I got into the car this morning just as the radio station was sending out birthday wishes and a special birthday song for all people born today.
I’ve never heard any radio stations in South Sudan do this (or more likely I’ve never paid attention to it), but I felt it quite fitting as today is the anniversary of my birth.
Upon arriving to work, my officemate and I had the following conversation:
Me: M***, today is my birthday.
M***: Oh! You are turning twenty-something?
Me: Ermmm… Yes. Exactly. I am turning twenty-something.
M***: (laughs) Oh, that is the best age to be.
He’s a doctor so it must be true. Here’s to another birthday in South Sudan, and another year of being the best age to be.
Because it’s just so easy to blame others.
OIC head blames Mali’s unrest on South Sudan’s secession
Obviously that’s the only reason.
For everyone who has been following the kerfuffle of the Lakes State governorship drama (the world is watching with baited breath, I know), may be amused by this quote from the new “military caretaker governor“:
“He also warned members of Lakes state’s legislative assembly to stop debating politics in parliament, saying he will shut down parliament if political topics continue.”
YEAH! Take that! Stick it to ‘em! Why would one ever want to debate politics in… you know… politics?
Mornings on the Nile. Pretty terrible.
Today’s daily UN sitrep ended with this warning about unexploded ordinances – bolded and on its very own line:
UXOs are not souvenirs!
Because apparently that is not evident to everyone. Somehow.