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Went out for my jog on a modified circuit that took me past where the new IDP camp is going to be built. The bush is burnt ready for the dozers in the morning. Amongst the black, a grey herron looking for braai end dinner. Certainly struggled!

The dinner innovation tonight (pasta with sausage) was an advertisement for the UNOPS Project Management approach. They went out searching, and finding, a pot that would work on the induction stove, and then refined the tea-light candle and tuna tin cooker so that it kept the sausage and tomato sauce at the perfect temperature.

A chilly start to the day in Juba Town, with one of those red African sunrises through the haze.

Different sort of preparations on the drive through from UN House to the office. Heavily armed soldiers, supported by a tank stand watch at the building of National Intelligence, while at the John Garang square they are erecting tents and piles of plastic chairs are waiting to be set out in the stand for the anniversary of the signing of the CPA.

Washing machine working! Paperback and wine cork used to balance it so it doesn’t spin itself into pieces.

My drama, what next on my easel?

A song from our South Sudan Talent Finalist; Rapper, Emmanuel

Not for Crying Any More South Sudan

Between us South Sudanese, I say No more blood shedding,
It’s time to stand together and build peace and harmony


I salute the entire martyr’s for their wisdom
And their live blood which have been poured for freedom
Of this beautiful green country South Sudan
It’s time Now for Peace and development
Not for crying any more South Sudan


It’s time to stand stronger to plant
For our beautiful green country
Let our Freedom Fighters soul rest in peace
For what they have been fighting for long, long time
No more bloodshed.


Let us think for the innocent people, women, children dying
And the displaced people across the country
Why… we have a beautiful Country full of resources
Let us come together as one
Not for crying any more South Sudan


Emmanuel Habakuk Kafu Soro

In his time Jan has been an electronics, nuclear and power system engineer, a strategist, a humanitarian and an artist. A career path linked by creativity and innovative thinking. Initially trained at the Johannesburg College of Art, Jan has won numerous international awards and has exhibited nationally and internationally. He can be found in his studio ‘Jandreart’ located at Thesen Harbour Town, Knysna.


  • terryellen21

    Heartfelt xxx

    Sent from my iPad


    January 10, 2014

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