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20-year old wins Miss South Sudan beauty contest


By Julius N. Uma

December 05, 2010 (JUBA) - Glitz, glamour and beauty characterized Saturday’s Miss South Sudan’s final show, where 20-year-old Rachel Angeth emerged winner of the event, popularly known as Miss Malaika.

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Ruth Peter first runner-up (left) Rachael Angeth center winner of Miss Malaika New Sudan 2010 and Zundia Ezra the second runner up pose for a photo after being crowned at Nyakuron Cultural Centre Juba, South Sudan. Dec. 4, 2010 (ST)

Angeth, a contestant from Lakes State beat 15 contestants who had qualified for the finals, while Ruth Peter (Unity State) and Zundia Ezra (Western Equatoria) were first and second runner-ups respectively.

The crowd was enormous, the stage well-lit and performances from the night’s master of ceremonies and traditional dancers kept the audience engaged for most of the six-hour occasion.

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Rachel Angeth winner of Miss Malaika New Sudan 2010 competition after being crowned at Nyakuron Cultural Centre Juba. Dec. 4, 2010 (ST)

Angeth, according to the seven panels of judges was the most “committed, creative and hard working” contestant. The judges also looked for originality, confidence and intelligence among the contestants.

Rebecca Nyadeng Garang requested for a moment of silence in memory of her husband John Garang de Mabior the former President of Southern Sudan and First Vice President of Sudan. Garang led southern rebels the SPLM in a two decade conflict with the northern government over identity, resources (oil, water) and economic and political marginalization.

In January the south will hold an independence referendum as part of the peace deal Garang negotiated and signed in 2005 with the Khartoum government.

Rebecca Garang, who is the adviser on gender to John Garang’s successor as Southern President Salva Kiir Mayardit, encouraged the models by telling them there was no loser at the end of the day.

"Whether you take the crown home or not, you all need to know that you are all winners just by the fact that you have represented our country," Rebecca Garang said.


The event was host to a variety of performances from local artists including PNC, Dinka Boy, Unique Arafat, Coozos Clan, Southern Voice, the Mundari and Maale traditional dancers.

Award-winning Congolese musician, Kanda Bongoman, was arguably the nights star performer, despite a 30-minute power cut that threatened to derail the whole event.

The king of “kwasa kwasa” as he is popularly known, took to the stage at about 11:40 pm performing favorites such as ’Muchana’ and ’Elizabeth’, as people crowded around the stage to dance and take photos.

The annual event, based on the theme, “The beauty of African origin” was organized by Southern Sudan Artist Association (SSAA).

The winner received a Progress Toyota car and the top five contestants each won a laptop, courtesy of UAP Insurance Sudan, one of the event sponsors. The sponsors were others were Rhino Stars, Arech Motors and Eyat Construction Company.


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  • 6 December 2010 04:35, by Thongjang Thongjang

    Very wonderful seeing our sisters enjoying freedom that delivered by blood of fallen hero for Their young one like 20 yrs old girl....! RabbiThongjang Thongjang .

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    • 6 December 2010 05:15, by Mercy Madit

      Congratulation Rachael Angeth for winning the southsudan miss malaika.
      As your one of your fans I knew you would do it.
      Iam proud of you sister! Hey did I read that you are going to be awarded a Toyota car?

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      • 6 December 2010 11:53, by Kumbo

        Dear Mercy Madit

        Congratulation to Rachael but the prob is that she is queen of beauty of Dinka they should not mention MISS South Sudan she is MISS (Dinka) - South Sudan

        Dear Readers

        Please if you look closely does this little girl look like Miss South Sudan there are allot of ladies whom where more beautiful than her, but since the Government of South Sudan is dominated by Dinka and Nuer then they have to give her that title but actualy it is not her title she is not the winner

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        • 6 December 2010 16:57, by Thongjang Thongjang

          You are wrong!

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        • 7 December 2010 00:36, by Dr.Lologo

          I was thinking this girl is from the other tribe than

          Dinka. Anyway that is a good move if Dinka started changing

          their names like other southerners. Laterly on they will

          behave like the rest of world let us pray for that

          wonderful change that Dinka copy from the greater Equatoria

          and Uganda which become another Euro to Dinka.


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          • 8 December 2010 20:09, by Kijana Bol Detion-Alier-Abiu

            Stupid Dr. Lologo, with out Dinkas will you know where lologo is?

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    • 6 December 2010 06:45, by mayom maboung marek

      congratulation girls, you see southern sudan is a garden of Eden [meaning place of beaty, happiness and land of honey and milk] we have Alek Wek at world Stage.The selection of miss south Sudan is a symbol of community solidarity and nation-building efforts,Girls learn public speaking have self confidence and showcase their model and talent abilities.

      My message is to include boys next year, so that girls can sit and choose smart boys.

      mayom mabuong marek

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      • 6 December 2010 16:50, by Thongjang Thongjang

        You are dead wrong brother. If she was an Arabs girl would you be questioning her? Please we are all southerners... Don’t bring triblism sir !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. Rabbi Thongjang Thongjang.

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  • 6 December 2010 09:08, by Omoni Atari

    congrats to all of you girls.
    keep it up.

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  • 6 December 2010 09:59, by Kijana Bol Detion-Alier-Abiu

    A Perfect Moment for "beauties" in Southern Sudan

    Beautiful eyes open across a pillow top,
    It seems for this moment time will stop,
    The earth slows and sounds wane,
    A frozen moment without stain.

    Your body close to everybody’s heart,
    Our hearts beat in time,
    With a smile of simple pleasure,
    This moment should last forever.

    Some say perfection is unattainable
    For most things that’s explainable,
    But in your arms and with your heart’s affection
    we have found a brief moment of perfection for this beautyfulness.



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