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.
Large sections of the USAID funded 192 km Juba-Nimule highway have mysteriously ‘gone missing’ and are widely believed to have been uprooted and ‘stolen’ or ‘looted’ in an ongoing and widely unreported ‘looting of abandoned properties’ along similar unsafe routes by groups suspected to be armed and are known to generally answer to, and fall under, the name ‘unknown gunmen’.
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.
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.
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.
Details of a secret deal that saw South Sudan officially join the East African Community (EAC) becoming its 6th member state are starting to emerge, and the SPLM-IO is (understandably) expected to not like any of it.