Monthly Archives: July 2011

Great Pic for a new world…

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Will #South Sudan be a failed state?

I’ve been asked many times since my return from Juba if South Sudan will fail. It’s a simple question, fueled by intense speculation. My answer is as simple – no. South Sudan has enormous resources – not the oil, the … Continue reading

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#southsudan #juba we have never been a country before.

On the eve of independence in South Sudan, I was sitting under trees with a small community of neighbours in an area called ‘High Jerusalem’ The afternoon leading to the evening had an atmosphere I can only describe as high … Continue reading

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Poetic Justice in #Juba

What a Day! After an early start, we drove in CRS/CI convoy to the Dr John Garang memorial. And then we waited. That was the best part. People in the most festive of moods. Many hadn’t slept at all. All … Continue reading

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some things just make sense #southsudan

Like celebrating a passover seder meal in an area called High Jerusalem, next to the Nile with a people who clearly see their new country as the promised land. Spine tingling experience. As we sat and shared bread by candlelight … Continue reading

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#SouthSudan – some of the issues.

Attended a briefing this morning given by John Ashworth, a 30year veteran of Sudan. He pointed out a number of important lenses through which to view Sudan and South Sudan. Firstly, from tomorrow at Noon, Sudan and South Sudan will … Continue reading

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#Juba #SouthSudan – We have never been a country before – Archbishop Loro

Last night we had the joy of getting our formal invitations to the Independence Ceremony converted into picture cards… I have played Rugby games with less scrummaging – but without the good humour. Just come back from a meeting with … Continue reading

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