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.
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’.
In a surprise and unusual move, a few international environmental groups have bravely come out and actually praised the not-so-popular government of South Sudan on its recent formation of a new Transitional Government of National Unity (TGoNU) primarily comprising of familiar and unpopular ministers who have been holding ministerial positions and have contributed to the bad image of the world’s newest nation.
The Central Bank of South Sudan (CBOSS) has announced it has printed notes of 28 SSP (South Sudanese Pounds) especially designed to promote and encourage the 28-state system, and is to be released into circulation the same day the designated First Vice-President of South Sudan Dr. Riek Machar is expected to return from ‘exile’, and two days later in the other state capitals – the day the Transitional Government of National Unity (TGoNU) is expected to be formed as per the terms of the peace agreement.