Thursday, July 14, 2011

JUBAlation

Last Saturday, the world witnessed the birth of a new nation, South Sudan. It was an historic event, because it marked the end of decades of civil war; it is the beginning of a new dawn, a harbinger of hope. A new Constitution, a new President, a new place to call 'home', promises of a brighter tomorrow, built over the dark memories of the past...

Things seem to be moving fast enough, at least in Juba. Indeed, JUBAlation fills the streets of South Sudan. It is much deserved, after all the massacres at Darfur and South Kordofan. The new nation has a long way to go indeed, but this is definitely a start. The road to progress has many challenges ahead- poverty, health care and sanitation, education, financial woes, ethnic conflicts to name just a few. But then again, every young nation faces this problem. What is important is that the people of South Sudan do not lose hope, do not succumb to despair and continue to hold their heads high. They have fought for their nation's freedom. Now that freedom has been achieved, they must realize that 'freedom is not free'.

1 comment:

  1. They have miles to go...before they can even think of sleeping!

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Thursday, July 14, 2011

JUBAlation

Last Saturday, the world witnessed the birth of a new nation, South Sudan. It was an historic event, because it marked the end of decades of civil war; it is the beginning of a new dawn, a harbinger of hope. A new Constitution, a new President, a new place to call 'home', promises of a brighter tomorrow, built over the dark memories of the past...

Things seem to be moving fast enough, at least in Juba. Indeed, JUBAlation fills the streets of South Sudan. It is much deserved, after all the massacres at Darfur and South Kordofan. The new nation has a long way to go indeed, but this is definitely a start. The road to progress has many challenges ahead- poverty, health care and sanitation, education, financial woes, ethnic conflicts to name just a few. But then again, every young nation faces this problem. What is important is that the people of South Sudan do not lose hope, do not succumb to despair and continue to hold their heads high. They have fought for their nation's freedom. Now that freedom has been achieved, they must realize that 'freedom is not free'.

1 comment:

  1. They have miles to go...before they can even think of sleeping!

    ReplyDelete