23 Sep 2019
"The people of our country desire peace. The political leadership should listen to demands of the people. They should bury individual differences, and work together to restore lasting peace across OUR Lands."
"It is madness and silly of us to continue to think that there will be peaceful elections in which the two will compete, then accept the winner as legitimately elected".
"But as we now plan to implement that peace agreement, we must keep in mind that it too can collapse in our faces if we continue to do things just the way we’ve been doing since 2005."
"Even now, in the clamour for more states, I doubt we are ready yet to listen to a few home truths. Lets keep running; but we will listen when we hit the wall."<br /><br />
"The only viable manner Dr. Riek Machar could serve and save the people of South Sudan, was to temporarily abdicate the leadership of the SPLM/A-IO and hand over authority to his deputy Hon. Henry Odwar."
"Apparently, the country is already put on the path of federal arrangements, with the Ministry of Federal Affairs established but the people must explore what federal system best suits South Sudan."
"President Kiir, on the other hand, is being called all kind of names, including a 'useful idiot' – a calculated term intended to drive him insane and demoralize both the country and supporters".
"I don’t understand why the people who lead Kenya are not disturbed by doing business with a foreign rebel General, Paul Malong Awan, who continues to use Nairobi as the base of a violent military rebellion and does not respect the rights of underage children".<br /><br />
"Thus, let’s not be “useful idiots” by compromising accountability and transparency and cheering on people who wreak havocs on us every year."
“It, in principle, also means we’d avoid falling into debt with the Chinese as has happened to some countries recently."
"For me I just wanted to go to Bonga, get trained, received my gun and everything a real soldier gets and headed straight back to the village to terrorize boys there. But, here I was in the face of uncertainty. I began to wish I had listened to my mother."<br /><br />
"...a decree is read on tv and you are named county commission of a place you have never been to...What makes you nervous is the presence of men wielding guns to protect you. "Protect me from what?"
"If, however, the Hon Speaker wanted to ban the media or journalists from interviewing MPS, that would be an issue for Freedom of the Press, something the Media Authority would have the right to address."
"This weekly review examines the various reactions by South Sudanese to the turmoil in Sudan. <br />It also attempts to highlight some of the main questions that are being raised about the impact of Sudan’s crisis on South Sudan".
"Truth be said: since we are good at running away from civil wars and grinding poverty, why don't we specialise in athletics like Semenya or the Rotichs, eat testosterone-boosting organic foods, and go ahead to break world records!"<br /><br />
"Humbleness is the one big missing quality in South Sudanese leadership: to be genuinely humble in the service of their people."
“Agok bridge is an old bridge, it has broken off one part as a result of heavy rain, which has broken taken off part of the bridge. It is the only direct route to Agok".
"Little wonder then that so many Jieng are appalled to read headlines like “girl auctioned”, “bride-sale” and “slave market” in relation to their marriage system."
"...the secondary school students of those days were more mature, united and nationalistic than their contemporaries of today, lamentably, even of the universities of today do not measure to them."<br /><br />
"I am not really even sure whether majority of South Sudanese realise the fact that we are currently heading back to become second-class citizens in our own country, a situation from which we liberated ourselves. "
"Every corner I turn, someone is there lazing and gazing, either in awe over my precious life at risk or taking quick notes to rush to the NSS's freelancers' desk for some Judas Iscariot's coins."
"Though the geography of South Africa is dominated by agricultural land, black Africans own just 4 percent of individual farms; by contrast, 72 percent are owned by white people, even though whites make up less than 10 percent of the population.”<br />
"...the parties must also know that the R-ACSS is a political process. It is amendable when necessary but equally not an opportunity for parties to continuously renege on the implementation of the peace agreement as they so wish. Parties must reach an honest roadmap without second relapse."
"...part of Jebel Kujur has been 'grabbed' by a fake prophet. What happened to the legendary big snake which was said to be the guardian spirit of the solid rock? One day it will unleash its venom on trespassers!"
"Isn't he the journalist who writes in the newspaper?" They wondered aloud. "What has gotten into his head today? What substance did he smoke or drink to cause him to behave like a lunie?"
"It is hoped that the extraordinary meeting of the leadership of the Parties and mediation Guarantors of the R-ARCSS in Addis Ababa on 2 – 3 May 2019 would quickly break the deadlock and ensure that the peace process is kept moving on..."
"And Logune was indeed a star journalist. He loved his reporting job with all the risks involved, especially during the regime of the National Congress Party of former president Omar Al Bashir. "
"Taban must have recognized his talent for words early in life but came to blossom at the right place and at the right time, from early 1980s to 2005."
"The current leaders must show responsibility and avoid being sadly recorded in the history as entrepreneurs of political violence and strategists of disorder to remain in power".<br />
"Back-to-back with the political protest, a cultural rebirth is unfolding in Khartoum, Omdurman, and Khartoum North (Bahri): veils are slowly falling off, ladies clad in casual jeans and dungarees are..."