Press Release


President United States of America

1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW

Washington , DC 20500

Dear President Donald J. Trump,

Human rights activist, Simon Deng, is pictured after he completed his 300-mile (483 km) walk from the United Nations in New York to the Capitol Building in Washington, April 5, 2006. Deng, who was a child slave in his native Sudan, walked from New York to Washington to highlight "the genocide and modern-day slavery in Sudan." Congress later on Wednesday will be voting on the Darfur Peace and Accountability Act.     REUTERS/Jason Reed
Human rights activist, Simon Deng, is pictured after he completed his 300-mile (483 km) walk from the United Nations in New York to the Capitol Building in Washington, April 5, 2006(Photo: REUTERS/Jason Reed)

Sept 16, 2017(Nyamilepedia) —– South Sudan, the land of my birth, is not only the world’s newest nation, but also the only country in Africa that is currently blocking Islamic extremism from flooding southward to overtake the entire continent.

Without US engagement, there would be no South Sudan today, and without its leadership again, and yours, Mr. President, there may not be a South Sudan in the near future.

I am Simon Deng, former Sudanese slave, human rights activist, and American citizen. I am honored and humbled to contact your Excellency. I humbly ask that you allow me to provide some counsel on the grave situation in the land of my birth, the world’s newest nation, South Sudan. I hope that we will be able to meet in person to discuss the ongoing war and humanitarian disaster.

The people of South Sudan achieved their independence thanks to the George W. Bush administration. President Bush’s personal leadership resulted in millions of people being saved from more slavery, Islamization and Arabization. In the eyes of so many, this is one of the greatest legacies of President Bush and the United States as a whole in Africa. Without US engagement, there would be no South Sudan today. It is America’s baby, plain and simple.

But the country that the United States birthed is now collapsing before our very eyes — and the US under President Barack Obama has allowed it to happen. Four million South Sudanese people are now refugees, with hundreds of thousands trapped in United Nations camps. Their lives have been profoundly disrupted. They have been abandoned by the international community, and they move through their days without any hope for a better life for their children. Even worse, they live in fear that their neighbors, fellow countrymen, may be stalking them day and night based solely on their tribal affiliation. I hate that I need to report it, but my newly formed native country is spiraling downward toward full-blown declared genocide and famine.  

Despite the peace agreement signed in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, with the assistance of the international community (including the U.S.), the government of South Sudan under the leadership of President Salva Kiir Mayardit refuses to allow peace to flourish. As he struggles to cling to power, his allies and supporters are tearing the country apart. This cynical man — empowered only by the tragic death of the great South Sudanese hero, Dr.

John Garang — actually said that the peace agreement he signed was “not made to be implemented.

“Mr. President, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) has failed completely to bring peace to the people of Southern Sudan. The only hope that Southern Sudanese have now is your leadership as a man of moral conscience when it comes to the suffering of innocent children.

On behalf of all of the South Sudanese community in the United States, we beseech you as our new leader. We humbly request a meeting with you or with your staff in which we can discuss the situation in South Sudan, and hopefully discover some ways forward toward an end to the country’s crisis. We are desperate and we need your help.

I look forward to this opportunity, and stand ready and willing to visit you or your staff, at your earliest convenience. Thank you for your consideration.


Most Sincerely,

Simon Deng ,Human Rights Activists

2011 UN Watch Freedom Award Winner

1235 Grand Concourse #609 Bronx, NY 104502

(917) 698-5440 :sdengkak@yahoo.com

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