THE MOP UP TIME: CONGRATULATIONS TO BIOR KUER BIOR, BUT…!

By Jon Pen de Ngong After this election bravado, bravo (Maburukat) to brother, Dr. Bior Kuer Bior and his team, for eventually clutching the mantle of Bor County youth leadership. It has been… Continue reading

BY WHOM WERE WE CURSED?

In this Egyptian-sponsored news piece, Al-Sisi to Hamdok be like: Don’t worry about our need for more waters from the Blue Nile as GERD will not be filled due to stalled negotiations, we’ve… Continue reading

MAKUEI AJAK ARIIK, REMOVE MY NAME FROM YOUR VIDEO, PLEASE!

By Jon Pen I have not ever talked to you, have I? I do not know you, do I? You do not know me, do you? We only hear about each other on… Continue reading

FIVE SIMPLE REASONS WHY THE PRESIDENCY IS LOSING THEIR PR WAR ON PETER BIAR THROUGH ATENY WEK’S WACKS OF SHOOTING FIRST AND AIMING LATER

Gen. Salva Kiir Mayardit, the President of South Sudan, is sycophantly cordoned off by political and economic snipers, who are skilled to kill by shooting first and aiming later. So, I have no… Continue reading

MIND AND ‘MINE’ YOUR CORPORATE SYMBOL

By Jon Pen de Ngong Hi Folks, this is what I got for your flavoured read this time. Presumably some incoming questions in the 4th Year’s, or so, final exam, April 2021…. CIVIC… Continue reading

South Sudan’s First COVID-19 Patient Could Have Been An Asymptomatic, Presymptomatic Or Symptomatic Risk

South Sudan is no longer a coronavirus-free territory. Today, April 5, 2020, the world’s youngest nation announced its first case of COVID-19 virus since it broke out in the Wuhan City of Hubei… Continue reading

APOLOGIES FOR MISSING THE LAUNCH ON THE ‘WORLD POETRY DAY’ IN JUBA

Today, 21st day of March, 2020, marks the 21st anniversary of the World Poetry Day. According to available data, the World Poetry Day is held each year on March 21 to celebrate “the… Continue reading

LAST-MINUTE OPEN LETTER TO ‘MADAM DECREE’, REJOICE TIO KWAJE

(As verbally but fictitiously dictated to Jon Pen on phone) My Dear Daughter, I am writing to kindly request you. Please, don’t show up at your workstation tonight. I say, don’t appear, at… Continue reading

SUMMARY OF THE DAY: That’s #FakeryFuckery!

By Jon Pen de Ngong For those asking me about the meaning or context of my hashtag of #FakeryFuckery, it’s like when the University of Juba suspended Prof. Lo Liyong on February 10,… Continue reading

HOW THE SUPER-POWER AMERICA IS LOSING TEETH

By Jon Pen de Ngong ‘Making America Regret Again’ will be the new moniker if Donald Trump wins the election again. So far, America is now a laughing stock. The mighty nation on… Continue reading

WHY I PRAYED AND STAYED UP FOR PEACE (RARCSS) LAST NIGHT

By Jon Pen This time I went sleepless overnight on the Peace Implementation worries, but not for the national reason as usual. This now be personal. I want peace for my own use.… Continue reading

FOR CHINA VIRUS, PRESIDENT KIIR SHOULD DECREE SOUTH SUDAN A NO-FLY ZONE

By Jon Pen Corona Virus Comes hot; not in a Corona or Corolla car, it comes in an aeroplane. The virus is a very VIP one! It boards a Business Class. So what… Continue reading

LET’S CELEBRATE OUR OWN…

Writer, Journalist, Political Commentator, Critic, Civil Activist, Teacher and Poet, John Penn de Ngong; is actively engaged in writing poetry that educate the masses of our people, politically, socially, spiritually, faithfully and poetically.… Continue reading

Release Of #TheJackPoet2020

Dear Text Payer, Merry Christmas greetings to you in the name of God, and the South Sudanese and African readership. Am’in! This festive season, I challenge you to read us or read with… Continue reading

FIVE CONSPIRACY THEORIES ABOUT THE DISAPPEARANCE OF PROPHET T.B. JOSHUA IN JUBA

By Jon Pen de Ngong The following are conspiracy theories being peddled in the public arena on what transpired between Prophet T.B. Joshua and President S.K. ‘Joshua’ (Kiir Mayardit). Check which one is… Continue reading

CREATIVITY101: South Sudanese Kids Model A ‘Clay Village’ To Evade The Biggest Flood In History

By Jon Pen de Ngong They were born and grown up in the sudd (floating island). They are aspiring to manufacture one out of clay and float it on their ‘village ocean’ like… Continue reading

SOUTH SUDANESE REFUGEE GIRL RESCUES UGANDAN WOMAN WITH A ROTTING ARM IN KAMPALA STREETS

  By Jon Pen de Ngong Armed with a syringe and needle loaded with a painkiller injectable, every minute, the self-nursing Namakula Annet, 27, would pierce around to numb an open deep and… Continue reading

IS JON PEN ‘RED CARD MOVEMENT’ LEADER OR READER?

By Jon Pen de Ngong No! He is not. And he is the one answering you as follows in the grammar of a ‘First Person Singular’ and Direct Speech. I have suffered from… Continue reading

CELEBRATING THE MONUMENT OF DEVELOPMENT IN SOUTH SUDAN

By Jon Pen de Ngong Kudos to whoever set up this developmental symbol, the completion and inauguration of the Eagle House. Is it the Army Headquarters (Giyada) or Ministry of Defence? I wrote… Continue reading

IT IS 1 MILLION SHILLINGS, NOT DOLLARS!

By Jon Pen Yesterday, a friend passing over Kampala from the West was shocked to see a ‘Johnnie Hawker: Keep Hawking’, sweating in the sun with his self-published books. “What! Are you the… Continue reading

WELL, LIFE HAS TO MOVE ON…

By Jon Pen de Ngong To my friends and relatives, who want me to graduate now and now by all costs, please, hold on. These days, one needs to prioritize not according to… Continue reading

My Take In The Aftermath Of the Roam-in-Rome Vatican Vacation

By Jon Pen de Ngong This is what I meant… For those who might be interpreting my ‘Roam in Rome’ piece of analytical poetry otherwise, yes, I am for the ‘Spiritual Retreat’ but… Continue reading

WHY SOUTH SUDANESE LEADERS SHOULD TURN THEIR VATICAN VACATION INTO A CRISIS MEETING NOW

By Jon Pen deNgong With President Omar al Bashir now down and the world awaiting ‘White Smoke’ from Khartoum, South Sudanese ‘holy picnicians’ on the Vatican Spiritual Retreat should not pretend that all… Continue reading

On A Mother’s Pornography In Photography, Shame On Us All; Same On Assholes!

“Community nudity is no community commodity; stop it, stupid!” By Jon Pen de Ngong This is part of my Women’s Day messages. The theme for International Women’s Day 2019, which will take place… Continue reading

A Very Vivid Political Blunder And Historical Plunder Of South/Sudan In The Name Of Tonj

A Rebuttal For Our History Purification Of 10 Attempts On 20 Points Of Weston Wanjohi By Jon Pen de Ngong ‘Hon.’ Weston Wanjohi, a Kenyan MP-wannabe, who has christened himself ‘Friend of South… Continue reading

Hell Wishers Who Wishfully Arrest Me Or Other Citizens In The Name Of ‘Government’, Go To Hell!

At dawn, today, February 11, 2019, somebody dreamt that she saw me with another man (from Nuer community) waving at people behind bars, actually a modern glassy, classy door. Were we in prison?… Continue reading

The Day I Fled Juba, Heard Of Lam And Karbino’s Killing, And Failed To Return Six Years Later!

By Jon Pen de Ngong This testimony of mine…I am writing it not for damn records; not for incitement, nor for the purpose of Chapter 5 of RARCSS, or for the sheer fun… Continue reading

NOT THAT ‘JP’ WHO MEDDLES WITH MEDALS

No, not me. JP is my neighbor, actually my landlord, whose kilometre-long road travels all the way from the main into his compound! So, Jon Pen (JP) is just a poor beneficiary by… Continue reading

THANK YOU, BUDDIES, FOR THE ‘HEFTY BIRTHDAY’!

By Jon Pen Like my Spiritized Friend, Immanuel J. Christ over His Best Day, I also felt so over mine — adored and adorned! In fact, I’m normally kind of embarrassed by openly… Continue reading

REMEMBERING COMMANDER NYACIGAK NGACILUK ON 6 DECEMBER 2018

By Kur Garang Deng Dear readers, it has been a while without reading from each other on our beloved country’s history of liberation struggle, especially our fallen comrades. Since 1983, we have to… Continue reading

Have you joined the ‘READER-2-LEADER CHALLENGE’, yet?

By Jon Pen de Ngong Having exhausted my 50 initial free gifts of the SPLM/A original Manifesto (July 31, 1983), thanks to Moulana Ajak Mayol Bior, Gurech Arem, Mayak Deng Aruei among few… Continue reading

‘PARK YOU’! (VILLAGER INTERNATIONAL: ACT 1, SCENE 3)

BETRAYED BY JIENGLISH? ‘PARK YOU’! (VILLAGER INTERNATIONAL, ACT 1, SCENE 2) JUDGE: Why did you punch his teeth off? VILLAGER INTERNATIONAL (VIPee): Why he abuse me? JUDGE: How did he do that? VIPee:… Continue reading

PRECISELY 100 YEARS (AND 10 YEARS) AGO TODAY

By Jon Pen de Ngong Ten years ago, I found a good quote that explains the title of my book, ‘The Black Christs Of Africa’. The words are: “Above all, I am not… Continue reading

THE ‘SACRIFICIAL LAMBS’ OF THE PEACE CELEBRATION DAY

Ayom Makuei, a bright young lawyer who was shot in the head by ‘Unknown Gunmen’ of Juba, passed on on the eve of the much trumped up ‘Peace Celebration Day’. Of course, the… Continue reading

FIVE LESSONS TO LEARN FROM NYALONG NGONG’S DINKA LOVE EXTRAVAGANZA OR MARRIAGE BONANZA

By Jon Pen It is probably the longest trending social agenda today. From South Sudan, East Africa and beyond, and as far as the United Nations headquarters, the name of Aluat Ngong Deng… Continue reading

IN THE LION’S DEN: HOW OGINGA ODINGA RESCUED YOUNG JOHN GARANG FROM DEPORTATION AND EXECUTION EARLY 1960S!

By Jon Pen August 2, 2018, I chanced to sit down with Mr. Raila Odinga, a.k.a. Baba, for peace activism and some historical story-telling session in his Nairobi’s office at an area called… Continue reading

“COME HOME, NOTHING WILL EAT YOU, FOLKS!” Kiir’s Foxy Invitation

Jon Pen (Also on: http://www.aftaboss.wordpress.com) I am writing on the 60th day anniversary of Peter Biar Ajak’s arbitrary arrest and detention (28-09-2018). On the 28th of July 2018, Dr. Biar, a fellow activist,… Continue reading

SORRY, I did not know it was a ‘LIQUID GRENADE’!

By Jon Pen When your friend’s gift turns into a bomb! And the airport geeks be like those Greeks have manufactured a perfume grenade! I explained that it contained only sweet-smelling liquid, and… Continue reading

‘MY CUT-TOMB DIARY’: WHY THIS PIECE OF PEACE MUST TAKE MY PEOPLE BACK HOME NOW, NOT TOMORROW! (PART 2)

By Jon Pen In Part 1, I had given you my account on the child discotheques, the ‘Sodom Thursdays’, and the like. In this part, I have serious testimonies, 24 of which are… Continue reading

‘MY CUT-TOMB DIARY’: Why This Piece of peace Must Take My People Back Home Now, Not Tomorrow! (Part 1)

By Jon Pen My two trips on the Civil Society ticket in two months to the South Sudanese peace talks in Khartoum have equipped me with enough firsthand experience to now wish we… Continue reading

‘My Car-tomb Die-hurry’ (Day 18): BREAD CENTRALIZED, THEN POLITI-SIZED!

Today afternoon at Souk al Arabi, while enjoying one of our rarest Janubi dishes at Mama Zara Restaurant, Khartoum branch, a friend told me this. Oh, before he told it me, let me… Continue reading

‘MY CAR-TOMB DIE-HURRY’: The Khartoumers At ATM And Bakery Queues Who Wear The We-Will-Hit-The-Streets-Soon Looks!

By Jon Pen de Ngong It’s already 40° Celsius at 10AM in Khartoum on the third day of my stay. I am at Jamuriya Street combing buildings for an Ethiopian Airlines’ head office.… Continue reading

‘SABEEL & ZIR’:CHARITY BEGINS AT THE ROAD…!

By Jon Pen de Ngong #MyCutTombDiary Here, it sometimes runs above 40 Decrees Celsius in Khartoum, and a poor stranger would have to roast to death unless water is availed. Unlike in my… Continue reading

FROM LOADER TO LEADER: FORMER SLAVE AND ‘LOST BOY’ WANTS TO UNSEAT SALVA KIIR!

“I want him to tweet, just tweet, ‘Step down,’ ” he said, smiling broadly. “It’s simple.”

I know it is simple to shoot MayarDIT down with just 140 characters on Twitter. But brother William should also first consult with Riek Machar and find out how many bullets he had employed that Kiir had all enjoyed? Is it 140, 1400, 14000, 140,000 or 14 million bullets and Kiir is still a bully. Also consult with us, those fighting by writing. How many bulletins we have deployed against him, and he the more remains a bully. This does not mean one should give up nor keep down their spirit, though.

In Tandem With Random Dinky Posts By The Dinkum ‘Alier Kingdom’!

His writings are a spray of fresh air in a country chocking with the putrid stench of unsupported conjecture that is the disquisitions of today.

FIVE REASONS WHY SOUTH SUDAN IS NOT A ‘SAFE SPACE’ FOR THE YOUTH OF THE 21ST CENTURY

By Jon Pen ‘Safe Spaces for Youth’ is the rallying theme for the 2018’s International Youth Day. This theme is ringing a fast question on the minds of South Sudanese or its residents:… Continue reading

WE DEMAND ‘SAFE SPACES FOR YOUTH’ NOW!

By Jon Pen #FreePeterBiar Now! #FindDengMathiangDeng Now! Brother Dut, this story of Deng Mathiang Deng Ayach, another missing brother, has made my heart jump! It actually jumped back to the origin of my… Continue reading

HOW US AIR FORCE CAPTURED JUBA AIRPORT AND DID THEIR OWN THINGS WHILE ‘BABA’ WAS SLEEPING in 2016!

By Aftaboss Cyber Nomads In July 2016, many wonders that have entered history annals and Hollywood movies took place in the South Sudanese capital of Juba, besides the J1 Dogfight. Triggered by the… Continue reading

The ‘Kiirriek Duo’ Needs No Amnesties From Each Other But From Their Victims

And here is the best demonstration for this Khartoum Peace Armistice amnesty: free Peter Biar Ajak, James Gatdet Dak, Dong Samuel  Luak, Aggrey Idri, and the like, including that innocent young woman who… Continue reading

WHY THE BAD OMEN EVERY TIME KIIR TRIES HIS HAND AT OUR PEACE AGREEMENT?

By Jon Pen Pictures, videos and words seem to spell doom on the SALBASHIIR AGREEMENT! My friend amused me by wondering whether that loosely dove-holding kid would not be taken to Blue House… Continue reading