21 May 2019
"...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."
"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.”
"...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..."
"As we debate the constitutional system of governments suitable for South Sudan, let’s rid ourselves of ethnic prejudices, assumptions to know everything..."
"Without accountability and transparency in the usage of public funds, the UN, Troika and Western countries cannot recognize the Khartoum peace accord and thus supporting it financially, diplomatically and morally."
"Do we fold our hands and wait for Europe and North America to come to the rescue, at the risk of them not coming? Whose peace is this after all, European or South Sudanese?"
"It is only through dialogue, open and frank talk that can bring peace, unity, development to our people or among the community members who are divided along social and political lines."
"If the President was sincere and honest about peace implementation, he should have gone on his regional tours along with Dr. Riek Machar...his Bahr al Ghazal visit should have been the last leg of his peace tour."
"I contend that any person in his right mind who knows the colour of a fire brigade vehicle will not ask further questions on seeing the car I’m driving on lover's day."
"That burden of democracy and sustainable peace development laid with a radical approach in a future ‘all peoples national alliance for democracy and freedom action’ alternative government, one that shares power equally between the peoples of Equatoria-Upper Nile-Bahr al Ghazal inclusively..."
"...the revitalized government must, as a matter of urgency, realize that South Sudan has come to the stage where emotion, personal and sectional interest must give way to a deep reflected critical thinking toward laying a solid foundation for a just, united and stable society."
"Reading and buying the books they like and gravitating towards the writing system they prefer. This is how standard written Thwɔjäŋ is going to emerge in the future."
"It seems we are now destined to the continuation of the current status quo of autocratic hegemony of Dinka ruling elites with paradoxically the blessing and participation of the SPLM-FDs".
"Some former politicians opposed to the idea of uniting the SPLM speak as if they have nothing in common with FD. Boldness at best, or hypocrisy on steroids?"
"Despite this social change however there is still a steady incline in the sale of skin-bleaching products."
"Not only is the pursuit of selfish short-term gains confined to opposition politicians, but government politicians are equally complicit in this vice."
"A man with ribs showing like a bamboo fence is stripped to his dirty underwear. His lower lip swollen like liver of an elephant is bleeding...The person who reduced him to a road spectacle is a woman in a pair of shorts bulging with uneven buttoc."
"Furthermore, the painful political betrayal of the people of the state is the handing over of the sovereignty of the country to the Ugandan government through the security arrangements."
"Dinka culture does not practice and encourage auction of Dinka Girls as claimed by some feminists, media outlets and activists: A case of Nyalong Ngong Deng from Awerial County of Eastern Lakes State."
"A cab driver whose greying hair disappears in a blue baseball cap grins at me as if he has more than 32 set of teeth. He is trying to win me with a fake smile as if made in China."
" I want to pray that South Sudanese understand that as long as there are unique or exclusive views that keep away the possibility of political, economic, social and cultural equality, it will be hard to achieve true peace."
"I strongly feel the weight of the argument that what South Sudan needs is peace in our hearts, not positions for all! The most important ingredient for peace to reign is GOOD WILL!"
"Jungle Chronicles, gives the reader, especially the younger reader,....a round historical trip, engaging the reader to reflect on the past, present, and future." <br />
"Those days when you use to be able to win with the “vigana defence” are over...so don’t piss on me and tell me it is raining!"<br />