Kenya’s battle of dynasties

President Uhuru Kenyatta with Raila Odinga at a past event. (Photo: file | NMG)

By Deng Vanang, August 11, 2017(Nyamilepedia) —– Still with bated breaths Kenya and Kenyans haven’t yet finally crossed over what has been emotionally billed the battle of dynasties spanning well over 54 years. That period is the whole lifespan of Kenya’s independence since 1963. The round two of Kenyatta and Odinga siblings’ rivalry ever since 2013 general elections has stirred […]

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SPLM/A-IO’S CHANGE OF STRATEGY VITAL

Dr. Riek Machar Teny, South Sudan's former Vice President and leader of SPLM/A-IO(Photo: getty)

Not relying on enemies to win is even more crucial. By Deng Vanang, July 30th, 2017(Nyamilepedia) —— Unfounded fear, misplaced optimism and mercantilist mentality have long conspired to define SPLM/A-IO’s policy ever since the war broke out in 2013. Such misjudgments made the guerrilla movement to live on the good will of its enemies, while it ironically expects to win […]

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World’s telling silence on South Sudan State failure a choker

US President, Barack Obama, the first sitting US president to address Afican Union, gather regional leaders here in his last attempt to push for a political solution to South Sudan crises and other epidemic problems in the continent(Photo: file)

By Deng Vanang, July 22, 2017(Nyamilepedia) —– Wise men in the past and currently the world over have said enough. Among their wise sayings is that problem to endanger an individual or a community doesn’t gather like a cloud in the sky for all to see. Instead, has the notoriety of sneaking into the house unnoticed like a night thief. […]

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How Trump Rammed Through Barriers To Victory

Donald John Trump, US Replican Candidate(Photo: file)

By Deng Vanang Nov 10, 2016(Nyamilepedia) ——- Donald John Trump proved to be an antidote to almost all present day political checklist of dos and don’ts. A true epitome of a politician who galvanized fears into votes. One that derided delusion of being seen diplomatically refined peppered with political correctness to be elected. Demystified the persistently lauded gender sensitivity to […]

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Diplomacy and Its Chips: The Case of James Gatdet Dak

South Sudan's First Vice President, Dr. Riek Machar, meeting the family of his spokesman, James Gatdet Dak(Photo: past file)

By Deng Vanang, Nov 7, 2016(Nyamilepedia) —— James Gatdet Dak who is Dr. Riek Machar’s spokesman is by now in custody for five good days and nights since last Thursday. He was extradited to Juba due to South Sudan and Kenyan governments’ fishy deal. All that nasty thing happened against him despite being citizen of United States as well as […]

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Obama Lives Down From The Hype That He Had Been

I appeal to the leaders of Barack Obama - South Sudan to pursue peace as a way to honor those who have died(Photo: QuickReview/Nyamilepedia)

By Deng Vanang, Nov 4, 2016(Nyamilepedia) ——- A child of the world, Obama is currently winning up stay in the coveted global office. Not as the hype he was internationally when entering, but like a normal outgoing American President with a soaring and unprecedented popularity rating of 54% at home. In those heydays, at least outside America, everybody alive and […]

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Special Treats as Deng Vanang Returns to Nairobi

Deng Vanang is a Political scientist, Journalist and Author

By Deng Vanang, Oct 25, 2016(Nyamilepedia) —– The treats I brought along with me from UNMISS Campsite in Juba since the conflict broke out on 8th July are numerous, humorous and analytically insightful. First among them is the fact that SPLM/A-IO’s never say die leader, Dr. Riek Machar Teny-Dhurgon has so far summersaulted back to the torturous bushes in South […]

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At last, a peace agreement between friends and not foes in South Sudan.

Taban Deng Gai, former Chief negotiator and the current FVP in Kiir's transitional government(Photo: file)

  By Deng Vanang, Sept 11, 2016(Nyamilepedia) —– Statements coming from diplomats on implementation of South Sudan’s struggling peace agreement are now quite clearer. One thing coming out of these statements is even clearer. That unanimously peace is not dead and its approved implementers are two Generals: Salva Kiir and Taban Deng with Machar excluded. Those diplomatic statements have been […]

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Legitimate Quest To Establishing Rival Government And Reforming The Reformists

President Salva Kiir Mayardit and Former Vice President Dr. Riek Machar Teny-Dhurgon (Photo: supplied).

By Deng Vanang, September 04, 2016(Nyamilepedia) —— The return to durable peace being far off sight while is similarly unnecessary for some, the quest to form rival government in South Sudan is now more conceivable than ever. The dire state of affairs has been consolidated by none other than recent infighting in TGONU. When gunshots blared out of Presidential Palace […]

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What Future Holds For an Intransigent Kiir Refusing To Vacate And Reluctant Machar in No Hurry To Step In?

From left to righ in front seated are: FVP Dr. Riek Machar, President Salva Kiir and VP James Wani Igga posed for a group photo after the swearing in ceremony for the new TGoNU cabinet; (Photo credit: supplied/file)

By Deng Vanang, August 10, 2016(Nyamilepedia) —– Commendable public revolutionary greetings have been cordially extended to Dr. Lam Akol Ajawin for having seen the light at last that political struggle – not an armed one – more often doesn’t remove from power an ethnically inclined and even more an entrenched totalitarian dictatorship. This civil rights movement as he rightly saw […]

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