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

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

DEAR SOCIAL MEDIA MEMBERS, ARE YOU ALLOWED TO SEE THIS POST NOW?

Testing, Testing: 1, 2, 3…! Guys, are you able to see this post of mine? About 6 hours ago, my Social Media began to fail and the reason is that Museveni’s ‘anti-gossiping tax’… Continue reading

The ‘KWAK’ SPLM LEGACY

By Jon Pen KWAK (as in the picture) is Kiir-Wani-Awet-Kuol conclave, the only top SPLM/A High Command Council members remaining alive and in Juba. The KWAK Conclave has been hijacked by ‘NCPLM’, an… Continue reading

Dear Sunday de John, my Mentee, no Melee!

In conclusion, I have to leave you with a poem that I used to give my mentees (those whom I helped grow in their careers or talents), of whom Sunday de John Along is one. The poem, now part of my collection in a book that is entitled ‘Talent is Latent’ goes as follows:

HOW ABOUT APPEASING THE SPLM-IG WITH AN ‘OYEECELL, SALVACELL OR INNUCELL’…?

By Jon Pen “Hello? Hello? Why are you not answering me?” exclaimed an international caller. “Because we no longer say ‘Hello’ or ‘Biba’, the new word for answering calls is ‘Oyee’, ‘Oyee’, who… Continue reading

COUNT ME OUT…!

There is this vehement attempt to drag me into matters of deep politics or something to implicate me. I refuse this attempt and diffuse this rumours in the name of God and the… Continue reading

​THE STUDENTS’ LEADERSHIP THAT WORKS

By Jon Pen de Ngong Gai Mayen Luk takes over as South Sudanese students’ leader in the University of Nairobi! The inauguration for the South Sudan Students’ Association in the University of Nairobi… Continue reading

ANNOUNCEMENT: The AFTABOSS ‘Blogger Of The Year’ and Launch of ‘Piece-4-Peace Challenge —2018’

January 9, 2018 PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT THE AFTABOSS ‘BLOGGER OF THE YEAR’ AND LAUNCH OF ‘PIECE-4-PEACE CHALLENGE—2018’ On behalf of AFTABOSS Internet’ional Team Leaders and all our esteemed South Sudanese readers, we wish you… Continue reading

IF BABY REFUGEE, JESUS, AND FAMILY WERE TO FLEE TO AFRICA TODAY, THEY’D BE DEPORTED FROM THE BORDER!

By Jon Pen de Ngong It is a Biblical fact so well known that Jesus Christ (with parents) was the first refugee to Africa on our current (AD) calendar. In the first month… Continue reading

SOMETIMES I GIVE ROOM TO MY ‘ALUETLUET EDITORS’ (CRITICS)!

TIME FOR HONEST SELF-EVALUATION By Jon Pen The picture here shows an analytically critical, self-evaluation App’s result. Wow, the damn thing is ‘sending me to hell’ raw! Yes, as I criticize, so must… Continue reading

​’THE 10 COMMENTMENTS’ ACCORDING TO WORD CLOUD IN 2017

What is the most frequent word you have used in 2017? On the Word Cloud (crowd) meter online here, you will discover what kind of a South Sudanese citizen. It reveals what your… Continue reading

FLASHBACK:

This time last time…on December 14, 2013, I shout the word #ANATABAN for the first time. We thank God for hearing our sincere prayers against our sinister players in the South Sudan politics… Continue reading

The Unsung Young Heroes of Jonglei

Our young humanitarians and peace missionaries helplessly witness their unlucky colleagues kicking away their last death throes besides dead cows, dead mothers and fathers with shrinking echoes of shrieking children in the hands… Continue reading

“Why Go To Kigali SSYLF Summit But You’re Not A Youth Leader?” He Asked.

By Jon Pen de Ngong The question my fellow Kigali SSYLF Summit (Nov. 11- 15, 2017) attendees in general and myself in particular were welcomed home with is captured in the heading. This… Continue reading

THE WACKY-LEAKS FROM THE WAR OF J1 SIRENS: ‘Ateny Wack’ versus ‘Daniella Wolf’!

Sorry, it’s about OOPS again (Office of President Salva)! I will not use many words from my own but am going to borrow mainly from them and others. This is one of those… Continue reading

YES, HERE IS HOW THIS GRAMMAR GLAMOUR BROUGHT ABOUT THIS DRUMMER DRAMA STYLE IN MY WRITING!

By Jon Pen CAUTION: You may catch feelings or emotions caused by the peelings from the motions that I am about to introduce below, and that I always introduce a lot. I am… Continue reading

HOW SAFE IS YOUR CHILD IN AN EAST AFRICAN SCHOOL?

  Watching Tabitha, my firstborn, threateningly approaching a crossing line into a teen life in 3 years’ time, I panic! So my beautiful, delicate, innocent, naive little angel is about to leave me… Continue reading

QUITTING CRITICAL, POLITICAL ACTIVISM FOR ACADEMIC, COMMERCIAL, COMMUNAL ACTIVITIES

  This is it. It is my personal decision. No party, individual or circumstantial influence has come by this tactical rebooting of my activism system. I am shifting gears of my focus in… Continue reading