WA Delegate: None.
Embassies: North Africa, Africa, India, The Ascendancy, West Africa, Coalition of Catholic States, South Africa, Argentina, Right to Life, Galts Gulch, The international space consortium, Empire Coalition, East Africa, Horn of Africa, and Benghazi.
Today's World Census Report
The Least Corrupt Governments in South Sudan
World Census officials visited a range of government departments and recorded how frequently bribes were required to complete simple administrative requests.
As a region, South Sudan is ranked 6,288th in the world for Least Corrupt Governments.
|1.||The Independent Peoples of Dinka Tribe||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“South Sudan , the worlds newest nation!”|
|2.||The Republic of Pre 1965 America||Capitalist Paradise||“In God we trust”|
|3.||The Republic of Grand marcheur||Democratic Socialists||“Grand marcheur de seine”|
|4.||The Slow Death of AIDS Victim||Liberal Democratic Socialists||“Fight the Spread of AIDS in Africa !”|
|5.||The Rogue Crack Loving Nation of Crack House Customer||Left-Leaning College State||“Open up mane, I need rocks so bad!!”|
|6.||The Commonwealth of African Asylum House||Scandinavian Liberal Paradise||“Off limits to military personnel”|
|7.||The Disputed Territories of David Yau Yau||Democratic Socialists||“David Yau Yau here for fight”|
|8.||The Dictatorship of Skreee||Compulsory Consumerist State||“Work yourselves to death for the glory of your leader”|
- 7 days ago: The Federation of Greater Eire of the region League of United Fascist Nations proposed constructing embassies.
- 10 days ago: The Democratic Republic of New Arcadius of the region Farcheesta proposed constructing embassies.
- 10 days ago: The Nasty Teeth of Khat Stained Tooth departed this region for Cyrenaica.
- 10 days ago: The Nasty Teeth of Khat Stained Tooth arrived from Balder.
- 10 days ago: The Republic of Benghazi City of the region Cyrenaica proposed constructing embassies.
- 13 days ago: Embassy established between Benghazi and South Sudan.
- 13 days ago: Embassy established between South Sudan and Horn of Africa.
- 13 days ago: Embassy established between South Sudan and East Africa.
- 14 days ago: The Independent Peoples of Dinka Tribe updated the World Factbook entry.
- 15 days ago: The Independent Peoples of Dinka Tribe removed regional password protection.
South Sudan Regional Message Board
OOC : Nubia Egypt is worried about this region south Sudan as a real nubiiea Kenuzi Ìm going to keep contact with this region sweetheart because my Taji is south Sudanese /;) shawna el Alababiesa inshallah sistas of south Sudanese and my people I'm here to be a voice fór our people nomadic Egyptians."""" For Real
Rejoice, O Mother Church! Exult in glory!
The risen Savior shines upon you!
Let this place resound with joy,
echoing the mighty song of all God's people!
Happy Easter from the VRCC.
whose kingdom knows only the sword of righteousness and justice,
and where your only power is love,
send forth your spirit
so that all the peoples of the earth will join together
as children of one Father,
for yours alone is the kingdom,
the power and the glory, for ever and ever.
Renegade troops take key oil-producing capital in South Sudan
KAMPALA, Uganda — South Sudan's central government lost control of the capital of a key oil-producing state on Sunday, the military said, as renegade forces loyal to a former deputy president seized more territory in fighting that has raised fears of full-blown civil war in the world's newest country.
Bentiu, the capital of oil-rich Unity state, is now controlled by a military commander loyal to former Vice President Riek Machar, said Col. Philip Aguer, the South Sudanese military spokesman.
"Bentiu is in the hands of a commander who has declared support for Machar," he said. "Bentiu is not in our hands."
The armed rebels were said to be in control days earlier of some of South Sudan's oil fields, which have historically been a target for rebel movements, endangering the country's economic lifeblood.
South Sudan gets nearly 99 percent of its government budget from oil revenues, and the country reportedly earned $1.3 billion in oil sales in just five months this year, according to the London-based watchdog group Global Witness.
Although the country's capital, Juba, is mostly peaceful a week after a dispute among members of the presidential guard triggered violent clashes between military factions, fighting continues as the central government tries to assert authority in the states of Unity and Jonglei.
Bor, the capital of Jonglei, is said to be the scene of some of the fiercest clashes between government troops and rebels.
Michael Makuei Lueth, South Sudan's information minister, said Machar was believed to be hiding somewhere in Unity state.
"He is a rebel, he's a renegade and we are looking for him. He's moving in the bushes of South Sudan," Lueth said of Machar.
The U.N. Mission in South Sudan said in a statement Sunday that all non-critical staff members in Juba are being evacuated to Uganda. The mission said the move was "a precautionary measure to reduce pressures on its limited resources" as it continues to provide assistance and shelter to more than 20,000 civilians gathered inside its compounds in Juba, the mission said in a statement.
Hilde Johnson, the U.N. secretary-general's envoy in South Sudan, said the evacuation doesn't mean the U.N. is "abandoning" South Sudan.
"We are here to stay, and will carry on in our collective resolve to work with and for the people of South Sudan," she said. "To anyone who wants to threaten us, attack us or put obstacles in our way, our message remains loud and clear: we will not be intimidated."
Hundreds have been killed in the fighting and world leaders are concerned about civil war in a country with a history of ethnic violence and divided military loyalties.
The U.S. and other countries have been evacuating their citizens from South Sudan. The U.S. has evacuated about 680 Americans and other foreign nationals so far, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said in a statement.
On Saturday, gunfire hit three U.S. military aircraft trying to evacuate American citizens in Bor, wounding four U.S. service members in the same region gunfire downed a U.N. helicopter on Friday. It remains unclear how many U.S. citizens are still stranded in Bor and other rural towns.
Earlier this week, the top military general in Bor defected with his troops, starting a rebellion that appears to be spreading to other parts of the country.
Aguer said Bor is still under the control of pro-Machar forces, disputing reports the rebels had fled as government troops advanced on Bor.
South Sudan's President Salva Kiir, an ethnic Dinka, said on Monday that an attempted military coup had triggered the violence, and the blame was placed on Machar, an ethnic Nuer. But officials have since said a fight between Dinka and Nuer members of the presidential guard triggered the fighting that later spread across the East African country.
Machar's ouster from the country's No. 2 political position earlier this year had stoked ethnic tensions. Machar, who has criticized Kiir as a dictator, later said he would contest presidential elections in 2015.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday urged South Sudan's leaders "to do everything in their power" to stop the violence.
Foreign ministers from neighboring countries Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda and Djibouti were in South Sudan earlier in the week to try and diffuse the crisis.
South Sudan, which became independent in 2011 after decades of a brutal war with Sudan, has been plagued by ethnic discord, corruption and conflict with Sudan over oil revenues.
Although the south inherited three-quarters of Sudan's oil production when it declared independence in 2012, its oil exports are pumped through pipelines running north, raising concern a rebel takeover of southern oil fields could invite Sudan into the conflict.
Article by: RODNEY MUHUMUZA , Associated Press
Updated: December 22, 2013 - 2:00 PM
The Virtual Roman Catholic Church is pleased to announce that Cardinal John Peter of The Red Holy Catholic Division of The New Temple Knights has taken the position of Prelature Pope. Please join us in wishing him success.
May this region be blessed with peace and good will, in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord.
I wish him sucksess if he give me a 20 rock rite naow
GOOD FRIDAY PRAYER
O Jesus, Who by reason of Thy burning love for us
hast willed to be crucified
and to shed Thy Most Precious Blood
for the redemption and salvation of our souls,
look down upon us here gathered together
in remembrance of Thy most sorrowful Passion and Death,
fully trusting in Thy mercy;
cleanse us from sin by Thy grace,
sanctify our toil,
give unto us and unto all those who are dear to us our daily bread,
sweeten our sufferings,
bless our families,
and to the nations so sorely afflicted,
grant Thy peace,
which is the only true peace,
so that by obeying Thy commandments
we may come at last to the glory of heaven.
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