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Blood of the Nuer, Paul Malong’s son bought million dollar sport car


By on 04/21/2017

SPLA Chief of General Staff Paul Malong’s son Lawrence Lual Malong Yor Jnr has just proved to us again that money is not a problem even when the country is facing a serious economic crisis and not even when the army could go for months without pay.
The Self-styled tycoon Lual Malong allegedly bought a million dollar sports car. He posted the photo of limited edition Mercedes-Benz car on social media bragging about how rich he is, calling himself “Young Millionaire.”
A close source to him says Lual bought the million dollar Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG in South Africa where he resides. The car is 2-seater luxury, limited production supercarautomobile developed by Mercedes-AMG of German automaker Mercedes-Benz.
Lual is known for his extravagant lifestyle of private jets, luxury hotels and first class travel around the world.

He always flaunt his wealth on social media of having immense wealth.
Last year Lual was one of the figures criticised in a corruption report dubbed Sentry report, backed and promoted by George Clooney.

Lual malong

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There are no clear winners in South Sudan’s war


With about 3.5 million uprooted from their homes, children are the biggest losers in South Sudan’s war.

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Kajo Keji Country, South Sudan –  With their faces and clothes caked in dust after a long, gruelling bus journey, we are greeted by dozens of hungry and tired-looking rebels at a camp near the South Sudan-Uganda border.

Carrying AK-47 assault rifles, machetes, grenade launchers and even bows and arrows, the rebels, who have been brought in as reinforcements, have no time to rest and quickly prepare for the front lines.

Who’s to blame for South Sudan’s civil war? – UpFront

Their commanders are uncomfortable that government troops are only 15km away.

The rebels belong to the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-in-Opposition (SPLM-IO) group, the country’s main rebel group, who are fighting against government soldiers, also known as the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA).

The SPLA is historically a liberating force that formed in the 1980s to fight the government of Sudan. It helped the South gain independence in 2011 but a civil war broke out soon after, in 2013. The conflict was triggered when President Salva Kiir, a Dinka by ethnicity, accused his then Vice President Riek Machar, a Nuer, of plotting a coup against his government.

A peace deal between the two sides was finally reached in early 2016 and Machar reinstated as vice-president. That did not last. On the eve of independence celebrations in July, renewed fighting between troops loyal to the two clashed in the capital Juba setting off another wave of violence that has displaced millions of South Sudanese.

READ MORE: Children bearing the brunt of South Sudan refugee crisis

That is how Kajo Keji, a county of more than 200,000 people, according to a 2008 census, got caught up in the fighting.

More than 100,000 people have fled from that area to neighbouring Uganda. Others, however, are staying at camps for displaced people in South Sudan close to the border.

It’s at one of these camps that we meet Jennifer Pitta. She was making bean stew for nine children.

When the food is ready – she serves them a small portion. I know for sure it’s hardly enough for all of them but she says the children have to eat what they get.

She told us her oldest son was killed in January by men dressed in military uniforms. She was not able to bury him because she had to take his children and run.

“That’s what saddens me the most and the fact that he used to help me get food and now I have to do it all by myself.”

IN PICTURES: Nowhere to run for the children of South Sudan

On the day we visited, rebel commanders and administrative leaders who took control of the area in December were meeting the community. They were received with songs and chants of “Viva SPLM-IO”.

I asked Jennifer, who was not part of the fanfare, who she supports – government or rebels? Her answer was one I’ve come to frequently hear from many South Sudanese.

“The problem is you box us into taking sides. It’s either ‘I support the government or the rebels’. If government soldiers come here now, they would kill us because they think we’re rebels. Same thing will happen if rebels take territories the government controls. We don’t get to choose who comes to our areas to take over our lives. We just have to co-exist with them and hope they live with us in peace.”

The rebel leaders we spoke to say they are fighting for the rights of ordinary citizens such as Jennifer. They believe that the president and his administration have alienated other tribes of South Sudan in favour of the Dinka, who they say control the state.

But there are seemingly no winners in this war. The president and his government are sitting uncomfortably in Juba – ruling a deeply divided nation, dealing with increased violence, a devastating famine, a crumbling economy and an international community that is getting fed up with what looks like a failing state.

The SPLM-IO is not fairing much better. The movement is facing internal struggles leading to defections. It’s armed wing is reportedly running out of weapons and ammunition and members of the movement are becoming increasingly disillusioned in the absence of their leader Riek Machar who is in exile in South Africa.

READ MORE: South Sudan – ‘There are only dead bodies’

We leave the rebel fighters in an upbeat mood. They were preparing to feast, drink, then head off to the trenches. They tell us that their morale is high and victory is coming.

A week after our visit – I receive a call from one of the administrative leaders, Governor Frank Matata. Government troops have advanced and have tried to take the barracks where we were.

If that happens, it could mean bad news for civilians living in the area. They may be forced to seek refuge in Uganda after holding on for so long to a country they don’t want to leave.

About 3.5 million South Sudanese have been uprooted from their homes. Families of thousands who have died are still grieving and looking for answers. Many people are starving because they cannot go to their farms. Children are not going to school.

Those are the biggest losers in South Sudan’s war – and that’s a sad reality.

Source: Al Jazeera News

WWF? 17 April 2017 from the Secretary-General addressed to the President of the Security Council (on implementation of Cammaert recommendations), including note to correspondents


 

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has written a letter to the Security Council on the implementation of recommendations by Major General (retired)Patrick Cammaert related to July events in South Sudan.

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has written a letter to the Security Council on the implementation of recommendations by Major General (retired)Patrick Cammaert related to July events in South Sudan.

19 Apr2017

LETTER DATED 17 APRIL 2017 FROM THE SECRETARY-GENERAL ADDRESSED TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE SECURITY COUNCIL (ON IMPLEMENTATION OF CAMMAERT RECOMMENDATIONS), INCLUDING NOTE TO CORRESPONDENTS

(Scroll down for attached “note to correspondents”)

Following the outbreak of hostilities in Juba from 8 to 11 July 2016 and the resulting violence perpetrated against civilians, on 23 August 2016, my predecessor, Ban Ki-moon, ordered an independent special investigation, led by Major General (retired) Patrick Cammaert, to examine the actions of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) in response to the attacks on civilians that occurred, notably within or in the vicinity of the UNMISS compounds in Juba, including the Terrain Hotel and the adjacent protection of civilians sites. On 1 November 2016, an executive summary of the report, including recommendations of the independent special investigation, was shared with the members of the Security Council, as well as publicly released. The recommendations targeted issues unique to UNMISS, as well as those more systemic in nature.

The United Nations employed a two-track approach to take forward those recommendations. First, a Headquarters task force was established to implement the recommendations on systemic and strategic issues under the chairmanship of the Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations. Second, UNMISS devised an action plan to implement the Mission-specific recommendations and provided regular updates to the task force. To keep the Security Council informed about the progress of implementation, a letter was transmitted to the Council on 23 December 2016, followed by a briefing by the Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations during the Council consultations on South Sudan on 23 February 2017.

The update below is intended to summarize the overall achievements of UNMISS and of the Secretariat in implementing the recommendations of the independent special investigation.

From 12 to 19 March 2017, an independent follow-up mission led by Major General (retired) Cammaert returned to Juba to assess the progress made with regard to the UNMISS-specific recommendations. At the request of my Special Representative, the team also travelled to Malakal to review the status of the implementation of the recommendations contained in the board of inquiry report on the attack on that protection of civilians site in February 2016. The assessment concluded that UNMISS had made a commendable effort to enhance its ability to protect civilians, to better plan and prepare its response to crisis situations and to increase staff safety and security. Importantly, the assessment concluded that the modus operandi and the posture of the military and police components had improved as a result of the corrective actions taken by UNMISS. The main achievements, as documented by the assessment team, are set out below.

Protection of civilians

UNMISS force headquarters is actively providing leadership and guidance on the effective implementation of the Mission’s protection of civilians mandate. In August 2016, a series of Force Commander directives were issued to military contingents, requiring that regular scenario-based training and rehearsals be conducted on mandate implementation, use of rules of engagement and directives on the use of force; dynamic and robust patrolling aimed at preventing human rights violations and the abuse of civilians; integrated contingency planning, including evacuation and extraction exercises, with key actors to facilitate preparedness for worst-case and the most dangerous scenarios; and division of responsibilities between the military, police and United Nations security personnel. UNMISS force headquarters also issues monthly orders on freedom of movement that reinforce the Force Commander’s directive on freedom of movement. These stress the imperative for all commanders to understand the provisions of the status-of-forces agreement and require them to assert their right to unrestricted freedom of movement, using all means necessary to do so, in line with the mandate and the rules of engagement. The orders also reinforce pre-existing instructions to stand ground for 48 hours at checkpoints when freedom of movement is denied.

While the operational context in South Sudan remains extremely challenging and the restrictions and bureaucratic impediments imposed by the Government and, in some cases, other warring factions continue to hamper UNMISS freedom of movement, the efforts aimed at improving the troop posture and mindset have improved UNMISS access to key hotspots in the past few months. Since January 2017, UNMISS has, on multiple occasions, successfully deployed long-duration patrols to key locations, prioritizing the Greater Equatoria region owing to increased insecurity, population displacement and human rights abuses in the area. Despite obstacles and delays, patrols have reached Yei (three deployments), Kajo Kaji (three deployments), Lainya (two deployments) and Magwe (two deployments). The integrated patrols have been positively received by the population in the respective locations, as well as by many of the local administrations, which have requested that UNMISS extend its visit. The deployments have enabled UNMISS to conduct human rights monitoring and reporting, as well as outreach to local authorities and civil society. UNMISS is currently planning to extend the period of the long-duration patrols from the current average of one week to up to one month in order to capitalize on the presence of Mission personnel in hard-to-reach areas.

The posture of troops with regard to the protection of civilians at risk of physical violence has also improved, as demonstrated by recent examples of robust intervention by UNMISS uniformed personnel. In Bentiu, peacekeepers successfully confronted and stopped armed actors who had harassed, beaten and attempted to abduct four groups of up to 50 internally displaced persons outside the protection of civilians site, using the appropriate escalation of force in line with the rules of engagement. In Pibor, peacekeepers assumed a robust posture and deployed troops and combat vehicles to manage and protect a sudden influx of more than 800 civilians into the protection site following rumours of an impending attack on the town. Meanwhile, in Yei, UNMISS troops intervened to extract United Nations personnel and Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangements Monitoring Mechanism personnel stranded at compounds caught in the crossfire during heavy clashes between the Government and opposition forces.

In Juba, the establishment of a weapons-free zone with a 200-m radius around protection of civilians sites and the United Nations House has resulted in a dramatic drop in reported crime and violence, including incidents of sexual and gender-based violence. UNMISS peacekeepers are conducting dismounted patrols within the area throughout the day and night, as well as cordon-and-search operations within the protection of civilians sites, to disrupt arms trafficking. Such operations include searches of individuals entering the sites; daily searches of zones of up to 30 shelters; targeted searches of specific shelters based on intelligence; and monthly full-scale cordon-and-search operations of the entire site. Between July 2016 and March 2017, 20 full-scale cordon-and-search operations were conducted. Moving forward, UNMISS formed police units will be expected to increase patrols both inside and outside protection of civilians sites, particularly the weapons-free zones, in line with the concept of operations of the United Nations police and in close coordination with the UNMISS military component. The weapons-free zone has been well received by all stakeholders, including the Government, especially given the marked reduction in criminal activity since its implementation. During the month leading up to the establishment of the weapons-free zone, UNMISS recorded 48 serious incidents in the immediate vicinity of the United Nations House, including murder, armed robbery, violent assault, kidnapping and rape. In the six months since its establishment, a total of 12 serious incidents have been reported in the weapons-free zone, amounting to 2 incidents per month. UNMISS is in the process of establishing similar zones in Wau, Bentiu and Malakal.

 

Contingency planning and preparedness

 

To address shortcomings regarding crisis response and preparedness, UNMISS has established a mission planning group consisting of all UNMISS components and sections, as well as, on a case-by-case basis, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, in order to ensure that all contingency plans are coordinated, integrated, complementary and responsive to the current security analysis and threat assessment. Since July 2016, all infantry battalions inducted into the Mission have undergone scenario-based and integrated response training. In January 2017, the force headquarters began a training-of-trainers course to enable military contingents to conduct rules of engagement training and scenario-based response training for their troops on a regular basis. All scenarios are based on actual incidents that have taken place in a given area of operation and are intended to clearly establish troop responsibilities. Formed police units have also rehearsed their security plans for United Nations compounds and protection of civilians sites. The Mission’s Juba security contingency plans were updated and rehearsed during three tabletop exercises and three field training exercises conducted between October 2016 and January 2017. Similarly, since February 2017, a total of nine tabletop exercises have been conducted to validate contingency plans in the field offices, and a training plan for the rest of the year is in place.

To improve the coordination and crisis response capabilities of the Mission in Juba, integrated operations centres comprising the military, police, United Nations security and civilian components have been established at the United Nations House and at Tomping. The tactical military and police command centres are united in the integrated operations centres and operate separately but in close proximity to the UNMISS Joint Operations Centre, which at present is co-located with the Security Operations Centre. The integrated operations centres are responsible for coordinating responses to incidents, both internal and external, at the United Nations House, Tomping and the protection of civilians sites.

 

Staff safety and security

 

UNMISS has made significant improvements to the security infrastructure of the UNMISS compound and the protection of civilians site in Juba. In particular, to protect the United Nations House and the protection of civilians sites from indirect or direct fire, the Mission established a 200-m belt around the compound and the protection of civilians site to create the weapons-free zone mentioned previously. The 4-km perimeter around the United Nations House is also being reinforced with a Mifram defence wall, with more than half of it already completed and the remaining sections to be completed by November 2017. Breaches of the internal perimeter fencing are reported and repaired, either by force patrols on the spot or by mission support, within resources. Observation posts along the perimeter of the United Nations House have been reinforced, and firing positions on the ground have been built. The construction of additional observation posts around protection of civilians sites 1 and 3 is under way.

Four bunkers (“safe havens”) for staff in both the residential and office areas of the United Nations House and of Tomping are also nearing completion. A total of 4,000 ballistic blankets have been procured and distributed to staff residing in prefabricated buildings in Juba and in field locations. An integrated security system feasibility study has been completed, and new technologies to enhance situational awareness (perimeter intrusion detection, infrared sensors, closed-circuit television, electronic access control systems, turnstiles, etc.) are being tested in the United Nations House and in Tomping. A “live where you work” policy is also under implementation, with a phased plan in place to complete the transfer of personnel to the United Nations House or to Tomping by the end of May 2017. In Juba, United Nations security has restricted all residences for United Nations personnel to zone 1 (close to the Juba International Airport), in order to reduce the area in which security and UNMISS force support are provided, given the limited capacity.

Since July 2016, United Nations security has made considerable efforts to ensure that the security needs of United Nations agencies, funds and programmes and of international non-governmental organizations are appropriately prioritized in line with the security management framework and the Saving Lives Together framework, respectively. The Security Management Team (in Juba) and the area security management teams (in field locations), which comprise Mission and agency, fund and programme representatives, continue to meet regularly and approve all security assessments and security plans in South Sudan. United Nations security shares security information with all agencies, funds and programmes in a timely manner, using such tools as daily and flash reports, mobile text messages and radio and e-mail broadcasts. Two security officers are embedded in the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, in addition to one security officer assigned to support all agencies, funds and programmes without professional security officers.

With regard to international non-governmental organizations and the Saving Lives Together framework, the international non-governmental organizations forum security focal point is a member of the security cell, which meets once each week. Security information shared with the agencies, funds and programmes is shared with the forum. A United Nations security fact sheet covering alert state, relocation and evacuation procedures, concentration points in Juba, designated safe havens, relocation air routes, key security tools, access control procedures and the plan in response to protection of civilians incidents, among other things, has also been disseminated. In mid-April 2017, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and the Department of Safety and Security, along with an international non‑governmental organization member of the Saving Lives Together framework oversight committee, will hold a joint teleconference with members of the security cell in Juba to further clarify roles and responsibilities under the Saving Lives Together framework and to ensure that all parties have a more realistic and focused approach and are better prepared to respond to crisis situations. In follow-up, incoming security focal points of the international non-governmental organizations forum will be briefed upon their arrival on the implementation of the Saving Lives Together framework in South Sudan.

 

Medical response

 

To improve on-site medical response capacity, a surgical team and support staff have been installed at the United Nations House to provide trauma care. The United Nations House clinic has been upgraded to a “level I plus” facility and at present has a new operating theatre, upgraded X-ray and laboratory facilities and on-site blood supply to handle emergencies, including kinetic incidents, and to stabilize casualties, pending evacuation to a higher-level medical facility.

 

Malakal

 

UNMISS has also made significant efforts to implement the recommendations of the Malakal board of inquiry, which include the reinforcement of perimeter security (layers of fencing, deepened ditch, elevated berm and buffer zone). Six high-rise watchtowers and a total of 27 (24 hours a day/7 days a week) observation and sentry posts are in place and firing positions have been constructed along the perimeter to enable more peacekeepers to actively guard it. The Mission has also widened the internal and external perimeter patrolling routes. With respect to robust, proactive security activities, troops are engaged in regular patrolling around the perimeter of the protection of civilians site and UNMISS base, and there is increased troop presence at the access gates to assist United Nations police when necessary. United Nations police and formed police unit personnel are also diligently patrolling within the protection of civilians sites. Cordon-and-search operations have also increased and are currently being conducted on a daily, weekly or monthly basis, either by section or of the camp in its entirety. A culture of robust action through regular training and rehearsals of the rules of engagement and use of force is being instilled.

 

To implement the recommendations on systemic and strategic issues, the Secretariat task force began its work by circulating the recommendations of the independent special investigation to all 16 peacekeeping operations and sought feedback on the systemic challenges identified in the recommendations. The task force devised and discussed concrete action points to provide a way forward to address the systemic and strategic shortcomings identified in the report, so that in the event of a similar crisis, United Nations peacekeeping missions are better prepared to protect civilians and United Nations personnel. The main action points and achievements are as follows:

• Performance accountability: the Department of Peacekeeping Operations undertook a comprehensive mapping of existing policies and best practices on performance and accountability for both civilian and uniformed personnel. A framework of accountability for performance in implementing the protection of civilians mandate is currently under development. The framework seeks to consolidate and clarify existing policies and mechanisms, with a focus on senior leadership and a view to recognizing and promoting good performance. The Office of Military Affairs also worked with Member States to explore ways to ensure the accountability of uniformed personnel for failure to protect civilians. In January 2017, the Working Group on Contingent-Owned Equipment recommended that the relevant statement of unit requirements indicating the operational capabilities and expected tasks of uniformed personnel be attached to the memorandum of understanding. The memorandum of understanding is a binding document for troop-contributing countries, establishing accountability for the agreed tasks. If approved by the General Assembly at its second resumed session, the Secretariat intends to attach statements of unit requirements to all current and future memorandums of understanding with troop- and police-contributing countries.

• Guidance and readiness: the Department of Peacekeeping Operations undertook a comprehensive review of the direction provided to senior mission leaders on effective mandate implementation, including the protection of civilians. A protection of civilians crisis management tabletop exercise for civilian heads of mission was developed and piloted in January 2017 and will henceforth be included in all mission leadership induction programmes. A similar exercise for Force Commanders and Deputy Force Commanders is being developed and is due to be rolled out during the upcoming intensive orientation course in May 2017. The Office of Military Affairs also reviewed the guidance given to incoming Force Commanders. Instead of updating the generic Force Commanders directive, mission-specific guidance is currently issued during the induction of all new Force Commanders. The guidance complements the existing Force Headquarters Handbook, which covers in detail the more generic aspects of a Force Commander’s duties and responsibilities. The Police Division is also reviewing the final draft of the guidelines for United Nations police in implementing the protection of civilians, intended to ensure, among other tasks, that all United Nations police capacity-building supports the establishment of a protective environment and that formed police units respond appropriately to physical threats against civilians. Upon mandate renewal, the Department of Peacekeeping Operations will ensure the timely issuance of guidance on mandate implementation to peacekeeping operations, including on the protection of civilians, where relevant. With regard to readiness, all peacekeeping operations have been requested to share their integrated crisis response contingency plans for validation by United Nations Headquarters. The conduct of regular scenario-based exercises to validate, refine and rehearse those plans, including the command and control of their implementation, is being streamlined. Troop- and police-contributing countries have also been reminded of the importance of compliance with the requirements concerning language proficiency, which is necessary to enable military and police personnel deployed in the missions to work effectively together in the implementation of United Nations mandates. In addition, as agreed in the memorandums of understanding, relevant personnel who fail the language proficiency test are repatriated. As an immediate measure to address the readiness of uniformed personnel serving in UNMISS, all troop- and police-contributing countries were requested, through a note verbale sent in December 2016, to confirm in writing to the Department of Peacekeeping Operations the willingness of their personnel to conduct dismounted patrols, including standing patrols by day and by night outside the perimeter of United Nations compounds and protection of civilians sites in South Sudan, among other things. Almost all of the infantry troop-contributing countries have responded in the affirmative.

• Training: the Secretariat validates the predeployment training programmes of all troop- and police-contributing countries to ensure that the curriculum includes scenario-based training for commanders on the rules of engagement, mandate implementation and use of force in support of protection of civilians activities. Training programmes within missions have been reinforced to include scenario training on the protection of civilians and, increasingly, the prevention of conflict-related sexual violence. An assessment of in-mission training needs with regard to the protection of civilians is also under way. The Secretariat is also strongly encouraging police-contributing countries to increase the deployment of qualified women police officers to support key protection tasks, including community-oriented policing and addressing sexual and gender-based violence. As at April 2017, women made up 18 per cent of the police officers deployed.

• Staff morale and welfare: the Secretariat initiated various measures to increase psychosocial support, resilience and trauma counselling in field missions, as well as for staff morale and welfare. Some of the programmes include expanded individual in-person and telecounselling across the Mission to include deep field locations, additional training for emergency and crisis management and self-care and expanded options for staff welfare, including enhancement of accommodation and office and recreational facilities. In addition, internal staff rotation policies are under review to allow staff in the most difficult duty stations to be rotated within the Mission to ensure that stress and trauma are managed.

Significant work has been undertaken over the past five months to enhance the ability of UNMISS to protect civilians, to better plan and prepare its response to crisis situations and to increase staff safety and security, as well as to address the systemic issues plaguing peacekeeping operations in general. The Secretariat task force established to address the systemic issues and implement the recommendations of the independent special investigation was set up for a limited period of time; however, some of the identified action points will require a longer time frame for implementation. The Department of Peacekeeping Operations, the Department of Field Support and United Nations partners will continue to work on these issues in order to strengthen the military, police and civilian capabilities of peacekeeping operations, including through guidance, training and accountability to effectively deliver on mandates, including the protection of civilians, through a regular workflow. The Secretariat will also continue to provide updates, as appropriate, through existing reporting mechanisms.

With regard to UNMISS, both the Mission and the Secretariat concur that, while much has been achieved, more needs to be done to further raise the performance bar. UNMISS, in coordination with the Secretariat, is already reviewing and revising its overall mission concept and strategy (including force laydown) to more effectively deliver on mandated tasks. The process is informed by the lessons learned from the multiple crises experienced in 2016 and the paramount expectation that all Mission components employ an outward-looking and more assertive posture and approach in delivering mandated activities. The UNMISS senior leadership team has set the tone for the effective delivery of the protection of civilians mandate. I expect the newly appointed UNMISS Force Commander to play an equally pivotal role in this ongoing endeavour.

The Department of Peacekeeping Operations and the Department of Field Support will also work closely with UNMISS to sustain the achievements made to date on the protection of civilians and crisis response and preparedness. This will include a continued dialogue with Member States to uphold performance standards for all peacekeepers deploying to UNMISS and a strategy to institutionalize and standardize the approach to the protection of civilians through the deployment of mobile training teams to the Mission to deliver context-specific training for uniformed and civilian personnel.

These efforts notwithstanding, effective mandate implementation will hinge on an enabling political, security and operational environment. I urge the Security Council to make a concerted effort to ensure that the Transitional Government of National Unity cooperates fully with UNMISS to ensure freedom of movement and that it assumes its primary responsibility to protect civilians, including taking proactive measures to reduce ethnic tensions and holding accountable those who perpetrate egregious acts against civilians, protection of civilians sites and United Nations and humanitarian personnel and premises. Finally, if UNMISS is to be an effective tool in the achievement of a sustainable peace for South Sudan, the Security Council, in coordination with the region, must immediately pursue a collective strategy to facilitate a cessation of hostilities and ensure inclusivity in the national dialogue and in the implementation of the peace agreement. Without such a political strategy, the demands on UNMISS will continue to increase while its operating environment becomes further constrained.

(Signed) António Guterres

China never seen before, World is going for Nuclear war,


April 20, 2017, China North Industries Group Corporation’s new promo video shows the development of PLA weapons & equipment. The company specializes in defense products, heavy-duty equipment, special chemicals, and optoelectronic information technology.

HEARTBREAKING IN THE U.S, AS OF APRIL 19, 2017 343 SUSPECT SHOT, KILLED BY POLICE AFTER CONFRONTATIONS IN 2017 ALONE


APRIL 19, 2017, Black people are finishing in the U.S 343 people so far in 2017 http://killedbypolice.net/ IS A WEBSITE THAT RECORD PLOCE SHOTING IN THE U.S

SUSPECT SHOT, KILLED BY POLICE AFTER CONFRONTATION IN DELAWARE

Suspect killed by police after confrontation in Wilmington. (WPVI)

It happened around 2 p.m. Wednesday.

According to New Castle County police, officers were following a suspect as part of an investigation in Wilmington.

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An investigation into a possible shooting has led police to a church parking lot in Wilmington.

They tried to stop that suspect along 24th and Market Street, but he attempted to flee.

“The officers attempted to stop him, the suspect would not stop,” New Castle County Police Officer J.P. Piser said.

The man then crashed in the area of Philadelphia Pike and Washington Street Extension, near St. Helena’s Church and State Police Barracks in Claymont.

Piser says the suspect then fled on foot, with officers chasing him.

At one point there was a confrontation, investigators say, which ended with the suspect being shot and killed by police.

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The Action Cam on the scene of a police-involved shooting in Delaware.

“It was like a ‘pow.’ You don’t kind of put together until you see everything out here,” witness Ann Marie Foraker said.
It is not known if the suspect was armed.

Officers were taken to the hospital for medical evaluation, police say, but the number of officers and their conditions were not released.

There was no immediate word on the name of the man killed or why he was under investigation.

Market Street is closed in the area between 24th & 26th streets.

Philadelphia Pike is closed in the area of St. Helena’s.

GREAT MUT DUNG’S UNEXPECTED VICTORY AGAINST COLONISTS BRITISH


Nuer Chiefs, Sudan. Postcard published by G N Morhig, Publisher, The English Pharmacy, Khartoum, Sudan. Number 408 Accession Number: KO1972/45

April 14, 2017  Baar Ciengkang has always been silent for centuries. Life is simple people humble, until one Sunday morning a peculiar moving object strangely passed across the firmament of this peaceful land. Things of this sort of nature were not known in Nuerland, perhaps since the time of Noah.

The today’s miracle demand a proper explanation from men possessing wisdom of an ancient knowledge the village elders in Udier. The entire populace of Baar Cieng is now dealing with an unexpected guest from another world. Something literally today would mean a visit of an extraterrestrials from outer space.

This madness, Mr. Dung admitted is a part for his great leadership test. Somewhat he had desired for this moment for decades. He smartly begun to analyze the situation with no single shred of a tiny doubt and the fanatic energetic middle age man realized his approach toward this situation demand a proper looking at things differently. And for sure this experience if it had taught Mut Duong anything new, it is the potential threats he found himself enjoying.

Under old tropical Baobab tree two women were talking of the today’s untold miracle. Their observations failed them instantly. However, they knew their husband throughout their entire lives serve as the foundation of wisdom explaining sights unnatural to them. This is Nuer way of life. The assumption is very strong, men are wiser than women, the Plato’s logical allegory.

Though for centuries Nuer endure with the spirit of balancing the role of women in their political, Socio-economic and cultural way of their survival, heavy issues like the today’s insanity it necessarily doesn’t require the approvable wisdom of a Nuer woman. The details are left to men for further examination and consultation.

In tiniest moment in time and space Mut found himself sweating breathing very fast spotting nothing. It was a prospect of being fearless. The moving object just quickly flew away. He was inside his hut when the whole commotion went into effect. The drama took him in disbelief. A man with philosophical knowledge not like any other typical Nuer man who take events for nothing.

One would argue that the main distinction between Dr. Riek Machar and Chief Mut Duong is that; while Dr. Riek Machar’s greatest political tragedy is his ability to ignore catastrophe in front of him. Nonetheless, Mut had no pleasure in such an expensive luxury. He had an ability to question how things does happened, why they are the way they are and where they comes from. This is the beginning of knowledge and wisdom.

He knew nothing last forever and the vanishing of the foreign object which happened to make this terrific unfamiliar noise over the top of his hut is an example of the old age wisdom. He carefully understood the entire village looked upon him for intellectual appetite. He also recognized silence is an enemy of truth. “Something have to be done”, he told himself. The responsibility to defend his people properly is now under his hand.

The secret has constantly been, “be the reflection of what you would expect to receive. If you want love give love, if you want to be trusted be truthful”. And if you want to be a leader at least show the character of a leadership.

Mr. Dung found it a privilege people talking about him. He knew leadership is a product of commitment. He learned that history is full of coward men and women but once they gained courage and come to be brave they are unbeatable. And so he perfectly understood the implication of the wrong judgment he is about to lecture to his children. Something urgently had to be done to face this particular situation at hand. He was known for being quick to act upon properly calculated decisions.

Observing the law of nature he conferred with the truth because he wants to be trustworthy. He convinced himself that no one else is going to end this unexpected incident. Yes, there is no one else but him.

He had a common misconception though much assured later in the evening he will have to visits the altar of his ancestors to perform a mass ritual to invoke the spirit of the dead. Where Mut originated people held much belief in the spirits of dead. This is a very prevalent traditional way of living among the Nuer.

Learning from this serious cultural progress nothing had prepared Mr. Dung to rejects such a decision. Zealous, and calm, a man who spoke out words only when there is important issue for discussion. He was the only man in his era equipped enough to handle this massive disturbances, a move largely recognized as foreign invasion.

Mut was a man for his time. He value nothing but truth. Among all his age mates he sustained high level of intellectual dignity with capacity to foresee future in it true sense. He hated ignorance to death and that is why he was elected as a chief. Cowardice is not found in his political dictionary. He disliked disorganization but embrace extraordinary level of an organized society. He played an important role in organization of eastern Jikany Nuer in those days. His fame spread like a bush fire.

Like any other day on earth people went back to their normal duties. Women to house chores, young boys to herds and old men to alcoholic stations, Chiefs to their magistrate centers, life was normal.

As usual the Nuer Society is described as “organized anarchy”. Contrary to this very powerful observations, Mut theatrically putted his house together previously thought to be in anarchy.

Born in Jaak Magook, Baar Ciengkang. His birth name, “Mut” Dung Mar Cak was given to him immediately at birth. Mut in Nuer means spear. He was a (Ker-Cieng Taar) chief to the entire Thieng Cieng Taar in those days. He was from eastern Jikany the today’s eastern upper Nile of the modern day South Sudan. Mut was (a direct son of Kier kaak-Ker. Kier Kaak-Ker is the father to all Eastern Jikany Nuer). He was known to be tall and handsome maintaining stout athletic body posture.

Some of the most unproven dispute about Mut is that he was not marked. He doesn’t have famous Nuer six marks on his foreheads. Though only Nuer in the villages enjoys this marking since the end of the last century, the exercise is widely considered now as something that should not still be practice. It was the British who introduced this cultural forgery. It was never a Nueri idea from the very starts of it.

A rich man who owned collectively hundreds of cattle heads, herds of sheep and several goats. He had a very large ranch of farm. No one in the entire Thieng Kier or Thieng Baar could possibly be compare to him in term of leadership and property owned. He is a traditional leader playing both role of political and spiritual advocacy. He had three wives and survived by several children and grandsons and daughters.

It is in this family lineage where Dr. Riek Machar Teny married Nyaluak a descendant of Mut Dung Mar Cak.

One of the grandsons to Chief Mut Dung, Mut Dey Mut live in Botha, Kaajak County around Udier. Mut Dey Mut the grandchild of Mut Duong is of “Thook thookage mate. Thook thook is an age mate group in Nuerland Born around 1930s. Few of them continue to be alive today and Mut Dey Mut is the few lucky men alive. When I contacted Joseph Lol a medical student at KEA-MED University College, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia he told me Mut Dey could be more than 80 years. Mr. Lol is also a descendant of Mut Dung.

According to many I contacted concerning the exact date when Mut Dung was born they estimated it to be around 1890s. I couldn’t verify the exact date of his birth. Even before or after the World War II many Nuer don’t have proper records of their dates of birth they based their estimations on events that took place by that time. So to be exact no one surely know when Mut Dung was born unless we associates our scientific calculations on events. Drawing out events at this point is more tricky too unless carefully observed.

Few days ago I met Gabriel Gatnor who informed me that Mut Dung downed the plane when he had their first born child. It is also very difficult here to estimate his age by this time considering several factors in those days of which a Nuer man have to officially get marries. One of the factor to be consider is, let alone in this era, during the days of Mut a girl must be principally at her 20s to properly be summon for wedding advert. This happened after still another several steps of friendship. Come we stays never existed in the dictionary of Mut in their days. A man has to earned trust of the girl and proven beyond no doubt that he is capable enough to settle. Though this is consider immediately after initiation-it is a brave offer but not enough.

To make the long chemistry procedures largely observable and simple, Mut Duong tie the knot when only 25th of age a privilege he enjoyed because he is a direct descendant of Kier Kaak-Ker. And by the time he was around 33 of age, he was famously known for bringing down the British warplane a victory he didn’t expected.

As much as we all know leaders are God given but Satan also gives great but worse leaders. There are two types of a leader; that with vision, and the one with ambition. If you are to choose be with the ambition leader. And Mut was an ambition leader who cross the direction of the wave when situation seem to threats the existence of his people.

South Sudanese hardly knew the story of Mut Dung and nothing about him is ever recorded in the history of Sudan but Nuer or Naath as commonly known kept records of the events that took place long ago through oral tradition just like any other Africans people. Mut’s story in the Nuerland is predominately known but generally ignored outside that land.

British warplane

British had a funny way of visiting the land of Naath those days. This was the time when these strange flying items were massively being produced in great numbers in Europe and the show continue to kick off. Their pilots flew this stuffs across Sudan for no reason in particular but for observation or more of that. Furthermore, they were the regulators as the colonial masters in Sudan. They have the right to move around with no one to question their reason of loitering. These were the days the people of Anglo-Saxon were at war with Nuer and Azande.

Some of the main reasons why British locked horns with the Nuer of the then Southern Sudan was because Nuer by that time want to occupy the Dinka land. To contained this annexation spirit British had to take a practical step in dealing with this “backward” people. The term “backward” here was being referred to all the tribes inhabiting southern part of the then Sudan by the Brits in those days.

Verily to says, In 1830s Southern part of the then Sudan was known to be a Nuer Nation by the British Majestic. Why because the Nuer were the only opposing power by that time which literally opposed the powerhouse of the 19th century, United Kingdom. Though there were a lot of factors to be consider for this conflict let us stop here for a time.

While the British approached Nuer entirely on the administrative purpose, they responded through spears.

By the end of the First World War He was young and energetic man exploring his ancestral land with might like any others men of his days. He was already familiar with the things outside his village.

This morning was not like anything other morning on earth. Mut Dung was busier in farm preparing the land for the season. This will be the time in a month the British warplane disturbed the attention of this village. The plane caught them entirely in amazement. None in the entire village was ready to receive such a commotion. For the first time in eternity, this miracle remains a tale to be sung for the coming generations.

Mr. Dung was running back to his hut when the airplane was returning. The first round met him exercising his authority in the farm. By then he forgot one important weapon, width (a traditional Nuer stick with a very large head). Its major used is basically to hammer down a sticks which is used to tie cows using a short robes.

The speed of this aliens’ plane was like a lightning bolt. Very fast. Nothing could be compare to it in term of speed and shape. Very terrifying and pretty noisy. Certain sounds like those of lions, and hyenas were at least familiar but this one, no-no. I am telling you, nothing is identifiable to it.

It has two uglier wings partly made of wood. Its long but short tail terrible hanged behind it back. It has a nose purposely used for breathing. It make the loudest noise ever, very terrifying noise never heard since creation in Wec Luak Mut. To Mr. Dung the whole thing is an animal which just miraculously happened to be flying. It is alive very much alive. The stunt nose, its wings and long tail were the very few things driving Mut to declared war. He took it wholeheartedly as an obligation he has to meet.

The animal was approaching the ranch on its return when Mut was already coming out from his Hut. In his left hand a spear and a long slimly stick and in his right hand a width holding it by its narrow part. The cows were still not allows to disperse for grazing. It was early at 10 am in the morning when the play went into action.

Mut allowed the Queen first to bypassed the cattle and before it could approaches a nearby “tamari” tree Mut prepared in readiness and made one of the widely considered the greatest throwing of all times. He threw the width in his hand which almost missed that ugly tail. It fell at a distance and he ordered no one to march nearer. He couldn’t believe his eyes. The effects of Great Mut Dung’s unexpected victory against colonists British were not felt IMMEDIATELY until a century later. This was around 1917, during the World War I.

Unfortunately, two creatures came out of the plane and Mut immediately recognized them, his worse enemies. The British agents later came back and asked what Mut want, whether leadership or he was fighting alongside their enemies but he gave no answer asking the Brits to immediately bring to an end this disturbance.

Mut was not the only one who taken down some of these careless queens. Famous sharp shooter, Chan Ker Bieyin Poul of Wec gar of Cieng Tok, Uror County was amongst the dispatch riders. He is from where former minister of foreign affairs, Dr. Benjamin Marial held, Yoiy payam, Wec Kol. Chan Ker is also orally recorded to be among the warriors who tested the advanced technology of the first part of the 20th century. Infamous Chan Ker downed one of the queens in Manyang near Nyirol county years later. How he did it remained a mystery.

Queens were the most widely used by the British in those days. They were shipped to Sudan through Egypt in the ships by the sea of reed or the red sea. They cannot fly at long distance but can make enough noise like that incident aforesaid. It is easy to bring into conclusion whether they were used or not during the First World War.

Today, Mut Dung’s war materials still under proper carefulness of his grandchild: Mut Dey Mut in Botha, Udier. Many people believed he died very old of age. Mut personally knew Ngundeng Bong the 19th century Nuer prophet. Mut Dung was among the most hated Nuer by the British colonists in those days.

Denying the story of Mut Dung doesn’t make it go away but it merely prove that no amount of evidences will convince you.

This was only few years after the famous Anglonuer war begun. For the next 40 years Nuer fought the United Kingdom and few years later Sudan was declared an independent nation in 1956. History doesn’t tells us whether Nuer defeated the kingdom or were defeated.

The Anglonuer war remained a mystery. Mut Dung Mar Cak remained a figure largely ignored.

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Imagine, this is a DRC President Joseph Kabila, how fool?


kabila

April 19, 2017, imagine a millionaire President and someone who has $100 millions dollars bank account in Europe and walking in the mud in his own country. What a shame!!!!

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