Who is who in South Sudan?

By Peter Gai Manyuon

September 20, 2013 (SSNA) — People might be wondering as to why I have titled the article like this, but, for those who know issues to do with togetherness, patriotism and equality ,they will eventually agree with the inside of the article. All South Sudanese are equal before God the almighty and they also have the same capacity; the way they perceived things is also equal. No one will say that people are not equal, only a person who lacks intellectual dynamism and nationalism can dispute my observation and analysis.

South Sudan as the new a nation consists of many tribes with majority of Nuer and Dinka as the largest tribes in the Country. Politics is being practiced based on tribal lines and hatred among the inhabitants of the South Sudanese. Leadership had been on two sides of the coins, excluding the most of the other tribes in the new nation. Most of the tribes are struggling over the recognition and leadership particularly to the Dinka and the Nuer respectively.

Hence, issues to do with democratization respect for the rule of law and human rights have been violated due to ethnicity ideology and the interest of tribes comes in. However we all know that South Sudan was liberated by all the people regardless of being from three greater regions like Equotoria, Greater Bahr El Gazal, and Greater Upper Nile respectively. The 2.5 million of lives that was lost during the war was the combination of all the tribes of the South Sudan. No tribe will put everything on its head that it was the only tribe that liberated this country from enemy, only people with illness in their heads can support this ill-informed claim.

People of the Republic of South Sudan consist of many tribes that speak in different Languages and accent. Most of the people are divided on the tribal lines.

People believed on their cultures and aspirations, that is why most of the politics is based on tribal lines in the new nation.

When you look at the political set up in South Sudan, you find that most of the people are just struggling for themselves living behind other tribes in the country. First of all, when you look at the way people perceived national issues, you find that people are having different thoughts, projections and that is why citizens are having different ideology and aspirations up to date.

How can South Sudan progress in that way?

If you take your time as the person and begin thinking about the way politics and approaches are conducted or carry out in the South Sudan, you can know that the new nation is heading to darkness and very soon tribalism, hatred, nepotism plus corruptions cases will lead to destabilizations of the nation in the time to come, just take it from me my dear Countrymen and ladies.

Comparative analysis about South Sudan tribes

There are two tribes in the Republic of South Sudan who are trying to take national issues to be personal and tribal at the same time. People are having different approaches and thinking at the same time and that is why people are not agreeing to one another in South.

Dinka (Jieng) and Nuer(Naath) are the only tribes that have taken South Sudan as their own and that is not logic and realistic to be allow at this particular period of time, I don’t know whether it is because the two tribes are majority or what? During the liberation struggle, not only the two tribes liberated this Country from the northern Sudan. When you look at the liberation struggle, you find that many people have participated and most of the people lost their lives not only Nuer and Dinka but also other tribes.

Whenever there is a reshuffling and change of command in the system of governance in South Sudan, they begin have some frictions among themselves on who to be appointed for any position, not focusing on other tribes in the new republic.

The ideology of Dinka and Nuer is not fine to me as the person, since the government of South Sudan had been form to date, you find that the only people that always fight over the positions are only Nuer and Dinka excluding the Equotorians , Lou in the Barhelgazal especially in Wau and other smallest tribes.  Chollo Tribes in Upper Nile state and many other tribes are not considered most of the other tribes and I hope it was because of being majority over minority.

The Author is Independent Journalist and Columnist live in Kampala Uganda, you can contact him through;[email protected]

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