By Stephen Par Kuol*
The year 2017 will go down in the history of the contemporary world as a year of multiple global transitions. From the UN Headquarters in New York to Washington D.C, London and the African Union headquarters in Addis-Ababa, the capitals of global power are going through overwhelming political and administrative transitions. Batons are being handed over to new guards and the old guards are going home in earnest. Experiences have it that changes can bring progress, but they can also be detrimental to institutional memory on timely critical matters. In another word, the shock waves and hurdles of transition from one administration to another can delay actions on issues that demand urgent attention. Evidently, some of those transitional leaderships might not settle down to pinpoint their pressing internal and external policy priorities until next year. What is humanely worth noting though is that in the shadow of such transitions with competing priorities, hangs South Sudan in the balance of simmering civil war, famine, displacement, genocide and extreme human suffering. The rest is; a protracted mass indignation in the war weary nascent nation!