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Hand over al-Bashir to ICC

Amnesty International is urging the new Sudanese leadership to hand over their former president Omar al-Bashir to the International Criminal Court. Al-Bashir, who was ousted last week and later detained at Kobar prison by the army after intensified protests calling on him to step down, is wanted by the ICC which indicted him in 2008. The […]

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NPTC member kicked out of hotel for ‘hosting female’ in his room

A senior peace delegate has been kicked out from his hotel room in Juba for causing a disturbance in the posh hotel earlier this week. On Monday, security personnel stormed Dembesh Hotel to round up Peter Mayen. Mayen, the member of the pre-transitional committee, is accused of hosting a married woman in his hotel room. […]

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SSOA member, Bakasoro vows not to leave Juba

A member of the South Sudan Political Alliance – Joseph Bakasoro, says he will never leave Juba until the peace agreement is fully implemented. The former governor of the defunct Western Equatoria State left Juba in 2016 shortly after he was released from the national security detention facility where he spent months over alleged rebellion […]

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Riek Machar Returns To Khartoum From Italy

The Chairman of the SPLM-IO has returned to Khartoum from Italy, where he was stranded for days after the toppling of Omar al-Bashir. Dr. Riek Machar left Khartoum for the Vatican a day before long time ruler was ousted. He went there to take part in the spiritual retreat hosted by Pope Francis at his […]

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President Kiir Invites Dr Riek To Juba Before 20 May

President Salva Kiir has invited the main opposition leader, Dr. Riek Machar, to return to Juba for the formation of the reconstituted transitional government of unity. Presidential press secretary, Ateny Wek Ateny, revealed this to Eye Radio on Tuesday. Ateny says President Kiir invited his future first vice president during the spiritual retreat at the […]

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Dr Machar suggests six-month extension of pre-transitional period

The First Vice President designate, Dr. Riek Machar has suggested that the pre-transitional period should be extended for six months to enable its full implementation. The leader of SPLM-IO says the parties will not be able to meet a May-12th deadline to form a unity government because key requirement of a peace deal have not […]

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Cabinet affairs minister expresses frustration at R-JMEC’s report

The minister of cabinet affairs has rubbished reports that suggest that security has been obstructing peace monitors from verifying ceasefire violations in parts of the country. During a meeting on Friday, the chairperson of the Reconstituted Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission said the ceasefire monitoring body – CTSAM-VM recorded 31 access denials it encountered since […]

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Next Sudan’s president should reflect the people’s choice – US activists

The next president of Sudan should reflect the will of its people, the Co-Founders of the  Enough Project George Clooney and John Prendergast have said: It calls on the international community to provide possible support to ensure a negotiated and inclusive transition in the Sudan. “The people of Sudan have been waiting for this day […]

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Gov’t reacts to old ‘use of women as wages in conflict’ report

The minister of gender, child and social welfare is urging the UN and the government of India to produce an alleged government policy that allows soldiers to rape women and girls as wages in the conflict. Awut Deng Achuil is reacting to an old report conducted by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner […]

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New law to end NSS arbitrary arrests

Some members of the public have welcomed the amended national security act, which once approved, will empower an independent body tasked with holding the security service accountable for violations. On Tuesday, the National Constitutional Amendment Committee handed over the security acts to the government with the exception of the National Security Act. In 2016, Amnesty […]

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UoJ fee row to end soon

The vice chancellor of the University of Juba says the fee dispute will be resolved soon. Recently, his new fee structure was cancelled by the chancellor, President Salva Kiir, after students opposed it. The new fees, ranging from 36,000 to 75,000 pounds, was rejected by the students because they said was too much to afford […]

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Riek joins spiritual retreat members

Opposition Leader Dr. Riek Machar has left Khartoum for the spiritual retreat at the Vatican, an SPLM-IO official has said. Dr. Machar is accompanied by senior members of his group, including Deputy Henry Odwar, Angelina Teny, and Dr. Koang Dak. They are joining President Salva Kiir, First Vice President Taban Deng and Eminent Personality Rebecca […]

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Official warns against interference with Chinese construction companies

The South Sudanese ambassador to China has called on communities in areas where construction of high ways will take place to cooperate with the Chinese companies. Ambassador John Andruga made the remarks as he described details of the MoU between the government and the China-based construction company- Shandong High-Speed Limited. Speaking to Eye Radio, Ambassador […]

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IO leader Dr Riek Machar free to travel anywhere, says member

The SPLM/IO has confirmed that Dr.Riek Machar is free to travel anywhere after the IGAD chairman lifted his restriction. This came after some media outlets reported that he had been placed under house arrest in Khartoum by the peace mediation body – the IGAD. A member of SPLM/IO leadership council, Agok Makur, told Eye Radio […]

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Al-Mougif newspaper management shocked after printing blank page

Al-Mougif Arabic daily newspaper has accused the government of censorship after it printed today’s publication with blank back page. In the publication,an official from the Media Authority at the printing press removed an article written by Dr. Peter Adwok Nyaba, Mathiang Cirilo editor-in-chief alleges. The article was titled: “Warp political thought and the failure of […]

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Comboni students protest over dismissal of school principal

Students of Comboni Secondary school have staged a peaceful protest in demand for re-appointment of a principal who was dismissed by the Catholic Church administration last week. Sister Lily Grace, who started her job in 2015, was dismissed on Wednesday by the Catholic Church administration allegedly for acting against the regulations of the church. However, […]

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Cabinet shot down transport minister proposal for 33 airports

The cabinet has rejected a proposal by the minister of transport to build an airport for every state. Currently, there are four airports in the country, namely: Wau, Malakal, Juba and Paloch. John Luk Jok had proposed construction of 33 airports. Briefing the media after the weekly cabinet meeting, information minister Michael Makuei said airports […]

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Petroleum minister appeals to US to ease restrictions on companies

The minister of petroleum has appealed to the US to ease the restriction on companies dealing in South Sudan’s crude oil to allow them to procure equipment for their operations. In April last year, US department of Commerce imposed licensing requirements on 15 South Sudan oil companies. US said these entities had contributed to the […]

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