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South Sudan launches international gateway

South Sudan has just launched its international gateway for the first time since independence in 2011. A gateway is a piece of networking hardware used in telecommunications for telecommunications networks that allows data to flow from one discrete network to another. The gateway will allow South Sudan improve its international communication. The 30-million-dollar project was […]

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National dialogue greater Upper Nile regional conference Begins

The national dialogue Greater Upper Nile regional conference could not take place in the region due to lack of facilities. This is according to the chairperson of the sub-committee of upper Nile region, Simon Kun Puoch. The conference kicked off in Juba this morning. There have been concerns by several states that feel that there […]

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Kiir appeals to IDPs in PoC sites to return home

President Salva Kiir is appealing to people living in the UN Protection of Civilian sites to return to their homes in order to restart their lives. Kiir says there is no more threat to people’s lives as fighting has drastically decreased across the country. Between 2013 and 2016, thousands of South Sudanese sought UN protection […]

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Heavy rains in Juba leaves many homeless

Several families in Juba have reportedly been rendered homesless after their houses were submerged by heavy rains that is still pouring. The downpour started at around 5am. As a result, some residents say their homes and valuables have been destroyed by the rain – with some houses completely submerged in water and roofs blown off […]

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NPTC directs relocation of peace delegates to “cheaper” hotel

The National Pre-Transitional Period Committee has directed members of the various parties being accommodated by the government to move to South Sudan hotel. The NPTC in their meeting yesterday agreed to relocate the peace delegates from the current expensive hotels in Juba. This came after members of the public, activists and regional experts questioned the […]

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Revenue Authority boss denies corruption allegations against him

The Commissioner General of the National Revenue Authority has denied allegations of opening an external private account and transferring government funds into it. According to Dr. Olympio Attipeo, it has been alleged that he travelled to Mombasa recently where he opened his personal account in order to embezzle public money. He said those spreading such […]

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Red Army Foundation chairman ‘rubbishes’ his alleged removal from office

Deng Bol of the Red Army Foundation whose position as chairperson is under contention has dismissed claims by some members of the foundation that he has been deposed, and a new chairman has been installed. In a statement seen by Eye Radio on Friday, some members who said they represent the foundation’s General Assembly said […]

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Boundaries Commission seeks grass-root views on number of States

The Independent Boundaries Commission, IBC, has sought the views of local people in the two states of Terekeka and Amadi. IBC embarked on a countrywide consultation drive to gather opinions of people at the grassroots on the number of States they deem manageable and viable. The Boundaries Commission was established by the Revatilized Peace Agreement […]

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Red Army Foundation replaces Chairperson, Deng Bol in absentia

The General Assembly of the Red Army Foundation says it has dismissed its Chairman, Deng Bol, after accussing him of failing to step down -since the end of his term last year. In a statement seen by Eye Radio, the foundation’s General Assembly said Mr. Deng was to vacate the office of the chairperson in […]

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Hotel instructed to quit offering meals to peace delegates

A hotel in Juba says it has been instructed by the pre-transitional committee to stop offering meals to peace delegates. Nearly 100 peace delegates are being hosted in Dembesh Hotel by the NPTC. Some of them are representatives of the various opposition groups which inked the new peace deal last year. In a memo, the […]

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Protesters in Ethiopia demand Kiir’s resignation

Some South Sudanese on SPLA Day demonstrated in front of their embassy in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, demanding President Salva Kiir to step down. The dozens of people were reportedly singing anti-government slogans and carrying placards with writings such as KiirMustGo. But the South Sudanese ambassador to Ethiopia describes the protesters as former rebels. […]

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War and peace in South Sudan only benefits the elites-former white house official

A former White House official under the Obama administration says the greatest obstacle to lasting peace in South Sudan is the ability of the leaders to provoke violence, manipulate ethnic tensions in order to seek control of land and resources. Robert Malley, who is currently the President and CEO of the International Crisis Group says […]

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Citizens feel secure in 2019 according to UNMISS survey

A survey conducted by UNMISS suggests that citizens feel secure in 2019 unlike previous years. The opinion poll titled, “Perception Survey,” asked about 2,300 people in towns and villages across the country about their views on the security situation. 70 percent of those interviewed felt that the current security situation in South Sudan was either […]

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Juba postpones official SPLA Day celebrations

The official celebration of the SPLA Day in Juba has been postponed to next week, despite the day being a public holiday. Throughout the week, residents of Juba have observed heavy deployment of security forces within the major roads in the capital. Yesterday, the organized forces conducted gun search operations on motorists and into residential […]

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Min.Finance presents over 200 billion pounds FY budget

The Minister of Finance and Economic Planning has presented over 200 billion South Sudanese Pounds Fiscal Year budget to the Council of Ministers for deliberations. Salvatore Garang says the budget is developed against the crude oil that will be produced during this Fiscal Year 2019/2020 . According to the budget, much of the allocations will […]

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UN FAO staff resume work after a short-lived strike

National staff of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization have resumed work shortly after staging a strike over lack of hardship allowance. Yesterday, the staff refused to report to their duty station citing discriminatory pay of Risk Allowance by FAO. They said several UN agencies pay all their workers allowances, but FAO reportedly pays the […]

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Transcript: Kiir statement on the occasion of SPLA Day 2019

Speech of H.E President of the Republic on the occasion of the May 16th Celebration – 2019 Dear Compatriots, Today marks 36 years since the founding of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army/Movement. On this historic occasion, I want to congratulate the people of South Sudan in general and the men and women of the South […]

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Southern Liech and Ruweng states Governors Dismissed

President Salva Kiir has removed governors of Southern Liech and Ruweng states from office through a Presidential decree. In two separate decrees issued yesterday, Kiir dismissed the governor of Southern Liech, Stephen Taker; and replaced him with, Stephen Tair. The President also replaced Ruweng governor Them Machar, with Lawrence Mabok. Both replacements have military backgrounds. […]

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