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Riek Machar is Failing the Opposition against Kiir’s tyranny

In her November 15, 2017 remarks at the Holocaust Museum, the US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, said two things which gave me both hope and caused me despair on the war in South Sudan. When she repeated the words of Elie Wiesel (a holocaust survivor and a Nobel Laureate) that “We must always choose side” in the face of extreme human sufferings, I became tr...

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The SPLM (IG) & FDS Latest Cairo Declaration: It’s Regional Ramifications

On the 16th November, 2017 Cairo witnessed the signing of an agreement between two factions of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement, in the government (SPLMIG) and SPLM Former Detainees (FDs), which became known as the Cairo Declaration. This declaration, unlike previous declarations/agreements inked by the fractured SPLM factions in their quest for elusive un...

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Divided Rebellion, Indifferent government & the Politico-Military Impasse in South Sudan

“I need blankets. It is cold at night and I don’t want my children to get sick,” said the 23-year-old Rebecca Barnaba, a mother at Doro camp in Upper Nile State. But who’s listening? It’s very clear in South Sudan that none of the political groups that claim to be the one with the interest of South Sudanese at heart is actually playing their verbal claims...

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LATEST: Gen. Thomas Cirillo calls for new leadership without Kiir & Machar

Thomas Cirillo Swaka, leader of the National Salvation Front (NAS), has called for global support to a new leadership that excludes President Salva Kiir and his main political rival, Riek Machar, from power configuration, saying the two leaders have apparently failed to manage the national crisis after the outbreak of civil war in December 2013. “We believe the o...

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BY: Toria, NOV/05/2017, SSN; Isn’t this the moment that Khartoum was waiting for? People of South Sudan, please judge it for yourselves and just take a moment to imagine what this means. http://www.su...

BY: Audrey Wabwire, EastAfrica Press Officer, Human Rights Watch, AUG/03/2017, SSN; One hot Tuesday afternoon last January, about 10 South Sudanese government soldiers came to Elizabeth’s village, Rom...

Quote: “The real prison is the wall of silence erected around you by your colleagues, which prevents you from seeing or hearing the truth, until I have arrived to this place (Paris), I didn’t know I ha...

BY: Dr. Dr Lako Jada Kwajok, JUL/17/2017, SSN; Bringing peace to a war-torn country is the pinnacle of political achievement that any politician would love to be associated with. It's not in any way les...

By: James Okuk, PhD. JUBA,JUL/10/2017, SSN; July 09th every year marks a significant Day for Declaration of Independence of an additional country in the world that made the 193rd UN full member and 54th...

By: Samuel Atabi, South Sudan, JUN/20/2017, SSN; It is now confirmed: Riek Machar has been exiled and is under detention in South Africa. In a recent teleconference with the members of the UN Security C...

BY: Rev Daniel Amum Odwel, South Sudan, MAY/23/2017, SSN; First and foremost, the call for genuine inclusive dialogue is welcome by all, if it is initiated by a neutral patron who is not part of ongoing...

BY: Mayak Deng Aruei, USA, MAY/14/2017, SSN; At a very young age, children are told to remember the Golden Rule: “Treat others how you want to be treated.” The headlines for the news outlets in Sout...

By REUTERS, The EastAfrican, May/13/2017, SSN; IN SUMMARY: ***Seven South Sudan's opposition groups agree to work together against government. ***The opposition leaders say they would hold a confere...

By: Daniel Juol Nhomngek, Kampala, Uganda, MAY/12/2017, SSN; On May 9, 2017 South Sudanese national army (SPLA) Chief of General Staff Paul Malong Awan was fired by President, General Salva Kiir Mayardi...

By: Kuir ë Garang, CANADA, MAY/03/2017, SSN; South Sudan has arrived at a point where SOMETHING HAS TO HAPPEN But what that something shouldn’t be, is VIOLENT. Changing governments through violence h...

By: Tong Kot Kuocnin, LLB (Juba), LLM (Nairobi), Specialist in Law, Governance & Democracy University of Nairobi, Kenya, APR/27/2017, SSN; In the previous article I authored titled 'The Nation Needs ...

By: Samuel Atabi, South Sudanese, APR/27/2017, SSN; In the last few weeks, discerning South Sudanese have detected a slight movement of the needle in the attitudes of the international community towards...

From: NEWVISION, Kampala, APR/20/2017, SSN; YUMBE - Ugandan motorbike taxi driver Sadiq Agotre grumbles as he waits for a rare client among thousands of South Sudanese refugees hoping to receive food ra...

BY: Santino Aniek, New York, USA, APR/16/2017, SSN; I have lived for almost 40 years; I remember the war between South Sudanese and Khartoum regime, the humiliation and the shameless rebellion of 1991, ...