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
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
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
“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
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