Nyakuron Cultural Centre

The Nyakuron Cultural Centre (or NCC) is a government owned and controlled corporation established to preserve, develop and promote cinema and culture in South Sudan.[1][2]

Nyakuron Cultural Centre
TypeGovernment-owned corporation
FoundedSeptember 1976 (1976-09)
Headquarters,
ProductsPublications in print and multimedia
Servicescultural events, sports events, wedding functions
OwnerGovernment of South Sudan
Websitejubainthemaking.com/nyakuron-cultural-centre/

HistoryEdit

Nyakuron Centre was built after the 1972 Addis Ababa Agreement, which ended the First Sudanese Civil War. The center was officially opened in 1976 under the government lead by Abel Alier.[3][4]

The vast complex comprised with large gardens, an outdoor stage, an auditorium, a night club and a casino. Most of the local and international cultural festivals are held in the center, which includes; Hagana Peace Festival, The Juba Film Festival, the Kilkilu Ana Comedy show, international kickboxing competitions and art exhibitions. Besides, it is also rented out for private events such as weddings.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Nyakuron Cultural Center". Afro Tourism. Retrieved 21 October 2020.
  2. ^ "Nyakuron Cultural Centre". petitfute. Retrieved 21 October 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Nyakuron Cultural Centre". Juba in the Making. Retrieved 21 October 2020.
  4. ^ "South Sudan: To Whom Does the Nyakuron Cultural Centre Indeed Belong?". allafrica. Retrieved 21 October 2020.

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