Archive for August 12, 2018


By Robert A. Portada III, Pennsylvania, USA

Kerbino Wol

Kerbino Wol

Sunday, 12 August 2018 (PW) — Kerbino Wol, the energetic, young, South Sudanese entrepreneur and philanthropist, has been unjustly imprisoned in South Sudan since 27 April of this year. No formal charges have been lodged against him, and no evidence has been presented of any wrongdoing on his part. Still, unsubstantiated claims that Kerbino Wol is an opponent of the current government of South Sudan have been levied in the press.

Kerbino Wol should be immediately granted his freedom. He has impacted so many lives through his businesses and charitable endeavours, and his story has already inspired a generation of South Sudanese youth. Kerbino Wol has devoted his entire life to his country, and he has worked tirelessly to create opportunities for his fellow citizens.

Kerbino Wol was born in 1982, just before the beginning of the Second Sudanese Civil War. As the war intensified, his family was forced to flee into neighbouring Ethiopia. Kerbino joined the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) at the age of twelve, becoming a member of the “Red Army,” a contingent of child soldiers. Early on, Kerbino used his discipline and communication skills to help train his fellow soldiers, and his knowledge of over eight languages allowed him to work with various ethnic and tribal groups. (more…)