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Torit MP succumbs to malaria

A member of parliament at the Torit Legislative assembly has died following a short illness.   Honorable Aziz Atari Aziz passed away on Sunday shortly at a health facility in Torit town after he was diagnosed with malaria. “It has been a difficult moment for us all in the state and in the villages it […]

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Quit living in hotels, activist tells leaders

An activist has expressed disappointment in some political leaders for allegedly staying in hotels amidst financial constraints. This comes after the incumbent TGoNU said it does not have money to implement the pre-transitional period activities. However, Edmond Yakani, the executive director of the Community Empowerment for Progress Organization, questions why some leaders are being accommodated […]

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EU condemns Yei River renewed clashes

The European Union has condemned the renewed clashes in Yei River and Amadi states. According to the peace monitoring body, RJMEC, the fighting between government soldiers and forces loyal to General Thomas Cirilo erupted in the state on the 19th of January. In Amadi state alone, 9 people, including a civilian were killed between February […]

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NPTC presents $285 million budget for pre-transitional period

The national pre-transitional committee has presented a 285 million-dollar operational budget to the R-JMEC. The council of ministers  approved The budget during its extraordinary meeting in Juba last week. “This is a commitment on the side of the government and that’s why they had to approve it as presented by NPTC,” Gabriel Changson, the co-deputy […]

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CSO criticizes AU inaction to establish hybrid court

A civil society organisation has criticised the African Union for doing little or nothing to establish hybrid court. The 2018 peace agreement mandates the continental body to set up the court for adjudicate war crimes. Since the outbreak of the political violence in 2013, more than four million civilians have fled their homes to escape […]

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R-JMEC: Gov’t peace ownership key to success

The interim chairman of the Reconstituted JMEC has urged the government to own up the implementation of the new peace deal. It is not clear why Ambassador Augustino Njoroge made the remarks. However, the National Pre-Transitional Committee, which comprises of those who negotiated the accord, has lately been complaining about lack of funds to implement […]

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Girls ‘born to married’ in Panyijiar

The rate of early and forced marriage in Nyal – an area located in Panyijiar County of former Unity State, is among some of the highest in the world, a research by Oxfam has found. Nyal borders some of the areas most affected by the five-year conflict. According to the report, an estimated 71% of […]

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Implement pact, restore people’s dignity, leaders told

A UN official is appealing to the South Sudan leaders to restore dignity of the civil war-affected people by implementing the new peace accord. The level of suffering in South Sudan is often described as on an unimaginable scale and getting worse. This was triggered by the violent conflict that is rooted in power wrangles […]

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S.Sudan Central Bank secures over $10 million in grant

The Central Bank  of South Sudan has secured a grant of over $10 million from the African Development Bank to improve its payment system in the country. Central Bank of any given country is the authority responsible for a state currency. One of its functions is to serve as means of payment. The payment system is a set of […]

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S.Sudan police launches Wau emergency call centre

The South Sudan National Police Service has launched an emergency call centre in Wau town, Wau State. The aim of the ECC is to combat crimes in the area. In attendance were; the Interior Minister, Michael Chenjiek; UNDP Regional Bureau for Africa Director, Ashunna Eziakonwa; Japanese Ambassador to South Sudan, Seiji Okada, and Wau state […]

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Violent incidents against aid workers reduced – OCHA

A UN agency says there has been reduction of humanitarian access incidents across the country since the year began. In a statement, the UN Office for Coordination Humanitarian Affairs says aid agencies reported only 35 incidents in January 2019. OCHA said  “nearly a quarter of them involved violence against humanitarian personnel and assets.” It said […]

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Insecurity hinders access to 23,000 people in Yei River

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs says that aid agencies are unable to reach 23,000 people around Yei  area due to insecurity. Earlier this week, the UN refugee agency said fighting in Yei River State had so far displaced over 5,000 civilians to the neighboring DR Congo. According to UNHCR, the clashes […]

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Brutal sexual violence by Machar’s, Taban’s & Kiir’s armies persists in South Sudan – UN

By Monitor Reporter, (From UN Human Rights Office and UNMISS), FEB/15/2019, SSN; There are persistently high levels of sexual violence in South Sudan’s northern Unity region, with at least 134 women and girls raped, and 41 having suffered other forms of sexual and physical violence between September and December 2018, a UN report released on […]

Kiir names new MI chief

President Salva Kiir has named new chief of military intelligence. Major-General Rin Tueny Mabor was appointed Thursday. Popularly called Janafil by his peers, Rin replaces Gen. Chock-rach Angich. Janafil has held various positions in the government, including security head of mission to Paris and director of administration at national security. He was also the deputy […]

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Gov’t asks public servants to offer salaries, fund peace

The minister of information says the government has asked the public servants to pay a one-day salary to fund the peace agreement. This, according to Michael Makuei, is part of the civil servants’ contribution to the implementation of the revitalized peace deal. “All the civil servants should donate one-day salary per a month for four […]

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Terrian Hotel owner petitions court over reparation delays

The owner of the Terrain Hotel has petitioned the military court over delay by the defence ministry to pay him reparations as ruled by the court last year. The petition by Mike Woodward, demanding for 2.2 million US dollars was presented to the court by his lawyer Philip Anyang yesterday. “Yesterday [Wednesday], I moved to […]

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What radio means to South Sudanese

Mid this week, South Sudan media fraternity was joined by development partners to mark the World Radio Day. The global theme for this year’s celebration is; Dialogue, Tolerance and Peace. In South Sudan, the stakeholders suited the theme to; “South Sudan Peace Process: Understanding the role of radio in peace building, Dialogue and Tolerance,” in […]

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Int’l pressure needed to expedite peace, says Norway official

The Secretary of Norwegian people’s Aid says there is need for international pressure on the peace parties to speed up implementation of the peace agreement. Henriete Westherin call comes a week after President Salva Kiir criticised what he called ‘wait and see attitude’ the western and some European countries have adopted against the government. Kiir […]

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