The Sudanese embassy in Juba, South Sudan has announced that its government in Khartoum – embarrassed that South Sudan was too broke to celebrate its independence anniversary – will donate around half a million dollars towards nation-wide celebrations commemorating the independence of the world’s youngest nation.
Embarrassing pictures making rounds on the internet showing respectable South Sudanese generals and war veterans in Gambella Airport, Ethiopia struggling to climb a construction-type ladder to get into a passenger plane has struck a nerve with patriotic can-donate-state-property people in Juba and they have decided to help that struggling airport in Ethiopia by donating – not one- but two air-stairs.
After days of waiting to finally fly-in in-style to great aplomb, one of the Machar’s peace-doves today got his flight permit revoked by government authorities who gave no reason leaving many to speculate that that particular dove had become “too light-white, too-trained and too SPLM-IO brainwashed” that its release and flight on the day will steal the show, carry out unprecedented flight-manoeuvres and risks displaying Machar in shining halo of peaceful light that could, to an untrained eye (and cameras), make him appear like a leader that his is not.
The near deadly rise in temperature witnessed across South Sudan is becoming a peace-threatening matter. Senior government officials have claimed they have evidence that the rebel-turned-peace-partner (SPLM-IO) is responsible for the phenomena – an allegation strongly rebuked by the SPLM-IO, saying the claim is as laughable and unrealistic as saying the second VP Igga had a disagreement with President Kiir.
At least two brand-new bakeries belonging to a Chinese investor have been torched or vandalized by angry customers in South Sudan after the bakery took 1st-January birthday-cake orders but was unable to deliver all 11 thousand of them (plus a promotional free bottle of Champagne per order).
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The 28 states of South Sudan recently created by Presidential order appear to have hit an un-foreseen hurdle as many have run out of options (animals, plants and vegetables) to use as official symbols for their state.