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A brief talk about The Book Freedom of Expression and Media Laws in South Sudan by journalist Roger Alfred Yoron Modi

As I indicated in its description part, the book explains the laws governing freedom of expression, media laws and the right of the public to access information in South Sudan; traces their implementations, critiques them and offers a number of recommendations on how to ensure respect for the right to freedom of expression, freedom of… Continue reading A brief talk about The Book Freedom of Expression and Media Laws in South Sudan by journalist Roger Alfred Yoron Modi

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Ideas to enhance review of United States Policy toward South Sudan

By Roger Alfred Yoron Modi 7th January 2021 In an Analysis and Commentary published by The United States Institute of Peace titled “South Sudan’s people have spoken on peace. Is anyone listening? A recently concluded National Dialogue creates opportunities that U.S. policymakers should not ignore”, David Deng, a South Sudanese-American human rights lawyer, researcher and author, and Ola… Continue reading Ideas to enhance review of United States Policy toward South Sudan

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Does South Sudan need a name change?

By Roger Alfred Yoron Modi, 29th December 2021 About three weeks ago, the media reported that First Vice President Dr Riek Machar has suggested change of the country’s name from South Sudan to the People’s Republic of Sudan. According to Eye Radio, “Dr. Riek personally suggested that, the People’s Republic of Sudan would match the… Continue reading Does South Sudan need a name change?

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Shall South Sudan Transitional Period need extension?

By Roger Alfred Yoron Modi, 23rd December 2021 The mandate of South Sudan’s Revitalized Government of National Unity RTGoNU, according to the R-ARCSS, include to restore permanent and sustainable peace, security and stability in the country, reconstitute a competent and independent National Elections Commission (NEC) to conduct free, fair and credible elections before the end… Continue reading Shall South Sudan Transitional Period need extension?

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SPLM questions & issues that may need answers for Sustainable Peace

By Roger Alfred Yoron Modi, 5th December 2021 The crises in South Sudan have accumulated in several forms. That is widely known. And while efforts for democratic reforms and sustainable peace also continue to be made in various forms, finding answers to/resolving the SPLM questions/issues can contribute positively to the processes. Recently, I authored an article titled “SPLM among Root Causes of… Continue reading SPLM questions & issues that may need answers for Sustainable Peace

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R-ARCSS on Economic & Financial Management Reforms in South Sudan (Part 5)

By Roger Alfred Yoron Modi, 3rd December 2021 This part Five of this article looks into some recent developments relating to the South Sudan Audit Chamber, fighting corruption, and the R-ARCSS reforms agenda on “RESOURCE, ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT”. While recently welcoming the government’s assurances that “it will provide far greater transparency over revenues (including oil), spending, and on levels… Continue reading R-ARCSS on Economic & Financial Management Reforms in South Sudan (Part 5)

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R-ARCSS on Economic & Financial Management Reforms in South Sudan (Part 4)

By Roger Alfred Yoron Modi, 1st December 2021 By Roger Alfred Yoron Modi On Economics in South Sudan, one of the recommendations from the recently concluded governors’ forum has “urged” the Ministry of Finance and Planning, and the Bank of South Sudan to “accelerate reforms in the Public Financial Management (PFM).” In relation to that and the economic reforms provided for in the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict… Continue reading R-ARCSS on Economic & Financial Management Reforms in South Sudan (Part 4)

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South Sudan: lessons on Peace, Disarmament, Demobilization & Reintegration

By Roger Alfred Yoron Modi, 28th November 2021 On Peace and Security in South Sudan, three recommendations made during the 5th Governors' Forum that concluded on Monday and relevant to this article read as follows: -Encourage the Presidency to expedite the training, graduation and deployment of unified forces. -National Government provide food and other services to the cantonment/barracks, training and DDR centers.… Continue reading South Sudan: lessons on Peace, Disarmament, Demobilization & Reintegration

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R-ARCSS on Economic & Financial Management Reforms in South Sudan (Part 3) 

By Roger Alfred Yoron Modi, 27th November 2021 This Part Three of this article starts with some relevant most recent developments concerning reports of exemptions of some countries, by China, from debts; and South Sudan’s “assurances” to IMF on borrowing and transparency. The article then goes on to mention, for the benefit of the reader, the R-ARCSS provisions  on Public Expenditure; Borrowing… Continue reading R-ARCSS on Economic & Financial Management Reforms in South Sudan (Part 3) 

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R-ARCSS on Economic, & Financial Management Reforms in South Sudan (Part 2)

By Roger Alfred Yoron Modi, 26th November 2021 This part two of this article creates enlightenment on “New” Institutions that the Revitalised Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan R-ARCSS says the Revitalised Transitional Government of National Unity RTGoNU shall establish upon the Commencement of the Transitional Period (See Chapter Four of the R-ARCSS on RESOURCE, ECONOMIC… Continue reading R-ARCSS on Economic, & Financial Management Reforms in South Sudan (Part 2)

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R-ARCSS on Economic & Financial Management Reforms in South Sudan (Part 1)

By Roger Alfred Yoron Modi, 25th November 2021 Recent developments and engagements suggest that some actions are being taken regarding Chapter Four of the Revitalised Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS). The Chapter, which is majorly about reforms in the economy, is titled: “RESOURCE, ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT”. This part one of this article,… Continue reading R-ARCSS on Economic & Financial Management Reforms in South Sudan (Part 1)

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On Genuine Concerns Regarding Actions of Juba Mayor

By Roger Alfred Yoron Modi, 24th September 2021 Several individuals and institutions have raised concerns, many very genuine, regarding the recent and ongoing actions of the Mayor of Juba City Council Kalisto Ladu.  Some lauded the Mayor’s actions as morally good and even Constitutional, while others questioned the morality and Constitutionality of some of those actions, in relation to the rights, including human rights, of those affected. “The inspection… Continue reading On Genuine Concerns Regarding Actions of Juba Mayor

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Why don’t Facebook, Twitter and Yahoo recognize South Sudan?

By Roger Alfred Yoron Modi, 29th October 2019 South Sudan gained independence from Sudan in July 2011 after a democratic Referendum on Unity with the Sudan or Secession (Independence) garnered over 98% results in favour of Secession. The Country was immediately recognized as a Sovereign Republic by the United Nations, African Union, and several other… Continue reading Why don’t Facebook, Twitter and Yahoo recognize South Sudan?

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On South Sudan 34.5% Literacy Rate; 2.8M children out of school; reading culture; war effects; & more: The Weekly Review

Published on 14th September 2021. YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7o7mVsGZ_58 In this episode, Roger Alfred Yoron Modi hosted three guests: -Okoth Owity Opap, the author of Unsung Giants Who Fought to Keep Africa Free, a 2021 Book about the Anyuak Kingdom. Opap holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Political Science and a master’s degree in Healthcare… Continue reading On South Sudan 34.5% Literacy Rate; 2.8M children out of school; reading culture; war effects; & more: The Weekly Review

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On South Sudan natural resources (oil, gold, etc): extraction, revenue use, misuse, & reforms needed: The Weekly Review

Published on 11th September 2021. YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BzEHbMMp83Q&t=4s In this episode, Roger Alfred Yoron Modi Hosted two guests: David Mayen Dengdit and Boboya James Edimond. The program discussed the South Sudan natural resources (oil, gold, etc): extraction, the use of revenues from the natural resources, corruption and misappropriation of revenues, illegal extractions, and reforms needed,… Continue reading On South Sudan natural resources (oil, gold, etc): extraction, revenue use, misuse, & reforms needed: The Weekly Review