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.
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.
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.
A High Court judge in Juba, who appears to have had enough with the never-ending cases of forgery and theft in the Office of the President of South Sudan (OOPSS), has ordered the President to ‘change his official signature’ or else he [the President] and his OOPSS will be held accountable for making it too easy to rob and loot resources that legally belong to the struggling state.
The month of April appears to bear some bad mystical omens especially for Riek Machar, and his supporters and religious leaders of the prophet Nyundeng – a tribal prophet – appear to strongly suggest that the designated Vice President of the World’s Newest Nation must delay his return for a few more weeks and return to Juba in May.
In a move aimed at showing its dedication and commitment to peace, the government in Juba has hinted that it would be giving its hard working civil servants two days off to ‘properly prepare and receive’ Dr. Riek Machar – designated Vice-President, former rebel-turned-peace-partner and leader of the SPLM-IO – and his entourage.