Opinion: The puppeteers and the puppets

South Sudan President Salva Kiir Mayardit (C) leaves the hotel after the end of the session during the 29th Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on December 9, 2016. (Photo credit: Wondimu Hailu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

By John Adam Lual August 15, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – Using traditional retrogressive politics of barbarians which have put back the country into an anarchic state; the citizens have nothing remain than to take the law into their hands and go on the defensive because no authority which looks into their matters. The untold injustice committed by these barbarian politicians has implanted […]

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Analysis: Challenging times for police

Police seen patrolling streets in the US as violence surge over the death of black man George Floyd in June 2020 (Photo credit: Getty Images)

By Arlene J. Schar and Dr. David Leffler August 15, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – We are currently living through unprecedented times of epic proportions. Against the backdrop of a deadly relentless pandemic and its resulting economic and societal collapse, cities worldwide are under siege from the backlash of peaceful protests gone horribly wrong. These are challenging times for police. They are tasked […]

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Opinion: S. Sudan oil industry transformation is failing unless there is a reform in the ministry of petroleum and Nile Petroleum Corporation

A Sudanese engineer points at the damage to an oil pipeline in a largely damaged oilfield in Heglig April 23, 2012. REUTERS photo

By Gabriel Matut Maliah. August 14, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – Change hurts. It makes people insecure, confused, and angry. People want things to be the same as they’ve always been because that makes life easier. But, if you’re a leader, you can’t let your people hang on to the past.”  – Richard Marcinko The quest for genuine reforms in the country’s […]

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Opinion: This is what should be done to peacefully disarm civilians in South Sudan

Collected weapons at Freedom Square in the Lakes State capital Rumbek (Photo credit: supplied)

By Professor Simon Elhag Kulusika August 13, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – Governor Makur Kulang of Lakes state and his counter-part, governor of Warrap state have embarked on disarmament.  But the way they have chosen to achieve the goals of removing illegal arms from people or communities will not work.  Governor Kulang claimed he had gone to the counties to enlighten communities […]

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Opinion: Corruption and cartelism are not the character of Gen. Dr. Akol Ayii Madut (PhD), let Oyoti Boys take it to the bank!

Director General of South Sudan Customs Service General Akol Ayii (Photo credit: unknown)

By Kuek Deng Kuek August 13, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – First and foremost, corruption is defined in its layman definition as an act of dishonesty and fraudulent conduct by those in power that involves bribery or is a process by which something typically, a word or expression is changed from its original meaning to something debased or erroneously. For the context […]

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Opinion: South Sudan President relies on witchcraft to make executive decisions

South Sudan president Salva Kiir Mayardit has been seen a few time walking with a stick that carries witchcraft symbols(Photo credit: South Sudan Presidency)

WHAT HAVE WE BECOME AS A NATION, IF WITCHCRAFT IS NOW THE MEANS FOR MAKING EXECUTIVE DECISIONS? By Madam Akuac Gregory Juba , South Sudan, August 11, 2020(Nyamilepedia) — President Salva Kiir being misled by Sudanese Witchdoctor flown into Juba from Khartoum by his chief of Protocol Brig. Gen. Chol Agoth who is also family members of the President.President Salva […]

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Opinion: Why South Sudan Should Strive To Protect and Preserve her Natural Biodiversity

The River Nile (File/Supplied/Nyamilepedia)

By Philip Ayuen Dot, Juba, South Sudan August 11, 2020(Nyamilepedia) — Biodiversity is the amount of variety of life on earth or in a certain country. This includes plants, animals and microorganisms such as bacteria and fungi. These are found in the different ecosystems such as oceans, savannah grasslands and forests. South Sudan has a rich biodiversity found in the […]

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Opinion: The Death of Kerbino

Picture portrait of Kerbino Wol (Photo credit: The Elephant)

By Dauti Kahura August 10, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – On 14 June 2020, a Sunday afternoon, a young South Sudanese entrepreneur-turned-insurgent died a macabre death in the Lakes region. By Monday morning, gruesome pictures of Kerbino Wol Agok had already circulated on social media, especially in the WhatsApp groups of South Sudanese all over the world and soon, from Adelaide in […]

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Opinion: The pointless lawsuit isn’t about Hon Mary Ayen Mijok vs. the Vice President Taban

South Sudan's First Vice President Taban Deng Gai (photo credit: file)

By Santino Aniek, August 08, 2020(Nyamilepedia) — The picture this lawsuit paint however is darker and cynical. It confirms some of the greatest fears of why the Vice President Taban Deng Gai is using his office of Vice President and its many powers in service to his narrow intimidation against Ruweng people. The pointless lawsuit isn’t about Hon Mary Ayen […]

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Opinion: Why reconciliation and forgiveness is a prerequisite for Unity State’s prosperity

Gatkuoth Kutey Jah (Photo courtesy of the author)

By Gatkuoth Kutey Jah August 7, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – ‘’It’s important to know that if you attach many conditions to forgiveness, it may become almost the opposite, with characteristics akin to being vengeful or vindictive’’ as quoted by unknown. Reconciliation and forgiveness befall in every circle of human experience, including distinct, communal, state, and trans-national echelons. In regards to the […]

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Opinion: South Sudan’s thin line of sovereignty has reached its final elasticity

By Bol Joseph Agau Adhil August 5, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – The current deafening silence in Khartoum, Sudan is not a private affair, it is a public secret. The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Bloc inherited the most serious political turmoil that Sudan is undergoing. It is likened to the Nilotic phrase that it is the wrestling game of a pregnant […]

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Opinion: Ten pieces of advice Dr. Nguen Manytuil should put into action for Unity State to realise a little change.

Dr. Nguen Manytuil boarding a plane in South Sudan capital, Juba(Photo credit: supplied)

By Gattiek Wichar, August 02, 2020(Nyamilepedia) — Dr. Joseph Manytuil should not re-appoint  the former county commissioners that worked with him previously in counties that will be allocated to I-TGONU in this transitional period. Let him appoint the new faces with fresh thoughts that will think of development instead of destruction, looting, and raiding their fellows. 2. Dr. Joseph Manytuil […]

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Analysis: Why peace agreements in South Sudan intensify the war economy

South Sudan President, Salva Kiir, right, and opposition leader Dr. Riek Machar, left, signing a preliminary peace deal in Khartoum, Sudan, (File/Supplied/Nyamilepedia)

By Joshua Craze August 2, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – Since becoming an independent country in 2011, a military elite has strengthened its hold on power in South Sudan, emboldened by Western governments and donors willfully ignorant of its history. Charting the role of security services since the end of civil war in 2005, Joshua Craze explains why peace processes in South […]

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Open Letter to Riek Machar: Nominees of the Senior Youth to the National and State Parliaments

Members of The Senior Youth of South Sudan holding a media press briefing in Nairobi, Kenya, in December 2017(Photo: supplied)

August 1, 2020(Nyamilepedia) — The Senior Youth of South Sudan (SEYOSS) is composed of Peace Activists, opinion leaders and young professionals drawn from all corners of the country. It was established to champion for the Rights of the Political prisoners, and to demand for the Revitalization of the Peace agreement among other objectives cited below. We are called Senior Youth […]

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Opinion: Achai Wiir in her generous mission of sewing patriotism

South Sudanese businesswoman Achai Wiir speaking to a journalist in Juba (Photo credit: supplied)

By Zechariah Makuach Maror July 31, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – If I may ask these questions! What sets Mother Teresa and Bill Gates apart from the rest of the western world’s temperament? What makes Makiir Gai Thiep a popular businessman among South Sudanese business people? What makes a genuinely philanthropic gift, a person differences? Are there different emerging generous people in […]

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Opinion: “Dr. Peter Adwok Nyaba, A Controversial Character” ~ Jieng Elders

Dr. Peter Adwok Nyaba, former Minister of High Education, and a Senior member of SPLM/A-IO(Photo: file)

Reference to his article titled: INDEPENDENT ADMINISTRATIVE AREAS: A LEAF  FROM COLONIAL LEGACY OF ‘DIVIDE TO RULE’  By Joshua Dau Diu, July 31, 2020(Nyamilepedia) — One year past, I had advised in a written note, Dr. Peter Adwok Nyaba that he and I are close acquaintances and have shared some common interplays along the way of our social interaction.  Thus, […]

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Opinion: Climate change is exacerbating environmental challenges and weather patterns in South Sudan

Philip Ayuen Dot(Photo courtesy of the author)

By Philip Ayuen Dot July 28, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – Climate change is a global problem that is wreaking havoc on all countries in one way or another. The rapid industrialization witnessed in the last two centuries has led to excess emission of carbon dioxide and other gases in volumes too large for the atmosphere to handle. This has led to […]

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Opinion: The incidence that occurred in the country’s judiciary headquarters on 20th July, 2020

Former South Sudan minister of interior Salva Mathok Gengdit (Photo credit: supplied)

By Gen. Salva Mathok Gengdit July 27, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – The incident that occurred in the country judiciary premises, done by a senior officer in NSS, Brigadier Gen. Gum Agok, on July 20, had shocked me a lot. The institution that is trusted as citizen’s eyes for the nation turned to have personnel who misbehave like untrained soldiers, forcing the […]

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