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S.Sudanese female humanitarian scoops prestigious award

A South Sudanese female humanitarian worker has been awarded a coveted humanitarian honor at the Bond International Development Awards in London. Christine Ngbaazande, who hails from Gbudwe state, was nominated for her work in inspiring activism for the rights and respect of women and children in her community in Yambio. According to the World Vision South […]

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Bakosoro calls for rebuking of peace spoilers

An opposition leader is appealing to South Sudanese to watch out for peace spoilers and hold them accountable. Joseph Bakosoro also cautioned leaders against hate speech and using negative statements to derail the implementation of the peace agreement, adding that such activities can “burn bridges” already being built by the peace accord. The opposition parties […]

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Pope Francis hopes to visit S.Sudan

Pope Francis has told President Salva Kiir he still hopes to visit South Sudan. Francis met with President Salva Kiir in the Apostolic Palace on Saturday. The Vatican said the talks focused on the country’s peace process, the return of refugees and future development. The associated press reported. Francis had wanted to visit South Sudan […]

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Several peacekeepers sustain injuries in Maiwut chopper crash

Authorities in Maiwut state say several peacekeepers have sustained minor injuries after a UN helicopter crashed in Pagak on Friday. According to the area information minister, Baruach Uluch Akolaton, there were 20 passengers on board- majority of them peacekeepers. Mr Baruach said the pilot was trying to make an emergency landing at Pagak airstrip where […]

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Kiir meet Pope Francis over South Sudan at the Vatican

President Salva Kiir is meeting Pope Francis at the Vatican in Rome to discuss the current state of affairs in South Sudan. The official visit comes as a result of an invitation from Pope Francis to President Salva Kiir to visit the Vatican. The visit by Kiir comes 2 years after the Vatican postponed an […]

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Juba university suspends students’ political activivities

The administration of the University of Juba has banned student political activities, days after the students staged a peaceful protest against an increase in the tuition fees. The students who said the demands by the administration to increase fees from SSP 50,000 and SSP 86,000 was not cognizant of the economic hardship they are going […]

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Kuol blames commanders for crimes against civilians

The Minister of Defense says the commanding officers of the organized forces are to blame for the rampant violence against women across the country. Several reports by the UN and humanitarian groups have suggested that the perpetrators are mainly members of the organized forces, including the police, the army and opposition groups. This week, the UN […]

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NPTC comes to the aid of SPLM-IO team kicked out of the hotel

Some SPLM-IO peace delegates who were on Tuesday kicked out of a hotel in Juba over unpaid bills say they are now getting full services after N.P.T.C intervened. Two days ago, the management of an unnamed hotel in Juba decided to lock the rooms of the delegates who are residing at their premises. The hotel […]

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Where is Samuel Dong and Aggrey Idri? -UN

A senior official of the  UN Mission in South Sudan has called on the national parliament to demand an explanation from the security service on the whereabouts of government critics – Dong Samuel and Aggrey Idri. The two men, who were sympathetic to SPLM-IO, disappeared off the street of Nairobi on January 23 and 24, 2017. […]

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85% of police officers can’t read or write -Senior Police Admin

The Director General of Police for Administration and Finance says a high rate of illiteracy in the police force is impeding criminal investigations. According to his statistics, over 80 percent of police personnel are not qualified. And South Sudan has the highest illiteracy rate due to years of conflict, lack of infrastructure, and quality education. […]

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Kiir returns to Juba after ‘tedious’ peace tour

President Salva Kiir has returned to Juba after successfully ending his peace tour in the Bahr el Ghazal region. The trip began in Terekeka state, two weeks ago and ended in Raja town, Lol State. The peace tour was aimed at disseminating the revitalized peace agreement which was signed 6 months ago. While traversing the […]

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General Malong wants direct negotiations with gov’t

The leader of the South Sudan United Front – Paul Malong Awan – has accepted to join the peace process, but only through direct negotiations with the current government. This came out in a meeting held in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, yesterday between his delegation and the IGAD special envoy for South Sudan – Ambassador […]

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Peace parties to form 700-strong protection unit soon

The peace parties have agreed to form a 700-strong VIP protection unit. This was agreed upon during the Joint Defense Board or JBD meeting at the military headquarters in Juba yesterday. The force will be drawn from the SSPDF, the SPLA-IO and SSOA. “350 [will come] from SSPDF and 350 from SPLA-IO and SSOA, they […]

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GPOC employees call off arrears strike

The employees of the greater pioneering oil company or GPOC have called off the planned strike amidst talks with the management. Last Tuesday, the employees of the oil firm said they would lay down their tools if their grievances were not addressed within 7 days. The over 200 staff are demanding allowance arrears that they […]

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“Women’s development here equals S. Sudan development”, US ambassador

The US ambassador to South Sudan says his country will continue to support youth especially women and girls in capacity building. Thomas Hushek says young women in South Sudan have equal opportunities to the ongoing US exchange programs as their male counterparts. The US diplomat spoke during an exclusive interview on Eye Radio’s Dawn show […]

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Egypt willing to send experts to aid S.Sudan peace process

Egyptian government has expressed readiness to send experts to aid in drafting constitutional laws for South Sudan. The country’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Sameh Shoukry, told a delegation of the South Sudanese National Pr-Transitional Committee in Cairo on Monday. The committee Chairperson, Tut Kew Gatluak,led he team. During the meeting, the two sides reviewed the latest […]

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Public urged to report police misconduct

The police deputy spokesperson is urging any victim of police brutality or harassment to report the case to the police department in Juba. Colonel James Dak says the aim  is to “to switch off the mistrust that has been existing between us and the community.” Members of the public have been complaining about police behavior, […]

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