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  • To Spoilers of Peace in South Sudan - Your Day to Face Justice, Like Al Bashir's, Is Coming
    on February 22, 2020 at 4:51 pm

    [East African] I remember vividly the day the United Nations Security Council decided to refer the situation in Sudan's Darfur to the International Criminal Court in March 2005. From my position as among the first judges to be elected to serve on […]

  • South Sudan's Machar Sworn in As Vice President
    on February 22, 2020 at 4:46 pm

    [East African] Dr Riek Machar and three other vice presidents of South Sudan took their oaths of office Saturday, on the deadline to form the new unity government.

  • South Sudan Parties Fail to Nominate MPs
    on February 22, 2020 at 2:11 pm

    [East African] South Sudan's key peace parties have failed to submit nominations for the 550-member transitional legislative assembly "over internal disagreements."

  • Fresh Hope for South Sudan, but Leaders Had to Be Pushed to Agree
    on February 22, 2020 at 2:10 pm

    [East African] The US Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of African Affairs, Tibor Nagy, had a clear brief when he arrived in Addis Ababa on February 7: To ensure that South Sudan President Salva Kiir and his former deputy Riek Machar agree […]

  • Trust Issues Persist in South Sudan Despite New Dawn
    on February 22, 2020 at 11:36 am

    [East African] The people of South Sudan can finally look forward to a stable life even as different political factions jostle for key positions in the new transitional government of national unity.

  • Salva Kiir Formally Appoints Machar As First Vice President
    on February 22, 2020 at 11:35 am

    [East African] South Sudan's President Salva Kiir formally appointment opposition leader Riek Machar as First Vice President of South Sudan.

  • Sudan Extends Military Support to South Sudan Defence Forces
    on February 21, 2020 at 9:23 am

    [SNA] Juba -A Sudanese plane carrying military assistance from Sudan to the Republic of South Sudan Thursday arrived in Juba through a directive of the President of the Transitional Sovereign Council, Lt. Gen. Abdul-Fattah Al-Burhan.

  • Sudanese Mediation to Form National Unity Government in South Sudan
    on February 21, 2020 at 6:11 am

    [SNA] Juba -The President of the Republic of South Sudan, Salva Kiir, announced Thursday at the Presidential Palace that an agreement between the government and the opposition was reached to establish a national unity government on Saturday, […]

  • Riek Machar Agrees to Rejoin Government
    on February 21, 2020 at 6:03 am

    [East African] Juba -South Sudan's opposition leader Riek Machar has agreed to rejoin the government as the First Vice President on Friday, paving the way for the creation of the much-anticipated transitional government of national unity (TGoNU).

  • Leaders Appear Together to Say Yes to Unity Government
    on February 21, 2020 at 5:43 am

    [VOA] Juba -South Sudan's President Salva Kiir and opposition leader Riek Machar appeared together in Juba on Thursday to say that after several previous failed attempts and missed deadlines to form a unity government, they have agreed to create a […]

  • UN: Civilians Deliberately Starved Along Ethnic Lines
    on February 21, 2020 at 5:36 am

    [VOA] Geneva -United Nations investigators are accusing South Sudan's government and opposition forces of deliberately starving and preventing millions of citizens from receiving access to basic life-saving services.

  • 'Deliberate Starvation' Tactics Could Be a War Crime
    on February 21, 2020 at 5:06 am

    [UN News] The people of South Sudan have been "deliberately starved" in different parts of the country for ethnic and political reasons, and sexual violence against women and men as a weapon of war is ongoing, UN investigators said on Thursday.

  • Deliberate Starvation and Corruption Hallmarks of Conflict in South Sudan Say UN Human Rights Experts
    on February 20, 2020 at 10:58 am

    [United Nations Human Rights Council] Experts urge leaders to redouble peace efforts ahead of February 22 deadline

  • South Sudanese-British Luol Deng New Basketball Ambassador
    on February 20, 2020 at 10:47 am

    [East African] South Sudanese-British two-time NBA All-Star and 2012 Olympian professional basketball player Luol Deng has been named the Basketball Africa League Global Ambassador.

  • Assembly Changes Law to Establish 10 States
    on February 20, 2020 at 10:46 am

    [East African] South Sudan's transitional legislative assembly has passed key amendments to the Constitution, allowing the country to return to 10 states.

  • Khartoum and Juba Agree to Maintain Security in Abyei Region
    on February 20, 2020 at 9:54 am

    [East African] Sudan and South Sudan have reached a formal arrangement for joint security management of the troubled Abyei region, so as to prevent further bloodshed.

  • Ministers Endorse Return to 10 States
    on February 20, 2020 at 9:51 am

    [East African] South Sudan's Council of Ministers has endorsed the return to 10 states plus three special administrative areas, paving the way for a legal framework that will allow a transitional government of national unity (TGoNU) to be formed.

  • Death and Duplicity in South Sudan - a Lesson for Africa
    on February 20, 2020 at 7:51 am

    [Daily Maverick] The recent history of South Sudan is one of political double-dealing and duplicity, the exploitation of ethnic divisions, corruption and power-grabbing. The story of the former vice-president of South Sudan, Dr Riek Machar, is a […]

  • Desert Locusts Invade South Sudan from Uganda
    on February 20, 2020 at 5:50 am

    [VOA] Juba -After devastating crops in Uganda and Kenya, desert locusts have invaded South Sudan. The government says it's trying to raise more than $19 million to battle the infestation.

  • Desert Locusts Spread to South Sudan
    on February 20, 2020 at 5:08 am

    [Nation] Desert locusts, which have already destroyed crops in four other Horn of Africa countries, have invaded South Sudan.

  • Al-Burhan Briefed On Progress Realized in South Sudan Peace Agreement
    on February 19, 2020 at 9:26 am

    [SNA] Khartoum -President of the Transitional Sovereign Council Lt. Gen. Abdul-Fattah Al-Burhan was briefed on the progress that has been achieved in implementation of the revitalized peace agreement in the Republic of South Sudan.

  • Reform Abusive Security Agency - HRW
    on February 19, 2020 at 9:11 am

    [HRW] South Sudan's National Assembly should urgently enact reforms of the National Security Service (NSS) to end arbitrary detention and abuse of detainees, Human Rights Watch said today. The authorities should also ensure that the security agency […]

  • Archbishop Lukudu Lauds President Kiir's Decision to Reduce States to Ten
    on February 19, 2020 at 9:09 am

    [CISA] Juba -Archbishop Paolino Lukudu Loro Emeritus of Juba, has lauded President Salva Kiir's decision to reduce the number of states in the country to ten, a new development towards the creation of a transitional government of national unity.

  • Humanitarian Coordinator A.I. Condemns Killing of an Aid Worker in Pibor, Calls Upon Government to Step Up Efforts to Protect Humanitarians
    on February 19, 2020 at 8:15 am

    [PR Newswire] Juba, South Sudan -The Humanitarian Coordinator ad interim in South Sudan, Matthew Hollingworth, has strongly condemned the brutal killing of an aid worker in Pibor County, Jonglei.

  • Fears Grow As Locusts Swarm Towards South Sudan
    on February 19, 2020 at 7:37 am

    [savethechildren_uk] The food supplies of some of the most vulnerable children and families in South Sudan are under threat as massive swarms of desert locusts head towards the country's border with Kenya and Uganda, Save the Children warns.

  • 10, 21, 28, 32, ? - Why Peace Might Rest On a Number
    on February 19, 2020 at 5:45 am

    [African Arguments] South Sudan has until 22 February to form a coalition government. One particular quarrel has proven intractable, until recently.

  • South Sudan Lauded for Resolving States Issue
    on February 18, 2020 at 12:34 pm

    [SAnews.gov.za] In his capacity as South Africa's Special Envoy to South Sudan, Deputy President David Mabuza has lauded the decision by South Sudan President Salva Kiir to return the country to 10 states, plus three administrative areas.

  • Sudan Welcomes Option of 10 States
    on February 18, 2020 at 10:22 am

    [SNA] Khartoum -The Prime Minister, Abdalla Hamdouk, has expressed the welcome of the Government of the Republic of Sudan to the constructive and courageous decision of the President of the Republic of South Sudan Salva Kiir Mayardit, to return to […]

  • Body of Kenya's Envoy to South Sudan Flown Back From Juba
    on February 18, 2020 at 5:51 am

    [Capital FM] Nairobi -The body of Chris Karumbu Mburu, Kenya's envoy to South Sudan who died in Juba has been flown back home.

  • South Sudan Inches Closer to Government of National Unity
    on February 17, 2020 at 9:49 am

    [Nation] South Sudan's warring parties have reached a tentative agreement to revert to 10 states, paving the way for creation of a transitional government of national unity.

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Gurtong Trust is an independent, not-for-profit South Sudan project, which aims at removing all ethnic, political or personal obstacles on the way to unity, peace and mutual respect among South Sudanese.

At Gurtong we use our media platforms to engage with different sections of the community both on the ground and online including the women, youth within South Sudan and in the Diaspora.

Gurtong’s work is built on four pillars:

Peace – Gurtong promotes peace and reconciliation for the benefit of the people of South Sudan

Information – Gurtong facilitates access to information by provision of well researched information and enlightening our audiences on governance, health, economic development, education, travel related issues.

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News and Features – Gurtong aims at providing regular and up-to-date of news and feature stories from across South Sudan.

  • BREAKING: Kiir re-appoints Machar as First Deputy, Taban Deng, Want Igga, Nyandeng Garang as Vice Presidents
    on February 21, 2020 at 5:30 pm

    South Sudan’s president Salva Kiir Mayardit has re-appointed opposition leader Dr. Riek Machar Teny as the country’s first vice president for the second time in accordance with the revitalized peace deal signed by the two men in […]

  • South Sudanese pound strengthens against U.S. dollar after return to 10 states
    on February 20, 2020 at 10:56 am

    The South Sudanese Pound is gaining strength against the United States Dollar (USD) currency. “The Dollar is losing momentum against the Pound. Since two months ago, there has been a decline from the Dollar strength,” the source told the […]

  • 10 States and their 79 counties… Do you know yours?
    on February 18, 2020 at 3:01 pm

    1. Jonglei State, Capital Bor Nine Counties: 1- Fangak county. 2 -Pigi county. 3- Ayod county. 4- Uror county. 5- Nyirol county. 6- Akobo county. 7- Twic east county. 8- Duk county. 9- Bor South county 2 Upper Nile State, Capital Malakal Thirteen […]

  • Riek Machar drops Ruweng ‘concern’, agrees to formation of government
    on February 18, 2020 at 2:31 pm

    The SPLM-IO led by former first vice president Dr. Riek Machar has dropped concerns about the Ruweng administrative areas and agreed to form the unity government on February 22 as agreed in November. This comes after Machar, returned to Juba on […]

  • Destructive locust swarms arrive in South Sudan
    on February 18, 2020 at 1:54 pm

    The food supplies of some of the most vulnerable children and families in South Sudan are under threat as massive swarms of desert locusts arrives in South Sudan’s Eastern Equatoria state. South Sudan’s minister of agriculture Onyoti […]

  • South Sudanese murder suspect forcefully removed from a plane in Kenya
    on February 18, 2020 at 8:02 am

    Kenyan detectives based at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in collaboration with the Department of Immigration officials on Tuesday, February 18, stormed a plane in search of a South Sudanese murder suspect. The suspect, Ajak Dau […]

  • Machar is on his way to Juba for talks with Kiir
    on February 17, 2020 at 9:36 am

    South Sudan’s exiled opposition leader Riek Machar is expected to depart today to the capital Juba to hold more talks with President Salva Kiir. President Kiir on Saturday made a key compromise by cutting the 32 states back down to the […]

  • Why oil-rich Ruweng deserves to be an administrative area
    on February 17, 2020 at 6:48 am

    Daniel Juol Nhomngek, Kampala, Uganda The recent debates triggered by the reversal of 32 States except Ruweng, Pibor and Abyei made do more search on the historical status of Ruweng. I hope I will do the same thing with Pibor since there is no […]

  • Kenyan Ambassador to South Sudan dies of heart attack
    on February 17, 2020 at 6:26 am

    Kenya’s ambassador to South Sudan, Chris Karumba Mburu has died of a heart attack. The ambassador’s family broke the news on Monday morning without disclosing further details of the death. Amb. Karumba previously served as the National […]

  • IGAD strongly warns Machar of rejecting Kiir’s states decision
    on February 16, 2020 at 5:19 pm

    The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) has warned of consequences should opposition groups in South Sudan reject a plan by President Salva Kiir to return the country to 10 states. The return to ten states has been a major demand by […]

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