18 Feb 2018
...South Sudanese citizenry and the Church believe that in order to make HLRF work successfully, it will need the international community to bring pressure to bear on the opposition groups to unite, present one common peace agenda and confront the Incumbent Transitional Government of National Unity"
"The African Union Commission should speed up the establishment of the proposed Hybrid Court for South Sudan to try the most serious crimes committed during the conflict, Human Rights Watch said."
"Global banks, as well as regional banking centers like Kenya, need to continue to clamp down on the transactions and accounts of those engaged in corruption in South Sudan."
"I still strongly believe that unity of Bahr el Ghazal within the SPLM and in the country is paramount. Hence, your reconciliation with Gen Paul Malong is imperative. Doing otherwise would undermine us and could reflect negatively divide our supporters within the SPLM,..."
"SSHURSA finally calls on the warring parties to approach in good faith the second phase of IGAD High Level Revitalisation Forum due in Ethiopia. They should seize the opportunity to restore peace in South Sudan."
"When one of our brothers recently declared himself president of the Republic of South Sudan and commander-in-chief of the armed forces, while in Nebraska,...the fellow was dead serious about his announcement".
”Abel (is) the best president Sudan never had, and probably will never have…. He is a humble, judicious and accommodating man... Take note of the words humble, judicious and accommodating."
"From that time, the saying “He has no cousin to advise him (timely and rightly)” became an aphorism among the people from Awuol Bol’s area and beyond."
“He has never contested elective office in Jonglei, therefore has no constituents to visit in Jonglei. He is going as a state official, at the head of a combat force."
"In January 1965, SANU split into two different factions; SANU (Inside) which operated within the South and SANU (Outside) that operated outside the Sudan. The factions operated for a period of time separately before SANU (Inside) split completely from SANU (Outside)."
"... itis a time we have to look and go beyond our ethnic lines and perceptions if we want to build a cohesive, united, harmonious and inclusive country in which all participate and feel proud to identify ourselves with it, as no other country we have but only South Sudan..."
"To our dear leaders honored herein, congratulations for making it to the list of the most influential South Sudanese leaders of the year 2017. To the security agents, chill and enjoy. To the unknown gunmen, yeng’o man?"
"...the international community and South Sudanese warring parties, sound positive and willing to uphold the ceasefire. But how? is what people would like to ascertain".
"Let us make the year 2018, the year of decisive action against the war for personal power ambition. We can make a difference by mobilizing, organizing and unifying our ranks across ethnic and provincial lines to transform this situation into a revolution;..."
"South Sudanese will do well to remember that the liberation struggle pre-dates the country’s recent history...Sadly, it is a continuing struggle, for which all our voices must be represented if we are to arrive at a just and lasting peace."
"The other cardinal rule is that the story especially news must be understood by the “biscuit factory worker...The rule maintains that the basic aim of communication, whether in speech or writing, is to inform rather than impress the reader or the listeners."
"The tricks and tactics used by many South Sudanese politicians and their attached armed groups to cling or ascend to power under pretexts of indefinitely extended transitional periods must not be entertained again."
"December is especially the most expensive month as it does havoc to people’s pockets while January patiently waits to handle the casualties on their bended knees."
"Innocently and ignorantly some of them have dated the devil on Facebook and they are agonizingly paying the wages."
"1. Who assassinated him?<br />2. Who sent them to kill him?<br />3. Where are his assassins?<br />4. When is justice going to be done?"
"Fighting off challenges is not enough. The media must keep reminding people why it counts to win the trust and commitment of readers and viewers and thereby maintain its freedom."
"Don’t believe those loudmouthed sycophants or hot air sloganeers. If you really, really want to know whether you are loved, liked, or if you want to audit the list of your true friends, try dying..."
"n short, everybody is looking at your monthly salary and placing inexcusable demands to have a share of it! ...Such incessant demands from all quarters usually tend to cause psychological stress to salary earners."
"I tend to slightly differ with those who might assume that unity in diversity could start from the upper echelons of a society...I mean unity in diversity should logically start from minute entity to a larger commonality. Let us not just pretend to be a union without caring for and by each other."
"They will puff smoke on the poor babies until they fall asleep on the weak laps of their shisha smoking-mothers. The babies will wake up with red eyes like some juvenile drunkards."
"Underlying all these histories runs a common theme – when it gets too good in the palace the initial cause is completely forgotten."
"it was time of stress; deep frustration and utter helplessness blending with despair for being unable to do what was within my power but couldn’t do because of sabotage, malfeasance and abysmal ignorance of the job at hand on the side of some elements with vested, sordid interests."
"The young leaders urge IGAD, AU and the international community not to replicate past mistakes by focusing exclusively on accommodation and power sharing as a solution to the political crisis."
"These days, young men in Juba are increasingly becoming handbag carriers. These are not gay men, mind you. These are straight me, or I presume."
"When they see me (mostly guys) clearly getting on with my own things, they come to try to make me feel inadequate, or as if something is wrong with reading a book."