Elhag Paul’s and the Juba Politicians’ Hypocrisy

BY: Kuir ë Garang, CANADA, NOV/21/2O13, SSN;

In August this year, Elhag Paul did something many of us, I believe, applauded. With a number of his colleagues, he wrote a letter to The Hague regarding the repressive and grotesque existential nature of the current SPLM; and the government of Salvatore Kiir Kuethpiny Mayaardit.

Without prejudice, the letter chronicled a number of deaths (killings) arguably committed under the watchful eyes of the President of South Sudan.

I couldn’t help but write to Mr. Paul a congratulatory email: “While I don’t like your other tribally tailored articles because they give South Sudanese an impression it’s every Jieng who’s destroying the country; this PRESS RELEASE is by far your best contribution to South Sudan. This PR should be supported by any right-minded human being because the country is going (or has already gone) down the drain.”

And in the same stately spirit, he responded in a gentlemanly manner…like I expected.
“Even with all that I will not support any abuse of the Jieng by anybody and I will speak and condemn whoever wants to do it. We are all human beings and we deserve to respect each and live in peace. Some of my best friends are Jieng and in the early 90’s we campaigned together against the ills that befell our people,” Mr. Paul wrote to me in an email.

One would have assumed from that moment on that Mr. Paul would be a man with a glaring, undeniable moral bearing cemented by unsurpassed interest in the well-being of his people (South Sudanese).

Amazingly enough, the august August list of the victims listed by Mr. Paul and his colleagues contains people from different tribes. What was not to admire in a man with such national inclusiveness?

However, on November 11, Mr. Paul wrote an article that leaves many of us wondering what has become of the litigious ‘moralist.’

While the article tried to rationalize the rationale behind the thought, the letter came out as tactless, emotionless, and unsympathetic to the suffering and the deaths, in October, of civilians among Ajuong and Pakeer of Twi County (two clans of Jieng of Twi of Jonglei state).

Such weighty and awful level of insensitivity is actually a great mockery to intelligentsia all over South Sudan. Sadly enough, it also gives a devilish precedent to the young generation on how to deal with inter-tribal misfortunes.

Mr. Paul wrote: “By doing so, equally the Jieng need to be reminded of their predatory behaviours and its consequences on others which generate similar feelings to what they are experiencing presently.”

I think our litigious ‘moralist’, who seems well acquainted with the affairs of South Sudan’s inter-tribal skirmishes, is all of a sudden confused and factually disoriented.

Mr. Paul seems to see no difference between those killed in their own villages and the corrupt Jieng politicians in Juba.

The only thing the villagers and Jieng politicians share is simply the name not the substance of who they are. Any right-minded South Sudanese knows these villagers are suffering like any other destitute and abjectly poor South Sudanese…of any tribes.

As all of us know, these villagers had no protection from the government whatsoever.

Shouldn’t a Jieng government protect Jieng villages if that’s what Jieng politicians in Juba are doing? Why did the ‘Jieng government’ allow villagers to be slaughtered for over 6 hours without any ‘Jieng government’ help?

Instead of joining South Sudanese in mourning the victims, Mr. Paul, the ‘august (perfect) August Moralist’, stylishly celebrated the death of 79 innocent civilians.

Why’s an educated man confusing the lives of innocent villagers and the indecency of the corrupt politicians most of whom none of us supports?

Mr. Paul, how can you advocate on behalf of South Sudanese to the The Hague while tastelessly rejoicing in a section of South Sudanese being killed in their own villages?

Do you equate senseless slaughter of innocent civilians to accountability of Jieng politicians in Juba? Do you believe the slaughter of Jieng woman, children and elderly can affect Jieng politicians in Juba?

You not only come out as purposefully hateful but, also, inadvertently naïve!

As much as you think you’re reminding the Jieng people of the atrocities being committed by Juba and the mismanagement of the national affairs by some Jieng politicians in Juba, you have to remember that your writings have to have a positive overtone…or a constructive intent.

“Chicken Coming Home to Roost” insinuation rules away any positive intention in your heart regarding the slaughter of innocent civilians.

You come out as an old, bitter, anti-Jieng man out to denigrate rather than write for the benefit of the nation. I assume you’re an old man because no young South Sudanese has the attitude you have! None!

• Remember, some of us have been criticizing SPLM even when Dr. John Garang was alive.
• Try to tone down your anti-Jieng tirades because they overshadow any message you’re trying to convey if you have any positive message at all.
• Try to differentiate between innocent villagers and the corrupt Jieng politicians.
• None of us will ever tell you not to criticize SPLM or the Jieng, however, you have to do it in a tasteful, professional and constructive manner
• Try to differentiate between Jieng as a tribe and the few corrupt Jieng politicians, otherwise you’re just out to vilify the whole tribe; something you think you are, confusedly, not doing.

As I told you in the past, you tend to cover all of us with that generic dirty blanket to a point the allies you might have among the Jieng are put off.

We all want South Sudan to develop into a prosperous, cohesive and peaceful society, however, hypocrisy can’t help.

You are as hypocritical as the politicians in Juba. All old and frozen in the past with tribal hatred!

If you’re not old then your mind is! Most of your articles are either innocently confused or intentionally meant to stir up inter-tribal hatred.

You are doing a disservice to South Sudan and the younger generation.

Given the length of tastelessness you go to denigrate ALL Jieng people (including people like me and innocent villagers), I believe you’re a frustrated old man with inter-tribal hatred of the 70s and 80s stuck in your head; the Laguesque and Alieresque view of South Sudan politics.

What you write is as divisive as what the Juba politicians do. You and the Juba politicians are two sides of the same coin: DIVISION AND HYPOCRISY!

You all pretend to care about South Sudanese while your aim is to plant seeds of hatred among the people for the destruction of the nation and nurture your selfish interest!

Kuir ë Garang is a South Sudanese poet, author and publisher living in Canada. For contact, visit www.thenilepress.com or www.kuirthiy.info

34 Comments

  1. Good article, Kuir Garang, but NO minds and hearts to receive. Paul doesn’t know that 80% percent of dinka tribe are not happy with current Juba government and any stereotypical writing is worse even than what Juba politicians are doing because majority of them are semi-illiterates.

    I wrote comments under Elhag Paul’s articles that he’s won TRIBALISM Nobel PRIZE but later omitted by editor intentionally which made me aware that Elhag Paul is an Editor Of SSN website though denied by editors yet the facts remains.
    Elhag Paul is a pen name coined up from Arabic words “Al hag” “means truths of Paul.”
    FROM THE REAL EDITOR: PRESIDENT EYE, ONCE MORE, YOU ARE WRONG AND WRONG. I TOLD YOU AND I TELL YOU NOW THAT MR. ELHAG PAUL IS A REAL SEPARATE PERSON NOT ASSOCIATED WITH THE WEBSITE EXCEPT BY HIS COMMENDABLE CONTRIBUTIONS OF ARTICLES. I HOPE NOW YOU SEE BETTER!

    • majongdit says:

      I also expressed the same sentiments and I am in fact among the very first people to suspect that Elhag paul may be ssn editor. I was actually convinced by the editor that these are two different people. How we prove it remains the problem, though.
      FROM EDITOR: MAJONGDIT, PLEASE PUT TO MIND TO REST ONCE AND FOR ALL, THE TWO PEOPLE ARE DIFFERENT. JUST SEARCH FOR MY NAME ON THE WEBSITE OR THOSE THAT KNOW ME PERSONALLY AS I NEVER HIDE MY TRUE IDENTITY SINCE I ESTABLISHED THE WEBSITE IN 2003. PEACE, BROTHER.

  2. Mohd Adam says:

    Hello Mr. Kuir Garang,
    I hope you are not just being carried away with tribal animosity and hatred against Mr. Elhag Paul. I read his articles on daily basis. He, Elhag, has nothing personal about the Jieng/Jenge. He has always pointed out the truth, but surely, the truth hurts, but indeed liberating too. When a family of 9 was innocently mowed down in Yei, none of Jieng writers in your likes made a simple comment to condemn the impunity that has become a norm in our country.
    When the 3 senior Police officers were killed in Yambio, all of you were quiet, when and when a non-Jienge is killed by your killing machine in Juba, Yei, Nimule, Torit Yambio and so on and so forth, you people are always silent.
    When time comes as it did in your cattle camp, last month, please sing your dirge and blame nobody, not Elhag Paul. Sing your dirge as others have always sang theirs. Amen!

  3. Ohi'de says:

    Kuir e Garang,
    There are many bad things being done by ordinary Jenge to other fellow South Sudanese, leave apart what jenge politicians are doing.
    Why don’t you criticise them as a jenge intellectual? You know very well that those ordinary villagers are causing havoc in Equatoria, western Bahar Gazal, Upper Nile and some parts of South Sudan, those are not politicians. Have you given a slight thought to the suffering of these people?

  4. Elhag Paul says:

    Dear Kuir
    I would like to say that your piece does not surprise me at all given the denial you have buried yourselves in. I personally feel that it is not necessary to engage you now because frankly speaking you just assume things without any evidence. I do not want to take you to pieces on your latest piece on me. I am going to leave it to the audience to judge, but if you want me to respond, please just say so and I will be happy to oblige swiftly. The choice is now yours.

    • LL Reuben says:

      Elhag Paul,

      Why do you demand “evidence” when you yourself can barely provide any? I like how Kuir has jabbed you so hard even though I am not a fan of his writing I did enjoyed reading this one piece in particular. If thrashing the Jieng constantly with horrendous hate rhetoric is not “evidence” then you’re clearly a self-centered internet goon? An old moron whose egos are as enormous as Mt. Everest – you even deluded yourself that you’re teaching the Jieng with your constant anti-coexistence emotional outbursts published by SSN almost daily. Look yourself in the mirror first pal; perhaps you can see the monstrous side of yourself.

      Every society has it good and bad folks. The Jieng in leadership in Juba, and the ones you alleged to be grabbing land in Equatoria can’t be tantamount to the entire Jieng; for instance, you just celebrated the death of innocent Jiengs a few week earlier by writing a familiar tone article in which you condemned the dead and living Jieng alike. Worse of all, those victims were not living in Equatoria and they were not in charge of the SPLA and none of them was the ruler of RSS.

      Tell me why you celebrated their death? Tell me why the innocent villagers still living in the Dinka Land all appear in your eyes in the same way Salva Kiir a fears in your eyes and mind? Just curious; did petition against the GoSS you’d written awhile ago to Hague (ICC) reached yet?

  5. Dear Kuir e Garang:

    I’m glad that some Dinkas are beginning to feel the pinch of Mr. Elhag Paul’s hatred against Dinka. In the past,When Mr. Elhag Paul attacked Dinka, some of the Dinkas thought and believed that the attack was directed to Dinka of Bhar El Ghazal, Kiir and his corrupted government in Juba. However the attack was and still is meant to be for all the Dinkas/Jieng dead or alive. Mr. Elhag Paul is one of the Ugandan-Equatorians who believe that the good Dinka is the dead ones. In fact, the hatred of Mr. Elhag Paul against Dinka is similar to that of Hitler, however it is very fortunate for the Dinka that Mr. Elhag Paul does not possess any power to gas and burn them alive. Anyway, I applauded your comment.

    “The truth hurts but it is worth telling it”
    Lukudu Gatkuoth Garang!

    • Major says:

      Kirr dissolved the government and the party’ structures and people like LL Reuben and Lukudu Gatkuoth Garang in the name of Dinka Dominated SPLM/A in sudantribune, are calling for Dr Rick and his supporters to form their own party or go to hell. Is it not a tribal hatred towards other tribes? Or how do you called it? Why do you point fingers to Elhag Paul when he was just using his academic knowledge to narrate what he best knows about the people of South Sudan. Don’t forget what goes around comes around, and good luck.

  6. Chief Abiko! says:

    Ohi’de

    Give examples to the bad things that ordinary Dinka have done to other fellow South Sudanese??! You do not have to say things that they do not do..All tribes on earth, they fight among themselves because it is the nature of people! There is no single tribe truly PERFECT.

  7. Moked Batali says:

    Mr. Kuir ë Garang,
    You have analytical views and expect some critical writings from people such as Elhag to be ignored by all readers. Well, most of the writings are true and the truth cannot be denied. Look at the behaviours of the civilians who were deliberately taken to occupy places in Nimule and wanting to kick out the indigenous citizens and calling them Ugandan and Nimule belonging to Dinka. Look at the quote below and think about what your tribe are doing:
    “Lukudu Gatkuoth Garang says:
    October 4, 2013 at 11:24 am
    MundruAfrica:
    Bring it on Coward. There are no people in this globe that call their Compatriots IDPs and want to evict them out from their neighbourhood because they don’t belong to that region. Please attack the Dinkas or the so called IDPs in Equatoria and we will escort you to Goma, Congo where the Rwandan Hutus, the Genociders are camping. The IDPs are ready for you. Ensure that you come and participate in the war when it starts. I’m presently residing at Jebel Dinka in Western Juba, but I will be leaving very soon to Nimule where the IDPs are under threat. I’m sick and tired of the Equatorians’ prejudice and ignorance. Let us settle this issues once and for all. “The truth must be told even if it hurts” Lukudu Gatkuoth Garang!” [ source: http://www.southsudannation.com/murder-of-nimule-head-chief-is-causing-hard-feelings-divisions/%5D
    Now, how do you expect all South Sudanese to live under such savage environments.
    Furthermore, see this confession by a Dinka in Nimule:

    Dear South Sudanese,
    It is unfortunate that our government is using other tribes in dominating other tribes. This is what I found:

    EES Nimule: Dinka IDPs Met With SPLA ,Guns To Be flown To Nimule
    Source: http://thesosanews.com/2011/08/18/ees-nimule-outcome-dinka-idps-met-with-spla/
    southsudan on PMpThu, 18 Aug 2011 19:50:20 +000050Thursday 17, 2007 — 1 Comment
    The Madi elders initiative to repatriate Dinka from Nimule is not in line with the government of South Sudan. Our coming to Madi land was not a peaceful one. We were forced by SPLA/M politicians to come and settle here. Today the some politicians are quiet when it comes to Dinka going home from Nimule. In series of meetings held in Bor demanding Nimule must be secure for Dinka settlement, we new in the nearest future Madi from exile will come home and our stays here will be in a big question. Our elders in Nimule did not attend the meetings initiated by Madi elders, instate they met with ROSS officials who are also members of Dinka community. In 6 hours meetings, some fire arms will be flown to Nimule and some SPLA soldiers will be deploy in the Corridor. To me as a Dinka, this is not politics, its a plan for genocide. Some ROSS officials who are suppose to work for the public should stop encouraging what I can call occupation as stipulated in the 6 hours meetings. I came to Nimule overwhelmingly, I married to a Madi lady and have 4 kids with her. But now I am coming to understand the course of claiming land that does not belong to you.
    The commissioner of Magwi county is worsening the matter by having private meetings with Dinka elders in his County Headquarter in Magwi. His word is brainwashing. As our elders keeps encouraging the community to stay, the Madi people keeps getting all shorts of plot against them every day. Instate of encouraging Dinka to fight the Madi people, if the government of South Sudan don’t have the budgets, this case should be forward to Humanitarian Agencies and International Community for help. The Madi people will not continue to stay in exile and our community in Nimule cannot stay so long as the land belong to the Madi. Its shameful for our community members to talk about Kokora. This is not Kokora, but its the communist’ wrong plan against other people.
    Stephen Dut Deng
    dutdeng@yahoo.com
    Nimule-Sudan

  8. Tyson says:

    Kuir e Garang
    Attacking Elhag for drawing the readers’ attention to the Jieng atrocities and crimes in South Sudan is unfortunate from a caliber of a person like you. Indeed when it comes to Jieng behaviour your brain fails to function, your eyes cannot see and all other senses fail to perform. This is ridiculous!!!!!!!
    The Jieng are a problem in South Sudan and they should refrain from these bad actions in order to co-exist with other tribes in this country.

  9. majongdit says:

    Alhag Paul,
    You and Kuir Garang are worlds apart. You can respond to Kuir, alright, you will never be better than Kuir Garang in any aspect. You can only beat Kuir Garang in a tribal contest.
    Personally, I did oppose some of Kuir arguments in the past. But I took a general observation in Kuir that he is fair in his judgement. In one of his articles, he condemned harshly what you people call our Dinka government.
    Kuir is a nationalist and his opinions politically sometimes are against SPLM, my party, but he is quite peculiar that he doesnt discuss “tribes”.
    Elhag Paul, I have been continuously disclosing who I am in this forum for the hope that we will meet one day. If you think this website is a playing ground then you are innocent. Everything we do will be reflected one time one day either negatively or positively.
    Elhag Paul, your ideology and the general picture you portray of the entire Dinka, including our poor mothers who do not know what politics is, is just so unfair.
    The only consolation I get from you is HOW EASY YOU HAVE MADE IT FOR US THE DINKA TO UNITE AND STAND TOGETHER.
    My message to you is that I do analyze and dissect your writings. I know your intellectual and professional weak spots. I did choose to be silent to go head to head with you is a total nonsense. There is a saying that if a DONKEY KICKS YOU AND YOU KICK A DONKEY, THEN YOU ARE BOTH DONKEYS.
    Moreover, we have jobs to do and a lot other things that are of concern; and that has never given us time set aside for tribal media wars.
    I am sad to tell you this, but since it is in the tips of my tongue, I must say it: you are stupid! You know how to express feelings but you don’t know how to plan. If you were serious about your political game then you should have divided Dinka and use Dinka to dethrown another Dinka and rally them to install that person of your choice. However, thanks be to you, we the Dinka have learnt that the problem is not the South Sudan Government which is now actually in a physical sense an Equatoria government; your problem is specifically the tribe called Dinka. You want Dinka to have a feeling that attitude towards our tribe is all the same. regardless of what we do – bad or good.
    So, when which is not which, we will one day accept to go by a tribe. And please not that Dinka is about more or less than half the population of the country South Sudan. As a result, they will always remain a factor in the country’s political equation.
    In a response to a lady who called herself ‘ Daughter of Equatoria’ I sarcastically referred to Equatoria as a tribe called Equatoria. It was intentional. In politics, it is never the tribes that matter but a lot others do ranging from a right strategy, policies, history and numbers.
    Elhag Paul, I appeal to you to sit down and rethink your ways. Please take my advice.
    Thank you.
    Majongdit Yirol

  10. A.W Joseph says:

    Dear Elhag Paul
    To majority of all South Sudanese, you are the voice of the voiceless, the only light that shines at these dark days of our so called independence, you are the champion of our democracy and above all the only man that stands tall and speaks for the sake of the people and the country we love so dearly.

    So do not worry about the name calling, threats and throwing of buckets of mud and dirt on you. We expect nothing new from Jienge.

    The Dinka have little brain and big mouths. That is why they are hated where ever they are all over the world.

    Equatorians are not cowards and women as stipulated by Dinka in some of their provocative writings. I prove this by highlighting incidents of communal violence that occurred between the Dinka and Equatorians after the signing of the CPA. In October, 2005 the Moru in Mundri kicked the Dinka out of their ancestral land. The Zande expelled the Dinka out of Yambio on 15/11/2005 as a result of the killing of the three senior Equatorian Police officers.

    The questions I am asking the Dinka are if they think they liberated all of South Sudan why did they not choose to live in Yambio and Mundri regardless of what the Zande and Moru think and want?
    Why did the Dinka made a quick exit from Yambio and Mundri respectively instead of staying to count their loses and bury their dead in 2005?
    Why did the Dinka not forcefully occupy the lands of warrior tribes such as Mundari, Pajulu or Lotuko just to mention a few if they think they are real men?

    Only it is a matter of time before the Dinka learn their lesson the hard way……..

    • majongdit says:

      AW Joseph,

      You must be a comedian. What happened in Yambio? Nothing big happened in Yambio on the date you mentioned. It was a small fight started by women and the Dinka don’t fight ladies. It was so light no one talked about it the following day. FACT: Dinkas still form part of Yambio now. DOUBT THIS? Go and conduct the survey tomorrow.
      Mundri and the Moro have never had problem with us. Our cows still graze there up to now. We have asked them not feed on peoples crops but the grass that is in abundance in that cattle-less area.
      Yes, there was fighting between Jur Mvolo county againstho lost? It was mvolo. I was among the delegation who went for the peace…..

      • majongdit says:

        Mundari are our little Dinka brothers. There have been serious feuds between Mundari and the Aliab Dinka. The Mundari got the cattle from Aliab. Their culture follows its routes to Dinka. Some mundari clans originated from Aliab. But Mundari are a small tribe. In history they have never defeated the Aliab. During the war, they had to lean on the support of jallaba thru the affiliation brokered by Wani Kongo. Clement Kongo is our Dinka Governor. Half the population of Juba are Dinka. Had it not been because of our too many votes in Juba, Kongo would not have been a Governor now.
        FROM EDITOR: MAJONGDIT, I THOUGHT YOU ARE THE CHAMPION AGAINST TRIBAL SELF-GRATIFICATION AND INFATUATION WITH IMPERIAL GRANDIOSITY. WHAT HISTORIC FALSIFICATION ARE YOU UTTERING ABOUT DINKA SO-CALLED MAJORITY VOTES THAT ELECTED CLEMENT AS GOVERNOR???
        I JUST WANT TO TELL YOU, IF YOU HAVEN’T YET TALKED TO CLEMENT HIMSELF, THAT CLEMENT PERSONALLY AT ONE TIME WHEN ANGERED WITH PRESIDENT KIIR, RETORTED BY TELLING THE PRESIDENT TO ACCEPT THE REALITY OF MR. LADO GORE AS THE WINNER IN THE GUBERNATORIAL ELECTION. SURELY, YOU KNOW YOURSELF THAT MANY INDEPENDENT CANDIDATES ACTUALLY WON THE ELECTIONS AGAINST THE SPLM ENDORSED CANDIDATES BUT KIIR MADE SURE THE FINAL RESULTS WERE COOKED BY THE ELECTION COMMISSION TO FAVOR THOSE FAILED AND REJECTED SPLM CANDIDATES.

        • GatCharwearbol says:

          Majongdit:

          You have confused everyone who has been following the debate. On some occasions, you set yourself apart to be the perfect nationalist and you depicted Elhag Paul as the mother of all evils. But you wasted no time to make a u-turn and do the opposite of who you claim to be. Now who is the mother of all evils between you and Elhag Paul?

          At least Elhag Paul has been steady in his criticism to your Jienge tribe; he hardly waver in his stand. But you, the self proclaimed nationalist, has been flip flopping like never before. Why should anyone in his right mind believe anything you write on this forum? Will you tell us how?

          Your arrogance has marred all the good points you had scored.

        • majongdit says:

          Editor,

          I was provoked by AW Joseph.

      • A.W Joseph says:

        majongdit
        Time will come for the DINKA SPLM OYEE. What King Salva of Dinka kingdom is doing will turn hell to him and his tribe. If you are wise think of Dictators in Africa like Gadhafi of Libya, Mobutu of Zaire, Mubarak of Egypt. The world will be too tiny and your so called Dinka private Presidential Guards in Luri will not be a match for the oppressed people of South Sudan. After all, James Hoth Mai did not allow Kiir to deploy his private army in Juba and what did he do to Him?

        • bolabokdit says:

          A. W Joseph
          You don’t know the consequencies of what you and Elhag are trying to conspired. At this moment Dinkas are aware of you guys what you are after and they do not want to join your internet fighting. Wait let Kiir resign or be ousted as Elhag is often praying for day and night, then you will have enough of what you want of Dinkas. Continue to chart with few people who like to entertain you then wait for your armageddon day

  11. kikisik says:

    Mr. Tyson,
    Exellent comments! I hope those of Kuir Garang, Lukudu and the like read your comment. People dislike Dinka be it politician or civilian because of their deeds. The problem with Dinkas is traditionally rooted, as they always buried mistakes committed by a fellow Dinka.
    Why People are complaining bout Paul writing, because it is full of logic and truth. What is happening in Nimule is an occupation done in day light by the civilians though politicians are behind it. How do Dinka like Kuir, Lukudu expect people to react? Have you one day tried to educate your people about their behaviours toward non Dinkas-NO

    In conclusion, the problems of Dinka are not Paul’s writings, but it is their animalistic behaviour that needs to change if we are to live in harmony with you.

    • majongdit says:

      If you don’t like Dinka, then please choose what to do: you either keep quiet or leave this country peacefully…

      • Elhag Paul says:

        Dear Majondit
        On a serious note, please rest assured that ‘we’ the people of South Sudan will neither keep quiet not leave our country to the Jieng. The false numerical majority of the Jieng you pride yourself with is NOTHING. Remember in Rwanda it was the very very tiny minority of Tutsi comprising about 13 percent of the country that ended the tyranny of 87 percent Hutu which you the Jieng are trying to replicate. It is not long you will swallow your own vomit. The world now is knowing and understanding who is the culprit in South Sudan.

        • majongdit says:

          Elhag Paul,
          You bank on the Rwanda story? Let us wait until it happens. Personally, I dont want Dinka-after-Dinka presidency. Once Kiir steps down, I will be among people who will campaign for an SPLM candidate outside the Dinka. I like Wani Igga. If he clinches the SPLM ticket, then he has my vote. A Bari will then have that much needed presidency without going the Rwanda way.
          False numerical majority of the jieng will for a long time be setting the political direction of the country. We are going to use this false numerical majority to vote in a member of minority tribes: a moru, shilluk, kakwa, lotuka, madi,etc.
          We need not have a genocide in the country to set up an opportunity for a small tribe to rule. Even you Elhag paul, there is nothing wrong in you that can deny any chance in this country. The mistake with u is that you have moulded us into tribal merchants. We have accepted to go by tribes through your pressure. We have seen from your writing that what is called Dinka in general is a problem. You put in one large blanket and then trample on us when you know very well that every community has its bad and good people.

        • jay johnson says:

          Mr. El hag Paul,

          is the dream of an independent Equatoria region still alive? Or do you want to pursue both goals of regime change and separation of Equatoria region from the rest of the country?

          You are indeed a serial hypocrite!!!!! If the Jieng are colonizing the Equatorians as you have been singing along, is to be taken seriously. Perhaps and perhaps, you need to write an article asking all the equatorian state governors to reject the oil money from Upper Nile region.

          Did you know that Khor Adar, from which 40% of oil revenue come from is a Dinka territory? How much money or resources does your Equatoria region contribute to the national treasury.

          How would your regional government survive if Upper Nile region start agitating for independence? And by the way, can you ask your region to pay back all the money they received from the oil of Upper Nile region since 2005?

          Your regional government would be ass broken and bankrupt if your wishful aspiration of Kokora are to be realized. until you ask your regional governors to pay back the oil money as well as refuse any revenues from upper Nile region oil, you will remain an empty vessel.

          jay Johnson

          • Elhag Paul says:

            Dear Jay
            How are you bro? Long time and thanks for the comment. In June this year, the last time I checked you emailed me promising to respond to my article re Jienganisation of Nimule in Sept/Oct but since then I have not heard from you. Should I now take it that your comment is the long awaited response? Did it have to take precisely six month to write?
            Anyway I feel disappointed to have waited that long only to be presented with a pedantic note. You owe me an apology on this and I do not care whether your long holiday in the Luak/cattle camp was good or not.
            Now, regarding your request for reimbursement of monies spent in Equatoria since 2005, please note that all the monies received in Equatoria from 2005 to the present is in the bellies of the corrupt Jieng colonising Equatoria like Kiir Mayardit, Arthur Akuen Chol, Athian Mawein, Kuol Manyang Juk, ….ooh! my hand is aching now, sorry I can not continue but the list is still so long it may take days to complete. Therefore, you can not hold Equatorians responsible for Jieng mismanagement and abuse of power. In short Equatoria owes you nothing but you the Jieng owe Equatoria a mountainous apology for gross violations of human rights. When is Equatoria going to get this apology? Or should it be extracted….

          • jay johnson says:

            Mr. El Hag Paul,

            you gave me a typical Equatoria response of double standard and hypocrisy. You have demonized the jieng for so long and I thought it would be wise for Equatorians like you to reject anything associated with Jieng such as oil money from Khor Adar of Maluth county, Upper Nile state.

            The question you must answer is why the Equatorians want to kick the Dinka out their region and at the same time want their states, counties, Payam, boma and villages governments to be funded with Money from Upper Nile region. It will makes sense if you the equatorians can reject the resources from upper nile region, that way, your kokora argument would at least make sense.

            By the way, do you know that 98% of south sudan revenues come from upper Nile region? And do you know also that 1% come from foreign aid? And finally, Do you know that the remaining 1% come from taxes revenues from all 10 states? How much in your opinion does your region contribute to national treasury?

            I was about to respond to you, but unfortunately, I am being censored by south sudan nation. Perhaps I am getting under your skin (equatorian). May be the website need to be renamed as Equatoria nation!!!

            I do not even know if you exist as a person!!! El Hag Paul exist as a name chosen by south sudan website so that they can be seen as neutral and fair!!!!. Dr. Peter, the editor, had never written a single article other than editorial.

            in conclusion, El hag Paul either exist as a pen name for south sudan nation website editors/moderators or El hag Paul is one of moderators. Where is my article on Lou Nuer territorial expansion?

            Jay Johnson

            FROM EDITOR: FIRST, MR. JAY JOHNSON, REGARDING YOUR ARTICLE, I HAD EXPLICITLY TOLD YOU THAT THE ARTICLE IS SIMPLY TOO LONG.
            SECOND, WHEN THIS SITE WAS FOUNDED IN 2003, THE MAIN GOAL WAS AND STILL IS PRIMARILY THE SOUTH SUDAN. WE ARE PROUD THAT WE WIDELY INTERNATIONALIZED THE NAME OF SOUTH SUDAN AND PERHAPS THIS AVERTED THE NAMING OF OUR COUNTRY AS ‘KUSH’ OR SOME OTHER NAMES UTTERLY WEIRD.
            THIRD, I HAVE REITERATED A ZILLION TIMES THAT MR. ELHAG PAUL IS NOT THE EDITOR OF THE SSN.COM NOR ASSOCIATED WITH THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE WEBSITE IN ANY WAY OR FORM. TO HIS HONOR, HE’S DEVOTED HIS TIME AND INTELLECT TO THE ENLIGHTENMENT OF OUR READERS WITH HIS OFTEN CONTROVERSY-PRONED ARTICLES, ALL PRO BONO.
            FINALLY, SINCE YOU MIGHT NOT HAVE SEEN THE WEBSITE AT ITS INCEPTION IN 2003, BEFORE THE ‘SUDAN TRIBUNE’ AND OTHERS, THE SSN.COM HAD WRITTEN ARTICLES, OP-EDS BY THE EDITOR, VERY CRITICAL OF SPLM/A THEN UNDER LATE DR. JOHN GARANG. WE WERE NEVER NEUTRAL IN THE SENSE THAT WE CALLED ‘A SPADE A SPADE,’ FROM GARANG TO KIIR, AGAINST NEW SUDAN BUT FOR SOUTH SUDAN TOTAL INDEPENDENCE.
            WE’RE PROUD OF OUR EXEMPLARY ROLE FOR PRESS FREEDOM MAINLY DUE TO THE DILIGENCE AND DEDICATION OF THE MANY CONTRIBUTORS.

  12. A.W Joseph says:

    Mr majongdit
    Sorry you have not answered the questions I raised. Address the results of the communal conflicts that occurred between the Dinka & Zande, Dinka & Moru in 2005 and Dinka avoiding hot spots in Central and Eastern Equatoria.

    To begin with Juba is the Temporary National Capital. It would be unreasonable not to expect people to flock to it.

    Unfortunately, some lazy and greedy Bari elders gave away their land in return for financial gain.

    So do not try to confuse yourself by thinking that Mundari are your friends or they originated from Dinka. 98% of the indigenous inhabitants of Central Equatoria speak one Language that is the Bari. These people are The Bari, Kakwa, Kuku, Loluba, Mundari, Nyangwara and Pajulu.

    Make no mistake, our elders and leaders allowed Clement to keep the governorship in order to keep harmony and community cohesion in the face of our worst oppressor and coloniser the Dinka SPLM OYEE so that KIIR does find room for dividing our people.

    • majongdit says:

      We know where hot spots are, not those places you mention. PEACE BE TO YOU AND THE ENTIRE SOUTH SUDAN.

    • Mohd Adam says:

      Clement Wani Konga and Alfred Lodu Gore are Big Brothers for ever, thank you A.W. Joseph! No one should be allowed to divide us. The Jenge are the real oppressors of the South, applying the policy of divide and rule. No WAY@

  13. Mohd Adam says:

    Hey Majongdit, the country does not belong to Jenge, it belongs to South Sudanese. If you are not careful, it will be the Jenge to leave, especially those from Bor.

  14. Well I'll Be! says:

    If these comments represent the crème-de-la-crème of South Sudan’s heart and brain power, GOD HELP THE COUNTRY. RSS has gone nowhere fast and even the grave doesn’t satisfy it. It just keeps digging deeper.

    Sitting behind your computer screens, you’re going to help the fire engulf all those on the ground. Congratulations, all you know-it-all-know-nothings.

  15. M says:

    Thanks to bro kuir; elhag needs to be reminded that if you hate jieng as a tribe but not personalities; then you r bound to fail in your political ambitions or whatever your motive is; let your criticism concentrate on individuals but not tribe as a whole. U should learn from ateny wek ateny criticisms. Jieng is scattered in seven states; and hating the tribe is useless and can divide us further.

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