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Street children cry out for help

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The 12 April 2011 was the international day of the street child but, in much of South Sudan, soon to be the world’s newest state, it has passed without notice or acknowledgement, save for a local charity in Yei which organized an event to highlight the social and economic magnitude of the problem.

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Another perspective

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A granny's view on the new State of South Sudan

"We have known nothing but injustice since we were born"

People’s Voice February articles
Celebrating the birth of a Nation PDF Print

Birth of new nation photoBy Yuggu Charles

When officials of the Southern Sudan Referendum Commission announced the much awaited final results of the plebiscite, Southern Sudanese across the world popped champagne bottles to celebrate the birth of a new nation. Many of the Southerners who have been yearning for an independent nation for years and some of whom have suffered the vagaries of civil war, shed tears of joy after it became apparent there was no going back on the quest to divorce the North.

Granny urges youths to obey societal norms PDF Print

granny photoRebecca Kadi, a 115-year-old grandmother is a legend in her community. A Fajulu by tribe, she was born in Lainya in 1896. Kadi spent her childhood in Lainya and got married when she was 20 years old. She was blessed with several children and grand children. During the South Sudan referendum in January 2011, Lily Nelson Michael of The People’s Voice caught up with her and asked her a few questions.


Communities set to benefit from fish farming PDF Print

By Poni Jeremiah

Fish farming in South Sudan has got a shot in the arm. The Department of Fisheries in State Ministry of Animal resources and Fisheries in Central Equatoria State has received 2,500 Tilapia Nilotica fingerling species from Uganda to help promote fish farming in the new country. The fingerlings worth US$ 3,800 were stocked at Gandaru Demonstration Fish Ponds at Khor-Romula Village 3 kilometres south of Juba Town.

Joy as Kapoeta Light up PDF Print

electricity photoBy The People’s Voice Reporter

A joint effort between the United States of America and the Government of Southern Sudan has put smiles on the faces of Kapoetta residents. The residents who live in Eastern Equatoria state will have their homes and businesses lighted up by an ambitious electricity project. The U.S. Consul General in Juba, Ambassador R. Barrie Walkley, and the governor of Eastern Equatoria state, Louis Lobong Lajore, inaugurated the 894-kilowatts power plant built as a post-conflict peace gift to the people of Kapoeta.

Pomp as South Sudan launches $225 million highway project PDF Print

highway project photoBy Richard Ruati

Southern Sudan President Salva Kiir Mayardit and U.S. Consul General to Juba, Ambassador R. Barrie Walkley inaugurated an ambitious road project that will give the new country its first highway. The project will see the tarmacking of the 192km of the Juba-Nimule Road in Eastern Equatoria.

IDPS return home amid tough challenges PDF Print

By Yuggu Charles

Internally displaced persons (IDPS) who have been living in the North due to the civil war in Sudan continue returning to their former homes in the South thanks to the concluded referendum. But while determined to return home from where they were uprooted by the bloody war between the North and the South, the IDPs are bracing for  hard times due to lack of social amenities and shelter.

Southerners speak out on the big vote PDF Print

By staff writer

It was as hectic as it was exciting. After spending sleepless nights waiting for the big day, thousands of Southern Sudanese finally lived their dream when they lined up at polling booths to decide the destiny of their country. The first two days were dramatic and tiring but, exciting all the same.  Every registered voter – the young and the elderly braved the scorching sun to cast their votes. It was as if the exercise that went on for a week , was ending on the second day. Even those with disabilities were not left behind in the crucial referendum vote that has now given South Sudan an autonomous status from the North.

Bashir praises Southerners for peaceful referendum PDF Print

by staff writer

Sudan President Omar Al-Bashir has endorsed the referendum results that have given Southern Sudan autonomy. President Bashir issued a Republican Decree accepting the final result of the referendum which supports the separation of the South, after the official promulgation of the results in Khartoum.