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South Sudan’s Kiir receive Malong’s senior aide

February 20, 2019 (JUAB) - South Sudanese President Salva Kiir Wednesday met with a former rebel official who defected from the South Sudan United Front (SSUF) led by his ex-army chief of staff Paul Malong.
Lewis Anei Madut the former SSUF Secretary-General returned to Juba on 8 February and was received by government officials including the Press Secretary in the Office of the President, Ateny Wek Ateny.
Following the meeting, Ateny said Madut decided to return to the country and to (...)

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Chris Trott appointed UK Ambassador to South Sudan

February 20, 2019 (JUBA) -The United Kingdom Special Envoy to Sudan and South Sudan Christopher (Chris) Trott has been appointed Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Republic of South Sudan.
Trott will succeed to Ms Alison Blackburne who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment, said the Foreign Office in a statement released on Tuesday.
According to the statement, Trott will take office in May 2019
The British diplomat played an active role during the IGAD peace process (...)

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South Sudan water minister says oil minister interfering in her activities

February 19, 2019 (JUBA) - South Sudanese Water Resources and Irrigation Sophia Pal Gai accused The Minister of Petroleum of Republic of South Sudan Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth of interfering in the activities of her ministry.
In a complaint letter dated on 18 February to the President Salva Kiir, seen by Sudan Tribune, Gai denounced the "unacceptable activities" of Minister Gatkuoth pointing that he was supplying water facilities to in various areas of Juba, Northern Liech and Ruweng states (...)

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SSNMC refutes Bakosoro’s defection to South Sudan rebels

February 19, 2019 (JUBA) - The South Sudan National Movement for Change (SSNMC) Tuesday dismissed reports claiming that the group leader Bangasi Joseph Bakosoro joined the rebel National Salvation Front (NAS) of Thomas Cirilo.
Fake reports were posted on the social media Monday saying “Joseph Bakosoro quit the government and join Thomas Cirilo's NAS”.
"This statement is not true. Mr Bakosoro is not and will not quit the implementation of R-ARCSS. He has not and will not join NAS," said (...)

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European Union calls to cease hostilities in South Sudan’s Equatoria

February 18, 2019 (JUBA) - European Union Delegation in South Sudan Monday condemned the violations of the cessation of hostilities agreement and called to stop the recurrent clashes in the Equatoria region.
Recent reports by the ceasefire monitoring mechanism say clashes between the government army SSPDF and the National Salvation Front (NAS) continue in Yei and Amadi states. Also, the holdout rebel group accused Juba of attacks on its positions, pointing to the increasing displacement of (...)

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Amendment to keep Sudan’s al-Bashir in power is “unconstitutional”, NCP figure says

February 18, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - Leading figure at the ruling National Congress Party (NCP) Amin Hassan Omer has described the attempt to amend the constitution to allow President Omer al-Bashir to run for a third term in 2020 elections as “illegitimate”.
Al-Bashir's term ends in 2020 and he couldn't run for office again according to the constitution. Also, the NCP statute limits to two terms the nomination of the party candidate for the presidential elections.
However, the NCP Shura (...)

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Cirilo says only new peace deal will stop war in South Sudan

February 17, 2019 (JUBA) - South Sudan rebel leader Thomas Cirilo said he would continue to fight the government until a new peace deal is signed.
“We're not going to stop. If Juba thinks that without bullets we're not going to be able to protect ourselves and our people they're wrong,” Cirilo told the U.S.-based Vice News on Friday.
“We need a governance system which renders services to the people of South Sudan,” he further said.
The leader of the National Salvation Front (NAS) and several (...)

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Arab League says Sudan’s protests “internal affair”

February 17, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - The Assistant Secretary-General of the Arab League (AL) Hossam Zaki has described Sudan's protests as “internal affair”.
Speaking at a press conference on Sunday, Zaki said the AL hasn't been asked to intervene or provide assistance in the ongoing events in Sudan.
“Accordingly, the Arab League has nothing to do with what is going on in the Sudanese state, he said
Large protests have been ongoing across Sudanese cities since 19 December. The demonstrations first (...)

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Sudan produces 93 tons of gold in 2018: ministry

February 16, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan's Ministry of Minerals on Saturday said gold production has reached 93 tons (equivalent to $4 billion) in 2018.
The director of the Geological Research Corporation (GRC) Mohamed Abu Fatima said the Ministry of Minerals is facing a challenge of introducing means and policies to control gold exports fully in order to achieve $3 billion in revenues.
He stressed the ministry's readiness to cover the country's foreign exchange deficit, saying they have (...)

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South Sudan spends $135,000 to renovate houses of vice-presidents

February 14, 2019 (JUBA) - South Sudanese government used over 135,000 U.S. dollars from the funds dedicated for peace implementation to renovate houses of Vice President Taban Deng and the late Dr John Garang.
According to the Guardian of London, the National Pre-Transitional Committee (NPTC) which oversees the implementation of the revitalized peace agreement, in December 2018 and January 2019 authorized more than 135,000 dollars to renovate the houses of the two politicians.
Garang's (...)

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Lord Alton calls on British govt to reconsider dialogue with Sudan

February 14, 2019 (LONDON) - British Lord Alton Thursday has called on the Theresa May's Government to review its policy towards Sudan and to stop the strategic dialogue process with Khartoum.
Lord Alton of Liverpool, an Officer and former Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Sudan and South Sudan, met on Thursday with a delegation of the Sudanese opposition led by Yasir Arman who is the External Affairs Secretary of the Sudan Call.
In a statement extended to Sudan Tribune, (...)

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South Sudan to cut one-day’s pay for peace implementation

February 13, 2019 (JUBA) — South Sudan government will deduct one-day pay from the salaries of the civil servants to fund the implementation of the revitalized peace agreement, the information minister said on Tuesday.
"The cabinet decided that all the employees in the public sector should monthly contribute a one-day pay from their salaries for the next four months in the interest of the peace," Michael Makuei told reporters in Juba.
The decision comes within the government efforts to (...)

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U.S. dollar hits record high against Sudanese pound

February 13, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - The U.S. dollar price on Wednesday hit an all-time high on the black market as the Sudanese pound declined to 83,00 per dollar.
Traders speaking to Sudan Tribune Wednesday in central Khartoum said the purchase price of the U.S. dollar through checks has reached 83,00 pounds while the cash purchase was 64,50 pounds.
It is noteworthy that due to the lack of liquidity in the banks, U.S. dollar carries two prices on the black market. The purchase price through (...)

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13 civilians, 7 soldiers killed during fresh clashes in South Sudan’s Equatoria: NAS

February 12, 2019 (JUBA) - Clashes between South Sudanese army and National Salvation Front (NAS) fighters resulted in the death of 13 civilians and 7 soldiers, said a statement released by the spokesperson of the rebel group on Tuesday
The security situation in the Central Equatoria has now deteriorated to the point that region returned to war as before the signing of the revitalized peace agreement. Repeated clashes have become the rule.
As a result of the recent clashes in the Yei (...)

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Rights groups call to investigate disappearance of two South Sudanese activists

February 12, 2019 (NAIROBI) - Rights groups Monday have called on Kenya and South Sudan to investigate into the enforced disappearance of two South Sudanese activists in Nairobi more than two years ago.
Dong Samuel Luak, a prominent South Sudanese lawyer and human rights activist, and Aggrey Idri, a member of the SPLM-IO were kidnapped in the Kenyan capital on January 23 and 24, 2017, respectively.
Despite multiple reports about their arrest by the Kenyan police forces country and (...)

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U.S. envoy meets opposition leader after attack on mosque by Sudan security

February 11, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - U.S. Chargé d'Affaire Steven Koutsis discussed with the leader of the opposition National Umma Party (NUP) the attack by the Sudanese security agent on a mosque of his religious sect, Al-Ansar, last Friday as the embassy expressed its concern about the recurrent use of violence.
On 8 February, Sudanese security forces fired teargas and beat worshippers attempting to stage a peaceful demonstration after Friday prayers at the Al-Sayed Abd al-Rahman al-Mahdi (...)

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Cash crisis continues in Sudan, as banknotes printing face problems

February 10, 2019 (KHARTOUM - Sudanese government has failed to end the cash crisis despite promises to resolve it through the printing of big new banknotes as banks are still unable to provide money to their customers.
Long lines of people who want to withdraw money are still waiting outside the Sudanese banks every day. Also, Sudanese line up to withdraw cash from automated teller machines (ATM)s, with dozens who abandoned their jobs and offices service.
Reliable sources told Sudan (...)

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Holdout opposition accuses South Sudan army of preparing new attacks

February 8, 2019 (JUBA) — South Sudan's opposition alliance said concerned by the repeated violations of the cessation of hostilities by the government forces and accused Juba of preparing new attacks in the upcoming days.
During the past weeks, the National Salvation Front (NAS) of Thomas Cirilo issued several statements about clashes with the South Sudan People's Defence Forces (SSPDF) and accused the government army of violating the ceasefire.
On Sunday, NAS allied groups issued a (...)

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