Category Archives: Republic of South Sudan

US Will Not Support War-mongering

Less than six months after South Sudan broke away from Sudan, an act that was the culmination of a peace accord to end decades of civil war, tensions between the neighbors are crystallizing into fears of direct confrontation. Speaking in … Continue reading

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BASKETBALL EMERGES AS A NEW OPPORTUNITY FOR YOUTH

In the new Republic of South Sudan, an exuberant re-embrace of the sport of basketball seems to be emerging. Manute Bol, Sudan’s pioneer, became an N.B.A. star a quarter-century ago. Since then, many talented players, some driven out of southern … Continue reading

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STREET CHILDREN A CHALLENGE FOR THE NEW STATE

RUMBEK –Among the social issues troubling Africa’s newest state, South Sudan’s street children pose a delicate but serious challenge to regional authorities. Roughly half of the children were orphaned during the civil war; the rest left home due to neglect, … Continue reading

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Sen. Mark Pryor (D-AR) Comments

Note: I regularly contact my congressmen concerning issues in Sudan. Here is a portion of a recent response from Sen. Mark Pryor of Arkansas. I want to let my readers know that the U.S. is active in promoting peace in … Continue reading

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Amnesty for rebel groups in South Sudan

JUBA – South Sudanese President Salva Kiir has declared a blanket amnesty to all armed groups fighting his government. “I would like again to declare a public amnesty to all those who may have taken up arms for one reason … Continue reading

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