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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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Media Authority Order against journalist Rial has no basis in law

By Roger Alfred Yoron Modi, 26th August 2021 The recent Order by the South Sudan Media Authority that the editor-in-chief of  Al Watan Arabic Daily Newspaper Michael Christopher Rial pays within 30 days SSP 750,000 (USD 5,757) as fine  “for circulating and inciting malicious and inciting contents on social media platforms” has no basis in law, including the very Act cited. Last week, an article by Radio… Continue reading Media Authority Order against journalist Rial has no basis in law

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SPLM among Root Causes of South Sudan’s Conflict, what happened to Arusha Agreement?

By Roger Alfred Yoron Modi, 26th August 2021 In the January 2015 Agreement on the Re-unification of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement SPLM, the three SPLM Groups: SPLM-IG, SPLM-IO and SPLM-FDs acknowledged that the failure to institutionalize and democratize the exercise of power in the SPLM is among the root causes of the crisis in South Sudan, and further, they recognized that the loss of… Continue reading SPLM among Root Causes of South Sudan’s Conflict, what happened to Arusha Agreement?

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South Sudan may need a homegrown peace process soon

By Roger Alfred Yoron Modi, 8th August 2021 It is said that the Council of Ministers of IGAD will hold its Extraordinary Council of Ministers meeting via video conference on Monday on the disagreements that have come out within the SPLM/A-IO and so far led to armed clashes that reportedly killed 30 soldiers on Saturday.Indeed peace-making is a process,… Continue reading South Sudan may need a homegrown peace process soon

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South Sudan Appointed Legislators should be cautious about the Oath they will take

By Roger Alfred Yoron Modi, 15th July 2021 It is a fact that the legislators of South Sudan’s incoming Reconstituted Transitional National Legislative Assembly (TNLA) are appointees of the parties to the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS), not members elected into the TNLA through popular vote. Shall being appointees make the incoming… Continue reading South Sudan Appointed Legislators should be cautious about the Oath they will take

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Presidency responsible for delays in Convening Reconstituted Parliament  

By Roger Alfred Yoron Modi, 25th June 2021 About 45 days ago, President Salva Kiir issued a decree for expansion, reconstitution and appointment of members of South Sudan’s Transitional National Assembly TNLA. The Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan R-ARCSS provides that the legislative Assembly be expanded and reconstituted from 400 to 550 members, the… Continue reading Presidency responsible for delays in Convening Reconstituted Parliament  

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President Kiir’s Decrees on States: Implications & Avenues for Redress

By Roger Alfred Yoron Modi, 8th March 2021 President Salva Kiir’s recent Republican Decrees “for the Reconstitution and Appointment of State Advisors, State Ministers, Members of State Independent Commissions and County Commissioners” has not only generated mixed reactions on the Constitutionality of those decrees but also, so far, presented glimpses of implications that, going forward, shall continue to affect… Continue reading President Kiir’s Decrees on States: Implications & Avenues for Redress