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Torit MP succumbs to malaria

A member of parliament at the Torit Legislative assembly has died following a short illness.   Honorable Aziz Atari Aziz passed away on Sunday shortly at a health facility in Torit town after he was diagnosed with malaria. “It has been a difficult moment for us all in the state and in the villages it […]

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UK envoy Trott appointed ambassador to S.Sudan

The UK Special Representative for Sudan and South Sudan – Chris Trott – has been appointed ambassador to South Sudan. “I’m really excited that my next appointment as the next British ambassador to South Sudan ” he confirmed. Ambassador Trott replaces Alison Blackburne who is expected to be transferred to another Diplomatic Service appointment. In […]

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NRA generates 1.2 billion SSP in January taxes alone

The National Revenue Authority says it collected a total sum of 1.2 billion pounds in January alone.  “All these resources am talking about have been transferred to Central bank for the ministry of Finance to use,” the NRA commissioner general, Olympio Attipoe announced this during a press conference on Tuesday. Established last year, the NRA […]

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Quit living in hotels, activist tells leaders

An activist has expressed disappointment in some political leaders for allegedly staying in hotels amidst financial constraints. This comes after the incumbent TGoNU said it does not have money to implement the pre-transitional period activities. However, Edmond Yakani, the executive director of the Community Empowerment for Progress Organization, questions why some leaders are being accommodated […]

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S. Sudan Government turns down Akothee tour claiming she is too immoral

South Sudan government has rushed to blocking Akothee, a Kenyan female musician who wanted to tour the country sometimes this year. The Give it to me singer has been the talk of Kenyan music industry and with the popularity she is getting, she felt she should entertain her fans in South Sudan but to her […]

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Young Tycoon asks Salva Kiir to make him minister of Culture, youth and sports

South Sudanese Young Tycoon also known as Lawrence Lual Malong has approached Salva Kiir with a request to replace Dr Nadia Arop who is the acting Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports. Lual presented complaints to Salva Kiir about how there is a big void in the ministry and would like to fill it. Their […]

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EU condemns Yei River renewed clashes

The European Union has condemned the renewed clashes in Yei River and Amadi states. According to the peace monitoring body, RJMEC, the fighting between government soldiers and forces loyal to General Thomas Cirilo erupted in the state on the 19th of January. In Amadi state alone, 9 people, including a civilian were killed between February […]

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NPTC presents $285 million budget for pre-transitional period

The national pre-transitional committee has presented a 285 million-dollar operational budget to the R-JMEC. The council of ministers  approved The budget during its extraordinary meeting in Juba last week. “This is a commitment on the side of the government and that’s why they had to approve it as presented by NPTC,” Gabriel Changson, the co-deputy […]

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CSO criticizes AU inaction to establish hybrid court

A civil society organisation has criticised the African Union for doing little or nothing to establish hybrid court. The 2018 peace agreement mandates the continental body to set up the court for adjudicate war crimes. Since the outbreak of the political violence in 2013, more than four million civilians have fled their homes to escape […]

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R-JMEC: Gov’t peace ownership key to success

The interim chairman of the Reconstituted JMEC has urged the government to own up the implementation of the new peace deal. It is not clear why Ambassador Augustino Njoroge made the remarks. However, the National Pre-Transitional Committee, which comprises of those who negotiated the accord, has lately been complaining about lack of funds to implement […]

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South Sudan Central Banks Secures Over 10USD Million In Grant

The Central Bank  of South Sudan has secured a grant of over $10 million from the African Development Bank to improve its payment system in the country. Central Bank of any given country is the authority responsible for a state currency. One of its functions is to serve as means of payment. The payment system is a set of […]

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Implement pact, restore people’s dignity, leaders told

A UN official is appealing to the South Sudan leaders to restore dignity of the civil war-affected people by implementing the new peace accord. The level of suffering in South Sudan is often described as on an unimaginable scale and getting worse. This was triggered by the violent conflict that is rooted in power wrangles […]

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S.Sudan Central Bank secures over $10 million in grant

The Central Bank  of South Sudan has secured a grant of over $10 million from the African Development Bank to improve its payment system in the country. Central Bank of any given country is the authority responsible for a state currency. One of its functions is to serve as means of payment. The payment system is a set of […]

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S.Sudan police launches Wau emergency call centre

The South Sudan National Police Service has launched an emergency call centre in Wau town, Wau State. The aim of the ECC is to combat crimes in the area. In attendance were; the Interior Minister, Michael Chenjiek; UNDP Regional Bureau for Africa Director, Ashunna Eziakonwa; Japanese Ambassador to South Sudan, Seiji Okada, and Wau state […]

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Violent incidents against aid workers reduced – OCHA

A UN agency says there has been reduction of humanitarian access incidents across the country since the year began. In a statement, the UN Office for Coordination Humanitarian Affairs says aid agencies reported only 35 incidents in January 2019. OCHA said  “nearly a quarter of them involved violence against humanitarian personnel and assets.” It said […]

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MTN and Zain are becoming useless and should follow Vivacell, says Makuei Lueth

South Sudan’s information minister Michael Makuei Lueth has trashed telecommunication companies MTN and Zain in a press held in Juba yesterday. The minister who pioneered the demise of Vivacell in the Country says the companies in question are becoming very useless and should follow Vivacell soonest. Makuei is very mad at the internet coverages the […]

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John Kudusay kicked out of hotel for spitting Tobacco in the sink

South Sudanese prolific singer John Kudusay got himself into an embarrassing situation yesterday when he spat in a sink at Namayiba Park Hotel in Kampala, Uganda. Kudusay who was accompanied by two other gentlemen got kicked out without a warning. The Baak Guirku Cieeng singer landed himself into inescapable situation before he could even sit […]

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Insecurity hinders access to 23,000 people in Yei River

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs says that aid agencies are unable to reach 23,000 people around Yei  area due to insecurity. Earlier this week, the UN refugee agency said fighting in Yei River State had so far displaced over 5,000 civilians to the neighboring DR Congo. According to UNHCR, the clashes […]

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