26 Feb 2020
"My appeal to Prof John Akec with his staff is that, kindly allow them to sit but they must be given timeframe to settle the fees. Should they fail to honour it, the Administration will then be on the safe side."

"But the diehard tribalists among them have retreated to their tribal base to mobilise their elders to convince the Big Man to make their son a minister, if not a governor, and if not even a mayor will do".
"I have spent hours with the commander from SPLA who arrived first at the spot of the wrecked Russian made helicopter. He found the black box, travelled to Moscow with it and was present when it was opened and investigated by Russian experts." Halle Jorn Hanssen<br /><br />
"As the national first Vice President, Dr. Riek should focus on supporting the people of Ruweng and help them by rekindling strategies of reconciliation and trust building among all the people across ethnic divides of the former Greater Unity State."
“A controversial article written by Professor Taban Lo Liyong and addressed to President Trump’s Special Delegation to South Sudan is socially segregative and professionally disintegrative”.
"There is a difference between inciting people on what doesn't exist and airing out grievances on what can be factually proven or disproved. I would have used a different language and tone but we have a problem that should not be brushed aside and frowned at on the mention of "Dinka."
"God is telling us: peace! peace! and peace only! We must go for peace! Anything else shall be available to us. But we shall not get this peace, if it leaves us again."
"The intimidation and harassment have led to self-censorship and have a corrosive effect on research and publication."
"What happened to Prof Taban is exactly what Idi Amin said that " there is a freedom of speech but I cannot guarantee freedom after the speech".
"Lest we forget the cause for secession from Sudan, the aspirations of which were anchored on fundamental values notably equality, fair treatment, freedom from repression and hegemonic attitude, just society, democracy etc, the future of the country and her people appear bleak."
"When girls who are barely 13 years of age are tossed to the limelight to entertain dignitaries at public events, taught by adult women...to gyrate and swing their waists what follows is experimentation, behaving as if they were eligible, then, before the plume from the male dancer is blown off..."
"'Making America Regret Again' will be the new moniker if Donald Trump wins the election again. So far, America is now a laughing stock. The mighty nation on earth is running out of stock of democracy, truth, and all the ingredients of political decency".<br />
"We have been needing it. We are now wanting it. Still we are going to demand it from the kleptocratic elitists that are hoarding it for their selfish enjoyment. Are you with me?"<br /><br />
...they “concluded that it is highly probably that Aggrey Idri and Dong Samuel Luak were executed by Internal Security Bureau agents at the Luri facility on January 30, 2017.”
"I am not born for one region. The whole South Sudan is my native Country. I am voting against tribalism, regionalism, corruption and injustice”.
"They have shown themselves to the citizens as their nemeses by the covert work they did to bring this country down to its knees.This time, we need people who are poised to embrace and support peace but not selfish individuals."
"It is a strategy to pull a trigger at the time when Juba and Khartoum are in bed with each mediating for the other...The United Nations Interim force in the area, a peacekeeping body responsible for protection of lives and properties needs to re-evaluate its performance and adjust accordingly."
"Let’s face it. While all Africans from Morocco to South Africa may all be officially and racially classified as “Blacks” in United Kingdom, there are grades in blackness as far as the ordinary White Brit is concerned."
"...even if the arbitration tribunal does it job, where are the parties going to cultivate the political will to implement the arbitral award that is now lacking to reach an agreement on the outstanding issues."<br />
"Politicians in the Western world, like former U.S Congressman Charles Brownson, learned long time ago that 'Never quarrel a man who buys ink by the barrel'.”
"Over all, it is the business of any government, national or local, to see that law and order, as well as fair play amongst and between ethnic communities are maintained. Sustained over time, a more united nation will emerge".
"The matters are administrative and should be resolved as such. Journalist Ijjo Bosco should be released. Based on all that have been mentioned against him, the arrest and continues detention are both unjustified!"
"In sum, the creation of the 32 states was a political act carried out in violation of the Transitional Constitution. The fact that an amendment was made to the Transitional Constitution ex post to give the President such power is immaterial..."
"If I did not feel so sad for the country, it would be comical! But this is not a laughing matter; it is about a country whose sovereignty was watered with immense quantities of liberators' blood, now being turned into a banana republic of sorts".<br /><br />
"The young turks who are supposed to deliver the baton to the future have sipped from the poisoned chalice and are running amok in the neighbourhoods, spraying lurid graffiti in their wake, as they prey on each other, swept away by the violent winds of urban gangsterism."
"I am also urging you to join the campaign for inclusion of women and youth enterprise Development Fund in the national budget so that the youth and women who have the capacity can be given capital to start businesses."
"If the leaders do not have a conception on how to start tackling these issues right away, it will be hard for the people of South Sudan to see value in this political arrangement and the deal will be just a little more than a postponement of conflict".
"And if there was clear evidence of corruption among his top lieutenants, he would not merely beg them to return stolen public resources but would have leveraged whatever tools at his disposal to hold the culprits accountable."<br />
"They are, sadly, polarizing and creating divisions instead of building bridges and connecting people. Some state governors are operating under trees. County commissioners operate from their own houses while walking on foot."
"If Sudan’s Riverine Arabs have distinguished themselves for anything throughout Sudan’s long history, it is scheming silently for an opportunity to strike. If I were Burhan, I would never sleep soundly in that Presidential Palace".<br /><br />