Malakal, South Sudan: Women Peacemakers Step into the Fray
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Malakal, South Sudan: Women Peacemakers Step into the Fray

The hyper-local peace initiatives represented by the Women’s Union andthe Peace Committee are a step towards creating the conditions forreconciliation. “The workshops and meetings have borne some fruit,even if it’s still very little,” said Gong, the Shilluk chief. But valuable though local engagement is, it takes time to healdivisions that run as deep as those…

South Sudan: Pope Sends Aid to Victims Flood Hit Diocese of Malakal
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South Sudan: Pope Sends Aid to Victims Flood Hit Diocese of Malakal

VATICAN, OCTOBER 5, 2021 (CISA)-The Holy Father is sending financial aid to the populations that have been affected by flooding in the Catholic Diocese of Malakal, South Sudan, the Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development announced on October 4. “Following the heavy rains and devastating floods that hit South Sudan last August, displacing over…

South Sudan: Failure to Walk the Talk on Peace
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South Sudan: Failure to Walk the Talk on Peace

In his message during the September 19 Eucharistic celebration, Bishop Tombe called for honesty on the part of security officers saying, “Our soldiers and police and armed groups, all of them, let us be truthful and not liars; we want peace, we talk peace, and we do war, insecurity.”  The South Sudanese Bishop who has…

South Sudan: Two Religious Sisters Killed in Ambush
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South Sudan: Two Religious Sisters Killed in Ambush

The killing of two Catholic nuns along a South Sudan highway Aug. 16 has shocked sisters and supporters throughout several African nations, Rome and the United States. Srs. Mary Daniel Abut and Regina Roba were South Sudanese members of the Sisters of the Sacred Heart in the Juba Archdiocese. They were in a bus returning…

South Sudan: Bishops Request Seat at Peace Negotiation Table
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South Sudan: Bishops Request Seat at Peace Negotiation Table

In an article published on the formal communications platform for AMECEA, the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa, Archbishop Stephen Ameyu Martin Mulla of Juba said that “Since the signing of revitalized peace agreement, we as bishops of South Sudan had not paid visit to the president and we thought it better to…

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,…

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…