Archive for January 15, 2018


The Impact of the Culture of an Injury to One, Is an Injury to All

By Hon Arop Madut Arop, Nairobi, Kenya

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January 15, 2018 (SSB) — As representatives of South Sudanese stakeholders, both in the government and in the opposition are expected to converge in the Ethiopian Capital, Addis Ababa; probably in the first week of February, members of international community, on the top the IGAD countries are pestering and lashing on South Sudan leaders to accept the hard fact that the on-going war, which has brought untold hardships and ruins to their country; must be brought to a speedy dead end.

Hopefully, if peace descends in our country, there will be an urgent need for all the peace-loving compatriots in our young republic to rethink and look critically at some of our cultures that might have directly or indirectly been the cause of continuous instability among our people for centuries. This is necessary if we are to stop future wanton killing among our people. But in order to bring about sustainable peace, we must try by all means, it would be important to inform ourselves what the word culture is all about. We will then discuss them as to how we can promote good ones, modernize some and discard those that appear to stand on our way to sustainable peace, the unity of purpose and progress of our people.

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Bleeding Eye Fever Outbreak Kills Three in South Sudan, One in Uganda

Posted: January 15, 2018 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Health, Junub Sudan

‘BLEEDING Eye Fever’ that’s deadlier than the plague has killed four and infected dozens in East Africa, as health chiefs warn the spread could be “catastrophic”.

Bleeding Eye Fever kills three people in South Sudan

The horrific new disease could be about to bring fresh misery to the continent – so soon after the deadly Ebola outbreak of 2014-16.

Fears are growing that the deadly disease could spread across Africa

The virus – which leaves people bleeding from their eyes, mouth, and anus – is thought to be spreading in South Sudan.

Three people have already died – a pregnant woman, a teenage boy and a teenage girl – in Eastern Lakes State.

Up to 60 people are now feared to be infected, and are each undergoing tests by a team from the Sudanese healthy ministry and the World Health Organisation (WHO).

And medics are now concerned they are on the verge of a health emergency —  worse that the Black Death outbreak last year — after the sudden death of a child in the Nakaseke district of neighbouring Uganda.

A child’s death has sparked fears of deadly new plague with dreadful symptoms

The nine-year-old girl died after displaying the nightmarish symptoms of the extremely infectious virus that kills up to 40 per cent of those affected.

And tests have now confirmed she died from the disease – officially named Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever – according to Xinhua news agency.

The disease is transmitted to humans through tick bites, or through contact with the blood of infected animals especially during slaughter.