Tired of war, South Sudanese girl spin to art to pull for peace


JUBA (Reuters) – South Sudanese activists are regulating music, poetry, theater, comedy, dance and conform to evangelise toleration in a world’s youngest republic that has been divided by years of polite war.

South Sudan won autonomy from Sudan in 2011 though descended into fight in 2013 after President Salva Kiir dismissed his emissary Riek Machar, unleashing a dispute that has spawned armed factions mostly along racial lines.

Supporters on both sides, many of whom reside outward of a nation due to a conflict, have taken a hostilities to a Internet, regulating Facebook and Twitter to take any other on with posts that are infrequently deemed hatred speech.

Enter Ana Taban, that means “I’m tired” in Arabic, a organisation of immature musicians, conform designers and poets who are regulating art and enlightenment to direct assent in their homeland.

“I wish for improved serviced institutions, improved opportunities for youth, a nation where we don’t need to be from a specific tribe,” pronounced Ayak Chol Deng, 31, an epidemiologist, oral word producer and romantic who co-founded a organisation about a year ago.

The organisation binds unchanging alfresco performances around a collateral Juba and in other towns to call for assent and to teach their associate adults on a need for a non-violent fortitude of a dispute that has cost thousands of lives.

Meen Mabior Meen, 30, a swat musician and first member of Ana Taban, pronounced it is a height for a girl to tackle issues that can change a country. He spoke during his home in Juba, sitting subsequent to a crib of his new-born child.

Such absolute aspirations are also attracting people outward of a nation to a group, during #Anataban, in sequence to play their purpose in enlivening peace.

They embody Abul Oyay, 30, a university tyro in adjacent Kenya.

Ana Taban’s members do not extent themselves to melodramatic performances. Bright murals with messages job for peace, combined by a members, can be seen on walls around Juba.

“We are focused on bringing a nation together, bringing people together. We are neutral, we are non-partisan,” pronounced Jacob Bul Bior, 28, a radio and museum actor.

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Writing by Duncan Miriri; Editing by Janet Lawrence


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