CHRISTIANITY VERSUS ‘KIIRISTIANITY’: Kiir is neither GUILTY nor INNOCENT but ‘INNU-CENT’ on 28 States!

Indeed, if I were a prophetic cynic on this second day of the year, I would caution those Kiiristian celebrants on political and ethnic creation of 28 states to do so (celebrate) within an ecstatically hectic 28 days strictly. By the end of January, methinks, when the JMEC (Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission) of the ARCISS (peace agreement) together with all the oppo groups against the SPLM-IG, namely: SPLM-IO, SPLM-FD, SPLM-DC, SPLM-ETC., including the civil society, the evil society (killer vigilantes on tribal boundaries) and the international community have descended on the Big Man of South Sudan, the tone will change, the dance will fade into demonstrations against the revocation or suspension or debating of the Bantustans by the possibly or forcibly upcoming Transitional Government of National Unity (TGoNU). Just wait and see.

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HOW AGUER PANYAANG HAS BEEN ‘NGAANG’: HALLOWED WITH A HOLLOW DEAL!

Before, I proceed, this note should be taken by the reader. I am not against federalism. I am hot against political feudalism. This baited appointment of leaders: governors and parliamentarians so that if they do not serve their people ‘kiiritically’, they could indefinitely be replaced with more permanent caretakers. I am the same person insulted here last here by those ‘Kiiristians’ who follow and flow with his political mood swinging. We are just asking, so what is the job of the incoming Ministry of Federal Affairs that would be sworn in under TGoNU in January , according to the agreement?

SUNDAY QUESTION: Does ‘J’ Stand for ‘Jieng’ or ‘Jesus’ in that ‘Parish’?

By the way, my concern was not only in our ‘Jieng’ name being used in religion and politics but also in the phonetics or technical sounding of the name. It actually appears as if ‘Emmanuel Jieng’ was a certain South Sudanese saint or church legend like Daniel Deng Atong, Archibald Shaw or ‘Machuor’, the founder of Protestant Christianity in South Sudan. Thence, I would request that the name be reversed or reserved till later as ‘Nathaniel Garang Parish’, if we shy away from giving God what is God’s and Caesar what is Caesar’s. I mean, if we are too mean with the name, then let’s bestow it upon ‘Nathaniel Garang’ instead of ‘Emmanuel Jieng’, which has no role in the evangelization that brought about the civilization of this nation.

ON THE CASE OF AHEU DENG KUDUM: WHO IS BRINGING DOWN YOUTH TALENTS IN SOUTH SUDAN?

As the war of greedy is raging in our motherland, our young ladies have been attacked! To use an unconventional language, they are being raped everywhere: sexually abused, socially raped, politically raped and economically raped. How? Wait a minute.

MODEL AHEU DENG: DEFAMED BUT FOUND INNOCENT

Furthermore, an investigation carried out by a committee in which she was not supposed to be part of, ideally, reinforced and corroborated her innocence .The model was subpoenaed by the investigation committee to testify and as an abiding and responsible citizen, she appeared before the same. The investigation was led by the Head of Anti-Corruption and the Prosecutor General. Based on her sworn in testimony, it made a conclusive determination that she was not involved in any financial impropriety and the committee gave her okay to continue discharging her obligations under the conditions of the contract after having carefully scrutinized all receipts and relevant documentation.

JUST A FORUM, NOT A QUORUM…!

From the below detailed summary of the session of November 19, 2015, no quorum was arrived at to pass the constitutional amendment motion. This is besides the fact that the numbers given to the speaker to announce, as linked in his voice cue here, were trumped up at the gate when entrants were signing in. Some sources said even body guards of the MPs and other staffers of the parliament were made to sign in so that the final list is submitted to the Speaker.

THE ADDISAGREEMENT: YAU YAU, LUL RUAI, AKOT LUAL ACCUSED OF MAAR/JALLE MASSACRES!

The controversy over who has been massacring villagers and looting villages in Pakeer and Jalle Payams is unravelling. The attached Press Release by the SPLM-IO’s Information and Public Relations Chairman, Capt. Mabior Garang… Continue reading

The Creation of 28 States: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

BLOGGER’S INTRO… Below is the ‘The Presidential Order’ simplified. Therefore, those who are addicted to arguing without satisfactory explanation and authentic reference should now check this intellectual illustration by Dr. Lam Akol. To… Continue reading

IT’S NO SECRET…!

I am sharing this picture of the UK Ambassador to South Sudan, Mr. Tim Morris (and me), for not such a simple reason: This picture is one of the contents of my gadgets… Continue reading

THAT’S TOO MUCH OF ‘RIEKTIONARY’!

Though his frustrations over the peace implementation bottlenecks are justified, I am not comfortable with Dr. Riek’s wording in his American Foreign Policy Magazine interview. This unilateral outburst came in the aftermath of… Continue reading

TWINKLE, TWINKLE, BRIGHT STARS!

I have the believe that if we won our nation (as accurately predicted in one of my poems below a few years ago from ‘The Black Christ’s of Africa’), why can’t our ‘Bright… Continue reading

GUEST WRITER: Why Minister for Education Deserves More Than This ‘CONGRATULATORY MESSAGE

Introduction: There is a reason why I turned down an article praising Dr. Riek Gai Kok, Minister for Health (RSS), for his good work that was highlighted by his health project that was… Continue reading

WHO OWNS ALIER ATENY?

His conviction of joining the SPLM-IO was not to fight the people of Bor but to help them get the truth about this war and protect them from further massacres. It is worth reminding that Alier on his arrival from Australia witnessed the Bor attacks live in Baidit during that ill-fated Christmas season, only to join the same attackers 6 months later. There must be a big reason behind this decision. He demonstrated this in Pagak in a Bor Community meeting on the IGAD consultation proposal in December 2014. Chaired by Jesus Deng Atem as Bor Community leader in the SPLM-IO, which I attended, the meeting came out with the following demands addressed in writing to Chairman Riek Machar.

IGAD-Plus and Peace Politics: Dateline without Deadlin

GUEST WRITER “It is time we define governments in Africa as the responsibility, not the power” – Dlamini-Zuma By James Okuk, PhD, AUG/22/2015, SSN; On 17th August 2015 in Addis Ababa, the Intergovernmental… Continue reading

THE GUNMEN REPUBLIC: ‘BakoSorry’ Released But His Parliament Speaker Gunned Down…!

I won’t open any case. You see, in our country, if one speaks lies one will be promoted but if one speaks the truth one will be demoted. I was told I am free to move, but I would like to gain some energy first.

Also, I would like to meet the President face to face and express my joy.

HOW ‘NAIROBBERS’ TEMPORARILY SHUT MY LIFE DOWN…!

What pissed me off was not all that I have narrated. The problem I always face in the police, across the borders, in other public places is the question of the burden of nationality. I am asked questions supposed to be directed to Salva Kiir or Riek Machar, or the top echelon of the national mess, for that matter. Why have you broken up your new nation? We hear Kenyans have been arrested in Sudan (to mean South Sudan)! Why are you killing your own people? and so on.

All in all, if we have not played with our nation, our lives, robbers, thieves, con artists, police, street families, etc. would not make money on us.

‘THE ADDISAGREEMENT’: Compromise Agreement Draft Document by IGAD-Plus

On this Day, July 24, 2015, South Sudanese peace negotiators were served with another hot draft document for the umpteenth time in the last 18 months of talking about the talks. The document,… Continue reading

COME ON: COME ONE, COME ALL, WRITE A LETTER TO OMAR AL BASHIR…!

Dear Ready Reader,   Apart from the death-facing South Sudanese  being our fellow countrymen, I believe, you,  man, being a human being, have some degree of humanity categorized by sympathy, empathy, apathy, and… Continue reading

OOPSLEAKS: Why I Turned Down a ‘Decree’ to The Office of the President!

I will tell you everything. And I will tell you why I am telling you everything I have been doing for the last three years of my life in exile. Unfortunately, I have not kept a regular diary on my trips from Juba to Nairobi (Kenya), Addis Ababa and other peace hosting towns like Debre Zeit, Bahir Dar of Ethiopia, Arusha (Tanzania), Pagak (South Sudan) and Kampala (Kampala).

POSTHUMOUS EPISTLES: Letter to the late Pope John Paul II

The Posthumous Epistle is a book of 33 letters written to the deceased leaders, friends and relatives of and about South Sudan…. NOTE: Apologies for the failure of the post to get uploaded… Continue reading

A THANK-YOU NOTE FROM MAKERERE TO ALL THE BROTHER’S KEEPERS OF MINE

I cannot forget my own community brothers and friends who made me come back here, including those who might have withdrawn their support, leaving me in this maddening suspense, on flimsy excuses of my being antagonistic to the government of the day (according to rumours). I still love them because they would still help me in the future, when I have changed my heart (Inshallah), or when they have changed their hearts, or when the leaders of our country have changed their hearts and united our split-down-to-the-family nation as such. More of this will come in the Part Two of this series.

WHY IS THERE NO SINGLE CHILD FROM NUER AND DINKA AMONG THE ‘3,000 YAU-YAU CHILD SOLDIERS’?

The glaring facts begin and end with this question, again: WHERE ARE THE THOUSANDS OF BOR AND NUER CHILDREN AMONG THE THEN ABDUCTED AND NOW ABDICATED CHILD SOLDIERS IN MURLE LAND? Can somebody share this with UNICEF?

BEWARE OF BUTUMANIA, MAGELTHIALISM, AND THE POLITICS OF ‘DIVIDE-AND-RUIN’ IN THIS NEW ERA OF ERROR OF SOUTH SUDAN!

The system was championed by Gen. Joseph Lagu against Mr. Abel Alier, both of whom ruled the southern region in turns according to the 1972 Addis Ababa Peace Agreement that gave Juba a very loose autonomy, which was tethered in Khartoum. Surprisingly, Gen. Joseph Lagu is currently a presidential adviser to Salva Kiir. The rest of this story of ‘divide-and-ruin’ politics is kept for history here and hereafter.

FULL TEXT AND HALF VIDEO OF PRESIDENT KIIR’S SPEECH…

Here are the the items of the president’s state of the nation address on Wednesday, 18 March 2015, very distant apart like Kiir and Riek, themselves…! But my observation sums up the speech… Continue reading

Bishop Taban’s Letter from Kuron Peace Village: Enough is Enough!

INTRO lines by the blogger: I just got an email from Peter Kuot Ngong, forwarding to me and all of you this pastoral epistle from our ‘Magi from the East’ of Kapoeta. Having read the… Continue reading

NEW NEWS ON ARUSHA UPDATES: 3 SPLMs Headed to Juba…!!!

From now to a few hours before dawn, the Arusha deal may signed some preliminary document, with the following points: 1- Revocation of all the presidential decrees dismissing SPLM members (G10 and SPLM-IO). 2- 3-by-3 Committee as… Continue reading

ADDISAGREEMENT: ON THE ILL-WILL BY THE PARTIES, THE MEDIOCRE MEDIATOR AND THE ‘OGA OBA REPORT’

BLOGGER’S OBSERVATION: I, for one, have no hope in that report. As usual, it will be dumped from the first instance it was raised. With the presence of leaders like Museveni of Uganda being party to the war and its crimes, the Report is no deal to lay somebody’s hope on. It is binned in advance! Let’s just wait and see! And the people of South Sudan in particular, and Africa in general, will have been betrayed in exchange for power by their greedy leaders. Peace traded with justice was my hope, but now with the African brand of impunity by immunity, it is leadership exchanged with justice! But my hope is anchored on the lines by the Big Man of the Report. Should the African dictators sweep the report under their carpet, some Snowdens or Assanges will do service to our people. I mean, the Report should get leaked out of frustrations, Inshallah!

NEW NEWS: SPLM SHOOTING WITH INK IN ARUSHA; SPLA SIGNING WITH BULLETS IN PANRIANG…!

SPLM and SPLA are known to be identical twins throughout their 3-decade history. But today, they have become un-identical. The one-in-two pair is now a two-in-one duo. What does this mean? As the SPLM… Continue reading

I JOIN MABIOR GARANG DE MABIOR, THE ODINGA FAMILY AND OTHERS IN EULOGIZING FIDEL AND OTHERS…!

It’s a fateful marriage of Mr. Bloom with Mrs. Gloom,
A faithful matrimony of the Daughter of Boom with the Son of Doom!
Yes, my house is haunted and daunted and taunted by birth in death!
The 5th night of 2014 caused Elizabeth birth but its dearth!

MY PAGAK DAILY DIARY: Day 31…

DAY 31: The Waiting, the Guessing, the Gazing…into the Sky. This diary should begin from Day 1 (December 1), the day I appeared in Pagak. Now, there is a reason it should start… Continue reading

THE JUB’A’D’DIS’AGREEMENT: 4-Comment-based Analyses of How Peace was Undone in Juba Consultation Meeting

From the negotiators point of view, it is always almost impossible for two or more armies to accept the political armistice and march in their columns into each other’s parades under one C-in-C from the day one of the signatures by the non-military signatories in a political gimmick fanned and funded by foreign dignitaries. So what should be done? It is known. It takes time to mobilize or demobilize, reintegrate or disintegrate the highly tribalized militias and the falsely politicized soldiers into a professional and conventional national army. This time is called ‘pre-interim period’. It is the time during which the troops are wild and resentful to their own political and military leaders, leave alone ‘cross-leaders’ forced on their traumatized ranks and files by the peace documents. Unless we are postponing the war, we should not rush those wild armies like the White Armies, Mathiang-Anyor, etc. into one camp before they are cleansed from PSTD (Post-Trauma Stress Disorder).

AT THE CROSSROADS OF JOURNALISM AND ‘NATIONALISM’ IN SOUTH SUDAN

Dear esteemed blog visitor, I leave you with my usual vintage point of solace. History will tell us the truth if we tend or pretend to avoid it today. History will also divert my current title of a ‘traitor’, ‘enemy collaborator’, etc. into a hero when all the truths we are fighting to save today are resurrected tomorrow.

GUEST POST: The Journey for Nation Building Must Kick off with Freedom of Expression of ‘Truth, Justice and Reconciliation’…!

The Solutions you are talking about will never come without the truth!
I understand the feelings but telling the truth is the biggest problem in South Sudan today. It is what has caused mama Nyandeeng to be a prey; it is what is causing the pain, arousing silly vilifications of the political detainees (and leaving the SPLM IG untouched even when we know they faked the coup) and any other South Sudanese who condemns the war. Instead of seeing the advantage in the campaign against the war, folks go ahead of the peace advocates and envision how they will be angelic or even become Presidents later on comes peace. Therefore, they start to ambush them and taint them up a little bit so that they will look as dirty as everyone else before peace comes! I get it but the history of our nation will highlight the darkest spots even after we are all dead and gone and the generations after us live on.

ADDISAGREEMENT: CONSULTATION-CONFRONTATIONS NOW PAINTING JUBA’S ‘RED LINES’ ONTO ADDIS’S ‘WHITE LINES’

Every South Sudanese is calling for peace, but in their own ways. This political-cum-tribal war has partitioned our country not only on geographical and ethnic lines but also on opinion grounds. Almost all… Continue reading

ADDISAGREEMENT: A Breakthrough, then a Breakdown for another too weak two-week Consultation or Confrontation!

Any violation of the cessation of the hostilities by any party will invite the following collective action by the IGAD region against those responsible for such violations, which will include, but are not limited to:

R.I.P. THE LEGENDARY UNCLE OF THE REPUBLIC, ELIJAH MALOK ALENG (28-11-1937 to 30-10-2014)…!

“Uncle Elijah Malok Aleng is irreplaceable. The man was brutally honest and was never afraid to speak the truth. I just wish he did not go this soon; South Sudan needs him, people… Continue reading

THE FACE FOUNDATION: The education foundation of some best minds!

Originally posted on PaanLuel Wël: South Sudanese Bloggers.:
THE FACE FOUNDATION DREAM – Palotaka elementary school: The education foundation of some best minds! By Kur Wel Kur – – Dear all, “Palotaka…

HOW KENYATTA LESSENS THE ICC IMPACT WITH FIVE LESSONS TO AFRICANS

Lesson 1 of this piece of live history must come from the life story of a man whose vision was so much criticized and the mission so much politicized to the extent that he was… Continue reading

PART III: THE DAY ANTI-TANK LANDMINE FAILED TO BLOW DR. JOHN INTO PIECES!

What puzzled us was the way the Man used to like minimizing problems, even big ones like this. Imagine him telling Deng Alor who was connected to the accident scene by radio call on the line from Kampala, “Everything is ok. Nuna kweiseen or We’re fine. We won!” he bragged. “Eh, this man, ya jamaana!” We, soldiers, wondered as their jovial conversation went on.

SOUTH SUDAN FROM BLACK MARKET TO BLANK MARKET: THEY CAN’T BEAT THEM, SO THEY JOIN THEM!

For our government to think they can fund both war and peace projects by the profits they will have made from what the central bank governor describes as “the difference between the official bank rate and the black market” makes it looks like a mason who jumps into a bucket and tries to pull himself up the roof without the help of a pulley.

GUEST COLUMN: COMMEMORATING AND CONGRATULATING ‘THE UNSUNG HEROES’ OF THE LIBERATION STRUGGLE (Part II)

DEAR READERS: Kur Garang has done it again! This time on a vivid remembrance of the battle that led to the capture of Ikotos. No, my interest is not about Ikotos as a… Continue reading

NEW NEWS: Yet Another ‘Addisagreement’…!

Today, October 3, IGAD mediators abruptly called off the South Sudanese Peace Process in the capital of the Amhara Province of Bahir Dar in Ethiopia. The announcement was made late this evening. So… Continue reading

GUEST COLUMN: COMMEMORATING ‘THE UNSUNG HEROES’ OF SOUTH SUDAN

If all our former freedom fighters could write their memoirs like Mr. Kur Garang Deng has done, then we would have something to be proud of for our country and posterity. Unfortunately, most of… Continue reading

OTHER REAL DRAMAS THAT TOOK PLACE BESIDES THE PEACE TALKS IN ADDIS

The South Sudanese peace talks have been dogged with controversies. Big stories have been going round among the delegates and IGAD here. One of them was the fabricated arrest of Mabior Garang de… Continue reading

HOW MABIOR GARANG ‘WAS ARRESTED’ AND GURTONG ‘HACKED’, THEN HECKLED…!

With my daily difficult experiences of trying to save my fellow media socialites from being bamboozled by politicians and tribal zealots, I had to apply my grandpa’s Dinka wisdom this time: “Never warn a fool on their way to but on their way from” (Raan kuc kang acie joony ke lo, aye joony ke bo). This means to let them first learn from their mistakes since experience is the best teacher. Yes, being at the same venue, I was the first to learn of the ‘For-Immediate-Release’ news but had to let the child feel the fire so that I warn them better next round.

Experiences have shown me that once I try to counter a not-so-proper propaganda such as the ‘Attempted Coup’ and this ‘Attempted Assassination’, all on the life and job of our ‘demokiiratically’ elected president, boot-lickers call me a rebel supporter. Of course, I don’t care if the truth I support tends to benefit a rebel, an IDP or an MP.

NEW NEWS: PRESIDENT KIIR HAS –DR. RIEK HAS NOT — SIGNED THE ‘ADDISAGREEMENT’…!

‘GREY SMOKE’ AT LEAST: FORCED TO SIGN AT LAST…! At last, at least, some peace has been signed for the people of South Sudan. The skeleton has been built but the flesh is… Continue reading