Category Archives: Juba

#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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Sweeping the streets for a new country. Juba for independence

Watching news reports this morning on TV was surprising. I’m in Juba, but there is very little tension here. Military yes. Anticipation yes. but tension? Last evening we watched how people were sweeping the streets for a new country – … Continue reading

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