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.
Somali state owned satellite television has released footage showing rebel leader Riek Machar and his wife Rebecca Teny receiving a micro-red-carpet reception at the airport in Mogadishu after the duo and their bodyguards were reportedly denied entry into Sudan and Ethiopia.
In an unprecedented move that is bound to have massive ramifications in weeks and months to come in the political climate, the South Sudan National Youth Union (SSNYU) has urged the United States President-Elect Donald J Trump to declare South Sudan as the 51st State of the United States.
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.
With the return to Juba of former rebel leader Riek Machar and the apparent re-militarisation of the capital city of the world’s newest nation, the United Nation’s Mission in the South Sudan (UNMISS) has issued its staff (both national and international) with new pre-2005-like security protocols – a guide on how to go about business in the country.
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.