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Juba – if you build it, they will come!

Originally posted on Junub Sudan & Me:

Southern Sudanese are building like there is no tomorrow!  It really makes me very happy to see them working so hard to literally build their country.  I have heard however, from dad mostly (if not totally), that most of the construction just started as the independence loomed.  It does make me a little disappointed to hear about this procrastination, since they had many years to prepare, but I hope now that the gears have shifted for good.  I hope that at this point, there is no turning back!  Sure there will always be issues, the government – no government will ever satisfy all of its people.  There will always be disappointment – and cynics and pessimists or skeptics – will run with it like there’s no tomorrow.

I have made the conscious decision to be optimistic about South Sudan.  Yes, there’s a lot that still needs to be done, but…

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South Sudan: What can the international community do

Originally posted on Matisak's Blog (A Stamp on the World):

How would you describe the attitude of the international community towards South Sudan after five moths of its existence? Are we witnessing the positive, but also the negative efforts? Few comments by experts.

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Going to Konyo Konyo Market

Originally posted on Junub Sudan & Me:

Yesterday we went to Konyo Konyo Market.

[Before we went to the market, we went to the airport and actually found my sister’s luggage!]

Konyo Konyo is very large.  You can find almost everything you need there.  We didn’t go into all the sections though because we were hot and were somewhat on a time crunch.  We went to purchase: toilet paper, a razor blade, hair extensions and a mop.

First we walked through a line of blacksmiths.  They were making metal chests.  They were clanging on and on.  They all looked up to watch us walk by.  It was my sisters, K and I.  Our driver stayed with the car.  K lead the way as we roamed through the market.

After the blacksmiths, we passed through the women selling beans, peas, rice and flour.  The women selling the flour were covered in them.  Some of them were lying down…

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STOP NATO LIBYA NEWS, DECEMBER 12, 2011

 
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Wonders of Creation

Originally posted on Take one a Day:

When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator.

Mohandas Gandhi


The beautiful sunset in the mountains of Nelspruit in SOuth Africa. One of the many things I love about South Africa are the sunsets. No matter where you watch the sunset, there is always an inspiring, heart-warming, reassuring silence about it.
Stop and absorb the next sunset…

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So you want to climb Kilimanjaro

Originally posted on A Life of Adventure:

Kilimanjaro from Moshi

Maybe it’s on your bucket list.  Maybe you want to raise money for a good cause. Perhaps you’re a young adult touring the world looking for adventure, or a senior citizen hoping to prove that you’re not over the hill yet.  Whatever your motivation, you have decided to climb Kilimanjaro. Now what?

Kilimanjaro is one of the world’s great mountains; it’s the highest point in Africa and the highest free-standing mountain (not part of a range) on earth.  Happily, its summit is within the reach of anyone in reasonable physical condition; it is technically no more difficult than a rugged mountain hike.  Many people who set out to climb it, however, never reach the summit – I’ve been told that perhaps 50% of attempts fail.

I climbed a lot of mountains in my younger days, went on to gentler pursuits, and then, 20 years later, got to the top…

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Who Inspires Me: Jane’s Journey

Originally posted on Be Green:

I love a good documentary. Africa is also pretty high on my interest list so the combination for me is irresistible. If you are the same and love to find out about inspiring people then I highly recommend Jane Goodall.

I had read a couple of Jane Goodall’s books (Reason For Hope & Africa In My Blood – both worth the read) when I was forwarded the trailer for Jane’s Journey. I loved it, so of course I have to share.

It is hard not to find inspiration in Jane. At 75 having given up her life’s work she is travelling the world being interviewed or giving lectures. Devoting more than 300 days of the year to fighting for the planet. She has even been honoured with “Dame of the British Empire” and admitted into the “Légion d’Honneur”, France’s highest decoration.

You can read more about her on this website

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