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Rebuttal of Dr. Santino Ayuel Longar‘s Article on the legality of Executive Order 36/2015

15 February 2020 Maulana Bol Joseph Agau Adhil On January 1st, 2020, I woke up to find a new article running on the newsfeed of the OperaNews, an online news provider. Being a curious reader of Dr. Santino Ayuel Longar’s and other well-tutored South Sudanese articles as I emulate to be his like in the Read More …

View on IGAD Proposal to Return to 10 States in the Republic of South Sudan

11 February 2020 Bol Joseph Agau  On the 8th of February 2020, the Regional Bloc, Intergovernmental Authority on Development convened the 34th Extraordinary Summit of IGAD Heads of State and Government in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The Summit discussed the RARCISS Implementation challenges and particularly the two pending pre-transitional items, i.e. the Number and Boundaries of Read More …

The Legality of Creating States Through Executive Order 36/2015

06 February 2020 The legality of Order number 36 of 2015 that created the 28, 32 states plus Abyei, and the importance of public participation in the constitution process On October 2nd, 2015, President Salva Kiir signed an executive order or “Establishment Order” No 36/2015 AD. The decree established the new states largely along ethnic lines. Read More …

The legality of Creating States Through Executive Order 36/2015

06 February 2020 PDF: here Gar Adel Gar The legality of Order number 36 of 2015 that created the 28, 32 states plus Abyei, and the importance of public participation in the constitution process On October 2nd, 2015, President Salva Kiir signed an executive order or “Establishment Order” No 36/2015 AD. The decree established the new Read More …

The Unconstitutionality of the 32 States

1/1/2020. A Response to Dr. Santino Ayuel Longar On the 31st of December 2019, Dr. Santino Ayuel Longar published an article on the issue of the number and boundaries of the States in South Sudan. From his academic titles displayed in the article, there can be no doubt that the author is a lawyer by Read More …

Analyses: the Mathiang Anyoor—cattle keepers turned key SPLA fighters

New Human Security Baseline Assessment (HSBA) study analyses the Mathiang Anyoor—cattle keepers turned key SPLA fighters When civil war broke out in South Sudan in December 2013, thousands of soldiers defected from the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) and joined the opposition. In response, elites loyal to Kiir’s government mobilized fighters to bolster depleted SPLA forces. Read More …

NDM: Our Top Priority is to Implement the Peace Agreement.

Press Statement Date: 2 October 2019 There is a growing orchestrated clamour from some quarters these days that the Revitalized Government of National Unity (R-GoNU) must be formed on 12 November without delay, even if that meant excluding other Parties to the Agreement signed on 12 September 2018. These quarters are led to believe that Read More …

Press Statement by the Defunct National Revenue Authority (NRA) Board

Setting records straight 06/09/2019 Juba Monitor We the members of the defunct NRA Board of Directors wish to express our gratitude to the President and the entire government for the opportunity to serve as the founding Board of NRA. We have served our country with honor and dignity and as a team, we have been Read More …

Pa’gan Amum explains why R-ARCSS was and is never meant to be implemented

Nyamilepedia, August 2019 Nyamilepedia Interviews Pa’gan Amum Okiech, former Secretary General of the SPLMPa’gan Amum explains why R-ARCSS was and is never meant to be implemented to bring peace and democratic transformation of South Sudan. Question 1 – Last year, the government and several opposition groups signed the revitalized peace agreement to end the ongoing Read More …