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


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


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…


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



“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


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

Our Intelligence Systems Suffering from our Negligence Symptoms

“We listen to them. They know that we listen to them. What kind of stupidity? You know I’m listening to what you say every day, and you go on talking about salaries, ammunition,… Continue reading

Suffering from ETHNORRHOEA: Should we wear white or black on Jan. 9?

I am a man born and grown through a series of serious dilemmas. A dilemma (I call it die-lemma) is a situation where you are forced to choose between sacrificing your mother or your father, as practised… Continue reading

2011 in Review: 2012 in Preview

Dear Readers, Welcome to 2012! The year 2011 was odd whereas the year 2012 is even. That means that the odd histories of the old year will translate to even stories of the new… Continue reading

Five Reasons I forgot my Birthday and Thought and Sought to have this Xmas postponed…!

‘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

George Athor (RIP: RUST IN PIECES or Rest in Peace? ), How he was killed, and Why we should/n’t mourn or moan for him!

It is a fact undeniable that Gen. George Athor Deng killed is my uncle. It is also a fact undeniable that Gen. George Athor Deng killed my uncle. So should I/U mourn him… Continue reading

Just Recovering from Salva II’s WALK-TO-WORK or WALK-FROM-WORK Decree in Juba!

  No sooner had I just reached my house exhausted than booted my PC and began to type. “I am damn tired, have walked 5 kilometres from Nyakuron Cultural Centre to Souk Jebbel, just… Continue reading

How Corruption is Corrupted in South Sudan…!

Corruption? What is it? No, though I can feel and find it, I fear to define it. I can be wrong, hence criticized. It is infinite in terms of time and scope, and indefinite… Continue reading

Kiir Says: Change Your (whose?) Behaviour to Kick AIDS out of South Sudan!

When President Salva Kiir rebuked the nation on the International World AIDS Day at Dr. Garang Mausoleum (Independence Square) on December 1, “Change your behaviour…!”, the fore fingers were flying here and there, mostly between… Continue reading

The Youth of the South: No Longer Youthful and Useful but Made Useless and Used Less in the Rungs and Ranks of their Nation Building Ladder!

From our household experience, not everything that looks new is useful and not everything that looks old is useless. Similarly, from our new nationhood experience, not everybody that looks youthful is useful and not… Continue reading

Good Readers are Good Leaders: Please Read to Lead!

Dear Ready Reader, “They say only about a quarter or 27% of South Sudan is able to read and write.The supposedly said literate quarter of the population of South Sudan will never help… Continue reading

Punished for Being Poor: How Decrees without Degrees are forcing us to Walk to Work in Juba!

As an amorphous mob of boda-boda cyclists grumbled behind the traffic police barricade at the University of Juba roundabout, one big man shamelessly peeped out of his V8’s auto and spat out these words to whom it might concern: “Ya… Continue reading

UN, a bunch of big spectators for the game of sick dictators!

My cattle camp wisdom still tells me that if you cow away from restraining a bull, then you will lose it to the creditor or pay for his vandalism. Similarly, if you shy… Continue reading

Is it Religion, Region, Reason or Season that still keeps the Sudans bleeding?!

It is a fact well known that if a country bleeds, the blood must atone for some cause (biblicalists call it sin). But in the case of our country of the past and the… Continue reading

Should the SPLM/A arrange a funeral or throw a party for the Late Col. Muamar Gaddafi?

Adieu Col. Gaddafi (RIP: Rest in Peace (then), Rust in Pieces)!!! If we come to matters about the innocence of Col. Muammar Gaddafi (RIP), I would rather we mourn him now for 21… Continue reading

A Cry of the Youth of the South: Save us from Inverted Investors!

And as for all investors in South Sudan, we understand an investor as somebody who comes with his money with the aim of increasing it using our local resources. The resources, being both human and natural in this country, any ‘investor’ who does not want to develop the human resource first, which is the tools for them to use in exploiting our gold, soil and oil, is that ‘inverted investor’. They are quick but quack investors, the ones for whom I am calling upon our General Assembly and general public to save us from.