Letters to the editor

Sudanese author's poetry reading in Calgary

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Kuir e Garang
Join NSV contributor and Author, Kuir ë Garang, as he reads from his Poetry Book, Carcass Valley. Garang will also introduce his novel, TRIFLES, a personal survey of multiculturalism in Canada.

 

Where: Fish Creek Library, Calgary, Alberta (11161 Bonaventure Dr SE)

When: Friday, July 16, 2010 (12 pm-1.00 pm)

For more information, visit: http://blog.calgarypubliclibrary.com/blogs/cplnews/archive/2009/12/15/readings-events.aspx or

 

www.kuirthiy.info

Nepotism and cronyism threat to democracy

Do you know anybody? That was the rhetorical question some Sudanese students
studying in Kenya, including myself, were asked at the Government of Southern Sudan
(GOSS) office in Nairobi when we went to seek government approval documents to
enable us register for national exams in Kenya.

Of course our physique does not betray our origin as Sudanese nationals, but now why
know somebody to be served? That is the bone of contention.
It is so disturbing to realize how Sudanese in Kenya are treated with dignity and
love at Kenyan institutions and offices while we receive the exact opposite at
offices manned by our own people.

I remember we had to undergo a very bureaucratic screening at the GOSS reception
after which we were made to wait for permission to see the boss, who of course was
just chatting with pals at his office, for two hours on end only to be dismissed
without attention on a flimsy agreement that were not known to the office.
Does somebody really has to be personally known to office occupants to be served or
our own identification documents should have been enough to warrant attention?

While the whole world would imagine that Southern Sudan is headed for freedom and
liberty for the good of nationals should it acquire autonomy status after the
forthcoming election and a concurrent referendum in 2011, it appears to me that we
might well be heading for neo-colonialism by bureaucrats who think that they own the
country given their link and status in the army.

A number of Sudanese scholars in Diaspora have undergone humiliation at home due to
discrimination and patronage by those in authority whenever they seek to establish
businesses or jobs at home.

If things continue like this, there is likely to be a big gap between the ruling
class (military) and the scholars in Diaspora who will be heading home to reconcile,
rehabilitate and reconstruct their lives.

A battle between the returnees who are deemed deserters during the war times and the
liberators who bore the brunt of war and fought for the motherland is in the offing.
That is, if the mood of the liberators manning offices in the Diaspora is anything
to go by.

Something must be done to instill love and appreciation among Southerners themselves
or else.............not yet freedom.

Moses Yol Bul is a Southern Sudanese studying at a university in Kenya.

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENT:South Sudan ICT Forum

TO:            ICT PROFESSIONALS

FROM:      SOUTH SUDAN ICT FORUM

SUBJECT:   PRELIMINARY MEETING

Plans are underway to start the first ever ICT forum in Southern Sudan. South Sudan ICT
forum will draw its membership from professionals, researches, scholars and
students in the fields of information, communications and technology.South Sudan
ICT forum will be a specialized and professional membership based organization aimed
at providing professional development, research, analysis and certifications.
All ICT specialists and other interested individuals are invited to a preliminary meeting scheduled
for Friday October 30th, 2009 from 5:00 PM – Meeting Room at the
Ministry of Telecommunications and Postal Services – Juba Town.
 
All are welcome! Please forward this message to anyone who might be interested in
joining South Sudan ICT Forum. For more information and to confirm your
attendance, write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,
or call 0477-249-177.
Thank you,

South Sudan ICT Forum

LIONS' Executive Director to speak at SPLM Toronto Chapter event-PRESS RELEASE

 

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The Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM) Toronto Chapter presents

LIONS Executive Director Mangar G. Amerdid

"The Importance of Leadership in Today's Issues"

An orientation leadership workshop

Other day's events include:

Briefing on Sudan's current issues including the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) and Sudan's upcoming election

Felix Alfred Dumo

SPLM Canada acting Representative and

2009 LIONS Leadership Institute Graduate

Southern Sudan Referendum and Popular Consultation for the

Nuba Mountains and Southern Blue Nile

Joseph Siriako

Secretary for Political Mobilization

SPLM Kitchener Chapter, Ontario

Please join us!

Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010

11 am - 6 pm

York Civic Centre

2700 Eglinton

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

(Keele and Eglinton)

For more information, contact Felix Dumo

Leadership Institute of New Sudan (LIONS)website20head

Strong Leadership for a Better Nation

1300 Washington St.

Denver, Colorado 80201

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

www.sudanlions.org

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Dr John Garang

Determined
Revolutionary

Joy and pride
Of a marginalized people,
Holder of their dreams for a rebirth of a
New nation and the 

Glory of a United People,
After twenty one years of leading a
Revolutionary struggle, on this day he was
Assassinated on his way back to
New Cush, the seat of his revolution
Gravitational force his people shall forever feel.



(c)A tribute poem by  Moses Nyara

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