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Peter Mayen faces impeachement after Dembesh Hotel incident

People Liberal Party (PLP) executive members have summoned its flag bearer Peter Mayen Majongdit to be questioned over the incident that happened at Dembesh Hotel few weeks ago. The members accused Mayen of breaching the party’s ethics and intergrity. “Mayen has breached the PLP party constitution and might face impeachment should the Party members agreed, […]

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Formation of the Transitional Government of National Unity is incautious

An Open Letter to the President of South Sudan H. E. Salva Kiir Mayardit State House (J1) Juba, South Sudan. APR/20/2019, SSN; Dear Mr President, Your invitation to the opposition political parties to congregate in Juba in order to form the Transitional Government of National Unity (TGNU) on 12 May 2019, in accordance with the […]

“I trembled”, Kiir’s spiritual retreat experience in Rome

President Salva Kiir says he was shocked, deeply touched, and even trembled when His Holiness Pop Francis knelt down and kissed his feet. He described his experience of the spiritual retreat in Rome as a historical event that showed how whole world cares about South Sudan. “Off course I trembled,” he said. “Not only did […]

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Kiir makes second invite to Dr Machar

President Salva Kiir has reiterated his call on Dr Riek Machar, and this time to other opposition leaders still outside the country to return for formation of an interim government in May. According to the September peace deal signed in Ethiopia’s Capital, Addis Ababa, the parties shall form a reconstituted transitional government of national unity […]

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Govt, IO forces ‘blocking’ Morobo-Yei road, says MP

An MP representing Morobo county at the national legislative assembly has called on government and opposition forces to remove road blocks along the way to allow free movement of people. Honorable, Janet Ayaa Alex told Eye Radio that people who are returning to their homes from the refugee camps are finding it difficult due to […]

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Riek Machar gives new demands for his return to Juba

South Sudan opposition leader Riek Machar is not ready to return to Juba and wants to postpone the formation of a unity government until security issues are resolved, an official from his party said on Wednesday. Machar “will not come to Juba without security arrangements”, SPLM-IO official said. Machar was meant to return to South […]

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Jonglei forces chiefs to collect head tax

Traditional chiefs in Jonglei say they are being forced by the local government to implement a local order that requires them to collect head tax on every native, including those living outside the state. In March last year, the state legislature passed the Social Services Tax Act, where an individual is tasked to pay 300 […]

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NPTC member kicked out of hotel for ‘hosting female’ in his room

A senior peace delegate has been kicked out from his hotel room in Juba for causing a disturbance in the posh hotel earlier this week. On Monday, security personnel stormed Dembesh Hotel to round up Peter Mayen. Mayen, the member of the pre-transitional committee, is accused of hosting a married woman in his hotel room. […]

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Dr Riek Machar returns to Khartoum

The Chairman of the SPLM-IO has returned to Khartoum from Italy, where he was stranded for days after the toppling of Omar al-Bashir. Dr. Riek Machar left Khartoum for the Vatican a day before long time ruler was ousted. He went there to take part in the spiritual retreat hosted by Pope Francis at his […]

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Bashir moved to Khartoum’s Kobar prison: family sources

 Sudan’s deposed president Omar al-Bashir was moved to Kobar prison in the capital Khartoum late on Tuesday, two family sources said. Bashir is being held under tight security in solitary confinement, a source at the prison said. Since his removal by the military last Thursday, Bashir had been detained under heavy guard in the presidential […]

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3000 opposition & SSPDF troops receiving training in Yei River

The deputy chief of defense says the army is training 3,000 soldiers in line with the new peace agreement. The revitalized peace agreement calls for security reforms. Previous reports indicate that most soldiers are untrained, illiterate, loyal to individual generals, and controlled by political leaders. Besides, the army is often accused of committing human rights […]

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Renovation of Upper Nile University underway

The war-ravaged Upper Nile University will be renovated by the UNDP soon. This is according to the minister of higher education, Yien Oral. The public university was not spared when the conflict escalated to Malakal in 2014, with valuables looted and buildings destroyed. As a result, the school was temporarily transferred to Juba, where it […]

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Three killed in violent conflicts in Bahr el Ghazal region

Three people have been allegedly killed and more than 10 others injured in a series of cattle-related attack in the Bahr el Ghazal region. The two separate incidents took place in Eastern Lakes and Twic states. In Tonj, fighting over grazing land and water point between the herders of Ajak Kuach and cattle keepers from […]

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Tonj govt denies ordering commissioners to give president heifers

The government of Tonj has denied ordering the state commissioners to contribute heifers as donation to the president. In a gubernatorial order dated March 21, and seen by Eye Radio, Governor Mathew Mathiang says each of the 18 commissioners must contribute three white heifers. He wrote, saying these animals would be a gift to President […]

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Alijoma loses mother

Award-winning musician, Alier John Magot Ghor popularly known as Alijoma and his entire family are mourning the passing on of their loved one. Alijoma took to social to announce the passing away of his mother . “Sweet smile on your face as you sleep the pain away,Resting in God’s arms now, although in the ground […]

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IGAD’s conflicted and partial mediation in South Sudan

BY: ELHAG Paul, South Sudanese, APR/14/2019, SSN; At last the Eastern African regional organisation known as the Intergovernmental Authority on Development abbreviated (IGAD) and tasked with mediating peace in South Sudan has come out clear as partial and therefore a part of the conflict in South Sudan on the side of the regime in Juba. […]

Kiir, Machar, and the Question of Religious Diplomacy

By: Duop Chak Wuol, Editor-in-Chief, South Sudan News Agency, APR/13/2019, SSN; On April 11, 2019, Pope Francis did what I viewed as a rather astonishing move. His decision to kiss the feet of President Salva Kiir, SPLM-IO leader Dr. Riek Machar, current First Vice President Taban Deng, and Mama Rebecca Garang de Mabior was undeniably […]

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