NEW IDEAS: THE EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY HISTORY

Tanzania's President John Magufuli (centre) and his Ugandan counterpart Yoweri Museveni (right) and Kenya Deputy President William Ruto during an East African community meeting on September 8, 2016 in Dar es Salaam (Photo: DPPS)

By Amb. Dhano Obongo, Nov 04, 2017(Nyamilepedia) — The East African Community, (EAC) is an intergovernmental union composed by six nations of the African Great Lakes Region. These eastern countries are Uganda, Tanzania, South Sudan, Rwanda, Kenya& Burundi. The current Chairperson of the EAC is H.E Mr. John Magufuli , President  of Tanzania. The EAC was founded in July 7, 1967. […]

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NEW IDEAS: INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

  By Amb. Dhano Obongo, July 04, 2017(Nyamilepedia) ——– Historically an International Women’s Day has been has been commemorated on March 8 annually to observe the movement promoting women’s rights.  The initial Women’s Day ceremony occurred February 28, 1909 in New York, USA, under the sponsorship of the Socialist Party of America.       On March 8, 1917, in Petrograd, the former […]

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ARABIC LANGUAGE USAGE

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir says "Inu I am South Sudan" in Arabic in this cartoon by Sudanese cartoonist Khalid Albaih(Photo credits: Khalid A.)

By Amb. Dhano Obongo March 20, 2017(Nyamilepedia) —— Our beloved republic uses colloquial Arabic here in Juba and it is widely understood throughout the nation.  Arab Muslims believe the Holy Koran can only be properly understood in its original language, classical Arabic.  We do not need classical Arabic to conduct affairs of state.  English is the official language of our […]

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NEW IDEAS ISRAELI POLITICS

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  By Amb. Dhano Obongo, Feb 02, 2017(Nyamilepedia) ——- In the beginning God created heaven and earth. Then He made people and things became complicated.  At a crossroads of Eurasian and African peoples on the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea, God placed what was called a promised land inhabited by the descendents of a man called Abraham.  Their forms […]

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HISTORICAL BACKGROUND OF THE INTERGOVERNMENTAL AUTHORITY ON DEVELOPMENT (IGAD)

IGAD-Plus submit in Addis Ababa on the resolution of South Sudan's recent conflict(Photo: file)

NEW IDEAS By Amb. Dhano Obongo, Nov 28, 2016(Nyamilepedia) —— Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), in Eastern Africa Community was formed in1996 succeed the Intergovernmental Authority on Drought and Development (IGADD) which was formed as far back as 1986. The objective for the formation of IGADD goes back to 1974 and 1984 when droughts, manmade and natural disasters hit the […]

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NEW IDEAS, MY PERSAL APPEAL

SPLM Reunification agreement in 2002, a recipe to 2013 conflict(photo: file)

By Ambassador Dhano Obongo Nov 5, 2016(Nyamilepedia) ——- I may not claim I know Dr. Riek Machar well but I have met him several times in various social and political occasions. I am writing now to express my concerns as a citizen of South Sudan and not in my capacity as a civil servant. I write as an individual concerned with the political […]

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