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Letter to the European Union on Behalf of the Voiceless South Sudanese

By Sirir Gabriel Yiei Rut

July 13, 2014 (SSNA) -- For the last eight years, I have watched my country, south Sudan, become what I never imagined it could be, because good men kept quiet and did nothing, while most sought profit from our pain as you to now.

In my country, I have seen President Salva Kiir Mayardit retain power and control for its own sake. The dictatorship I have seen has devastated the aspirations in millions of innocent souls whose only sin was to be born in south Sudan in these time. That is hugely unfair.

I have seen millions of my brothers and sisters being denied their inalienable right to self-determination most can never live up to their full potential and pursue their dreams without limitation because their “liberator” has become their oppressor.

I have met war veterans/wounded heroes/heroine, despondent and hopeless; because what they truly sacrificed their livelihoods for has been usurped twisted and adulterated to secure the vested material interest of a few. Our leaders have claimed entitlement to political power through the sacrifice of the sweat and blood of our veterans that can never be countenanced.

I have watched old men and women, now pensioners, reminisce about the past with a twinkle in their eyes, while they remain disillusioned about a future they once imagined. Their wishes of an old age characterized by their dignity and security have been demolished because of the greed and selfishness of the same people you now have exonerated from their responsibility in propping up a dictatorship. That is the truth.

I have seen little Nuer children in the IDPs camps getting used to being poor and playing in the mud not out of choice, but because they happen to have been born in these times and are oblivious to the fact that they deserve better. We owe them much.

Poverty breeds poverty

I have met many of my brothers and sisters who left their motherland and must brave the unfriendly, harsh conditions of life as refugees in Europe, the United States, Australia, and Canada and in Eastern African countries. I know they all wish that one day they could be back home where they belong; that one day a man or woman who understands that all of us are born equal and entitled to equal opportunity, freedom and the right to pursue happiness in their own country will rule in south Sudan.

My country south Sudan will never live to its full potential and we all know why this is so. The wealth of our country has been usurped by those who claim to have liberated us. The values of our society are shameful.

My country s.sudan has all its need; it has the resources which you desperately want, event at the expense of us achieving our dreams. It has all the human capital and capacity to surpass many African countries and yet today, we must import what we eat and survive on a dollar a day.

Today, our graduates sell airtime at street corner, ride on Boda-Boda or choose to stay drunk with cheap alcohols to while away their time and soothe the pain of unmet expectations. Their dreams have been deferred.

At times, I sit and wonder what south Sudan could have become. I know that we are much more that what those in SPLM in Juba can dare to imagined. We still hold fast on that dream that we saw in 2005-2011 at our independence. It has been delayed not because it was unrealistic, but because those we gave the responsibility to create that dream has cheated us.

I expected more from you, European Union, a union founded on the basis of opportunity, freedom and justice for all. I imagined that you would want for us what you want for your citizens. I was wrong.

The choice made by you to ease sanctions on SPLA and Rebel Generals and those responsible for our nightmare cannot be justified or supported by those of us who know that this government of south Sudan neither cares for its people nor is it accountable to them and feels responsible for their development.

Of course, we cannot blame you Europeans for the circumstances that we have been complicit in creating. We have created our own dictatorship through inaction and fear. However, we expect unwavering commitment by yourselves to the principles that hold your European nations together: Equity, Peace, justice, freedom and prosperity. We were wrong.

Africa is weak and it business as usual for them. This is while they quietly compete with us and seek to gain advantage, from our economic decline while they quietly encourage our current political leadership to stay on the course which they have chosen.

A course only informed by their vested interests which continue to limit our opportunity; a course that disrespects our aspirations and limits our potential as ordinary citizens of south Sudan; a path that has cost lives and has resulted in hopelessness, poverty and regression; a path which you Europeans continue to justify in your wishes to get in south Sudan. That is wrong.

Your targeted sanctions do not contribute to our freedom and achievement our hopes. Your humanitarian aid is much appreciated and I know that you continue to have concern for the poor and sick and the hopeless and the hopeless. For that I am grateful. However, we need you to support the Resistance forces who are fighting for change, democracy and federal system of governance then to gives us handouts. We need your moral support of uprooting this dictatorship more so now then ever. We need you to strengthen our people so that they may fight for what is right. That is the thing to do.

Let this letter force these truths into your minds: south Sudanese will never be free as long as president Salva kiir remain in power; my country will never be free until we have a leadership that respects and is accountable to its people; its will never be free until it has leadership that puts south Sudan and its people first, not too many sanctions or millions in humanitarian aid will change these facts.

The people come first!!!

The author is a student of political science living in Cairo- Egypt. He can be easily be reach through his Email address: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

China’s role in South Sudan's Conflict

By Sarah Nyanaath Elijah Yongkier

July 12, 2014 (SSNA) -- In my view; China has taken part in the South Sudan Internal conflict and her role in arms deal with the Kiir’s regime will significantly damage and hindrance the attainment of lasting peace between the warring parties.

China’s interest is met beyond imagination by Kiir’s regime and they will do anything to protect it.

You know the current regime has set a historical record and becomes one of the 21st century worse countries ever that Historians are going to refer to.

A military primary goal in any given country is a protection of the citizens and second come the property and the resources, but that is not the case with our country. The military is actually the eradicators of the day not living the example to embrace the military oath and ethic. They are intentionally made weak such not to have military moral standard to protect the constitution and law nor question or resist. That is why salary is used as a mean to humble our soldiers to their knees.  

Kiir perceived his actions holy because that is what and his circle can understand. The vision focused on power and rich but has nothing to do with the strange animal called South Sudan or Nation whatever name mentioned first.

One can only feel disgrace on things you can define and comprehend, which my uncle and former president could not understand. By the way, I have lawfully withdrawn my vote from him and therefore he is no longer my president. This is my constitutional right.

I pray that God should not take Kiir before he gives him the chance to understand the sin he has committed against innocent civilians. God created all human beings equal in South Sudan regardless of their tribes, sex, age, culture and political beliefs. It is so disgraceful how Kiir walks shamelessly among other leaders in the world, because a head of state pride is vested on his/her nation which Kiir has destroyed.

He [Kiir] thinks China is a friend? Should Kiir be so foolish or forgetful, China never love South Sudanese, even when we were at war with the Khartoum, Beijing was never on our side. China will always take the side that is reducing South Sudanese population.

A stupid Dinka, Nuer, Equatorian, Murle, Anyuak, Shulluk, Maban, etc who are currently in Kiir’s camp will think they are loved or succeeding but nothing like that my idiot brothers/sisters for all that are currently and directly dying are South Sudanese, Women, Men, Children, Elders, Youth name it, even our animals and land is suffering because of what was claimed to be a coup.

The United States will first study our ideological levels, then acts according to its findings. The American Government and the rest of the developed countries will see their governments and people interest first in such a conflict; if their interests are insignificant they will only enjoy watching the game and mind their business.

China got an opportunity to kill so many birds with one stone; a chance to make money through arm deals, a chance to settle some of Chinese in South Sudan, Chance to monopolize South Sudan economy since it heavily depending on oil revenue debts; China designed as a chance to deal with rubber stamped institutions that have no capacity to see china’s evil action long planned against South Sudan.

God made those people like that because he knows them perfectly.  A friend will want to see your house at peace but, that is not the case with China. China will want to see us burning ourselves up by ensuring more fuel is added on the fire that mean arm deal, etc.

It is up to brainy South Sudanese to help rescue this nation otherwise clinging to the tribe will not help the bigger brother South Sudan: Kiir MUST GO and South Sudan MUST GO FEDERAL.

Sarah Nyanaath Elijah Yongkier is a former high ranking official in the government of Upper Nile State. She is currently a prominent Member of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-in Opposition (SPLM-O).

To Bor County around the Globe

By Daniel Mabior Achiek

Dear Community,

July 12, 2014 (SSNA) -- Our members of Bor County are blaming the leadership of Bor County for not responding to the pitiful press releases by some members of Twic East County, in which they have disgracefully attack Bor County for no good reason other than their hateful agenda.

In fact they are right, however; we are not in a position to response to such malicious press release by some disgruntled members of Twic East County, who are out for nothing, but to create more problems within the three counties of Duke, Bor, and Twic East. Responding to such naïve article could snowball whatever differences the group claimed.

The genuine question is that, do we want to remain united communities? The answer is absolutely yes. The leadership of Bor County in North America has promises, and will remains committed to peaceful coexistent within our three counties, and is wishing for Twic East County in North America to do the same. So a leader of Bor County in the United States, I still advice people of Bor County to ignore such malicious press releases altogether.

The members of Bor County should know that I condemned such action by some members of Twic East County because our differences should never find their way to the internet if there is any. There are better venues to address our differences than the internet. Doing it in the internet is not going to be in the best interest of both communities.

My leadership and I have been trying to solve any problem we may have before it grows to a major disagreement between the two counties. We have tried to solve it through diplomatic means by not responding negatively. However; we have not been successful in this endeavor because of the two competing leaderships of the Twic East County in the United States.

The two leaderships are representing the same people. The leadership of Kuol Anyieth and the leadership of Wal Garang are neither one nor governing two difference groups. When you look at these leaderships, you would not tell the difference between the leadership of Kuol Anyieth and Wal Garang vs. the power struggle between president Kiir and former vice president Dr. Riek Machar.

The only differences you can tell is that the Twic East opposing parties have no guns in their hands, but the conflict is no different in any way. I am afraid that their conflict within their own community would lead to more conflicts between our two counties if we are not careful. In the last two days, someone questioned me why some of the Twic East youth in North America blames President Kiir and Dr. Riek Machar for starting the war due to power struggle, but they have not managed to resolve their differences through diplomatic means in here in North America either. I told that person to direct his question to either Kuol Anyieth or Wal Garang.

My direct appeal to the people of Bor County, Duke County, and Twic East County is that if you want to blame the Government of South Sudan for not handling the crisis in our country diplomatically, then you needs to handle your small differences in a way you want those in the government to handle their conflicts.

You cannot blame somebody for not doing enough, to end the crisis while you are not able to solve your minor differences within such small communities. Remember what the bible says “First, take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye (Matthew 7:5). Twic East in North America ought to solve their differences, and immediately unite under one leadership and this will open them wide door to blame the both the government and the rebels as well to handle their differences with other counties like Bor County.

You know that the war in your neighboring state can cost you economically and politically, because Twic has no unifying leadership, Bor county leadership has hard time to handle the differences that occurs between the Bor County and the Twic East County here in North America.

Our office is not ready to contact both leaderships one by one. We consider the two leaderships as no leadership period. Two years ago, the Jonglei Peace initiative led by Dhiiu Deng Leek has invited the eleven counties leaders of Jonglei communities in America to meet, discuss ways to end the instability in Jonglei State. On that meeting, two leaders came from Twic East County and each claimed the legitimacy.

The unity of Twic East County in North America is crucially important for us to address or resolve our differences between the three counties. If Twic East had one leadership we could hold hands and sees how to stop our members who are spreading hatred massage through the internet. In conclusion, Twic East’s differences in North America are so small compare to South Sudanese’s differences. Therefore, any conflict within Twic East in North America can be cheaper and easy to resolve than the conflict in South Sudan.

Many of you who are blaming our office for not doing enough to ends this reckless writing on face book and public news media by the so called Twic East youth office. We are sorry there is no way we can stop it unless Twic East County unit under one leadership.

According to Marol Diingbol “We know you our people for your unresolved character that always go along with any situations through calm of maturity and self-control, We are being hate by them basis on our good traits of honesty, hospitality, humble, good distributor of everything fairly, fair and balance leadership we historically owned within Dinka communities or sub-tribes., Since the beginning of currently conflict in our new nation, we do perceive it as political disagreements and shouldn’t be categorized as being tribal conflict between two major tribes of Dinka and Nuer. It should have been done politically and not spills innocent for what we consider as small case.,Press release may 9,2014, “

We the Dinka Twic Community believes in reasoning and more pro-diplomatic solutions as usual before anything that might spill precious blood of other human beings, and what not to spills blood of other human beings in vain” The group claimed

My advice to Bor County members around the global is that, let wait and see when the so called Twic East County youth group will practice to themselves the personalities and the characters they claimed a bove statement.

Daniel Mabior Achiek is president of Bor County Community in the United State. Reachable at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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