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November 19, 2017

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LEAK: South Sudan paying foreign companies with crude oil

A leaked memo from Ministry of Petroleum to a foreign investment company alleges that the government has resorted to paying companies with barrels of crude oil. The letter was written to Sudan’s investment company, Al Cardinal Group of Investment Companies by the office of the petroleum minister addressing the payment of outstanding bill rendered by […]

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Fashion designer Winnie nominated for Swahili Fashion Week awards

South Sudanese’s top fashion designer, Winnie Godi has been nominated for the 2017 edition of Swahili Fashion Week. Commonly known as Winnie G and for her clothing line with a stunning blend of Junubi touch, Winnie has been nominated in East African Designer of the year category. The award recognizes designer in the region who […]

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Junubin in Kampala urge Kiir and Machar to step aside

South Sudanese living in Uganda called on both rebel leader Riek Machar and President Salva Kiir to step aside from the top leadership in the country. This comes during the first consultative discussions conducted by the national dialogue subcommittee on refugees and international outreach at Imperial Royal Hotel in Kampala on Wednesday. Over 200 South […]

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No money to print primary exams papers – Education Minister

The Primary Leaving Examinations may be delayed due to financial constraints, the Minister of General Education has said. Deng Deng Hoc says according to the set schedule, the exams were supposed to be held on form the 5th to the 8th of December. He says the examination board does not have enough money to print […]

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Malong free to leave the country for medical attention

President Salva Kiir has allowed the former chief of staff to seek medical attention outside the country. General Paul Malong’s house arrest was lifted on Thursday last week. He had been under house arrest since around May. Speaking to Eye Radio on Monday, Presidential spokesman Ateny Wek Ateny described the decision as “compassionate”. “The President […]

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Paul Malong released from house arrest, wife says

Former military chief General Paul Malong has finally been released from house arrest in Juba, his wife told Radio Tamazuj, after President Kiir sent a delegation to inform him. Government troops surrounded Malong’s house in Juba since last week and unsuccessfully attempted to disarm his bodyguards. Malong has been under house arrest in Juba since […]

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Kenya bans vehicles with South Sudan number plates

Kenya’s National transport and safety authority (NTSA) has banned South Sudan number plates on Kenyan In a memo dated November 7, 2017 from NTSA Operations Manager, Bora Guyo, the transport authority has banned number plate series CE, EE, SSJS, UNS, WS and NBGS. Since 2005, South Sudan has had varied registration codes for its ten […]

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A response to Gordon Buay’s attack on my step-mother – Lucy Ayak

By Anei Malong Awan Dear Ambassador, I am writing to respond to your uncalled-for attack on my step-mother, Madam Lucy Ayak. As diplomat, you know very well that your service falls under the rubric of external relations. You know very well that you have no business commenting in internal affairs. I also know that had […]

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Why Gordon Buay mustn’t be excused

By Lucy Ayak Gordon Buay a man with little shrewdness, a plain lies teller in the coat of an Ambassador and a chief propagandist of the government has again entered into his new contract of uncalled for propaganda as he runs his filthy mouth in the recent stalemate between the duo, President Salva Kiir Mayardit […]

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Makuei urges public not to panic following deployment of tanks on roads in Juba

The Minister of Information has called on the public remain calm despite heavy deployment of military tanks in Juba. The tanks have been stationed on the Ministries Road, Airport Road and around the Presidential Palace, J1. Over the weekend, SPLA Spokesperson Brigadier General Lul Ruai said the heavy presence of security personnel was due to “misunderstandings” between the […]

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Nimule woman abducted released after ransom payment, says police

Police says a woman was kidnapped and days later on released after the husband paid a ransom for her release in Nimule. According to the Spokesperson of the South Sudan Police Brigadier Daniel Justin Achor. The incident happened on Saturday when the unmade woman went to the shop to buy something but on her way […]

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Chan Garang Lual joins Riek Machar’s rebel movement

Lieutenant Colonel Chan Garang Lual who mutinied on the 24th of October has allegedly declared his allegiance to Riek Machar. In a press statement, Riek’s militia deputy spokesman Lam Paul said that Chan joined their militia on the 2nd of November. Interestingly, during an extensive interview on the 4th of November with Australia’s SBS Radio […]

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Be calm and stop warmongering, Malong Awan tells South Sudanese

Former SPLA Chief of Staff, General Paul Malong has assured the people of Southern Sudan that they need to be calm and to stop spreading rumours, especially on social media. While playing cards with his bodyguards at his residence in Juba, he also assured his family and friends that he is in good health and is […]

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Government expose over 1000 expatriates working illegally in South Sudan

South Sudan’s Relief and Rehabilitation Commission has identified more than one thousand expatriates employed by NGOs without legal work permits issued by Ministry of labour and public service. The commission investigated after the Ministry of Labour and Public Service issued a notice demanding all expatriates working in the country to get a legal work permit. The […]

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Heavy presence of soldiers on Juba roads a ‘misunderstanding’

The SPLA spokesperson has dismissed fears that there is a rising tension within Juba due to the heavy presence of armed personnel on the streets. On Saturday, residents of Juba reported witnessing soldiers manning various roads within the town, including blocking the junctions around the State House, J1. Brigadier General Lul Ruai says there is […]

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