South Sudan’s vicious tyrant

South Sudan's warring President, Mr. Salva Kiir (C) attends a ceremony marking the thirty fourth anniversary of the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) at the military headquarters in Juba, South Sudan, May 18, 2017(Photo: REUTERS/Jok Solomun)

By Duop Chak Wuol Jan 13, 2018(Nyamilepedia) — The Republic of South Sudan is being run by a man with a reputation for having a ruthless heart and tyrannical brain. Salva Kiir’s presidency, which promotes tribal divisions and glorifies the killing of South Sudanese, has committed atrocities that are serious enough to win him a new title: vicious tyrant. I […]

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Is revitalization of peace in South Sudan credible?

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

By Duop Chak Wuol Jan 3, 2018(Nyamilepedia) —– Countries are created in line with international treaties and norms, and the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is the deciding factor for any organized society that wants to become a nation. The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) — the supposedly problem-solving East African regional bloc whose vision statement asserts that it is […]

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Prime Minister Meles Zenawi: An African icon gone too soon

Former Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, 1995 - 2012(Photo: file)

By Duop Chak Wuol, Aug 20, 2017(Nyamilepedia) —– Waging an armed struggle against your own country is probably one of the toughest decisions a man could make. However, there are political, cultural, and social issues that might lead one to declare a war against a state, and this is exactly what the late Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi decided to […]

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In Defense of the SPLM-IO

Lt. Gen. John Jok Gai walking with Lt. Gen. Simon Gatwech Dual after their arrival in Juba in 2016. Gen. Jok resumed operations in July 2016 and continued to lead SPLA-IO in Central Equatoria(Photo: file)

By Duop Chak Wuol Aug 5, 2017(Nyamilepedia) —— The Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-In Opposition (SPLM-IO) is indisputably the only political entity with a vision to transform South Sudan into a democratic society. The SPLM-IO is a party capable of liberating the people of South Sudan from a mafia-like policy that relies heavily on tribal citizenship and division between people. I […]

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The irrationality of the South African detainment of Dr. Riek Machar

Dr. Riek Machar, Chairman and Commander-in-Chief of SPLM/A (IO) (Photo/file)

By Duop Chak Wuol, July 28, 2017(Nyamilepedia) —— The unlawful detention of South Sudanese rebel leader Dr. Riek Machar by South Africa is beyond the common sense of rationality. The South African government’s decision to accept an outside influence to keep Dr. Machar under house arrest is no different from apartheid policy of 1948 when the “all-white government” rewarded people […]

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