Featured 29 July 2014

kiirandmalong

The Jieng’s vile plan to ethnically cleanse Equatoria

When a liar is caught in the act, their first reaction is ‘denial.’ They would protest their innocence. If the case is pressed harder they will then begin to crack. At the end lies are always exposed because lying by its very nature has no foundation to sustain itself. Unlike truth which remains constant, solid and unassailable. President Kiir and his advo...

Politics

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Riek Machar & the rebels are not ready for peace

“Peace is not absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle the conflict by peaceful means,” Ronald Reagan. With world’s attention turned to war between Israel Defense Forces and Hamas and the fight between Russian-backed separatists and Ukraine government, which subsequently led to the downing of Malaysian passenger airplane, South Sudan’s peace talk wi...

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Federalism is unsuitable in South Sudan

The Rep. of South Sudan is filled to the brim with different tribal groups. Each and every group want its tribal interest met by the government. This has often caused conflicts and violence. In recent weeks or months, both rebels led by the sacked vice president Riek Machar and the Equatorians' politicians have equally called for federalism, although it remains lar...

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Proposed Federal system for future South Sudan: Part 6 – Bill of Rights in Federal South Sudan

Bill of Rights in Federal South Sudan: First part Introduction Part 6 of this series focuses on part of the Bill of Rights in a proposed Federal system in South Sudan. This includes right to life, equality and freedom from discrimination, human dignity, right to have a family, language and culture, freedom of movement and residence, right to privacy, protection right and property, freedom and security of the person, slavery, servitude and forced labour, labour relations, right to clean environment, economic, social and consumer rights, right to fair administrative action and freedom of conscience, religion, belief and opinion. The Bill of Rights is deemed as the fundamental framework for social, economic and cultural policies and thus forms an integral part of federal democratic South Sudan. This is because human rights and fundamental freedoms of the people must not only be recognized but also p...

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By: Tong Kot Kuocnin, Lawyer, JUBA, JUL/04/2014, SSN; As the people of south Sudan are focusing on how to resolve the crisis which has engulfed the nation and almost paralysed the country and brought pe...

BY: Peter Utermando, South Sudan, JUL/04/2014, SSN; South Sudan as the world’s newest country had a great opportunity to embark on nation-building, institutional reforms and right decisions on the mos...

BY: Chuol C. Puoch, JUL/01/2014, SSN; Greater Equatoria lies in the southern part of the Country and is made up of many different small ethnicities divided into the three states of Western, Central and ...

BY: Jacob K. Lupai, JUBA, JUL/01/2014, SSN; Federal states have been in existence for the last two hundred years. Although there was no explicit mention of federation, it was in the Juba Conference 1947...

BY: Dr Peter Kopling MD, South Sudan, JUN/29/2014, SSN; The formulas to peaceful coexistence among all tribes in South Sudan already exist. The formulas for bloodshed and destructive coexistence between...

BY: Kuir ë Garang, CANADA, JUN/29/2014, SSN; Most of us in South Sudan are not independent thinkers even when we pretend we are! Some South Sudanese writers and thinkers in Southern States of the count...

BY: MARGARET AKULIA, CANADA, JUN/27/2014, SSN; Failing to achieve peace in South Sudan after more than six months when the issues are so clear-cut is incompetence. Allowing a foolish, self-absorbed and ...

By: Jacob K. Lupai, JUBA, JUN/22/2014, SSN; A debate on any topic of interest should be seen as a way of increasing understanding for an informed decision. The debate may clear some ignorance about the ...

JUN/17/2014, SSN; EDITORIAL ANALYSIS: Absolutely, the calling of president Salva Kiir 'stupid' signifies the obvious political and diplomatic frustration by IGAD's Secretary-general, Mahboub Maalim, esp...

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By: John Bith Aliap, Adelaide, AUSTRALIA, JUN/12/2014, SSN; The Rep. of S. Sudan – which is the youngest nation on earth - has been gripped by unimaginable crisis, a situation that sends think tanks,...

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BY: Dr. Sindani Sebit, South Sudan, JUN/09/2014, SSN; Introduction Since the events of 15-16 December 2013 in Juba and subsequent outbreak of fighting in South Sudan, South Sudanese have been grappling...

BY: Agok Takpiny, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA, JUN/09/2014, SSN; “You make better progress with a task if you don’t try to do it too quickly” I have no firsthand source of information from the peace t...