Opinion pieces by Independent thought leaders

January 14, 2018

Remaining Focused on Building a South Sudan “Nation”

Alfred Sebit Lokuji 14 January 2018 Introduction South Sudan is a whirl-pool in which those caught in the currents appear unable to regain both their coordinates as well as composure. The aura of self- importance and infallibility on the side of government is so strong that a libertarian would die of asphyxia just for coming Read More…

December 12, 2017

Revitalising the 2015 Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (ARCSS)

The Missing Elements and why it’s a Fragile Exercise 09 December 2017 Constantine Bartel Each passing day, South Sudanese spirit of unity and “one nation” is eroded. South Sudanese are worse off today as regards to security; essential services an impartial judicial system and law enforcement. What is more, none of the above failures has Read More…

May 19, 2017

Perspectives on Opposition Unity and the Path to Peace

South Sudan, the Big Questions: Opposition Unity? Talk Peace? Or Fight? 4 May 2017 Opposition to Juba has grown from individual mutterings, to public dissents by journalists, and now, to armed resistance. The incremental opposition to Kiir’s regime should come as no surprise as this government has shown no appetite for criticism from any quarters, Read More…

March 13, 2017

Prof. Leonzio Onek Appeals to Salva Kiir Mayardit to release all fellow detainees now in custody

Juba 13 March 2017. Prof. Leonzio Angole Onek was arrested on 7 December 2015 in Juba, South Sudan and taken to the National Security Service (NSS) headquarters. Following his surprise release, Read Prof. Leonzio Onek’s letter appealing for the release of all the remaining detainees Dear President Salva Kiir Mayardit, I write to appeal to you Read More…