My Appeal to IGAD, UN Secretary General and UN Security Council to put pressure on South Sudan President Salva Kiir to order Amadi State governor Joseph Ngere to stop further violations of cessation of hostilities agreement

The UN Security Council during a past panel discussion...

Dear Chairman of  IGAD, United Nations Secretary General and UN  Security Council  President, By Rev.  Wesley Bokati  Natana Abraham, Jan 5th, 2018(Nyamilepedia) — As you very well know, since  the signing of cessation of hostilities agreement  in Addis Ababa on January 21,2017,the governor of Amadi State Joseph Ngere and SPLA Division Six Commander  Major General Korokoni  Yepete, have intensified dry season […]

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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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Creation Of Two Counties In Lou Ariik Is A Final Solution To The Dispute Over Naming

Atem Gualdit, Speaking in March Conference - Discussing the County's Name dispute(Photo: supplied)

By Ariik Atekdit, Warrap, South Sudan Opinion Jan 3, 2018(Nyamilepedia) —— It is now the beginning of 2018 nevertheless the quarrel over which name to use for Lou Ariik County is being campaign for on debates. In mid 2016, President Salva Kiir Mayardit issued a decree creating 19 counties in Tonj State that later on multiplied; the decree carried the […]

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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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What We Expect From President Kiir and FVP Taban in 2018

Taban Deng Gai , left, speaks with Salva Kiir , right, Tuesday, July 26, 2016, after Taban was sworn in at the presidential palace in Juba, South Sudan, replacing opposition leader Dr. Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon. South Sudan's president on Tuesday replaced his deputy and opposition leader Riek Machar, who fled into hiding this month amid renewed clashes with government forces. The move has killed a fragile peace deal signed in 2015 in a country ravaged by civil war. (AP Photo/Jason Patinkin)

By Winnie Nyiwer Majok, Kampala January 3, 2018(Nyamilepedia) —– As we are stepped into 2018, every South Sudanese ‘s wish for a new year is for the President Salva Kiir and his First Vice President Gen. Stephen Taban to change their current political stance on this ongoing crisis and bring a genuine peace  to this country in 2018. There is […]

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THE DEATH PENALTY, ITS HISTORY AND ITS ROLE IN STATE FORMATION IN THE CASE OF SOUTH SUDAN

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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MAKE 2018 A YEAR OF DECISIVE ACTION

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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NEW IDEAS: HISTORY OF THE PASSPORT

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By Ambassador Dhano Obongo Dec 29th, 2017(Nyamilepedia) —– One of the first usages of a passport happened about 450 B.C. when Nehemiah, an officer of King Artaxerxes in ancient Persia requested consent to travel to Juda. The king wanted Governors of the states beyond the river to provide safety for his emissary while traveling across their soils. A trip from Constantinople to […]

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PROPOSAL FOR A CONFEDERAL SYSTEM OF GOVERNMENT IN SOUTH SUDAN

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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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OPINION: DEATH PENALTY SHOULD NOT BE ABOLISHED IN SOUTH SUDAN: A RESPONSE TO THE MINISTER OF JUSTICE AND CONSTITUTIONAL AFFAIRS, PAULINO WANAWILA UNANGO

A South Sudanese youth being tortured by the SPLA at unknown location(Photo: file)

BY DANIEL JUOL NHOMNGEK, KAMPALA, UGANDA, Dec 28th, 2017(Nyamilepedia) —— In the article that was published in the front page of Juba Monitor on Tuesday, December 05, 2017, entitled: DEATH PENALTY: To be abolished. In that Article the Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, Hon. Paulino Wanawila Unango was reported to have revealed that the application of death penalty in […]

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