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In memorium: William Vito Akuar

February 26 - 2010 HILVERSUM

Radio Dabanga was saddened to hear of the passing of our colleague, friend and brother William in the morning of 25 February.

William Vito Akuar volunteered for Radio Dabanga central desk for a year, he was a kind and compassionate person. He provided great contributions to the radio with professionalism, diligence, impartiality and dedication. In Sudan he had served as Press Secretary for the Vice President George Kongor Arop and later as Minister of Transportation and Information in Bahr el-Ghazal state.  In recent months he travelled to South Sudan to follow his dream: he was dedicated to helping rebuild his country and train young journalists.

Radio Dabanga phoned William two weeks ago and he updated the Radio with his activities and the trainings he had executed in South Sudan. He also told that he would return to the Netherlands on Monday, 20 February. He couldn’t make it because he felt ill. His soul sought to be rested in his beloved beautiful city Wau in South Sudan. Our thoughts and prayers are for his wife Christina Poni Daniel Jumi and her family in this difficult time. We will miss you William.


  1.   Joas en Esther
    28 February 2010 @ 10:12 PM 

    May the peace of God be with you. May the Lord confort you Christina and family. We pray for you. Joas en Esther Coevorden, The Netherlands

  2.   Gijs-Peter Kuijpers
    2 March 2010 @ 1:14 PM 

    “He is the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. He is the God of the living, not of the dead” (Matthew 23). … and He is the God of William! Missing him dearly,our brother. But will be seeing him again in heaven. :) Our sincere condoleances to Christina. Greetings on behalf of our churchfamily De Fontein in Coevorden, Gijs-Peter en Coby Kuijpers

  3.   Michael Summers
    8 March 2010 @ 6:57 PM 

    I will always remember William as a man of honour and a great patriot. My thoughts and prayers go out to Christina. I will miss you dear friend. Michael Summers, Emmen

  4.   Kim Thuy
    11 March 2010 @ 6:20 PM 

    William will always be in our hearts and memories.
    Our deepest sympathy to Christina and your family.
    Kim Thuy & Gracia, Emmen

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