By Dak Buoth, Nairobi, Kenya
January 13, 2017 (SSB) — Early this week, some South Sudanese social media Users have vent their ire on Egyptian’s authority for what they called sheer disregard and blatant insubordination of South Sudan and its citizenry. They felt disgusted with the way South Sudan’s flag was displayed during the recent Salva Kiir’s visit to Cairo on 10th January 2017. On his arrival at the Airport, the national flag was seen hanging upside down, that mean the green color was facing up and the black was facing down.
The Makers of South Sudan’s flag have arranged it in such a way that, the black color would always appear on top whenever it is hoisted. The flag is composed of five colors namely black, white, green and the blue. The red color epitomizes the blood of the heroes, heroines and martyrs who struggled unwaveringly during the days of the liberation, black symbolizes South Sudanese citizenry, white color represent peace that we yearn for, green is fertile land, the blue represent the immortal waters of the Nile River, and the Star is our guider as we seek peace, justice and prosperity.