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Government Asks Public Servants To Offer Salaries To 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 months,” […]

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Ruling elites ‘hijack S.Sudan’- Enough Project

A new report is urging the Trump administration and international measures to curb corruption and provide leverage for lasting peace in South Sudan. The US -based Enough Project says violent kleptocratic leaders have hijacked institutions and stoked violent conflict, committed mass atrocities, and created a man-made famine. The report titled ‘a hijacked state’ argues that, […]

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Mundari Tribe demands rice donations from Salva Kiir

The Mundari people of Terekeka in Central Equatoria have raised their complain about unfairness in how the rice donation is being handled in the country. Considering they are located only 75 Km from Juba, they expect to be the first to get rice donations. The youth in Terekeka held a small meeting on Tuesday where […]

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‘Nobody will temper with’ 35% women representation

President Salva Kiir has promised to offer women 35 percent representation as provided for in the new peace deal. According to the revitalized peace agreement, women shall have 35 percent at all levels of the government. Kiir assured the women that this will stand and nobody should violate it. He said women have crucial role […]

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AU gets new boss

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has been appointed chairman of the African Union. Sisi takes the office from Rwandan President Paul Kagame – who focused on creating an Africa wide free-trade zone during his tenure. He is expected to focus on the fight against armed groups on the continent and rebuilding efforts of countries recovering […]

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President Kiir urges parties to focus on peace

President Salva Kiir has called on the peace parties to focus on the future of South Sudan despite failure by the western countries to fund the peace agreement. Mr Kiir criticised the donor community for what he said they have adopted ‘wait and see’ attitude in order to stall the implementation of the peace agreement. The […]

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Embassy intervenes in Maj. Achuil’s case

The South Sudan Embassy in Kampala says it is engaging Ugandan authorities in releasing the detained female immigration officer. This comes a day after Eye Radio reported on the detention. Major Josephine Achuil, along with her husband and brother-in-law, were remanded in Luzira Prison in Kampala earlier this week. Kampala authorities accuse them of assaulting […]

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Japan donates $1 million peace funds to NPTC

The government of Japan has offered the National Pre-Transitional Committee $ 1 million . This comes amidst calls to support the agreement institution to facilitate its activities. The NPTC is tasked with drawing a road-map, including preparing a budget for the Pre-transitional period of eight months. Representatives of the two governments signed the MoU of […]

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CTSAM-VM alleges ‘increased’ plans to attack NAS, SSPDF dismisses claims

The ceasefire monitoring body is insisting that government and SPLA-IO forces are planning to launch an offensive against armed group under Gen. Thomas Cirilo in Yei River State. It says Yei River State is witnessing continuous clashes between the SSPDF and the National Salvation Front or NAS, which is a signatory to the December 2017 […]

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Children of Ambassadors “entitled” to diplomatic passports-Official

The ministry of foreign Affairs has finally clarified why it issues diplomatic passports to children of diplomats with ‘strange occupations’. Last month, South Sudanese online expressed anger when such a passport was posted on Facebook by a Kenyan national who found it. It described the holder as daughter of “amassador” – an incorrect spelling of […]

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“Bring NAS leader into agreement,” CTSAM-VM urges IGAD

The ceasefire monitoring body is urging IGAD to bring armed group under Thomas Cirilo into the new peace agreement. The National Salvation Front – NAS – did sign the ceasefire deal in December 2017. However, its leader Thomas Cirilo refused to ink the revitalized peace agreement, saying it does not address the root causes of […]

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Gbudwe MPs warn cabinet against public funds mismanagement

Gbudwe lawmakers have threatened to punish state government officials should any one of them misappropriate public funds this time. Earlier this week, the state  assembly unanimously passed the state fiscal budget for the year 2018/2019 to the tune of 360,957,450 ssp. The Chairperson for Finance, Economy and Development at the assembly warned any government officials […]

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IGAD experts seek information on state boundaries

A team from the regional body – IGAD has asked the South Sudan Council of States to avail maps and information regarding the state boundaries. This comes weeks after the peace parties appealed to the regional body to help expedite identification of tribal borders and the number of states. “In order to do our diligently, […]

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‘Little chance of lasting peace in South Sudan,’ says US Defense Think Tank

By: KEVIN J KELLEY, From the EastAfrican, JAN/31/2019, SSN; Prospects for lasting peace in South Sudan appear poor, an expert on the country suggests in an analysis for the US Defence Department’s Africa think tank. Despite the warring parties’ agreement to end the country’s five-year civil war, the coming months carry a “likelihood of ongoing offensive operations, largely by the […]

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