Former SPLA Chief of General Staff Gen. Paul Malong is preconditioning that a regional protection force – preferably from Kenya – be present in Juba, the capital of South Sudan, before he sets foot there.
Unaware of an outstanding eviction notice due to months of unpaid rent, South Sudanese students in Zimbabwe have been camping and occupying – in protest – the embassy there for over a month demanding payment of their tuition fees, their allowance and, for some civil serving students – their salaries back home.
The UNCONVENTIONAL national prayer day that was recently held in Juba, capital of South Sudan will go down in history as ‘The Day of Forgiveness’ as senior government officials – in reparations for a decreed-by-the-President national dialogue initiative – publicly came out and announced that (after an order by the President) they are willing to forgive those they had meticulously planned and intended to seriously harm.
Large sections of the USAID funded 192 km Juba-Nimule highway have mysteriously ‘gone missing’ and are widely believed to have been uprooted and ‘stolen’ or ‘looted’ in an ongoing and widely unreported ‘looting of abandoned properties’ along similar unsafe routes by groups suspected to be armed and are known to generally answer to, and fall under, the name ‘unknown gunmen’.
A primary school in Kwajok, Gogrial State in South Sudan has awarded the recently reappointed First Lady Ayendit Mayardit an honorary Primary School Leaving Certificate – one of her first and only academic certificates – as appreciation for her generous contributions to the school.
In what many see as a surprise move, the President of South Sudan Salva Kiir Mayardit has issued a presidential decree reappointing his wife and mother of their multi-millionaire 7 year-old child to the position first lady of the republic and ‘Mother of the Nation’.