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South Sudan forces assault UN commander

By Tom Mugisha, tom.mugisha@alleastafrica.com

KAMPALA – South Sudan troops have assaulted a commander of the UN peacekeeping unit in Juba, the capital of the World’s youngest nation.

According to AFP, the South Sudanese forces stopped a UN convoy at gunpoint and beat the unit’s commander on September 21, 2016.

South Sudan government has previously accused the UN force of being of “colluding” with the armed opposition led Riek Machar.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told the Security Council on Wednesday that South Sudan’s defence minister had apologised for the incident.

About 100 South Sudan soldiers “surrounded the convoy and pointed weapons at the vehicles,” AFP quoted a confidential report sent to the UN security council on Monday.

“At one point the contingent commander accompanying the convoy was physically assaulted before diverting to UN House,” in Juba, it added.

Guterres listed 17 incidents during the month of September when convoys were blocked, peacekeepers harassed and in some cases detained by South Sudan’s forces.

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley is scheduled to visit South Sudan next week as a new regional push to end the war that has displaced and killed tens of thousands since 2013 when the war broke out between forces loyal to Machar and government soldies.

Machar is living in exile in South Africa after he escaped heavy fighting in Juba last year, but the fighting rages on.

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Commentary, 21 Oct 2017
So, the story of strings of the so-called FREE, LIBERATED and INDEPENDENT East African Countries becomes a glaring light of dysfunction of members of the UNDEREVELOPED World. And Africa keeps on marching along with its demeaning image around the Globe. Even the wretched white skin, down trodden beggar, has a demeaning attitude toward an African dignitary. [There is an old story (a remark) made by a white official about a black representative of a very powerful country at the united nations. But that is for another time.]

The old colonial masters are still the driving force behind the curtain, in various elasticity of forms and shapes, and in conformity with Time. This Time around, the colonial masters, shrewd and conniving as ever, see the change of Time – hence the need to cooperate with corrupted indigenous, hungry for money and power i.e. African Dictators. They are fifty-one of them (51 being magnanimous figure) out of fifty-four in the “Dark” Continent of Africa. They milk Africa out of its bones!!!

That is not the end of the African Story. It is estimated that that there are over thirty-thousand (30, 000) African Intellectuals in various fields of endeavour, specifically with Doctor of Philosophy Degrees (Ph D) from Ivy league Universities [or from sham schools, in desperation!] around the Globe. What do they do to liberate the African people? NOTHING, in practical term. On the contrary, it is not farfetched to say that they are itching to get their hands on the Money and Power of free-for-all Africa.

Now, let us go the notorious African Leaders. Africa has been under external colonial forces for seemingly time immemorial and still continues – this time, with the active participation of indigenous African Leaders who have been SALIVATING for Money and Power, while being under the boots of their old masters. They are on ‘marauding’ mode. They learned it from their masters. They are replicating it now on their mothers and fathers, on their brothers and sisters, on their entire African Race. NO trace of shame. There seems to be no end to their savagery – exactly like their colonial masters.

And so THE AFRICAN TRAGEDY goes on —and on –and on …..and the African people, from the RICHEST Continent, are the poorest creatures crawling on the surface of the earth, searching for pieces of bread to sustain them just for the day

CRY, MY BELOVED AFRICA, even if you are devoid of natural tears. THE END

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