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Don't Mourn For Corruption Convicts

By Deng Kiir Akok

The South Sudan's High Court has on Monday June 13, 2016 sentenced at least 16 former office of the President officials,  including senior presidential aides, to life in prison for stealing over $14 million and 30 million South Sudanese pounds.

Last year, His Excellency the President of republic, Gen. Salva Kiir Mayardit issued an administrative order suspending his top aides, accusing them of corruption, including forging his signature. They also committed other irregularities in this office living many South Sudanese with opened mouths.

The accused and now convicted include chief administrator, Mayen Wol Jong, executive director, Yel Luol Koor, controller of account, Nhomuot Agoth Cithiik, Mr. John Agou Wuoi, a national security officer seconded to the office of the President, central bank employees and four Kenyans.

Now what would Monday Court's decision means to convicts' villages-based families and friends? What would we tell them if they called us o…

Why Do Our Women Want To Lighten Their Skin?

By Deng Kiir Akok

Is it a matter of playing around with one’s own money? Let me admit. That hard to find money is used to buy chemicals in search of white beauty. What you can see in her is dark elbow, dark finger joints, dark knee caps and dark toe joints that resisted the process for a designated skin colour or white complexion. She would not be black, white or brown but yellow-brown or she is there or in mother tongue agai-koc meaning surprising people is a suitable word for her new attained colour.

Skin bleaching phenomenon is not new to South Sudanese women to practice it but has its deep root in time of civil wars.

Skin lightening, or skin bleaching, is a cosmetic procedure that aims to lighten dark areas of skin or achieve a generally paler skin tone (NHS Choices).

Skin bleaching becomes an all out practice for South Sudanese women before after South Sudan gained her independence from Sudan on 9th July 2011. This could be probably prompted by their unfitted to the Arab communi…