Posts Tagged ‘South Sudan’

Trouble after cleric calls officials monkeys, devils Comments 0

Friday, July 8th, 2016

A Catholic radio station is facing state pressure after it aired a homily in which a priest called South Sudan officials “monkeys”, “criminals” and “devils”. Bakhita Radio aired a homily by a South Sudan priest, Monsignor Racco Taban, in which he criticised officials for their role in recent violence in Wau. Civilians were targeted on Read more

Why migrants risk death in the Mediterranean Comments 1

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Sobbing and shaking, Mohamed Abdallah tries to explain why he still wants to risk crossing the Mediterranean Sea in an inflatable boat. He sits in a migrant detention centre in Zawya, Libya, surrounded by hundreds of fellow asylum seekers who nearly died this week at sea. They survived only after being intercepted, detained and brought Read more

South Sudan president skips Mass after radio shut down Comments 0

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

South Sudanese President Salva Kiir skipped Mass at Kator Cathedral in Juba on Sunday, one day after his forces shut down the Church’s Radio Bakhita FM. The president, who regularly attends Sunday Mass at the cathedral, was not seen there, according to a worshipper. Juba Archdiocese runs Bakhita Radio, which was closed by President Kiir’s Read more

South Sudan: First impressions Comments 0

Friday, April 4th, 2014

First impressions aren’t always accurate. But in my first days here I have been struck by the extent of trauma people have experienced – and real worries that the violence that has rocked South Sudan since mid-December may not be over. The capital of Juba is calm, but it is only “outwardly” so, one of Read more

Anglican and Catholic Bishops unite for South Sudan Comments 0

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

The Catholic and Anglican Bishops of South Sudan are asking the International community for a “more balanced “position on the conflict that is setting their country against Sudan. “We believe that it is important that our friends in the International community assume a more balanced position. The attitude of United Nations and of the greater Read more

Sudan president: only way to negotiate is with bullets and rifles Comments 0

Friday, April 27th, 2012

Sudanese president Omar al Bashir says the only way to negotiate with the South Sudanese is “with bullets and rifles.” Bashir’s rhetoric and the attitude of the United Nations has Caritas Internationalis warning that Sudan and  South Sudan are just a step away from the brink of full-scale war. Caritas is urging the Sudanese leaders Read more