Editorial

The great Bible orator, Jesus Christ once hinted to his disciples a parable about a farmer who sowed good seed in his garden but at night, the devil added weeds too. In analogy, government constructs roads for development purposes but there are those intrinsic to frustrate such efforts by inflaming[Read More…]

As we mourn Agnes Waron, who died in a land dispute at Hai-Mauna, her brutal murder epitomizes the cruelty, bereaved families face after demise of a man.  Government must protect widows, widowers and orphans against monster relatives who mercilessly loot bereaved families bare of property, robbing them of their rights[Read More…]

Hypothetically, politics is neither for the poor nor the fainthearted but charging exorbitant fees for the registration of parties, impedes democratic fair play. South Sudan is expected to transform into a democratic nation through the conduct of elections, anticipated for December this year and before that, political parties are to[Read More…]

The action of Upper Nile State governor, James Odhok towards institutions that have failed to perform their roles, calls for strategy review with stakeholders. It might sound harsh, but the truth must be spoken out to set us free, as the Bible puts it clear that salt that has lost[Read More…]

Monday, March 18, 2024, dawned with swearing-in of Hon. Awow Chuang Deng as new minister of finance and planning, but above all, he needs peace of mind, to execute roles bestowed by the head of the state. As the 15th Minister in the chronology, since the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA)[Read More…]

Women’s participation in politics is essential for the advancement of democratic societies. When women assume political leadership roles, they bring diverse viewpoints and experiences to the table, resulting in more informed decision-making. Women’s political engagement leads to more inclusive policies, policies that address the needs of the entire population and[Read More…]

Songs sung, poems recited, opinion letters published, talk shows and conferences held yet the economy keeps dwindling, who can salvage the situation? At precarious point, many direct fingers at the government, yet the solution takes democratic angle of the majority, in this case, it is you, the choice of the[Read More…]

To onlookers, it’s not the powers that be, but those seeking political cakes, who frequently push for changes in positions, curtailing growth, out of inconsistence. Unless a measure is devised to harmonize political ill-talking out of misconceptions, those in office will continue to be insecure, unstable and nursing heart attacks.[Read More…]

Under the prevailing circumstances, it’s odd, if not absurd for an institution of any setting to hesitate in elections which will determine the future of the nation. South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOA), an umbrella of political parties, a signatory to the 2018 revitalized peace agreement, is not extraordinary to sway[Read More…]

Sunday night incident where fire broke out at Giada army barrack ammunition depot is an earlier warning indicator for reorganization and establishment of military installation away from the civil population. Civilians who have settled around Giada military barracks should not wait for somebody to come and inform them but just[Read More…]

The IGAD Climate Prediction and Applications Centre (ICPAC) has released its seasonal forecast for March to May 2024, revealing a higher probability of wetter conditions in the Greater Horn of Africa. South Sudan and other neighbouring countries such as Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia, Uganda, Burundi, Rwanda, and north-western Tanzania are expected[Read More…]

The call by some artists for unity among themselves to pacify the country’s message through music for election, is apt. There has been massive misuse of social media by a number of artists for bickering over who is who in the country yet such practices are detrimental to all. First,[Read More…]

Government must initiate disbarment to end the contagion of inter-communal conflicts, road attacks and military-civil strife. The widespread possession of illegal firearms and light weapons proliferation by citizens that breed ill blood and scoundrel, in the country must be brought under control. As the country prepares to hold elections, the[Read More…]

On Monday, the president of the Union of Journalists of South Sudan and his cameraman suffered a very unconceivable mistreatment by some elements of the National Security Service. The incident raises questions about how free will the media be, and how effectively will it perform its mandate as the fourth[Read More…]

Since the dawn of this year, people have exchanged several messages, inspiring one another to strive for the best. But one specific missive that delves into the adage that “the grass is greener where you water it”, in the advent of elections in South Sudan, is catchy. As National Legislative[Read More…]

Though the vice president for service cluster, Hussein Abdelbagi has warned schools against the vice, such are not open market practices like our roadside forex that place their tables under an umbrella for the trade. However, deployment of invigilators and security forces at examination centers are, but it only plays[Read More…]

If the adage that the hand that gives, receives blessings is true, then African countries are losing the glory of God. Literary, Africa is a continent blessed with abundant natural resources ranging from precious minerals, vegetation, water bodies, fertile land, and favorable climate. But contrary to the natural endowment, the[Read More…]

The National Youth Convention scheduled for December has been canceled due to interference allegedly by the Minister of Youth and Sports. The convention serves as a platform for youth leaders from the states to come together, exchange ideas, and elect their new national leaders. However, the reports of interference by[Read More…]

Peace and unity are the most sung words in the country, with unequivocal demand than the US Dollars but least practiced and felt. Our current numerous predicaments of high commodity prices, diminishing currency rates, high unemployment rates, poor standards of living, and so forth, are all effects of an absence[Read More…]