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Norway ‘bus hijacker’ was failed South Sudanese asylum seeker who faced deportation

A SOUTH Sudanese man suspected of hijacking a bus and killing three people in Norway was a failed asylum seeker who was about to be deported, police say. The 30-year-old man, who is being treated for knife wounds in hospital, was due to fly to Oslo before leaving the country, police officer Aage Loeseth said. The man, whose name has not been disclosed, is suspected of stabbing to death two men in their 50s, one of whom was the bus driver, and a 19-year-old woman. He was living in a reception centre for asylum seekers in Ardal, a small town in western Norway near the scene of the attack. The deputy director of the organisation managing the reception centre, Tor Brekke, said the attack had been “completely unexpected”. “There was nothing to indicate any imbalance, or that he could do this,” he said. The suspect arrived in Norway in April and had been living in the Ardal centre since August 26.

South Sudanese Man charged after mother of four children found dead in house at Noble Park, Australia

A MAN has been charged with murdering his partner as her children slept in a Melbourne home. The 31-year-old woman was found stabbed to death at a house in Noble Park. Bona Lual, 36, dialled 000 before handing himself into police early this morning. Police say Mr Lual and the woman were at a party at a Dandenong North hall last night.

Norway Bus Killing:Killer suspect was deported before / Breaking National Turk English

South Sudanese man arrested on suspicion of stabbing three people to death  Norwegian newspaper VG said an ambulance worker approached the man 
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Norway Bus Murder Suspect ‘Due To Be Deported’Sky News

South Sudanese man accused of killing three people on a bus was  According to Norwegiannewspaper VG, he had been scheduled to fly alone and without 
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3 dead in Norway bus hijacking

iAfrica.com – ‎3 hours ago‎
Three people were killed Monday when a man armed with a knife hijacked a bus in western Norway, police said. The suspected hijacker, a man in his 50s of foreign origin, has been arrested, police officer Joern Lasse Foerde Refsnes told the TV2 
Boston.com – ‎6 hours ago‎
STAVANGER, Norway (AP) — A man suspected of stabbing three people to death during an attack on a bus in rural Norway was due to have been deported on Tuesday after the country rejected his application for asylum, police said. Police spokeswoman Eli 
Irish Independent – ‎7 hours ago‎
A knife-wielding man who allegedly stabbed three people to death during a bus hijacking in rural Norway had been due to be deported. Also in this section. Girl dies after being mauled by family dog · UK ambassador called in by Berlin over spy claim 
The Nation – ‎9 hours ago‎
KOSLO : Three people were killed when a man armed with a knife hijacked a bus in western Norway Monday, according to police, who have arrested a suspect they say comes from South Sudan. Police commissioner Ronny Iden told reporters that the 
NEWS.com.au – ‎10 hours ago‎
NORWEGIAN police say a failed asylum seeker from South Sudan, suspected of killing three people on an express bus the day before, has been moved to a psychiatric clinic for evaluation. The alleged motive was not known because the man, age 30, had yet 
Sky News Australia – ‎10 hours ago‎
Norway bus murders rekindle anger. Updated: 12:12, Wednesday November 6, 2013. Norway bus murders rekindle anger. The murder of three bus passengers in Norway has rekindled criticism of the Norwegian police’s ability to react to violent crimes two 
Wall Street Journal – ‎15 hours ago‎
OSLO—Police said the man they suspect of hijacking a bus and killing all three people on board with a knife is a 31-year-old from South Sudan who was set to be deported on Tuesday after failing to win asylum in Norway. Police also said they have begun 
Sydney Morning Herald – ‎16 hours ago‎
Two men in their 50s and a 19-year-old woman were killed in Norway after a man hijacked a bus with a knife, the police said. Police have apprehended a man, born in 1982, who’s originally from South Sudan and lives in Norway, according to a statement.
Belfast Telegraph – ‎17 hours ago‎
Emergency personnel surround a helicopter near the site of a bus hijacking in Aardal, western Norway, Monday, Nov. 4, 2013. A knife-wielding man on Monday hijacked a bus and killed three people on board, including the bus driver, police said. The suspect 
New York Daily News – ‎18 hours ago‎
A knife-wielding man facing deportation from Norway hijacked a bus and killed three people in the northwest of the country Monday evening, police said. The victims were a 19-year-old woman and a bus driver and a Swedish man both thought to be in their 
Aljazeera.com – ‎19 hours ago‎
Man suspected of killing three people on bus is from South Sudan and had failed to gain asylum status, police say. Last Modified: 05 Nov 2013 16:14. Email Article. Print Article. Share article. Send Feedback. A 30-year-old man from South Sudan is being 
BBC News – ‎19 hours ago‎
A man accused of hijacking a bus and killing three people in Norway was a South Sudanese asylum-seeker who had been due for deportation, police said. Police said the suspect had been living at an asylum seekers’ centre in the town of Aardal, and had 
Hamilton Spectator – ‎21 hours ago‎
STAVANGER, Norway A knife-wielding man hijacked a bus Monday in rural Norway and killed the driver and two passengers before he was detained by authorities, officials said. Police in Sogn and Fjordane county in western Norway gave few details about 
Independent Online – ‎22 hours ago‎
Police investigators stand outside a bus in Aardal, about 300km north west of Oslo on November 5, 2013. Three people were stabbed to death on board the bus on November 4. Related Stories. Bus hijacker stabs three people. Oslo – A South Sudanese man 
The Hindu – ‎22 hours ago‎
Norwegian police on Tuesday said a failed asylum seeker from South Sudan was suspected of killing three people on an express bus the day before, but his alleged motive remained unknown. As of midday on Tuesday, police had not been able to interview 
BBC News – ‎Nov 5, 2013‎
A man wielding a knife hijacked a bus in western Norway and killed three people on board, police say. The suspect, in his 50s and of foreign origin, has been arrested, police told the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation. The victims – one woman and two 
The Standard Digital News – ‎Nov 5, 2013‎
A man armed with a knife hijacked a bus and killed everyone on board including two passengers and the driver in Norway, according to reports. A firefighter had attended the scene, in the west of the country, believing it was a road accident. But witnesses who 
The Times (subscription) – ‎Nov 5, 2013‎
Three people on a long-distance bus were stabbed to death by a knife-wielding man after he hijacked it on a remote route in western Norway. The perpetrator, described as a local man in his 30s originally from South Sudan, was overpowered and detained by 
euronews – ‎Nov 4, 2013‎
Police in Norway were called to what they thought was a traffic incident on Monday evening but turned out to be a bus hijacking. They arrested a man whom witnesses said after the incident, boarded the bus wielding a knife. Three people were found dead on 
Business Standard – ‎Nov 4, 2013‎
The man who hijacked a bus in western Norway has reportedly slaughtered three people on board. A man, in his 50s, is of foreign origin and has been arrested by the Norwegian police. According to the BBC, the victims include one woman and two men, 
New York Times – ‎Nov 4, 2013‎
A knife-wielding man on Monday hijacked a bus in western Norway and killed three people on board, including the bus driver, the police said. The suspect, described as a man in his 50s, was arrested after the attack in Sogn and Fjordane County, the police 
The Independent – ‎Nov 4, 2013‎
A knife-wielding man hijacked a bus in Norway and stabbed to death three people on board. The suspect, a man in his 50s, was arrested after the attack in Sogn and Fjordane county. Police said the suspect, who last night was being treated for stab wounds, 
RTE.ie – ‎Nov 4, 2013‎
Three people have been stabbed to death by a man who hijacked a bus on a remote mountain road in central Norway. Emergency services were called to what they thought was a traffic incident between Aardal and Tyin, about 220 kilometres northwest of 
Herald Sun – ‎Nov 4, 2013‎
THREE people have been killed and a knife-wielding suspect arrested in an attack on an express coach in western Norway. The stabbing victims were a 19-year-old Norwegian woman and two men in their 50s, the police chief in the Sogn and Fjordarne 
Daily Mail – ‎Nov 4, 2013‎
A knife-wielding man hijacked a bus in rural Norway and killed the driver and two passengers before he was detained by authorities, officials have said. Police in Sogn and Fjordane county in western Norway gave few details about the suspect, but said he 
Xinhua – ‎Nov 4, 2013‎
OSLO, Nov. 4 (Xinhua) — Three persons on board of a bus were killed in central Norway after they were attacked on Monday by a man in his 50s, the Norwegian broadcasting company NRK reported. All the three, including the driver and two passengers, 
Deutsche Welle – ‎Nov 4, 2013‎
An attack on a bus in western Norway by a man wielding a knife has left three people dead, including the driver. The motive of the attacker was not immediately clear. A bus driving in western Norway on 03.08.2011. Foto: Patrick Pleul. The incident occurred 
NBCNews.com – ‎Nov 4, 2013‎
By Becky Bratu, Staff Writer, NBC News. Three people were stabbed to death in Norway when a knife-wielding man attacked the passengers and driver of a bus north of Oslo, on Monday night, police said. Firefighters, the first responders to arrive on the scene 
Metro – ‎Nov 4, 2013‎
A knife-wielding man killed three people on board a bus after he hijacked the vehicle. The killer’s victims included the driver, police said. A number of other people were injured. The suspect, described as being in his 50s and of foreign origin, was arrested 
USA TODAY – ‎Nov 4, 2013‎
STAVANGER, Norway (AP) — Norwegian police say a knife-wielding man hijacked a bus and killed three people on board, including the bus driver. Police in western Norway say the suspect, described as a man in his 50s, has been arrested.

Furious Taban writes to editor recanting his story

I have had differences of opinion with Okot p’Bitek and Ngugi wa Thiong’o but they have been on literary stand points….

Who appointed Taban prefect of literature?

Why do Kenyan newspapers allow this ingrate called Prof Taban Lo Liyong to shower his literary offals on the Kenyan literati year in, year out? …

Taban: Ngugi does not deserve Nobel

Controversial scholar visits Kenya and makes even more startling statements…

Lo Liyong wrong on journalism

Reading Omusolo Moses’ (Saturday Nation, June 1) article, I decided to revisit the story about Taban Lo Liyong and noted with sadness that Lo Liyong thinks journalism is a hurdle to would-be…

Decolonizing Ngungi wa Thiong’o’s mentality

For forty-six years, since he renounced English, and Christianity, and discarded his baptismal “colonial” James, he has been globetrotting like a superstar—some say like a prophet of doom.

Winnie Mayar

Posted: September 19, 2013 by PaanLuel Wël in Featured Articles, People, Socio-Cultural, Videos

A little piece of advice for the South Sudanese parents in the Western World. More here if you like it….
http://www.youtube.com/user/Winnietoosexy?feature=watch

Is your wife safe with her doctor?

Posted: September 2, 2013 by PaanLuel Wël in Commentary, Featured Articles, Health, Socio-Cultural

Of course, this is a valid question but rather than just craning our neck on the ‘poor’ doctors, we should logically extend the same question to family lawyers, security guards, cooks, auntie/nannies, CEOs, Bosses, and God know where the list ends.

And not just ‘is your wife safe with’ so and so, but also ‘is your husband safe’ with so and so.

At least insofar as the implied message is concerned, it is the rogue doctors/lawyers/CEO/Bosses that are the problem, not the wife/husband, which is a rather far-fetched argument in some cases.

There is no absolute proof that they might not be willing victims of the ‘sin’ or even, dare I say, the initiators in the hope of defraying the cost or just a safe mpango wa kando.

http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/?articleID=2000092474&story_title=is-your-wife-safe-with-her-doctor

Why bedrooms turn icy in January

Posted: January 7, 2013 by PaanLuel Wël in Socio-Cultural

“”“Being a ‘man’ depends on where you work and how much you earn. With money, you can hire a security firm to protect your wife at night and employ men older than your father who will stand up when you walk into a room and call you ‘sir’. You can sleep with someone’s wife, but the hapless husband won’t do anything because you have more money than him. You, therefore, cannot come home broke in the middle of the month and expect your wife to shower you with kisses — if at all you can rise to the occasion without money!” sneers the old man….But Berverlyne Amolo, a married mother of three, says women only want to feel protected and taken care of. “A man carrying a spear and shield to protect me and my children from wild animals isn’t what I need today. The only protection I need is against poverty. So my man’s shield had better be his bank balance and his spear, an income,” says Beverlyne.””

http://standardmedia.co.ke/?articleID=2000074427&pageNo=1&story_title=Kenya-Why-bedrooms-turn-icy-in-January

Mist in the Dream

Posted: January 6, 2013 by Deng Dekuek in Commentary, Deng Dekuek, Junub Sudan, Poems., Socio-Cultural
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Mist in the Dream

        By Deng Dekuek

In a muffle mist
a bitter wind blows.
Yokes of fate
on clouded paths of confusion.
A lone voice falls
on itself in echoes.

A grey war, as
words weep piteously.
But the dream is muted
as a shimmering mist swirls.
Draping itself on the people
a yoke of fate.
I – I am but a humble scribe
walking into the mist.

© 2013 Deng Dekuek.


By Nunu Ajak, Juba City, South Sudan.

Jim Rohn once said that “You must take personal responsibility for your life. You can’t change the circumstances, the seasons or the wind, but you can change yourself.”

One of the most persuasive myths in our societies and cultures is that we are entitled to great life—that someone somehow somewhere is responsible for filling our lives with continual happiness, exciting career options and gratifying personal relationships simply because we exist. But the real truth is that there is only one person responsible for the quality of the life you live or dream to achieve.

That person is “You!”

In fact, most of us have been conditioned to passionately believe and blame something outside of ourselves for the part of our lives we don’t like. However, we do forget that we have unconditioned facts that we can’t distort or just wish away. We blame our parents, our bosses, our friends, the media, our spouses, the economy, our lack of financial resources—anyone or anything we can pin the blame on. We never want to look at where the problem is: ourselves.

We as the South Sudanese youth have a culture that entails our values and morals. Though unwritten, it nevertheless outlines each and every person’s personal responsibility in life.

Just wondering, how can we the feminine gender, for instance, finds happiness in other people? Ever since our people fled our homeland during the civil war, our cultural values and norms have been worryingly deteriorating. Take for example; long ago, during the time of our mothers and fathers, it was very rare to find any girl engaging in prostitution. Nowadays however, prostitution is the new inn in town. It is becoming so common and normal as attending our local traditional dances. But how can we indulge in prostitution just in the name of having fun and playing around with men? Does that make sense at all? Please people; let’s call a spade by its true name, not a big spoon. True, if you go to Rome, do as Romans do but that does not give you an automatic gate-pass to pick all the negative things about Rome.

For sure, what would you call that if our young girls—the seeds of our nation—are taking these primitive habits to the new Republic of South Sudan? What would you call it if these very same young, promising girls pick every old man as a “sugar daddy” in the name of digging money out of him? What would it be if spending a night in the streets waiting for every Tom, Dick and Harry to pick you up for the best service from him in the name of getting carnal satisfaction?

Let’s stop spoiling our hard-earned, irreplaceable reputations in the name of “we don’t care.” We must care because behind every’s “I don’t care” frenzy lurks a big deal of emotions threatening to burst and proclaim the real, long-suppressed truth within each and every one of us.

Let’s try our best to avoid regrets in life because the “I wish I knew” moments only confirm and illustrate how poor we do plan our stuffs. Let’s not be those who wait for people’s comments and expectations in our lives. Look for something worthy to live for. It’s really bad to be known for immoral behaviors because it portrays a bad picture for yourselves, and particularly for those special ones in your life who do care for you and cherish your future. You would feel like a failure and your loved ones would feel let down!

Let’s stop doing things that will personally lag us behind in particular, and those that would preclude the healthy socio-economic growth and development of our nation. Each and every one of us has an indispensable role to play in nation building. This nation can’t positively progress and prosper unless we take up 100% responsibilities for ourselves as patriotic citizens of our country. Let’s make and declare excellence part of our lives. Surely, not only should we be aiming at the sky but also for greater, bigger heights bordering the limits of possibilities.

It is high time you stop looking outside yourself for the answers as to why you haven’t created the life and results you craved for, for it is only you who create the quality of life you lead and the results you produce.

Only you, no one else!

To achieve major successes in life, to achieve those things that are most important to you, you must assume 100% responsibility for your life. Nothing else will do! Nothing else will work! You and only you matter!!

You can reach the author through her Facebook page or at her email address: ajaknunu34@hotmail.com or ajaknunu@yahoo.com