In 1987, Bol Gai Deng was a young boy from the Dinka Tribe in Aweil, Sudan. Radical Arab Islamic militia viciously attacked his village, murdered most of the village’s citizens, and abducted more than 700 children. Bol Gai Deng, a former lost boy of South Sudan, was abducted at the age of seven years old and was taken to the western part of Sudan, where he was then sold with other children as child slaves; forced to follow the Islamic religion with Sharia Law. After several years in shackles, Bol was able to escape to Egypt where he found asylum with the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Services. Presidential Candidate, Bol Gai Deng escaped the horrors of radical Islam and slavery, and found grace with his freedom sponsored by a Christian Church in Virginia. Today, Bol Gai Deng is campaigning for the Presidential Candidacy for South Sudan, 2018.
South Sudan, the youngest nation in the world gained independence on July 9th, 2011, with the assistance from the United States government, in particular Evangelical Christian American and the administration of George W. Bush. No one knows the importance of the sovereign state of South Sudan more than myself, from my personal experience. However, many Sudanese were not as fortunate as Bol to escape the horrors of radical Islam and are still enslaved and suffering today in Sudan. When the sovereign state of South Sudan proclaimed its freedom from Sudan in 2011, there was hope among the people that they could have a democracy and freedom from Islamic terrorism at last.
But, South Sudan needed the support of the American government to survive, and the Obama administration did not seem sympathetic. So, in 2013 the country was hit hard by a war between the supporters of President Salva Kiir Mayardit and those of Dr. Riek Machar Teny. At the same time, the economic climate deteriorated day by day. Many people died from starvation, disease, and the war, while the politicians benefited from South Sudan’s resources, including oil reserves. The citizens suffered greatly and are still suffering today. Millions left South Sudan seeking protection from foreign countries; many even went back to Sudan, in spite of human rights violations and Arab racism against Africans.
Learn more about Bol Gai Deng’s presidential candidacy and the Kush Democratic Majority Party here.