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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 …

The Death Squads in South Sudan

7 May 2019 By Hilde F. Johnson* Developments in Sudan are making us all hold our breaths, as we wonder whether paramilitary forces with a past in Janjaweed’s killing operations, will carry the day, and continue the terror we witnessed lately; or whether transition towards civilian rule may still happen. The role of the Sudan Read More …

UPDM Condemns Government Attack on Youth and on Freedom of Expression

 PRESS STATEMENT  For Immediate Release 11 May 2019 UPDM expresses a grave concern as the government enforces its warnings with massive deployment of security forces in Juba town in response to reports of anti-government demonstrations by South Sudan’s Youth. The freedom of expression and freedom of assembly are rights enshrined in the Transitional Constitution of Read More …

The Dinka ‘Berger-Theory Deniers’ Dilemma

5 April 2019 The whole Dinka-led, Berger-Theory denial social media campaign over the past few days, has become somewhat embarrassing to watch for most of us objective, non-Dinka, observers. It is arguably a whole new level of South Sudanese, pseudo-intellectual brinkmanship. A ‘Game of Thrones’ by that now well-known, and notorious, ’Loyal Battalion of Intellectuals Read More …

Truth hurts but it pays off:

Dr Luka Biong My interview with Jongkor went viral and created unprecedented debate in social media but importantly inside South Sudan. A friend of mine in Juba told me “with this interview you have committed political suicide as you have angered the overwhelming majority of Dinka”. Others and especially youth from various ethnic groups including Read More …

South-Sudan’s R-ARCSS of September 2018: Failure by Design

By BenaYongo Bure 881 There is a lot of clamouring to save the defective South Sudanese Peace mediated by IGAD. The falling very far behind schedule of the implementation of the agreement is because Salva Kiir and his inner circles do not want the agreement implemented as its implementation undermines their holding to power. Although Read More …