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Juba Adventures

An evening sky full of lightning. The air vibrating in anticipation. Water, an unrelenting torrent. Roads, a lottery of mud. Misery in the PoC’s.

Muddy jog after a night of storms. 261 more words

Diary Of An Adventure

OTHER REAL DRAMAS THAT TOOK PLACE BESIDES THE PEACE TALKS IN ADDIS

The South Sudanese peace talks have been dogged with controversies. Big stories have been going round among the delegates and IGAD here. One of them was the fabricated arrest of Mabior Garang de Mabior, a story created by some Gordon Buay, which did not happen at all. 748 more words

South Sudan's Hip Hop Artists Call for Peace and Reconciliation Through the Unhip Practice of Farming

JUBA, Aug 28 2014 (IPS) - “What is the benefit when children are crying and people are dying due to hunger? There is no need to cry when you have the potential to dig,” sings Juba-based dancehall reggae group, the Jay Family, in their latest single “Stakal Shedit,” which means “Work Hard” in Arabic. 705 more words

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South Sudan: 50,000 children could die of malnutrition

“We rebelled, we struggled, we fought, we conquered”. These are the words imprinted on the bright green t-shirt I bought in July 2011 from a budding entrepreneur in Juba who was capitalising on South Sudan’s newfound independence celebration. 950 more words

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Forgotten

Oil on Canvas 40cmx50cm

The conflict in South Sudan has been particularly harsh on women and children. Yet, they need to go on with the everyday requirements of cooking, cleaning, shopping and caring. 30 more words

South Sudan

TO THOSE PURPORTING ME AS ‘NYIGAT’, I AM SUPPORTING ‘NyIGAD’ IN ADDIS ABABA!

John, are you a supporter of Nyagat?…is a very naïve question one of the peace negotiators in Addis Ababa asked me on my arrival from Nairobi with the civil society team over a fortnight ago. 3,660 more words

Juba Adventures

‘Healing the World’, the painting of Anna’s daughter creating rainbows on the beach. The small size of the canvas a challenge for my fingers. Particularly the child’s face, where Impressionism clashes with realism. 289 more words

Diary Of An Adventure