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Dr. Riek Machar Should Leave Politics for his Safety and the Nuer People

Having read through the lines, in and out, about the current conflict in South Sudan, I have come to the conclusion that at least the best way out of this serious situation is for Dr. Riek Machar Teny to sacrifice his political ambition and temporarily quit politics altogether. This may sound odd to many hardliners on both sides of the political divide, especially...

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Dr. Riek Machar: A First Vice president or a Failed Suicide bomber?

“Riek Machar had a gun in our meeting, reveals President Kiir as he recounts gun battle ordeal.” CCTV Africa Reporter (http://cctv-africa.com/2016/07/21/video). As time goes by, extremely troubling details are emerging from what happened in and around the State House in Juba over a week ago. The scene of devastation and unexploded ordnances lying around the pr...

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South Sudanese Economy has collapsed

Since the returning of the SPLA-IO members and prior to the Juba Street fighting, which led to the South Sudanese economy to completely collapse, there has been high tension all over the country, especially in the capital Juba. Some elements in the government were unhappy with the returning of the SPLA-IO members. Meanwhile, the SPLA-IOs were feeling bitter and di...

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Peace Can Only Be Imposed in South Sudan

The IGAD Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi overwhelmingly concluded that in the face of the influence possessed by the anti-peace elements in South Sudan, the only way to rescue the August 2015 Peace Agreement and guarantee that it works for the good of the country, its people and the region, is in fact to impose it! Following the sacki...

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By: Justin Ambago Ramba, UK, JUL/12/2016, SSN; Even by South Sudan’s own standards, the people remain baffled by their President’s weird decision to choose a return to war as a celebratory gift for ...

BY: Malith Kur, London, Ontario, Canada, JUL/09/2016, SSN; The clashes that have occurred in Juba this week have not come as a surprise to most South Sudanese. It was a matter of time before those clash...

By: Daniel Juol Nhomngek, Law Development Centre, Kampala Uganda, JUL/07/2016, SSN; Vulnerable people of South Sudan are reported to be eating human flesh while in reality the government officials or pu...

BY: Ocholamero Otir Bure OROTO, JUN/29/2016, SSN Attention: His Excellency, Salva Kiir Mayardiit, President of the Republic of South Sudan. His Excellency, Dr. Riek Machar, Vice President of the Rep...

BY: Dr. Lako Jada Kwajok, JUN/21/2016, SSN; The alleged joint letter by the President and the First Vice President that was published by the New York Times couldn't have come at a better time. It provid...

Dr Lako Jada Kwajok, MAY/29/2016, SSN; Since the announcement of the presidential establishment order for the creation of 28 new states, the regime and its supporters have maintained the assertion t...

EDITORIAL, MAY/23/2016, SSN; To call this new Kiir-Machar government as being made up of former "enemies" is an understatement. Without any doubt, this is still the same SPLM 'comrades' government made ...

BY: Marial Mach, A’duot, Australia, MAY/12/2016, SSN; It’s always worth celebrating, at least, by the people with a moral compass, when the rage of war is abridged from the catalysts of disaster to ...

BY: Dr. Lako Jada KWAJOK, MAY/07/2016, SSN; At this point, only a few among the countries of the world could rival South Sudan regarding the massive problems facing it. The simple fact that many tend to...

By: John Bith Aliap, Australia, APR/29/2015, SSN; After fearfully skipping several trips to Juba, Machar finally hit the highly militarist Juba International Airport Tuesday, April 26, in the afternoon...

BY: Peter Martell, AFRICA REVIEW, APR/28/2016, SSN; The metal gates are still twisted where troops in December 2013 stormed the house of South Sudan’s now new Vice-President Riek Machar, as war erupte...

BY: Martin Garang Aher, APR/21/2016, SSN; Ethnic targeted killing is heightening in South Sudan. The constellation of killings out of tribal detestation, ordinarily executed following effective identifi...

BY: Dr. LAKO Jada Kwajok, APR/18/2016, SSN; As much as peace in South Sudan is within reach, resumption of war and descent into chaos is much closer than you think. The return of the opposition leaders...

By: John Bith Aliap - Australia, APR/13/2016, SSN; The Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan also referred to as ARCISS, agreed in August 2015 in the Ethiopian capital ...

BY: J. Nguen, CANADA, APR/10/2016, SSN; Warmongering is one thing but telling nothing but the truth is another. This piece is one of the truth-telling political commentaries on South Sudan’s political...