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.
South Sudan is to auction off a field of tractors in order to buy food as both the economic crisis and famine collide in the countryside, Saakam has learnt.
A ‘rookie’ US Embassy official is said to have caused a diplomatic row – that has since been contained – between the host government of South Sudan and the USA after he ‘officially’ requested to know ‘the dimensions’ of Pres. Salva Kiir’s head.
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.
President Uhuru Kenyatta and the SPLM-IO are said to have reached a groundbreaking agreement that will allow SPLM-IO to deploy a small unit of specialists and professionals to protect high-profile members of their organisation who are residing, refugee’ing or transiting in Kenya.