Opinion: Industrialization is crucial for South Sudan’s national development

By Beek Mabior July 11, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – Industrialization is a backbone for national economy just like agriculture and I’d like to appeal to our government and citizenry to embrace this magnificent analysis and recommendation on how to make South Sudan an industrialize and technological state in Africa. We all know that industrialization, technology and scientific discoveries are the massive […]

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Opinion: Letter of Appreciation to Hon. Nhial Deng Nhial, the minister for Presidential affairs

By Zechariah Makuach Maror Dear Honourable, July 10, 2020(Nyamilepedia) — I would like to submit in my unconditional thanks and appreciations to you for restoring order in then disordered J1, your leadership skills and personal stamina had already over-reign my heart not because I have affection or prejudice towards the government but the sensitive stalwart you had wielded to break […]

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Opinion: People of Rubkona must understand nature of South Sudan politics

Thiraan Chan (Photo courtesy of the author)

By Thiraan Chan Toup July 9, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) — South Sudan’s First Vice President and SPLM-IO chairman, Dr. Riek Machar, has betrayed the people of Rubkona County following the formation of the revitalized unity government, years after seeking political support from them. He refused that the people of Rubkona be represented at the level of the National government and in […]

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Opinion: Women and politics in South Sudan

South Sudanese women during cultural activity (Photo credit: Pashoda.org)

By Simon E Kulusika July 9, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – I have read with some misgivings the cries of Women of South Sudan (SS) regarding appointment to the positions of Governorship in South Sudan. The Women previously raised issues with appointment to cabinet posts. It would appear that the unfairness complained about have not been addressed by the appointing authorities or […]

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Opinion: Nine years down the line, South Sudan still cries

By Nhial Gatkuoth Chung July 9, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – South Sudanese in 2011 overwhelmingly voted to have their independent state called the Republic of South Sudan, there were huge hopes that independence would bring peace and stability in the nascent country. Just two years after the independence flag was hoisted in the air, the liberators who fought for years in […]

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Opinion: Salva Kiir uses fear-mongering to impede Johnson Olony appointment

By Duop Chak Wuol July 6, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) — President Salva Kiir through his press office recently claimed that he is against the appointment of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army-In Opposition (SPLM/A-IO) General Johnson Olony who is the nominee for Upper Nile State governorship. He alleged that the SPLA-IO General is anti-peace and that General Olony refused to allow his […]

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Opinion: Why poverty while we have billions-worth natural resources

By Beek Mabior, Nairobi, Kenya July 6, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – Hi citizenry of my country, kindly allow me to spell out and read this magnificent analysis why South Sudan; a nation with billions natural resources have millions of her people living below the disgraceful poverty line and chronic hunger yet there’re billions of natural resources that the country is endowed […]

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Opinion: Women and the rule of law in South Sudan

South Sudan women taking a photo in Juba, South Sudan (Photo credit: IGAD)

By Jackline Akuot Mangok June 25, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – The rule of law is the restriction of the arbitrary exercise of power by subordinating it to well-defined and established laws’. In this case, the well-defined laws of South Sudan are; the Transitional Constitution, 2011, Islamic laws, Customary practices, and General international principles. Role of women in ensuring the functionality of […]

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Opinion: Who should be the best governor for Lakes state

Former governor of Eastern Lakes state Gen. Mangar Buong (Photo credit: Supplied)

By D. Benjamin Mabor June 24, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – Last Wednesday, June 17, 2020, the principal parties to the R-ARCSS brought an end to a standstill on the allocation of States. This marked a comprehensive resolution of what appeared to have been a fear-inspired intransigence when the SPLM/A-IO leadership objected to the decision of the Presidency citing irrelevance in regard […]

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Opinion: SPLM should deliver

By Kuol Abraham Tong June 24, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – I would like to thank the SPLM/SPLA for the consistency they have portrayed during the liberation struggle that has resulted into our independence and foundation of the principles that many of us were drawn to. The SPLM/SPLA waged the longest war in Africa that is the 21 years of a struggle […]

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Water Crisis on the Nile: Why Egypt Needs to Wake Up

Officers of the Egyptian army(Photo credit: supplied)

The History of the Crisis, By Matai Muon, June 22, 2020(Nyamilepedia) — The ongoing diplomatic row between Egypt and Ethiopia over the Nile waters is, to a certain magnitude, the legacy of the colonial rule in Africa. In the late 20’s, Egypt was the regional giant along the Nile Valley owing to her superior technology, military might etc. comparatively speaking. […]

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Opinion: Ethiopian-Egypt dispute on dam is being exaggerated by rumors

Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi [right] and Ethiopian Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed [tight] (Photo credit: unknown)

By Lul Gatkuoth Gatluak June 19, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – The stalemate between Egypt and Ethiopia over Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam is now being exaggerated in Social Media. In the past three weeks, last week of May and the first two weeks of June, one of the pressing newscasts has been the establishment of the Egyptian Army Base in South Sudan’s […]

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Opinion: Tribalism is political oil of marginalized masses!

Nuer-Dinka sign in the UN camp in SouthSudan, which The Washington Post debates here, is also explained here by the UN: The United Nations has defended the decision to erect the sign as necessary for security and at the request of those seeking help

By Deng Mangok Ayuel June 16, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – Tribalism, understood as “groupness” or “group affiliation,” is rooted in human psychology. Everyone, everywhere, has tribal instincts and belongs to any tribe. However, these instincts don’t operate in the same way. When people talk of tribalism, they often think in binary terms—two groups, two tribes with different social and cultural norms. […]

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Opinion: The paradox of South Sudanese: ‘You are only good when you are dead’

Dr. Oyet Nathaniel Pierino , SPLM-IO former Governor of Imatong state and party representative to National Constitution Amendment Committee(Photo credit: Supplied/Nyamilepedia)

June 14, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – World over, very few people would suggest to take their own lives. They say Death has no Friend, but in South Sudan, the reverse seems true. There are those who are friends with death. When you are living, and doing your things, your work, ideas would be opposed and fought. Today, you are a friend […]

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