Saakam (saa kam) comes from Arabi-Juba – a language spoken in South Sudan. Depending on the context in which it is used, the phrase can mean more than one thing. ‘Saa kam’ literally means ‘What is the time?’ or ‘When?’. When used in combination with ‘ta’ meaning ‘of’, it becomes an idiom that invalidates or questions the subject to which it refers to.

To better illustrate, here is an example.

Person 1: Is Wani Igga the President of South Sudan?.
Person 2: President ‘ta saa kam‘!

Saakam, the blog, is a fictionalized, satirical publication. Its content should in no way be interpreted as an actual record of events, unless a story specifically states that its contents are an actual recording of events. However, these stories are intended to highlight a situation by seeing it objectified and criticised, often for comical value but not always.

These stories are also not intended to be, nor should they be construed as, attempts to predict the future course of any individual or entity, but should be viewed only as parody. Saakam is not associated with any other news service. Names used in Saakam stories, unless those of public figures or entities, are fictional, and any resemblance to actual persons or entities is coincidental, unintentional, and accidental. Any event described in Saakam that actually comes to pass should also be considered coincidental, unintentional and accidental.

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