Tag Archive: Dr. John Garang de Mabior

ADIEU ‘BABA AFRICA’: THE ‘LAST’ OF THE SPLM ORIGINALS!

Adieu legendary uncle, Lual Diing Wol. You are the last of the real SPLM luminaries that have gone! We will miss you like we do Dr. John everyday we make a blunder! Secondly,… 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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