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3000 opposition & SSPDF troops receiving training in Yei River

The deputy chief of defense says the army is training 3,000 soldiers in line with the new peace agreement. The revitalized peace agreement calls for security reforms. Previous reports indicate that most soldiers are untrained, illiterate, loyal to individual generals, and controlled by political leaders. Besides, the army is often accused of committing human rights […]

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70 % of S.Sudan’s population are under 30, estimates UN

The UN resident coordinator in South Sudan says 70 percent of South Sudanese population are young people below the age of 30.Alain Noudehouthere is need for the country to identify the right polices to enable contribution of youth to its socio-economic development. Mr Noudehou made the appeal to aid partners and the government on Monday. […]

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Sacrificing the environment for power

Long after the city of Juba and its occupants have retired, one can still hear the sounds of generators roaring through the night.
In other parts of the world, generators are used as a backup source of power in cases of blackouts and power sur...

UNFPA urges partners to aid S.Sudan realize 2030 SDGs

The United Nation Population Fund has urged its partners to help South Sudan realize the international conference on population and development. Held in Cairo in September 1994, the conference, abbreviated as ICPD, was agreed upon by 170 countries. Its resulting Program of Action is the steering document for the United Nations Population Fund. The program […]

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Torit loses huge revenues to illicit forest activities, says official

Torit State Revenue Authority is losing millions of South Sudanese pounds in revenues to illicit forest activities including logging. That is according to the revenue authority commissioner Charles Onen Lokwyaruk “We have realized that the state on average is losing 30 million SSP per month,” he said. Mr. Lokwyaruk said some individuals are illegally possessing […]

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Official clarifies reports of JIA shutdown

The director of Juba International Airport says only flights that directly fly over Sudan’s territory have been affected by the ongoing protests. Kur Koul Ajieu clarifying reports that operations at JIA have come to stand still due to the unrest in the Sudan. The news that the airport could not function because South Sudan’s airspace […]

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Official warns against interference with Chinese construction companies

The South Sudanese ambassador to China has called on communities in areas where construction of high ways will take place to cooperate with the Chinese companies. Ambassador John Andruga made the remarks as he described details of the MoU between the government and the China-based construction company- Shandong High-Speed Limited. Speaking to Eye Radio, Ambassador […]

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Cabinet shot down transport minister proposal for 33 airports

The cabinet has rejected a proposal by the minister of transport to build an airport for every state. Currently, there are four airports in the country, namely: Wau, Malakal, Juba and Paloch. John Luk Jok had proposed construction of 33 airports. Briefing the media after the weekly cabinet meeting, information minister Michael Makuei said airports […]

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Petroleum minister appeals to US to ease restrictions on companies

The minister of petroleum has appealed to the US to ease the restriction on companies dealing in South Sudan’s crude oil to allow them to procure equipment for their operations. In April last year, US department of Commerce imposed licensing requirements on 15 South Sudan oil companies. US said these entities had contributed to the […]

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Leaders invoke ancestral gods to find peace in South Sudan

A leader of the South Sudan Opposition Alliance has travelled to Western Equatoria State to consult his ancestral gods on the slow implementation of the revitalized peace deal. The former governor of Western Equatoria state Joseph Bangasi Bakasoro said...

Govt approves additional crude oil for infrastructure dev’t

The government has increased the crude oil for infrastructure development construction to 30,000 barrels per day. That is according to the minister of information, Michael Makuei Lueth. The additional 20,000 barrels is an increment on the 10,000 the government earlier approved for Chinese companies to build roads linking the national capital with rest of the […]

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UN allocates $11m for return of IDPs

The UN has announced an allocation of 11 million dollars to facilitate the return of IDPs to their homes. The amount is meant to support the repatriation and settlement of nearly 279,000 IDPs, mostly women and children. It is being allocated by the United Nations Central Response Fund. The UN emergency relief coordinator, Mark Lowcock […]

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Suspended National Examination Council Secretary General wins court case

The suspended Secretary-General of the National Examination Council, Lul Ruei Dhol, has won the court case against his colleague who had accused him of jointly embezzling examination funds last year. Last year, the Controller of Accounts at the ministry of Education – Abraham Mayom Gol – implicated Ruei in the misappropriation of 3.5 million pounds. […]

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What lessons BOSS learns from lending money to Govt

The central bank has acknowledged that lending money to the government is harmful to the economy of the country. The financial institution has been lending money to the government to meet its yearly budgets. Last month, the International Monetary Fund advised the bank to tighten monetary policies and refrain from lending to the government to […]

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Jubek governor offers Chinese construction company land

The governor of Jubek State has handed over a piece of land to Shangdong High-Speed group of companies as its headquarters. On Monday last week, South Sudan government and the Chinese company signed an agreement for the construction and upgrading of major national and interstate highways. Shangdong High-Speed will construct the major highways in exchange […]

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South Sudan to boost oil production by April

South Sudan will resume oil production in three previously closed oilfields in former Unity state to boost daily production by 70,000 barrels per day in June. That’s according the petroleum minister, Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth. Mr. Ezekiel announced during a tour he and his Sudanese counterpart, Ishag Adam Bashir Gamaa made to the oilfields on Saturday. […]

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Govt proposes 100.6 billion SSP for 2019/2020 fiscal year

The ministry of finance has proposed more than 100 billion South Sudanese pounds for the fiscal year 2019/2020. The resource envelop was presented to the council of ministers by the finance minister, Salvatore Garang, on Friday. The 106 billion pounds which is an equivalent of 684 million US dollars is expected to cater for salaries, […]

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