From her creaking bed that had become another source of her miseries, she sidled to the door and listened, before asking the person knocking to identify himself.
News of the death of SPLM/SPLA leader and the president of South Sudan, Dr. John Garang De Mabior, that took place on Saturday 30th July, has been received with sorrow, bitterness and confusion. Garang died after the helicopter he was travelling in crashed on his return home from a visit to Uganda where he met Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni.
Southern Sudan is on the way to ultimate freedom, but the existence of landmines in the territory continues.
The Sudan government has been engulfed in a civil conflict with the Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM) in the Southern Sudan for 20 years since 1983, with 20 out of the 26 states affected.
A peace conference dedicated to the women of Africa, dubbed Mothers and Daughters of Africa commenced Monday in Johannesburg, South Africa. Among other things, the conference is aimed at finding a healing for the challenges faced by the continent.
The eerie atmosphere that was only broken by the noisy breeze from the Red Sea did not portend well, especially after hearing unnerving stories of insecurity.