Violence Destroys Everything With Devastating Speed

By Aldo Ajou Deng Akuey,

Tukuls set on fire by South Sudan government troops during a recent fighting in Wau State(Photo: file)

Tukuls set on fire by South Sudan government troops during a recent fighting in Wau State(Photo: file)

April 29, 2017 (Nyamilepedia) —— Violence destroys everything with devastating speed. Since December 2013, South Sudan has lost approximately close to 80,000 human lives; disabled hundreds of thousands young people; internally displaced over 1,000,000 citizens from their homes; over three millions have emigrated to neighbouring countries of Uganda, Kenya, Democratic Republic of Congo, Sudan, Ethiopia and those who have already migrated to Europe, USA, Canada or Australia are not coming back; many children are in the streets of our towns and no support and above all, over 5,000,000 humans are starving and sick to death.

On the ground, the country has shutdown all essential services: lack of drinking water and food, insecurity, education and health are not functioning at all levels, towns or periphery. The common question, among many questions is: What can we do to save our lives and the country?

The disaster is at its climax. The man made war destructiveness, the natural absence of rains, continuous drought since 2005 and no harvest and therefore no food production anywhere. We are dying alone and the world is watching! Our people since 2013 cried out for peace to Africans and to the world, but they responded by giving us their “Agreement for Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan, ARCSS.

This ARCSS gave birth to three children: the Transitional Government of National Unity, TGoNU, Join Evaluation and Monitoring Commission, JEMC and UNMISS, commanding huge UN force of 17,000 troops only for protection of civilians, who are these civilians? The starving to death? We must together do something!

The only option available to us is to make our own peace among ourselves. The precedence set by Dr. John Garang de Mabior could guide us to peaceful resolution of this foolhardy conflict.

Dr. John disagreed with some leaders in Anyanya two, but he reconciled the SPLM with Anyanya two and unified the forces against the main enemy, “the minority clique.” as he nicknamed the Khartoum regime. Dr. John, alone, without mediators, brought Drs Riek and Lam Akol back to the SPLM and reinstated them back to the top leadership in 2002.

When Dr. John and General Salva administratively disagreed in 2004, the whole SPLM/SPLA leaders brought them to Rumbek and were happily reconciled. That saved the Movement, the people South Sudan and the Comprehensive Peace Agreement, CPA, which gave us our freedom and independence. We can do the same. Let’s not “beat around the bush!”

Similarly, we can bring General Salva Kiir Mayardit, General Wani Igga, General Daniel Awet Akot, General Kuol Manyang, General (Molana) Nhial Deng Nhial and their supporters in the Mother SPLM and on the other side, invite Dr. Riek Machar Teny, Taban Deng Gai. Pagan Amuom, Deng Alor, Mama Rebecca Nyandeeng and their SPLM IO and SPLM FDs.

Like Dr. John you ought to reconcile these groups and, I am sure, the war shall be over. This war, by its present form, is political not tribal by any standards.

The nonsense and empty noise against the Jieng Council of Elders is only a lesson learned from the Cold War (1917-1989) disinformation syndrome and, may be, only may be, those scholars who might have read the book: “The Animal Farm” by George Orwel 1984, could be aware of the vicious-fictitious stories of the twentieth century”.

Aldo Ajou Deng Akuey
Juba, South Sudan


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2 comments

  • Aldo, i am not sure if this is really Aldo Ajou Deng, member of the JCE who has written this article. Uncle, there is a saying in English that if you break it, fix it. What you need to do is look for your chairman Ambrose Riiny Thiik, yourself, Joshua Dau Diw and other JCE members to sit down and take this same article to Salva. You were the ones who told him to abandon the SPLM and to work with tribal council JCE. If you see now that your policies are not working, please sir tell him so that he can return to SPLM and the party will help him to find solutions. This is my suggestion. You cannot blame anybody, but yourselves. Nyaluak

  • Mzee you are almost to come back to your senses, I agree with Nyaluak, where were this thinking in 2013 when you cook coup? you had said 80.000 has died, 1,000,000, internal displaced, 100, thousand has disabled. that is what you been longing, your children are outside south Sudan, they are not even participate in war. therefore, you should resign with your both Salva kiir for the mess you had put to this country. If you new what Garang did all along, why did created another mess in July last year? you should call Machar within short time without delayed in order to help the country for failing.