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UN extends its mission in South Sudan as Juba objects to use of “drones”

New York, October 9, 2015 (SSNA) -- The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Friday passed a resolution extending operation of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) to the 15th of December 2015 and allows the peacekeepers to use unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones to help monitor and track the ongoing civil war.

The resolution also calls for enforcement of the implementation of the IGAD-Plus's compromise peace agreement.

South Sudan’s Ambassador to the United Nations, Francis Mading Deng, was outraged at the meeting venue after the resolution was adopted by a vote of 13, with Russia and Venezuela abstaining.

Francis was critical of the UN’s use of drones in the violence-wracked nation, saying Juba was not consulted and that the use of UAVs will invite hostility.

"Without consultation with the government is to invite controversy, and potential disagreement and hostility, when harmony and cooperation are what the situation calls for," Francis complained.

On September 15, Russia, Angola, and Venezuela blocked the US-backed resolution which carries sanctions against South Sudanese army Chief Paul Malong Awan and rebel General Johnson Olony.

Meanwhile, Herve Ladsous, the United Nations’ Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations disagrees. He states that the use of drones is essential for early warning which is necessary for the protection of civilians.

“We believe there is a requirement to deploy UAVs for enhanced early warning, necessary to protect civilians as well as for the safety and security of peacekeepers,” he said.

Ladsous added that talks between UN and Juba about the use of UAVs will continue.

The latest UN’s resolution requires UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon to report to the Security Council within six months.

South Sudan’s program to determine “the December 15th” top twenty influential media

Thursday, October 01, 2015
Press release

“… None of us got to where we are alone, whether the assistance we received was obvious or subtle, acknowledging someone’s help is a big part of understanding the importance of saying THANK YOU! – Harvey Mackay”

October 8, 2015 (SSNA) -- It is often said that human beings do not only want their actions to be noticed but also wish others to be recognized and appreciate for good deeds that are likely to set off good precedents for subsequent generations. Despite that each and every one of us wishes to fulfill these fundamental needs, it is often the case that not every person achieves both for one reason or another.

As we begin to commemorate the 21-months-old South Sudan’s conflict, we believe it is time to collaborate to divulge the top selfless media anchors, who dedicated their time and resources to enlighten the world on the roots causes of December 15th 2013 – Nuer Genocide, and kept the morale and unity of the our people high.

December 15th was a day of grief in many South Sudanese families, particularly among the Nuer ethnic group. It is on this day that many Souls departed in a blink of an eye due to faulty leadership and tribal incident from the top leadership. Even for the lucky few who did not lose an immediate relative, most if not all, lost a soul mate, a close friend, a team mate, a colleague or someone they knew. It was such a horrendous experience but an evitable reality that most of us would live by for the rest of our lives.  December 15 has become a trademark that would never fade in our memories!

On a brief account, on Dec-15th, 2013 a political dispute between Salva Kiir and Dr. Riek Machar over the chairmanship, reforms and protocols of the SPLM party reached its climax on December 14th during its long-awaited National Liberation Council (NLC). When Dr. Machar and six other top reformists boycotted the 2nd day of NLC meeting on December 15th, Salva Kiir and his cronies plotted to arrest the politicians which triggered the new civil war which was announced by Salva Kiir the following morning coup masterminded by Dr. Riek. To surprise of many, Salva Kiir’s presidential guards and his tribal militia turned on Nuer population, hunting them from door to door in what became known as the Juba massacre, an onslaught that has left some families extinct. This initial massacre, which lasted for days, weeks and months, set off a retaliatory civil war that we are currently battling to end.

To wind-down inequity and instability in South Sudan, patriotic South Sudanese, together with Dr. Machar Teny, work tirelessly to reform the country’s system of governance and social institutions which have been massed in tribal supremacy, corruption, land grabbing and marginalization of the weak, poor and minority tribes. This could never have been possible without priceless sacrifices and dedications, be it in term of blood or resources. As we obviously know for any movement to accelerate into the implementation of its objectives there must be identical care in;

Military: a faction to pressure the political adversaries by using a grounded resistance to force the aggressors to their knees and to promote its political agenda, locally and overseas.

Political Wing: a branch practicing politic as a theory to influence people to adopt and accept certain revolutionary believes and grievances. It is a way of expressing view in diplomatic manner!

Media: One of the most important factions utilized to support both military and political wing in term of supplying information, mobilization, and time management.

The three factions patently demonstrated their importance and tremendous successes within the last 21 months and therefore their actors equally deserve to be heavily acknowledged in kind. It is for this importance that we have dedicated some times to develop a scheme that will identify the top 20 media warriors of Dec-15th Genocide.  If you take a quick glance on the leadership of the SPLM/A in opposition the three wings have their own chiefs; the military wing is led by Gen. Simon Gatwech Dual, with Dr. Riek Machar leading the political wing and Captain Mabior Garang De Mabior leading the movement’s media wing.

One may asks himself on why we are orchestrating a program that is supposed to be done by Comrade Captain Mabior Garang? Well, this project is run to commend those who were not officially mandated to operate under the leadership of the SPLM/A in opposition. We are doing this to reward individuals who steadily pick up their pen to write awareness accounts on Dec-15th Genocide without receiving any official invitation from the SPLM/A in opposition leadership to support the movement.

When the war started in Dec-15th /2013, many people ran for their dear lives including Dr. Machar than after a week or so they started to assemble and reconcile with their own spirit before embarking on the mission of resistance. Locals’ soldiers and politicians who were touched by the cruel treatment of Salva Kiir’s militia, Mathiang Anyor, joined the camp of the opposition. Later after guaranteeing the safety of Nuer and none-Nuer inside the UNMISS campus; a new independent media faction emerged, a faction popularly known as “South Sudan’s Media Warriors (SSMW)”. This faction was highly dominated by Nuer intellectuals worldwide. The vision and the mission of the Social media warriors is to support the opposition movement under the leadership of the able Dr. Machar, who vows to create federal state that will be founded on true justice, liberty and prosperity.

The Social media warriors were campaigning under the theme “Kiir Must Go”. In their campaign they recommended numerous strategies to topple Salva Kiir’s tribal regime; they created website, blogs, debate forums, twitter accounts and Facebook groups to ensure a timely delivery of breaking news and opinions to all the internet users. This is a role that was played by thousands of people worldwide; however, for the sake of this scheme and due to other constraints, we will focus only on the top 20 major contributors.

Major Selection Criteria For The Top 20 Media Worriers of December 15th

Dear readers, we have abstractly defined the “social media warriors” based on Dec-15th Genocide, however, our targets are mostly those whose contributions made a brilliant impact on other internet users and the community at large. These warriors contributed by developing websites, elaborated creative events, creating of noble graphic designs, frequent and eloquent opinion writing, consistent sharing, tagging, and timely spreading of inspiring news and opinions. Therefore, to narrow down the large pool of mass social media contributors into only top 20 requires a concrete criteria that will achieve this goal without bias or favor. These criteria must be authenticated by two third of the campaign team and audience.

To avoid puzzles, limited eligibilities criteria, which are currently pending endorsement, have been suggested to help adjudicators determine the Top Twenty media influential.

As an effective requirement, the overall verification committee collectively agreed that the first top five participants of Dec-15th media influential must have written their first article or Facebook status between Dec-15th, 2013 to March 15th, 2014. This is to ensure that the participant’s contribution is technically meant for 2013 South Sudan’s conflict.  

Secondly, in order for you to be a participant in Dec-15th top 20 list, your contribution must meet at least three or more of the following requirements:

  • The Participant must be an active member in Community and Movement’s programs, particularly, the first Commemoration event of Dec-15th in 2014 and the RED-CARD rally of July /2015.
  • The participant must have written at least five or more articles that talked about South Sudan’s 2013 civil war.
  • The participant must have at least fifty Facebook timeline posts about 2013 south Sudan’s conflict.
  • The participant must have at least fifty Facebook’s tags, and shared inspiring news and opinions that related to South Sudan’s 2013 conflict.
  • In case the participant is a graphic designer, he must have designed five or more notable political designs that illustrate political importance of the reform.
  • The participant must have developed a website or a weblog that has been active to date. 
  • The participant must have created or actively participated in media forums or social media groups.

December 15th top 20 Compression Process

Due to the large pool of South Sudan’s Media Warriors (SSMW) in social media, we have agreed that all the participating countries must investigate and select their top 4 most influential candidates that qualify for the top 20 list of Dec-15th Media Warriors. To trim it further, the overall verification committee will evaluate all the collected lists of four to identify the finalists who would be thereafter announced as the top twenty.

On the verification process, the committee will go through your Facebook timeline posts and search for articles you wrote. The overall verification committee also has the rights to investigate your commitment to the community and the movement activities.

Why are we doing this program now?

One of the reasons why we are doing this program today is to pave ways to the future South Sudan’s media investigation officials whom will be commissioned to carry on the task of identifying the Media Warriors of the event of Dec-15th for historical record. According to our calculation, in one or two years’ time, some media contributors may be forced to deactivate or abandon online activities due to other life’s commitment.

Furthermore, many South Sudanese icons in the past were intentionally forgotten in the History of Sudan and South Sudan because we, South Sudanese specially the Nuer don’t value or cherish our sons’ and daughters’ achievements. One of the most popular saying in South Sudanese communities is What makes him better than I?I understand that other people may have different interpretation to what this saying means yet it is generally means Envy because if we intentionally meant equality and peace, we would have applied the wisdom of Jesus Christ demonstrated in Mark 12:17 "Give back to Caesar what is Caesar's and to God what is God's."

Another issue we are confronting is lack of recording important events. If you ask a 15 years old school boy about a man named Mut Duang Mar Chak, his answer would obviously be “no idea” because his ancestors never thought of leaving a written draft of occasions or events that took place in the past.  For your information Mut Duang is a brave man from Gajaak community who smack-down a British warplane with traditional stick (Weath) made of heavy wood. This man would have been one of the country’s heroes but due to the leaking of the country’s history, Dr. John Garang De Mabior becomes the only known South Sudanese Hero. Therefore, we are urging all the youth of this 21st century to open a new beginning, a commencement where history is written accordingly.

To be continue...

In the next article we will name the venue to hold the ceremony where we will bring together the top 20 most media influential of Dec-15th genocide. We will also display the official logo for the Campaign.

Here is the Facebook campaign page link:

This program is initiated by: Zechariah James Machar with the support of Deng Elijah Hon Top.

Contact details: zee4yo at yahoo dot co dot uk / dengsimon2000 at yahoo dot com.

The summary of Dr. Riek Machar’s tour in North America

Press release: For immediate release

October 6, 2015 (SSNA) -- Gordan Buay’s fabricated messages against Dr.Machar’s tour and briefings in North America are parts of his embarrassment cover in the US.  Mr. Gordan Buay, Wani, and Ambasador Baak, were trying their best to copied Dr. Machar’s touring style in the US, but the duds ended up with unforgettable embarrassment.  Upon their arrival to the US, Dr. Machar was received by both Ban Kimoon of UN, and Obama Administration with highest respect, while Wani was treated like a bartender. Dr. Machar was awaited by more than 500 individuals in New York City, while Wani and Buay were picked up by Ambassador Baak and his driver from JF K. Airport just like stooges.

In New York City, at the UN conference, Wani was directly embarrassed in public by their Uncle Yuweeri Museveni, when he shakes hand with Wani using his left hand, showing a lack of interest with people from Kiir’s Leadership. (Picture in Social Media). Ban Kimoon, and Obama Administration viewed Wani in the image of a Butcher man, because the history of human butchers in Juba has come to its sense during the UN Conference.

At the end of UN conference in New York City, Dr. Machar had planned to tour America to give public briefing on the peace accord and his mission to the UN Conference. Buay has learnt that Dr. Machar and his team are going to brief the South Sudanese in Omaha, Nebraska; a City known to have occupied by the majority of Nuer in North America.  Gordan Buay rushed to schedule Wani for public briefing in Kansas City. Kansas City is where majority of Dinka Community are known to reside in North America.

At his arrival to Omaha, Nebraska, Dr. Machar was picked up from Eppley Airfield by More than 50 vehicles with about 300 hundred passengers in Airport alone. His briefing in Omaha was attended by more than ten thousand South Sudanese people in the USA, Canada, and Australia.  Machar’s briefing was conducted in Mid-American Center in Council Bluff, Iowa. The briefing alone took two consecutive days and people did not want to leave.

Wani’s briefing in Kansas City was attended by less than 200 people mostly from Dinka ethnic group, and it last only about 4 hours.

Dr. Machar left on Sunday afternoon to give public briefing in Kansas City; the City that Buay and Wani thought was their Paradise City because the majority residents are Dinka. Dr. Machar was picked up at the Kansas City, Airport by 10 vehicles. His briefing has a turnout with more than 500 attendees, in Kansas City (Pictures on Social Media at Komach Dey’s Page)

On the same Sunday when Dr. Machar was heading to Kansas City, Wani, Buay and Ambassador Baak, left Kansas City to Phoenix, Arizona, in attempt to brief public up here. Very embarrassing for Wani and his team in Phoenix, Arizona.  Their meeting was conducted in a very small hotel conference room, in Ramada Inn, on 44th Street and McDowell Rd. This is where they resided for the night as well. Their briefing was attended by less than 150 people, and it last for just for 1hour and half.  Wani had to simply answered questions that were written and giving to him by individuals in that small group. Buay was in attendance for about 30 minutes, but he knows the attendance is not going to improve, he left the meeting and go to dinner instead. He was taken out to eat, in the Ethiopian Restaurant on Thomas, Rd, where he opened up his team’s embarrassment to the group of Nuer inside the restaurant.

Buay disclosed that the Government of Kiir and Wani is losing miserably, especially in the International arena, and South Sudanese Public alike. He went on and described his tour with Wani, and the embarrassment they received in each city they visited including Phoenix, Arizona. Buay said he just wants to go to Washington DC that Sunday night.

Buay also informed the Nuer group that they should not panic with his writing on social media because that is how he received his salary. He said he is doing that now to comfort his team because they’re seriously embarrassed, and are over skilled by Dr. Machar’s team in North America.

Gordan Buay is currently in Phoenix, AZ, with his new Bar El Ghazel girlfriend. His team left for DC on Monday Morning.  Buay may be traveling to DC tonight or tomorrow.

All in all, Machar’s tour in the US was amazing, and it is one of the historical visits of his life. He was received with highest respect by the UN, the US, and the South Sudanese Public. Dr. Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon is surely the next president of the Republic of South Sudan. Those who hate him as Riek Machar are seriously advice to refrain from their thoughts, or else hang themselves silently.


Kueth D. Yul
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