"From Siasa Mbaya, a chain of unfortunate events can transpire leading to an all-out war and needless suffering as is the case in South Sudan".
"Do you hear the limping eunuchs mocking you that you are a useless mother who lacks even a praise singer to eulogise your fading beauty?"
I have un-dominant blood To go and whip The Assembly Speakers.I lack the wizards poison So that I may Poison the African leaders With jur blindness
"Change blows no horn… It comes unannounced To take greedy man by the throat! To where will the master run then?"
"The editor of the anthology makes a further misleading assertion: Juba, he says, is a city without poets. (Can there be such a thing? A city without poets?)"
"I am making this desperate appeal to the world out there from Munigi Camp, Goma, DRC on the 6th anniversary of the botched independence of our young nation."
"A stable future under Kiir or Machar seems far-fetched. Military hard-liners are threatening to step in and take over the country. But chaos and dictatorship need not reign."
"Put under critical prism in regards to provision of basic life amenities and upholding of human rights, South Sudan can almost now be called “Republic of NGOs”, surviving on mercy of foreign humanitarian sympathy and moral obligations of the natural law (enforced by human conscience)."
"All those in positions of responsibility must commit to implementing the recommendations of the National Dialogue for a major reform and transformation of the system in the collective interest of the nation and a better life for future generations." Francis Mading Deng.
"Proposed justice measures in South Sudan – including the Hybrid Court – can be pursued despite disruptions in the implementation of the peace agreement".
"But, for hundreds of thousands of our children whom we have made “new refugees” in Kakuma and elsewhere, from where will their salvation come in the current political environment? That is, squarely, our burden to which we must find a speedy and lasting solution."
"...the internationals continue to expend needless energy and diplomatic capital on cobbling together a force that will have no impact on the civilian populations most in need of protection."
"We need South Sudan where young people are allowed to constructively express their voices freely without fear and favour."
"We must cease and desist from violence. We need to start this dialogue now, not in the future. We must start, however poor the start, as long as it looks like dialogue, we must give it a trial. That is why ND, poorly initiated as it was, must be given a trial."<br />
"JMEC looks forward to the successful deployment of the newly trained Police Officers as per the requirement of the Agreement, he said".
"If IGAD is not prepared to lead and commit the necessary diplomatic resources and political will, that role should shift to the African Union or the United Nations, with strong support from the United States and other Troika members.”
"Government should create conducive environment that will allow civil society and community based-organizations to sensitize civil population about the danger of child marriage and SGBV...It’s State responsibility to protect women and girls against SGBV...
"The recent ceasefire is welcome, but the UK, and the international community, expects them to do much more to ensure the peace process is both inclusive and sincere. There is no excuse for inaction."
"...we urge you and your government to rally the support of every South Sudanese to help end the ongoing bloodshed in our country, rejuvenate the deteriorating economy and unite the people of South Sudan who continue to be polarized by the conflict. Together, we shall overcome!"<br />
"An inclusive political process means both including representation from the main conflict parties, and going beyond them to represent wider South Sudanese society. Representatives must include a range of constituencies..."
<br />"As of now, AU has no cue on how to end this war, all eyes are on the West, USA and UN whereas, China and Russia have no desire to get into such mess traditionally".
"Operatives within the government of South Sudan will point to the thousands of tractors they imported as evidence of their good intentions. Many would not admit that these machines have ended up as marks of status where they are now parked,..."
"In the final analysis, it is the calibre of domestic, regional, and international leadership which will give shape to the preferred method of addressing South Sudan’s hideous civil war."
"For durable peace, community-centered peace processes must be pursued in parallel with the state-centered peace initiatives, thereby preserving the self-determination foundation of South Sudan."
The Chairperson therefore strongly calls on the TGoNU, as well as on the other warring parties to immediately cease hostilities and uphold their responsibilities to protect civilians as provided for in the Constitution of the country and the ARCRSS.
"When you change the way, you look at things, the things you look at change." (Max Planck).
"The Jieng Council of Elders should now demonstrate the core mandate of their formation. We need their presence in the State to help the Governor and his State team in solving and bringing to an end these almost every year recurring conflicts."
"We have competing histories of South Sudan where guilt is attributed to some communities while others are absolved from any blame. ‘If you are safe, I am safe’ provides a means by which communities could free themselves from the constraints of the past and reach out to others..."
"I would like to alert my colleagues in the media/press industry of two very important things they should not disregard in their daily practice of journalism. The only one person who is absolutely free to say what he/she wants to say is a medically diagnosed lunatic,..."
“The international community’s support for an inclusive political process in South Sudan depends on these principles being met..."