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  • I've mentioned many times before that this is an a...
    on September 22, 2006 at 2:47 pm

    I've mentioned many times before that this is an aid city. Nearly every car on Rumbek roads belongs to an international aid agency. The UN and its many sub-organizations (e.g. WFP, UNICEF, UNHCR, FAO, UNDP etc.) IRC, ARC, Save the Children, […]

  • I had a lightbulb moment (well actually two). I wa...
    on September 6, 2006 at 3:30 pm

    I had a lightbulb moment (well actually two). I was talking to one of the WFP employees who is from South Sudan but has been living in the United States. He is one of the very few people here I believe that has some understanding of my background […]

  • I seem to be upsetting alot of people with my blog...
    on August 28, 2006 at 9:56 am

    I seem to be upsetting alot of people with my blog. Some of the comments that I have received are unbelievable, but I know that is what happens when people expose themselves in this format. Each person who has posted these terrible comments has no […]

  • I was ready to write about my life or work here, o...
    on August 21, 2006 at 11:32 am

    I was ready to write about my life or work here, or my incident in the market until I got an email about a friend of mine who died in a car accident in Accra, Ghana. Learning that a friend has died in an email is a surreal thing so I am not sure if […]

  • Just when I think I am spinning my wheels to keep ...
    on August 13, 2006 at 5:44 pm

    Just when I think I am spinning my wheels to keep myself preoccupied in Rumbek something happens that tells me that I might not be a foolish idealist afterall. Yesterday we had a workshop with the youth and it was spectacular. There is a youth group […]

  • I fully retract the statement that people here don...
    on August 6, 2006 at 9:51 am

    I fully retract the statement that people here don't value cattle more than human life. Empirical evidence leads me to assert that human life in the local culture is less important than cattle. The North versus South war has been replaced by […]

  • My work day varies. This week alot of meetings wit...
    on July 21, 2006 at 11:53 am

    My work day varies. This week alot of meetings with INGOs (International Non-Governmental Aid Organizations). I represent my employer, ARC, at these meetings and present our programs/activities in south Sudan. These meetings are necessary, but not […]

  • Primarily what I do is HIV/AIDS awareness with the...
    on July 16, 2006 at 9:39 am

    Primarily what I do is HIV/AIDS awareness with the construction crews that are rebuilding the roads in the south, and of course with the community at large. I am busier with work now, just Thursday I helped facilitate a training for military leaders […]

  • It is very evident that this is a society recoveri...
    on July 8, 2006 at 1:10 pm

    It is very evident that this is a society recovering from conflict. The signs are everywhere, notably random people walking around with guns. To see this you only need to take a drive around Rumbek. There are people, most of whom are civilian, […]

  • I made it to the Mosque yesterday –my first time i...
    on July 1, 2006 at 1:33 pm

    I made it to the Mosque yesterday –my first time in the Sudan. Generally, before going to any Mosque outside of the United States, I do some inquiry; that is I ask do women attend the local Mosques. Although, Islamically there is nothing that […]

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