Dr. Lam asks Kiir to consider his nominee for Jonglei governor

Chairman of National Democratic Movement (NDM), Dr. Lam Akol Ajawin, File/Supplied/Nyamilepedia)

June 25, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – South Sudan prominent opposition and National Democratic Movement (NDM) leader Dr. Lam Akol Ajawin has appealed to President Salva Kiir to consider his group’s nominee for Jonglei state governor, according to a letter obtained by Nyamilepedia. This week, Akol who is also the secretary-general of South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOA) said his group has nominated […]

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Machar to convene consultative meeting to nominate governors

SPLM-IO leader Dr. Riek Machar Teny (File/Supplied/Nyamilepedia)

June 19, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – South Sudan’s main armed opposition leader, Dr. Riek Machar Teny is set to convene a consultative meeting of the two SPLM-IO organs, the Political Bureau and the National Liberation Council, to nominate governors, a senior opposition official said. This comes after Machar, who is the SPLM/SPLA (IO) chairman and commander in chief, and President Salva […]

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Hon. Telar Ring Deng’s Message on the Passing of Hon. John Luk Joak

South Sudan's former Minister of Justice and recent Minister of South Sudan's Eastern Affairs, John Luk Joak(Photo supplied)

Telar Deng 3rd. June 2020, Juba South Sudan, June 3, 2020(Nyamilepedia) — I met John Luk Jok in the mid 1970’s when he was working in Yirol as Range three Local government administrator and I was a student at Juba Commercial Senior Secondary School. We had a very good social and community relationship as John Luk Jok was fluent  in […]

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S. Sudan Opposition Alliance may seek external mediator over VP position – Josephine Lagu

February 18th 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOA) may resort to external mediation to resolve the dispute over vice-president position, Josephine Lagu, the chairperson of the opposition consortium said Tuesday. This comes after reports that Changson Gabriel Change, Joseph Bakosoro, Dr. Lam Akol, Hussein Abdel Baggi and Lagu herself, were feuding over who should be nominated to represent […]

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Dr. Lam’s NDM welcomes return to 10 states with reservations

Chairman of National Democratic Movement (NDM), Dr. Lam Akol Ajawin, File/Supplied/Nyamilepedia)

February 16th 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – The National Democratic Movement (NDM) led by Dr. Lam Akol Ajawin has welcomed a decision by South Sudan President Salva Kiir Mayardit to return the country to ten states but expressed reservations on administrative areas. “We note the decision taken by President Salva Kiir in that respect, declaring that the administration of the country shall […]

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The Open Letter That Cost Renowned Professor and a South Sudanese nationalist, Taban lo Liyong, His Job

Professor Taban lo Liyong, a South Sudanese nationalist and Acadician who was recently suspended from his teaching career over a letter that he wrote to President Donald Trump(Photo credit: supplied)

An open letter to President Donald Trump’s Special delegation to South Sudan Hon. Tibor P. Nagy Dear Sir; By Professor Taban Lo Liyong, Feb 12, 2020(Nyamilepedia) — On behalf of myself and all the 99% South Sudanese who voted in 2011 for Separation from Sudan, and therefore effectively brought into life the present nation of South Sudan, Successor to the […]

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Open Letter to Dr. Riek Machar Teny, Chairman and Commander In Chief (SPLM/SPLA (IO)

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

Subject: Proposal for the International Mediators to impose Ten (10) States or Consider a Neutral Independent Caretaker Administration (NICA). By Nathaniel Pierino February 12, 2020 (SSNN)—Dear Chairman, Antonio Gramsci said, “The Crisis Consists Precisely in the Fact that the Old is dying and the New cannot be Born…” The question is, what do we do? I am writing to the […]

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OPINION: CAN UNITY GOVERNMENT UNDER  32 STATES BENEFIT US ALL? 

South Sudan President, Salva Kiir, showing his skeptical face during peace talks in Addis Ababa. That agreement has now collapsed and the leaders continue to impose themselves amid an intense conflict that is now in its 4 years(Photo: file)

By Makneth Aciek, Kampala, Uganda, January 25, 2020(Nyamilepedia) — Over the decades prior to South Sudan independent, the question of diversity was a critical themes in the then Sudan as ruling elites in Khartoum ignored diversity and adopted Arabism as the only way to create a homogeneous society.   Our fathers took up arms and declared the whole condition of […]

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South Sudan does not need 55 but 10 diverse states!

South Sudan states (File/Supplied/Nyamilepedia)

By Dr. Gatluak Ter Thach*, Dec 05, 2019(Nyamilepedia) — South Sudan has a population of 12.58 million (2017). This population represents approximately 64 ethnic groups that speak different languages or dialects, as well as practice varied cultural activities. Most of the population in South Sudan lives in the rural counties, depending heavily on farms and other basic means to survive. […]

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Kiir says Western powers don’t want peace in South Sudan

October 12th 2019 (Nyamilepedia) – South Sudan President Salva Kiir Mayardit has accused unnamed Western Powers of working against peace in the world’s youngest nation. Kiir who was speaking during an event in Addis Ababa said Western powers he didn’t name were not happy about the way his government is consolidating peace and don’t want peace in the country. “They […]

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South Sudan: Hopes for the Best, Plans for the Worst

South Sudan's President, Salva Kiir (R) shaking hand with First Vice President designate Dr. Riek Machar Teny (L) in Addis Ababa after signing the revitalized agreement (File photo)

Contingency thinking is urgently needed to anticipate and mitigate potential crisis. Analysis; By David Deng, and Aly Verjee, Oct 8, 2019(Nyamilepedia) — With little more than a month left before a new transitional government is set to assume power in South Sudan, efforts to keep the latest peace agreement on track are becoming more urgent, even as most key pre-transition […]

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ANALYSIS: What Kiir-Machar Face To Face Meeting Achieved!

South Sudan's ex-vice president and former rebel leader Riek Machar exits a plane as he arrives to Juba to meet President Salva Kiir, at the Juba international airport, South Sudan, September 9, 2019. REUTERS/Samir Bol

By Deng Elijah, Sept 18, 2019(Nyamilepedia) — The recent mouthwatering face-to-face meeting between Dr. Riek Machar Teny and Salva Kiir Mayardit has left more questions than answers, contrary to the “important progress” that was publicly announced by the two principles on Wednesday. Among the many puzzles that remain lingering in the minds of South Sudanese, peace guarantors, sympathizers and friends […]

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Pagan announces formation of new opposition group

August 31st 2019 (Nyamilepedia) – Former Secretary-General of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) Pagan Amum Okiech said Friday that he has formed a new political group. Amum told the Nyamilepedia that the new opposition group which is a member of a new opposition alliance formed in Hague Friday is called Real-SPLM. According to Amum, the new opposition group aims […]

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South Sudan’s Kiir should be careful of FVP Taban – ex-Minister

August 4th 2019 (Nyamilepedia) – South Sudan President Salva Kiir Mayardit should be careful of the country’s First Vice-President Taban Deng Gai who is aiming at destroying his legacy and pursuing a regime change agenda, a former minister has warned Saturday. General Gathoth Gatkuoth who served as the country’s minister of labor and public service also denied in a statement […]

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Kiir, NCP remnants “hijacked” SPLM vision – Pagan Amum

August 3rd 2019 (Nyamilepedia) – Former Secretary-General of the ruling Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) party, Pagan Amum Okiech, has accused President Salva Kiir Mayardit and unnamed remnants of the National Congress Party (NCP) of hijacking and betraying the vision of the SPLM party. Kiir was the leader of the unified SPLM before it fractured into several rival factions in […]

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No Kiir-Machar meeting outside South Sudan – Presidency

South Sudan President, Salva Kiir and SPLM-IO leader Dr/. Riek Machar (File/Supplied/Nyamilepedia)

July 28th 2019 (Nyamilepedia) – South Sudan’s presidency has said no scheduled meeting between President Salva Kiir Mayardit and opposition leader Dr. Riek Machar outside South Sudan. This came a few days after some media houses reported that the head of state is expected to meet the main armed opposition leader during a trip to Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa on […]

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The Office of the President under the Transitional Constitution, 2011 (Amended 2015): Is it a Cultivation of a Hegemonic Presidency in South Sudan?

South Sudan's new deputy finance minister taking oath of office before Kiir in J1 (File photo)

By Tong Kot Kuocnin Introduction July 16, 2019(Nyamilepedia) — A country’s constitution plays the major role in ensuring constitutionalism since it creates and allocates powers to the institutions of government and also seeks to control and/or restrain the exercise of such powers. It is noteworthy that state institutions comprise the Executive; the Judiciary and the Legislature.  This article analyses the […]

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Ex-FDs official says colleagues wanted her to accept gov’t position on states

July 16th 2019 (Nyamilepedia) – A senior former official of the SPLM former political detainees (FDs) who resigned last week has said that her colleagues in the group wanted her to vote for government position event if it means creation of more states. Last week, Nyenagwek Kuol Mareng, representative of the former detainees to the Independent Boundaries Commission (IBC) resigned […]

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South Sudan leaders accused of power greed

President Kiir addressing the nation on December 16 2013 as he announced what he called a coup by Riek Machar shortly before Juba Massacre hours later (photo: file/supplied/nyamilepedia)

July 15th 2019 (Nyamilepedia) – A civil society activist in South Sudan has accused South Sudanese leaders of power greed amid leadership wrangles within South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOA). Early this month, Gabriel Changson Chang, ex-chairman of the opposition umbrella came into a dispute with members of the alliance after saying SSUM/A leader, Hon. Denay Chagor, will lead for six […]

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Dr. Riek will not travel to Juba if preconditions are not met – aide

South Sudan President, Salva Kiir Mayardiit (L) shakes hands with SPLM-IO leader Dr. Riek Machar Teny-Dhurgon during peace celebrations at Dr. John Garang deMabior Mosoleum in Juba (File/Supplied/Nyamilepedia)

July 15th 2019 (Nyamilepedia) – South Sudan’s main armed opposition leader, Dr. Riek Machar Teny, will not travel to Juba in late July for an expected meeting with President Salva Kiir Mayardiit unless his demands are met, an aide told Nyamilepedia Saturday. Last week, an opposition official associated with Machar told Nyamilepedia from Khartoum that the main armed opposition leader […]

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Who Contributed to the Independence of South Sudan?

Thousands of Southern Sudanese wave the flag of their new country during a ceremony in the capital Juba on July 09, 2011 to celebrate South Sudan's independence from Sudan. South Sudan separated from Sudan to become the world's newest nation. AFP PHOTO/Roberto SCHMIDT (Photo credit should read ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)

By Wesley Kosa, June 14, 2019(Nyamilepedia) — Prior to the independence of the Sudan, the people of Southern Sudan had started to witness how the northern Sudanese were preparing for the country’s Independence without paying much attention to the concerns, expectations and aspiration of the people of Southern Sudan. As all the northern political parties came together to push for […]

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