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Dear African, if majority of Christian in U.S.A are supporters of Donald Trump, What is that tells you?

trump-his-eyes-bleeding-1Dear African

February 4, 2018, The U.S.A and its allies are making sure the African are praying a God that they themselves don’t belief. Yet they wanted to keep you busy so that they destroyed your offspring.

Although, you will finds me very strange in my letter, you have every right to do so because what I am about to tell you is a strange felling indeed. it is strange that the English man who brought us his religion and his God is now no longer belief in that God that he brought here in Africa. The white man who brought Christianity taught us that “his God is a one God, powerful God and a God of love who does not hate, but love people, but if you do not follow his way, he will burn you, smashing and destroyed you in a burning fire and no one can save you even your own relative when you died and in a place called “Hell”.

Dear Africa, one philosopher once said, “The fool’s life is empty of gratitude and full of fears; its course lies wholly toward the future.” “It is folly for a man to pray to the gods for that which he has the power to obtain by himself.”

Dear Africa, while studying philosophy, I find myself studying a case study called “Why I am not a Christian” by a British lecturer name Bernard Russell (1972-1970), at the Battersea Town Hall on Sunday March 6, 1927. One of the fascinated paragraph that I will never forgot read in part, “I think you must have at the very lowest the belief that Christ was, if not divine, at least the best and wisest of men. If you are not going to believe that much about Christ, I do not think you have any right to call yourself a Christian. Of course there is another sense which you find in Whitaker’s Almanack and in geography books, where the population of the world is said to be divided into Christians, Mohammedans, Buddhists, fetish worshippers, and so on; and in that sense we are all Christians. The geography books count us all in, but that is a purely geographical sense, which I suppose we can ignore. Therefore I take it that when I tell you why I am not a Christian I have to tell you two different things; first, why I do not believe in God and in immortality; and, secondly, why I do not think that Christ was the best and wisest of men, although I grant Him a very high degree of moral goodness” he said

Dear Africa, my name is Gatluke Chuol Reat, I came to Canada about 14 years ago. Like many Africans brothers and sisters who will never stop thinking about this beautiful land call, Africa. Although, you have built a big Churches and Mosques in the name of God and Allah, the suffering of our brothers and sisters become the product of what we call West and the Middle East. Is God is dead? Or is it true that what they called God has never existed in first place? One of the Western philosophers name Friedrich Nietzsche to whom I admired argued that, “God is Dead”, he said. Christian religion’s “God is Dead” and I also think that the Muhammad God has never existed in first place. Although this message will only address the Christian God, it is also my hope that you will be thinking about Allah and what you have learned through Islam.

Dear Africa, Brothers and Sisters of Africa, our continent have suffered enough, although the Christian God says “love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you” (Mathew 5:44) that you may be sons of your Father in heaven, that he causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous”. to save you. however, if this is what God wants Africa to be, why does Christian God created Africa in first place? Did Christian God created Africa as a place for forgiveness? That you, the Africans people have to be enslave, killed, brought disease to killed you and your offspring through diseases and war to whom they have created. Yet, they want you to believe that all you have to do is to pray because if you did not pray and take revenge, you will have no place in Heaven.

Dear Africa, one more thing that you need to know is that, when Friedrich Nietzsche, a German philosopher in 1800s declared the death of Christian’s God, he does so by disputed the claims of the modern science and religion that they revealed anything about truth about the world and us, the human being including you, the African people. He does so, by saying that there is no fact about the claims about the religion. All we have now in our hands about religion are only interpreter. But for you brothers and sisters of Africa, in the last four hundred years, you have been suffering in the hands of Christian God, in the hand of Christianity and their governments in their countries such as that of United Kingdom of England, the France, the Americas and in the hand of the Arab world. The English and French speaking world enslaved the entire Africa in the name of “missionaries”, civilization and Christianity. What is the result? The continuation of the suffering of the people of Africa, the hardship and inhumane treatment of those who are from Africans descents such as the killings of African American by police in America or the systematic death in the sea in coast of Libya, though the Africa complies with all requirements demanded by Christianity. these systematic mistreatment of African people is not and will never stop

The question is, why these religions and the people who brought them to Africa are the sources of the destruction of the land and the people of Africa? We were told that Africans gods are of evil, we were told that Africans gods are magicians sort, we were told that Africans gods have no hope for Heaven and unless you, the African people bend down to European God, so you will be save in Heaven. The question is, Are we, the African people are born to suffer on Earth? Why do they tell us where does that says from the books of their God or gods, the bible? Would it not be true so that the mission to civilize Africa was only a mission to only bring diseases, endless wars, losses of resources and the continuation of the suffering of offspring of Africa? Think about it, think about Nietzsche’s slave and master moralities, although my Africans brothers and sisters would like not to thinks about the meaning of what is being said, who said it and for what result and why it is said that way, however, the age of reason would say that, it is every human success to understand these things.

I want to leave you with this, “Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent.
Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent.
Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil? translate where does evil come from?
Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?”
Think about Christianity and what it does and doing in Africa
I want to leave you with Russell’s conclusion, he says that
WHAT WE MUST DO

We want to stand upon our own feet and look fair and square at the world—its good facts, its bad facts, its beauties, and its ugliness; see the world as it is, and be not afraid of it. Conquer the world by intelligence, and not merely by being slavishly subdued by the terror that comes from it. The whole conception of God is a conception derived from the ancient Oriental despotisms. It is a conception quite unworthy of free men. When you hear people in church debasing themselves and saying that they are miserable sinners, and all the rest of it, it seems contemptible and not worthy of self-respecting human beings. We ought to stand up and look the world frankly in the face. We ought to make the best we can of the world, and if it is not so good as we wish, after all it will still be better than what these others have made of it in all these ages. A good world needs knowledge, kindliness, and courage; it does not need a regretful hankering after the past, or a fettering of the free intelligence by the words uttered long ago by ignorant men. It needs a fearless outlook and a free intelligence. It needs hope for the future, not looking back all the time towards a past that is dead, which we trust will be far surpassed by the future that our intelligence can create.

I Thank you

by Gatluke Chuol Reat

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A critical Reflection on South Sudan: A Tanzanian reacher thinks international community must withdraw and allow chance for the inclusive national dialogue in South Sudan

August 1, 2016, A Tanzanian Law Leactuere and researcher on peace and security in Africa says that “the approach/ methodology invoked to end war is shortsighted of the real causes and background to the problem.” he said.  Avoiding THE CAUSES OF THE CURRENT CONFLICT IN SOUTH SUDAN, is not an option.
He also called on International Community to looks back on other chances such as that of Nigeria, and South Africa’s seccess toward lasting peace. Please read the full text here 
In his  conclusion, he says that  the international community must withdraw and allow chance for the inclusive national dialogue on what’s the proper way forward by drawing example from similar successful cases of Nigeria and Republic of South Africa.
The here express by Castro Pius Shirima,  a Law Lecturer, Faculty of Law-Iringa University-Tanzania, Resident Magistrate-Tanzanian Judiciary.  He is currently developing a PhD research project on Synergies and Dichotomy on National Human Rights Systems and International Human Rights Law in Africa. and he can be reach at piuscasto@yahoo.com

“THE IOs HAVE THE CAPACITY TO CAPTURE JUBA WITHIN TWO HOURS OR LESS,” SAYS KIIR’S BODY GUARD

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August 1, 2016, Although victories in wars are largely associated with winning battles and capturing places, this is not always the case according to Capt. Mach (real name concealed) who is attached to presidential guards of tiger unit and was involved in the clash at J1 which ended up with no apparent winner, but with heavy losses on the government sides. He believes the IO have the upper hand in the ongoing conflict although they haven’t started capturing places yet.
Our revolutionary columnists’ agent had an opportunity to conduct a brief interview with him from his residency in one of the suburbs around Juba regarding the encounter at J1 which became a mustard seeds of the ongoing conflict. Below are recaps of the interview.
Columnist: Mr. Mach, before we proceed with this interview could you tell me more about yourself?
Capt. Mach: Am a family man and captain in Tiger Unit. Other details are not necessary for security reasons.
Columnist: I understand you were involved in the battle at J1; briefly could you tell us more about the combat and circumstances which culminated to it!
Capt. Mach: In the army we work according to commands. You can be assigned operations at any time and you must execute the mission within the given time. Questioning is not part of our duties. So I can only tell you a bit about what happen, but why it happened is beyond me.
Columnist: Ok thank you. May I assume that the incident at J1 wasn’t accidental to you or your unit?
Capt. Mach: Certainly it wasn’t but how it happened was outside my expectation.
Columnist: What do you mean it was not accidental but yet outside your expectations?
Capt. Mach: It wasn’t accidental because we received some briefing. We were told to expect an order to execute secret mission at any time of the day. No details were provided at that stage.
Columnist: You must have been anxious then?
Capt. Mach: Absolutely. But that’s part of the job. I called my family as usual, just to wish them well with no indication of worries in my pitch. When the order to execute the mission was passed I knew my life was in balance. And again I had no option but to do as commanded.
Columnist: What was the order and who gave it?
Capt. Mach: My boss gave the order but I can’t explain beyond that for security reasons.
Columnist: I respect your limits. Briefly, how do you envisage of this fight: Is it winnable by any of the two factions?
Capt. Mach: Why not, the IOs have upper hand in this battle. Juba can fall even within an hour or two. We the Government soldiers don’t have the vigour to fight. There are few heads who are dragging us against our wills but everything their expiry dates.
Columnist: So you think, there’ll come a time when most Government soldiers will refuse to take orders from their superiors or turn the barrels against them (their superiors)? If so, will it only happen in Juba or it will happen in other places under Government control too?
Capt. Mach: Yes. It even happened during and after J1 battles in Juba, and it’s happening in other areas presently but very few notice it.
At the moment Juba is the main pillar. Once it falls in the hand of IO other places will see no reason to fight losing fights.
Columnist: Capt. Mach, you have clearly talked like IO fighter but what has prevented you from being one?
Capt. Mach: We have all being lied to. Nobody wants to work without pay but right now my family can hardly afford meal in a day. Tell me one reason why I must put my life on the line to protect such regime?
Tell me one reason why I must protect regime that turns its citizens into sex slaves:
Tell me one reason why I must protect regime that encourages tribal dominancy?
Tell me one reason why I must support a genocidal regime!
Columnist: Thank you so much for your time.
Capt. Mach: My pleasure.

Nicholas Osobi,
Revolutionary Columnist.
Email: nicholas.osobi@columnist.com

Taban Deng Gai’s vice presidency appointment is a recipe of war: The Eastern Jikany Nuer Community Association of Australia Inc. (EJNCAA) condemns it

 

salva-kiir-and-taban-dengWritten by Gatwech Deng Wal | on behalf of the EJNCAA with unanimous consent from executives and elders.

Melbourne, Australia

August 1, 2016, In the strongest term possible, the EJNCAA is dismissing and condemning the appointment of Taban Deng Gai by the President of South Sudan, Salva Kiir Mayardit as the First Vice President of South Sudan (FVPSS). It is illegal and violation of the Compromised Peace Agreement (CPA) signed in August last year by the two warring parties’ leaders, Salva Kiir Mayardit and Dr Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon.

The EJNCAA is informing Nuer Community (NC) and other South Sudanese in South Sudan and around the world that our support and loyalty still on the peoples’ movement, that is, Sudan People Liberation Army/Movement in Opposition (SPLA/M-IO) under the leadership of Dr Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon.

We termed Taban Deng Gai’s appointment as a defection and an illegal sneak into the leadership that will bring no peace but increase danger to civilian lives and make the conflict worse. It is a recipe of war and destruction of our nation, South Sudan and should not be accepted.

Jikany would claim fatherhood and motherhood of South Sudan. This is due to the reason that all South Sudanese movements from “Any Anya” one to current movement formed and established in Jikany land. However, Jikany will never therefore entertain any act of violence or support anyone who does not want peace but destruction of South Sudan such as Taban Deng Gai, Salva Kiir Mayardit and their supporters.

Our position is that, we need peace and stability in South Sudan. Thus we support the availability of the CPA in the hope that healing and reconciliation may come under it. However, if it is used recklessly and becomes killing or betrayal tool, the EJNCAA would not recognise and/or have any reservations or addendums to it. Therefore, it does not matter whatever it takes, we will never betray peoples’ movement and in particular NC here in Australia, in South Sudan and elsewhere around the world with it. We are urging peoples’ movement, that is, SPLA/M-IO, NC and other South Sudanese in South Sudan and around the world to stand together and condemn Taban Deng Gai’s appointment.

Furthermore, we are urging and calling for Intergovernmental Authority Development (IGAD), African Union (AU) and international communities to act quickly to deploy buffer zone forces and show tough reaction to President of South Sudan, Salva Kiir Mayardit to reverse Taban Deng Gai’s appointment.

 

Written by Gatwech Deng Wal | on behalf of the Eastern Jikany Nuer Community Association of Australia Inc. (EJNCAA) with unanimous consent from executives and elders.

Gatwech can be reached by email. His email is gatwechdeng@gmail.com

Signed by the chairperson of the EJNCAA

Tut Koryom Nyuon.

He can be reached by email. His email is tutnyuon@y7mail.com

Melbourne, Australia

A New Hope for Peace on Horizons: Why Politics of Appointing Taban & Stephen Dhieu can Revive S.Sudan Again?

By Luka Geng Geng

 

University Campus, Wau.

August 1, 2016, If you look at history, you will ultimately find by the skin of your teeth few countries in the world to compare with a country we live in today, South Sudan, a country I would correctly call “born out of wars to live in wars” is so much in dire need of revival again to embrace peace, stability and progress. Few years ended, our progress was overwhelmingly remarkable, even within a period as short as two years after gaining her independence, Juba, the capital city of South Sudan was able to be marked internationally as the World’s fastest developing city before we succumb to repetitive double folded crisis of conflicts and economic hardships; both of which are of man-made by roots or genesis.

The  power hunting atitudes of man behind the scene Dr. Riak Machar in particular and SPLM-IO in general could not bring this country back to live in peaceful even after the ARCISS peace agreement was signed followed by the formation of TGoNU which firstly inspired a millions of hope for peaceful coexistence after a long run. But before our millions hopes are succeeded by despairs, I must have this opportunity to say today there is a new hope for peace, stability and progress on horizons, and for saying I will disclose in detailed form below why the appointment of the duo; Taban and Stephen Dhieu provides a glimpses of new hopes for peace, stability, unity and progress which will save our country image again. In short, lets’ look at the importance of the appointment of each to the possible revival of our country by taking them one by one

Why politics of appointing Taban Deng can revive South Sudan Again?

 

Unlike Dr. Riak  Machar, Cde. Taban has unique visionary and patriotic sympathy for his country and his fellow country men and women, which is why the tears he shaded while delivering his speech after swearing in   couldn’t be confused with crocodile tears. Looking at how the current political climate in this country is taking shape to the utter dismay, what the country need is an unassailable, patriotic and fearless Taban who can possibly team up with President Salva Kiir and James Wani Igga to withstand divisive wars and economic-ridden forces acting to send South Sudan nation to imminent disaster. To my mind Taban is the only senior SPLM-IO who has the mettle to put this country into the right pathway again.

Going by past experiences, unless someone is blind, either congenitally or due to blind political servility he/she would have realized that neither Dr. Riak Machar or Lado Gore can be compared with Taban taking into the account the numerous achievements and contribution he has made during the liberation period coupled with his recent contribution while serving as governor of Unity state. His outstanding charisma, colossal personality and public appeal cannot be matched by any other leader in SPLM-IO. His love for the country, dedication and commitment to service to people and the wealth of experience he has in store from many years in politics would definitely make him perfect to revive South Sudan. Without him on the side of SPLM-IO, the ARCISS peace agreement wouldn’t have been reached, the role cde. Taban played while he was SPLM-IO chief negotiator yielded peace which gave birth to TGoNU, I think, he is the only leader within the SPLM-IO leadership who has not yet lost the love for his country just for the sake of getting into power by hooked or crooked which correctly constitutes his former boss’s attitudes.  As the list might be too long to enlist and entails all the reasons why politics of appointing Taban can save South Sudan again, I would not bother to exhaust you reading an endless piece but foremost among those to mention must counts from his spirit of peace loving as proved by his courageous stands during the aftermath of Juba J-1 clashes where he stood candidly alongside Hon. Micheal  Makuei Lueth to call for calm amid the crisis and honestly denounced the exaggeration on clashes  which was made by some biased media channels and social medias . Applause able was also the remarkable speech of hope he gave sooner after he was sworn in to be the first Vice president of the republic of south Sudan. Shortly after he swear in, the speech Cde. Taban had delivered automatically defines his internal feeling of love, patriotism and sympathy for this country which are qualities of good leaders, he assured Mr. president that this country shall not have two army and police, something Dr. Riak Machar can hardly put up with.  Besides, he is also the only leader who can effectively mobilize the whole nation with his common touch and down to earth approach in modern politics.

Now having said this finally, my personal message to comrade Taban Deng of SPLM-IO  in particular and to the Government of Transitional unity at large under the leadership of president Salva Kiir, is to rise above party politics, forget emotional commitment and blind allegiance to your traditional  parties, burry to deep the SPLM-IO, SPLM-IG hatchets and rally around this core issue of rescuing beloved motherland and the nation from the dangers of imminent extinction  caused by the blunders of architect of the current crisis which brought our country to where it is today.

I would want you also as leaders of this country to put security, peace, stability and the interest of the entire nation before everything else and therefore be dedicated to the future of our country. Hell with the divisive and devastating politics introduced by Dr. Riak Machar to destroy our country and our national unity which has done much to put our country into pieces in the last two years. In this instances, I would also like to remind you of the famous saying that; “you need to have your country first to practice your political ideology”. Where will you have the country of your own should you destroy this country?

Why appointing new Minister of Finance and Economic planning can revive S.Sudan economy again?

Given the fact that the problem facing our country is twofold, which are both the conflicts and economic crisis in amalgamation, their amicable solutions must be devised interpedently despite the fact that the current economic situation is a direct result of the war in the country. With that in mind, it is therefore hard to deny that a twofold solution must be provided to make sure our country is back to its normal progress. This brings us to the point of why appointing two encounters to the current situation is important. Just like appointing peace partner on the side of SPL-IO to implement peace according to ARCISS peace agreement, it is also imperative to appoint a new finance minister who can encounter economic crisis with new economic strategies and policies that would meet the demand of our country. Hence, the removal of the former minister of Finance and economic planning and replacing him with the new minister is the good approach in trying to deal with the current economic crisis in the country because having depreciation of local currency up to 70% is an indicative of poor performance at financial management field. I believe, the former minister had no one to blame for he was allowed an opportunity to try the best he can at his capacity with his economic professionalism, but the economy couldn’t improve so he has to surrender.  Our economy needs more attention with different fiscal approach from the current minister, however, the question is: can Stephen Dhieu be the right man in that position in the meantime? Every south Sudanese politician who has ever managed to hold a big office has always done it with big bang and exit with whimper but it is unfair to judge him by other’s incompetency. Moreover, managing financial institution has always been the toughest assignment every politician has ever been faced and so answering this question is not easy, but if we look at Mr. Minister his previous performance in the ministry of petroleum and mining means you will agree with president for appointing Stephen Dhieu at this time. My dear esteemed readers…up to here, I rest my point!

The author of this piece is a medical student in the University of Bahr el Ghazal; Wau. For contact, he can be reached at lukageng@gmail.com/0956661661

What do we get? Imposed peace and next surprise to world wide

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June 16, 2016, We know that wars and conflict precipitates state failure,south sudan was expected to be ripe ground for development of democracy,civil liberty,secure property right and human right; right away after independence of the country.
But dinka corrupted government or juba regime doesn’t give room to the icons above so that they could be demonstrated a round the country and

That is why this current war had descended for
Once more concerning agreement of august 26/2015 which was signed between SPLM/A IO and SPLM/A in government is a flame of candle not a solution if it was being imposed by international community and other african bodies of course it can typically do little in this respect and certainly not with the way that it is currently organized.

And it does not imply that peace except the humanitarian kind, should not be held? Putting an end to war is practical and would likely lead to human stability.
The fact is that, the peace must come therupon will of south sudanese and it must contains conventional healing from nuer tribe those who were massacres by dinka tribe in juba this need no scribe the whole world is witness.
which mean if the peace imposed to them without subject above their desire for war shall continue and surely it will lead additional human suffering
The peace that grants salva kiir presidency is totally rejected by nuer as our general

Peter Gatdet and his group was voicing for.

But the beneficiaries of the large profit created by DEC 15/2013 revolution of salvationwhich seen to be a movement of trading and terrorist without objective those who want to enrich and generate money for themselves on account of poors so that they can shore up their failure movement and a buy support from wicked.

Writer tuttayiar Tim