“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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
“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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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:
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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!