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Congratulatory Letter to General Simon Gatwech Dual

January 6, 2015

Major General Simon Gatwech Dual
Chief of General Staff
SPLM/A-in Opposition

Re: Congratulatory Message

Dear Major General Simon Dual,

January 6, 2015 (SSNA) -- On behalf of the Dak in Three community members in the United States (a Lou Nuer sub-section), and as a chairperson of the community, I would like to congratulate you for your recent appointment as chief of general staff of the SPLM/A in Opposition. You have a long, proven, and decorated career within the grassroots community as a paramount chief in the greater Lou Nuer area, and in the South Sudanese Army as a general. You continue to bring great honor and distinction to the SPLM/A in Opposition in your current role as Major General Chief of Staff. Given your excellent relationship with the grassroots community, I have no doubt that you will have a fruitful relationship with all the generals and will inspire our troops on all fronts.

As one of your family members, I am so proud of you. The SPLM/A, under the leadership of Dr. Riek Machar Teny-Dhurgon, has made an excellent choice based on your expertise, experience, and talent. The leadership of the SPLM in Opposition commends you for the brave and loyal commitment that you made during December 2013 to protect the survivors of the Juba Nuer massacre. I urge you also to use your leadership as an opportunity to strengthen the freedom fighters’ ability to resist the mounting threat by the Juba-led tribal government and put more pressure to end impunity for human rights abuses and bring a lasting democracy that the whole nation has been yearning for.

Certainly, you have earned the trust of the people by your willingness to volunteer your time and effort to this endeavor. You are also commended for expressing your wish to decertify the corrupt government in Juba. This is another key reason that you have been selected for this post. We trust that you will continue to work for improved military training and competitiveness in liberating the people of South Sudan and who have been behind closed doors in Juba as well as the entire country. I want you to be aware that you have our full support. We wish you all the best as you represent us.

Again, congratulations on your appointment and wish you great success in your new duties. I have the pleasure and privilege to congratulate you on your new assignment and wish for you a successful mission. I am confident that your influence both as a grassroots leader and military general will continue to encourage our proud tradition of involvement in worthwhile political causes.

At this time, the entire nation of South Sudan is supporting you to bring to them a true and lasting democracy and the rule of law that is for the welfare of the people.

I would also like to take this opportunity to show my deep appreciation to our C. in C. Dr. Riek Machar Teny for his exemplary dedication, professionalism, and leadership as the future president of South Sudan. He made an excellent decision in entrusting you with the responsibility to lead the military wing of the SPLM in Opposition (SPLA).

In closing, on behalf of the Dak community throughout the United States, I would like to congratulate and thank both General Simon Gatwech Dual and the chairman, Dr. Riek Machar Teny.

Respectfully,

Dr. John Chuol Kuek, PhD., MFT
Psychologist and Marriage and Family Counselor
And
Chairman of Dak In Three Sudanese American Family Corporation – USA

Why South Sudan should be under United Nations trusteeship?

By Peter Gai Manyuon

January 14, 2015 (SSNA) -- Absolutely, South Sudan as the nation has lost legitimacy in governance, transparency and accountability, respect of the rule of law and human rights worldwide. Surely, Government of South Sudan under the leadership of President Kiir Mayardit, Sudan People Liberation Movement in Opposition (SPLM-IO) under the leadership of Dr Riek Machar and the G11/10 have all failed to bring peace to the South Sudanese since crisis within the party emerged in 2013.  The question is; if all the parties failed to resolve the issue; what mechanism should be use to restore peace and harmony in the Country?  Is it bad for the United Nations to take leadership for ten (10) years since South Sudanese people have failed to lead themselves democratically?

More so, since the current crisis of the Republic of South Sudan emerged on the 15th of December 2013 in Juba, most of the people thought there might be hope for peaceful resolution of the conflict that has displaced civilians’ population and killed thousands on both sides of the conflict.

Hence, the numbers of the people that got killed in the conflict since 2013 December to date has gone beyond description from both sides of the conflict and parties involve do not compromise among each other. In fact who to blame now since most of the people have low opinion about South Sudan issue?

Furthermore, the two warring parties of the conflict are not agreeing on the peaceful resolution. The current leadership is being control by myopic individuals who emanated from one category of people that are working day and night for the collapse of the government and the State. On the other hand, the Country is now levelled as number one in the whole world as the corrupt, failed and collapse State according to one of the United Kingdom organisation who carryout research about South Sudan in 2014.

Interestingly, South Sudan issue/crisis is being seen by other people in the world as the only way of getting employment opportunity. Some of the international Community like United States of America (USA) is having a big interest in South Sudan problem that is why warring parties of South Sudan conflict are not agreeing on solving the issue.  More so, United States is making its own business by not taking a unanimous decision of resolving the conflict. Some group are supporting the government under the leadership of Salva Kiir Mayardit and other groups are supporting Dr Riek Machar insurgencies.  Which one is which now in South Sudan context? What is wrong with International Community and Obama Leadership?

Why South Sudan should be under United Nations Control?

Truly speaking, South Sudan as Nation has failed to do the needful to protect the interest of its citizen and integrity of the community at large as well justice, liberty and prosperity. There is no rule of law in place in the Country; which has lead to the current mess going on in the newest state. In summary the current leadership in the Country is being managed by lumpens (thieves) and extractives leaders whose their ideologies is to loot , kill and destroy the destiny of the people of South Sudan in one way or the other.

First of all, the issue of tribalism that is being put in practice by the political sycophants in the Country need good monitoring and evaluation mechanism. Most of the leaders in South Sudan only have ideology of preaching tribalism and nepotism. Each and every one is focusing on stomach not national issues. What a disgrace? All offices in the government of juba are under the control of some tribes and other people in the Country are marginalised due to what is not known to the people in the entire nation.  How can South Sudan as the Country prosper when people/citizens are categorized on ethnicity?  What can Dinka alone do in South Sudan when Nuer and other tribes are not there? What can Nuer, Murle, Chollo and Anyuak do without Dinka? The answer is no, all the sixty four (64) tribes MUST co-exist together and work for peaceful co-existence of society.

Secondly, politics is being practice based on the geo-political set up of the Republic of South Sudan, which is not absolute enough to be encouraged if people are nationalists.  The current mess in the Country is being caused by geo-politics and lack of intellectual dynamism within most of those who claims to be politicians in Juba. The three greater Regions of Upper Nile, Equotoria and Bahr-elgazal region respectively should have not been the dividing factor of the people of South Sudan but rather should be uniting factor. All people in the Country presumed to be politicians in one way or the other which can never happen. Not all people can be politicians accept in a disorganised and failed state like South Sudan. Oh my God help South Sudan!

Thirdly, Country resources are being mismanaged in the hand of very few people /individuals. How can the Country prosper in one way or the other? Is South Sudan as the Country for individuals or it is for sixty four tribes (64)?  Resources are taken to other countries for buying houses, buying ladies for sexual intercourse and cars that do not help the people of the newest nation in one way or the other. What a shame? God of heaven must see the evil acts going on in South Sudan!

Fourthly, judicial procedures are not following in the Country. It is the rule of the man verse the rule of law. What a disgrace? Judiciary is run by some primitives and myopic individuals who only focus on their own interests not the national interest. From the top to the bottom, you find only one section of individuals in the judiciary.  What kind of Judiciary is that in the all world? World Must see the ongoing mess in Juba by putting hot measures and regulations in place.

More so, Central Bank of South Sudan (CBOSS) is being managed by one group of the people as i speak. From the Governor of the Bank up to cleaners, all are the villages working, that is why nothing is moving well in the Bank.  70% of the Central Bank employees are semi-literate/illiterate. Is South Sudan belonging to only one faction of individuals? All Country resources are in the hand of family  members. The allocation of resources and revenues is stagnant based on the individualism, sectarianism, nepotism, corruption and primitives’ ideology. God of heaven must see what is going on in South Sudan!

On the other hand, Immigration Department in the Republic of South Sudan is being managed by people from cattle camps. Most of the staff of immigration don’t do the work professionally but rather do the work based on, what should one get at that particular period of time. All the revenues that are supposed to be collected from all borders and Juba International Air Port (JIAP) are going to the pocket of individuals not to the government.  Approximately, each and every one from the Immigration department is having his/her own methodology of doing the work. There is no accountability and transparency put in place. What progress can South Sudan get from such a leadership or regime?

Absolutely, National Security services is being managed by one group in Juba, that is why people always disappeared day and night without proper reason and justification. Most of the intellectuals in South Sudan are being displaced due to the issue of Security threats from within the corridors in Juba the Capital. Last week, there was disappearance of some three intellectuals that, I know and eventually they were killed without any proper reason but to my own investigation as investigative Journalist, I got the information that, their bodies were thrown in to River Nile which is unfortunate.

Justification of facts!

Most people in South Sudan always opposed the idea of United Nations taking the leadership of South Sudan when, people know that, South Sudanese have failed to rule themselves due to tribalism and corruption cases that have become the only principle and mandate of the current regime in the leadership. Due to that fact that, our government have failed, most of the South Sudanese always said, South Sudan as the nation should not be subjected to United Nations trusteeship and people are forgetting that, South Sudanese have been failed by the Sudan People Liberation Movement (SPLM), a party that really need to be dismantle for good.

Surely, this is the right time for International Community to  come in and do the needful for ten (10) years and afterward, may be South Sudanese people will come to their senses and begin advocating for peace and reconciliation processes afterward in the Country.

In conclusion, South Sudanese must admit that they have failed to solve their own problem. Despite the commitment of some people in different parts of the world. It is not good for the fighting to continue at this particular period of time since there is no side that is being defeated in the fighting. The Country has lost thousands and thousands of human beings and resources as well in buying weapons of mass destruction and chemical weapons. If the war will still continue then, most of the youth that are suppose to build the nation will get finish in this senseless war motivated by fools and thieves who are part and parcel of seventy five (75) corrupt officials in South Sudan.

The author is an Independent Journalist and Columnist who has written extensively on the issues of Democratisation and Human Rights in South Sudan. He is a Former Senior Information and Communications Specialist of South Sudan Law Society. He can be contact on www.independentjournalistpgm.wordpress.com or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

South Sudan Tribal Conspiracy Politics: The cause of the senseless Civil War

By Bel Deng

January 5, 2015 (SSNA) -- South Sudanese struggled, suffered, died in thick and thin together when the liberation for the mother land (South Sudan) kicked off on 18th August 1955 in Torit. The search and quest for freedom was ensured eventually on 11thJuly 2011 after 56 years of struggle. Almost each and every tribe of the 60+ contributed in one way or another. For example by feeding the then freedom fighters or sacrificed lives for the land and its people. Over three million lives were lost during those two phases of war so that we arrive where we are. A single tribe cannot withstand this huge sacrifice. Unfortunately, this collective effort is under threat from Dinka fanatics. These Dinka fanatics act as if the liberation struggle for South Sudan started in 1983. This article will examine the strings of conspiracies against the liberation of South Sudan by the Dinka elements. These conspiracies are: returning of William Deng Nhial to Sudan, the hijacking of people movement by Abel Alier, Abel Kon conspiracy 1975 in Akobo, the dislodgement of Anya Nya II from Bilpam by SPLA back by Mengisto Haile Mariam and Kiir conspiracy of 2013. The accumulated of these conspiracies are the cause of this civil war.

In 1964 then William Deng Nhial broke rank with the leadership of Sudan African National Union and return back to Sudan from exile. The split created two SANU: outside one was under Aggrey Jaden and inside Sudan was led by him (Deng). Deng was for autonomy within federated structure Sudan. Meanwhile Aggrey and his team wanted Self-determination for South Sudanese. William was against the liberation of South Sudan from the rest of Sudan but preferred autonomy and federal system within united Sudan. Deng was the source of late Garang philosophy. His returning to Khartoum when the war at its peak hurt the spirit of struggle in Bharelgazale and other Dinka dominated areas. The motive was hunger for power and desire to lead at all cost. What was that conspiracy for? Eventually lost his life in the hands of those he wanted to appease. Dinka as a community never acknowledges the complication of this against the struggle for South Sudan instead they adore him as a liberator. This is a problem when a community is founded on lies and arrogant behavior. Now what is different between Riek who went to Khartoum in 1997 and Deng Nhial in 1964? Riek is focusing all his energy for South Sudan cause and he fought for it.

Another Dinka fanatic hijacked the total liberation of South Sudan in 1972 by negotiated a fake peace with South Sudan Liberation Movement leadership. Abel Alier wrote the peace proposal himself and that proposal became the basis of Addis Ababa Agreement. The Government of JafarNimery knew that the Anya Nya was acquiring weapons from Israel and so they had to do something. Nimeri used selfishness of Dinka people to destroy people’s dream. The circumstance to which that peace was signed was fishy. Due to that, a senior Anya Nya officer named Joseph Akuon (from Anyuak tribe) was murdered at Nyinthar/Tharyier-Malual battle month earlier before the peace deal. The officer died in the hand of Dinka elements under the influence of Abel Alier. Joseph was opposed to Addis Ababa Agreement and instead he wanted the Anya Nya fighters to continue the fight till the mother land is liberated. Late Elijah Malok in his book he was blaming Anya Nya soldier from Shilluk for Joseph’s unfortunate death. The truth is that it was a Dinka plan. Unfortunate thing was that Nuer failed to act but instead some refused to sign up for Addis Ababa Agreement particularly in Fangak and Easter Nuer. Gai Tut who was senior Anya Nya officer then failed the Nuer and the South Sudanese. Addis Ababa Agreement was another Dinka conspiracy against the South Sudanese aspiration.

Within three years after the peace agreement many former Anya Nya soldiers sensed deception by the Arab north. The Arab dominated government wanted to relocate former Anya Nya from the South to the North. This transfers was viewed as dismantling of Southern dream. In 1975, many discontented former Anya Nya soldiers took up arms again in Eastern town of Akobo in Upper Nile region. Nimieri swiftly sent a Colonel named Abel Kon to quell down the mutiny in the area. However, that was too late, the Colonel was killed by the dissident soldiers under the leadership of Vincent KuanyLatjor and fledged the area for Ethiopia border where they established their camp at Bilpam. The non-commissioned officer (Corporal Bol Kur) who pulled the trigger that shot and killed Colonel Abel Kon was mysteriously killed by the SPLA under late John Garang in 1988. There was no reason he should have been put to death in that year because the issue of Anya Nya II and SPLA was solved. The SPLA leadership killed Bol Kur probably to avenge the death of Arab’s agent Colonel Abel Kon, a Dinka by tribe.

In 1983 late John Garang conspired with Ethiopian dictator against the Anya Nya II elements in Bilpam. This conspiracy resulted in forceful dislodgement of Anya Nya II from Bilpam. The motive was power struggle and differences over the objective of the movement. The Anya Nya II dominated by Nuer favor the liberation of South Sudan meanwhile the John Garang group sanctioned a liberation for united Sudan on the new basis. Garang used foreign forces (Ethiopians) to insert himself on the movement leadership. Dinka cunning behavior yet again betrayed the people cause. John Garang ambition was to continue the Dinka dreams championed by late William Deng Nhial in 1960s but aspiration founded on lies and unstable ground could not be sustained or achieved.

On 14th December 2013, kiirKuethpiny publicly on the nation TV stated that he will not allowed the event of 1991 to repeat itself. He said this after being assured backing by Ugandan dictator, YuweriKagutamseveni. Kiir intended to get rid of all opposition figures particularlyRiekMachar and Nuer tribe who they see as threat to Dinka hegemony. Kiir did not believe Riek will leave Juba unhurt. Killing Riek was the ultimate goal for Kiir but great God has other plan and hence Riek survived from the evil hands. God spared Riek’s life because He wants him not to be another Gai Tut, Chuol Deng and BuahKoang whom the Nuer themselves killed through Dinka conspiracy. The December 2013 was a well planned massacred against the Nuer by the Dinka leadership. If indeed, Nuer did not react Dinka won’t have learnt. The training of Dinka militia and the invitation of Ugandans into internal conflict are case in point. I noticed the present of Ugandan servicemen with their tanks on 22nd December 2013 a day after my arrival in Juba from Bharelgazale. I, then warned my Dinka colleagues who were happy with Ugandans involvement in internal conflict about the complications this may bring to South Sudanese people and the country at large. Many of those have already incurred numerous loses as a result of this war apart from economic burden the war created. This war will be the last Dinka conspiracy against the Nuer and the rest of South Sudanese communities.

Finally, the Dinka greed for leadership, looting, tribalism, robbery, mismanagement, ruthlessness and domination of others are the cause of this civil war and hence the reason of Dinka consistent conspiracies since the 1964 till today.

Bel Deng is a concern South Sudanese citizen and he can be reached through This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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