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What next after Individuals Sanctions in South Sudan?

By Peter Gai Manyuon

April 9, 2014 (SSNA) -- What is clicking mostly in people minds among South Sudanese is, who is going to be number one in the list of the criminals who will be given sanctions by United States of America (USA) in this scenario where there is rebellion in three states of the Republic of South Sudan and thousands are still taking shelter in United Nation Mission in South Sudan (UNIMISS) compounds across the Country.

Some people are coming out with predictions that are believable and other are unbelievable in a [some] sense.

It might be good news to South Sudanese globally about the America decision to give sanctions to individuals who have killed innocent civilians, raped, tortured, roped other people properties and forced other people to eat human flesh in Juba last year December 2013.

And on other hand sanctions justify that South Sudanese have failed to rule themselves in that sense simply, because if South Sudanese are capable they should not have been  given individuals sanctions at this particular period of time.

Well, based on my own psychological black board, curative thinking and the way I have visualized the ongoing order of giving sanctions by President Barrack Obama, it reminds me of what had happened in Libya in 2011  20th October where Muammar Gaddafi died miserably . The question is; will it happen in South Sudan? And if yes, why don’t we think twice of the solution about the crisis before it is going to be too late? ( Food for thoughts).

However Sanctions, in law and legal definition, are penalties or other means of enforcement used to provide incentives for obedience with the law, or with rules and regulations.

For the case of the Republic of South Sudan where criminality is the order of the day ,Criminal sanctions can take the form of serious punishment, such as corporal or capital punishment, incarceration, or severe fines. Within the civil law context, sanctions are usually monetary fines, levied against a party to a lawsuit or his/her attorney, for violating rules of procedure, or for abusing the judicial processes.

Sanctions on individuals

The United Nations Security Council can implement sanctions on political leaders or economic individuals. These persons usually find ways of evading their sanction because of political connections within their nation like the case of the Republic of South Sudan.

Reasons for sanctioning globally, highlights

Sanctions formulations are designed into three categories. The categories are used to differentiate between the political contexts due to the global nature of the act. First, Sanctions are designed to force cooperation with international Law.This can be seen in the sanctions placed on Iraqin Resolution No. 661 on August 6, 1990 after the initial invasion of neighboring Kuwait. The United Nations placed an Embargo on the nation in an attempt to prevent armed conflict. Resolution 665 and Resolution 670 were further added creating both naval and air blockade on Iraq.

The purpose of the initial sanctions was to coerce Iraq into following international law, which included the recognized sovereignty of Kuwait. The second category of design is those sanctions with the purpose to contain a threat to peace within a geographical boundary like what is happening in South Sudan where many lost their lives and other raped, tortured.

Moreover, the 2010 Iran nuclear proliferation debate is a contemporary example. The current United Nations Security Council passed on June 9; Resolution 1929 providing restrictions on missile and weaponry materials that could be used for the creation of destructive weapons. This principle of restriction is to contain the possibility of Iranian aggression within the neighboring region.

The third category involves the United Nations Security Councils condemnation of actions of a specific action or policy of a member/non-member nation. The white minorities declared a declaration of Rhodesian Independence on November 11, 1965.The General assemble and United Nations in a 107 to 2 vote took to condemning Rhodesia on all military economic as well as oil and petroleum products. The international display of disapproval forced sanctions onto the Rhodesian people but without a clear goal as to a remedy for the economic sanctions. The three categories are a blanket explanation on the reasons sanctions are applied to nations but it does not go as far to say that voting members share the same political reasons. It is often the case for many nations to apply self-interests with one or more of the categories when voting whether or not to implement sanctions.

Importance of Sanctions

According to my own analysis; Sanctions will acts as alert to Juba government and the rebels to have no access to their private accounts that they might use to buy heavy weapons in other countries and to restrict movement of some individuals who are to lobby for the support as well. Sanctions not only bring moral pressure to bear upon offenders, but also affect their materiel and other interests. They seem to be the principal mean to cultivate law-abiding citizens.

Disadvantages of Sanctions

Some individuals will lost credibility and trust from International Communities and regional bodies as well and therefore other will end up like Col Gaddafi of Libya who was over thrown by NATO using military tactics and cases. And it might not be far for the Republic of South Sudan to experience the same like what happened in other African Countries where Central African Republic (CAR) is part.

Moreover, Juba seem to be very annoyed with the current order by the first black President Barrack Obama and the rebel seems like they are okay with the executive order from United States of America (USA) because they never reacted like what the Minister of Information and Broadcasting of South Sudan did after sanctions were ordered for approval.  For those who have followed International politics globally and how the world is being governance in this twenty first century, you will find that, all people are in the mess accept God the almighty alone.

God help my people from this crisis!!!

The author is Independent Journalist and Columnist who had written extensively on the issues of Democratization and Human Rights in South Sudan; you can contact him through This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

The hidden agenda behind peace (trick) expedition carried by Kiir’s government

By Zee Machar

“H.E Gen. Salva Kiir Mayardit is an elected president of the Republic of South Sudan & cannot just step down as requested by rebels that’s why we call on the people of the Republic of South Sudan to corporate with him & accept peace without conditions. By Hon. Michael Makuei Lueth”

“Justice must be serves first before peace. Justice is a critical component for long-term peace. When individuals are not held responsible for their actions entire communities & societies are left to be blame and they became the target of the future violence.”

April 5, 2014 (SSNA) -- After the incident of Dec 15, the government of the republic of South Sudan under the leadership of President Salva Kiir experienced a huge unexpected lost when more than 70% of the country armies defect and joined the revolutionaries also known as freedom fighters (rebel) under the leadership of the former vice president Dr. Riek Machar Teny who was sucked on July 23, 2013.  

Experiencing this great lost, the president has no much option rather than to invite foreign forces to fight for his regime not to collapse. So president Kiir invited Uganda People Defends Force (UPDF), Justice & Equality Movement (JEM), Sudan People liberation movement-North (SPLM-N) to help in stabilizing the situation and to give more gaps to think of a wining tactic, which is when he came out with an idea of MOBILISATION TEAM.

The mobilization team objective is to convince South Sudanese in the country and those in foreign countries plus the international community that what happened in Juba was a plan coup attempt masterminded by Dr. Riek Machar and his Dec 6, colleagues but the mobilization team fail to delivered the message due to the lack of evidences and the result of Kiir’s responded actions to the event in the early days which led to the mass killing of Nuer civilians in Juba.

One of the final tactics of Kiir’s regime is to deceive the RSS-citizens and the International community by preaching peace & persuade the citizens that Gen. Salva Kiir is the legitimate president of the country whom we voted for to manipulate and confuse the people of the Republic of South Sudan.

To me, the government I voted in is doing me no good, I am killed, there is no job vacancy for me, I am humiliated, I am denied my primary right as a citizen and the government that I voted for abstain my salaries even though I responded to the national call to defend the sovereignty of the country as a soldier.

My only Television station/channel “SSTV” call me names, I am afraid to live in my country and the only options I have is to either neglect and praise the government who brutally murdered my family, relatives and friends or VOTE IT OUT, VOTE IT OUT & VOTE IT OUT.

My objective is to stand behind the leader who is fighting to bring freedom, justice, & prosperity in the state where the principle of equality is embrace and that leader is Dr. Riek Machar who once quoted that “I am expecting a nation where Gatkuoth, Lado, Obach, Mabior, John, & Muhammed can sit side by side on a table of brotherhood.”

In the implementation of his final goal, president Kiir will impose the six basic institutions that allow dictators to maintain their powers.

According to Ghanaian professor George Ayittey, the six institutions that need to be control by a dictator to keep him/her in power are:

1. Security forces                             3. Media                                              5. Electron commission

2. Parliament                                    4. Civil services                                 6. Banking System

In conclusion, I would kindly like to inform my beloved citizen of the republic of South Sudan that we were all once called rebels before independence and that was because we were mistreated by the government of the North, now if the leadership of the Republic of South Sudan repeats the same treatment and behavior than people have their ultimate right to rebel.

Unlike any of the Africans country currently under the one man rule (dictatorship), South Sudanese citizens does not like anybody who attempt to oppress them, under that very indicated reason, I built my confident & I know that my beloved country men & women will not allow Kiir’s regime to succeed or avail any of his peace tactics. (ONE PEOPLE-ONE NATION, YOUTH FOR PEACE, SOUTH SUDAN WOMEN FOR PEACE, & RECOUNCILION COMMITTEE)

Together we need to work hard to bring Kiir’s regime down if you believe in the proverb which said that

You cannot be trusted to steer a ship to safety when you are the architect of its collapse. Br Dr. Riek Machar.”

If you did not understand the root cause of the Dec 15, conflict you won’t understand the reason why justice must be serve first, it is only when you can see your weaknesses, gaps, hatred toward others & admits your wrongs that you can be reform & find peace.

Finally; brothers & sisters I call on every genuine peace lover to congratulation the Great Equatoria region for the bold decision they had taken to condemn the killing of innocent Nuers in Juba & other places in South Sudan.

“A Trillion Congratulations to my fellow brothers & Sisters who refuse to be bribe & decide to reveal their positions"

The Great Equatoria region proves to the entire Upper Nile that we are ONE PEOPLE & we speak for the voiceless & the fatherless, please read the following verse as my final message to you.

{Proverbs 31:9, Proverbs 24:24-25, Isaiah 1:17, 1 Timothy 5:20, Proverbs 21:15 & Luke 17:3}

And for those who did not yet declare their positions, I suggest you read Deuteronomy 29:4.

What Gen. Salva Kiir Mayardit did, doesn’t honor neither his community nor his clan.

Long live South Sudan
Long Live Great Upper Nile
Long Live Great Equatoria
Long Live Great Bhar El Ghazal

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Response to Tearz Ayuen & companies: shameless ridicule of Naath Society

By J. Nguen Nyol

April 4, 2014 (SSNA) -- Tearz Ayuen’s plea for “Naath in UN Juba’s Bases” to “go home” not meant well but condescension and ridiculous insulting to Naath Society. Tearz Ayuen himself a Dinka and fled Juba shortly after Kiir’s government slain Isaiah Abraham, who was also a Dinka from Twi East, Jonglei State.

Mr. Ayuen himself does not reside in the defiled city, Juba and for some reasons he wanted Naath to return to non-existing houses as if what forced them to run for their dear lives have been dealt with amicably. Tearz Ayuen himself is Kiir’s ruthless regime prime target. He was alleged to be on the list of Isaiah Abraham’s assassins to be assassinated, if found.

See the contradiction and why Mr. Ayuen is was up for something more malevolent than a simple plea from an honest man. As matter of fact, Mr. Ayuen has sea of grudges to mend with failed Kiir led Dinka regime. At times, he had called spade a spade more than one.  And I have much respect for him in that regard. However, Tearz Ayuen’s uncounselled appeal for Naath to return home is ill-informed. In his words, a home “one mile away” is a mockery and meant to pave ways for Tearz to mend relations with Kiir.

Tearz Ayuen is also from Kolnyang, Bor County in Jonglei State. Kolnyang is a heartland of Dinka-Bor civilians who recently flooded Eastern Equatoria State because they perceived danger from then advancing rebels. I got it. Does Mr. Tearz Ayuen see the same fate in Naath? Certainly, and Tearz is too smart figure to know this gruesome truth but chose to play trickery.

The IDPs who left Kolnyang, Tearz’s home village are now settled and being fed by the same UN Tearz castigated and blaming Naath for jobs creation. Thereof, Dinka IDPs feed on one meal a day, not twice. Not better than Naath but not being hunt down and encircled by host community which is the different. If feeding Dinka IDPs in Madi’s lands is no different than that of Naath in UN bases in Juba, what the heck is Tearz talking about then?

Well, Tearz cited poor sanitation comes rainy season and possible disease outbreak on the top of food security. Good point and I got it. But, wait; is it not true that the Dinka IDPs who fled their homes in Jonglei lives under trees or in the tents in Madi’s land, Kakuma, Kenya and Uganda and under the same UN’s protections and the same way as Naath? Yes. Then what logic does Tearz’s argument based?  I have no clue and beside, it would be interesting to know if these Dinka IDPs are not “paupers in their own country” or and if they have pre-made houses in Madi’s land or forced Madi people out their homes by force instead or not be batters by looming rainy season.

It appeared Tearz Ayuen did not bother asking these questions or call on Dinka IDPs to return home even though their homes are still standing and being protected by Kiir led Dinka regime; a regime solely for Dinka and by Dinka.

I saw where Mr. Tearz Ayuen is coming from and his ill- intentions to say the least. Tearz has three aims at heart to achieve with his mockery letter to Naath. One, he has deep seated hate and unwinnable card to play with UN personnel presence in the nascent nation, South Sudan. This deep seated hatred is based on a recent Dinka negative campaign against UN presence in South Sudan and arrogantly asking its head to leave.

Mr. Tearz Ayuen’s second aim is in line with Kiir led Dinka failed government. In fact, UN recent report on the Washington Post cited that Kiir’s regime has blocked food and water supplies distanced for Naath in Bor UN’s base and possibly in Juba as well. Therefore, Tearz is no exception but party to the regime in the name Dinkanization of South Sudan. Tearz Ayuen knows quite well what would happen to Naath should they leave UN bases in Juba and elsewhere on the country. More bloodbaths shall occur.

Bloodletting is Tearz Ayuen’s ulterior motive. This is hidden intention everyone in Kiir’s regime ascribed to, which Tearz Ayuen just joined. Had it not been the case, why should Tearz Ayuen call for Naath in UN bases in Juba to go home where they have no homes? Had it not been the case, why he didn’t call on his Dinka Bor IDPs occupying Madi’s lands by force to return home when in fact their homes are still standing and protected by their Dinka led Kiir’s government?

Tearz Ayuen’s last aim is that he wanted to mend fences with Kiir ruthless regime whom Tearz himself brutally criticised in numerous occasions. Calling for Naath to return to their homes where there is none is what Kiir led Dinka government wanted to hear especially from old adversaries like Tearz.

Perhaps, calling for Naath to return onto Juba’s dirty streets for in-dignifying demise is a short way to win President Kiir’s loyalty. Tearz cautioned Naath that there are not bankrupts and “have not killed anyone or rebel against the government.” However, he failed to answer the question why were they targeted and killed in the first place?

Lastly, I must remind Tearz Ayuen that who have offended Naath Society. Your call for Naath in UN Juba’s bases in Juba to return homes where there are no homes for them in juba was a clear insult but ill- received and condemned in strongest terms possible.

It’s sad that you have shed crocodile tears in disguise of ill-intended sympathy. I hate to mention this Tearz, but I have to. Naath were summarily executed by Dinka’s militias, ordered by some Dinka top elites and who stills runs defiled Juba town. It is depressing that you are desperately telling Naath to return to their killers to be kill.

You personally shied way to mention this point for reasons only known to you Tearz Ayuen. But I should note Naath’s saying, which goes as a monkey would yearly collect fire woods to give birth to a baby human-monkey but every time, she gives birth to a baby monkey-monkey instead. This underscored the fact that you are a Dinka and will always be.

J. Nguen is a South Sudanese living in Canada. He can be reached at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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