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A National call to the South Sudanese Youth



A National call to the South Sudanese Youth

Greetings, my fellow South Sudanese. I speak to you with utmost humility in this moment of reckoning.
A moment once echoed by my colleagues and I as we mapped the future of South Sudan by the banks of the river Nile. On these banks, we envisioned a future of South Sudan that was full of hope, prosperity and peace.

We foresaw a South Sudan that would be inclusive and sustainable for her future generations. We envisaged a country united by its diversity.

Decades later, this fabric was torn by war and worsened by famine that ravaged this once prosperous motherland. Our people are divided to the core. Families are torn apart; brothers rose against brothers and the peace that had sheltered us is no more.

Our people, the most tender and youngest of them, lost their parents and guardians during these times. Children who had known nothing but the love from the ounces of their motherland would suffer the most. They had to live in camps like Bilpam, Tharpam, Panyido and Dima just to name a few. Later on, a name was coined for these young ones. The “Red Army” was born, made up of minors who were mobilized into liberation schools and training for the future leadership.

Many of these minors trekked in neighboring countries and other areas allocated to them in Southern Sudan.

Decades later our Motherland has lived to rise from the ashes, gain independence and stand to be counted as a Sovereign republic among the family of Nations. Yet, dear brothers and sisters, we are not there yet.

It is in the belief that out of many we are one and we are connected. We urgently need each of us to build the future of this great Nation.

Today, I address you not as children or “Red Army” you were decades ago, rather as Fathers and mothers with whom responsibility has been thrust upon. You are now the guiding spirit of this Nation.


The South Sudan United Front/Army (SSUF/A) call upon our children once called “The Red Army, and later the “Lost boys” stretched across the USA, Europe, Canada, Australia and African regions. We call upon the youth at home in South Sudan to stand up and be counted as patriots for a just and prosperous South Sudan.

You are the new leadership of the youth that we once called the “Seed of the Nation”.

Time has come for a higher clarion call. A national duty to come back to the richness of your diversity and empower your country South Sudan with your expertise, valuable experiences and above all education.

Let the vision and God of South Sudan guide your path.

South Sudan needs you now.

The people of South Sudan are calling, crying out for help from the “Seed of the Nation” the young boys and girls that were raised during the liberation, now, the fathers and mothers of this beautiful country.

The country is calling out for you to bring development and peace, South Sudan United Front (SSUF) is the vehicle to the promised land.

We urge the young, energetic South Sudanese to come out for the second liberation; we ask them to take up responsibility; we need reforms and peace. It’s high time that we create opportunities to our population, graduates to get jobs and professionals to protect our people and borders.

The survival of South Sudan in geo-political is as important as the survival of each and individual South Sudanese in this country.

The country needs reforms urgently, good governance and rule of law. Democracy ends the long civil war that brought a sovereign republic and that will always be the foundation of this beloved country, South Sudan.

Together, let us build an inclusive South Sudan with democracy, development, nationhood and peace.

One people, One Nation, under God.

Gen. Paul Malong Awan Anei

Chairman and Commander-in-Chief ,



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