WEDNESDAY, 19 SEPTEMBER 2012 - BY GRACE KERONGO - The Star
Tomorrow, Emmanuel Jal will be hosting a business gala dinner at Juba's Independence Hall. The Vice President of South Sudan, Dr Riek Machar will be in attendance as well as US rapper Darryl "DMC" McDaniels popularly of Run DMC duo. The anticipated affair will act as an ideal platform to connect the Government of South Sudan (GOSS), the private sector, UN agencies, NGOs and the diplomatic corps, with a focus on South Sudan's responsible investment for long-term development and self-sustainability.
Voice Of America - Heather Maxwell
Last Friday I had a phone conversation with Emmanuel Jal in Juba, South Sudan. Mr. Jal is a rising world music star, activist, and former child soldier whose personal story is as compelling as is his music. This Thursday and Friday, September 20-21, Jal and his entourage of American hip hop and rap artists will be performing in Juba at Independence (Freedom) Hall for International Peace Day.
September 15th, 2012 - TCIFF (Toronto Cornerstone International Film Fest) - Published by Admin
Pushing Forward With Jal’s ‘We Want Peace 2012’ Awareness Campaign, ROLLING STONE Exclusive World Premiere of the first single and video “We Want Peace – Reloaded” featuring Alicia Keys, George Clooney, Daryl ‘DMC’ McDaniels, Ringo Starr, and more.
We Want Peace RELOADED.
Aside from those "notable friends" featured previously on the global campaign's anthem (like Alicia Keys, George Clooney, Richard Branson and just a few actual presidents), this remix welcomes the vocals of a hip hop legend, otherwise known as DMC....yes, of Run DMC.
South Sudanese peace activist and rapper Emmanuel Jal was robbed and beaten last Saturday by police in Juba, South Sudan, in what’s being called a completely unprovoked attack according to members of his camp. In Jal’s honor, this week’s #JOTW is his inspiring, thought provoking, emotion driven—but more importantly lyrically truthful anthem We Want Peace featuring Alicia Keys, George Clooney and Peter Gabriel.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - The Washington Times
By Ashish Kumar Sen
An internationally acclaimed South Sudanese hip-hop artist and peace activist says he was beaten and robbed by police while visiting his homeland to promote peace.
Amnesty International concerned for Emmanuel Jal's well-being in South Sudan after shock reports
Written by Cheyenne Bunsie
11/09/2012 05:16 PM - The Voice
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL, a global movement group who campaign against human rights abuses, have expressed serious concern at news that international hip-hop artist and human rights campaigner Emmanuel Jal was beaten by police in South Sudan.
September 10, 2012 - Amnesty International USA
Contact: Suzanne Trimel, email@example.com, 212-633-4150, @strimel
(New York) – Amnesty International USA Executive Director Suzanne Nossel made the following comments today in response to reports that the international hip hop artist and human rights advocate Emmanuel Jal had been seriously beaten by police in South Sudan:
NAIROBI, Kenya -- South Sudanese hip-hop artist Emmanuel Jal, a global peace activist who’s the subject of the book and movie "War Child," said Monday that he was brutally beaten and knocked unconscious over the weekend by police in South Sudan’s capital, Juba, as he was planning a peace concert.