God, please hurry up & kick their arses!

BY: Margaret AKULIA, CANADA, FEB/13/2014, SSN;

God please hurry up and kick their evil arses the way you did King Belshazzar’s, I bellowed in Canadian slang. Don’t just sit there. Do something. Write on the wall, I “mouthed” with the audacity of a Christian rascal.

“There is a time for everything…” a voice egged me on as I continued to holler at God, indignant that He was allowing innocent South Sudanese to be massacred en masse during the conflict that erupted between the incumbent President of the Republic of South Sudan Salva Kiir Mayardit and the former Vice President of the Republic of South Sudan Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon and their cohorts on December 15, 2013.

Are you even watching this? Do something, I continued to yowl at God.
This wasn’t the first time I had howled at God like that and I doubt that it will be the last because I have a very special relationship with God and He knows what a pertinacious Christian I am.

I had stumbled onto the very close friend from my past while frantically searching for a bandwagon I could jump onto to contribute towards bringing about sustainable peace, actual democracy, good governance, hard and soft infrastructure, economic development and all the great things South Sudanese deserve.

After scouring the World Wide Web for a day or two I did find a resolute bandwagon. It is a bandwagon full of very bolshy people like me – people who possess the doggedness I inherited from my great maternal grandfather Rembi of the Yondu Kakwa clan in South Sudan.

Stories abound about my great maternal grandfather Rembi during a galactic insurrection in Eastern and Central Africa during the greedy land grabbing scheme by the colonizers of Sub-Sahara Africa that became known at the Partition of Africa.

Great grandfather Rembi is said to have given the covetous colonizers a run for their money. I chuckle every time that story is retold because I delight in challenging abusive people the way great grandfather Rembi did.

The colonizers’ greed and abuse included forcing people who detest each other to live together. That preposterousness has now come back to bite people in the arse as Canadians would say, in reference to the baffling situation currently unfolding in South Sudan.

The night before the Cessation of Hostilities agreement (CoH) was reached and signed between the incumbent President of the Republic of South Sudan, Kiir and the former Vice President, Machar and their cohorts on January 23, 2014, I had spent most of the night having another intrepid diatribe with God.

They are playing you, God, and you are just sitting there doing nothing about it. The time is now. Kick their evil arses the way you did King Belshazzar’s or people are going to think their god is more powerful than you, I challenged.

Then I heard the same voice telling me to keep doing what I was doing.

I had completed combing through the “Transitional Constitution of the Republic of South Sudan, 2011” with a “fine tooth comb” and I was now skimming through Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Linda Thomas-Greenfield’s Testimony to the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations on January 9, 2014.

The Testimony was dubbed “The Situation in South Sudan” and I zeroed in on one sentence.

“First, neither the United States nor the international community will countenance the armed overthrow of the democratically elected government,” Ms. Thomas-Greenfield chided in her Testimony.

Democracy? What Democracy? I gibed at Ms. Thomas-Greenfield’s preposterous proposition that there is Democracy in South Sudan.

If a Canadian Prime Minister or American President had the audacity to flaunt his or her constitutional rights and the word Democracy after orchestrating the genocide and mass murder that was unfolding in South Sudan, I would instigate and lead an insurrection the way my maternal great grandfather Rembi did.

The injudicious so-called leaders would know in no uncertain terms that Democracy is a government of the people, by the people, for the people.

They would know that Democracy is a form of government in which the supreme power is vested in “the people” and owned by them not the other way around.

They would also know in no uncertain terms that in a Democracy, “the people” are the masters and the Prime Ministers and Presidents are the servants.

It is not the other way around as nascent African Presidents have it. They have Democracy backwards and their roguery must be stopped by “the people.”

In a Democracy, “the people” direct the agenda, not the other way around. In a Democracy, legislators are die-hard about defending “the people’s” rights. They fight for “the people” not themselves.

In a Democracy, legislators don’t accept bribes the way bogus African legislators do.

In a Democracy, legislators are not bullied or murdered when they challenge the Prime Minister or President because debate is encouraged and elevated not stamped down.

In a Democracy, there is freedom of speech because it is a citizen’s right. “The people” especially journalists are free to tell the truth and they won’t be murdered because the Prime Minister or President encourages “the people” to speak freely.

In a Democracy, the police, prosecutors, judges and the army belong to “the people”. They are “the people’s” friends. They protect and defend “the people” with their lives and they look out for “the people’s” best interests.

In a Democracy, the country’s judiciary is a highly esteemed independent entity. Not even the Prime Minister or President can interfere with it.

In a Democracy, the Prime Minister and the President is not above the law. If they commit a crime including contravening the supreme law of the land which is the constitution, “the people’s” police charge them with a criminal offence and then they are prosecuted like any citizen who commits a criminal offence against “the people.”

In a Democracy, a Prime Minister or President can never appoint themselves prosecutor, judge, jury and executioner because the judiciary is independent. That includes appointing themselves prosecutor, judge, jury and executioner of citizens they falsely accuse of treason.

“The people” can and will most definitely challenge such a contemptible connivance.

In a Democracy, any Prime Minister or President who obstructs justice commits a crime.

In a Democracy, anyone who makes a false statement in a legal proceeding commits a crime. That includes lying that a coup occurred when it didn’t.

In a Democracy, “the people” expect a Prime Minister or President to be an exemplary citizen not a crook.

In a Democracy, if a Prime Minister or President becomes lawless while in office, the only constitutional right they have is the right to due legal process, a fair trial and legal representation through an independent judiciary.

In a Democracy conniving to use the constitution to abuse “the people” is a crime.

In a Democracy, hatching up plans to use the constitution for mass murdering “the people” and committing atrocities against them is a crime.

In a Democracy when “the people” “insult” a Prime Minister or President, they understand that “the people’s” “insults” are actually instructions to their honorable servants.

In a Democracy, “the people’s” servants admit mistakes and learn from their mistakes. They don’t become demoniac and instruct “the people’s” police and army to kill “the people” who point out their mistakes.

In a Democracy, “the people’s” police, prosecutors, judges and the army are not above the law either. If they themselves commit atrocities and participate in morally reprehensible crimes including murdering “the people”, they are charged with criminal offences by “the people’s” police.

Then “the people’s” prosecutors go after them in full force the same way they go after a rogue Prime Minister or President.

In a Democracy if a Prime Minister or President orchestrates genocide and mass murder, they automatically forfeit their right to the highest position in the land. There is no debate or due legal process about that.

In a Democracy, “the people” have a constitutional right to strip a Prime Minister or President who does such a Satanic thing of the powers of Prime Minister or President since it was “the people” who gave them the powers they are abusing in the first place.

In a Democracy the nation’s resources belong to “the people”. Plundering them with depraved foreign and domestic acquaintances through clandestine agreements and operations is a crime against “the people.”

A criminal is a thug and if that thug is the Prime Minister or President, they cannot use the constitution to continue to hold onto the powerful position of Prime Minister or President.

The only rights they have in that situation are the rights that are guaranteed to all citizens – the right to due legal process, a fair trial and legal representation through an independent judiciary.

Consequently, if the disgraced outlaw cannot afford a lawyer because “the people” will have repossessed the wealth the criminal and their domestic and foreign partners in crime stole from “the people”, a lawyer is made available for them at no cost.

In a Democracy unleashing an iniquitous foreign army on “the people” is treason.

In a Democracy, fabricating treason is a crime.

In a Democracy a servant who becomes a brute is unfit to continue to be “the people’s” servant. They are automatically stripped of their status as a servant of “the people” and then prosecuted by “the people’s” prosecutors through an independent judiciary.

Suffice it to say that Democracy in the “Banana Republics” of Africa that are ruled by self-styled plutocracies doesn’t resemble actual Democracy in the least bit.

The closest those politico-economic oligarchs come to Democracy are dysfunctional or rigged elections followed by attempts to force onto “the people” the “quasi-kingdoms” that were disrupted by the predatory colonizers that my great maternal grandfather Rembi withstood during the land grabbing scheme that became known at the Partition of Africa.

To say that it is untenable to force a “quasi-kingdom” on a group of diverse citizens as some African despots are trying to do is an understatement.

However carving out a co-existence premised on respect and celebration of diversity is possible for “the people.”

In the case of South Sudan, the icing on “the people’s” cake is that there is enough oil to go around. However, “the people” must first boot out the piranhas who are trying to swindle them out of a prolific existence.

These piranhas must know in no uncertain terms that pillaging “the people’s” oil and leaving “the people” to languish in poverty will never be tolerated in South Sudan.

They can vamoose and go some place else but God will catch up with them there and kick their evil arses the way He did King Belshazzar’s because the time is ripe for that.

At the second round of peace negotiations between the incumbent President of the Republic of South Sudan, Kiir Mayardit and the former Vice President, Riek Machar, and their cohorts, it is “the people” who should direct the agenda not the conflicting parties.

This is because it is “the people” who have the correct solution for averting a catastrophe and a failed state.

Simply put, if the unresolved issues that precipitated the current carnage in South Sudan are not resolved correctly by allowing “the people” to direct the agenda and the underlying dark forces are left to run amok without being exposed by “the people”, South Sudan’s current “baby steps” and long journey ahead will be perilous at best.

Can South Sudan be saved? The answer is a resounding yes because the evil that pervades many African “Banana Republics” is not yet as entrenched in South Sudan.

Furthermore, “the people” of South Sudan know the solutions to the current carnage and they are quite capable of preventing South Sudan from tumbling down into the abyss provided the conflicting parties listen to them.

It will be foolish for the conflicting parties to push South Sudan into the deep chasm when the solution is as simple as listening to “the people.”

Margaret Akulia is co-author of the sequel Idi Amin: Hero or Villain? His son Jaffar Amin and other people speak.
She brings to the South Sudan dialogue a multidisciplinary professional background including but not limited to “grassroots activism”.
Additional information at: href=https://www.travellinglearningcircles.com/Save_South_Sudan.html

27 Comments

  1. Kumkum says:

    Salva Kiir Needs to step down”

    There is a lot of bloodshed in the country and broken trust among the citizens. The very realizable solution for sake

    of all citizens is to leave the power.

    All the citizens will united against the dictator president and let him go or either to be kill and what I see already the

    bloodshed is always there and keep coming. African problem must be solve in African way. That Dinka dictator has

    been known to the world and his butt need to kick by the Nuer warlord and in order to get rid of this and we need to do

    so. Every citizen lost trust to Kiir and Kiir lost trust on all the citizens. The only power Kiir stage on now are Ugandan

    power. I call all the warlord to join Nuer and kick the butt of that dictator out of power. This crises must be solve in

    African ways. Kiir messed the country up and we need to get rid of him by all mean. That peace talk in Ethiopia will not

    do anything. Let all of us choose the short as war like he declared the war against as genocide in December 15, 2013.

    Thanks.

    Kumkum

    I call on all southerners to help Nuer warlord to kick the butt of the dictator Kiir Mayardit. This problem need to be solve
    in African way

  2. Margaret Akulia:

    The current problem in the South Sudan,in the government,in the country,it has nothing to do with God! bear in mind! God did not tell the army in the South Sudan on December 15,2013,to kill themselves.It was done by people themselves.God is free from being blamed on chaos problem in the people in the government in the South Sudan.God do not stop fighting to the humans by nature! Fighting will stop from human beings when they are sorting things out harmoniously in good faith No Good Faith,No Democracy! This is my fact and truth in my knowledge in my head to you!

    Now,you said, you brought DIALOGUE and Multidisciplinary with former President of Uganda Idi Min Dada son Jaffar Amin to the South Sudan.What kind of Dialogue?!! Very funny for sister Magaret Akulia!! I and entire South Sudanese people,we are betteroff from you and and Jaffar Amin and all Uganda people in the country!Whether you do not believe me.It will be up to you!! I do not like a help for a dialogue from people of Uganda at all!!!You may do it-to other people in the South! But not with me in front of God! I take care myself personally alone!!!!Thank you with your article on your contribution on South Sudan home affairs!

    • bolabokdit says:

      I agree with your saying that people of Suoth Sudan should come up with solution not the warring parties. However, I am not sure whether you have special reltionship with God which you claim. This is because relationship with God is personal even Pop do not claim relationship with God. I believed Almighty God can solve any situation affecting his children bad and good alike.
      Furthermore, people believe in God do not use abscent language like God kick thier arses this revealed the inner feeling of yours. If you really talk with God as you claim; then aske God whether you are in a right track.
      Regarding the Democracy you lecturing what we already knew, but Western democracy had gone along way. For people of Suoth Sudan to believe and accept it as a tool for governance.
      How do you expect hostile and cattle raiders can pay taxes to government as it is mandatory in Democracy country? Absolutely not. This is the reason educated people are using uneducated for their own interest to rebeled or overthrow government whenever they feel like. What you are lecturing about may be philosophy not ideology

  3. Nuer - Another Israel in East Africa says:

    Dear Margaret Akulia,

    I sincerely agree with you that the root cause ought to be identified and corrected so this does not repeat itself in the near or far future. Failure to do so will lead to another disaster waiting to happen. Nuer are being targeted in East Africa right as we speak, why one tribe being targeted. There is reason to that I believe. It did not just presented itself and the course that the East Africa people want to take. The underlying reason is absolutely there. I believe it is because Nuer are challenging their wickedness dictatorial manner which they want to practice throughout East Africa countries.

    Democratic is a threat to them. Other could be because of oil, since most of the oil deposit lay underneath the land of Nuer, everybody want to have a piece of it and are willing to do anything to get rid of Nuer. But what they fail to factored in is that this tribe call Nuer was created by Good God of all. And that he care for them as well. Good article in my opinion.

  4. Raan Naath says:

    Excellent article. Kiir is a damn fool who knows nothing about democracy and the people. He deserves to die violently in the hand of our God.

  5. Mohd Adam says:

    In democracy, comrade Salva Kiir Mayardit was elected by 93% of the people of South Sudan. So, where is the wrong? Ms. Akulia, back to you!

    • Defender says:

      mohd Adam,

      President Kiir was not elected president of South Sudan. He was elected vice president of Sudan and the president of government of southern Sudan. There is a huge difference between the two. Second, the SPLM party is not a registered party in South Sudan. It has not transformed itself to democratic party yet. It is still considered a movement and have not shed itself from its past military history. What happened on December 15th 2013 was a direct failure to transform from a liberation movement into a democratic political party. President Kiir wanted to control every aspect of transformation without creating institutions of government that can actually transact that transformation. The president, through what he has achieved on the December 14 and 15, 3013, completely transformed the SPLM from a movement to a personal entity, determining, who can join the party and who can be dismissed, without due process. The only process that is recognized within the party is that of broken record and heresy.

      So, please spare us the argument that the president was elected by south Sudanese. This same logic that you have been pushing is the same absurdity that surrogates of President Kiir are using to argue that a coup has been planned and executed by the true leaders of SPLM. The President forgot that he was not the only one who fought the war of liberation. He and those he has accused have had the same privilege that is claiming only to himself. What a mockery!

      If the president really understands the meaning of sacrifice then will not be keeping in detention those he fought the war of liberation with against the constitution and logic. These comrades are the same people he is selling out in order to maintain power by force. It is the same people whom he insulted on the 14th of December are the people that helped him catapult into the leadership of the SPLM. Calling these same people as corrupt while forgetting his role as the chief. You cannot cut the tail without cutting the head. In order for democracy to prevail in South Sudan, the head and tail must go. The president cannot absolve himself from everything but at the same time in control of everything. It is these facts that pushes the silent majority at time speak out not because it is necessary but because their silence is taken for accepting the shame that our country has been put through over the last while.

      So, please drop the false prism that are being fed to the innocent people of South Sudan that once upon a time, democracy existed in South Sudan, with constituted parties and constituencies that have registered and elected a parliament and a president who accorded himself all the powers of state to build is own fiefdom. If the most learned at the ones who are propagating the false of democracy, what should we expect from those who have not seen a pen and a book? Nothing!

    • Kidepo says:

      If Kiir knows that he was elected by the people then he should have been doing right things for the entire benefit of all his citizens irregardles of their ethnicities. Unfortunately after realising his failuer which was inflicted to him by his community, he continued bwoing down to dinkas and does crazy things against others just to please his tribe men and women.

      If there are reasonable dinkas, they should advise Kiir to step down and safe his reputation and the future consequencies of what he is doing now to his community because dinka will not rule this country forever as the RSS is not a monarchy.

      Kiir would have taken time to confess secretly like all catholics to God and beg for forgiveness because of other sins he did earlier during the movement plus the Nuer onslaught. All this before God are registered not only the Nuer massacre.

  6. john says:

    I believe that this situation can be stop only if Kiir gives a room for other to lead us. He has to look at the future of the country and its people need first than his own. Nuers can not be swift out of South Sudan so that Museveni and can enjoy their guilty oil money without the people of land. I also believe that having Uganda leave South Sudan would help the people reconcile with each other because Museveni is harming the structural tie between Dinka and Nuer. We do not need his negative influence in South Sudan. We love each other so much before Museveni creates this perfect storm between us so much have change since so let the son of a bitch go to his country and kiir step down. Than We will a last peace in South Sudan.

  7. D. Pal Benykeer says:

    Dear. Akulia

    By the way i like your second name Akulia not the English one Margaret.The intention of this Dinka president call Kiir. M Diit is to eliminate the entire Nuer community, we know it. Now for the Nuer in general You either wait to be kill in cool blood as it happened in Joba, or fight and die in front line. As far as i am concern the Nuer will definitely chose the latter. Actually we are not waiting for God to solve this man made problem .In addition i do not believe in God existence.

    • Eli says:

      D. Pal Benykeer
      You don’t believe in God but yet you believe in Nyundeng, Kujur, worships of Bulls and cows or animism, worships of ancestral spirits? How about you read this: from Psalm 14:1 “The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, their deeds are vile; there is no-one who does good. You are lacking wisdom but you are not alone; and that is the problem of South Sudan.
      Let me also give you this: James1:5-8; If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That man should not think he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all he does.”
      Oh yeah; I guess because you don’t believe in God so you are not even going to ask. So sad.

  8. Nuer- Another Israel in East Africa says:

    Dear D. Pal BenyKeer,

    Nuers are not coward and what took place in Bor, Malakal, Bentiu are the living testimonies to this claim. Bishop of Doom, Kiir knows this very well. It is the reason why he bought Uganda to protect him and his tribe because without uganda, Kiir would be nowhere to be found, heard, or seen to tell you the truth. As you veraciously mentioned, Nuers will die in frontline than being killed in cold blood. We will have to defend ourselves in one way or another. We know how to fight and can be aggressive sometimes. The rest of Africa know this. History compare Nuer to Zulu of South Africa. In fact, it is not Uganda people alone who streamed and continue to do so even today. There are many of them in East Africa that Nuer are dealing with. If Israel could fight 19 countries, we Nuers will too fight those thugs who are teaming up against us, Period!

    Good comment though Mr. D. Pal BenyKeer!

  9. Kikiji says:

    Adam,
    It’s true that Kiir was elected into office with landslide victory. The question you should answer here is, who was he competing with? We very well know that the person Kiir was competing with didn’t campaign anywhere. If you run alone in race, then you know well that you are the winner and the last.
    We the people of South Sudan need strong leadership. A leader who will unite the people. This alcoholic man should retire to his home town of Akon.

    • Eli says:

      To add to your points there Kikiji, between the period of 2005 to 2009 or the so-called interim period, the South Sudanese were very eagerly wanting to form their independent nation, in hurry. Without thinking what could be coming. They wanted to get away from the North as soon as possible (Honestly talking to our people at that time many would tell you they never expected this “independence of South Sudan” was even something to dream about); they were caught in “panic attack” in short. And thus they did not take the time to analyse or scrutinize the backgrounds of the man they elected and whoever was the other candidate did not have the military might and the entire arm forces backings.
      Remember as soon as SPLA took control of South Sudan, the existing political parties and systems were eliminated or branded as weak, non-liberators and puppets of Jalaba? All forms of the former existing systems let’s say; progresses and experiences made from 1955 to 2005 was just flushed into drain.
      SPLA/M is like a teenager with raging puberty hormones; in the spirit of true brotherhood as people of one nation they are supposed to invite all former political parties of South Sudan to the table and unanimously form the new system using the past experiences, I mean do we even have a government library or archives so we can track how our system evolves? NO. “Those who do not learn from their past mistakes or History are doom to repeat the same mistakes”
      On the other side, let’s not forget that President Kiir deserve some sort of credit for handling appropriately the interim period. I mean let’s give credits where it’s due.
      President Kirr only started to sway when the elites of his party the SPLM gave him all the powers, and also within the shortest period in office President Kirr made too many promises and commitments to the foreign nationals and the international communities’ promising to sell out the whole nation, including to the Somali businessmen(the worst choices ever) and done without consulting “the people”. Now that is why Mr. Kirr notoriously made himself popular even to the oil-drunkards like the US and China.
      I mean, as soon as Kirr issued the decree to MURDER innocent citizens in cold blood, NO BODY should even refer to him as a President. I wonder where are those Geneva ICC lawyers and judges who indicted those of Omar Al Beshir, Slobodan Milosevic, the Rwandans, Ivory Cost leader, Charles Tailor etc as war criminals? Why are they so silent now about the genocide in South Sudan? You all know why? the United States and China silenced them because of OIL, “oil flows blood spills”.
      Remember Nigeria’s oil problem? Kanser Wiwa’s or something murdered by insane Sani Abacha? How about Congo’s most intelligent Patrick Lumumba? CIA did it. And now just watch how they are using Uganda to get rid of Riek Machar? Anyone who opposes them must go, just as they killed Dr. Garang who was a strong advocate of Pan Africanism, they used Museveni, just as he killed Ator. “Think people think”. You are just like sheep in hyenas dent.
      Deep in my gut I believe this is what they are saying: “who cares about them, they are only miserable self-hating Blacks, let them kill each other and then we take over.”

  10. Beek says:

    SPLM itself is very Sick and primitive.

    • Nuer - Another Israel in East Africa says:

      Beek,

      Am I hearing different tune from you? You thought SPLM was perfect and impeccable. Haven’t you noticed this from very long time ago? Where were you my countryman? Everybody knows that SPLM is the cause and reason of our failure. Your sacred cow, Salva Kiir has made it his golden calf and used it to ostracizes others who would like to reform this too deformed to reformed party. Welcome back from your ignorance!

  11. FOX says:

    Madamme Akulia,

    If you are a cult believer and considers politics instead of feeding your flocks then you are a lost sheep that needs urgent prayers. However having said that, your piece of wiritng is excellent and got me glued. You have blatantly got it right. South Sudanese are capable of getting themselves out of this mess, We have enough over qualified human resource that is exploited in the west.
    Please ask God to reach the souls of our current leaders to allow South Sudanese experts in exile to lead in the growth of RSS.

  12. Hurry Robert says:

    Adam,

    Yes Kiir was elected but the fact is that people wanted to safeguard the unity of Sout Sudaneses in perparation for the referandum then that is why there was no challenge against SPLM.Furthermore the people he has forced in to rebellion and those he is now keeping in detension all supported and campaingn for him.Having said that why then has Kiir resorted to dictorship,corruption,nepotisim,killing,forcing people in to rebellion forging coup and above all he did nothing interns of development eight years down the road to the extend that he didnot construct even a single highway(the only Nimule -Juba highway that we have have been constructed by US Government with zero government contribution),SPLA was strong and displine when it was in bush compare to now as it cannot even defend Juba Bor,Malakal and Bentiu .Had it not been for the hiring of the UPDF Kiir and his bunch of idiot and semi illitrate cabinets should have been in Uganda or Kenya in exile now.Election of Kiir alone cannot constitute democracy what is we the open minded citizens want to see is democratic governance which unfortunatly Kiir have totally failled to live to the test.
    Killing Nuer and keeping them out of the government,political propaganda and shouting at the international community as kiir is trying to do will never salvage him from the trouble he is in.Kiir must know that the Equatorians are all pro reforms and will soon join in the strugle and chase him away if he fails to listen to the voice of reason to have an interim government that reflect the face of the nation in preparation of election.

  13. Rob says:

    Both leaders and their tribal men they are representing themselves. Kir and Reick do not deserve to lead South Sudan
    these are selfish and disorganise groups. they think their interest is above other Citizen of South Sudan. Mr Reik thinks he can lead the country than Kir and Kir thinks the same. South Sudan can live in peace without these chaotic Politian and their tribal men. They brought shame into the country. Mr Reick should and Kir have blood in their hands. shame on anyone who support them. South Sudan needs new face and an input of leadership from other tribes. both Reik and Kir have enjoy wealth of south sudan with their men. Now they should leave and south sudan will need leader from organised group. that can work and provide service, not like those who like to eat and sleep then doing nothing these are sick groups.

  14. Eli says:

    To add to your points there Kikiji, between the period of 2005 to 2009 or the so-called interim period, the South Sudanese were very eagerly wanting to form their independent nation, in hurry. Without thinking what could be coming. They wanted to get away from the North as soon as possible (Honestly talking to our people at that time many would tell you they never expected this “independence of South Sudan” was even something to dream about); they were caught in “panic attack” in short. And thus they did not take the time to analyse or scrutinize the backgrounds of the man they elected and whoever was the other candidate did not have the military might and the entire arm forces backings.
    Remember as soon as SPLA took control of South Sudan, the existing political parties and systems were eliminated or branded as weak, non-liberators and puppets of Jalaba? All forms of the former existing systems let’s say; progresses and experiences made from 1955 to 2005 was just flushed into drain.
    SPLA/M is like a teenager with raging puberty hormones; in the spirit of true brotherhood as people of one nation they are supposed to invite all former political parties of South Sudan to the table and unanimously form the new system using the past experiences, I mean do we even have a government library or archives so we can track how our system evolves? NO. “Those who do not learn from their past mistakes or History are doom to repeat the same mistakes”
    On the other side, let’s not forget that President Kiir deserve some sort of credit for handling appropriately the interim period. I mean let’s give credits where it’s due.
    President Kirr only started to sway when the elites of his party the SPLM gave him all the powers, and also within the shortest period in office President Kirr made too many promises and commitments to the foreign nationals and the international communities’ promising to sell out the whole nation, including to the Somali businessmen(the worst choices ever) and done without consulting “the people”. Now that is why Mr. Kirr notoriously made himself popular even to the oil-drunkards like the US and China.
    I mean, as soon as Kirr issued the decree to MURDER innocent citizens in cold blood, NO BODY should even refer to him as a President. I wonder where are those Geneva ICC lawyers and judges who indicted those of Omar Al Beshir, Slobodan Milosevic, the Rwandans, Ivory Cost leader, Charles Tailor etc as war criminals? Why are they so silent now about the genocide in South Sudan? You all know why? the United States and China silenced them because of OIL, “oil flows blood spills”.
    Remember Nigeria’s oil problem? Kanser Wiwa’s or something murdered by insane Sani Abacha? How about Congo’s most intelligent Patrick Lumumba? CIA did it. And now just watch how they are using Uganda to get rid of Riek Machar? Anyone who opposes them must go, just as they killed Dr. Garang who was a strong advocate of Pan Africanism, they used Museveni, just as he killed Ator. “Think people think”. You are just like sheep in hyenas dent.
    Deep in my gut I believe this is what they are saying: “who cares about them, they are only miserable self-hating Blacks, let them kill each other and then we take over.”

  15. Eli says:

    D. Pal Benykeer
    You don’t believe in God but yet you believe in Nyundeng, Kujur, worships of Bulls and cows or animism, worships of ancestral spirits? How about you read this: from Psalm 14:1 “The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, their deeds are vile; there is no-one who does good”.
    You are lacking wisdom brother, but you are not alone; and that is the problem of South Sudan.
    Let me also give you this as well: James1:5-8; If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That man should not think he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all he does.”
    Oh yeah; I guess because you don’t believe in God so you are not even going to ask. So sad.

  16. Ww says:

    It’s riek machar eliminating Nuer. STUPID Nuer, what rebellion is ever done by one tribe against any government? Your cheer foolishness will finish all of you.

    • Nuer-Another Israel in East Africa says:

      Ww,

      Remain in your cocoon my friend. Nuers are not the only people to finish. Do not think that those people fighting against Nuers are not dying too. Death does not segregate and nobody is immune to death. Your Dinka and Uganda mercenaries are dying as well. So do not laugh so loud. Didn’t you hear that many of your high ranking officers have perished? What does that tell you?

      • Jimmy says:

        Don’t think foolishly my friend Dinka and Nuer are not the only soldiers in the Republic of Southern Sudan. If Nuer rebelled as a tribe and it is not even whole Nuer it is only absent minded people within Nuer. Then you should think of other Suothern tribes who are recruited in to the national army of Suoth Sudan. I am sure by the end of the day those who you mislead to fight unnecessary war will haunt you to death.

  17. Lokilachong says:

    Dear Margaret Akulia,
    When you write something serious,please be serious. The first few lines of your scribes put me off because the God you are seeking to “kick asses” of those leaders will not hear your prayers because God does not use evil to cure sinful situation. In this rorum, it has bee a patten to some authors to use insults as a way of writing. I am sure when you pick a pen to write, you want to inform south Sudanese about certain things that matter most to them. What can abuse do in a paper that those leaders may nor even read. You seem like someone who read the Bible but does not understand the complexity of the manuscribe and totaly ignorant about scriptur and the teaching of theology. Next time keep God away from your writing, it is incongruent politics and does not fit sitautions in south Sudan.

    However, I agree with you inpart that the situation in south Sudan requires genuine leaders. Yes, both Dr. Machar and President Kiir has failed our country and the problems they caused is insumountable. Therse is no easy fix it, but it is solvable. I am afraid to aventured in the maddy waters but the presence of Uganda troops in the country is cataspropic and it is a gross mistake. It is true that Kiir and Machar are not good leaders but our focus should be beyond December’s incident because a lot of innocent lives has been lost. Continusely, we hear daily stories of defections from the goverment soldiers to the rebels. Akulia, the situation in south Sudan may be even getting worst and worst everyday and that is where you prayer should be put in places. Not God licking asses, it is a street languange and it is unwaranted.

  18. Jamal H says:

    Read this carefully, it appears below her article:

    “Margaret Akulia is co-author of the sequel Idi Amin: Hero or Villain? His son Jaffar Amin and other people speak.
    She brings to the South Sudan dialogue a multidisciplinary professional background including but not limited to “grassroots activism”.

    It reads as if this woman is trying to sell some bogus books about the infamous Ugandan Dictator, Idi Amin, by trying to sound informed and well read. Judging from the writing, she has probably read a few books but has never done any respectable academic work. Dig deep, you will find: the internet reveals stories. It’s interesting, paradoxical perhaps, that she pretends to espouse democratic principles, yet has written or tried to re-write and glorify Idi Amin’s past; condemning democratic western governments for Idi Amin’s beastly acts in her native Uganda. She’s either very artificial or suffers suppressed personality conflicts and can’t think straight.I’m not sure if the ordinary Canadian uses the word “arse” (where the sun doesn’t shine) to make references to her thought process. Good Lord!

    While her article has some semblance of knowledge about democracy for the most part, it contains nothing close to professional insight so as to provide critical thought about the plight of South Sudan.

    Be a critical reader!

    Jamal.

  19. Okeny Lojuron says:

    Akulia,
    while you are trying to voice your opinion regarding the current crisis, but to ask God to kick some peoples…will not solve the problem. Because God doesn’t listen to foul language but to humble prayers from a pure heart. therefore pray for God’s mercy and favor to bring peace to all regardless of their ethnicity. You can do well if you join many of the voices at discussion forum that are trying to bring peace to our people by contributing to solutions rather than pointing blame. “Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God”

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