Governance & Civil Service

Sudan denies launching CEDAW ratification process

June 4, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese ministry of justice denied reports of launching ratification process of the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) adding that such operation requires prior consultations within the government institutions.
Recently local press reported that Justice Minister Mashaar al-Doleb told the parliament about the intention of the justice ministry to ratify the CEDAW and that the international treaty has been lodged (…)


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Sudan ruling party endorses Cabinet reshuffle

May 13, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – The ruling National Congress Party (NCP) in a meeting headed by President Omer al-Bashir has endorsed a major cabinet reshuffle, announced the official news agency SUNA on Sunday evening.
The NCP leadership council in a meeting that lasted for more than four hours, discussed the ministerial reshuffle and the economic situation in the country.
In press statements after the meeting, NCP deputy chairman for Faisal Hassan Ibrahim said the cabinet reshuffle includes (…)


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S. Sudan’s new bank governor confirms appointment

May 10, 2018 (JUBA) – The newly-appointed Central Bank governor, Tier Tong Ngor has accepted his appointment and downplayed fears that the regular changes would hurt the institutions operations and affect monetary activities seeking to tackle the rising inflation.
“Yes, I confirm my appointment as the governor of our central bank. This happened yesterday but i was informed about it today morning. I received the decree of appointment today”, Ngor old Sudan Tribune Thursday.
President Salva (…)


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South Sudan defence minister denies role in appointing daughter

March 15, 2018 (JUBA) – South Sudanese defence minister has distanced himself from the appointment of his daughter in Jonglei, saying the assignment falls within the prerogative of the state governor and parliament. Minister Kuol Manyang, whose daughter was this week appointed by Jonglei governor Philip Aguer as the state minister of information and youth, said he was not consulted prior to the appointment.
“What are they saying and these people who are talking about? When you say public, (…)


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South Sudan president sacks chief of state protocol

March 13, 2018 (JUBA) – South Sudan president, Salva Kiir has sacked the chief of state protocol and his office’s acting chief administrator.
Bol Wek Agoth was fired in a decree Kiir issued on Monday.
“In exercise of the powers conferred upon me under Section 33(2) of the Diplomatic and Consular Service Act, 2011, 1 Salva Kiir Mayardit, President of the Republic of South Sudan, do hereby issue this Republican Order for the relieve of Ambassador Bol Wek Agoth as the Chief of State Protocol (…)


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South Sudan president warns police against abuse of power

February 21, 2018 (JUBA)- South Sudanese president has warned security service officials against abuse of power pointing that the sector was a service institution subordinate to a civilian administration.
President Salva Kiir, according to a presidential aide, said everyone was now seeing serving in the security sector as the shortest way to get into power for personal gains.
“If you noticed, everyone wants to be a general because they are seeing it a way to get into power. This concept (…)


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S. Sudan’s Kiir sacks police chief, governors

February 17, 2018 (JUBA) – South Sudan President, Salva Kiir on Friday removed the country’s police chief as well as two state governors.
Kiir’s directive was announced on the state-owned television (SSBC).
The South Sudanese leader appointed Majak Akech Malok as the country’s Inspector General of Police, replacing Saeed Chawul Lom.
Malok was director general of nationality, passport and immigration.
Kiir, in a separate directive, removed Tonj state governor Akech Tong Aleu and his Yei (…)


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S. Sudan President sacks Terekeka state governor

January 28, 2018 (JUBA) – The governor of South Sudan’s Terekeka state, Juma Ali Malou has been sacked and immediately replaced.
Augustine Lako Buli, the state-owned television (SSBC) reported replaced Malou.
President Salva Kiir’s order also saw the relief and rehabilitation commission (SSRC) chairperson, Martha Nyamal Choat removed.
Manasseh Lomule Waya, formerly deputy governor of South Sudan’s Central Equatoria state was appointed the new SSRC chairperson.
Also removed by the president (…)


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S. Sudan’s Maiwut government relocates after cabinet appointment

December 19, 2017 (JUBA) – Authorities in South Sudan’s Maiwut state have relocated from the country’s capital, Juba to the state days after Governor Bol Ruach Rom issued several orders for appointment of a new cabinet.
The speaker of the state parliament said an advance team headed by state advisers for peace and reconciliation, child, education and environment, minister of local government and law enforcement agencies, minister of finance and public service, minister of education, (…)


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Wau state governor sacks deputy, appoints successor

December 4, 2017 (WAU) – The Governor of South Sudan’s Wau state, Angelo Taban Biajo has sacked his deputy, Emilio Bafuka and appointed Joseph Zakaria Garang as the latter’s successor.
The governor’s move was contained in a decree issued on Sunday.
Garang, a former state minister for physical infrastructure, lost his position in 2015 when South Sudan’s 10 states were divided into 28.
Bafuka was appointed in August 2017, following the rejection by state assembly lawmakers and ruling party (…)


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S. Sudan Supreme Court judge resigns over “interference”

November 14, 2017 (JUBA) – South Sudan’s Supreme Court judge, Justice Kukurlopita Marino Pitia has resigned over “lack of judicial independence”.
In a 14 November letter to President Salva Kiir, Pitia also cited lack of independence of judges and justices, security of tenure of the office of the judges and justice, lack of financial independence of the judiciary and poor administration of the judiciary, among others.
“I Kukurlopita Marino Pitia, Justice of the Supreme Court of the judiciary (…)


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Wau state Governor sacks 8 commissioners, town mayor

November 2, 2017 (WAU) – The Governor of South Sudan’s Wau state, Angelo Taban has, in a gubernatorial decree, removed eight county commissioners, the town mayor as well as her two deputies.
Governor Taban, in a decree Sudan Tribune obtained, removed commissioners Francis Ibrahim (Besselia), Taban John Guu (Bagari), Barjuok Ucu Kiuc (Kwajina) and Peter Dwai Uyu of Roc-Roc Dong.
The four commissioners were, however, re-appointed back to their respective positions by the state governor in a (…)


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S. Sudan rebel chapter in U.S appoint national leaders

October 17, 2017 (JUBA) – Members of South Sudan’s armed opposition chapter in the United States have completed constituting their national leadership committee, marking the start of re-organizing the group led by the country’s ex-first Vice President, Riek Machar.
“After a long and deliberate reorganization process of the movement in the US, which will culminate in a national convention next month, the offices of the SPLM/A (IO) representatives and acting coordinator have witnessed an (…)


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