Editorial, Gadgets

With “quiet preparations” going on right now in the country having political parties trying to slip their manifestoes into the hearts of the public, the nation’s democracy is already being questioned here by the public. So far, can anything good come out of South Sudan?

Nathaniel, one of the 12 disciples of Jesus Christ asked in response to Andrew, another disciple of the 12 told him about the Christ who has come to save mankind. “Can anything good come out of Nazareth” (John 1:46)? This question if I may pause it to our current time, location and being as South Sudanese may be asked by a wide range of people. The questioning ones could range from the region, through the continent and to the whole world. Numerous people might ask currently, “can anything good come out of South Sudan?”

For a long time especially since the country broke free from Sudan but quickly plunged into a bloody civil war when President Salva and his vice fell out bitterly. “President Kiir accused his former deputy Riek Machar and 10 others of attempting a coup d’état. Machar denied trying to start a coup and fled to lead the SPLM – in opposition (SPLM-IO)” –I will not take us to the agonizing past but simply paint why it gets hard for an outsider to believe that anything good can come out of South Sudan. Even the people of the land themselves do not believe so. Apparently, the most notable ‘good thing’ that has come out of the country is the models, basketball team and some football and athletes although they may represent other countries. This is a good thing, the world has recognized the nation this way which is okay but then it has also recognized the nation as one that is continually battling war, conflict, hunger ad all negativity there may be in the world.

Even a warning is given, “…these pre-mature elections campaigns that are done not in an official manner may likely trigger political friction among political parties or potential candidates for the electable post in the same community” by Edmund Yakani and “… such conditions if not tackled one after another by our leaders properly before 2024 planned election, the country will not transition into democracy even if the elections will be held.” Commented the Editor-in-Chief of No.1 Citizen Newspaper on the same topic.

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