-  Diary of an Adventure   -  Juba Adventures

While there are ongoing reports of clashes between Pro and Anti-Government forces south of Juba, and intense fighting around Bhor, life in Juba Town is increasingly normal. School children in school uniform in the streets, more shops are open and the roadside restaurants are functioning. Drumming from traditional ceremonies can be heard in the evening, always a good indication.

On the route to UN House, the road is scarred by the passing of tanks and our drive back to the residences was tense with security alerts crackling through the radio. The UNMISS patrol a welcome site as we made our way slowly along the back roads.

At UN House, a bunch of kids have armed themselves with wheelbarrows and are providing a carrying service for the IDP’s as they return from markets, and for new arrivals.

Sher has arrived with a new protection cover for my iPhone. Rugged, neon green.

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.

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