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Ownership of Abyei, an oil-producing region contested by Sudan and South Sudan, remained contentious even after the world's youngest nation split from Sudan in 2011. Khartoum and Juba failed to agree on who can participate on in a vote to determine the future of the region. In February 2017, President ...
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) -- South Sudan has suspended a United Nations radio station for allegedly refusing to comply with the country's media laws, although the station has not yet been ... The government may not be able to take the station off the air because the transmitter is on the U.N. base in JUBA.

In this photo taken Friday, March 2, 2018, sex worker Nancy sits at a local bar where she sometimes picks up clients, in Juba, South Sudan. As World Women's Day is to be marked across the globe and women across much of the Western world have galvanized around the #MeToo movement, South Sudan ...
Sex worker Irene sits in her brothel in Juba, South Sudan. As International Women's Day is to be marked across the globe and women across much of the Western world have galvanized around the #MeToo movement, South Sudan remains a place where women face grinding difficulties and rights experts ...
Juba, 6 March 2018 - The South Sudan National Police Service (SSNPS) relaunched the Emergency Call Centre in Bulluk, Juba. Minister of Interior Lt. Gen. Michael ChiangJiek Geay Mut, Inspector General of Police Gen. Majak Akec Malok, H.E Ambassador of Japan Mr. Seiji Okada and UNDP Country ...

South Sudan's Minister of Petroleum Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth believes, contrary to the views of international observers, that his country is turning a corner and can look forward to a brighter future. South Sudan's first six and half years as an independent country has seen brutal civil conflict, a broken economy, ...
"It makes less sense that you add 200 more troops to what we have already in Juba -- the U.N., the Regional Protection Forces, the government security forces, the police, and other forces," he told VOA's South Sudan in Focus. "It just doesn't make any sense." In August, UNMISS chief David Shearer said ...
February 13, 2018 (JUBA) - South Sudanese government has rejected a demand by a coalition of opposition forces asking JUBA to abandon continuing to be part, as a member-state, of the summits and meetings of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) which mediates the ongoing ...
FILE - In this Sunday Oct. 1, 2017 file photo, a truck waits outside a closed petrol station of the Nile Petroleum Corporation in Juba, South Sudan. South Sudan's state-owned oil company has been "captured by predatory elites" and is being used to fund the country's civil war, according to reports by two ...
... including rejecting demilitarizing Juba and the major towns, dissolution of the sector in order to allow reconstitution of the army in a way reflective of different faces and ethnicities in the country", the statement stressed. On 16 February, the mediators suspended the talks to revitalize the South Sudan peace ...
Lam Paul Gabriel has told Sudan Tribune that both the relatives and airline company have come to the consensus with the relatives of the deceased and properties owners. He said the two pilots were released on Monday after paying one hundred, seven thousand, seven hundred and forty-three dollars ...
Rwanda's Formed police Unit 2, consisting of 160 officers, arrived in South Sudan in April 2017, followed by an additional 23 individual police officers last July. They have all been based in the capital Juba, where their main tasks have been city patrols and public order management in the UN mission's ...
In statements to Sudan Tribune over the outstanding matters they have raised in Addis Ababa during the first round of the second phase of the revitalization process, Presidential Adviser Tor Deng Mawien pointed to the case of Foreign Minister Deng Alor who represents the SPLM former political detainees ...
"It makes less sense that you add 200 more troops to what we have already in Juba -- the U.N., the Regional Protection Forces, the government security forces, the police, and other forces," he told VOA's South Sudan in Focus. "It just doesn't make any sense." In August, UNMISS chief David Shearer said ...
February 13, 2018 (Juba) - South Sudanese government has rejected a demand by a coalition of opposition forces asking Juba to abandon continuing to be part, as a member-state, of the summits and meetings of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) which mediates the ongoing ...
The South Sudan government is cracking down on black market money changers to try to prevent the South Sudanese pound from falling any further against the U.S. dollar. A combined force of police officers, military and national security service operatives were seen moving through several Juba markets ...

On 3 November 2016, the Kenyan authorities deported the spokesperson of armed opposition leader, Riek Machar from Nairobi to Juba because he praised a UN report denouncing the failure of UNMISS to protect civilians in Juba. The rebel spokesperson also applauded the then UN chief Ban Ki-Moon ...
"The SPLM/SPLA(IO) also takes this opportunity to denounce the negative propaganda being fabricated by the regime, which purports the SPLM/SPLA (IO): "fired at a plane carrying 130 passengers on their way to Pagak", he explained in a statement extended to Sudan Tribune on Sunday.
February 11, 2018 (Juba)- The Ugandan president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni Sunday has assured South Sudan President Salva Kiir never be afraid of United States arms restrictions on his country, pledging his government would facilitate delivery of arms defying the weapons ban and other sanctions.
By LABAN WANAMBISI, Nairobi, Kenya, Feb 11 - The Kenya airline pilots Association has called for a suspension of commercial and chartered flights to South Sudan in efforts to free Kenyan pilots captured on January 9. South Sudanese rebels have vowed they will not release the pilots until ...
... the Juba-based coalition government, city its failure to implements the 2015 peace accord. Lam said the leadership of the SPLA-IO has applauded the decision by the two generals to rejoining the Machar-led opposition forces. On Monday, the second phase of the South Sudan peace revitalization forum ...
A new group of 270 members of Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) yesterday left for a one-year rotational peacekeeping mission in Juba, South Sudan. They are part of a battalion of 920 soldiers of the mechanised infantry who will work under the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) and will be ...
Juba, South Sudan - Nyomon Lilian will never forget the day she decided to become a midwife. It was a few years ago, in her hometown of Kajo Keji, in South Sudan's Equatoria region. She watched as her neighbour bled out after giving birth. The woman was rushed to the hospital, but it was too late.
February 8, 2018 (Juba) - The lawyer representing jailed South Sudanese businessman, John Agou Wuoi has openly appealed to President Salva Kiir to pardon ... He was among 16 people sentenced to life imprisonment for their role in the loss of $14 million and 30 million South Sudan Pounds (SSP).
February 8, 2018 (Juba) - South Sudan peace talks have stalled over a text mediators and opposition officials want added to a provision that authorizes levying punitive measures against individuals who violate the peace process. The parties, multiple sources attending the ongoing talks said, also failed to ...
Abieth is back to the bush, but it probably doesn't have a direct impact on the SPLA-IO success," Gatluak told Sudan Tribune Thursday. Maj. Gen. Samuel Bidit Puot, nicknamed Abieth, claimed the leadership of Gai failed to resolve the main issues in the peace deal. "The lack of clear rules in the system and ...
February 9, 2018 (Juba)- South Sudan's ambassador to the United States has returned to the country after recall from Washington, sparking debate in the public about what would be next in the midst of diplomatic tension. JPEG - 21.8 kb; South Sudan's Ambassador to the United States, Garang Diing ...
South Sudan has officially declared an end to the country's cholera epidemic, which erupted more than 18 months ago, infecting more than 20,000 people and killing 436. World Health Organization and health ministry officials announced the end of the outbreak at a news conference Wednesday in Juba.
Hundreds of people -- including youths, women and tribal chiefs --denounced the U.S. decision last week to restrict arms transfers to South Sudan. The South Sudan Council of Chiefs organized the demonstrations, and some of its members rode on trucks through Juba's streets, urging residents to protest.
A local journalist who witnessed the incident said the irate youths seemed to be angry at any white person, especially American nationals. The mob also beat up Julius Gale, a local journalist working for the Juba-based radio Bakhita. The South Sudan government is yet to issue a statement on the incident.
He and the rest of the residents of the village all arrived in Juba from Yei, a few hours road travel away, during the years preceding the independence of South Sudan in 2011. The smiles and twinkling eyes of the 40 or so children gathered for the opening of the school, dressed in their Sunday bests, ...
South Sudan's former army chief said he has no plans to return to South Sudan after completing his medical examinations in Kenya. Gen. Paul Malong Awan told VOA's South Sudan In Focus that he has credible threats to his life in South Sudan. "Why should I go to Juba? When they called me to come ...
Initially linked to former army chief of staff, General Paul Malong Awan, Deng was part of the team delegated by the Juba establishment to persuade the former to return to Juba from Yirol in Lakes state, amid fears the powerful army general planned to rebel. "Rumours", he said, had it that he was party to ...
Malong, in an email extended to Sudan Tribune on Sunday, said Igga "orchestrated" the attack and saw the US ambassador's car shot at in Juba, "but didn't report the incident to the authority". "After US ambassador came to my office to inform about the shooting, I took the matter of investigating the incident ...
President Kiir officially earns close to $60,000 annually, but sources in Juba say his extended family members have several assets outside South Sudan. Dr Machar's family members are known to flaunt excessive wealth in Nairobi and Addis Ababa, where they live in luxurious homes. The US and Canada ...
The U.S. state Department announced Friday it would immediately enact restrictions on arms transfers to South Sudan. Paul Sutphin, the State Department's senior adviser on Sudan and South Sudan, said the decision will "restrict the flow of lethal material into South Sudan for all parties" and is part of a ...
This writer took inspiration from your own words when you were addressing three-day induction workshop organized for the interim state chairpersons of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM) in October 2016. According to the News referenced published by Juba Monitor Newspaper dated ...
Jacqueline Bullen Gaga, a police officer from the South Sudan National police (SSNP) in Juba, recounts details of an investigation she is leading. "We see cases like this all time," she says. South Sudan has been suffering ongoing conflict since civil war erupted in December 2013, only two years after it ...
Juba South Sudan (Xinhua) -- South Sudan on Thursday described as outrageous and regrettable the statement by the U.S. diplomat at the UN that the Juba government is unfit to sail the country out of the four-year conflict. Presidential spokesperson Ateny Wek Ateny said the statement by Nikki Haley, the ...
January 26, 2018 (Juba) - Sudan's People's Liberation Movement In Opposition (SPLM-IO) led by the First Vice President Taban Deng Gai Friday welcomed the release of one of its generals by the Ethiopian government. Brig Gen Mun Gach had been arrested in Gambella region since October 2017 by ...
January 26, 2018 (Juba) - Aweil Community leadership across South Sudan Friday condemned the killing of three brothers in Juba in what it described as an " organized and coordinated attack" and called to probe the assault and to bring the culprits to justice. The angry statement was issued in reaction to ...
Juba, Jan. 25 (Xinhua) -- South Sudan peace monitors on Thursday urged the UN Security Council (UNSC) to define clear consequences to punish ceasefire violators in the wake of the warring parties' violation of the Dec. 21 agreed Cessation of Hostilities (CoH). The Joint Monitoring and Evaluation ...
... sidelines of the African Union summit, released a statement Thursday calling on the warring parties to acknowledge the ongoing violations, including killings, sexual violence, recruitment and deployment of child soldiers, and looting by both government troops and rebels in various parts of South Sudan.
"It will be crucial for the South Sudanese parties to participate in the Forum in good faith and with a view to make the necessary compromises required for South Sudan to return on the path to a sustainable peace," Mr. Lacroix said. On the security situation in and around Juba, he expressed concern over the ...
The carnage Kiir committed in Juba in December 2013 proves that he is not a sound-minded national leader who can unite the people of South Sudan and transform the young nation into a democratic society. Kiir's use of tribal militia in his December 2013 bloody campaign against the Nuer ethnic group ...
South Sudan's Health Minister Riek Gai Kok (L) talks with Zhang Yi, Economic and Commercial Counselor at the Chinese Embassy in South Sudan during a tour of the China-aided project for expansion and modernization of Juba Teaching hospital in Juba, capital of South Sudan, Jan. 5, 2018. Riek Gai ...
Juba, Jan. 13 (Xinhua) -- South Sudan's main rebel group, the Sudan People's Liberation army-in opposition (SPLA-IO), on Saturday commenced its official release of prisoners of war (PoWs) captured during four years of violence. The SPLA-IO deputy spokesman Colonel Lam Paul Gabriel said their ...
"Everything is done in Juba on behalf of the local people because it is central system as you know," said the former presidential advisor. He further explained, "Their claims that it is decentralized are untrue. Everything is done in Juba and [President] Salva Kiir is everything. That is the cause of the current ...
The case of South Sudan's international airport is starkly different as it has been labeled the worst facility according to a travel firm. A November 2017 survey by renowned aviation organization, Sleep in Airport (sleepinairports.net), also ranked the Juba International Airport the world's worst. The criteria ...


 

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