SOUTH SUDAN / MANDELA DAY

19-Jul-2019 00:02:05
Two hundred tree saplings, donated by the Food and Agriculture Organization in South Sudan, were planted during a special ceremony in the capital Juba, hosted by the South African Embassy and supported by UNMISS, to mark the Nelson Mandela Day, celebrated on 18 July. UNMISS
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STORY: SOUTH SUDAN / MANDELA DAY
TRT: 2:05
SOURCE: UNMISS
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGES: ENGLISH /NATS

DATELINE: 19 JULY 2019, JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN
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1. Various Shots, planting of saplings
2. SOUNDBITE (English) Joseph Oliver Wani, Student, Juba University:
“Every South Sudanese has experienced in one way or another the impact of the conflict, maybe a family member was killed, maybe a family member was raped or something. All these things - we were all traumatized - but in one way or another, we have to look beyond just that. We have to forget about what happened and move forward to build our nation.”
3. Various shots, Saplings
4. Wide shot, Nelson Mandela Day’s event
5. SOUNDBITE (English) dr. James Wani Igga, Vice-President of South Sudan:
“Let us only stand for peace. We can never progress, comrades, we can never move ahead, not even to stability without peace. Stability is immediately and always followed by development and prosperity. If you undermine stability, you are undermining the prosperity of our country and people.”
6. Various shots, planting of saplings
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Joram Biswaro, Ambassador of the African Union t o South Sudan:
“For me, and the African Union, he was a symbol of unity, not only for South Africa, but rather for Africa and the peace-loving world - a source of inspiration to fight for freedom, justice, equality across the board, a champion of democracy, a leader and not a ruler. A beacon of hope. Above all a man of the people.”
8. Photo op, youngsters holding saplings
9. Various shots, planted saplings
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Two hundred tree saplings, donated by the Food and Agriculture Organization in South Sudan, were planted during a special ceremony in the capital Juba, hosted by the South African Embassy and supported by UNMISS, to mark the Nelson Mandela Day, celebrated on 18 July.

Mandela’s legacy of forgiveness and reconciliation serves as an inspiration to the people of South Sudan as they chart their own path from war to peace.

SOUNDBITE (English) Joseph Oliver Wani, Student, Juba University:
“Every South Sudanese has experienced in one way or another the impact of the conflict, maybe a family member was killed, maybe a family member was raped or something. All these things - we were all traumatized - but in one way or another, we have to look beyond just that. We have to forget about what happened and move forward to build our nation.”

Speaking at the event, South Sudan’s Vice-President urged fellow leaders from all political parties to embrace Nelson Mandela’s legacy as they work together to implement a new peace deal.

SOUNDBITE (English) dr. James Wani Igga, Vice-President of South Sudan:
“Let us only stand for peace. We can never progress, comrades, we can never move ahead, not even to stability without peace. Stability is immediately and always followed by development and prosperity. If you undermine stability, you are undermining the prosperity of our country and people.”

African Union’s Ambassador to South Sudan, Joram Biswaro, remembered the experience of meeting Nelson Mandela, as he was released from prison after 27 years in captivity. He urged South Sudan’s political actors to follow the great man’s example of leading rather than ruling as they build a new transitional government of unity.

SOUNDBITE (English) Joram Biswaro, Ambassador of the African Union t o South Sudan:
“For me, and the African Union, he was a symbol of unity, not only for South Africa, but rather for Africa and the peace-loving world - a source of inspiration to fight for freedom, justice, equality across the board, a champion of democracy, a leader and not a ruler. A beacon of hope. Above all a man of the people.”

Nelson Mandela day, celebrated on every 18 July, Mandela’s birthday, was established in November 2009 by the United Nations and first celebrated in 2010.
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