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 waiting. It was a Joy to wait with them. Other hilights: the raising of the enormous flag (on a 50foot flagpole), the extatic applause and cheering for the new consitution, the warm congratulations shared by all and the 21 gun salute. Ground shaking.
But the best part for me: the electricity failing as al bashir started to talk 😉 and then the crowd’s response when he finished- a polite, almost english, clap (no one listened anyway) and then everyone spontaneously standing up and waving him goodbye. Priceless. A VERY clear sign.
My Beer deficit is significant (electrolyte replacement naturally!)

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About sharpspear

Random musings of a Catholic Priest at the bottom end of africa. Media curious. Lover of music. not sure they even represent my views, nevermind the views of others.
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