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Thiang Nuer Youth Association of Fangak County Calls Upon Authorities to Find Solution to Ongoing Youth Conflicts

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Juba, Ocotber 6, 2013 (SSNA) -- Fangak County is in the Northern-Western part of Jonglei state with its Headquarters at Fam al Zaraf Town. This is where you can find all local government's offices and Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs) are located, so the town is exactly near the riverside at the intersection point of Nile-Zeraf Rivers.

The majority of this county population is in an Island and the people in this county are pastoralists, growing crops for personnel use. This Island-county is all a semi-swampy area unlike other ten counties of Jonglei state. Over the last two years, the county had consecutively witnessed poor harvest due to floodwater or plenty of rainfalls.

Likewise, this year the similar is also been expecting to happen, however, this year poor harvest may be triggered by much flooding from Phou or Zeraf- Nile-River, which is now flooding toward residential areas and dry land where people are living. However, we are highly appreciating the useful role that the local Youth have been playing, by making dykes to prevent floods from entering the houses.

In addition, because of a flooding that is spreading rapidly, this possibly increases the risk of infection of water-borne diseases. However, either less is expected that the county's authority would be able to apprehend the situations, since there is a shortage of medicines—all healthy equipment, food, and non-food items among others.

Another important point that needs the local government to assert more efforts on is very disturbance news of Youth who still primitively and occasionally engaging in useless-old traditional conflicts that freshly re-occurred on September 2013. The Youth members who have lost their lives because of those Unfortunate clashes while some have reported to be in a critical conditions are indeed a great loses. Moreover, our condolence message goes to relatives and innocent families who lost their dear sons to meaningless fight.

Therefore, we the concerned Youth Association in Juba, the Thiang  Nuer Youth would like to call upon the humanitarian Organizations (NGOs), Local, State and National Governments to implement if possible the following recommendations, in order to evade future inconveniences.   

1. Local government at the first place should try its level best or find possible means to curb very urgently the clashes among the local Youth in the County.

2. The second mean should be an immediate removal of the traditional weapons (spears… etc.) from the hands of those local Youth all over the county.

3. National and State governments as well as humanitarian agencies (NGOs) should also intervene by providing humanitarian aids and medicines to help prevent anticipated spreading of diseases.

Thiang Nuer Youth Association (TNYA)
Juba, South Sudan
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Lawyers for Democracy Accuse President Kiir of Serious Corruption, Deception, and Abandonment of the Vision of the SPLM

“Kiir is corrupt and abandons SPLM Vision”
For immediate Release

Juba, September 30, 2013 (SSNA) -- President Kiir abandoned the liberation struggle Vision and Mission and adapted NCP’s.

“The President of the Republic of South Sudan Salva Kiir Mayardit has abandoned the vision and mission of the SPLM and sold his soul to the NCP”, the Lawyers for democracy in South Sudan (LDSS) declared.

“The current actions and missions of the President Kiir to Khartoum showed that the President is infiltrated by the NCP and decided to implement the programs of the NCP in the South Sudan and not the programs to benefit the two countries’ citizens. We call upon the people of South Sudan to be vigilant and demand the truth”, the LDSS continues.

On corruption, Lawyers for Democracy in South Sudan are demanding “thorough investigation of all the contracts implemented by the GOSS since 2005 to present and Dura (grain) scandal, Oil revenues and audit the Central Bank. President Kiir, families, cronies, bodyguards and business associates should be included in this investigation. The investigation body should be a neutral body mandated by the parliament with international credibility”. They added,

“Kiir should come clean instead of accusing the Ex Ministers of corruption. Where was he when the Ex Ministers were stealing? If they stole any? Yes, corruption is there however the ex ministers should not be used as a scapegoat to hide serious corruption cases” declared the group.

Kiir “has a tendency of blame game just like what he declared on the gallant forces of SPLA who fought for the freedom of our people accusing them of corruption. The same with the security situation in Jonglei and elsewhere Kiir blamed it on the SPLA while he is the Commander in Chief, when is Kiir going to take responsibility as a leader?” asked the group.

Lawyers for Democracy in South Sudan (LDSS)
Juba, Republic of South Sudan

The Second Nuer Community International Convention 2013 Calls for Proposals

September 27, 2013

To Nuer Community Members Worldwide,

September 27, 2013 (SSNA) -- The Second Nuer International Convention Commission invites you to submit proposals for panel and/or paper presentations at the Second Nuer Community International Convention for Peace, Development, Unity and Social Integration that will take place this year in Omaha Nebraska, USA.

The Commission is currently accepting proposals for scholarly papers, panels, poster presentations, and workshop sessions. You must submit a proposal on an idea related to one of the themes of the conference (see above). Participants are encouraged to propose panels of a maximum of three presenters; however, individual, stand-alone papers will be considered and, if accepted for presentation, will be grouped together with similar papers to form a panel. There is a maximum of three co-facilitators per workshop.

Follow the guidelines below to submit your proposals:

  • Paper, workshop or panel title (limited to 75 characters in length).
  • An abstract describing the proposed paper, panel, or workshop and its relevance to the overall theme of the conference (100 words maximum), along with keywords (maximum ten keywords or phrases).
  • Complete contact information of the person proposing the workshop or panel.
  • Complete contact information of all co-presenters.
  • Required technology for the presentation (Note that the conference site might be pre-installed with computer, Internet access, data projector, and DVD player).

The deadline for submission of proposals is October 18, 2013.

This convention will begin on Thursday, November 28, 2013 with registration, reception, and the main event is scheduled for Friday through Saturday. The deadline for submission of abstracts/proposals is October 18, 2013 at 5:00pm Pacific Time.

For more information to submit your abstracts/proposals, please call us at +1(402) 937-8340 or via email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Thank you,

William Pay Tuoy-Giel, M.Ed
Vice Chair for Public Relations and Media
The Second Nuer community International Convention Commission, 2013

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