Twenty problems with the December 2017 cessation of hostilities agreement

IGAD leaders during South Sudan 2nd Peace Process, the Revitalization Forum, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, December 2017(Photo: file)

By Aly Verjee, Jan 4th, 2018(Nyamilepedia) — Later this evening, a cessation of hostilities agreement (CoHA) between the government of South Sudan and eight South Sudanese armed groups comes into effect.  The agreement, signed in Addis Ababa and mediated by IGAD, was welcomed by many South Sudanese and the international community (see statements from the AU, Troika, and EU). The African Union Chairperson called the CoHA a […]

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A gavel and a name plate with the engraving Death Penalty

BY DANIEL JUOL NHOMNGEK, KAMPALA, UGANDA Dec 30th, 2017(Nyamilepedia) —– The establishment of modern states is not something easier. What complicate the whole matter are their settings. They have been forged through bringing different communities with varied interests that were thrashed into one people historically during the colonial period. Consequently, to form one nation-state out of these various but tribal […]

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Dr. Peter Adwok Nyaba, former Minister of High Education, Science and Technology(Photo: profile)

A call to patriotic revolutionary and democratic forces in South Sudan, By Professor Peter Adwok Nyaba, Dec 30th, 2017(Nyamilepedia) —— The republic of South Sudan is in deep social, economic and political crises. There seems no exit out of this situation except by complete destruction and transformation of Kiir’s ethnocentric totalitarian regime. The IGAD and international community’s attempts to revitalize […]

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BY WESLEY BOKATI NATANA ABRAHAM            A Concerned South Sudanese elder                            Nairobi, Kenya Dec 28th, 2017(Nyamilepedia) — Background: At independence on 9 July 2011, South Sudan was at war with at least seven armed groups. According to UN figures, the various conflicts affected nine of its ten states, with tens of thousands displaced. Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) also operates in a wide […]

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Ghost Nation: An ethnic-cleansing campaign by the government threatens to empty South Sudan

South Sudanese trying to find out whether their relatives are dead or alive(Photo: BBC)

In his heart, Simon Yakida knew he was digging his own grave. By Nick Turse, Dec 12, 2017(Nyamilepedia) —– A few days earlier, clashes between government troops and rebel forces near Bamurye, Yakida’s village in South Sudan, had left three soldiers dead. Now the local military commander stood before him, gesturing at one of the bodies. He told Yakida, “Killing you […]

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What makes Bona Malwal more South Sudanese than Abyei people?


By Biong Deng Biong, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, December 12, 2017(Nyamilepedia) —– Recently, South Sudanese have become aware of the Bona Malwal position that Abyei is not South Sudan. This is not new to Abyei people, since he made it clear to them in 2005 that Abyei will only become part of South Sudan “over his dead body”. The reason for […]

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Is the World Bank being misled in South Sudan?

Stephen Dhieu Dau Concluding The IMF And The World Bank 2017 Spring Meetings(Photo: file)

By Dr. Lako Jada Kwajok, Dec 5, 2017(Nyamilepedia) — A top classified information has leaked out from credible sources exposing a secretive plan that would be to the detriment of tens of thousands of our rural populations. So far the regime in Juba is tight-lipped although the deadline for the implementation is drawing closer. It’s a massive project, in fact, […]

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What Are the Alternatives to Salva Kiir

President Salva Kiir wipes his face in public with a pink handkerchief(Photo: file)

By Apioth Mayom Apioth Dec 05, 2017(Nyamilepedia) —- By the looks of things, Kiir Mayardit has no intention of steering the nation into the daylight. He has been the leading figure in the South Sudanese politics for twelve unimpressive years. He has become “Mr. Let’s wait and see how this problem is going to take care of itself.” His loves […]

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Evaluation and Response to SPLM FDs Exit Strategy

Members of the former Detainees meeting Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni in the past(Photo: file)

Prepared by Bol Jok Jek,   Nov 25, 2017(Nyamilepedia) —- Historical background of Crisis – The historical background of South Sudan crisis is similar to any Country with post independent political outstanding issues which caused civil war whether in Balkans region in Europe or Africa, such as Rwanda, Central Africa Republic, and DRC. The conflict in Republic of South Sudan was […]

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Reasons Why Citizens of Greater Mundri in Western Equatoria, South Sudan Took Up Arms

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A paper prepared to be presented to delegation of IGAD High Level Revitalization Forum for South Sudan Peace process                                                                              By                                                    Lt. General Wesley Welebe Samson                                                      Deputy Chief of Staff for training                                                                            SPLA/M IO                                                                              Lasu                                                                            South Sudan                                        Outline The story- briefly (Background) Incursion […]

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