South Sudan, Africa’s youngest nation, was “beaten, stripped and left half-dead” by the impact of over fifty years of violent conflict which crippled key economic, social and political structures in the country. In spite of all these challenges, the young nation is hopeful for a just future for all through the creativity and commitment of its people, and the support and solidarity of the rest of the world.
Fr Augostine Ekeno SJ, parish priest of St Teresa in Rumbek, South Sudan, talks about the challenges facing Africa’s youngest nation. It also features two young South Sudanese women, Lydia and Rachael, who have been beneficiaries of Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) South Sudan and who share their experiences, hopes and dreams for their country.
November 10, 2020