About the War in Sudan
“We the people of Southern Sudan were divided by the enemy. We were divided and the enemy got the advantage.”
-Dinka man
“The situation we are in now is better than before during the war. At least now we are only fighting within our family, but even if we separate from the north, we will still be fighting.”
-Kakwa man
“We need to separate from the north.”
-Zande man
“The main reason women are more emotional about war and people being killed, when they see children, they remember that they have conceived and carried the pregnancy. Some women even die in the birth. When they see someone being killed, there is so much pain because it takes so much to raise a child. When a child is sick for a week, even the mother does not sleep. We see them dying and then we remember all the struggle and it is great suffering.”
-Kakwa woman
“If strong women will stand up and say, ‘NO! We don’t want war!’ it might be good… I think women are now our hope for peace in Sudan because men have failed. All these conflicts we try to resolve, we try to resolve, but we see that there is no solution… The women should organize themselves for a boycott against the men to stop the fighting… They should say, ‘Cook for yourselves!’ That alone will change things!”
-Lotuko man
“He who wants peace must prepare for war. That’s how it is.”
-Dinka man
“People are forgetting why they fought in the first place.”
-Zande man
About the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA)
“The CPA is a very interesting document. It’s actually too ambitious.”
-Zambian woman
“The CPA will never fail.”
-Dinka man
“There has been no implementation of the CPA.”
-Zande man
“It is better to go back to war.”
-Lotuko man
About Sudan’s Leaders
“There is no nationalism in the heart of our leadership.”
-Lotuko man
“There is a high problem of nepotism [preferential treatment for families or groups] in Sudan. People are not even aware. They are not sensitized.”
-Zande man
“The government has a weak part and a strong part. If the leader does not acknowledge that – is he a leader or a general?”
-Anyuak woman
“[The leaders] are not sincere… They don’t care for the stakeholders, only for their own people. This is a major disease in Sudan. That’s why it brings [violence].”
-Kakwa woman
“Our leaders were all appointed, not elected. They are military men, not politicians, so there will not be any justice if in the process they would implicate themselves.”
-Dinka man
“[Our national leaders] have divided the people, and we have no way out.”
-Lotuko man
“This government is a Dinka government! It is not for all the people!”
-Anyuak woman

About Jennie Joy

I'm a lover and truth-seeker. This blog is a place for me to share my thoughts, struggles, and sincere searchings as I get to know God and welcome the reality of His kingdom in and through me.

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