An unknown number of petrified government MPs have confided to a Catholic Bishop that they are afraid, terrified, insecure and feel very much powerless in their roles as honourable members of the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) in the current government in the world’s newest nation headed by Pres. Salva Kiir Mayardit.
Reports of rebel leader and First Vice President Dr. Riek Machar’s unexpected and imminent return to Juba has caught many by surprise, including the President who is away touring Bahr El Ghazal. Saakam has learned that the tour is being cut short and arrangements are already in place to ensure Pres. Kiir is back in Juba before his nemesis arrives.
A popular and simple tune composed by Wani Igga is about to be officially endorsed as an alternative national anthem of the world’s newest nation.
The First Vice-President of South Sudan, H.E Taban Deng Gai, has reportedly applied for asylum in the United States under the grounds that he has reasonable fear for his life, his job and his livelihood.
He told the UN General Assembly that IGAD gave his job to the other SPLM-IO leader Riek Machar during the transitional period in the Revitalised Peace Agreement – and that is not cool!
Out of what he says are pure concerns for the health of his patient, the personal physician of the President of South Sudan Dr. Mawien Akot – a renowned Breast Cancer specialist – has revealed that the President has multiple health issues, and joins others in advising the leader of South Sudan to step down as his cocktail of Scottish whisky and medical marijuana treatments have failed to cure his ailments.
A single mother in Juba has been the talk of the town, the subject of talk-show and headline news after a priest in a baptism ceremony refused point blank to christen her baby boy the name she had chosen.
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