While reading through some South Sudan headlines this morning, I found an interesting juxtaposition in two stories:
For those who cant read itty bitty writing slash don’t want to click the picture to enlarge, the first story says:
INTERIOR MINISTER COMMENDS SOUTH SUDAN SECURITY SITUATION
Which is followed by the brief blurb:
The national interior minister described today the security situation in South Sudan as calm with a handful of small scale criminal activities among pastoralist communities.
Yet, oddly enough, the story posted precisely two minutes prior to that headlines as:
CRIMINALITY SHOOTS UP
The national interior minister admitted today that crime rate in Juba and other major cities is appalling and blamed foreigners for it.
Uh… One of these things is not like the other?
So apparently, according to the government, there are only a few criminals in South Sudan, among pastoralist communities. But somehow the criminality in some seemingly very un-pastroral communities (say, per chancec, Juba and other major cities) is “appalling.”
Well, that’s good to know.