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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