Category: Politics

Kiir set to meet Riek

President Salva Kiir will meet his opponent Dr. Riek Machar face-to-face tomorrow in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, the spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said. Speaking to Eye Radio this afternoon, Amb….

Kiir set to meet Riek

President Salva Kiir will meet his opponent Dr. Riek Machar face-to-face tomorrow in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, the spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said. Speaking to Eye Radio this afternoon, Amb….

#SouthSudanUntouchables trends in Kenya

Kenyans on Twitter have started a trending hashtag dubbed #SouthSudanUntouchables to pressure the Kenyatta administration to freeze accounts of, and seize property owned by, corrupt South Sudan leaders in Nairobi. This comes after Kenyan government…

S. Sudan national security regional office opens in Wau

June 16, 2018 (WAU) – South Sudan National Security Services inaugurated on Friday its regional head office in Wau state.
Construction of the building, located on eastern bank of Jur River, started in 2013.
Officials say the new office will help the region handle issues affecting national security issues affecting various communities.
Speaking during Friday’s occasion, the national security minister in the office president, Obuto Mamur Mete directed all army commanders to withdraw their (…)


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Payinjiar county residents oppose commissioner’s removal

June 13, 2018 (NYAL) – The removal on Tuesday of the Payinjiar county commissioner, John Tap Puot and subsequent appointment of Gai Riak as his successor has caused tension in the area.
Riak is known to be a strong supporter of the armed in opposition faction allied to South Sudan’s ex-first vice president Riek Machar.
Youths from both Nyal and Ganyliel, together with elders have objected to the removal of long serving country commissioner.
Yohanes Matai Dar, the youth chairman of Greater (…)


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Kenya and Uganda facilitating Corruption in South Sudan

Remarks by John Prendergast, Co-Founder, The Sentry Press Event with Sigal Mandelker, Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, U.S. Department of the Treasury Nairobi | June 13, 2018; In my short introductory remarks, I’m going to try to quickly answer six important questions: 1. WHY DOES SOUTH SUDAN MATTER TO KENYA? The government and […]

MPs deny proposing pay rise

Members of the transitional parliament have denied proposing a pay rise of 10,000 dollars. About 2 weeks ago, the SPLM Chief Whip in the TNLA resigned over the MP’s demand. Atem Garang told Eye Radio…

Tonj state governor sacks deputy, ministers

June 11, 2018 (TONJ) – The governor of South Sudan’s Tonj state, Anthony Bol Madut has fired his deputy, Manheim Bol.
Madut, in a gubernatorial order Sudan Tribune obtained, appointed Marial Abur, a former police commissioner, as the deputy state governor.
The governor also removed education minister, Deng Mayom Akeen, replacing him with Deng Deng Wek.
Other new appointments saw James Ayek (information), Lino Majok Achien (minister of physical infrastructure), William Deng Nhial (…)


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S. Sudan disowns Gai’s rejection of direct talks with Machar

June 11, 2018 (JUBA)- The South Sudanese presidency has dismissed as “fake” news report, which claimed the country’s first vice president, Taban Deng Gai in the coalition government proposed an initiative aimed at bringing together President Salva Kiir and his main political rival and leader of armed opposition faction, Riek Machar. Gai, reports widely circulated on social media indicated, protested to Kiir about his planned direct meeting with the rebel leader.
The letter, purportedly (…)


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South Sudan presidential spokesman denies sacking

June 10, 2018 (JUBA) – The South Sudanese presidential spokesman, Ateny Wek Ateny has dismissed reports claiming he has been sidelined and sacked from his post.
Ateny, in a statement issued on Sunday, described as “fake” such claims, which he largely attributed to his adversaries and distractors. “It is true many people, especially friends and family members as well as my detractors have written to me privately to clarify if I am suspended or relieved. This is not true. I am still working (…)


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