Entries by Hamish Wilson

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South Sudan Blog 4: Roads

It is difficult to grasp just how much we in the developed world take our roads for granted. Growing up in rural Australia, endless stretches of blacktop shimmering in the heat haze were an unquestioned necessity. This is not the case in South Sudan. Roughly the size of France, it has a total of around […]

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South Sudan Blog 2 – Reality Check

‘Don’t be fooled by Juba, Hamish. The real South Sudan lies outside… you’ll see.’ In my first week, virtually everyone I met offered me this advice, and it sparked my interest in life beyond the capital. Just days later I was in the north of the country, enduring a bone-jarring journey on the recently refurbished […]

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South Sudan Blog 1: ‘Welcome to our new country!’

I stepped from the aeroplane into a thick haze of humidity. Its warmth enveloped me in greeting, rich with the scent of the wet season. Heavy, grey clouds lounged low in the sky, soon to deluge the city of Juba with its daily downpour. ‘Welcome to our new country!’ beamed the customs officer, reaching over […]

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Interview with Liberal Seburikoko

What led you to become a part of Wasafiri?Four reasons led me to joining Wasafiri: firstly, I had a passion and I found people with a kindred spirit who shared the same passion. The passion was about generating action to help people living in poverty to get dignified lifestyles.