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Nuer Community convention kicks off today in the United States

Des Moines, Iowa, March 28, 2015 (SSNA) -- The Nuer (Naath) Community Development Service-USA, Inc, on Saturday began its annual conference in the US State of Iowa, bringing in thousands of delegates from the USA and around the world.

Attendees flocked the convention center with many singing traditional songs.

The delegates are expected to vote on a host of issues and pass a resolution which will then be considered binding.

The convention organizing committee said position papers will also be presented in the two days summit.

The Nuer Community Development Service is the largest South Sudanese Community in the United States.

Law student warns of looming Constitutional crisis in South Sudan

Kampala, March 27, 2015 (SSNA) -- A law student at Nkumba University-Kampala, Gai James Kai, has warned of a looming Constitutional crisis in the country following the recent extension of President Salva Kiir’s lifespan/term in office for two more years.

He said it would be illegal for President, Vice-President, cabinet ministers, and their deputies to continue carrying out their executive duties two more year after the end of their terms in July.

Gai told our reporter this week that if elections are not held by June this year, it would also be illegal for President Kiir to appoint a cabinet because his term in office would have lapsed by July of 2015.

His comment follows the recent announcements by National Legislative Assembly that incumbent President, Salva Kiir Mayardit’s term in office is extended up to 2018.

Kai added that although term of parliament cannot be extended, the Presidential term can be extended by another two years or even more, depending on the surrounding circumstance.

Few months ago, Kiir indicated that he would dissolve Parliament by June; 2015, but has considered the extension of the lifespan of the executives.

Gai said: “Yes! The extension of the lifespan of Parliament can only be done during times of war like this, and under those circumstances, but should not be for more than one year at a time and the cumulative extensions should not exceed two years.’’

“Further the law requires that Vice-president, cabinet ministers and deputy ministers shall not occupy their executive offices for more than three months without being members of Parliament and there is a grace period of up to three months for non-MP ministers to hold these positions.’’

He said while the President shall continue in office until the person elected as President in the next elections entered office, he cannot appoint a cabinet after the three months grace period.

“It must be made clear that beyond the dissolution of the current Parliament, the appointment of a cabinet by a “President’’ whose term expired would be illegitimate,’’ Kai added.

Although Salva Kiir recently approached the High Court to secure an order to declare elections by or on June 2015, opposition political parties protested the proposal and challenged the decision in court, saying even if the Parliament can be dissolved by July 2015, government business should go on and so the terms of the executive can be extended for one or two years until a new government is formed.

The Architect of a Divided South Sudan, Bona Malwal

By Justin S. Kwaje

Kansas City, Kansas, March 25, 2015 (SSNA) -- Bona Malwal, once a long time antagonist of the late Dr John Garang De Mabior and the anti separatist of south Sudan, emerged from his hiding place in Sudan only to come to the USA with messages of hate against the Nuer people and South Sudanese in general.

During his visit to Kansas city, Kansas, USA, on Saturday March 21, 2015, Mr. Malwal said the government of South Sudan dispatched him with solid missions: to meet and brief the Dinka community in the USA about the success of the Kiir government in Holding the Nuer abbey and her imminent defeat, invoking the diaspora Dinka support and in rallying the American law makers and her people in support of the Kiir’s government and against the UN proposed sanctions.

Accompanied by some dignitaries from the South Sudanese embassy in washing DC, upon taking the stage, Before commencing his speech, Mr. Bona Malwal, whose briefing carried hate messages against the Nuer people and the other 62 tribes of south Sudan, asked the attendees whether there were people in the audience who did not speak Dinka and none raised up their hands, assuming all in the conference room were Dinkas, he Bona proceeded with the briefing in Dinka language not knowing there were none Dinkas in the audience who spoke the language fluently.

Mr. Bona Malwal said South Sudan exists thanks to the Dinka and therefore belongs to the Dinka people, and the Dinka has earned it and are where they are above all others in South Sudan, justified and deserve to be honored and respected for the hard earned independence of south Sudan, but the Nuer are destroying this hard earned right, which was achieved by the bloods of Dinka.

He said the Nuer have come to USA in the early 1990s but they had neither political weight nor influence in the USA congress and her government therefor contributed nothing to liberate the people of south Sudan. In comparisons he said, the Dinka in USA at large arrived in the 2000 and it was their influence that lead to the American support for the Independence of South Sudan. Stating the Dinka at home bleed while those in America use their intelligence to rally the American congress for which we now have an independence South Sudan. This was earned by Dinka thus the republic of South Sudan belongs to the Dinka and they must not allow the Nuer to ruin and steal the hearts of the congress and the American people so that the hard earned country achieved by the blood of Dinka not be robbed from the them by the proposed sanction drafted by the USA in Which in his view will weaken the Kiir government in benefit of the Nuer. Concluding, he sees a real and tangible danger in this sanction if it were to go through, thus his trip to America.

Bona Malwal said Dinka in America must do all within its power to lobby the American congress and to influence the white House to withhold the awaited UN Security Council sanction on the warring parties in South Sudan, he feared this will largely affects what he called their government. Bona Malwal acknowledged to the audience that he was dispatched by the government of South Sudan with enough resources to lobby the congress and dispatch members of the Dinka community to begin distributing the copies of the letter he himself brought from Juba, drafted by him, approved by President Kiir and the council of Jieng Elders, He stated this letter must be in the hands of the American law makers by March 28, 2015.

He added that the main objective of his visit in addition is to enlighten and educate the intelligentsia, specially form his community, to solidify what he referred to as “our government” positions. He urged the young people from his Dinka ethnic group not to give any inch to the Nuer both in the war frontline and the political front, especially in the USA.  He claimed the later should be easy as the Nuer is not as sophisticated and educated as his Dinka tribesmen.

Mr. Malwal swore the Nuer shall never ascend to nor assume power in South Sudan because when it comes to population the ratio is 1 Nuer to 5 Dinka. Thus he urges the Audience not to allow their country be taken away by Nuer who are the spoilers in South Sudan. That the real danger to their ownership of South Sudan is the Nuer, adding the other tribes are no matches for the Dinkas and remains no factors in the current conflict.

This rhetoric is not surprising given that Mr. Bona Malwal is the architect of the Dinka superiority and the ideology of the born to rule.

Bona Malwal, who is fighting for his own political survival, attempting to gain favors from Kiir and Jieng council of elders, should not be allowed to intimidate the nation of south Sudan and drive wedges [along] tribal lines thus hindering peace, the Nations should not stand in silence.

First of all who is Bona, all South Sudanese know his wretched ambition lead him to attempt make a political coup against the founding leader of SPLA. Therefor becoming irrelevant since the CPA and went hiding and silent as if he was dead only to resurrect this time to come to USA with dirty ambition to influence Dinka people who have peacefully coexisted with the Neur in the USA.

Mr. Bona Malwal encouraged his fellow Dinka in USA to rise against the Nuer community in America, mobilize human resources more so than money and to deny the Nuer the right to exist in South Sudan, because the Nuer did not deserve to enjoy the privileges of the new nation. Bona Malwal urged all the able Dinka youth in America to go home so as to defend the territories of what belongs to them and never allow the Dinka led government to be driven away by the Nuer and the other minority tribes of Equatoria.

He (Bona) said the Dinka in America are like the Jewish people scattered all over the world, and he encouraged them to fight the Nuer, that anyone who returns will be rewarded with job offers special as the President has planned a full reshuffle of his government to remove some non Dinka in directorship, and ministerial positions to make room for the Dinka in diaspora who hold valuable Diplomas from American Universities but more so those who distinguishes themselves in advocacy for the current government.

It is very clear that this speech in Kansas City, Kansas, USA by Bona Malwal is in direct opposition to the American values and positions and her proposed sanctions that is purported to target those who stifles and promotes antagonism and are pro conflict, the question is given Bona’s history of being the father of Dinka Superiority thus in essence the father of this civil war, How did the American embassy not know and give Visa to such war monger and Divisive figure to reach the American soil? If this highly educated person is talking this way is it any wonder then peace could not find its way?

Indeed, the American government and her congress must not allow itself be dubbed by such a pro-war politician, the likes of Bona Malwal must be denounced and banned from America.

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