‘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

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

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

HOW SAFE IS YOUR CHILD IN AN EAST AFRICAN SCHOOL?

  Watching Tabitha, my firstborn, threatening 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

FOUR Relevant Dilemmas to the title: ‘NUER DILEMMAS: Coping with Money, War and State’

NB: To my dear ‘Kiiristians’, ‘Riektionaries’ and now ‘Tabanigans’, or any other shenanigans, including ‘Paganigans’, who usually jump on my neck (nerves) before understanding in full what and why I am writing like that, as usual, I don’t give a damn if you give me a dam (barrier to my freedom of expression). On matters affecting my country and people, I just pick and speak my mind while hot, why not?

APPLYING THE ‘KONKOC THEORY’: Do Not Bomb Gen. ‘King Fall’ into Another Conflict Conflagration!

By Jon Pen de Ngong For South Sudan, what has already come around will always come around in order to go around, war without end, world without end! I mean, the same lobbying… Continue reading

JUOL ‘NHOMNGEK’: AN INDEPENDENT-MINDED YOUTH OF OUR TIME

Look at what he is relentlessly writing about at Paanluel Wel blog. I enjoy his longreads, not because of his daredevil truthfulness but because he has given me a break from this solo fighting by writing for our suffering people. I mean, he is hero!

‘THE KIIRISTIAN PENANCE’: When a co-perpetrator orders a victim to pray for him!

Most merciful God, through my shortcomings, I have sinned against you in thoughts, in words, and deeds by what I have done and what I have failed to do.

‘LITTLE EINSTEIN’: S. SUDANESE BEST STUDENT IN UGANDA DROPS OUT OF SCHOOL

About other projects like the peace campaigns by Junub Games, he requested to join and develop games for peace through his peers like Lual Mayen, and schoolmate, Eric Kamuzu Kiano. He does not feel comfortable with the fact that he cannot go to Yei with his friend, Eric, without being killed for hailing from another tribe of South Sudan. He was born in Equatoria region (Madi land) by both Dinka parents. So he emphasizes that it does not make much difference that he comes from the Bor subtribe of Dinka, especially Kongor section of Twi Community. After all, most of his friends are not from Dinka, and he wants to help South Sudan attain the world’s level of science and technology as soon as he is out of school. He joked that the best customers, like best friends, need not necessarily being one’s blood relatives.

THE RISE OF SELF-DECREED ‘KILLER KIIRLETS’ WITH STATE SWORD AND COMMUNITY SHIELD!

What we always deem constitutional and national has become personal. It has gone viral. Freedom of speech and association are criminalized and punished on the spot, outside the court of law. It is… Continue reading

TO MY HELL-WISHERS: THIS IS WHAT I AM DOING…

DEAR READY READER: Don’t mind me. These days I am always drunk of Kerekedde Tea, while facing those drunk with human blood for crude power grip. So watch my poetical posts and political… Continue reading

MY FAMILY’S PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR IS MICHELLE D’ARCY!

“Michelle is not a South Sudanese,” I explained. “But she is more than any other South Sudanese. She is one Canadian who chose to fly to South Sudan by the time many South Sudanese chose to fly to Canada.” The children wondered what Michelle was up to. “To help us do something for our new nation,” I added.

‘DEKIIREES IN DEMOKIIRACY’: Salva Kiir Appoints Salva Kiir to Dialogue with Salva Kiir…!

THE DECREE: “I, Salva Kiir Mayardit, President of the Republic of South Sudan and the Patron of the National Dialogue, do hereby issue this Republican Order for the FORMATION OF THE NATIONAL DIALOGUE… Continue reading

‘FETISH KALLAM’ CLASHES WITH DR. ACHIENG OMULLO AND ‘IN-LAW’ OVER THE ‘DIPLOMATIC DEKIIREE’!

You are in for a huge shock here! The ‘Dekiiree’ is not only fake for not having been read on SS(BC)TV, but our ladies are doubly disappointed over it. Despite the hardest attempt by… Continue reading

SHOOTING FIRST, AIMING LATER… President Kiir’s Speech on 14/12/2016

However, the president’s call for FORGIVENESS, to me, is acceptable. I am for peace, so any means that will bring permanent peace, on condition it is sincerely inclusive, is welcomed!
Nevertheless, the president, for reasons that look like Ateny Wek’s or Aldo Ajou’s, browsed through our rich history of liberation without mention the name ‘Garang’! From the Chukudum Convention, to the Wunlit People-to-People Peace Initiative, through the CPA, South-South Dialogue, Juba Declaration, All Parties Convention (2010), Independence, to date, President Kiir has kept referring to the actors as ‘We, Us’. He mentioned some ‘I’s, but I still wonder why he runs a history-based speech of 2,562 words in 30 minutes without mentioning the name of his senior, the founding father of South Sudan!

THE ‘RIP-PUBLIC OFF SOURCE SUDAN’: A NOBODY’S FRIEND BUT EVERYBODY’S COLONY…!

There is this belle, a bright bride, the best love for none but all: To Suitor X, you are the Moscow of my heart. To Suitor Y, you are the New York of… Continue reading

HERE IS THE REAL ORDER OF THE SURREAL DEPORTATION ORDER…!

“Nairobi is hosting toxic big mouth activists as well as political brokers. It isn’t be a surprise to sweat the shit out of you at deportation era like ” James Gatdat” whose ass… Continue reading

HOW A REBEL BOY’S FACEBOOK ‘FRANK PRANK’ PRESSED A PANIC MODE IN THE PRESIDENCY, GOVERNMENT, POPULATION IN JUBA!

THE DISCOVERY ‘ELIXKIIR SYRUP’, THE MEDICINE THAT REACTIVATES KIIR INTO ACTION… Yes, I am here to follow, to flow with the current of the current news ‘From Inside…(J1)’! Yes, Juba is brought to… Continue reading

SHOOTING FAST, AIMING LAST: SALVA KIIR’S BLUNDERS SINCE INDEPENDENCE…!

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OPEN LETTER TO ‘CAPT. JAMES’: I WARNED YOU NOT TO KILL MY PEOPLE OR YOU LOSE!

Dear ‘James’, I am writing to you and your men this open letter as a reminder of the advice I gave you at Arua Park in Kampala in July 2o14. By the time… Continue reading