No, no, no…. A week ago my life was this:
And this week it’s this:
I don’t really know what I’m allowed to post about, and what’s confidential information and not, but things are not looking great here. For me, life is basically normal here in Juba (despite the rumored Antonov above, which SAF denies, but the SPLA is claiming).
But overall… Neither side is backing down, South Sudan refuses to pull out from Heglig and is repelling attacks, South Sudanese protested against the UN, Warrap State is mobilizing its youth (sigh), and it looks like along with increased bombing of Unity State and some Upper Nile conflicts, the north may be targeting bridges in the northern states of South Sudan (although if they manage to hit anything it’s probably an accident).
C’mon people… sing it with me now:
WAR! GOOD GOD Y’ALL.
What is it good for?
And for some solid and snark, the aid world reaction to being in the shit, courtesy of Cynan (probably one of the funniest things I’ve read lately).