All posts tagged with: South Sudan

I cry, but what will my tears do?

Posted June 20, 2014 Avatar Francisca Lily

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...there is nothing much I can do to change my situation but our leaders can do something. They can decide on whether to destroy our future or build the future of this country by investing in the children...

Source: http://www.voicesofyouth.org/en/posts/all-i-want-i...

Before I begun my day, on impulse I checked twitter. I saw a tweet from VOY that said If you only read one thing today, make sure it is this: http://t.co/nzUkgvAZBS">http://t.co/nzUkgvAZBS">http://t.co/nzUkgvAZBS - a testimony from a 12 yr old from South Sudan. — Voices of Youth (@voicesofyouth), June 19, 2014 So I clicked the link to read the story, a horror story from a 12 year old caught up in two worlds. The story really hit my soul. What makes this w...


All I want is peace - a child's testimony from South Sudan

Posted June 18, 2014 Avatar KateVOY

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JUBA, South Sudan 16, June 2014 – Every time I close my eyes, I can still see images of the gunmen shooting and killing people. It feels like it happened yesterday. I’m afraid of closing my eyes or going to sleep because I re-live those bad days. I have nightmares about what I saw and they make me scream at night. For a while, I thought I was the only one going through this, but sometimes I hear my brothers and sisters screaming too. The strange thing about these nightmares...


Grasping in the darkness-the hopes of a refugee in Kenya

Posted May 30, 2014 no picture diana kagwiria

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Michael Deng was born in Panyagoor Village in South Sudan in 1989 at the height of the civil war between the North and South. At the tender age of 5, Deng unlike other children who play with toys, already knew how to hold and use an AK47 gun (Kalachnikov) that he was supposed to use to help protect his family and his father’s livestock from the enemy. The war that lasted decades in Sudan before the South successfully seceded from the North left him scarred just like many Sout...


What went wrong in South Sudan

Posted February 26, 2014 no picture Kwoba @H_Kwoba

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Sometime last week I happened to attend a forum discussing the very tragic South Sudan conflict. My attendance was mainly out of curiosity, I wanted to understand why people in my neighboring country were maiming each other and displacing hundreds of thousands of people. My interest was further fueled by the fact that the speakers were South Sudanese nationals and also present was an official from the mediation team[1]. I was also deeply interested in knowing how a very young count...


Never take unity for granted

Posted January 1, 2014 no picture adamsbulama

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By Atiku Abubakar. Original source: http://atiku.org/aa/2014/01/01/never-take-unity-for-granted/ As we mark the centenary celebration of the amalgamation of the Lagos colony with the Northern and Southern Protectorates by the British Colonial occupier forming one country, Nigerians need to pat each other on the back. We have truly come a long way. We must redouble our efforts towards building a stronger and more united Nigeria rather than concentrating energies on division o...