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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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June 2011 Articles
Women suffer due to the Kuku’s outdated customary laws PDF Print

womensufferkukusBy Yuggu Charles

To outsiders, it is a cruel and outdated custom, but to the people of Kuku in Central Equatoria State, the customary law is good and must be followed to the letter. Some of the community’s customary laws are particularly cruel to women, a situation that has provoked the anger of human rights activists, who are now campaigning to have them changed.

Fresh efforts to save South Sudan’s street children PDF Print

fresh effortBy Paul Jimbo

June 16th marks the ‘Day of the African Child’, which has been celebrated every year since 1991. It was first initiated by the Organization of African Unity to commemorate the 1976 march in Soweto, South Africa, when thousands of African school children took to the streets to protest about the inferior quality of their education and to demand their right to be taught in their own language.

High food prices dampen spirits ahead of independence celebrations PDF Print

By Yuggu Charles & Paulina Poni

The continued rise in food pieces in Juba has dampened the spirits of many residents, even as they prepare to celebrate the birth of their new nation in July. In most parts of Juba, sorrow and helplessness are quickly replacing the excitement that hung in the air soon after the Southern Sudanese people voted, to the last man and women, to separate from the North.

Rumbek residents decry poor health services PDF Print

by Abraham Machuor Lum

Poor health services in Southern Sudan’s Rumbek region have sparked uproar among residents, many of whom are now turning to traditional healers. Locals claim the state hospitals in the region lack drugs and vital facilities that could save lives.

Turning to stones for survival PDF Print

turningtostoneBy Yuggu Charles

The hammers and chisels rise and fall on the huge stones, crushing them into pieces as the villagers race against time before night comes. They work at the site from dawn to dusk. To a visitor, it is a site to behold. But to villagers living in Rock City on the slopes of Jebel Kujur Mountain near Juba in Southern Sudan, crushing stones is a major economic activity that has attracted the interest of not less than 200 families.

Defying the scourge to soldier on PDF Print

By Yobu Annet

HIV/AIDS remains a major threat in a post conflict society such as Southern Sudan despite the extensive civic education programme mounted by several civil society organizations. That the scourge has continued to quietly conspire with increased poverty levels in the war torn region is not only evidenced by the high bed number occupancy in most health facilities but, also by the number of orphans left behind after their parents succumb to HIV/AIDS.