Authorities in Juba, South Sudan have imposed a ban, effective immediately, on the national anthem of the world’s newest nation, making the singing of it an offence which will be punishable under the country’s treason laws.
It has emerged that the United Nations Security Council this week has unanimously approved a resolution to create and rapidly deploy a 1,000-strong elite unit, of which Sudan has agreed to contribute 80%, whose sole purpose will be to protect the other regional forces sent there to protect civilians.
A group of extremely talented South Sudanese musicians have said they have had enough of this senseless war and worsening living conditions, and have resolved to act in unified protest by writing only annoying songs and producing crappy music to draw attention to the situation of the world’s newest nation.
In his inaugural speech to the United Nations General Assembly in September, United States President Donald J Trump decried the suffering of the people of South Sudan because of the war and pledged to send his UN Ambassador Haley to the country in October to do some diplomacy magic and end the conflict for good.
South Sudan is safe and those fleeing the country are only doing so because neighbouring countries Uganda, Sudan and Ethiopia are actively recruiting refugees as refugees – Taban Deng Gai, the second First Vice President of South Sudan and commander-in-chief of the rebels-in-government (SPLA-IO-IG) told reporters this week.FVP Taban Deng accuses neighbours of recruiting refugees as refugees
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.