Gai. (Photo past file/reuters)

March 11, 2014(Nyamilepedia) — It has come to our notice that the regime in Juba has resorted to clandestine ways of tarnishing the image of the SPLM/A and its leader Dr. Riek Machar Teny(…) More

EXCLUSIVE: Interview with former vice president’s wife, Angelina Teny

AngelinaphotoAngelina Teny, during the 2010 election. photo: The Nile

March 8, 2014 (Nyamilepedia) – Angelina Teny, wife of the South Sudan’s former vice president, Riek Machar Teny, who now leads the three-month rebellion against the government of president Salva Kiir, said the ongoing war in the country was imposed on the people by dictatorial and violent behavior of the president.(…) More

Background on the ongoing crisis in South Sudan – Part II

By Arop Madut Arop-Gotnyiel

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February 28, 2014 (Nyamilepedia) — In part one of my previous article, [Background to the crisis in the Republic of South Sudan] I discussed at length, the environments in which the Government of the South Sudan was born in and how it has been operating from the time it was formed, until the eruption of the current crisis which has brought the country down to its knees. In this discussion, I will try to give background to the best of my knowledge,, this time around, on the ruling Party, the Sudan People Liberation Movement (SPLM); how it has been operating from the time it was launched in November (2005) as a registered political party in the Sudan, until the eruption of the ongoing destructive war (2013); a war which if not brought to a speedy end, may erase the new country out of the map of the world.(…) More

Edward Lino: There was no Coup in Juba: Part-3

LOOKING AT OURSELVES, THE WAY WE KNOW NOT!

Let us be sober (PART THREE)

FM: Edward Abyei Lino

To: The People Of South Sudan

To: The Leaders About To Meet In Ethiopia

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Edward Lino, former Abyei chief administrator and a leading elite of SPLM, speaking in an electoral meeting held in Khartoum before Sudan’s presidential elections in April 2010.(Nyamilepedia)

February 25, 2014[Nyamilepedia] — So far, two tablets shared at this time of our greatest distress. A fist-full individuals were provoked and took the message with unqualified bitterness. Those who dread to be painted as failures hating those who point at them as failures! So intentionally, the moment they ceased to be rational and truthful, they decided not to understand all the issues raised; because they cannot accept to endorse what shall reduce the quantity of “bread and butter” they earn through previous associations, to the side from which they receive their luck and place their pillows.(…) More

MAJOR CAUSES OF THE CURRENT CONFLICT IN SOUTH SUDAN.

By Daniel Wuor Joak
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Ustaz Daniel Wuor – UNS Minister for General Education and Instruction-Ustaz Daniel Wuor (in white shirt), Upper Nile State Minister for General Education and Instruction- listening to his Directors during one of the meetings at the ministry. [Ariik Atekdit]

February 22, 2014[Nyamilepedia] — Since the formation of the Government of South Sudan (GOSS) in September 2005, following the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) in January 2005, by both the SPLM and the Government of Sudan (GOS), in Nairobi, Kenya, President Salva Kiir had never taken his newly appointed Vice President Dr. Riek Machar Teny seriously at any rate. He kept on reminding him of 1991 splits, which occurred within the SPLM/A ranks between Dr. Riek Machar & Dr. John Garang. The death of Dr. John Garang had indeed played crucial roles in these on-going messes in South Sudan. Such scornful humiliations against Dr. Riek Machar would have not arise if he (Garang) were to be alive today because he fully knew the past mistakes, which orchestrated the two splits under his leadership in 1983 and again in1991 respectively. The death tools in these two rebellions were enormous indeed as well as the displacement of civilians and destruction of their properties.(…) More

President Kiir’s strategy to cover up ethnic cleansing collapsed in London

By Elhag Paul

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KiirMuseveniimagesPres. Yoweri Museveni and his troubled counterpart Salva Kiir Mayardit. Photo: reuter

February 21, 2014 (Nyamilepedia) – The horrendous crimes against humanity being committed in Republic of South Sudan from mid December 2013 is gradually oozing into the international political space causing concerns to the government of President Salva Kiir. Aware of the consequences and scared by the likely loss of power, president Kiir has gone into the offensive to cover up the horrors.(…) more

Edward Lino: There was no Coup in Juba: Part-2

LOOKING AT OURSELVES THE WAY WE KNOW NOT!

Let Us Be Sober (PART TWO)

FM: Edward Abyei Lino 12/02/2014
To: The People of South Sudan
To: The Leaders we expect to meet soon

lino_edwardEdward Lino, former Abyei chief administrator  and a leading elite of SPLM, speaking in a electoral meeting held in Khartoum before Sudan’s presidential elections in April 2010.(Nyamilepedia)

Saddening news about what occurred in our Country still hover over the glob! The aftermath of what happened is yet, portraying us to be a people long betrayed by our sons and daughters; when we were intoxicated with power and booties and took that to mean everything and proceeded to kill ourselves! (…) More

Transcript: Kiir’s ‘one people, one nation’ speech

The speech text transcribed below is presented near verbatim, with some redaction for length. Sub-headings and images are an addition to the text and not original to the speech.

KiirScreen Shot 2014-01-23 at 1.07.17 AMPres. Salva Kiir interviewed by Al Jazeera journalist in Juba, Jan 2013. Photo|file.

February 17, 2014 (Nyamilepedia) — South Sudanese President Salva Kiir delivered a speech to a gathering of SPLM Youth in Juba on Saturday under the theme ‘One people, One nation.’

He addressed a number of political and historical issues relevant to the current situation. He told the gathered party loyalists that they have a responsibility to tell people about the truth of what happened in the country.

The president spoke in a mix of English and South Sudanese Arabic. The speech text transcribed below is presented near verbatim, with some redaction for length. Sub-headings and images are an addition to the text and not original to the speech.(…) More

S.Sudan: No Power-Sharing Without Political Reform, says Prof Mamdani!

Professor Mahmood Mamdani,

a Ugandan academic, author and political commentator

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Prof. Mahmood Mamdani

February 13, 2014 (Nyamilepedia) — He is the Director of the Makerere Institute of Social Research (MISR),  the Herbert Lehman Professor of Government at the School of International and Public Affairs and the Professor of Anthropology, Political Science and African Studies at Columbia University.

Speaking at the Annual Retreat of the National Resistance Movement at Kyankwanzi, February 11, 2014, Prof Mamdani cited two great examples of self-determination in post-colonial Africa: Eritrea and South Sudan. (…) More

On S. Sudan, Ban Silent on Uganda, Secret Spoon-fed Quotes, Ladsous Takes No Q

By Matthew Russell Lee

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UN Boss Ban with Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni.

February 12, 2014 (Nyamilepedia) — On South Sudan, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon today issued a 200-word statement, with not a word about the Ugandan troops invited in by Salva Kiir leaving the country.  It’s a question that Inner City Press put to Ban’s head of UN Peacekeeping Herve Ladsous at what purported to be a Q&A media stakeout on February 11, but at which Ladsous refused to answer any questions.

As noted he should also have answered about what Ban’s spokesperson Martin Nesirky had said at the February 11 noon briefing: “last week, unexploded cluster bomblets were found along the Juba-Bor road in the area of Malek, 16 kilometres south of Bor.”(…) More

Melting Of Traditional Glue: Homage To Killed Chiefs Of Unity State

 By Machien Luoi

February 11, 2014(Nyamilepedia) –South Sudan traditional authorities (Chiefs, Kings and Queens) are an embodiment of peace and stability at the grass-roots. They are the glue that connects our citizens to the government and augurs ‘people –to- people’ relations across ethnic folds. Although artificially created by British colonial rule, institution of traditional authorities has served our people positively. Traditional leaders have been the bedrock for which our resistance against colonial powers and opposition against the Sudanese-Arab state were anchored. It is unfortunate that during peace, which they struggled to achieve, they are chucked aside and forgotten. It is sad that in crisis such as the ongoing one in our country, they are murdered in cold blood without any remorse.(…) More

Looking At Ourselves The Way We Know Not!

Let us be sober:

To: The People of South Sudan

To: The Leaders whom we expect to meet soon

From: Edward Abyei Lino, (Prominent SPLM-er)

QUOTE: “To stage a “military coup” has it’s own prerequisites, which, if not met then there would be no “coup”, which could be mutiny. Let us examine the composition of the SPLA to find out whether it was ever composed of one united entity and adhered to one doctrine.”

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Edward Lino, former Abyei chief administrator and a leading elite of SPLM, speaking in a electoral meeting held in Khartoum before Sudan’s presidential elections in April 2010.(Nyamilepedia)

February 8, 2014(Nyamilepedia) — My dear, can we be sober! All the premeditated misdeeds we inflicted on ourselves were the very things which we had been visualizing throughout our scramble on power without any direction to guide our dreams and imaginations as to how we could build an engulfing future. And thus we missed the road to build our country!(..) More

Emmanuel Jal On The Situation In South Sudan

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Emmanuel Jal

February 7, 2014 (Nyamilepedia) — On December 15th 2013, the world woke up to the news of a supposedly “coup” in the worlds youngest nation. Violence immediately broke out in Juba and thousands of civilians; men, women and children were put to the sword. While western nations were sending in choppers and airplanes to get their nationals out of Juba, political influences deemed by the government to be in opposition were quickly hunted, surrounded and put under house arrest. Civilians, in hundreds of thousands  run for cover at the UN headquarters and in camps. Others, angry at the death of their family and relatives, sought refuge in the bushes and created a rebel movement. Since then, the situation has gotten worse, especially for those in camps, the living conditions there are inhumane, politically, countries like Uganda has picked to side with the President and the peace process seems far from over. We recently sat down with one of the most popular sons of South Sudan, a former child soldier during the liberation and now an international hip hop artist and activist Emmanuel Jal for a run down on what is happening. He had the following to say(…) More

South Sudan: it all began so well!

Vested interests override democracy

The sudden conflict in South Sudan isn’t essentially tribal, but the result of clever economic pressure from Khartoum on South Sudan’s president, who is desperate to hold on to power.

By Gérard Prunier
RiekKiirsoldierchild The civil conflict in South Sudan began with gunfire at the headquarters of the presidential guard in the capital, Juba, on 15 December 2013. President Salva Kiir claimed that the former vice-president, Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon, dismissed in July, had attempted a coup. Machar, whose bodyguards died protecting him, claimed the shooting was the result of the president’s attempt to get rid of the opposition.

US Assistant Secretary for Africa Linda Thomas-Greenfield told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on 9 January: “We have not seen any evidence that this was a coup attempt.” Machar confirmed this, adding: “I had to flee in my pyjamas.” Clashes between his supporters and the army have continued.(…)More

President Kiir’s SPLM government is not democratically elected

By Elhag Paul.

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Pres. Salva Kiir Mayardiit

January 26, 2014 (Nyamilepedia) – I was browsing through the Sudan Tribune website and my eyes caught an article, ‘South Sudan vows strong ties with neighbouring countries’ (Sudan Tribune 22nd January 2014). Reading it I was livid and after few minutes I realised where my anger stemmed from.  It was the lies of SPLM/A and this time it came from honourable Peter Bashir Gbandi, the deputy minister of foreign affairs of republic of South Sudan.(…) More

Sending of Ugandan troops to South Sudan was an “invasion”

Posted on January 26, 2014 by Editorial Team

The sending of Ugandan troops to South Sudan was seen by the people of South Sudan as an “invasion”. In the second and last part of his interview with Madam Rebecca Garang de Mabior, widow of Dr John Garang who is often referred to by many as the Mother of the Nation, our EditorHenry Gombya asked her what she thought about the presence of Ugandan troops in South Sudan and whether there was any truth in the allegations that former Vice President Riek Machar had tried to stage a military coup. Here is what she had to say:

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‘Mother of the Nation’ Rebecca: ” President Salva Kiir has been talking about coups, about coups, ….”

Henry Gombya: Is there any truth whatsoever that former Vice President Riek Machar attempted a military coup in your country?

Rebecca Garang: There was nothing called a military coup. There was no military coup. Since Dr John [Garang] died, President Salva Kiir has been talking about coups, about coups, about coups. Nobody staged a coup because we are politicians. Those groups that were arrested are politicians, are civilians but [while] they were army people before, they are politicians and civilians.(…) More

EXCLUSIVE: Rebecca Nyandeng Garang Reveals All — How Salva Kiir’s ‘private army’ prompted the current conflict

Posted on January 25, 2014 by the editorial team, Nyamilepedia.

In an exclusive interview, Madam Rebecca Nyandeng Garang de Mabior has told The London Evening Post how the current crisis in South Sudan that has claimed an estimated 10,000 people and left many injured and homeless started and who took the first shots that led to the total destruction of Dr Riek Machar’s house and the killing of his brother and 34 Nuer soldiers who were guarding his house. Because of the importance of this story, we have decided to post it verbatim as Mrs Garang has told it to our editor Dr Henry Gombya.

nyandengimagesMrs Rebecca Garang reveals how the current South Sudan war started

 Henry Gombya (The London Evening Post):Thank you very much for agreeing to have an interview with us. My first question is, we would like you to tell our readers what you know is going on between President Salva Kiir and former Vice President Dr Riek Machar.

Rebecca Garang: Thank you for having me. You know what happened in South Sudan is something that is really bad and taking back the peoples of southern Sudan to war. This was something that happened on the 15th of last month but it had started earlier with some issues which were not being talked about in the party; democracy was not in the party. So some of our members were saying that we needed to reform the party documents and in the party too because there was no freedom of speech, and no freedom of press; a lot of things. (…) More

South Sudan: Why Army Defected, from a Major’s Perspective!

Why did I defect to Riek Machar?

By Maj. Tethloach D. Ruey,

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January 10, 2014 (Nyamilepedia) –– The world is aware of the current crisis in South Sudan. Salva Kiir called it a failed military coup or a rebellion. No matter what he calls it, what had happened was a massacre of Nuer civilians in their thousands in Juba. If it was a military coup, were civilians part of the coup? (…) More

GEN. SALVA KIIR IS THE ONE WHO DECLARED WAR GAINST HIS OWN GOVERNMENT NOT THE REBEL

By Peter Khor Malual

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Pres. Salva Kiir Mayardiit during his tough times in 2013              

January 9, 2014 (Nyamilepedia) — If there is someone who still hesitated that Kiir Mayardit’s regime still a government, let me inform you that it has already collapsed. During the SPLM Convention of 2008, when there was an overheated tension among the senior party members for who to hold which position in the party, there was a Nuer businessman who warned the convention wisely. He asked the convened crowd in the hall that “If the groom wants to cause a conflict in his wedding ceremony, would he blame the people who take part in the fighting?” The answer was no to everyone in the meeting hall. He meant it on the then Vice President of the Republic of Sudan and the President of the government of Southern Sudan; Gen. Salva Kiir, who wanted to instigate the conflict while he was the one in power.(…) More

“The Conflict in South Sudan: The Political Context”!

Testimony prepared for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Adopted from the United States Institute of Peace

January 9, 2014(Nyamilepedia) — Ambassador Princeton N. Lyman is a senior advisor to the president of the U.S. Institute of Peace and a former U.S. special envoy for Sudan and South Sudan.

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Thank you for the opportunity to testify on the conflict in South Sudan. As you know I have had a long experience in Africa and in particular over the past three years with Sudan and South Sudan. Earlier in my career, I served as U.S. ambassador to Nigeria and to South Africa. I began working on Sudan in the fall of 2010 as a special advisor helping assure the success of the referendum in South Sudan that led to its independence. From March 2011 to March 2013 I was the U.S. Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan. I am currently senior advisor to the president of the U.S. Institute of Peace. The views expressed in this testimony are my own and not those of the U.S. Institute of Peace, which does not take policy positions.(…) More

Kiir’s New Titles: Ex-president, Liar & Divider-in-Chief of Cattle Camp Republic

By JUSTIN KWAJE, South Sudan

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Salva Kiir Mayardiit, wiping his face with a pink handkerchief.

January 9, 2014(Nyamilepedia) — What is happening in the newest nation, the Republic of South Sudan must be traced back on the focal singular holder of all and absolute powers in this new country, which is now in a state of utter confusions. The volcanic eruption, which started on 15th December 2013, can be traced back in the early days of the liberation movement in 1991 and the reconciliation, which followed, between Dr John Garang and Dr Riek Machar.(…) More

AMBUSHED FOUR TIMES IN SOUTH SUDAN

By Aris Roussinos,

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South Sudanese troops, (Photos: Phil Caller)

January 7, 2014(Nyamilepedia)–The day had begun well for the forces of the South Sudanese government. Two battalions of fresh infantry had been sent up the Nile by barge to the forward base, some 20km south of the heavily contested town of Bor. They’d jogged there in formation and singing war chants, before eventually gathering in the centre of the camp to listen to a rousing speech from the general in command. (…) More

The Fabricated Coup (South Sudan): A Confession from a Party inside

By Jean C.B. [name withheld for security reasons]

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South Sudanese president Salva kiir accuses his political rivals of a “coup”, a claim widely interpreted in South Sudan as an ‘inside job’ designed to obliterate his opponents.

(a) SPLM & DEMOCRACY:

December 30, 2013(Nyamilepedia) – The fate of this young nation is in the hands of two men whose rivalry and distrust goes back to the beginning of SPLM/SPLA. What started out as a political problem is now threatening to take this young nation to the brink of a civil war.(…)More

Revealed! Evidence of crimes against humanity in South Sudan

By Evening Post Editerial Team.

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Kiir backed army heading to Bor to battle Dr. Riek’s faction

December 30, 2013(Nyamilepedia) – In  the suburb of Munuki in South Sudan’s capital, men are digging fresh graves against a backdrop of large birds swooping through clouds of smoke billowing from an area where the new nation’s rebel-movement-turned-army has its main barracks.(…) More

Thinking outside the ethnic box in S Sudan

Interpreting conflict as merely ethnic is not only superficial but also dangerous if it drives policy and peace deals.

By Peter Greste,

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Hundreds of people died during the violence in South Sudan in December [EPA]

December 29, 2013 [East Africa] — South Sudan’s deepening conflict looks to be a tragic replay of an old, familiar story: rival African tribes killing one another in the latest round of an age-old conflict, this time made more deadly by the presence of modern automatic assault rifles and heavy weapons.(…) More

How the U.S Triumph in South Sudan came Undone

The White House bet on guerrilla fighters changing their warring ways. Turns out it was a bad bet.

By COLUM LYNCH

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December 27, 2013[]– In August, 2009, the South Sudanese politician and former guerrilla fighter Riek Machar invited President Barack Obama’s envoy, Scott Gration, over for a few bottles of White Bull Lager on his patio overlooking the Upper Nile River (…) More

The Greater Bor Community of the United States Criticizes Kiir’s New Government; Accuses Him of Systematic Removal

THE GREATER BOR COMMUNITY OF THE UNITED STATES (GBC – USA)

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  1. Introduction

September 11, 2011 (Nyamilepedia) – First, we would like to congratulate and thank the people of Greater Bor, and all South Sudanese for all the sacrifice and perseverance which finally paid off with the independence of our country. We also congratulate President Salva Kiir Mayardit on forming the first government of our Republic and wish him the best in future endeavors. At the outset, we want to acknowledge the fact that the President has constitutional rights to nominate whoever he wishes to serve our country even if all of the 29 ministers were to come from his own clan of Awan Chan. The fundamental issue is whether or not these ministers will carry out their solemn duties to equally deliver services to all South Sudanese and we will get to it later on in the paper.(…)More

Dear Cde Pagan Amoum Okiech by Aleu Ayieny Aleu

Aleu Ayeny Aleu Interior Minister nov 2013SUBJECT: YOU REMINDED ME COMRADE PAGAN.

 In 1986, I and you Comrade Pagan Amum and few other comrades that I will not mention here were sent to one of the most prestigious school for revolutionary studies in Latin America and the Caribbean . We studied Marxism-Leninism and several other isms that would make us political commissars that will go back and turn a simple SPLA soldier to a tenacious revolutionary of Viet Cong fervidity. To be able to do this, we were told that the spirit of Marxism-Leninism requires us to elevate one person who is either a Comrade Chairman or Comrade Secretary General and transform him into a superman possessing supernatural characteristics akin to those of a god. Such a person supposedly knows everything, sees everything, thinks for everyone, can do anything including firing you out of the party if you are lucky or fire squad you to death and you should not complain at all if you are a patriot!(…) More

Expelled Sudan SPLM official accuses Salva Kiir of ‘dictatorship’

February 24, 2008 (Nyamilepedia) — Telar Deng, former state minister at the presidency launched a fierce attack against Sudan People Liberation Movement (SPLM) leadership and accused its chairman Salva Kiir of being a dictator. Telar Deng “There is no democracy in the SPLM and they were never democratic to start with. If they were why … Continue reading

 

  2 comments for “Analyses

  1. June 2, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    We dont want the dictatorship of Salva Kiir in south sudan otherwise kiir must step down..

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  2. January 11, 2016 at 9:29 am

    The problem that is facing our new country is that there is no spirit of nationalism and Patriotism. We are more identified with our tribes rather than with our Country South Sudan. This is evident from the fact that our new nation is plunged into a civil war soon after independence. Because the institutions of government were not properly developed. The constitution was poorly written to favor the ruling party rather than the nationals. The president was given absolute powers to hire and fire elected governors, which is a mockery of democracy “as the rule of the people for the people by the people”. The civil liberties and freedom of speech and expression are suppressed in South Sudan. There is no independent judiciary and accused are presumed guilty in the court of law before proven innocent. The accused are held for months or year without trial. There is no respect for human right, instead, might is right in South Sudan. South Sudan is a tribal village, ruled by tribal chiefs, and it will take a half century before it embarks in a real nation building.
    One of the contributing factors responsible for tribalism in South Sudan, especially in public offices is that our leaders are tribalists themselves, and, they encourage tribalism with impunity. This evidence from the fact that all ministers, including vice president and the president himself, employed their tribesmen as directors, or office managers, bodyguards and the clerical in their offices. 75% of Diplomats abroad are from one tribe. Officials, especially in GoSS, speak in their dialects. National Security, Passports, Immigration, Airport securities is dominated by one tribe. The armies sing morals songs on the national Television in their dialects. Most Generals in the army, Police Inspectors, Wildlife, Prison, fire brigade, National Security, Chief of Staff of the National Army and the deputies are from one tribe. How can one feel to be called a national of a tribal State? How can we inculcate the spirit of nationalism and patriotism, if the ruling clique is fostering tribal sentiments in the state? Why is that all these Decree for the promotion of officers to major generals and Lt General are only from one tribe? Why is that the defense minister, the interior minister, chief of staff, police inspector, presidential guard, bodyguards, advisors, office managers, financial managers, spokesperson, clerks are from the president’s tribe, rather than from the national of South Sudan? South Sudan Positions are filled by unqualified candidates from the ministers and ruling elite families before they are advertised. The criteria for selection is base for whom do you know rather than what you know. That is why there is rampant corruption with impunity, because of nepotism and tribalism where accountability is shielded, and cover up as a syndicate.
    Another factor that promotes tribalism is that we still look at ourselves as people belonging to that and this tribe rather than belonging to a Nation called South Sudan. Ethnic chauvinism is leading South Sudan into all these conflicts. We look at ourselves as Dinka, Nuers, Bari, Shilluk, Zande, Lotuko, Anyauk, Murle, Lotuko, Balanda, Tobosa, and so on. The concept of us and them rather than we is the polarizing and dividing factor. When can we learn to be a nation? With 28 tribal States, tribalism will be maximized into its peak. With a fight for a border. We forgot that most people migrated a lot, especially the pastoralists looking for fertile land for cultivation and grazing.

    “South Sudan will never have stability due to Dinka Ego to rule: Hassan Turab
    The author is a Ph.D. Research scholar in Political philosophy (the Effect of Ethnic chauvinism and Polarization in Africa with especial reference to South Sudan) who live in Canada and can be reached by lnyarsuk@yahoo.com

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