19 Jul 2019
"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!"

 
"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."

"...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".
"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..."
"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".