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Traders arrested for allegedly rejecting SSP 1 denomination

Five traders in Tonj have been arrested for allegedly rejecting one South Sudanese denomination for a purchase of their goods, according to the town Mayor. In the area, the cheapest commodity costs five pounds. Joseph Anei Madoor said the traders implicated are in custody and will be arraigned in local courts to answer the charges. […]

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Striking judges to resume work

Judges and justices across the country who have been striking for close to four months will unconditionally resume work next week, the Chairperson of the Justices and Judges Committee said on Wednesday. Justice Bol Lul Wang, the Chairperson of the Justices and Judges Committee said the general assembly of the justices and judges decided to […]

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South Sudan asks Donald Trump to reconsider sanctions on top officials

The government of South Sudan has asked Trump Administration to reconsider sanctions on top officials South Sudan says it is asking the United States to reconsider the sanctions it has imposed on two senior government members, a former official and three companies. Foreign ministry spokesman Mawien Makol calls the sanctions announced Wednesday “very unfortunate.” The U.S. imposed […]

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UMISS troops starts patrolling Juba-Bor road

Traffic has resumed along the Juba-Bor road days after UNMISS deployed it troops along Juba-Bor road. the movement on Juba-Bor road was suspended over security concerns. Jonglei State Governor, Philip Aguer issued a temporary suspension on Sunday after reports of alleged movement of unidentified gunmen reportedly planning to attack passengers. Aguer is advising bus operators […]

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Kiir appoints Sheikh Juma presidential adviser on Islamic affairs

President Salva Kiir has appointed a presidential adviser on Islamic affairs to replace al-Tahir Bior Ajak who died in February this year in the capital Juba. In a decree announced yesterday night, Kiir appointed Sheikh Juma Saeed Ali as the presidential adviser on Islamic affairs. The decree came into effect as of September 6. Majority […]

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US sanctions Michael Makuei, Paul Malong and Gen. Malek Reuben

The United States on Wednesday imposed targeted sanctions on two South Sudanese government officials and one former official, saying they had played roles in threatening the peace, security, or stability of South Sudan, and three companies that are owned or controlled by one of those individuals. The Treasury Department sanctioned Gen. Malek Reuben Riak Rengu, […]

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Kiir sacks Nilepet managing director, appoints new official

President Salva Kiir on Wednesday night sacked the head of the state-owned Nile Petroleum Company (Nilepet), barely seven months after he was appointed, mid an acute fuel crisis in Juba. In a presidential decree announced on the South Sudan Broadcasting Corporation (SSBC), Kiir removed the managing director of Nilepet James Thelweng Mathiang Rok and appointed Chol […]

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UNMISS creating problems for South Sudan, Information Minister says

The Government has vowed to never allow the automatic renewal of the mandate of the United Nation Mission in South Sudan at the end of its current mandate at the end of December 2017. Addressing a press conference last week in Juba, the minister of Information, Micheal Makuei Lueth told reporters that the government will […]

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Businessman’s wife sets 200k pounds on fire in Torit (Photos)

A local businessman’s wife in Torit has allegedly set an amount estimated to be 200,000 South Sudanese pounds on fire last week. According to a source who witnessed the incident, the man had kept his business income in a carton under his bed and left in the morning for work but his wife unknowingly while […]

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Businessman Makiir Gai donates 2.4 million pounds to church

Local businessman and tycoon Peter Makiir Gai has announced a donation of 2.4 Million SSP (about 16,000USD) and five hundred plastic chairs to St. Kizito Catholic Parish in Juba to help facilitate the church’s activities. Addressing the congregation of St. Kizito Catholic Parish today during the Sunday Homily, Peter Makiir Gai said he is donating […]

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We will not accept renewal of UNMISS mandate without our consent this time, says Makuei

The government has vowed to not allow the automatic renewal of the mandate of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) at the end of its current mandate in December 2017. Addressing a press conference last week in Juba, the Minister of Information Michael Makuei Lueth told reporters that the government will review the […]

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Chol Mangar to sell MateApp, joins AMS Clothing

The founder of the first South Sudanese mobile phone messaging application Chol Mangar is set to sell the app and join AMS Clothing, the national football team Jersey makers. The young South Sudanese entrepreneur created MateApp that became the first South Sudanese mobile phone application for messaging and voice calls two years ago. The app […]

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Paul Malong’s daughter dies in dormitory fire in Kenya

A 16-year-old daughter of the former SPLA Chief of General Staff Paul Malong Awan has died in a dormitory fire in Kenya’s capital Nairobi. Another daughter is said to be in hospital nursing burn injuries. Alakiir Malong, a form one student at Moi Girls’ Secondary School died with six other Kenyan students when a fire […]

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No Country for Civilians…..The Largest Exodus ever from war-torn South Sudan!

The sudden exodus from war-torn South Sudan is the largest Africa has seen since the 1994 Rwandan genocide. BY: Jason Patinkin, Foreign Policy.com, SEPT/31/2017, SSN; KAJO KEJI, South Sudan — Brig. Gen. Moses Lokujo stood in the ruins of Loopo, a strategic hilltop village in South Sudan’s lush southern Equatoria region. Less than two miles […]

Meet beautiful Atong Dong representing South Sudan in Miss Africa (Photos)

Atong Dong is representing South Sudan in Miss Africa beauty pageant that is currently being held in South Africa. The 25-year-old model is competing with models from other African countries to win the coveted title. About Miss Africa Continent Miss Africa Continent is an annual international beauty pageant run by ProAct Communications. Along with Miss […]

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Defense Minister says General Thomas Cirillo is granted amnesty

President Salva Kiir has  granted amnesty to renegade general Thomas Cirillo Swaka, the most senior officer who defect from the army and declared an armed rebellion. Defense Minister Kuol Manyang told Reuters news agency that: “We hope he will respond to the amnesty by the president.” “If he wants, he can come and form his own […]

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40 tons of South Sudan weapons land at Ugandan airport

An assortment of over 40 tons of weaponry suspected to be destined to South Sudan landed at Entebbe International Airport, Uganda aboard a Russian civilian aircraft, an Ilyushin II – 76TD – 90VD on Tuesday this week. According to sources at the airport, the consignment consisted of 31 tons of AK-47 rifles, bayonets, extra magazines and […]

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Paloch oil-fields hundred percent safe now after SPLA captured Pagak

The government said on Wednesday its crude oil installations were safe, after its troops drove away rebel forces from areas near Paloch area in the Upper Nile region. Information Minister Michael Makuei said at a press conference in Juba yesterday that the oil installations in Paloch area are no longer under threat after government troops […]

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