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Former Notorious Chief Malong Broke-away after Dismissal

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Gen. Malong Malong Awan
  • (The Bieh Telegraph)—-Today President Salva Kiir Mayardit in decree announce through the state broadcasting cooperation removed his notorious army chief 1st Lieutenant Paul Malong Awan Anei and replace him with  another General who serve as the D/cogs for Admin and Finance.
  • However, the news has not been a good news to many supporters of Malong popularly known as king paul. Malong was seen making telephone calls directing his sub-clan in Mading Awiel to prepared a communal fight against the clan of the President.
Meanwhile, General Malong Awan according to eye witnesses in Juba said they believe He left the town this evening.
“Malong left his house with a pocket of soldiers and he is destine to Bhar el ghazal” said the witness who refuse to tell us his name.
he added that he uses the route to Maridi than to Bhar el gazal.

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The Nation Mirror Newspaper Closed Indefinitely

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Nation Mirror
Nation Mirror

(The Bieh Telegraph)—-The Nation Mirror newspaper has been shutdown indefinitely by the National Security for publishing the Sentry report.

Sources close to the paper said the paper has been ordered to not publish until further notice. Yesterday the paper published the Sentry report which accused the President and senior government officials of profiteering from the war.

Yesterday’s edition which carried the report sold out and was not censored.

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Peace Ambassador Gatwech Koak Nyuon Condemns the death of Journalist in Juba

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Press Statement:

Peace Ambassador Gatwech Koak Nyuon
Peace Ambassador Gatwech Koak Nyuon

August 21, 2015 (The Bieh Telegraph)—The death of Peter Julius Moi in Juba is a signal to any individual beings that the Country and its citizens are under life threatening condition.

Journalists and Activists have been killed with no proper investigation carried out by the Government. This alone encourages the enemies of peace to purposely kill journalists.

To kill journalists has no different from hurting or blinding your own eyes. Journalists are the voice of voiceless. We cannot kill or even threat them. If we kill them, it will be more than a disaster for citizens to recover from lost.

I strongly condemned the death of journalist in Juba and I strongly urge the Government of South Sudan to thoroughly investigate the case so that the killers are brought to Court. Government is an entity who must strategically plan for the betterment of her citizens at every second.

More journalists have been killed and there had been no single tangible report produced related to who killed them. This time South Sudan is more than three years old, it has full capacity to investigate the death of an individual and curb crimes.

Both Polices and other security departments can easily reveal the killer if they are serous to know who killed Peter Julius…
Where is South Sudan heading please? We want peace.

Peace means that there must be no gun pointing at any citizens at any time. There must be no targeting killing because of person’s profession. Citizens must stay hopefully and fearlessly. They must stay free. This is how we can kick out the insecurity out of our Country.

Last but not least, I appreciate all Media houses, The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) and the Union of Journalists in South Sudan for continuing to work for change although the guns have been pointed on them every day.

Finally, I extend my condolence message to the family, relatives, colleagues and friends of deceased.

In Media we believe!
Peace Ambassador Gatwech Koak Nyuon
Addis Ababa Ethiopia.

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The Full text of Peace Ambassador Gatwech Koak Nyuon Speeches during the Hunger Strike

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Peace Ambassador Gatwech Koak Nyuon
Peace Ambassador Gatwech Koak Nyuon

Aug 15, 2015 (The Bieh Telegraph)-–I’m delighted to welcome all the Media Houses, Churches’ Leaders, Distinguish Guesses, Elders, Ladies and Gentlemen:

All protocols remain observed.

First of all, I would like to congratulate and appreciate the IGAD, TROIKA, United Nations, African Union and China for the positive roles that they have been playing for trying to bring this conflict to an end. IGAD and its member states have been tirelessly contributing to bring peace through its Envoys. Thanks to Special Envoys for South Sudan – Ambassador Seyoum Mesfin and his colleagues in the office.

As a Peace Ambassador, I sincerely regret to this end of the year for which South Sudanese leaders haven’t yet find a solution to this burning tragedy in their door. Our gathering today as community which is marked by Hunger Strike or fasting from 6am to 6pm aimed to raise awareness for the IGAD and the International Community to take serious measure on the warring factions and to pressurize them to halt fighting for immediate peace. We do this because our ‘hope’ is on IGAD-Plus Peace. War will not and never takes us anywhere instead will create more widows and orphans to our societies. Stop fighting and work for peace please!!

South Sudan’s problem is not anymore a south Sudanese’s problem alone, but it’s a crisis, which is already causing devastative destruction to the life of citizens and threatening the Regional Security. We must know that it’s a disaster that will even climb to other Countries if it’s not quickly resolved.  Therefore, the two principals (President Kiir and Dr. Machar) must do whatever it takes to bring peace back home to people of this youngest nation. Peace is very important for South Sudan, East Africa, Africa Continent and the World. Peace means development, growth and better future for the entire Human Family.

Although it’s very clear that the IGAD and International Community have been so active to bring the crisis to an end, I would still urge them to push for sustainable peace so that women, children, youth and other vulnerable groups are safe from gunshot, brutal killing, castration, and burning, raping and other barbaric crimes against humanity. These would only stop if the World comes out clearly to save South Sudan from collapse.

I know the demands among parties are beyond measure, but I personally urge the warring factions’ leaders to give-up part of their demands for peace to prosper among the nation.

Moreover, I urge the South Sudanese who are in Abroad (Diaspora), the youth, and the Church Leaders to take no side and kindly work for change in order to restore our true culture of good hospitality among Africans and unite for one Country, one Nation under one Flag. I believe with help of International Community and unity among us, South Sudan will be soon a land of opportunities for youth and women to cultivate hope, transformation and democracy. The image of hope is very clear through the window, but the window to achieve that hope is getting more narrow and narrower.

To this end, I the Peace Ambassador and other friends such as IGAD, Churches/Mosques, and TROIKA who are crying for the betterment of the torn nation would make it clear that we all have to make a good move that must bring peace for better south Sudan. I appeal to the rest of the World to join us on finding ‘No Harm’ mechanism to end the crisis in South Sudan. Do not take side! Support nobody, but truth!

Undoubtedly, many hindrances are keeping us out from what we wanted to achieve. My dear fellow men and women, I persistently need every each of us to do whatever it takes to bring ever-lasting peace home. As a result, the mere remedy that has to be done is to break away through by putting many possibilities that entails advocating or praying because we [South Sudanese] have been hardly broken to pieces by this unjust civil war of our nation.

I urge all of us in general and leaders in particular to show our competence and skills that has to do with peace. It seems to be devastating that some parties are still prolonging this crisis; enough is enough my dear citizens.

Let’s not judge any messenger of peace that can help us to solve this problem because of her/his color or where she/he comes from, but let’s judge her/him bases on what he/she could offer to end this crisis. Our complexion doesn’t matter, but our experiences to solve problems matter a lot.

Last but not least. I salute and extend my greeting to all South Sudanese refugees and IDPs in the Camps. The World is for you. Do not lose hope…change and hopes are at your door to come.

Finally, I appeal to United States of America to maintain its position and keep her words to end this calamity by the 17 August 2015 as mentioned by President Obama during his visit to AU in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia otherwise to go ahead with its plan ‘B’.

Let this be a time for us to give a chance to permanent peace in our Country.

Thank for your time please!

God bless South Sudan!

God bless Africa!

God bless the World!

Peace Ambassador Gatwech Koak Nyuon

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


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A Letter To Beny Kiir Mayardit: Pay attention to this issue President Kiir

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By: Daniella Valentino Wol,
Students occupy the South Sudan Embassy in Cairo, demanding unpaid stipends - July 4, 2015. Photo by: Kot Maker, Students' representative.
Students occupy the South Sudan Embassy in Cairo, demanding unpaid stipends – July 4, 2015. Photo by: Kot Maker, Students’ representative.

July 30, 201 (The Bieh Telegraph)—-This is for the immediate attention for the office of the President of the Republic of South Sudan. I have been receiving complaints for weeks now, both indirectly and directly, from the students who have taken strike inside the South Sudanese embassy based in Cairo.

The students inform me that they are on strike due to the overdue payments of a hundred US dollars each month, some have not been paid from six to eleven months respectively.
It is my understanding that students grants are set to be paid each month for those under scholarship in Egypt. So what has happened to their approved budget within the Ministry of Education?
I have received pictures of students sleeping on hard floors, amongst other appalling conditions inside the South Sudanese embassy.
They have informed me that they are starving and have been deprived of basics needs for months prior to the fact that their student grants have not been received for a long period of time.
The monthly allowance is given for them to buy stationary and books, amongst other things needed by a student.
Some have completed their degrees but are orphaned and have no way of getting back to South Sudan, leaving them abroad and possibly vulnerable.
The embassy has not been able to function since students rightly moved into the diplomatic setting and ambassadors and staff are sitting at home doing nothing yet still under the payroll.
In the past four days I have been presented with complaints from people trying to visit South Sudan for their summer break but they cannot due to the current function of the embassy meaning there is no way to apply for a temporary visa to enter the country.
Mr President, not only do we have displaced people sleeping on hard floors in United Nation camps, now we have young students sleeping in our embassy in foreign countries.
The whole South Sudanese embassy in Egypt has been rendered useless due to the current situation taking place in the country.
As we celebrate this Martyr’s day, the heroes that won our war’s children are being forced to endure conditions not necessary.
Salva Kiir Mayardit, I urge you to pay immediate attention to the situation occurring to the 160 students on scholarship to Egypt.
Your Excellency the children of South Sudan are thirsty for education in the country, and it is your duty fulfill this.
It is your government’s responsibility to bring all children in South Sudan. End text,
Daniella Valentino Wol, Human rights activist.
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