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.
A few women MPs at the National Legislative Council (NLC) have expressed their outrage upon discovery of a semi-secretive financial scheme known as the ‘second wife allowance’ that grants financial benefits to their bigamous and polygamous male colleagues and are calling for the immediate castration of this male-only allowance – Saakam has learned.
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.
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’.
Over 69 tribal militia pending trial for rape in Juba are expected to be freed and resume active armed service after ‘rape’ was ‘presidentially’ and officially ruled out as a crime as it is impossible to be committed or practised by any South Sudanese given that it is not “in our nature” and “we do not do that”. Continue reading “Presidential Spokesperson: rape is a foreign concept, our soldiers cannot do that”
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.