South Sudan declares state of emergency in lakes region

December 11, 2017 (JUBA)- South Sudan president on Monday issued an order declaring the state of emergency in the three states of Gok, Western and Eastern Lakes.
The order announced by the state-owned South Sudan on Monday evening ordered the government forces to move into the region and carry out forceful disarmament with immediate effect.
The president issued the order after legislators from Gok, Western and Eastern Lakes petitioned him to declare a state of emergency in the region and (…)


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Seven people killed in Western Lakes state attack

September 7, 2017 (RUMBEK) – At least seven people were killed and eight others wounded when a group of armed youth attacked a police post in Rumbek, South Sudan’s Western Lakes state capital.
An officer attached to the state governor’s office was reportedly injured during the exchange of gunfire between the youth and security officials.
“There were seven people killed and eight people sustained gunshot wounds and among those wounded is the officer in charge of the governor’s bodyguard unit (…)


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Relatives of detained MPs demand their unconditional release

August 28, 2017 (RUMBEK) – Relatives of the three lawmakers arrested and detained by security officials in South Sudan’s Eastern Lakes state have demanded their unconditional release from detention.
The MPs are reportedly being kept in a secret cell in Yirol East county.
Those arrested included the chairperson of the information committee in parliament, Marial Amuom Malek and two lawmakers.
It remains unclear why the three lawmakers were arrested last week.
Malek’s son, Ater Marial Amuom (…)


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