Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Kamal Ibeid, the minister encouraging the secession of the South Sudan: thanks for your effort

The information minister in the government of national unity Kamal Obeid had delt the Quest for Unity of the Sudan a deadly blow. He has left his colleagues in the NCP hanging their heads in shame for his blunt talk about the Southern Sudanese in the North in Case of secession.

The Minister had said that "Southern Sudanese in the north will lose their citizenship if the South secedes. They will not be allowed to work or sell anything in the market or be treated in the hospitals. They cannot be given even a needle".

How can we hope for unity when we have pundits like that for ministers? He is clearly inciting the people and this may lead to reprisal attacks against Southerners in the North when the results are for separation.

It is yet another reason why we cannot and never will be able to live together again in a united Sudan.

Thanks Mr Minister, you have given us another reason to reject a forced unity . . .

Saturday, September 18, 2010

A National Anthem for South Sudan

Title: South Sudan Oyee!

Oh God!
We praise and glorify you,
For your grace upon Cush,
The land of great warriors,
And origin of world’s civilization.

Oh Cush!
Arise, shine, raise your flag with the guiding star,
And sing songs of freedom with joy,
For peace, liberty and justice
Shall forever more reign.

Oh black warriors!
Let’s stand up in silence and respect,
Saluting millions of martyrs whose
Blood cemented our national foundation.
We vow to protect our nation.

Oh Eden!
Land of milk and honey and hardworking people,
Uphold us united in peace and harmony.
The Nile, valley, forests and mountains
Shall be our sources of joy and pride.

So Lord bless South Sudan!


It is not perfect, no likable by all, but who cares. Now let us give it a tune.