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‘Miss Africa USA Pageant’ Invites South Sudanese Young Ladies to Join and Participate in its Upcoming Events

Miss Africa USA Pageant
14109 Oakpointe Dr, Laurel, MD, 20707
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Greetings from Miss Africa USA Pageant Team

Maryland, USA, November 12, 2013 (SSNA) -- Basically we have never had South Sudan Represented in the Pageant and would like to reach out to all the beautiful young ladies to take a chance at Miss Africa.

We are hereby inviting the South Sudanese young ladies with the Passion and drive to serve their communities to come and Audition for Miss Africa USA Pageant.

Our next Audition is Saturday November 30th at Nectar Lounge in Silver Spring Maryland.

More information is available on the website or call 240 440 2166.

Please let me know what you think, we would love to work with you.


Lady Kate Njeuma, CEO and Founder
Miss Africa USA Pageant

South Sudan Law Society Calls for Inclusion of Civil Society in the Discussion of South Sudan’s bid to Join East African Community

South Sudan Law Society (SSLS)
Access to Justice for All
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Date: 8th-11-2013
Press Statement for Immediate Release                        

RE: South Sudan Law Society calls for inclusion of Civil Society in the discussion of South Sudan joining East African Community

Juba, November 8, 2013 (SSNA) -- In a letter dated 24th of October 2013, H.E. Salva Kiir Mayardit, the President of South Sudan, instructed Aggrey Tisa Sabuni, the Minister of Finance, Commerce, Investment and Economic Planning to lead the delegation to East Africa Community (EAC) Secretariats. On November 4th and 5th, 2013, a high-level government of South Sudan when to Arusha, Tanzania. The meetings follow the resolutions of EAC’s Council of Ministers passed in August 2013. Resolution EAC/CM 27/Decision 12 approves the process of negotiations with the Republic of South Sudan to join the EAC, and Resolution EAC/CM27/Decision 13 establishes a high-level negotiations team to carry out the negotiations. Not a single representative of civil society was included in the delegation.

The South Sudan Law Society is calling for the Government of the Republic of South Sudan to include the Civil Society Organizations in the Country to be part for the discussion about whether South Sudan should join EAC or not .

The issue of South Sudan becoming part of East African Community needs the participation of Civil Society Organizations and good enlightenment to the people of South Sudan through good approach and dignity.

To give Civil Society more voice in the process, the delegations should include: South Sudan Civil Society Organizations, Faith base Organizations; and Members from different political parties, in addition to governmental representatives.

Members of the Civil Society, political parties should have been the right people to make the sensitizing to the public about the advantages and disadvantages for the Republic of South Sudan joining the East Africa Community not just individuals from the Government.

Key Recommendations

Government of South Sudan should include members from different political parties and Civil Society Organizations in the discussion process, because this is the national issue that needs unanimous agreement and participation from all the different entities in the Country.

Government of South Sudan should reappoint different body that is so inclusive in order for the discussion to progress well without manipulations and interests.

For more information about the Statement, you can call the office of the Information and Communications of the South Sudan Law Society-SSLS: Telephone: +211-956-257-038, +211-912-230-674

SSHURSA Urges South Sudan Minister of Information to Respect Rule of Law


New York, November 7, 2013 (SSNA) -- The South Sudan Human Rights Society for Advocacy (SSHURSA) strongly urges the South Sudan’s Minister for Information and Broadcasting Honourable Justice Michael Makuei Lueth to respect the rule of law, freedom of speech, media and expression which are at the heart of democratic governance. The Minister ought to abide by the values for which South Sudan sacrificed millions of lives as it fought bloody wars of liberation against successive military dictatorships of North Sudan. The unfortunate utterances against media as attributed to Justice Makuei which he has not denied, were clear intimidations of the press community, a violation of Article 24 of the Transitional Constitution of South Sudan 2011, which obliges all levels of government to guarantee the freedom of the press and the media. Being a former freedom fighter himself, former Minister of Justice, Member of National Assembly and lawyer, it was improper for his kind to lash out such unbecoming statements. The Minister could have done better to publish another version that could have negated the version of the media coverage he believed as untrue about the health of the President of the Republic as alleged to have recently gone to South Africa for medical attention. His intimidating words towards the media practitioners show the destructive, bitter and dictatorial path South Sudan is going through. It is in the best interest of Hon. Justice Makuei as a good citizen to ensure the smooth transition to democracy, justice and equality being the values of South Sudan Constitution which document he was one of the key architects.

SSHURSA calls upon him to stop the intimidations and harassment of the media and ensure that Media Bills are quickly enacted into laws which the government has failed to do so since the year 2005. SSHURSA also calls upon the Members of the National Legislative Assembly to ensure that media laws are quickly in place to regulate the media community and protect the journalists and writers from being harassed and intimidated by those misusing the power in the government.

SSHURSA finally urges the media practitioners to continue acting without fear or favour but within the confines of the Constitution. SSHURSA warns that transition to peaceful, democratic and rule of law nation, cannot be done in the atmosphere of fear, dictatorships, intimidations and misuse of power but under respect of rule of law for which the region poured the blood of its people to attain.

Signed by:

Biel Boutros Biel, Executive Director
The South Sudan Human Rights Society for Advocacy (SSHURSA)

About SSHURSA:  SSHURSA is a non political and nonprofit making national human rights organization with a vision for democratic, human rights and rule of law abiding South Sudan. Its mission is to monitor human rights and train general public on rule of law, human rights and Governance. For more information about SSHURSA or this press statement, contact us through: E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or visit us at:

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