South Sudan Ten Year On: Teetering on the Edge
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South Sudan Ten Year On: Teetering on the Edge

Is there any hope for my country? I believe that there is, and that is rooted in the Church, to which two-thirds of the population belong, with the Catholic, Anglican and Presbyterian Churches as the largest. Working with Muslim leaders and traditional religions, we are almost the only institution that people trust. If this pandemic…

South Sudan: Decade after Independence Country ‘Bleeding Slowly’ – Archbishop
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South Sudan: Decade after Independence Country ‘Bleeding Slowly’ – Archbishop

“It truly a difficult time for us, the people of South Sudan. Our hearts continue to groan with pain, anguish, turmoil, despair and misery as lives are lost every day in every corner of the country,” said a statement from the South Sudan Council of Churches. The council said “conflict has become the context in…

South Sudan:First Woman Vice President ‘a Headache to Patriarchy’
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South Sudan:First Woman Vice President ‘a Headache to Patriarchy’

Since her appointment as South Sudan’s first woman vice president last year, Rebecca Nyandeng Garang de Mabior says she has strived to demonstrate to her people that women belong in politics. The 65-year-old widow of John Garang de Mabior, a national hero who struggled for independence after decades a war between north and south, says…

South Sudan Marks 10 Years of Independence: A Sobering Assessment
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South Sudan Marks 10 Years of Independence: A Sobering Assessment

“There was much fanfare,” recalls New Zealand Sr. Margaret Scott, a member of the Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions, and former principal of Solidarity Teacher Training College in Yambio, South Sudan. But this month’s commemoration of the 10th anniversary of what is still the world’s youngest country is overshadowed by uncertainty, violence and ongoing…

South Sudan: Retired Bishop Paride Taban (85) Models Vaccination Preparedness
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South Sudan: Retired Bishop Paride Taban (85) Models Vaccination Preparedness

The Bishop emeritus of South Sudan’s Torit Diocese has, in a bid to dispel fears over COVID-19 vaccination exercise, become the first known prominent religious leader in the East-Central African nation to receive the jab. In an interview with ACI Africa on Thursday, April 15 shortly after receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine, Bishop Paride Taban, 85,…

South Sudan: The Incredible Story of Dr Emmanuel Taban
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South Sudan: The Incredible Story of Dr Emmanuel Taban

Born in a tiny village in South Sudan, Emmanuel Taban was one of five siblings raised by a single mother. At 14 he was arrested by the Military for being a rebel-spy, incarcerated, tortured and sent off to Khartoum. He fled to Eritrea, where he was again imprisoned. Upon his release, he decided to walk…

Sudan: Bishop Daniel Adwok Decries Treatment of Refugees
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Sudan: Bishop Daniel Adwok Decries Treatment of Refugees

“Many of the refugees in Sudan these days go to work in the agricultural fields, and some come back with nothing to show for their work. They are threatened at gunpoint and denied their wages yet the government does nothing to help,” Bishop Adwok told ACI Africa on the sidelines of a meeting of the…

Malakal, South Sudan: Launch of Cargo Boat to Ease Transport
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Malakal, South Sudan: Launch of Cargo Boat to Ease Transport

Poor road transport in South Sudan’s Diocese of Malakal has motivated the vast Diocese to build its first ever cargo boat for transporting construction materials from the country’s capital Juba as well as to facilitate pastoral ministry in the East-Central African country, the Bishop has told ACI Africa. Bishop Stephen Nyodho said that the cargo…

South Sudan: Christians Celebrate As Churches Reopen
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South Sudan: Christians Celebrate As Churches Reopen

“The long awaited day finally arrives” Waves of joy and celebration have swept across Catholic Christians in South Sudan following a decision by the Church authorities to reopen churches after a six months restriction. This follows a circular signed last week by His Grace Rt. Rev. Stephen Ameyu Martin Mulla, Archbishop of Juba, asking all…

South Sudan: Kuron Peace Village – Devastating Floods
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South Sudan: Kuron Peace Village – Devastating Floods

Malakal, South Sudan: Poetry in a UN Protection of Civilians (POC) Camp
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Malakal, South Sudan: Poetry in a UN Protection of Civilians (POC) Camp

In recent dispatches to the Sun, Father Bassano wrote, “This pandemic in our world is teaching us of both the fragility and resiliency of life.” He reported that two of his co-workers at the UNHCR [UN Refugee Agency] where he lives tested positive for the virus and one of them died from complications: “We were all…

Kuron, South Sudan: An Oasis of Peace and Love
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Kuron, South Sudan: An Oasis of Peace and Love

Bishop Paride Taban was born at Lomura-Opari in 1936. Ordained Priest on 24th May 1964,Ordained Auxiliary Bishop of Juba Archdiocese on 4th May 1980 and was appointed the 1st bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Torit on 7th August 1983. The dream of Holy Trinity Peace Village Kuron started in 1999. This was after his…