Opinion: Lessons to R-JMEC and the Rome peace process

Incoming Interim RJMEC Chairperson Maj. Gen. Charles Tai Gituai speaking during the handover ceremony (Photo credit: R-JMEC)

By Roger Alfred Yoron Modi August 20, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) — In one of my articles in August 2018, I made some arguments quoting Chapter Seven, Article 3 of the then ARCSS which provided that JMEC “shall be responsible for monitoring and overseeing the implementation of the Agreement and the mandate and tasks of the TGoNU, including the adherence of the […]

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Opinion: Makuei has no power to suspend SSBC Managing Director

By Roger Alfred Yoron Modi April 23, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) — First, it is should be noted that South Sudan Broadcasting Corporation SSBC is not a department within the Ministry of Information, Communication Technology and Postal Services which Michael Makuei Lueth is heading. The law is clear that SSBC is a public institution accountable to the public through the National Legislative […]

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Opinion: The arrest of S. Sudanese journalist in Torit is unjustified

By Roger Alfred Yoron Modi January 14th 2019 (Nyamilepedia) – Last week, Ijjo Bosco, a journalist working for a state-owned radio station in Torit (97.5 FM) was arrested and continues to be under detention. According to initial media reports, the journalist was arrested, after airing a story about the United States sanctions on First Vice President Taban Deng Gai for […]

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Opinion: Advice to US and International Community on South Sudan Peace

By Roger Alfred Yoron Modi November 28th 2019 (Nyamilepedia) – On Monday, the Department of State announced calling back U.S. Ambassador to South Sudan Thomas Hushek “for consultations” related to the recent failure of parties to form the Revitalized Transitional Government of National Unity by the extended deadline of November 12. “While in Washington, Ambassador Hushek will meet with senior […]

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Opinion: R-JMEC, IGAD envoy should publish resolutions of security mechanisms

South Sudan's parties, representing the main warring factions, in a negotiation session during a past meeting in Djibouti over the Re-unification of the fractured ruling party, SPLM. (Photo credit: file/Nyamilepedia)

By Roger Alfred Yoron Modi November 25th 2019 (Nyamilepedia) – While emphasizing the need to work on a roadmap and implementation plan to ensure the timely completion of pending pre-transitional tasks of the R-ARCSS, the IGAD Council of Ministers in its Communiqué of 10th November 2019 instructed the IGAD Special Envoy for South Sudan in collaboration with R-JMEC, CTSAMVM and […]

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Opinion: War crimes, post-traumatic stress disorder and reconciliation in South Sudan

By Roger Alfred Yoron Modi November 21st 2019 (Nyamilepedia) – Recently I wrote several damning Facebook posts about others and republished my article titled “Collusion and Harmful Actions against South Sudan Peace Process” in which I also attempted to link some people as the source of my personal insecurity arising from my journalism. In the writings, I also attempted to […]

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Opinion: S. Sudan Constitutional Amendment Committee (NCAC) should be transparent

South Sudan parliament (Photo: File/Supplied/Nyamilepedia)

By Roger Alfred Yoron Modi November 5th 2019 (Nyamilepedia) – The reconstituted National Constitutional Amendment Committee (NCAC) established under the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS) should be transparent to the public in their activities. The Agreement says the reconstituted NCAC shall complete the tasks necessary to prepare for the Transitional Period and the […]

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Opinion: Formation of S. Sudan unity Government should be suspended

By Roger Alfred Yoron Modi October 30th 2019 (Nyamilepedia) – With less than two weeks remaining for the scheduled formation of South Sudan Revitalized Transitional Government of National Unity RTGoNU, it has become clearer that the best option for peace is to suspend the formation of the RTGoNU by extending the pre-transitional period, preferably by three months to allow for […]

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Opinion: Christian Ethics and modern challenges to Religions in South Sudan

By Roger Alfred Yoron Modi October 30th 2019 (Nyamilepedia) – Several years ago, our Christian Ethics lecturer, a Ugandan Rev. Brother at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa taught us that there are four fundamental moral principles in Christian Ethics: 1- Do good and avoid evil 2- Obey your conscience 3- Do to others what you want done to you […]

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Opinion: Why don’t Facebook, Twitter and Yahoo, recognize South Sudan?

By Roger Alfred Yoron Modi October 30th 2019 (Nyamilepedia) – South Sudan gained independence from Sudan in July 2011 after a democratic Referendum on Unity with the Sudan or Secession (Independence) garnered over 98% results in favour of Secession. The Country was immediately recognized as a Sovereign Republic by the United Nations, African Union, and several other bodies in the region […]

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