May 19, 2022
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Government investing in network monitoring tools

The government is investing to acquire tools for monitoring network traffic and network services provided to the public by telecommunication companies, Napoleon Adok Gai, the Director-General of the National Communication Authority (NCA) told journalists during the symposium on digital rights at Scenius Hub. “The government is investing in acquiring the tools to monitor network traffic […]

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NRA plans to establish ‘one-stop-shop’ for revenue collection

The National Revenue Authority (NRA) is planning to establish a one-stop-shop for revenue collection to reduce the tax burden on the taxpayers, said Marial Dongrin Ater, the Deputy Commissioner for Research and Planning. “We are coming up with what we called one-stop-shop, a concept that brings national and state governments to cooperate, we do not […]

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South Sudan, DRC discuss bilateral relations

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir and President of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Felix Antoine Tshisekedi held on Sunday intensive bilateral talks that tackled means to enhance bilateral relations between the two countries. During a press conference after their meeting in Juba, Kiir said he also touched on trade and security between the borders of […]

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South Sudan joins regional trade body

By Staff Writer South Sudan has been officially admitted to the Horn of Africa Development Initiative, the regional body that aims to foster economic, infrastructure, social, and human development among countries in the region. Agak Achuil Lual, Minister of Finance and Planning confirmed Thursday that joining this initiative will benefit his country on road connectivity, […]

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South Sudan diverting oil revenue to finance expensive loans

By Staff Writer South Sudan’s transitional unity government is diverting oil revenues to finance interests on expensive loans. Agak Achuil Lual, Minister of Finance and Planning, revealed Thursday that they are struggling to pay civil servants because the country’s oil proceeds have been sold in advance.  “Now, if I was to pay this salary I […]

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Exclusive:  Juba Monitor’s ownership wrangle unravelled   

On April 12, 2022, a Juba-based court ordered Juba Monitor, one of the biggest daily English newspapers in South Sudan to stop its operation. The verdict left the media fraternity dumbfounded as there was little known legal proceeding. Behind the scenes, the ownership wrangles that many say dragged on for years between the family of […]

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Freedom Bridge to launch next month, says JICA

The Chief Representative of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Fuyuki Sagara says the Freedom Bridge will be handed over to the government of South Sudan in May. This comes after Sagara briefed the country’s First Vice President, Dr. Riek Machar on the activities of JICA in South Sudan. “Mr. Fuyuki Sagara told the media […]

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Unity State residents relocated from oil-affected areas

By Chondok Stephen Magei The unity state government has relocated residents who live around the oilfield area to Roriah Boma under Rubkona County in the wake of oil chemical mismanagement by Greater Petroleum Operating Company (GPOC) coupled with pipeline leakage. Tot Jockchieng, the Unity State Acting Minister of Health who also doubles as the Minister […]

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South Sudanese youths turn to business, demand conducive climate

South Sudanese youths are engaging more in business, seeking to gain economic power but still demand the government provides them with a conducive atmosphere. Gak Malek who is a business consultant and the founder of Business and Entrepreneurship Anchor Technology (BEATec) said that while opportunities are many in the country, people shy away from them […]

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Four shops burn to ashes at Custom Market

At least four shops at Custom Market in the capital Juba have burnt to ashes after a sudden fire outbreak. Sources said the fire which destroyed goods worth millions of South Sudanese Pounds is believed to have been caused by an electric circuit. According to several narrations by eyewitnesses, the fire started around 9 AM […]

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