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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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March 2011 Articles
Yambio state hospital cries out for help PDF Print

yambioBy Gift Friday

It is a tale of a medical facility in an Intensive Care Unit. While it is expected to save the lives of people living in the expansive Yambio state, the Yambio State Hospital is itself in dire need of a comprehensive facelift to meet standards for operations.

 
South Sudan’s veteran female journalist passes on PDF Print

veteranjournalistBy Paul Jimbo

It was on Friday 18th March 2011 when the ugly and greedy face of death snatched the life of South Sudanese seasoned journalist Apollonia Mathia. And as fate would have it a jovial Apollonia came face to face with death following a grisly road accident that involved a truck and the motorcycle she rode on.

The incident happened shortly after Apollonia left the Association of Media Development in South Sudan (AMDISS), whose premises are located in Juba Hai Malakia, along the busy Customs-Juba highway. She was headed to her place of work located at the World Bank’s premises along Ministries Road in Juba.

 
Yei ‘boda boda taxi’ riders call for help PDF Print

yeibodabodaBy Agele Benson Amos

Alarmed by the high number of accidents, motor cycle and bicycle taxi operators in Yei River County are pleading with the police to help them with training on road safety.

Although it has been a major source of livelihood for the many youths in the County, the ‘boda boda’ business, as it is known in Yei, has killed many operators in road accidents. The operators are now pleading with the police and government officials to organize training sessions to equip their members with traffic safety skills.

 
We are not a militia, say Southern Sudan’s ‘Arrow Boys’ PDF Print

arowboysBy Phillip Mbugo William

They are youthful and daring. Villagers who have borne the brunt of the attacks of the Ugandan rebels – the Lords Resistant Army (LRA) – see them as their saviours. Armed with traditionally made bows and arrows, the Arrow Boys, as locals call them, have successfully protected their villages in Southern Sudan’s Western Equatorial State against attacks by the LRA.

 

 
Man stabs himself over witchcraft allegations PDF Print

By Agele Benson Amos

In the remote villages of Yei River County, in Southern Sudan, superstition still runs deep in the blood of the local residents. Here, a mention of the word witchcraft sends shivers down the spines of many residents. Traditional medicine men instil fear into superstitious villagers, some of whom part with huge amounts of money to appease these 'doctors’.

 
Clashes kill eight, causing humanitarian crisis PDF Print

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By Gift Friday

A major humanitarian crisis is unfolding in Western Equatoria following clashes over pasture that left 8 people dead and more than 15,000 people displaced. The displaced, among them women, children and the elderly have gone for days without food, blankets and shelter after their houses were destroyed during the clashes in Yirol West in Lake State and Western Equatoria.

 
Fears in Abieyi as fresh skirmishes loom PDF Print

By Majak Mading

They have known nothing but pain and suffering. If it is not the deafening sounds of rockets and gunfire, it is the looting of their property and abduction of their children. While the Southern Sudanese are preparing to usher in an independent nation in July and the North is consolidating its leadership, residents of the Abieyi region will have nothing to celebrate.

 
The Catholic Church pledges more help for Torit PDF Print

By Ohisa Paul K.Lodoumoi

The Catholic Church has pledged continued support to the needy within its Torit Diocese. The Vicar General in charge of the Diocese, Fr. Celestino Muras, has said the church would strive to improve the lives of the local people besides its pastoral work.