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.
Exactly the same applies to present South Sudan’s fate to which the new country is left by both the region and global community.
For starter, the region and the world can’t excuse themselves from what has befallen the six-year-old country. They are literally an integral part of the problem than a solution.
Yes, deliberately engineered negative ethnicity, endemic corruption and crippling dictatorship which led to weak democratic institutions and eventually the dilapidating civil war in the country may be the reasons to blame a section of South Sudanese leadership for.
However, the international community and particularly the regional failure to best advise the South Sudanese and instead encouraged them to carry out such vices before they went extremely wild made the former squarely responsible for the ongoing South Sudan’s crisis.
As it is known almost to every Dick and Harry from 2005 up to 2013 the neighboring countries surrounding South Sudan benefited immensely and illegally from the country’s mineral riches and the accrued investments. Hence, in such opportunities and their wrong use by all the players, both internally and externally, lies the current crisis.
It is therefore, incumbent up on all of us to face up to the mess we have created and resolve it with fair and cold heads than burry them in the sands against misplaced belief that it is an exclusively South Sudanese business to solve.
Otherwise don’t be surprised in some years to come the raging conflict will engulf the whole region whose conflicting interests in new country’s mineral riches have potential to set it ablaze.
Which is avoidable if only we rise up before too late against ignoring such regrettable as well as chaotic like situation in form of Democratic Republic of Congo the region can ill afford for the next fifty years.
Deng Vanang is a South Sudanese writer, journalist and political analyst who is reachable at:firstname.lastname@example.org