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.
A primary school in Kwajok, Gogrial State in South Sudan has awarded the recently reappointed First Lady Ayendit Mayardit an honorary Primary School Leaving Certificate – one of her first and only academic certificates – as appreciation for her generous contributions to the school.
South Sudan’s peace partner the SPLM-IO has detained the press-secretary in the office its leadership, relieved him of his duties and disarmed him of internet-connected devices after he allegedly spread false information about the cause of the shootings, and his false account has already been internationally publicised as cause of shootings in Juba.
In what has been jokingly coined an attempted chicken coup, a handful of protesters comprising mainly of disgruntled youth from the recent Jieng Parish protest temporarily overran the national broadcasting cooperation in protest against the disproportionate time and resources allocated on the state-run TV station to the former rebel-leader and current First Vice President Riek Machar.
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.
South Sudan’s former rebels plan to keep the ‘In Opposition’ part of their name even if, when and after they become the SPLM-IO-In Government in the upcoming democratic elections – high ranking members of the former rebellion told jubilant supporters receiving returning IO-leaders in Juba. It is understood that their democratic and bloodless government-takeover may crush Kiir’s hold on the SPLM and South Sudan.