May 19, 2022
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National

Lawmaker calls for general census before 2023 poll

The Deputy Speaker for Administration and Finance at the Reconstituted Transitional National Legislative Assembly, Parmena Awerial Aluong has called for a general population census to be conducted before the 2023 election. Awerial said the population census is critical in establishing the number of citizens and MPs who will be going to the parliament.  “We have to […]

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Feature

“So long, South Sudan!”——Farewell letter from Chinese Ambassador H.E. HUA Ning

Time keeps rolling on just like the flow of water. I am about to end my three-year tenure as Chinese ambassador to South Sudan and return to China. Over the past three years and more, I have participated in and witnessed the arduous journey of South Sudan towards peace and the historical process of deepening […]

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Central Equatoria

Three killed, one abducted in Lobonok

Authorities in Lobonok Payam of Juba County in Central Equatoria State say three people have been killed and an eight-year-old boy abducted by unidentified armed men. The Chairperson for Lobonok Development and Cultural Association, Cirislo Lege Zakaria said the incident happened on 16th May 2022 during the occasion to mark the SPLA Day. “People of […]

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Health

Unity State records 130 cholera cases in two weeks

The Unity State Ministry of Health has recorded 130 new cases of cholera outbreak within the first two weeks of May 2022. The state ministry of health acting director-general Elijah Makuei Guol confirmed that 130 cases of cholera outbreak have been recorded within a short period. “We have confirmed 130 cases of cholera outbreak within […]

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Unity State

Fresh cases of sexual violence, killing reported in Unity State

At least five organizations said cases of sexual violence and other forms of inhumane treatment particularly against women, are rife in Unity State. This was revealed after a joint delegation comprising AU, R-JMEC, EU, Troika and UNMISS conducted high-level solidarity and diplomatic mission to Bentiu, Leer and Mirmir on 12 May 2022. The visit came following […]

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Jonglei

BREAKING: Kiir fires Jonglei State Deputy Governor

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir has issued a Republication Decree relieving Jonglei State Deputy Governor, Antipas Nyok and replacing him with Jacob Akech Dengdit. The decree read out on state-owned South Sudan Broadcasting Corporation (SSBC) on Wednesday night did not cite any reason behind the sacking of Nyok. Antipas Nyok was appointed on 30th December […]

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National

South Sudan journalists mourn Al Jazeera’s correspondent

South Sudanese journalists gathered at the Al Jazeera’s office in Juba Wednesday to mourn fallen colleague Shireen Abu Akleh who was killed a week ago in a raid while on duty in the refugee settlement of Jenin in the West Bank. Oyet Patrick, the President of the Union of Journalists of South Sudan (UJOSS) said […]

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Western Equatoria

Herder demands over $900k as compensation for looted livestock

A cattle keeper whose animals were looted by alleged SPLA-IO forces during the 2016 insurgency in Mundri County of Western Equatoria State is demanding an estimated $915,600 as compensation for the livestock. In December 2016, forces loyal to SPLA-IO stormed the compound of Hassan Idris Zidan and robbed 387 herds of cattle, 148 goats and […]

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Unity State

Bentiu accommodation business centres reopen after eight years

Several accommodation business centers, including Naivasha Hotel, Peace Hotel, and Green Hotel, have been reopened in Bentiu town in Unity State after eight years of closure. The above mentioned hotels resumed after the 2013 conflict forced them to suspend operation. According to residents in Unity State Naivasha Hotel in Bentiu town was the main business […]

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Eastern Equatoria

Lobong directs officials to scale up revenue collection

Eastern Equatoria State Governor Louis Lobong Lojore has directed the Torit municipal council officials to do everything necessary to scale up revenue collection. Lobong was speaking during the swearing-in ceremony of the deputy mayor of Torit municipal council and the deputy commissioner of revenue authority in Eastern Equatoria State on Friday last week. The two […]

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National

Four officials arrested for inciting communal violence

Four state government officials have been put under house arrest for inciting communal violence between Twic of Warrap State and Ngok Dinka of disputed Abyei, a senior government official said on Tuesday. Those under house arrest include, Deng Tong Goc, Commissioner of Twic County and Mayot Kuinit Minister of the physical infrastructure in Abyei Administrative […]

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Peace Process

National Constitution Amendment Committee resurrects

The Ministry of Justice and Constitution Affairs has graced the resumption of the National Constitution Amendment Committee in Juba today (NCAC). Speaking during the opening this morning, the minister of Justice, Ruben Madol Arol welcomed the resumption of the activities of the committee to fast-track the constitutional-making process critical to the anticipated 2023 election. “The […]

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National

Manyang proposes retirement of veteran military officers

Senior Presidential Advisor Kuol Manyang Juuk on Monday suggested the retirement of veteran officers from active services to pave a way for young people. Manyang proposed that veteran combatants should be retired to allow others to join.  “The military is not for old people, it is for young people, and we need old people in top […]

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Eastern Equatoria

Nimule residents remain indoors amid insecurity

As members of Nimule host communities continue to flee to refugee camps in Uganda, most residents in the town have remained indoors over safety concerns as the tension between cattle keepers and farmers rages on. Sources on the grounds also say businesses have been halted as members of the host community flee the country’s second-biggest […]

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Eastern Equatoria

Kapoeta North commissioner urges Toposa, Buyato to co-exist

The Commissioner of Kapoeta North County in Eastern Equatoria State, Emmanuel Ephone Lolimo, has called on the two communities of Toposa and Buya of BUDI County to restore peace and good relations following frequent cattle raids and theft. Ephone underscored that relations between the two communities have been strained in recent days and violent cattle […]

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News

Nairobi Express Highway

https://fb.watch/d25b1hN9Va/ The Nairobi expressway was commissioned to the public on a trial basis on Saturday, and motorists will be allowed to use it for the next three weeks before its official launch.So far 11,000 vehicles have registered to use the road. Kenyans have expressed their joy over the reduced traffic time they’ll spend when using […]

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National

Kiir directs organized forces to protect civilians

As the country marked the 39th anniversary of SPLA Day today, President Salva Kiir has called on the organized forces to protect civilians and their properties against any threats. “Thirty-nine years ago, the gallant forces of battalion 105 fired the first bullet in Bor, which commenced the Sudanese second civil war. The SPLA day is […]

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News

SPLM calls for end to internal disquiet ahead of elections

The Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) has called for calm within its rank and file as it seeks to steer clear of internal squabbles for power and positions ahead of the anticipated elections in 2023. “We want members of the SPLM to be united, what brought the problem was internal wrangle, we do not want […]

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News

President Kiir heads to Abu Dhabi

President Salva Kiir Mayardit has left Juba for Abu Dhabi to join world leaders in paying tribute to the late UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and to offer his condolences to the newly elected President of UAE His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the family and the entire […]

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Health

Nurses, midwives lament professional negligence

Some nurses and midwives in Jonglei State have lamented the dire state of their professions saying they have been neglected. Speaking during the commemoration of International Nurses Day (IND), Anyieth John, the chairperson of Jonglei State Nurses & Midwives said the work environment for the health professionals remained unfriendly. “As nurses working in South Sudan […]

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National

Scribes told to adapt agenda-setting journalism

Local media professionals have been challenged to frame their reporting around the Agenda Setting Theory of the media to tackle the country’s most pressing debacles. Patrick Oyet Charles, the President of the Union of Journalists of South Sudan (UJOSS), said many journalists and media houses in the country were not magnifying their influence on topics […]

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Regional

South Sudan, Uganda hold talks on immigration

South Sudanese and Ugandan immigration officials on Thursday agreed to work closely on easing the movement of people along their common border. Maj. Gen. Atem Marol Biar, Director-General of the Directorate of Nationality, Passports & Immigration said they agreed to address visa fees and excessive taxes at the border. This came after Marol ordered an […]

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National

Chinese Embassy launches media initiative to promote peace

The Chinese Embassy in South Sudan in partnership with the Ministry of Peacebuilding has launched a media support project aimed at disseminating peace messages across the country. Stephen Par Kuol, Minister of Peace Building, said there is a need to forecast South Sudan in positive light globally after years of conflict ended with the signing […]

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Lakes State

Ram arrested after killing 40-year-old woman

Authorities in Rumbek East County of Lakes State have apprehended a violent ram that killed a 40-year-old woman Friday. The county police confirmed that the ram that belongs to the neighbour of the victim was in custody pending investigations. The authorities said after the funeral the case will be handed to court for the ruling. […]

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Eastern Equatoria

Kiir to form committee to probe Mugali fighting

By Staff Writer President Salva Kiir Mayardit is set to form a fact-finding committee to investigate the ongoing cattle rustling in Mugali Payam of Magwi County of Eastern Equatoria State. “His Excellency President Salva Kiir Mayardit gave us an overview of two situations that have occurred, the first was on Mugali which was 11 May […]

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Agriculture

Government pumps over $28 million into water reservation scheme

By Staff Writer The government has on Friday approved $28.3 million for the purchase of equipment to help in water preservation to aid irrigation and other agricultural activities. Michael Makuei Lueth, the Minister of Information and Communication, said the projects were approved after Manawa Peter Gatkuoth, the Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation presented his […]

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National

Cabinet approves SSP 2.7 billion for peace initiative

The cabinet has on Friday approved 2.7 billion South Sudanese Pounds for the dissemination of the 2018 peace deal to the citizens across the country and beyond. President Salva Kiir and his deputy, Dr Riek Machar signed a peace agreement in 2018 that ended five years of civil war. But challenges remain, including the government’s […]

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Health

Checkups introduces subscription plan to ease access to medication

Health organization Checkups Medical Centre has introduced a subscription fee of $120 per year for all potential clients in a move aimed at easing access to medication according to Igama Sunday Patrick, the General Manager for Checkups Medical Centre. “The management introduces subscription fees to ease the affordability of quality health care. By subscription, anybody […]

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Business

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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National

VP Abdelbagi urges students to embrace peace

The Vice President for Service Cluster, Hussein Abdelbagi has urged students to denounce violence and embrace peace in order to achieve stability across the country. “As the government we want students to be patriotic, hardworking and innovators in the society, we need you to be ambassadors of peace and peacemakers in our community. Let us […]

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Economy

Central Bank accuses ‘greedy people’ for obstructing financial reforms

The South Sudan economic reforms are stagnating because some greedy individuals want to control the exchange rate in the black market, the Central Bank Governor Moses Makur Deng has claimed. “Some powerful people want the black-market rate and official rate. They want to get dollars at the official rate and sell at the black market […]

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Jonglei

13 killed in deadly cattle raid in Duk County

Children and women are among the 13 people killed in Wednesday’s attack in Duk County of South Sudan’s restive Jonglei State. Bol Deng Bol, Chairperson for Jonglei Civil Society Network, confirmed that three women and two children were among dozens killed in the Duk Padiet cattle camp by suspected youth from the Murle community. “Yesterday […]

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Feature

Yambio businesswomen decry bad roads, funding deficiency  

Some businesswomen in Yambio town of Western Equatoria State have decried the bad state of the road making transportation of homemade products to the main market difficult. Mrs Jonnah Nahumba is a woman in her late 20s in Yambio’s main market selling cabbages and palm oil production in Sakole village of Yambio county. Speaking in […]

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Feature

Networking, leisure: why South Sudanese youths frequent tea places

Tea-taking in groups has become a tradition in major cities across South Sudan, including the capital, Juba. This has been especially prevalent among able-bodied youths with the ability to secure employment and contribute to the economic development of the country. Observably, it is in the early hours of the morning when smartly-dressed individuals leave their […]

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Business

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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