Archive for February 1, 2019

By Deu Lueth Ader, Juba, South Sudan

Friday, February 1, 2019 (PW) — It was on the 19th December 2018 that the group of youths in the Sudanese city of Atbara took to the streets complaining about the deterioration in the cost of living. This piece of writing sheds light on the overall situation in respect to the currently underway uprising which has entered its full one month so far and its future prospects.

These demonstrations were spontaneously triggered by the economic distress that caused severe scarcity in basic commodities and medicines, it was characterized by peacefulness and serenity from the onset until now. However; the excessive use of force and harassment introduced by the regime apparently provoked the demonstrators and have them responded in some sort of violence especially in Atbara where the demonstrations began.

These demonstrations as reported were spearheaded by the angry and hungry youths who have borne the brunt of unemployment over the years, they have decided to go to the streets demanding the change of Bashir’s modus operandiwhich has plagued the country throughout the years of his rule. It was until in the middle of January when the voices of professional groups began to chant slogans analogous to that of youths supporting and openly joining them up for the same cause.  (more…)

Tuck the Button Part 1: Mob Justice

Posted: February 1, 2019 by Awuol Gabriel Arok in Awuol Gabriel Arok, Junub Sudan

By Awuol Gabriel Arok, Juba, South Sudan.

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Friday, February 01, 2019 (PW) —Mob justice is when individuals take laws into their own hands.

It is common in places where there are a lot of criminal activities and where people had lost confidence in law enforcing agencies.

People normally assume it as an alternative to weak system of law or one of the solutions to reduce rampant crimes.

The following short play tells about young man called Apuyu, a notorious robber in his locality.

Apuyu was caught by angry villagers stealing Chief’s goat and was almost beaten to death when the chief came to his rescue.


(The Scene opened when one of the villagers alerted the villagers about the thievery) (more…)