SOUTH SUDAN PRIOTIES: PLACED, REPLACED, DISPLACED, MISPLACED…!

SSTV (Too Rudely African!)’ WEIRD NEWS CAPTIONING: March 13, 2014 PICTURE 1: Mayen Oka (Oka means ‘poison me’ or ‘am I being poisoned?’), a naive Pontius Pilate’s ‘Public Persecutor’ squarely placed on the… Continue reading

JUBA SHOPPING FOR IMAGE-CLEANSING COMPANY WHILE THREATENING UN AND MEDIA

JUBA’S DIE-LEMMA: Like a career adulterer who fixes an appointment with an adulteress tonight before going to church to pray for forgiveness, South Sudan government accuses US, UN, AU, EU, UK, IGAD, and… Continue reading

2013 in review

The year 2013, unlike 2012, has been a great year of distress — I mean — of great but negative events. The incidences include my plight from the country. In short, it is the year in… Continue reading

SALVA KIIR NOW LODGING IN ‘HOTEL HISTORY’

THIS WAR CRY IS A WAR CRIME, MR. PRESIDENT! DAY 3 OF ‘THE COUP’ (Dec. 17, 2013). Since independence, there is no month passed without mass killing here and there in the nascent… Continue reading

TO PRESIDENT KIIR: Your Excellency, I am Annoyed!

Your Excellency, The first item on this open letter, written in ‘the Morning of the Mourning’, is condolences to you for the unfortunate loss of the lives of your voters in Jonglei State… Continue reading

HOW ‘TWITTERATURE’ KILLS OUR LITERATURE AS CASH TALENT KILLS OUR TALENT CASH IN THE POSTWAR SOUTH SUDAN

Today, Sunday, October 13, 2013, is a great day for South Sudanese authors, book dealers and readers in Australia. Just because I could not make it this year to attend the maiden books/authors’… Continue reading

KENYA INFECTED WITH ‘SLAPPING SICKNESS’, ICCOPHOBIA AND TERRORIASIS’!

This morning, I was part of the multi-nationality queue in search for something. But I got a different thing, and another thing, altogether. It was a boulder of hot slap on my shoulder… Continue reading

THE YOUTH OF THE SOUTH: Used less, hence made useless

It should first be borne in mind of the unknowing youth that this day, July 20, is a World Youth Day. Of course, this has little use to the youth of South Sudan.… Continue reading

SALVA KIIR IS NO LONGER ROCKING THE BOAT ALONE: THIS IS THE LIST, VERY SPLM-less!

BREAKING NEWS: Gen. Salva Kiir Mayardit has just broken the long awaited news of the formation of his cabinet ministers…NO VICE PRESIDENT, yet. Watch this space for full analysis tomorrow…! But before the… Continue reading

KUDOS TO GEN. KIIR FOR CHUNKING UP THE SPLM INTO S\P\L\M BY HIS SALVA’TION AGAINST RIEK’ONCILIATION, LAM’INATION AND PRO’PAGAN’DA

The Presidential Decrees read out once and for all on South Sudan Television in the evening of July 23, 2013 will make South Sudan not the same again, to borrow from the late… Continue reading

Sample of ‘The Black Christs of Africa’: Garang, Mandela, Luther, Obama, Kiir…!

Before you read this illustrious piece and its illustrative poems, know that this season in the headlines brings us Garang’s birth, Mandela’s hospitalization, Obama’s visit to Africa, Salva Kiir’s home politics, and so… Continue reading

WHY I REJOIN THE 45 MILLION CITIZENS OF ‘NATION X’

Just by the end of the first month of this year (2013), I became a citizen of the ‘Republic of Nowhere’, from what I used to call ‘Nationext’ to now ‘Nation X’. Nationext… Continue reading

BRAVO MR. PRESIDENT, WE DON’T NEED ANTI-FIRE SAFES; WE WANT ANTI-THEFT SAFES TO SAVE OUR ECONOMY AND SERVE OUR AUTONOMY!

“The two ministers transferred the money to the private company without knowledge or authorization from the president or the cabinet for alleged purchase of anti-fire safes on behalf of the government.” There is… Continue reading

UNMASKING MY JUDAS ISCARIOT: REPORT ON THE BETRAYAL IN MY PERSECUTION AND DENIAL OF THE PROSECUTION FROM 2006 TO 2013 (II)

* HOW AND WHY I LEFT SOUTH SUDAN… In the first place, I was forced not to reveal my testimony too. Secondly I was forced to reveal my story though late as such.… Continue reading

THIS IS FATHERS’ DAY: FOR MY FEATHERS’ SAY — ALIVE OR DEAD…!

This is the day to think about and thank your father, if alive; o think about and forgive the death if he is dead. I tried to do so for my dead dad… Continue reading

THIS IS MOTHERS’ DAY: SO HAVE YOUR MOTHER’S SAY — ALIVE OR DEAD…!

Today (May 12, 2013) is the second Sunday of the month. It is a mothers’ day. It is their May Day; a D-Day, indeed! So what words and/or gifts do you have for… Continue reading

UNMASKING MY JUDAS ISCARIOT: REPORT ON THE BETRAYAL IN MY PERSECUTION AND DENIAL OF THE PROSECUTION FROM 2006 TO 2013 (I)

In this late season, there is a reason why I am breaking my silence, though not by violence, which has been meted out to me. so, I am annoyed! The first reason is… Continue reading

To President Kiir: We’re Peacemakers for National Reconciliation, not Peace-machars for Personal Riek-Conciliation

NATIONAL RECONCILIATION AND HEALING OR PERSONAL RIEK CONCILIATION AND ‘HAILING’? A cartoonist’s impression of the power struggle that ensued between the top two principals of our new nation. This prediction has now come… Continue reading

ADIEU CHINUA ACHIEVER: We are still no longer at ease as our things are still falling apart!

“When the madness of an entire nation disturbs a solitary mind, it is not enough to say the man is mad…” Chinua Achebe through Francis Imbuga (Betrayal in the City). “What is good… Continue reading

DAVID VERSUS GOLIATH: ‘MUDSLINGING’ BETWEEN THE MEDIA AND SOUTH SUDAN GOVERNMENT

Government spokesman Barnaba Marial Benjamin said the investigation into Awuol’s assassination was ongoing and rejected Biar and Ngong’s harassment claims. “It is mud-slinging on the government. It is not true. If it is true, bring it to… Continue reading

Hope after Pope: Can an AfriCan Occupy the Vacant Vatican?

I have an important edict from my media source of holy news. Today, February 28, 2013, marks the official benediction of Pope Benedict XVI, who officially steps down. Another pope I am yet to predict from the Conclave 117’s… Continue reading

An Open Letter to Electronic Mujahideen

Originally posted on The Sudanese Optimist:
Dear Electronic Mujahid, Hello there. Welcome to my blog. Let me preface this letter by saying that in the event that you drop dead while browsing this…

CONGRATULATIONS TO ZAIN: KOLMAREK IS NOW ‘CALLMAREK’ BOMA; THE REAL MEANING OF TAKING TOWNS – NOT TALKING TOWNS – TO OUR PEOPLE!

My boma is called Kolmarek. From now on, at last, at least, I call it CALLmarek, because I can now call up some Col. Marek Makur* (a pseudonym) of the ORP (Operation Restore… Continue reading

In Writers’ Die-lemma: ‘STOP WRITING!’ say leaders; “START WRITING!” say readers.

Since the assassination of Isaiah Abraham on Decembe 5, 2012, I have been locked up in a Confucius sort of confusion by my leaders and my readders. The former want me to ‘Stop Writing’, the… Continue reading

2012 in Review: 2013 in Preview!

Here’s an excerpt: 4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 21,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 5 Film Festivals… Continue reading

Five Reasons I had to boycott ‘my birthday’ and spell Christmas ‘Christmess!’

‘The day you die is better than the day you are born,” says King Solomon, Ecclesiastes 7:7; and “It is better to go to the home where there is a funeral than to… Continue reading

Allah’luia: End of the World Postponed, and my Birth Day and Jesus’ Pre-paired!

“It’s not that I’m afraid to die. I just don’t want to be there when it happens.” This sarcastic quote from Woody Allen is the same answer I give to one of my… Continue reading

INVITATION FOR THE USTASS ANNUAL ‘SUPER SUPPER’ (DINER) IN TRIBUTES TO THE FALLEN COLLEAGUE, ISAIAH ABRAHAM, AT KUSH RESORT, JUBA, ON WEDNESDAY, 12-12-12

December 8, 2012 Dear Comrades of the Media, Re: INVITATION FOR THE USTASS ANNUAL ‘SUPER SUPPER’ (DINER) IN TRIBUTES TO THE FALLEN COLLEAGUE, ISAIAH ABRAHAM, AT KUSH RESORT, JUBA, ON WEDNESDAY, 12-12-12 On… Continue reading

“Tearz Ayuen, Penn de Ngong, Maal Maker are next on the Hit List…” say Prophets of Doom

“Are you aware that you are the next? You and Maal Maker!” And then another rumour bomb from my close relative popped up on my phone, “We told you the first time you… Continue reading

The Aids’ eight+ sources, courses, causes or curses of passing HIV to villagers

Hi villagers! This is not world aid’s day. I mean we are not celebrating IDP or Refugee day; we are commemorating World Aids’ Day. So beware and behave that your villages, infested by… Continue reading

FROM MISS EARTH TO MISS HEARTH: South Sudan Beauty Ambassador in the Philippines is in hot pot for posting hot shot on Facebook!

Miss Rachel Angeth left us a few days ago a happy woman; but she may return an unhappy one. Her name is Angeth, meaning ‘from the hearth or ashes’. But she left us… Continue reading

My ‘Addisaphobia’: A Disagreement in the Addis Agreement Based on my Analysis of Past Historical Trauma and the Present Historic Drama!

“WELCOME BACK TO UNITY!” reads the big billboard that greets us at Khartoum International Airport. Thank God, I was going to run mad if that did not turn out to be a dream.… Continue reading

How not to hurry and bury our legends with their talents in South Sudan

Another title for this piece is ‘Teresa Nyankol Mathiang, the Mother Tereza of South Sudan!’ But this is not only about Teresa, it is about Terezas. Indeed, Nyankol Mathiang Dut was an artist… Continue reading

Who is Literate, Illiterate or Ill-literate in South Sudan?

One of my readers once told me, “Even if you are tired, we want to read, please, write.” So, my good reader (hence good leader), here you are; I write. I write for… Continue reading

Salva Kiir Mayardit versus John Garang de Mabior: Help, our history is on fire!

(Caution to my readers: Mine are not meagre media says, they are major essays, hence, are necessarily long, please. Thanks in advance for giving me your valuable time. Hope you will enjoy, and… Continue reading

‘The Letter from Above’: Salva’s Salvaging Policy and the Dilemma of Replacing Hiring Squad with Firing Squad against Impunity by Immunity from the Community

Blackout

To me, a city without lights is like a community without rights. For God’s sake, “Let there be light”.

If I were Al Salaam Coach, I would change the name and the game from Football to Athletics!

This is why I am not comfortable with a Khawaja; their minds are programmed fixed like kids and this computer. For instance, when I took my boy out to Entebbe Zoo, he consequently… Continue reading

Al Salaam of Wau wowed in Dar-es-Salaam as if Rwanda revenged its genocide on the ‘Baby Nation’!

Tonight, I am mourning till morning! South Sudan is in the news. It is in bad news! Just before the independence of my beloved virgin republic, let me linguistically cuddle and romance her… Continue reading

Talent is Latent: Cultivate it and excavate it

To give a true definition of a talent, I can first make you sing, speak, dance or even cry it. Or do you not know that even crying has talent in it? Or… Continue reading

“Al Hamzulilah, Ocambo is gone!”— Open Letter to Bashir ‘al Assad’ of Sudan.

Your Ex-cellency, “Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar! The Evilis is out!” Before you shout your lungs out and promise to pray in Bentiu or Abyei next Friday, just on hearing that the man witch-hunting… Continue reading

Why I attended Africa Child’s Day Celebration in Juba

The youth, especially the ‘busiest ones’, have begun to shun functions of noble causes these days. Even Sundays are suffering from under-attendance. The reasons cannot only be traced to this world with its… Continue reading

Problem is the ROTS; not the RIOTS in Public Universities and the RISE of Private Institutions in South Sudan

Pieces of Advice to my fellow brothers/sisters and students of the closed ‘universities’. Nobody would wish a son or daughter, a brother or sister to drop out. Nobody! But equally, nobody, in their… Continue reading

The Fiery Fireworks in Bor: 29 years of struggle and on…

Jonglei State is where the first bullet of the current liberation struggle of SPLA was fired, and it is still the same spot where the last bullet is being fired, will probably be… Continue reading

The Loopholes: Or the Loops and the Holes in the Jonglei CPA

Several agreements have been initially agreed or decreed, but eventually violated. By who? No, that is not the interest of this writer. The first question is How? and the best question is not… Continue reading

Governor, VP exemplify Forgiveness in Easter Message

“This thing is not in our culture. It is a habit of Western people to openly confess their mistakes… (quotes not verbatim) But if this is what people want, then, my brother Riek,… Continue reading

Summarized Report on the Disarmament in Jonglei State by Jonglei Civil Society Group

  A Two-week Summarized Report on the Disarmament Operations by Jonglei Civil Society Group JCSG Centre Bor March 25, 2012 For Press Release In the third week of our field work as Jonglei… Continue reading

Why She Wants me to Re-publish my Old Republic Here…

One of my blogophiles (blog readers) asked me to publish one of my old flames, which was published online in 2007. I accepted it without ‘why’, and leave the task to you guys… Continue reading

Why I had to postpone the 2012 Women’s Day!

One of my yesteryears, even last year, I forgot our Women’s Day. So my lady accused me of having committed an international crime. So I violated the International Women’s Day (IWD). Well, she… Continue reading

Mediaphobia Dilemma in South Sudan: MPs Stranded at the Crossroads of Media Law for Freedom of Expression or Vengeance Law for Freedom of Oppression

I am breaking my last silence on this Media-vs-Government violence because I have been perturbed psychologically and disturbed physically by my media comrades for being neutral when the war is now central in our midst.… Continue reading

To Ocampo: I and Shari’a want Bashir’s hands off before he goes to ICC or commits Suicide!

I hate political weaklings. That is why I wrote on the intro of my blog above: “Really, I rarely enjoy politics; but when some wannabes play poly-tricks, I would rather I were their… Continue reading