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  • “I trembled”, Kiir’s spiritual retreat experience in Rome April 20, 2019
    President Salva Kiir says he was shocked, deeply touched, and even trembled when His Holiness Pop Francis knelt down and kissed his feet. He described his experience of the spiritual retreat in Rome as a historical event that showed how whole world cares about South Sudan. “Off course I trembled,” he said. “Not only did […]
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  • Kiir makes second invite to Dr Machar April 20, 2019
    President Salva Kiir has reiterated his call on Dr Riek Machar, and this time to other opposition leaders still outside the country to return for formation of an interim government in May. According to the September peace deal signed in Ethiopia’s Capital, Addis Ababa, the parties shall form a reconstituted transitional government of national unity […]
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  • Govt, IO forces ‘blocking’ Morobo-Yei road, says MP April 19, 2019
    An MP representing Morobo county at the national legislative assembly has called on government and opposition forces to remove road blocks along the way to allow free movement of people. Honorable, Janet Ayaa Alex told Eye Radio that people who are returning to their homes from the refugee camps are finding it difficult due to […]
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  • Hand over al-Bashir to ICC April 18, 2019
    Amnesty International is urging the new Sudanese leadership to hand over their former president Omar al-Bashir to the International Criminal Court. Al-Bashir, who was ousted last week and later detained at Kobar prison by the army after intensified protests calling on him to step down, is wanted by the ICC which indicted him in 2008. The […]
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  • Jonglei forces chiefs to collect head tax April 18, 2019
    Traditional chiefs in Jonglei say they are being forced by the local government to implement a local order that requires them to collect head tax on every native, including those living outside the state. In March last year, the state legislature passed the Social Services Tax Act, where an individual is tasked to pay 300 […]
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  • NPTC member kicked out of hotel for ‘hosting female’ in his room April 18, 2019
    A senior peace delegate has been kicked out from his hotel room in Juba for causing a disturbance in the posh hotel earlier this week. On Monday, security personnel stormed Dembesh Hotel to round up Peter Mayen. Mayen, the member of the pre-transitional committee, is accused of hosting a married woman in his hotel room. […]
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  • SSOA member, Bakasoro vows not to leave Juba April 18, 2019
    A member of the South Sudan Political Alliance – Joseph Bakasoro, says he will never leave Juba until the peace agreement is fully implemented. The former governor of the defunct Western Equatoria State left Juba in 2016 shortly after he was released from the national security detention facility where he spent months over alleged rebellion […]
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  • The kind of army citizens want April 18, 2019
    The civilians have added their voice to calls for the need to professionalize a national army. Several past reports carried out by UN agencies and humanitarian groups accuse the army of misconduct. In the reports, some soldiers are said to have looted civilian property, raped women and girls as young as 12 years. Some top […]
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  • Dr Riek Machar returns to Khartoum April 17, 2019
    The Chairman of the SPLM-IO has returned to Khartoum from Italy, where he was stranded for days after the toppling of Omar al-Bashir. Dr. Riek Machar left Khartoum for the Vatican a day before long time ruler was ousted. He went there to take part in the spiritual retreat hosted by Pope Francis at his […]
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  • 3000 opposition & SSPDF troops receiving training in Yei River April 17, 2019
    The deputy chief of defense says the army is training 3,000 soldiers in line with the new peace agreement. The revitalized peace agreement calls for security reforms. Previous reports indicate that most soldiers are untrained, illiterate, loyal to individual generals, and controlled by political leaders. Besides, the army is often accused of committing human rights […]
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