Washington DC, 7 May 2022; South Sudanese on Saturday staged a demonstration in front of the White House chanting “go Salva Kiir must go, Riek Machar must go, Juba regime must go. The protesters who donned white T-shirts with map of South Sudan, carrying both American and South Sudan flags asked the American government to stop sponsoring Salva Kiir's regime.
Undeterred by rain, the demonstrators who nearly hail from all of South Sudan's 64 tribes accused President Kiir of being responsible for the 2013 and 2016 wars which led to the killing of more than 400.000. The protesters further accused Kiir of misappropriating the country's resources special selling off the country's main revenue-producing oil to undisclosed oil companies or country till 2027.
The protesters said President Kiir is no longer a legitimate president because he uses his soldiers for killing Nuer people in 2013 and later other tribes in 2016 till to date. They said a legitimate President will not use the country's army to rape young girls and women.
They said only a few elites who are close associates of President Kiir and Riek Machar are the only ones enjoying the country's resources.
A woman representative Ms. Clara who identified herself as a mother and sister said tomorrow the rest of the world will be celebrating mothers' day but mothers in South Sudan have nothing to celebrate because they have been subjected to constant raping by the soldiers of Salva Kiir and Machar.
The protesters didn't spare the leader of the so-called Real SPLA, Mr. Pagan Amun for not coming to the demonstration, they urged all political opposition parties to stand with the people of South Sudan.
" We are here asking the support of the American government and American people for regime change in Juba," said one of the protest organizers.
The news of South Sudan's oil has been sold in advance till 2027 was made in a press conference in Juba this week by the South Sudan Minister of finance.
However, a source with the knowledge within the Ministry of Finance revealed to this publication that perhaps the Chinese government and banks are taking over the operation of the oil fields in the Upper Nile and Unity states for the next 50 years.
The unnamed source revealed to this publication the agreement between the Chinese government, and banks with the Juba regime was reached in 2015, part of the deal is Chinese banks' loans for the extension of Juba airport and the Juba-Northern Bahr El Ghazal Road project, and also Juba-Yambio Road project and part of the loan for the military.
The Chinese have threatened recently to take ownership of the port of Mombasa in neighboring Kenya for 100 years for the money the Kenyan government has borrowed for standard gauge rail which runs from Mombasa to Nairobi. Currently in neighboring Uganda, the Chinese are at the last stage of assuming ownership of Entebbe international airport, they even suggest changing the name of the airport to a Chinese name for the $200 million Kampala borrowed from Chinese bank.
Morbe Juma Paul