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Appointment of Dr. Riek Machar as 1st Vice Pres. of Republic is welcome but…?

On Thursday February 11, 2016 President Salva Kiir Mayardit appointed by Republican Decree No.60/2015 the Chairman of SPLM/A-IO, Dr. Riek Machar Teny, as the First Vice President of the Republic in accordance with provisions of Article 6 of Chapter I of the August 2015 Agreement On Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan (ARCSS). The move is supposed to affirm that ...

Politics

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Forming Transitional Government of National Unity without addressing violations is playing into the hands of President Salva Kiir and JCE.

Why is the chairman of Joint the Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC), President Festus Mogae not exercising his powers to veto the Establishment Order of President Salva Kiir? The Compromise Peace Agreement of August 2015 has granted him all the necessary powers he requires to manage the transition period in South Sudan. Why then does President Mogae feel...

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28 States of South Sudan operates in a widest Constitutional Vacuum: Does the Presidential Decree No. 126/2015 legally confers appointment Powers on the Governors?

Prior to the end of the year 2015, a wave of jubilation engulfed the country precipitated by Order #36 which created the current embattled 28 states. On 27th of December 2015, another decree cancelling the existing 10 states was issued under the hand of the president and on 31st December 2015, another presidential decree No. 126/2015 was issued for the appointment of ...

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Is the Nation-State in South Sudan a Step Forward or a Step Backward?

I often ask myself an important question: What kind of community is this new political abstraction known as a nation-state? And the simple answer that comes up in my mind is that a nation-state is the new form of human social organization, a step forward from the village life most people have known for centuries. In post-independence South Sudan, however, a nation-...

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By: Malek Cook-Dwach, JAN/20/2016, SSN; The compromise peace agreement of South Sudan which was signed under international pressures reluctantly with a lot of reservations between the warring parties SP...

Radio Tamazuj, Central Equatoria, Jubek State, Jan/11/2016; Governors of two South Sudanese states met in Juba on Monday after clashes in Lobonok, Central Equatoria, between Dinka Bor herders and Bari f...

By: Peter Lokarlo Ngrimwa* JAN/08/2016, SSN; It would however be fair to assert that a sizable public opinion in South Sudan acknowledges that a significant contributory factor in the escalation of the ...

From: Elhag Paul, DEC/30/2015, SSN; The attack on Equatoria is evidenced by the series of abductions, detentions and killings of Equatorians in South Sudan and neighboring countries. The recent abductio...

BY: Dr Lako Jada Kwajok, DEC/27/2015, SSN; A quote from what president Kiir said on Wednesday 23/12/2015 reads as follows: "We will do everything to keep our commitments in the implementation of the pea...

BY: Juma Mabor Marial, Advocate, DEC/24/2015, SSN; Due to the civil war and economic hardships that have prevailed in the country for the past two years, citizens’ attention has been completely switch...

EDITORIAL: DEC/24/2015, SSN; QUOTE: “This war has been hell for the people of South Sudan, but it has also been very lucrative for their leaders. War crimes pay has been the message.....when there are...

By: Jwothab Amum Ajak, DEC/22/2015, SSN; As we lament the state of disunity our people, the good thing is there is a hope still alive and a dream not yet dead. Therefore, this is not the time to bemoan....

By: Ms Betty Imoya Angasi, 22/Dec/2015, Juba, SSN; I would like to applaud the monetary and fiscal authorities in finally devaluing the overvalued SSP. This is a very positive move and an overdue proces...

From: J. Nguen, Dec/15/2015, SSN; Today marks the 2nd anniversary of Dec. 15th, when 20,000-plus innocent Nuer civilians including women, elderly and children were summarily executed by their President,...

By: Justin Ambago Ramba, UK, DEC/03/2015, SSN; Bravo and congratulations to all those who came out boldly in opposition of the crazy idea being circulated in Juba aimed at gerrymandering political const...

BY: ELHAG Paul, 29/NOV/2015, SSN; The behaviour of the SPLM/A since its inception has demonstrated symptoms of organisational illness, but this has continued to be ignored by the people either due to ig...

BY: Kuir e Garang, NOV/29/2015, SSN; History is supposed to be one of those phenomena that informs us about what we should and should not repeat. Unfortunately, in South Sudan, history is just irrelevan...

By: Peter Gai Manyuon, NOV/25/2015, SSN; Sudan People Liberation Movement (SPLM) is a party that was formed in 1983 where Dr. John Garang became the head of the party after eliminating senior comrades w...

BY: Kuir ë Garang, CANADA, NOV/19/2015, SSN; First off, let's remember that the elders I'm talking about are not the REAL ELDERS, but the dollar-intoxicated, Prado-Driving, educated political 'elders' ...