“Breakthrough” At the Mini -Summit In Juba, South Sudan.

Mini-Summit

Kenyan President, Uhuru Kenyatta, President Salva Kiir Mayardit, Ethiopian Prime, Hailemariam Desalegn, and the new Prime Minister of Uganda, Ruhakana Rugunda, post for a picture in a mini-carpet following a successful mini-summit in Juba(Photo: Nyamilepedia/Uhuru’s socials)

Oct 22, 2014(Nyamilepedia) — A small summit attended by the Ethiopian Prime Minister, Hailemariam Desalegn, Kenyan President, Uhuru Kenyatta, and the new Prime Minister of Uganda, Ruhakana Rugunda, while Yoweri Museveni is in London, has ended with a “breakthrough” this afternoon in Juba, South Sudan.

“At the Juba consultations, a breakthrough has been achieved on the outstanding issues, to be finalized at the next IGAD summit to be convened next week” read the IGAD communique on the Mini-Summit.

Although neither the communique nor the heads of states and governments, who attended the summit, elaborate on what the breakthroughs are, the IGAD leaders congratulated the South Sudan’s leaders for courageous and visionary steps in their recent meetings to resolve the 10-month civil war in their country.

“The IGAD heads of states and governments attending the Mini-Summit congratulated President Salva Kiir and Dr. Riek Machar for the courageous and visionary leadership in resolving the ongoing crisis in South Sudan” reads part of the IGAD communique extended to Nyamilepedia.

According to IGAD’s communique, the session was held to consult on the outcomes of the Bahir Dar session of the South Sudan Peace process.

The communique states that the “Bahir Dar session identified a few key outstanding issues to be discussed at the Head of state and government level before the mini-consultations have been held with Dr. Riek Machar, the leader of the SPLM-IO, to understand the key concerns of the opposition in relation to the outcomes of the Bahir Dar session”.

According to the Kenyan president, Uhuru Kenyatta, the IGAD mini-summit comes in the wake of significant progress in negotiations in Addis Ababa and Tanzania.

The fifth phase of IGAD led mediation in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia, made several changes towards achieving peace to the controversial IGAD Protocol of August 25th that gave President Salva Kiir an upper hand in power sharing.

Before the talks stalled on the power sharing the South Sudan’s stakeholders registered high hopes that a comprehensive agreement could be reached if the warring factions continued to compromise.

Other significant progresses have been made during the consultations with the regional leaders as well as among the SPLM leaders in Arusha, Tanzanaia.

The stalled IGAD peace mediation is expected to resumed on Monday, 27th October, 2014 in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia.

The Entire SPLM Leadership Owns up to Human Right Abuses and Crime Against Humanity

By Sindani Ireneaus

Hargeisa; Somaliland,

The SPLM leaders posting for a group photo in Arusha after signing the framework on October 20th, 2014(Photo: Nyamilepedia version)

The SPLM leaders posting for a group photo in Arusha after signing the framework on October 20th, 2014(Photo: Nyamilepedia version)

Oct 22, 2014(Nyamilepedia) — The cat is out of the bag. At least the Tanzanians have made it to jump out of the bag straight to our eyes and ears. No one can longer deny it whether now or in future. The world has also heard. The African Union must have taken heed of it while the ICC prosecutors should be happy and excited that they will not longer delve deep in investigating the heinous crimes in South Sudan in order to unravel the people behind the genocide, mass rape, rampant torture, ethnic targeted killings, disappearance of people, violation of individual rights and mass displacement of people in Juba making South Sudanese to live destitute lives in their own country.

If you are still wondering what I am talking about, let me make it abundantly clear that I am talking about the surprising admission by the entire leadership of the SPLM that there are responsible for the crisis in South Sudan. Allow me to quote the Arusha communiqué; entitled: The Arusha Communique: Intra-SPLM party so as to clearly illustrate the point and make it abundantly plane to everybody. I quote “The parties acknowledge a collective responsibility for the crisis in South Sudan that has taken a great toll on the lives and property of our people”. The communiqué was signed by none other than Cde Paul Akol Kordit on behalf of SPLM in government; Cde Duer Tut Duer on behalf of SPLM in opposition and Cde Kosti Manibe Ngai on behalf of SPLM detainees and it is dated October 21, 2014. “The great toll on the lives” means the mass killings, torture, rape, displacement and incarcerations and disappearances”. “Great toll to property” means the destruction to private and public properties such as individual Nuer houses in Juba, destruction of public homes such as the one of the former vice president, destruction of villages in upper Nile and Bentui, looting of peoples’ houses in Juba, land grabbing and confiscation of travelers property such as goods, cell phones, money and any other thing that falls into category of property

Right from the start let me make it abundantly clear that the leadership of these factions have frankly and without shame owned up to the criminal act and brutality that has been meted to the people of South Sudan. My admitting that they are responsible for the “crisis in South Sudan that has taken a great toll on lives and property of the people of South Sudan”, it means they systematically planned, directed and executed all that befell the people. Secondly they are saying that whatever crimes committed by their subordinates that include the rank and file of the SPLA soldiers on both side of the divide in this criminal war, was methodically organized, plan and directed by them. There is nothing called random killing by rogue soldiers, nothing called revenge killings or being detained innocently. All have participated in one way or another in brutally murdering innocent children, women and civilians. They conspired to exterminate ethnic groups and planned ethnic killings in the country. They smartly planned and uprooted South Sudanese from their residences and made them to be refugees and internally displaced in their country. They directed mass rape as a tool of war. They displaced thousands of South Sudanese and forced them to refugee in neighbouring countries. They carried out targeted killing particularly of those perceive to be against the regime. They planned and directed the torture of human right activists in Juba in order to silence them.

Now that these leaders have admitted and owned up to the genocide, ethnic killings, raping, torture and the whole range of human right abuses in South Sudan, let me be clear on apportioning the crimes. By owning up to these crimes the leadership of SPLM in government has owned up to:

  1. Targeted ethnic killing of more than 20,000 Nuer civilians in Juba, destruction of Nuers property in Juba, Bor, Malakal, and Unity state particularly the destruction of leer in Bentui
  2. The targeted killing and disappearance of people in Juba such as the killing of Isaac Abraham because of his writings
  3. Torturing human right activists such as Athuai; the chairman of civil right organizations in Juba
  4. Attacking innocent Nuers who were sheltering in UNMISS compound in Bor
  5. Illegally using of banned chemical weapons on Nuer soldiers on Juba-Bor road where hundreds of soldiers died as a result of cluster bombs
  6. Carrying out rampant rape of Nuer women in Juba by government soldiers and operatives just because of their ethnicity
  7. The fact that it fabricated a coup in order to eliminate its opponents and create chaos and suffering in order to perpetuate tribal, dictatorial and corrupt leadership in Juba
  8. Consciously recruiting, training, arming, directing and commanding a tribal militia to carry out genocide and commit serious human right abuses in South Sudan
  9. Hiring mercenaries from Uganda and northern Sudan to propagate its genocide and ethnic cleansing policy

Likewise by signing the communiqué, the leadership of the SPLM in opposition has owned up to:

  1. The revenge killings that occurred in Akobo in the UNMISS compound.
  2. Alleged killing of innocent people in hospital and in a church in Bor
  3. Innocent killing of captured soldiers from Sudanese rebels in Malakal
  4. Ethnic killing of innocent chollo people because of their alleged support to General Olony, the leader of the Chollo militia in Malakal

Lastly the leadership of the SPLM detainees in collaboration with the other leaders of SPLM has owned up to the rampant corruption, tribalism, nepotism, molding a dictator, mismanagement of state affairs, inability to render services to the people of South Sudan while they were in government.

What is the implication of this admission to the future of South Sudan? First these leaders have admitted that they created chaos in South Sudan because of their failure to provide effective leadership. They have admitted that they are criminals, thieves, trbalists and dictators who are repugnant to democracy. Above all they have committed crime against humanity and human right violations. They have disunited and completely broken the bridges that had made the people of South Sudan to stick together. They have admitted that they have failed the people of South Sudan who had voted overwhelmingly for them to steer the country into prosperity and rapid development. They have admitted that they cannot unite, lead and administer the nation other than their stomachs and their cronies. They have above all admitted that they have failed the peoples’ mandate and instead turned to kill and maim the very people who elected them, looted the country for their individual gain, destroyed the property of the very people who they were entrusted protect.

The question is whether in any meaningful way these leaders have any legitimacy left to continue governing in South Sudan? The fact is that any elected leader who has turned against his people, massacred them, plunger their wealth and property, displaced them, raped and tortured them, in the eyes of the law has lost his/her legitimacy and cannot longer purport to lead and speak on their behalf. Therefore the current SPLM leaders are not longer legitimate elected leaders of South Sudan. They deserve not to speak on behalf of the people any more. Since they have collectively taken responsibility for the heinous crimes against humanity and human right abuses, their only option is to stand up boldly and answer to their crimes before the International criminal court in The Hague. As they stood boldly in their gray suites in front of Kikwete; the Tanzania President and owned up to their crimes, they should likewise stand tall, boldly and upright in front of the international criminal court to defend themselves individually or collectively. On the other hand they should also face their victims and relatives of their victims to whole heartedly apologize to them like the great men and women in South African who faced their victims and relatives of their victims and apologized under the tutelage of Bishop Tutu truth and reconciliation commission.

Finally what is my advice in this circumstance? My brotherly advice first goes to these leaders to tell them that this is a decision time. Either they make South Sudan to take the path of reconciliation and embark on peaceful co-existence and development of the country or they would like this great nation to sink with them during this period of their demise. Taking path of reconciliation and peaceful co-existence means the leadership in Juba should immediately resign or seek no leadership position in the transitional administration. Similarly the leadership of the SPLM in opposition and SPLM detainees must negotiate in good faith for peace and transitional government without them. This is because with them in any form of government, genuine reconciliation will not happened in South Sudan. It would be like covering a fire with mud without extinguishing it completely. Secondly, I must advise these leaders that they either face peoples’ truth and reconciliation commission to ask for forgiveness from the people of South Sudan because there is no South Sudanese who has not been aggrieved by their reckless leadership or wait to present themselves to the international criminal court where they can have the opportunity to clear their names as individual or suffer the consequences of their action. This is the only way to end the impunity that has been the order of the day in South Sudan.

My advice to the IGAD peace negotiators is that peace and reconciliation can only come to South Sudan when the root causes of the current conflict are fully discussed, agreed upon and future roadmap for thorough reforms including the institution of federal system is drawn up. Once this is achieved then a transitional government without these the self confessed SPLM butchers of South Sudan can be established. Excluding the entire leadership is crucial so that reconciliation and building of the social fabric of the people of South can begin. The SPLM leaders should be offered the chance to seek forgiveness from the people of South Sudan through truth and reconciliation commission or face the international criminal court to clear their names. By considering or allowing these leaders to participate in the transitional or future leadership in South Sudan without reconciliation or not answering to the heinous crimes they committed against the people of South Sudan, means IGAD itself is condoning impunity in South Sudan and in fact the South Sudanese will view this as if IGAD is adding salt on the bleeding wounds in South Sudan. Certainly this will not go unchallenged because there many patriotic South Sudanese out there who will take over the mettle of liberating the people of South Sudan from the York of murderous leaders, looters and plunderers of the country. It does not matter how long this will take but the people have to be liberated from these criminals and impunity must be ended.

My advice to the friends of South Sudan including the troika is that they should continue to stand firm in supporting the people of South Sudan during this trying time. There is no quick fix to the issues in South Sudan neither can there be quick fix by reconstituting SPLM of self confessed criminals and looters. The current leaders are bent to continue with their determined efforts to propagate chaotic crisis in the country for their comfort and comfort of their tribes and cronies. South Sudan is not devoid of leaders but the country has been taken hostage by leaders who have no future of the country in their hearts. For eight years they have been in government, they have only perfected the art of looting, corrupting and balkanizing the country into tribal enclaves. Nothing is acceptable than allowing and accepting the impunity that is striding the breath and length of entire South Sudan.

What about the Tanzania government. I must extend my sincere congratulations to the government of Tanzania for bringing these leaders together to finally take responsibility for the crimes they committed in South Sudan. They have been denying this for long and now they have owned up. My sincere advice is that Tanzania should make these leaders to realize that the confession they made is not the highway to assume leadership again but it is the rough road for them to stand up and face their victims or their relatives and say we are sorry or else they must face the law at The Hague in order to end impunity in South Sudan. There is no middle road for these leaders. They either succumb to the law or are forced to face the law.

For the AU commission tasked to investigate human rights abuses and crime against humanity in South Sudan, I would say that the Commission‘s work is made easier. The people have already taken responsibility for these crimes. The only work you are left with is to identify who bears the greatest responsibility so that the law takes its course. There is no time to waste now because the people of South Sudan need closure for their sufferings. Last but not the least please ICC take up the case of South Sudan as soon as the AU commission presents it to you. South Sudanese are yawning for justice and they want to see justice prevail and this should be done as soon as possible for any justice delayed is justice denied.

Sindani Ireneaus

Hargeisa; Somaliland

Contact: vosskaro2005@yahoo.com

My opinion on the ongoing SPLM-Reunification and SPLM-Internal differences sorted out peace process, as they call it

By Gatluke Chuol Reat,

Opinion

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South Sudan’s president Salva Kiir, Tanzanian president Jakaya Kikwete and SPLM/SPLA Chairman, Dr. Riek Machar posting for a picture(Photo: Hatim Cuei/Nyamilepedia)

Oct 22, 2014(Nyamilepedia) — I humbly and prayerfully hope that what I have to say will be received in the spirit that I would like to convey. We have just heard that there is an ongoing SPLM-REUNIFICATION peace talk in Tanzanian Capital, Arusha. Many of our brothers and sisters might join me and ask about the reality of watchman on the tower. He has raised a warning voice and he said, I would urge all to listen and follow my counsel. It is tremendously important always to be in harmony with those who cheer you on and believe that what you are doing is best for all and have watch for the souls of the fallen. As they falls and their falls must give an account and that they may do it with joy, and not with grief.

My message to those in SPLM-IO is that I wish I am not speaking of a people who did not care to listen to the voices of their comrades and their brothers and sisters, who are voicing and urging, to say that we might not agree with that decision. The killings of the Nuer people has nothing to do with the differences within SPLM-Party and if Salva Kirr is saying it has, then instead of saying SPLM-Reunion, you might start my digging out why then SALVA Kirr order the killings of the Nuer people? And then see if the UNIFICATION actually needs the presence of SALVA KIRR while still sitting as a President of all people?

To: Dr. Riek Machar, the leader of SPLM-IO

I am sure that you might have seen many voices and hope to have a chance to read them, I found it unpleasant business to constantly be calling people to frequently and set a stage as if the issue should be discussed at the level of SPLM-fractions despite the continued unflinchingly by the Juba led Fraction.

The blood had bled horribly within South Sudanese communities, and most importantly within the Nuer community and within your close circles. Many might admitted that your leadership, must be everlastingly at it; I want you to understand that, some of us are well informed and have much citation to the history of our country. I want you to know that undermining as if young people do not understand will eventually put you on the defensive, which I think is not what you want right now. Otherwise, by then the fault may be partly yours.

But, if we make the true way clear to you, then we are blameless. I wish to speak today of unwanted messages I have received from many friends, colleagues and beyond about what is taking place or the so called SPLM-UNIFICATION. My purpose in doing so is to attempt to give strength against mistakes, suffering, heartache, and anguish to you and your entire leadership.

May I begin by sharing with you a personal experience as a young man who grown up experiencing the unfolding civil war in both Sudan and South Sudan from a time many years ago. By 1955 Elia Kuze, the Liberal Member of Parliament was put on trial because he was the first South Sudan nationalist who led resistance against Gellaba rule in Yambio. At that time, the Azande demanded that South Sudan not be ruled by or be dominated by the “false so-called Northern brothers, as a results, the Bloody riots erupts in Nzara. History tells us that 1972, a bad peace was signed or the so call Addis Ababa Accord between the Anya Nya and Sudan Government. Three years later, in 1975 Revolts by South Sudanese soldiers in Akobo and other barracks in protest for their being transfer to the North, in violation of Addis Ababa Agreement

When I received an unwelcome but valuable message from my devoted friends around the world about what is going on, reunited SPLM. I tell them persistence is a key.

My memorable mission was when I visited you in Nasir in March this year and later in Addis Ababa, before my returning to service the community. I was not anxious to explain to people about what I tell you or what I think of you. My intended messages were received well by many of friends, brothers and sisters within the community and would require more thorough explanation privately with some of them, especially those who are curious to think that something like this might happened in the future and about other counterfoils, discipline, and seriousness of our brothers and sisters with you.

With all of this in mind I said to my friends, they are doing what we think of them and what is good for the community. Now, what I am seeing had made me think about the entire thing we saw in the past. I am an ordinary son and brother in this community who is hurting so much because of the events of December 15, 203 it hurt, but I could not ignore it. I rather message you in a brotherly manner than hurting our community who is already hurts by Salva Kirr and the Nuer who pretend to be Nuer but letting their own people dying on their watch at UNIMISS CAMPS.

In the time of killings of the Nuer by Salva Kirr, a certain ruler who was voted on by the Nuer people will one day meaningfully answer many questions as to why, why Nuer people? The unwelcome answer by many now would be “UNIFICATION of the SPLM, I would rather seek otherwise. Jesus once said to Master: “Yet lackest thou one thing: sell all that thou hast, and distribute unto the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me.”

When the ruler heard this, “he was very sorrowful: for he was very rich” and “And when Jesus saw that he was very sorrowful, he said, how hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God!” How people handle their earthly riches is among the great tests they have in life.

In the end, I rather am faithful to say that, sending wrong words out can tremendously cause tragic and my message is that while reading a piece titled “How Dr. Riek Machar Set Himself Up for Failure” I think there is much to be learn there. In 21 century, almost every one dismissed “assume to be or live by assuming that thing will overnight be ok.

Thank

Gatluke Chuol Reat, the author, can be reached at nuerinternational@gmail.com

Regional Leaders Meet In Juba to Bolster Peace Initiatives!

Kenyan president, Uhuru Kenyatta, alight from the presidential jet(Photo: Uhuru's profiles)

Kenyan president, Uhuru Kenyatta, alight from the Kenyan Air Force jet(Photo: Uhuru’s profiles)

Oct 22, 2014(Nyamilepedia) — The thrilled regional leaders are landing in Juba, South Sudan, for a one day IGAD summit to push for a “speedy resolution” to the 10-month South Sudan conflict.

According to Kenyan president, Uhuru Kenyatta, who arrives in Juba, the regional leaders are converging in Juba to revitalize the stalled IGAD peace process.

“Departing for a one day official visit to Juba, South Sudan, where I will attend the IGAD Summit. Kenya is committed to a speedy resolution to the South Sudan conflict.” Kenyatta states as he leaves Nairobi, Kenya, this morning.

South Sudan peace talks and the newly initiated Intra-SPLM Dialogue have yield significant progresses in Ethiopia and Tanzania. The IGAD led Peace process, which stalled in the fifth round, was adjourned to allow further consultations on power sharing and the system of governance protocols.

While president Salva Kiir has met president Yoweri Museveni during the consultations, Dr. Machar met president Uhuru Kenyatta in Nairobi, last week.

The two principals have once again met in Arusha on Monday to witness the signing of the Intra-SPLM Dialogue Framework and Communique by the delegates of the three SPLM factions.

The Arusha initiative avails an opportunity for the SPLM party to discuss the root causes of the current conflict, initiate measures to end the war, re-vitalize, re-organized and strengthen the SPLM party, restore the SPLM vision, develop mechanisms to generate resources, promote and foster the spirit and exercise of collective leadership on transparency and accountability.

The Dialogue has so far registered significant processes as the principal leaders, Salva Kiir Mayardiit and Dr. Riek Machar, accepted mutual responsibility for a 10-month civil war that has killed tens of thousands of people and displaced over one million people.

For the first time, the leaders acknowledged “collective responsibility for the crisis in South Sudan that has taken a great toll on the lives and property of our people”

The SPLM leaders pledge strong commitment to resolve the conflict through peaceful mediation.

“There is no reason for our people to suffer again after independence,” Kiir said.

“We do not want this opportunity to go away like other opportunities before,” Machar said.

The commitment renewed hopes and prompt the regional leaders to convince and encourage speedy resolutions to end the conflict, however, president Salva Kiir believes that the regional body has failed.

“IGAD has failed. We are doing it for record purposes not that something will be done,” he said.

While the Ugandan president, Yoweri Museveni, will be represented by his newly appointed Prime Minister, Ruhakana Rugunda, Kenyan president, Uhuru Kenyatta and the Ethiopia Prime Minister, Hailemariam Desalegn, will attend the summit.

The stalled IGAD peace mediation is expected to resumed on Monday, 27th October, 2014 in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia.

South Sudan: Arusha Agreement Framework, Not A Re-Unification!

The SPLM leaders posting for a group photo in Arusha after signing the framework on October 20th, 2014(Photo: Nyamilepedia version)

The SPLM leaders posting for a group photo in Arusha after signing the framework on October 20th, 2014(Photo: Nyamilepedia version)

Oct 22, 2014(Nyamilepedia) — The South Sudanese SPLM delegates, who signed the recent framework and communique documents in Arusha, Tanzania, want the South Sudanese to note that they documents signed on 20th October are not a peace agreement or a re-unification of the SPLM party.

According to Duer Tut Duer, who signed the communique on behave of SPLM-IO faction, one of the documents is a framework for dialogue while the second is a communique that officially announces the consents of the SPLM factions to the Intra-SPLM Dialogue.

“We would like to inform South Sudanese that the two documents signed today 20th October 2014 are not peace agreement nor re-unification of the SPLM party, but one is a framework for Dialogue and the other one is a communique” Duer clarifies.

Duer believes that the re-unification of SPLM, after death of tens of thousands of innocent civilians, may takes months or years and can’t be concluded in just 8 days.

“Re-unification of the SPLM after the attrocities committed is a proces that take months or more, only frank and sincere disucssions will bring genuine, sincere and reasonable solution to SPLM problem and that of the Nation” Duer said.

The politician ensures the South Sudanese that the leaders are working toward achieving genuine peace but not false hopes.

“We need to give our people a hope but not a false hope, we need to be sincere to our people” Duer emphasized.

“We are currently fighting one another, this is why we are talking to bring a lasting peace to our people” Duer continued.

Public Reaction

The clarifications came in time when the young South Sudanese were thrilled on social media over the recent publications on the two documents. The convergence of SPLM factions and the release of the framework agreement have provoked mixed reactions among the young South Sudanese.

According to Gordon Buay Malek, an SSLA allied government supporter, the Arusha Agreement between SPLM groups is the first step towards achieving peace.

“the Arusha Agreement between SPLM groups is the first step towards achieving peace because Riek Machar, for the first time, signed a document acknowledging that “violence is not the appropriate means to resolve political differences” Gordon Buay said.

Buay believes that the Arusha Agreement is important because, as quoted, “it condemned the violence of December, 15 coup, it recognized that Salva Kiir is the democratically elected Chairman of the SPLM and it recognized that Riek Machar has been killing the Nuer since 1991 for a position in the SPLM.”

According to Jesus Deng Mading-Chaui, a member of SPLM-IO, the framework agreement ends Salva Kiir’s term as the chairman of the SPLM party and installs Dr. Machar, the former first Vice Chairman of the party, as the next chairman and the next flag bearer of the party and the president of the Federal Republic of South Sudan

“Allah kerim Dr Peter Adwok, Awet Akot, and Cde Pagan Amum signed a document ending kiir term as the chairman of the party and Dr Riek Machar become the next chairperson and the president of federal republic of south Sudan after interim period of three years. ” Deng said

Objectives Agreed in the Framework:

According to Machar’s spokesperson, James Gatdet Dak, the framework agreement signed in Arusha, Tanzania, between the SPLM factions is a road-map which contains guiding principles and objectives. It is a basis for further discussions and possible resolutions.

The Intra-SPLM Dialogue, as outlined in the framework agreement, will discuss the root causes of the current conflict, initiate measures to end the war, re-vitalize, re-organized and strengthen the SPLM party, restore the SPLM vision, develop mechanisms to generate resources, promote and foster the spirit and exercise of collective leadership on transparency and accountability.

  1. Address the root causes of the current crisis in order to expeditiously reconciles its leadership and membership to restore unity and harmony in the party;
  2. Initiate measures to stop the war, lead the government and the people of South Sudan towards peace, stability and prosperity;
  3. Re-vitalize, re-organize, strengthen and restore the SPLM to its vision, principles, political direction and core values;
  4. Promote and foster the spirit and exercise of collective leadership on transparency and accountability; and
  5. Develop mechanisms to generate resources and ensure their efficient management and to combat corruption.

Unless agreed upon by the parties, the dialogue shall be confined within the Framework.

Related:

Full Text: SPLM’s ARUSHA FRAMEWORK FOR INTRA-SPLM DIALOGUE!

The Arusha Communique: Intra-SPLM Dialogue

It is Too Early For The Republic of South Sudan to Die!

By South Sudan’s For Generations Organization,

Leadership in

Nairobi, Kenya

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Source: via Salesian Sisters

Oct 21, 2014(Nyamilepedia) — The SOUTH SUDAN’S FOR GENERATIONS’ organization would like to invite the partners to join us in advocacy to rescues South Sudan from the hand of the leaders. The president and the former Vice president are the one created the problem and also the right people to reconciles and heal the wound that they created to the nation. We understand that many of South Sudanese communities do not beliefs that the beauty of the country is warm of all of us, Nuer, Shuluk, Dinka and so on and so pose. As Abraham Lincoln put it “ A House divided cannot stand’’ we want to inform the world that, the South Sudan peace negotiations speed is not up to our expectations, it’s very slow; The Mediators and Negotiators lack right skill and modalities to negotiate and come out with something tangible for us.

It is important for Mediators and Negotiators to:

  • Have clear agendas and priorities. They need to be precise, brief, and define the issues and expected outcomes clearly. State what the decision-maker can and should do, and back this up by developing constructive relationships with them.
  • Be prepared for a conversation with clear talking points. Try to relate what you are saying to something the decision-maker has done or said. Don’t avoid controversial topics, but do remain calm during discussions; debate is fine, but avoid being combative.

Negotiation is a process to resolve conflict, through the give-and-take of negotiations; groups try to agree on a solution that both sides can accept, Kolb, Deborah M., and Judith Williams (2000). Successful negotiation requires a careful appraisal of where one stands on the issue and what can be done to improve the situation. The Mediators and Negotiators must a negotiation and persuasion capacities, backed by sound knowledge and evidence, are central to influencing decisions. IGAD, AU and UN agencies must put in mind that, influencing political players require much more than providing the right evidence. It requires building pressure on you the decision-makers by adding strength (such as by forming strategic relationships and partnerships), strengthening the capability and actions of pressure groups, and developing public arguments that recognize the parties’ challenges. Mediators & Negotiators must do the following steps to prepare for solution if there they are there for us:

  1. 1. Take stock: Look at the weaker parts of the proposal and the organization, then you can plan ahead to find ways that overcome the possible deficit.
  2. 2. Collect the facts that support case, and learn as much as you can about the other group, their circumstances, perspectives and interests. Find ways to understand and accommodate their concerns.
  3. Develop alternatives: Use the information acquired to formulate alternatives and assess what the other party will do. This will help to better decide whether to compromise under terms you initiate or walk away.
  4. Get fresh perspectives: Talking with others (Pressures group) whose judgment you trust often helps you see the situation in a new way.

In conclusion

My personal remark is that the three slogans (EQUITY, LIBERTY and FREEDOM) that we achieved at independence were not well focused on in media for our forces and citizens whom we have not yet made to be absolutely national to know their meaning. The dances we always see for the past eight years on SSTV and radios stations should be focusing on the meaning of the three. In such, environment the Citizens and our National arms should live to “know that we are one’’ national arms should not to be tempted to kill the people they are oblige to protect. The interim constitution would names the president (Kiir) as head of state, Where the Prime Minister would be the chief executive of the Government of South Sudan, if South Sudan employed parliamentary system.

James Gajaak Koang

Chairman,

SOUTH SUDAN’S FOR GENERATIONS ORGANIZATION, ADVOCACY GROUP

African Mission Trip to Sudan and Ethiopia Refugees Camps (Mosquito Nets Distribution)

By Rev. Bafel Paul Gak Deng

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African Mission Trip to Sudan and Ethiopia Refugees Camps (Mosquito Nets Distribution) from August 25, 2014 to September 25, 2014 …

0ct 21, 2014(Nyamilepedia) — Learn to do right; seek Justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case for widows. Isaiah 1: 17

Our main targets are: New born babies, Orphan children, pregnant women, Elderly people and Disable.

bafel01Sponsored by Peace Lutheran Church, Sudanese Ministry of the Lutheran Church of Missouri Synod/USA

Malaria

Malaria is caused by a bite of a female anopheles mosquito, which passes the malaria parasite from one human to another. The most obvious symptom is high fever, but there can be other symptoms such as diarrhea.

Malaria threatens thousands of people in refugees’ camps in Ethiopia, Sudan, Uganda, Kenya and IDPs under the bushes in South Sudan. Many catch the disease each year and a thousand die from it, mainly children under five years and pregnant women. Malaria kills around one child in 20.

Prevention: One way of protecting yourself from malaria is to take anti-malaria medicines and sleep under mosquito nets. Unfortunately, in many places the malaria parasite become resistant to anti-malaria drugs and the problem is getting worse in refugees camps.

Therefore the Peace Lutheran Church and the Sudanese Ministry have decided to address the concern to the friends in Christ to help the vulnerable people of South Sudan in refugee’s camps who have been affected deeply by crises in South Sudan.

We distributed the mosquito nets to the vulnerable South Sudanese people in refugee’s camps in Alagai, Judah of Sudan and Tharpham Gambella of Ethiopia. Additionally, we preached the word of God and empower refugees to have confidence and strengthen their faith in Christ Jesus, so that they may have hope and peace. We convey our deep appreciation to people who make generous gifts that have granted to the vulnerable South Sudanese people in refugees’ camps in neighboring countries such as Ethiopia and Sudan.

Word of prayer for South Sudan:

Father we pray that the land and the people of South Sudan belong to you. Your word declares that you counsel stands forever the plans of your heart to all generations. How blessed is the nation of South Sudan whose God is the Lord. We declare that the nation of South Sudan will become a nation whose God is the Lord. We declare that the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and His ears are open to their cry.

We declare that the face of the Lord is against those who do evil actions. Our heavenly Father has given the nation of South Sudan to His Son for His inheritance and the ends of the earth are His possessions. We speak the righteous anger of the Lord over the land of south Sudan, so that its leaders will begin to hear the voice of God from heaven and know the meaning of the fear of the Lord that they will take delight in Him and rejoice with trembling to bow down before the king of kings, prince of peace, Lord of Lords who has been given this nation as His possession. Your promise is that they will be blessed.

Lord, only you can bring peace in this land and among its peoples. Only you are able to strike the consciousness of this people to honor each other as being made in your image. Lord, only you can unite the people in this land and give them one heart as a nation.

We declare that the blood of Jesus is able to go back deep into the blood lines of the people of South Sudan and clean the heart, mind, and soul each person from the spirit of bitterness, anger, rage, unforgiving thoughts, and action of killing and revenge.

We pray for peace and reconciliation of the people of South Sudan through faith in Jesus Christ. Thank you for strengthening each of us in our life and walk with you, In Jesus name. Amen.

Rev. Bafel Paul Gak Deng

Former Chairperson of Peace and Reconciliation Commission for Upper Nile State of South Sudan

bpdeng@juno.com