Featured 22 July 2017

Festus Mogae’s Moral Dilemma: Why he’d quit and go home

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 less important than the attainment of independence. In fact, to some extent the two are interrelated. For Ex-Presidents, like Festus Mogae, it's an opportunity for adding good things to their reputations and expand...

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Gen. Thomas Cirillo, C-in-C of NAS: 9th July Independence Day Message to all

To countrymen and women, those imprisoned, tortured or even killed in these years of tribulations, I salute all our peoples: our gallant men and women serving in the forces of our struggle; --the internally displaced in the bushes and POC camps, those in refugee camps in neighboring countries; --those in the Diaspora etc, etc..... Eleven long years since that Day...

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Justice under Fire: The Dismissal of 13 Justices & Judges from the Judiciary of South Sudan

One is not surprised at all to hear and see the dismissal of the honorable justices and judges from the judiciary of South Sudan by the president. As the justices and judges went on an open strike two months ago protesting against the leadership of the honorable Chief Justice and requesting the head of state to remove him from office for his failure to manage the...

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Gen. Paul Malong Awan: A No Nonsense Man who’s Neutered?

The fall of Gen. Paul Malong from the corridors of power to house arrest perfectly defied an apothegm that goes, “the bigger they are, they harder the fall.” Malong was not just a powerful military figure, but he was believed to be the de facto President of South Sudan. His relationship with the President is dated back 30 years ago. Rumors have it that the onc...

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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, ...

By: JULIUS BARIGABA, TheEastAfrican, APR/15/2017, SSN; The South Sudanese government is signing deals with suspected wheelerdealers, some of whom may be out to take advantage of Juba’s financial crisi...

APR/11/2017, SSN; Announcement by the Government of Wau Federal State in Opposition. Government of Wau Federal State in Opposition would like to express its concern about the appalling situation in t...

THE NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC MOVEMENT (NDM), APR/10/2017; Press Release: The National Democratic Movement (NDM) condemns in the strongest terms the on-going killing and maiming of innocent civilians in Wau ...

By: Daniel Juol Nhomngek, Kampala, Uganda, APR/04/2017, SSN; In South Sudan, the system is rotten to the core. Corruption has eaten up everything. Money is the language of the day and no one thinks abou...

By: Daniel Juol Nhomngek, Kampala, Uganda, MAR/29/2017, SSN; Ruweng State deserved good governance, therefore he should be reaffirmed. However, I was terribly shocked and disappointed to find out that ...

National Salvation Front (NAS) United Kingdom Date: 26th March 2017; Response to JCE’s press release of 21st March 2017 in respect of General Thomas Cirilo Swaka The JCE’s letter strives to dep...

BY: ELHAG PAUL, MAR/15/2017, SSN; The culmination of events signified by the diverse resignations of military officers, collapse of the economy, raging famine, and an intensifying resistance to Presiden...