JMEC condemns the killing of aid workers and calls for a thorough, independent investigation into the attack

JMEC Chairman, Festus Mogae meets Salva Kiir at his Palace(Photo: JMEC)

By Mohamed Adow, Juba, South Sudan March 28, 2017(Nyamilepedia) —– The Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) is outraged and deeply saddened by the killing of six humanitarian workers on Saturday March 25 2017 and would like to present its deepest condolences to the families of those killed in the attack. “JMEC strongly condemns the killings of the innocent humanitarian […]

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The political Dilemmas In South Sudan: Between Ethnicity and Legitimacy

Maj. Gen. Hon. Oyet Nathaniel Pierino, a founding member of SPLM/A-IO and leading commander of SPLA-IO forces in Imatong State(Photo: supplied)

  By Hon. Oyet Nathaniel Pierino  Torit, South Sudan, March 28, 2017(Nyamilepedia) —— All political societies primitive or modern are composed of invariably smaller societies of different types. What matters is where citizens locate their loyalties. By nature, a man places his loyalty and will to himself and his means of existence; family, then to the lineage, clan, tribe, ethnic group […]

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SPLA-IO Captures Kajo-Keji Town, Rescued Prisoners!

SPLA-IO rebel forces pose with vehicles and equipments captured from Darfur rebels fighting along side forces loyal to President Salva Kiir in Western Bahr El Ghazal.

  Monday, March 27, 2017(Nyamilepedia) —- A heavy fighting between the warring factions of SPLA from 6Am this morning, March 27, 2017, in Kajo-Keji has resulted in many casualties and swapping of prisoners of war. According to SPLA-IO spokesman, Col. William Gatjiath Deang, the rebels have freed at least 12 prisoners from government detention camps but captured and detained 14 […]

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Equatoria Sector Commander Lt. Gen. John Jok Gai Calls On IO Supporters To Slow Down on Lt. Gen. Thomas Cirillo Swaka

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)

March 26, 2017(Nyamilepedia) —– The Commander of SPLM/A-IO General Headquarters of Equatoria Region, Lt. Gen. John Jok Gai, held a meeting with Lt. Gen. Thomas Cirillo Swaka, the former deputy Chief of Staff of SPLM/A-IG for logistic, and wants to clarify the position of Gen. Cirillo. “This serves to inform all South Sudanese in the country and the diaspora that Lt. […]

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Gogrial State’s Political Elites and Businessman are behind Intra-communal Conflict in the State

South Sudan villages burned to ashes by the fighting troops(Photo: file)

By Ajang Malueth Ajang Nhial, Mangol-Apuk Gogrial State, South Sudan March 26, 2017(Nyamilepedia) —– The recent communal fighting between the two sections Aguok and Apuk in Gogrial state is deeply disturbing. This conflict between the communities was unexpected to restart because these communities have been living harmoniously and tranquilly since the signing of 2008 peace initiative. Therefore it has been […]

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Open Letter to Salva Kiir: You won’t block the Change Forever

Salva Kiir in a gloomy face after a peace talk in Addis Ababa on May 26th, 2014(Photo: file)

By Dak Buoth, 26th March, 2017(Nyamilepedia) —– Hello Mr. President. How are you? I saw you on Citizen TV merely staring at people during IGAD summit held in Nairobi yesterday. And you look very timid and fidgeting yet you still have the gut to say that you’re the President of the Republic of South Sudan. With all due respect, you were […]

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A hut were civilians tired with ropes and burned inside by government soldiers in Yei River County(Photo: supplied)

26th March, 2017(Nyamilepedia) —– The International Youth for Africa (IYA) welcomes the expansion of South Sudan Human Rights Monitoring body by the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC). On Friday the UNHRC expanded the mandate of a three-member monitoring and advisory body on transitional justice and accountability issues in South Sudan and ordered to provide its findings also to the African […]

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Taban Deng Gai’s Abusing Power and Taking Advantage of Little Guy for an Endless Goal

Stephen Taban Deng Gai, 'First Vice President'(Photo: File)

By Santino Aniek, March 26, 2017(Nyamilepedia) —— Taban Deng Gai’s long career of abusing power for an endless goal and taking advantage of little guy does not just started, but since he observed power in the 1980s. Those who know Taban, in which myself is included, would agree that this long career abusing power and taking advantage of little guy did […]

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Foreign Secretary Statement at the UN Security Council briefing on South Sudan

Members of the united nations security council in a past meeting(Photo: file)

March 25, 2017(Nyamilepedia) —– As we sit safely in this Council Chamber, villages in South Sudan are being raided and plundered and set ablaze. Thousands of men, women and children are being driven from their homes, separated from their families and forced to endure terror and hunger as they seek safety in squalid camps. The toll of suffering in South […]

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A Countryman between Two Lawyers is Like a Fish between Two Cats: assessing the role of lawyers in South Sudan crises

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir says "Inu I am South Sudan" in Arabic in this cartoon by Sudanese cartoonist Khalid Albaih(Photo credits: Khalid A.)

By Daniel Juol Nhomngek, Lawyer, Kampala Uganda March 25, 2017(Nyamilepedia) ——- I have taken the above quote that “a countryman between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats” from Benjamin Franklin. In fact, before I assess the role of lawyers in the South Sudan crises based on this quote, I would like to ask my readers to persevere […]

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