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Sudanese in Diaspora Protest Creation of New States Without Citizens’ Consultation

After years of preparation, patient Uganda’s top rated entrepreneur and author Andrew Rugasira has unleashed a new brand of chocolate on the local market.

Rugasira, the brain behind the globally prized coffee brand The Good African Coffee announced yesterday that the new Chocolate brand will be hitting the shelves sometime this week.

“Good African Chocolate is here! The journey to add value to our finest Ugandan cocoa has begun, ” he announced on Monday evening.

“Good African Chocolate journey started nine years ago! No one should ever tell you that your dreams cannot come true.”

According to Rugasira, the new Chocolate brand which comes in three flavors, will be in different stores starting January 10th, although it is already available GACafe Lugogo effective today Tuesday.

The tycoon said the Good African Chocolate would be a big leap in living the gospel of adding value to Ugandan agricultural products, in this case the locally produced cocoa.

Uganda is said to have about 20,000 hectares (50,000 acres) of land under cocoa cultivation, mostly in the country’s west and centre, but its fortunes in the industry have fluctuated over time as the government has focused more on coffee.

The new brand will be the second on the local market, the first being the “Uganda” Chocolate produced by Pink Food Industries though on a smaller scale.


In Uganda, chocolate is a luxury product bought by people in the medium and upper income bracket.

The chocolate on the shelves of Kampala’s major supermarkets is usually from Switzerland, Belgium, Brazil, Malaysia and Turkey. A 100g bar normally sells for about 20,000 shillings.

With his coffee brand already making wonders on the global scene, — it is now available in more than 700 UK supermarkets and 500 stores in Africa, and online in the United States — the Good African Chocolate brand is expected to be another big thing for the famous entrepreneur.

The Alliance for South Sudanese in Diaspora (ASSD) has protested the illegal imposition of establishment of 28 states in South Sudan without citizens’ consultation.

According to a statement from ASSD Information and Public Affairs, information pills the alliance believes that such a move is a direct violation and derailment of the signed peace agreement, viagra dosage whereby only 10 states were the basis of shared governance between the two warring parties and we believe that this is done to reinforce the tribal solidarity agenda.

“Given the latest development from Juba led government in appointing 28 state governors, page it is obvious, President Kiir does not care about the lives of innocent South Sudanese and ASSD believes that the priority for South Sudan and its suffering citizens is peace and stability and followed by decentralization of powers in promotion of developmental initiatives at local levels,” the statement reads in part.

ASSD believes that having a big government is not the answer at this point given all credible data of human suffering across South Sudan with millions relying heavily on the mercy of humanitarian agencies and good will of faith-based organizations.

In the communiqué, ASSD called on IGAD countries, United Nations, Troika countries (USA, UK and Norway), China, Australia, Canada and Russia to intervene in safeguarding humanity as President Kiir has failed to protect and serve the interest of all citizens.

ASSD squarely blames the current mess in South Sudan on the Jieng Council of Elders (JCEDinka) and rogue, semi-retired commanders who helped recruit the tribal militias who were responsible for the onslaught of the innocent South Sudanese in Juba and beyond.

The Sudanese in Diaspora have in this regard urged all caring and concerned citizens of South Sudan in the United States to call out President Kiir and JCE to protest and show their discontentment with Kiir-led government in Juba.

They have called on the world to urge President Kiir to implement the signed peace agreement and reverse the recent decree that was passed without citizens’ consultation and input.

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