Author: Emmanuel Akile

Why U.S imposed an arms ban on S. Sudan

Last week, the US department of state said it was implementing an arms embargo to end the conflict in South Sudan. It said that despite the signing Cessation of Hostilities Agreement, the government and armed opposition…

S. Sudan leaders should not feel irreplaceable

South Sudanese leaders should not delay attainment of peace, thinking they are the best people the country can produce, the Secretary General of the Chamber of Commerce has said. Simon Akuei said those who do…

Parliament passes civil registry bill to 3rd reading

The Transitional National Legislative Assembly has passed the civil registry bill into its third reading. The bill provides for the registration of information about births, adoptions, changes of name, sexual assignment and reassignment, marriages, civil…

NEC owes 23m pounds in rent arrears

The National Elections Commission owes landlords 23 million pounds in unpaid rent, according to the chairperson. Professor Abednego Akok said the commission has not been able to pay the rent for the last two years….

Renewed fighting in S. Liech

The SPLA spokesman says a fighting between SPLA-IO splinter groups is ongoing in Rup-kuai, Southern Liech State. Brigadier-General Lul Ruai says some forces attacked SPLA-IO under the First Vice President, Taban Deng Gai. The motive…

Kajo-keji IDPs in need of aid

The Bishop of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan – Kajo-keji Diocese – has said nearly 20,000 internally displaced persons in the area are in dire need of relief assistance. Last week, the UN Office…

Terrain rape victims testify via video link

Victims of rape during the terrain attack in Juba last year have started testifying before the court-martial , according to the SPLA Deputy Spokesperson. The Terrain Hotel was attacked during the violence between government troops…

Include other countries in Revitalization Forum

The Civil Society Taskforce has called for the inclusion of other countries in the mediation of revitalization forum. Rajab Muhandis, a member of the Civil Society Taskforce, said this will reinforce support to the IGAD…

Uganda to electrify Nimule, Kaya, Kajo-keji

South Sudan and Uganda have signed an agreement to extend electricity from Uganda to the border areas. The agreement will allow Uganda to extend electricity inside South Sudan border towns of Kaya, Kajo-keji and Nimule….

Security organs behind crimes – Kiir

President Salva Kiir has accused the organized forces of committing crimes in the country. Kiir, who was addressing senior officers from all the security organs in Juba on Wednesday, said the forces have been seen…

Aid is encouraging dependency – FVP

The First Vice President has urged the international community to shift its focus on South Sudan from humanitarian assistance to development. Taban Deng Gai, who was addressing the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly in…