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My Tribe Is South Sudan and I Choose Peace

Written by Ndesanjo Macha On 21 December 2013 @ 11:44 am | 1 Comment

In Citizen Media, English, Politics, South Sudan, Sub-Saharan Africa, War & Conflict, Weblog

Following the crisis [1] that has engulfed the world's newest nation, South Sudan, since December 16, 2013, South Sudanese and friends of the South Sudanese people have created the hashtags #MyTribeIsSouthSudan [2] and #iChoosePeace [3] to call for peace and unity in the country.

South Sudan became independent on July 9, 2011 after a referendum that was held on possible independence from Sudan was approved.

A South Sudanese girl at independence festivities [4]

A South Sudanese girl at independence festivities
Public domain image – original by Jonathan Morgenstein/USAID on flickr

Below are some of Twitter messages in support of peace and national unity:

South Sudan's Vice-President Riek Machar is seated in his office, June 30, 2012 [16]

South Sudan's former Vice-President Riek Machar is accused of plotting to overthrow the government.
Public domain image – Voice of America


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URLs in this post:

[1] the crisis: http://globalvoicesonline.org/2013/12/20/crisis-southsudan-coup-ethniconflct/

[2] #MyTribeIsSouthSudan: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23MyTribeIsSouthSudan&src=hash

[3] #iChoosePeace: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23iChoosePeace&src=hash

[4] Image: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:A_South_Sudanese_girl_at_independence_festivities_%285926735716%29.jpg

[5] #SouthSudan: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23SouthSudan&src=hash

[6] December 20, 2013: https://twitter.com/Evalopa/statuses/414071285258272769

[7] #africa: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23africa&src=hash

[8] #MTISS: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23MTISS&src=hash

[9] December 20, 2013: https://twitter.com/Gracetandeamara/statuses/414020211054891008

[10] @zelalemkibret: https://twitter.com/zelalemkibret

[11] @TameZKafir: https://twitter.com/TameZKafir

[12] December 20, 2013: https://twitter.com/Evalopa/statuses/414045605279719424

[13] #Ichoosepeace: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Ichoosepeace&src=hash

[14] December 20, 2013: https://twitter.com/AguilB/statuses/414058439623860224

[15] December 20, 2013: https://twitter.com/theoScouse/statuses/414059850386386944

[16] Image: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Riek_Machar_VOA_photo.jpg

[17] pic.twitter.com/RLJBB3KihN: http://t.co/RLJBB3KihN

[18] December 20, 2013: https://twitter.com/Evalopa/statuses/414025081686220800

[19] December 20, 2013: https://twitter.com/missalier/statuses/414030982178549760

[20] http://t.co/JN4mvOVaRc: http://t.co/JN4mvOVaRc

[21] December 20, 2013: https://twitter.com/AmanieIllfated/statuses/414106646902624256

[22] #ichoosePeace: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23ichoosePeace&src=hash

[23] December 20, 2013: https://twitter.com/MHamror/statuses/414025987391619073

[24] #Juba: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Juba&src=hash

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