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  • Kiir appoints Jonglei governor, 2 new national ministers July 15, 2020
    South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir has named Denay Jok Chagor as governor for Jonglei state following weeks of stalemate over the choice for the position. The state was allocated to the South Sudan Opposition Alliance in the June 2020 deal between President Kiir and Dr. Machar, SPLM-IO leader. Denay who served as Minister of Higher […]
    Daniel Danis
  • Two die in Mayom attack July 15, 2020
    Renewed fighting has resulted in the killing of two people and injuring of five others in Mayom County, Unity State. The Director-General in the State Ministry of Information Kang John Bol said the assault happened in the defunct Bul South County of greater Mayom. The motive behind the attack is not yet clear. However, John […]
    Ayuen Panchol
  • Armed men kill traffic cop in Juba July 15, 2020
    A traffic police officer has been shot dead by gunmen in Nyakuron West area in the capital Juba.  The 34-year-old was a private at the National Police Service. A family member said the late Habebe Alex was attacked on Tuesday morning by two men who first exchanged blows with him. During the cause of the […]
    Ayuen Panchol
  • SSudan rights and peace advocate nominated for Women Building Peace Award July 15, 2020
    The United State Institute of Peace has nominated the co-founder of the Eve Organization for Women Development in South Sudan for the inaugural Women Building Peace Award, 2020. Rita Martin Lopidia is among 10 women recognized globally for advancing the role of women in pursuit of peace in fragile or conflict-affected countries. She stands to […]
    Daniel Danis
  • Violence and lawlessness continue in Pibor -Youth representative July 15, 2020
    A youth leader in Pibor says clashes are still ongoing in the area as thousands of people continue to flee killings and destructions. Last month, Pibor authorities reported that youth from greater Jonglei state launched retaliatory attacks in areas of greater Pibor. The attacks were reportedly in retaliation over February clashes in Lou-Nuer area when […]
    Daniel Danis
  • Only elections will end S Sudan problems – Museveni July 15, 2020
    The President of Ugandan has reiterated calls for elections as the solution to ending years of political instability in South Sudan. Yoweri Museveni says such elections after the interim period will give South Sudanese the chance to elect their leaders and end political entitlements. Observers say the country’s elites have been fighting for control of […]
    Ayuen Panchol
  • Uganda: houses burn as S Sudanese refugees clash July 15, 2020
    About a hundred homes have been torched following clashes between South Sudanese refugee groups in Obongi District, authorities in Uganda have said. The incident, which occurred in Parolinya refugee settlement, was reportedly instigated by alleged stolen maize from a nearby farm. According to an official in-charge of refugee services in the camp, a boy was […]
    Ayuen Panchol
  • IGAD issues TNLA reconstitution ultimatum July 15, 2020
    The Intergovernmental authority on development has issued an ultimatum to the peace presidency to reconstitute the national legislature. The executive has already been established. But up to now, the transitional national legislature is yet to be reconstituted about five months into the transitional period. During the 36th extraordinary assembly of IGAD heads of State and […]
    Ayuen Panchol
  • Gunmen shoot dead Dr Lam’s brother in Malakal July 14, 2020
    A public prosecutor has been killed by armed assailants in Malakal town, Upper Nile State, according to a family member. The late Thomas Aban Akol Ajawin is the brother of the leader of the National Democratic Movement, Dr. Lam Akol Ajawin. He was reportedly killed last night while having dinner in a popular market within […]
    Ayuen Panchol
  • UNSC urges peace gov’t to set up transitional institutions July 14, 2020
    The UN Security Council has called on the coalition government to quickly unify its forces and establish transitional institutions that will facilitate needed reforms. The Council members welcomed the agreement on the allocation of states and the subsequent appointment of governors. But they raised concerns over the delays in finalizing the security arrangements and the […]
    Ayuen Panchol

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