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By Yom Mayen Awan, Bor, South Sudan

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Yom Mayen Awan, Bor, South Sudan

 

May 14, 2017  (SSB) — South Sudan is a country handicapped by the competing interests, a country where truth are hard to be told, a country where political issues are taken as ethnic issues and at the same time where thousands of people died every year.

Currently, there is a question of why we are fighting. It is a bit hard to understand what it is that is behind all these extraordinary death. We should all know that the root cause of these dreadful violent is simple: Political influence.

Political influence has been the greatest hazard to the death of our innocent citizens in the sense that some politicians are taking advantage of these innocent citizens for their own benefits. Listening to our politicians in the name of leaders, their followers and sycophants, you get very worried.

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By Yom Mayen Awan, Bor, South Sudan

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Yom Mayen Awan, Bor, South Sudan

April 29, 2017 (SSB) — We, South Sudanese people, are surely at perilous time. Everyday news are conveying mass death and life hardship across the country. With an increasing life struggles in South Sudan, some communities, especially the Dinka, have taken dowry payment as a way of creating wealth, enjoyment and even survival of bride’s  community as life progress.

The inflation of the dowry price do often leaves our male counterparts in abject poverty, endless family discord and trauma over departed wealth. We may argue it out that it is a continuation of what our ancestors did, oblivious to the fact that the ways of life have changed.

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By Yom Mayen Awan, Bor, South Sudan

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Yom Mayen Awan, Bor, South Sudan

April 18, 2017 (SSB) — When I talk of violation of girl rights, I am talking particularly of South Sudan. The human right of the girl-child is not either protected on paper nor in practice.

Early marriage has been one of the major issue in South Sudan, as young girls are being married off before they have grown physically, mentally and psychologically to handle the responsibilities of marriage. And sometime they are even married to men who are much older than them.

Secondly, according to South Sudanese tradition, for example, in term of education, girls are wrongly identified as inferior from boys. Girls are usually viewed by their parents as assets while boys are oft-time given the privileges of doing whatever they like.

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By Yom Mayen Awan, Bor, South Sudan

RSS coat of ARMS

South Sudan’s coat of arms, in which the eagle symbolizes vision, strength, resilience and majesty, and the shield and spear the people’s resolve to protect the sovereignty of their republic and work hard to feed it.

April 12, 2017 (SSB) — Syria is the country currently in the minds of humanity: big or small, young or old, poor or rich, black or white. It’s not for the right reasons; it is for the worst reasons and occurrences that can occur in human existence.

Before the onset of the war, most people did not either know a country called Syria existed and if they did, not many knew where.

The happenings in Syria are possible in any other country in the world, South Sudan included. We all know the black history of South Sudan. Starting from the time of our forefathers to our fathers and now extending to us, with a great fear of it reaching our future innocent children.

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