"Harambee" is a Kiswahili term that means "all pull together." When Kathleen Harrison gave her non-profit organization the name Project Harambee, she was hoping to pull a lot together in many little ways.
Expectations were high one year ago when South Sudan gained independence. Many are optimistic about the direction of the country, but many also believe the fledgling country has failed to live up to expectations.
South Sudan gained independence in a referendum last July. But now, with 400,000 people displaced and starving, unresolved issues could lead to a third Sudanese civil war. Worldview talks with Douglas H.
There were high expectations and a sense of euphoria when South Sudan gained independence from the North last July. It was a battle hard won after years of fighting. But in recent months the challenges have added up.
South Sudan became the world’s newest nation last Saturday. It’s taken nearly 50 years. Some two million people died in the struggle that led to Saturday’s festivities. Chicagoan Kenneth Elisapana joined in the celebration from Chicago.