'We roamed the jungles of Southern Sudan for days, feeding on wild fruits'

South Sudan Broadcasting Corporation (SSBC) journalist Mading Ngor has had a long journey.

Surviving the Southern Sudanese War in his childhood, Ngor was eight years old when the civil war broke out, forcing him and his mother to seek safety at a refugee camp in Kenya.

Years later, Ngor moved to Canada where he studied journalism.

He joined Joanne Joseph on Afternoon Drive to share his story and more about the politics in his home country.

I was with my mother and siblings and we roamed the jungles of Southern Sudan for days, feeding on wild fruits. I managed to make it to refugee camp in Kenya.

Mading Ngor, Journalist

In 2001, I managed to make it to Canada, became a journalist, primarily because of my story. I wanted the world to know about the vicious attacks that happened, the killings and human rights violations...

Mading Ngor, South Sudanese Journalist

I always wanted to contribute to the future country if it becomes independent so in 2011 there was that opportunity. As a survivor of the war I wanted to be part of that story.

Mading Ngor, South Sudanese Journalist

Canada is a beautiful country, I enjoyed myself, but I knew I had a calling that the country that killed my father and my uncles, I have to return to and be part of its nation building.

Mading Ngor, South Sudanese Journalist

Click on the link below to hear his story and more...


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