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    Wau Catholic Health Institute Graduates Nurses

    By James Deng Dimo WAU 24, November 2015 [Gurtong] - The Wau Catholic Health Institute in Western Bahr el Ghazal State on Tuesday graduated 19 students who successfully completed their 3 year nursing course. 25 November 2015 Graduates during the graduation ceremony held in Wau The government of Western Bahr el Ghazal State has assured the graduates of employment.James Ukello Marjan the Director of State Ministry of Health said that the graduates will be employed by the Ministry. “I would ...

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Letters From South Sudan

STTC graduate & two Aussies

157. Forging a Future

  There is abundant bad publicity about South Sudan, some deserved, some over-stated and some not fully depicting the human tragedy that has afflicted the lives of so many people. Yet there are many courageous young people who continue to pursue their hopes and dreams. They know that just because a person is from another tribe, does not make that person one’s enemy. Indeed, they have formed strong cross-tribal friendships while living and studying together for the past three years in ...

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Displaced girl on bed in UN base

Conflict : reasons for increasing Optimism

It was reported three days ago that the SPLA has begun assessing areas to move the army 25 kilometres outside Juba as stipulated in the peace agreement signed last month. The Chief of General Staff, Paul Malong and the head of the Presidential Guards, Marial Chanuong, with the help of a GPS company, have begun marking the coordinates of locations for new army barracks. According to General Malong, the demilitarization of Juba will begin once the new locations are approved by ...

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Displaced woman inside UN base in South Sudan

Anguish and Compassion

In Juba we live behind a high fence with steel gates. It is simply the prudent thing to do. But every now and again there is banging on the gate to alert us that someone, anyone, a person, is seeking entry. When I recently responded to such knocking, I was confronted by a tall, slender, South Sudanese woman of gracious deportment carrying a child in her arms with another by her side. What struck me was the anguish on her ...

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Praying for peace

Let There Be Peace!

The international community, set a dead-line of August 17 for the leaders of the rival, military factions in South Sudan to reach a peace agreement.  Since fighting erupted on December 15th, 2013, there have been four previous signed agreements, plus several other less formal attempts, that simply were not effective. Meanwhile, according to UN agency OCHA, 1,606,385 people have registered as internally displaced while 600,800 have fled as refugees to other countries. Reliable public estimates of the number of people killed ...

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