Mading Ngor
Mading Ngor is an award-winning former host of a popular breakfast show in South Sudan, Wake Up Juba! He’s also Co-founder and Editor of the news site, Mading holds a diploma in Journalism from Grant MacEwan University and a B.A in Professional Communication from Royal Roads University.

Entries by Mading Ngor

South Sudan: Why Peace Eludes Us All

(0) Comments | Posted January 29, 2015 | 2:54 AM

President Salva Kiir (right) and his former Deputy Riek Machar. © The Niles

I have restlessly watched my country drift into chaos in the past one year. On the night of December the 15th, 2013, Juba, the national capital was engulfed...

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South Sudan: What Reconciliation, What Healing? I

(40) Comments | Posted March 11, 2013 | 10:43 PM

There are two ways in which a tethered domesticated bull can untangle itself: either its shepherd unties it or it muscles its way out of a leash. The world's newest nation is a captive bull that everybody agrees must escape bondage but disagrees on the optimal approach.


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South Sudan: From Oppressed to Persecuted Press

(1) Comments | Posted February 1, 2013 | 3:29 AM

Imagine a child, born, eyeless; earless and mouth-less. Imagine if the baby was a country, so precious, so new, and millions of its people died for its birth.

Welcome to South Sudan, a country where freedom fever is frying as an idea at the core of its founding, freedom...

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South Sudan's Runaway Government Needs Urgent Reform

(0) Comments | Posted January 25, 2013 | 5:10 AM

A new spirit has besieged the world's newest country. Its president, Salva Kiir Mayardit , in recent days, has decreed the unimaginable into reality.

He has removed 35 generals and major generals from the army and put them in a 'reserve list' and catapulted less senior officers...

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Will the Sacking of Elected Governor Mark the Unraveling of South Sudanese Constitution?

(2) Comments | Posted January 23, 2013 | 5:35 AM

A removal of an elected governor in a presidential decree has rekindled a long forgotten fight over a contested clause in South Sudan's current interim constitution.

President Salva Kiir dismissed Gov. Chol Tong Mayai of Lakes state on Monday. The move raised the issue of whether the decision smacks of...

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South Sudan and Sudan: An Uncertain Road to Peace

(0) Comments | Posted July 9, 2012 | 7:44 AM

The world's newest nation has lived to see its first birthday! This is a big deal for a country that was written-off at birth by analysts and observers, just a year ago.

South Sudanese's overwhelming vote to secede from Sudan last year was seen as counterproductive in some quarters....

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