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December 18, 2018, Tuesday
  • Pragmatic Patriarchy of the Sudan Over South Sudan 

    Pragmatic Patriarchy of the Sudan Over South Sudan   “We honor the human capacity to manage our collective lives with peace and even, at times, dignity” – Barbour & Wright The political process of the Sudan and South Sudan has largely been determined by shifting situations of war and peace, traceable to the history of … Continue reading

  • Have the Opposition’s Reservations been addressed in the revitalized peace agreement? A sober rebuttal of the claims made by Dr Lako Jada Kwajok. 

    Have the Opposition’s Reservations been addressed in the revitalized peace agreement? A sober rebuttal of the claims made by Dr Lako Jada Kwajok.   Today, I came across an article written by Dr Lako Jada Kwajok, a man I respect for his objectivity and cool head in discussing serious issues. It is because of this … Continue reading

  • Have the Opposition’s “Reservations” been addressed in the revitalised peace agreement? 

    Have the Opposition’s “Reservations” been addressed in the revitalised peace agreement? Finally, the revitalisation process for the Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (ARCSS) drew to a close. The South Sudanese people and indeed the world at large, witnessed the signing of the peace agreement on the 12th of … Continue reading

  • I welcome the revitalized agreement 

    I welcome the revitalized agreement Many South Sudanese are upbeat about the revitalized agreement on the resolution of the conflict in South Sudan due to be signed on Wednesday 12 September 2018. The five years of civil war were indeed horrible years; people cannot take more of it, and I am in full agreement with … Continue reading

  • Reth Kwongo Dak on top of peace process 

    Khartoum, Sep. 9th, 2018 Reth Kwongo Dak on top of peace process Reth, Kwongo Dak Padiet King of Shilluk (Collo) people has received Dr Riek Machar Teny, Chairman of SPLM-IO in his residence in Khartoum this morning. Dr Machar who paid courtesy call briefed his Majesty about the on-going peace process in the country and … Continue reading

  • President Al-Bashir and Ethiopian Prime Minister Discuss Peace and Security at Region 

    Khartoum, Sep. 2 (SUNA) President Al-Bashir and Ethiopian Prime Minister Discuss Peace and Security at Region President of the Republic, Field Marshal Omer Al-Bashir, Sunday received in his residence in Beijing, on the sidelines of the China – Africa Forum, the Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, and discussed progress of the bilateral relations between the … Continue reading

  • Machar and the opposition Alliance Joins Signatories of South Sudan Peace Agreement 

    Khartoum, Aug. 30 (SUNA) Machar and the opposition Alliance Joins Signatories of South Sudan Peace Agreement The opposition side of the People’s movement of South Sudan State, led by Dr. Riek Machar, and the opposition Alliance Thursday signed the text of the final agreement for solution of the conflict in South Sudan. By the signing … Continue reading

  • Foreign Minister: Dr. Riek Machar Agreed to Sign Peace Deal 

    Khartoum, Aug. 28, 2018 (SUNA) Foreign Minister: Dr. Riek Machar Agreed to Sign Peace Deal The Foreign Minister, Dr. Al-Dirdiri Mohamed Ahmed, announced that the leader of the South Sudanese opposition People’s Movement, Dr. Riek Machar, has agreed to sign initially the final South Sudan peace agreement on Thursday, August 30, 2018. He referred to … Continue reading

  • The Popular Movement, the South Sudan opposition alliance (SSOA) and Machar faction refused to sign the peace agreement 

    Khartoum, Sudan, August, 28th, 2018 The Popular Movement, the South Sudan opposition alliance (SSOA) and Machar faction refused to sign the peace agreement The Popular Movement, the South Sudan opposition alliance (SSOA) and Machar faction refused to sign the peace agreement in Khartoum in the initials because their proposals were not included in the final … Continue reading

  • Machar formally protests the mandate of the Constitutional Review Committee 

    Khartoum, August, 26th, 2018 Machar formally protests the mandate of the Constitutional Review Committee The South Sudan Peace Agreement (SDS) is expected to be initialed on Monday as the mediation announced last week, while the southern armed opposition headed by Riek Machar announced its formal protest on the mandate of the National Constitutional Review Committee … Continue reading

  • The opposition reveals the withdrawal of the state file from the agenda of negotiations in Khartoum 

    Khartoum, 26 August The opposition reveals the withdrawal of the state file from the agenda of negotiations in Khartoum The deputy chairman of the opposition People’s Movement Information Committee, Peter Manawa Gatkoth, on Sunday withdrew the mandate file from the agenda of the ongoing peace talks, expressing dissatisfaction with the move, which he said could … Continue reading

  • The resumption of peace talks between the government and the opposition 

    Khartoum, August, 25th, 2018 The resumption of peace talks between the government and the opposition The warring parties in south Sudan resumed the third round of peace talks in the Sudanese capital Khartoum on Saturday to discuss outstanding issues in the signed agreement. The Minister of Information and spokesman for the government delegation negotiator, Michael … Continue reading

  • The conflicting parties in southern Sudan affirm their desire to implement the peace agreement 

    Khartoum, August 23, 2018 The conflicting parties in southern Sudan affirm their desire to implement the peace agreement The conflicting parties in south Sudan have confirmed to the government and opposition groups in a joint statement their full commitment to the implementation of the Khartoum Peace Agreement and that they will work for a peaceful … Continue reading

  • Festus Mogae intends to resign from the chairmanship of the Monitoring and Evaluation Commission 

    Juba, August, 21st, 2018 Festus Mogae intends to resign from the chairmanship of the Monitoring and Evaluation Commission Former Botswana President Festus Mukay and the head of the Monitoring and Evaluation Commission for the Implementation of the South Sudan Peace Agreement (JEMC) said he plans to step down as chief at the end of September. … Continue reading

  • South Sudan Muslims celebrate Eid al-Adha 

    Juba, August, 21st, 2018 South Sudan Muslims celebrate Eid al-Adha Muslims in south Sudan celebrated Eid al-Adha on Tuesday, amid calls for peace and reconciliation among the country’s people. Thousands of Muslims celebrated in the capital, Juba, in Zahra Square, in the presence of a number of government officials. Salah Rajab Bwandi, Minister of Information … Continue reading

  • Pakasuru: The mandate and powers of the First Deputy were not resolved 

    Khartoum, August, 21st, 2018 Pakasuru: The mandate and powers of the First Deputy were not resolved The parties participating in the ongoing peace talks in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum have confirmed the suspension of the negotiations and that they will resume in the 25th of this month. The President of the National Movement for … Continue reading

  • After the presentation of his comments late. The postponement of the initial signature of the agreement of south Sudan 

    Khartoum- August, 21st, 2018 After the presentation of his comments late. The postponement of the initial signature of the agreement of south Sudan The Sudanese mediation, for the second time in two days, postponed the deadline for the initial signing of the final draft of the agreement for the peace of southern Sudan after the … Continue reading

  • South Sudan approves $ 600 million for next year’s budget 

    Juba – August, 21st, 2018 South Sudan approves $ 600 million for next year’s budget South Sudan’s parliament approved in its meeting on Monday the budget of 2018-2019 estimated at 81 billion Sudanese pounds “about 600 million dollars.” Finance Minister Salvatore Garang said the government would rely on its own resources to finance the budget … Continue reading

  • Joint Commitment to the People of South Sudan issued on continuation of the Khartoum Round of Talks, 19th August 2018, Khartoum 

      Joint Commitment to the People of South Sudan issued on continuation of the Khartoum Round of Talks, 19th August 2018, Khartoum 1.    We the Parties, comprising of Transitional Government of National Unity of the Republic of South Sudan (TGoNU), the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army-In Opposition (SPLM/A-IO), the South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOA), Former Detainees … Continue reading

  • The death of former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan. 

    Accra – Swiss – 18 August The death of former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan. Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan died on Saturday at the age of 80 at a Swiss hospital, his aides said, “He left peacefully on Saturday, shortly after the illness,” Annan said in an official statement. Annan served as Secretary-General of the … Continue reading

  • 200 people infected with river blindness in southern Sudan 

    200 people infected with river blindness in southern Sudan Ario, South Sudan – Friday, 17 August 2018 A total of 200 people have been infected with river blindness since the beginning of this year, local authorities in the province of Ario in northwestern south Sudan have reported. And warned of the spread of the black … Continue reading

  • The National Salvation Front joins the peace talks 

    Khartoum, 17 August 2018 The National Salvation Front joins the peace talks President of the South Sudan Opposition Forces (Sawa), consisting of nine anti-government entities, said that the head of the National Salvation Front, General Thomas Serilo Suka, had sent his delegation to join the ongoing peace talks in the Sudanese capital Khartoum. Shankson, who … Continue reading

  • President of South Sudan: Power-sharing agreement gives the opposition 14 states 

    Khartoum, August 17, 2018 President of South Sudan: Power-sharing agreement gives the opposition 14 states South Sudan’s President Silva Kiir Mayardit said 14 of the country’s 32 states would go to opposition groups, with the government retaining 18 states under the Khartoum power-sharing deal, while mediators handed over to the southern factions a draft agreement … Continue reading

  • The situation of Internally displaced persons in Kuda is dire 

    Kuda – Fri, Aug 17, 2018 The situation of Internally displaced persons in Kuda is dire The situation of Internally displaced persons in Kuda is dire, according to a recent assessment carried out by a team from the UN Mission in the country. About six hundred people are known to have fled their homes following … Continue reading

  • Increasing cases of Malaria in Bentiu 

    Bentiu – South Sudan – Fri, Aug 17, 2018 Increasing cases of Malaria in Bentiu Health authorities in Bentiu, are urgently appealing for medicines and other supplies to stem the increasing cases of malaria. The Director of Bentiu hospital, Dr Majak Kuony Baliu, said the hospital has seen an almost 70 percent increase in the … Continue reading

  • Disputes over the powers of First Vice President in peace talks 

    Khartoum, 17 August 2018 Disputes over the powers of First Vice President in peace talks The parties participating in the ongoing peace talks in the Sudanese capital Khartoum said that the committees formed to consider the outstanding issues have made progress on most issues, except for the powers of the First Vice President. “The work … Continue reading

  • 1. Structure of the Executive of the Revitalised TGoNU 1.1. During the Transitional Period, the Executive of the Revitalised TGoNU shall comprise the President, the First Vice President, and four Vice Presidents, (hereinafter collectively referred to as “the Presidency” and the Council of Ministers and Deputy Ministers as follows: 1.1.1. Incumbent President (TGoNU); 1.1.2. First … Continue reading

  • Salva Kiir: I made a lot of concessions for peace 

    Juba, South Sudan – Thursday, 16 August 2018  Salva Kiir: I made a lot of concessions for peace South Sudan President Salva Kiir Mayardit said on Wednesday that he had made many concessions to restore peace and stability to the country, agreed to expand the government and considered the peace deal between him and the … Continue reading

  • 160 injured in fighting at UN POC in Juba 

    Juba, South Sudan – August 15, 2018. 160 injured in fighting at UN POC in Juba At least 160 injured people are receiving treatment in Juba Teaching hospital following clashes between two groups of IDPs at the UN protection of civilians’ site in Juba. According to UNMISSS, the fighting erupted on Monday between the two … Continue reading

  • President Kiir says the peace agreement will put an end to the civil war 

    Juba – August 15, 2018 President Kiir says the peace agreement will put an end to the civil war South Sudan President Salva Kiir Mayardit said the peace deal he signed with the opposition leaders last week would put an end to the civil war in the country. In a speech at the Juba University … Continue reading

  • President Salva Kiir is briefing States governors 

    Juba – August, 15th, 2018. President Salva Kiir is briefing States governors President Salva Kiir is briefing States governors, Ministers in the Transitional Government of National Unity TGNU Ministers and Heads of Commissions about the recently signed agreement on governance and security. The meeting is taking place at the presidential palace in Juba. MP.

  • How state MPs can apply for car loan 

    August 15, 2018 How state MPs can apply for car loan Any state assembly that would like to be offered the government car loan should apply to the relevant institutions, says the chairperson of the information committee at the parliament. This is a response to the lawmakers at the Torit august house. Last week, Torit … Continue reading

  • Michael Makway: Start talks on outstanding issues 

    Khartoum, 15 August 2018 Michael Makway: Start talks on outstanding issues The peace talks between the government and opposition groups over outstanding issues are continuing in Sudan’s capital, Khartoum, South Sudan’s information minister and government spokesman Maulana Michael Makway said. Information Minister Michael Makway  said in a press statement on Monday that negotiations are underway … Continue reading

  • Kampala – 15 August A South Sudanese family was injured in an attack by insurgents in the city of Kampala A group of criminals attacked a family from south Sudan resident in the Ugandan capital Kampala on Sunday night, seriously injuring three family members. Garwij Kwang, a member of the family, said in a statement … Continue reading

  • Hassabo Informed on Arrangements for Voluntary repatriation in Blue Nile Su1 

    Hassabo Informed on Arrangements for Voluntary repatriation in Blue Nile   Khartoum, Aug. 12 (SUNA) – Vice – President of the Republic, Hassabo Mohamed Abdul-Rahman, received in his office at the Republican Palace Sunday the Wali (governor) of the Blue Nile State, Khalid Hussein, and reviewed the arrangements for voluntary repatriation in the Blue Nile … Continue reading

  • Commissioner dismissed after Maban youth attack NGOs 

    August 11, 2018 Commissioner dismissed after Maban youth attack NGOs The Governor of Northern Upper Nile has dismissed the commissioner of North-East Maban after youth in the area attacked aid groups. Three weeks ago, the group of youth attacked NGOs premises over what the call employment discrimination in the area. As a result, some aid … Continue reading

  • American-British-Norwegian concern over the South Sudan Peace Agreement 

    August 11, 2018 American-British-Norwegian concern over the South Sudan Peace Agreement The United States, Britain and Norway expressed concern on Friday over a peace deal between the warring parties in south Sudan, which took place in Khartoum last Sunday and decided to form a power-sharing government. “In the face of past failures … the leaders … Continue reading

  • Amnesty International calls for trial of perpetrators of war crimes in southern Sudan 

    August 11, 2018 Amnesty International calls for trial of perpetrators of war crimes in southern Sudan   Amnesty International called on the leaders of southern Sudan to “bring all persons involved in war crimes and human rights violations for immediate trial and not to pardon them,” noting that “amnesty for atrocities is not only contrary … Continue reading

  • Human Rights Watch: Political leaders have shown no real will to end the war 

    New York – 11 August 2018 Human Rights Watch: Political leaders have shown no real will to end the war   South Sudan’s political leaders have shown no real will to end the war, Human Rights Watch said, referring to President Silva Kiir’s decision to pardon armed opposition leader Riek Machar and other opposition groups … Continue reading

  • Human Rights Watch: Political leaders have shown no real will to end the war 

    New York – 11 August 2018 Human Rights Watch: Political leaders have shown no real will to end the war   South Sudan’s political leaders have shown no real will to end the war, Human Rights Watch said, referring to President Silva Kiir’s decision to pardon armed opposition leader Riek Machar and other opposition groups … Continue reading

  • Troika Statement on South Sudan Peace Talks 

    U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release MEDIA NOTE August 10, 2018 Troika Statement on South Sudan Peace Talks The text of the following statement was issued jointly by the Governments of the United States of America, the United Kingdom, and Norway. The members of the Troika (the United States, the … Continue reading

  • The Popular Movement in the opposition rejects the amnesty announced by Kiir Lamshar 

    Khartoum – 10 August 2018 The Popular Movement in the opposition rejects the amnesty announced by Kiir Lamshar The opposition Popular Movement led by Reak Machar downplayed President Kiir’s decision to pardon Rick Machar. SPLA deputy spokesman Paul Lam Kabriel said in a statement Thursday that President Kiir had to release all political prisoners and … Continue reading

  • South Sudan Civil Society Forum Press Statement Juba, South Sudan August 10, 2018 Appeal for Unreserved Honesty and Responsibility in the Peace Process The South Sudan Civil Society Forum (SSCSF) is disheartened by hostile actions and unfriendly public utterances that followed the signing of the Agreement on Outstanding Issues of Governance in Khartoum on August … Continue reading

  • More than 4,000 people have been affected by floods in Torit province 

    Torit, South Sudan – 10 August, 2018. More than 4,000 people have been affected by floods in Torit province   The governor of the south province of Torit, Permo Peter Isra, reported that agricultural crops were damaged by heavy rains in the state in July and that more than 4,000 people were threatened with famine … Continue reading

  • The Ministry of Higher Education is working on the rehabilitation of the University of Upper Nile 

    The Ministry of Higher Education is working on the rehabilitation of the University of Upper Nile North Upper Nile – 9 August – The Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in Southern Sudan, Yin Waral Lam, said that his ministry, in cooperation with the Japanese government, is working on the rehabilitation of the facilities … Continue reading

  • A new round of negotiations of the southern Sudan teams in Khartoum next Monday 

    A new round of negotiations of the southern Sudan teams in Khartoum next Monday Khartoum, August 9, 2018 – The head of the negotiating delegation Hussein Abdul Bagi said the third round of negotiations would begin on Monday in Khartoum, while the IGAD mediation led by Khartoum announced that the Sudanese and Ugandan government would … Continue reading

  • August, 9th, 2018. JEMEC: welcomes peace agreement between government and opposition groups The Monitoring and Evaluation Commission for the South Sudan Conflict Resolution Agreement (JEMIC) welcomed the power-sharing agreement and security arrangements signed between the government and opposition groups in the Sudanese capital Khartoum under the auspices of President Omar al-Bashir. In 2015, following the … Continue reading

  •   MP. Editor’s Note: The views expressed in the “News Page” are solely the opinions of the writers. The veracity of any claims made are the responsibility of the author’s and are not necessarily endorsed by The Malakal Post. The Malakal Post, reserves the right to edit press statement before publication. If you would like … Continue reading

  • Machar Group: We did not compromise with Kiir on the issue of states 

    Khartoum, 9 August 2018. Machar Group: We did not compromise with Kiir on the issue of states The Sudan People’s Liberation Movement in opposition (SPLM IO) said on Tuesday it had not waived the number of states in the peace deal signed with President Salva Kiir Mayardit. This came in response to President Salva Kiir’s … Continue reading

  • South Sudan refugees in East Darfur state celebrate peace 

    South Sudan refugees in East Darfur state celebrate peace East Darfur – 9 August 2018 – Refugees from southern Sudan in the state of East Darfur held celebrations as soon as the parties to the conflict signed the peace agreement in Khartoum on Sunday evening. They hoped the Khartoum Accord would end the war in … Continue reading

  • Turkey welcomes the signing of south Sudan peace agreement 

    Turkey welcomes the signing of south Sudan peace agreement Juba, August 08, 2018 – Turkey welcomes the signing of the peace agreement of south Sudan. According to a statement by the Turkish Foreign Ministry. The Turkish Foreign Ministry on Monday welcomed the signing by the parties of south Sudan the final agreement on power sharing … Continue reading

  • Salva Kiir, ethnic bigotry is a vice and not a value 

      National Salvation Front/Army 07/08/2018 Press Statement For immediate release Salva Kiir, ethnic bigotry is a vice and not a value According to media reports, on his return from the Khartoum peace debacle, Salva Kiir spoke to his supporters at Juba International Airport. During the speech, Kiir cautioned Michael who he says is a Dinka, … Continue reading

  • IDPs celebrate peace deal signing 

    IDPs celebrate peace deal signing Juba, South Sudan – August 7, 2018  – The internally displaced persons at the protection of civilians’ site in Juba have been celebrating the signing of the peace accord by the parties. All the parties signed the Khartoum peace agreement on Sunday. The IDPs, who started partying the deal since … Continue reading

  • The Southern Sudan team mission arrives in Khartoum today 

    The Southern Sudan team mission  arrives in Khartoum today Khartoum, Sudan – August, 7th, 2018 – The Southern Sudan team mission  arrives in Khartoum today , Southern Sudan team will prepare for a match against Mali in the 2019 African Nations Cup qualifier, Shaddad “had met with the President of the Union of South Sudan … Continue reading

  • Amendments to mandates in the South Peace Agreement. 

    Amendments to mandates in the South Peace Agreement. Khartoum – Sudan August 7th, 2018 – Informed sources announced yesterday, the amendments entered the South Sudan Peace Agreement in the file of governance and power sharing led to the signing of opposition groups. The source said: “Article 4 was added to the item consists of two … Continue reading

  • The National Salvation Front announces a chapter (6) of its military leaders 

    The National Salvation Front announces a chapter (6) of its military leaders Addis Ababa – Ethiopia – 6 August – President of the National Salvation Front, General Thomas Cirillo Swaka, announced the dismissal of six of his military leaders for suspicious activities on Sunday. The move comes after Major General Julius Tapoli, a senior general … Continue reading

  • Mediation continues to make final arrangements for the peace of southern Sudan in Khartoum 

    Mediation continues to make final arrangements for the peace of southern Sudan in Khartoum Khartoum, 6 August 2018 – Sudan’s Foreign Minister, Direderi Mohamed Ahmed, said discussions to finalize the implementation of the peace process in southern Sudan would continue in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum instead of being transferred to the Kenyan capital Nairobi … Continue reading

  • The President of Southern Sudan is concerned about the formation of a broad government 

    The President of Southern Sudan is concerned about the formation of a broad government Khartoum, 6 August 2018 – President of Southern Sudan Salva Kiir Mayardit expressed his concern about the formation of a transitional government, indicating that the next government requires a lot of money to run the wheel of work. The warring parties … Continue reading

  • Why the NDM Signed the Agreement on Governance 

    THE NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC MOVEMENT (NDM) Date: 6 August 2018 Press Statement Why the NDM Signed the Agreement on Governance Right from the onset of the IGAD High Level Revitalization Forum in June 2017, the NDM leadership worked out its position on the peace process.  When the peace talks commenced in Addis Ababa in December 2017, … Continue reading

  • Museveni: Bashir has to pay me a “fine” and attend these clothes for this reason 

    Museveni: Bashir has to pay me a “fine” and attend these clothes for this reason Khartoum, August, 6, 2018 – Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has asked Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir to pay a fine, as in Ugandan tradition, for Bashir’s insistence on his presence in Khartoum, although he is not dressed as president. Museveni said … Continue reading

  • Mediation surprised everyone and convinced all parties to the dowry of the power agreement in southern Sudan 

    Mediation surprised everyone and convinced all parties to the dowry of the power agreement in southern Sudan Khartoum, August, 5th, 2018 – The mediation succeeded in changing the intransigent positions of some of the southern factions, and was able to convince them to dowry the power-sharing agreement in southern Sudan, just moments before the formal … Continue reading

  • Bashir: I have moral responsibility towards the people of the south and the agreement will not be ink on paper August, 5th, 2018. 

    Bashir: I have moral responsibility towards the people of the south and the agreement will not be ink on paper August, 5th, 2018. Khartoum – August, 5th, 2018 – Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir said he has a moral responsibility to the people of southern Sudan. “We are one people in two states,” he said. “We … Continue reading

  • Some extracts from the words of African presidents. 

    Some extracts from the words of African presidents. Khartoum _ 5 August 2018 • UhuruKenyatta: “I commended the parties for concluding outstanding issues on security and governance.” _ I agreed with my brother #AlBashir that the negotiation will continue in Khartoum. • Museveni:  AlBashir asked me not to miss the signing ceremony. _ This should … Continue reading

  • Relief and Dismissal from the National Salvation Front 

    National Salvation Front/Army 05/08/2018 Relief and Dismissal from the National Salvation Front The Leadership of the National Salvation Front (NAS) has followed closely the clandestine and subversive activities of Maj. Gen. Julious Tabuley, Dr. Gasim Barnaba Kisanga, Gen. Khalid Butrous, Maj. Gen . Ali Kur, Brig. Nataniel Chol Gai and Brig . Gen. Michael Aywen. … Continue reading

  • Kiir, Machar, oppositions signed a final peace deal 

    Kiir, Machar, oppositions signed a final peace deal Special Report – MP News – Khartoum – August 5, 2018 – The government and the opposition groups have signed the peace agreement on power-sharing and security arrangement in Khartoum on Sunday, ending more than four years of conflict in the country. President Salva Kiir signed the … Continue reading

  • The parties to the conflict in southern Sudan sign a final peace agreement 

    The parties to the conflict in southern Sudan sign a final peace agreement Khartoum, August 5, 2018 – The parties to the conflict in southern Sudan signed on Sunday evening a final peace agreement, ending more than four years of civil war in the nascent state. President Salva Kiir, opposition leader Rick Machar, a representative … Continue reading

  • African leaders arrive in Khartoum to sign peace in the south. 

    African leaders arrive in Khartoum to sign peace in the south. Khartoum – Sunday, 05 August 2018  –  Sudan’s President Silva Kiir Mayardit and Kenyan President Ohoro Kenyatta arrived in Khartoum on Sunday for talks with South African leaders and African Union officials. He was received by Salva Kiir and Kenyatta, Khartoum airport, President of … Continue reading

  • National Salvation Front ( NAS) National Salvation Front ( NAS) would like to reiterate to its members and the people of South Sudan that it is adhering to its previous position of refusal to sign Khartoum peace agreement on outstanding issues much as the requirements are not met. Additionally Nas leadership wants to categorically make … Continue reading

  • Press Release Date: 4 August 2018 Equatorian Leaders in the Diaspora express serious concerns about the IGAD-led peace talks on South Sudan being held in Khartoum The Equatorian community leaders in the Diaspora representing over 30 (thirty) South Sudanese tribes/ethnic groups, are seriously concerned about the direction of IGAD-led peace talks currently underway in Khartoum, … Continue reading

  • Today, Khartoum is witnessing the signing of a peace agreement between the southern Sudanese factions and the formation of a new military force – an unprecedented one. 

    Today, Khartoum is witnessing the signing of a peace agreement between the southern Sudanese factions and the formation of a new military force – an unprecedented one. Khartoum, August 5, 2018 – S. Sudan’s two parties to the conflict will sign a peace deal in Khartoum today, Sudanese Foreign Minister Dr. Dardari Mohammad Ahmed said. He … Continue reading

  • The arrival of participants in the “ceremony” of the final peace agreement in the south 

    The arrival of participants in the “ceremony” of the final peace agreement in the south Khartoum, August 4, 2018 – Delegations to the signing ceremony of the peace agreement on the division of power and security arrangements in the south, scheduled for Sunday, began arriving in the capital Khartoum, where the country arrived on Saturday … Continue reading

  • Taban set to step down for Machar – FVP Spokesperson 

    Taban set to step down for Machar – FVP Spokesperson Juba –  August 4, 2018  –  The First Vice President Taban Deng Gai has accepted to step down from his position for the sake of the peace in the country, this is according to his spokesperson, Agel Ring Machar. Mr. Agel Ring said Taban Deng … Continue reading

  • Southern Sudan: The opposition coalition and the group of detainees require that their comments be included to sign peace. 

    Southern Sudan: The opposition coalition and the group of detainees require that their comments be included to sign peace. Khartoum, August 4, 2018  –  The opposition coalition and the group of former detainees in southern Sudan have signed the peace agreement by including their comments in the agreement supervised by Khartoum under the auspices of … Continue reading

  • Opposition coalition: Kiir and Machar refuse to include our reservations in the agreement 

    Opposition coalition: Kiir and Machar refuse to include our reservations in the agreement Khartoum, 3 August 2018 – The Coalition of Armed Opposition Groups and the Political Detainees Group refused to sign the Khartoum Peace Agreement in Southern Sudan, noting that the government and the opposition led by Riek Machar refuse to include their comments … Continue reading

  • Date: 3 August 2018   Joint Press Statement by SSOA and SPLM-FDs   Since the “Agreement on Outstanding Issues of Governance” was initialed principally by the SPLM-IG and SPLM-IO on the 25th of July, SSOA and SPLM-FDs delegations have been engaging the Mediation on the possibility of making some changes that will make it possible … Continue reading

  • Khartoum agreement signing pushed 

    Khartoum agreement signing pushed Khartoum, August 3, 2018 – The final signing of the Khartoum Peace Agreement has been rescheduled. According to the Sudanese minister of foreign affairs – Aldirdiri Mohamed – the peace parties will ink the deal on Monday. It had been slated for Sunday. It is not clear why the signing ceremony … Continue reading

  • Bakasuru: We will sign a peace agreement if the coalition’s comments are included in the agreement 

    Bakasuru: We will sign a peace agreement if the coalition’s comments are included in the agreement Juba, 3 August 2018 – President of the National Movement for Change opposition to the government and member of the coalition, Joseph Benghazi in Kasuru, said that the coalition has not yet confirmed that it will sign the draft … Continue reading

  • Juba and Washington discuss transitional justice issues 

    Juba and Washington discuss transitional justice issues Juba, 3 August 2018 – South Sudan’s Justice Minister Paulino, Wanauela and US Ambassador to Juba Thomas Hashik discussed the issue of transitional justice in the next phase in order to achieve justice on human rights issues. In statements to reporters after Thursday’s meeting, Ambassador Hashek said he … Continue reading

  • Umbrella parties call on the Sudanese government to release Peter Byar from Juba prison. 

    Umbrella parties call on the Sudanese government to release Peter Byar from Juba prison. Khartoum, 3 August 2018 – Sudanese parliaments have called for mediation in order to release the activist Vetter Pierre, who has been detained in the capital Juba recently. The head of the parachute parties Peter Mian Majungdit said in a statement … Continue reading

  • Washington: Juba calls for the release of activist Peter Ajak 

    Washington: Juba calls for the release of activist Peter Ajak Washington – August 3, 2018 – Two US senators expressed deep concern over the continued arrest of activists in the Republic of South Sudan, following the arrest of activist Peter Ajak. Chris Poonz and Corey Booker said in a joint statement on Thursday that the … Continue reading

  • Kenyatta briefed on South Sudan peace process 

    Kenyatta briefed on South Sudan peace process   Nairobi, 2 August (SUNA)  –  The President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday received a detailed briefing on the peace talks between south Sudanese rivals, hosted by the Sudan under the umbrella of the IGAD The Sudanese Minister for Foreign Affairs, Dr Dirdiri Mohamed Ahmed, paid a … Continue reading

  • FM visits South Sudan on Friday 

    FM visits South Sudan on Friday Khartoum, 2 August (SUNA)  –  The Minister for Foreign Affairs-cum-Presidential Envoy, Dr Dirdiri Mohamed Ahmed, will fly to South Sudan on Friday carrying a message from president Omar Bashir to his South Sudanese counterpart, Salva Kiir Mayardit. The message deals with the arrangements for signing the peace agreement by … Continue reading

  • The Facts about David William’s defection to Juba 

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  • Political detainees join the agreement. The Machar group rejects 30% of the power in the state. 

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  • FDs to sign Khartoum deal with reservations 

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  • Kiir accepts Bashir’s invitation to sign Khartoum peace deal 

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  • Former Yei River governor dismisses arrest reports 

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  • Why SSOA is not signing the Khartoum deal on governance 

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  • Kiir, Kuol apologizes to families of the Martyrs 

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  • To attend the signing of the agreement of the southern teams in Khartoum, Bashir receives Sisi, Musseveni, Abu Ahmed, Salva Kiir and Kenyata next Sunday 

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  • President Al-Bashir Receives Message of Thanks and Appreciation from President Salva Kiir 

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  • South Sudan to Resume Oil Pumping in September 

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  • Southern Sudan Security Service Arrests Senior Youth Leader 

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  • Greater Equatoria Region and the Khartoum Agreement   Preamble Whereas in the beginning it was the declaration of principles for the Transition government to work in the former three capitals of Juba, Wau and Malakal Whereas the Troika has expressed concerns on a “narrow” and “inclusive” agreement, the warring parties went ahead with initializing the … Continue reading

  • UN: Agreement on the parties to the conflict in the South “a step forward” 

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  • Alliance opposition forces free membership group Peter Gadet 

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  • One person and more than 200 cases of malaria have died in Khoradar camp for displaced persons 

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  • Dispute in the civil society coalition in southern Sudan on the presidency 

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  • SOUTH SUDAN OPPOSITION ALLIANCE (SSOA) – Press Statement 

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  • Government of Juba: Parties that have not signed the Agreement (not important) 

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  • August 5 deadline for the signing of the Southern Alliance Agreement 

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  • The parties in southern Sudan are signing an initial agreement of power-sharing agreement between the government and the opposition 

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  • Dr. Machar betrays cause of struggle 

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  • SOUTH SUDAN OPPOSITION ALLIANCE (SSOA) – Press Statement 

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  • The Khartoum peace negotiation is a flawed process 

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  • Press Release on the Latest Proposal on Outstanding Issues of Governance 

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  • Press Release – South Sudan Communities in the United Kingdom, 11 July 2018 

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  • South Sudan Civil Society Forum (SSCSF) Statement of the SSCSF on the Special Envoy’s Report on the HLRF For Immediate Release 26th March 2018, Juba – We, members of the South Sudan Civil Society Forum (SSCSF), a coalition of over 200 civil society organizations, Women’s coalition, Youth coalition and Academia, have conducted debrief and engagement … Continue reading

  • Final COMMUNIQUÉ OF THE 61st EXTRA-ORDINARY SESSION OF IGAD COUNCIL OF MINISTERS ON THE SITUATION IN SOUTH SUDAN 

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  • THE IGAD SPECIAL ENVOY FOR SOUTH SUDAN PROGRESS REPORT – MARCH 26, 2018 

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  • DUPLICITOUS DUALITY: Policies that have hampered South Sudan’s transition to statehood 

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  • Kiir’s Policy for Dinka Dissidents: Eliminating dispute by killing 

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  • Like a leopard can’t change its spots, Machar can’t change 

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  • THE CHARTER OF THE SOUTH SUDAN OPPOSITION ALLIANCE (SSOA) Preamble Cognizant of the fact that the unity of South Sudanese Opposition Political Movements, Parties and Fronts is paramount to bringing about the most needed peace to South Sudan speedily; Emphasizing the paramountcy of unifying our ranks and working closely and collectively together to present a … Continue reading

  • South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOA) Where the SPLM/A (IO) faltered. 

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  • The Opposition Group Condemns the Continuous Violations of the CoHA by the Government of the Republic of South Sudan Press Statement for Immediate Release 12th February 2018, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia We, the opposition group and participants of the IGAD led High-Level Forum on the Revitalisation of the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in … Continue reading

  • NO SAINTS IN SECULAR PUBLIC AFFAIRS, LEAST OF ALL IN POLITICS. 

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  • The Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan (NDM) 

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  • MAKE 2018 A YEAR OF DECISIVE ACTION 

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  • South Sudanese in Diaspora thanks Nikki Haley, US Ambassador to the United Nations   To: Her Excellency Nikki Haley- United States Ambassador to the U.N. On behalf of the South Sudanese, we would like to thank you for your service to the global community in promoting international cooperation, peace, and security. The South Sudanese civil … Continue reading

  • THE CONTINUING DESTRUCTION OF SOUTH SUDAN Posted on 12/15/2017 By Halle Jørn Hanssen* The beautiful beginning On 9th of July 2011 the people of South Sudan gathered to celebrate their new won independence and freedom. State leaders from many African countries, heads of governments, foreign ministers, UN top officials and other dignitaries from all over … Continue reading

  • THE ALLIANCE OF OPPOSITION GROUPS PARTICIPATING IN THE HIGH-LEVEL REVITALISATION FORUM Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 22 December 2017, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: We, the undersigned opposition groups and participants at the High-Level Revitalisation Forum (HLRF) of the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan (ARCSS) have agreed to work together towards a … Continue reading

  • COMMUNIQUÉ OF THE 59TH EXTRA-ORDINARY SESSION OF IGAD COUNCIL OF MINISTERS ON THE SITUATION IN SOUTH SUDAN ADDIS ABABA, DECEMBER 17, 2017 

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  • THE 4TH ANNIVERSARY OF JUBA MASSACRE 

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  • NDM Forces Clashed with the Government forces in (Yeri) Between Mvolo and Mundiri. 

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  • Pre-High-Level Revitalization consultations continue as Special Envoy Ambassador Ismail Wais meets IGAD partners in Juba 

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  • THE SOUTH SUDAN CRISIS & THE POLICY OF FUNDAMENTAL CHANGE: THE NRF WAYFORWARD 

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  • The SPLM (IG) and (FDS) Cairo Declaration AND Its Regional Ramifications 

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  • لماذا حكومة انتقالية تكنوقراطية في جنوب السودان؟ 

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  • Why a technocratic transitional government in South Sudan? 

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  • THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE GLORIOUS NASIR DECLARATION 

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  • National Democratic Movement (NDM) – PRESS STATEMENT 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Date: 23 July 2017 PRESS STATEMENT   On the 6th instant, the National Dialogue Steering Committee in Juba requested the National Democratic Movement to give audience to a delegation from them so as to discuss pertinent matters concerning “a credible, inclusive and open dialogue process in South Sudan”. Given the fact that dialogue, … Continue reading

  • The gallant forces of the National Democratic Movement (NDM) laid a deliberate ambush on an enemy convoy moving to attack their positions 

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  • 170712 JMEC Plenary Statement – FINAL 

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  • The National Democratic Movement (NDM) – Press Statement 

    12th July, 2017 Press Statement The National Democratic Movement (NDM) received on the 6th July, 2017 an official invitation from the President of Uganda, H.E. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, to attend a meeting scheduled to take place on the 13th instant in Entebbe. The objective of the envisaged meeting is to conduct an all inclusive dialogue … Continue reading

  • NDM gallant forces under the command of the A/CDR Yousif Peter engaged in a fierce battle with the enemy forces at New Site, Eastern Equatoria. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                10th  July, 2017 Press Statement The National Democratic Movement (NDM) would like to inform the public that on the Sunday 9th July, 2017 at 5:00 PM its gallant forces under the command of the A/CDR Yousif Peter engaged in a fierce battle with the enemy forces at New Site, Eastern Equatoria. Our forces inflicted … Continue reading

  • NDM Statement on The 6th Anniversary of Independence 

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  • The National Democratic Movement (NDM) – Press Release 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              5th July, 2017 Press Release The ethnocentric and dictatorial forces of Juba regime today at 6:17 A.M. 5th July, 2017 mounted unprovoked attack on the position of the National Democratic Forces at and around Gongbar northeast of Renk. Our gallant forces defended themselves and fought bravely giving the enemy a bloody nose. The enemy … Continue reading

  • الحركة الوطنية الديمقراطية – بيان صحفي 

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  • Response to the ultimatum by Bor Community Youth Association against Eguatorians 

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  • SOUTH SUDAN POWER SUCCESSION BATTLE – WHO PULLS THE STRINGS? 

    SOUTH SUDAN POWER SUCCESSION BATTLE – WHO PULLS THE STRINGS? By; Dr. Peter Adwok Nyaba Politics in southern Sudan has traditionally been right wing and elitist in nature until William Deng Nhial in 1965 introduced a streak of left-wing inclined populism in the form of mass political mobilization and organization of what then was Sudan … Continue reading

  • AWET AKOT LETS THE CAT OUT OF THE BAG 

    AWET AKOT LETS THE CAT OUT OF THE BAG By; Dr. Peter Adwok Nyaba It is not possible that people who have been struggling together against a common enemy for nearly six decades could turn in the end against themselves as if nothing strategic bounded them. Many people in the civilized world find it difficult … Continue reading

  • COMMUNIQUÉ OF THE 31ST EXTRA-ORDINARY SUMMIT OF IGAD ASSEMBLY OF HEADS OF STATE AND GOVERNMENT ON SOUTH SUDAN 

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  • Summary Responses to the Communique of 31st Extra-Ordinary Summit of the Assembly of IGAD Heads of State Government on South Sudan – Press Statement 

    June 16 2017 National Committee for External Relations Summary Responses to the Communique of 31st Extra-Ordinary Summit of the Assembly of IGAD Heads of State Government on South Sudan The statement of IGAD Summit is disappointing to the SPM/A-IO; it appeases Juba regime and JMEC instead of addressing the Agreement that needs resuscitation. We, as … Continue reading

  • South Sudan: Will local concerns sink the National Dialogue? 

    South Sudan: Will local concerns sink the National Dialogue? By Julius Nyambur, Much violence is driven not by national politics but local – and often more intractable – disputes around security, sovereignty, land and identity. Photo: UNICEF Ethiopia/2014/Ose. Amidst a deepening humanitarian crisis and ongoing fighting across South Sudan, President Salva Kiir launched the widely-hyped … Continue reading

  • The Forthcoming IGAD 31st Extra-Ordinary Summit on South Sudan 

    PRESS RELEASE The Forthcoming IGAD 31st Extra-Ordinary Summit on South Sudan Following reports of the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) Chairperson on the unfolding situation in South Sudan, the latest effort to convene the National Dialogue, and consultations with the IGAD Member States, the Chairperson of the IGAD Assembly of Heads of State and … Continue reading

  • JMEC Plenary Speech Final BY H.E. FESTUS G. MOGAE CHAIRMAN OF JMEC 

    OPENING STATEMENT BY H.E. FESTUS G. MOGAE CHAIRMAN OF JMEC DURING THE PLENARY MEETING OF THE JOINT MONITORING AND EVALUATION COMMISSION 24 MAY 2017 JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN Honourable Ministers, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen; 1. I welcome you all to our May Plenary. Last week marked a historic moment in the birth of this young nation … Continue reading

  • The 1st Teleconference of the Leaders of Opposition Groups in South Sudan, held on 7 May 2017 

      THE POLITICAL OPPOSITION FORCES Republic of South Sudan Communiqué FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: 11th May, 2017   The 1st Teleconference of the Leaders of Opposition Groups in South Sudan, held on 7 May 2017 Preamble Moved by the untold and unbearable suffering of our people, who urgently and desperately needs peace; Aware that the … Continue reading

  • THE NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC MOVEMENT (NDM) – Press Release 

    8th May, 2017 Press Release The students of University of Juba today the 8th May, 2017 held a peaceful demonstration in Juba, the capital city of South Sudan, expressing and exercising their democratic rights to peaceful demonstration. The National Democratic Movement (NDM) is in solidarity with the students and commends them for their bravery and … Continue reading

  • THE CHAIRPERSON OF THE AFRICAN UNION COMMISSION CALLS ON SOUTH SUDAN WARRING PARTIES TO DESIST FROM ESCALATING VIOLENCE 

    AFRICAN UNION Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, P.O. Box: 3243 Tel.: (251-11) 5513 822 Fax: (251-11) 5519 321 Email: situationroom@africa-union.org_______________ PRESS RELEASE THE CHAIRPERSON OF THE AFRICAN UNION COMMISSION CALLS ON SOUTH SUDAN WARRING PARTIES TO DESIST FROM ESCALATING VIOLENCE   April 30, 2017, Addis Ababa: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Mr. Moussa Faki Mahamat, … Continue reading

  • THE POLITICAL OPPOSITION FORCES – Press Release 

    THE POLITICAL OPPOSITION FORCES Republic of South Sudan Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: 30th April 2017 South Sudan: amid death, destruction and despair, there can be no credible dialogue without inclusion. Late last year, President Salva Kiir Mayardit attempted to hold a national dialogue to try to quell tensions in South Sudan, where on-going … Continue reading

  • Biggest Event of the Year 

    Biggest Event of the Year April 30, 2017 By Oyhath A., By all accounts, in my opinion, the joint South Sudanese Opposition press release, issued on April 17, 2017 by six south Sudanese groups opposed to Kiir’s regime, is the biggest event of the year as far as resistance to the dictatorial government in Juba … Continue reading

  • Today on the 26th April, the government and its tribal militias captured the town of Kodok displacing over 30,000 women, children and elderly to the surrounding bushes without food or shelter. 

    26th April, 2017 Press Release Today on the 26th April, the government and its tribal militias captured the town of Kodok displacing over 30,000 women, children and elderly to the surrounding bushes without food or shelter. The National Democratic Movement (NDM) would like to alert the region and the international community, including the humanitarian agencies … Continue reading

  • National Democratic Movement (NDM) Press Release 

    22nd April, 2017 Press Release The National Democratic Movement (NDM) would like to inform the public that for the last number of weeks, forces of the ethnocentric regime in Juba have been mounting unprovoked attacks on the positions of the National Democratic Forces. In the last two days, our forces had no choice but to … Continue reading

  • As genocide unfolds in South Sudan, much of the world looks away 

    THE POLITICAL OPPOSITION FORCES Republic of South Sudan Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE RELEASE Date: 17th April 2017 As genocide unfolds in South Sudan, much of the world looks away In one of the gravest crimes of the 21st century, President Salva Kiir and his regime are wiping out non-dinka communities through ethnically targeted massacres … Continue reading

  • NDM condemns in the strongest terms the on-going killing and maiming of innocent civilians in Wau town (Western Bahr el Ghazal) 

      THE NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC MOVEMENT (NDM)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          10th  April, 2017 Press Release The National Democratic Movement (NDM) condemns in the strongest terms the on-going killing and maiming of innocent civilians in Wau town (Western Bahr el Ghazal), by the genocidal and dictatorial regime of Kiir and its affiliated militias. Today the government of South Sudan … Continue reading

  • The JCE’s Holier-than-thou Response to the Resignation Letter of Gen. Thomas Cirrillo “Sawaka” (sic) By; Dr Alfred Lokuji-Sebit The religious teaching that the devil’s workshop is a messy place is borne out by the JCE letter purporting to respond to Gen. Thomas Cirillo Swaka’s letter of resignation. All independent thinkers in South Sudan and the … Continue reading

  • NAIROBI COMMUNIQUE OF THE IGAD SUMMIT ON SOUTH SUDAN NAIROBI, KENYA, 25th MARCH 2017 On 25th March, 2017, The IGAD Assembly of Heads of State and Government convened a special summit to deliberate on the current situation in South Sudan. Held on the sidelines of the  IGAD Special summit, Towards Durable Solutions for Somali Refugees … Continue reading

  • Statement by Mr. David Shearer, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan at the Meeting of the African Union Peace and Security Council on South Sudan 17th March 2017 Mr. Chairman, Excellencies and distinguished delegates, I would like to thank H.E Ndumiso Ntshinga, the President of … Continue reading

  • The People’s Democratic Movement (PDM) Calls For An International Investigation Of Kidnappings Of South Sudanese Refugees In Neighbouring Countries 

    THE PEOPLE’S DEMOCRATIC MOVEMENT    Republic of South Sudan The People’s Democratic Movement (PDM) Calls For An International Investigation Of Kidnappings Of South Sudanese Refugees In Neighbouring Countries PRESS STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 24th February 2017 Following the July 2016 conflict in Juba and the ascent to power of the Juba faction of the SPLM- … Continue reading

  • PASTORAL MESSAGE OF THE CATHOLIC BISHOPS OF SOUTH SUDAN TO THE FAITHFUL AND PEOPLE OF SOUTH SUDAN “The voice of one crying out in the wilderness, prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight” (Mark 1:3). Preamble These words of the prophet Isaiah, quoted by the evangelists Matthew and Mark, have been greatly … Continue reading

  • Lt Gen. Thomas Cirillo Swaka, the Deputy Chief of General Staff for Logistics Resignation Letter 

    SUDAN  PEOPLE’S LIBERATION ARMY GENERAL HEADQUARTERS Office of the Deputy Chief of General Staff for Logistics Our  Ref: ………………..   President  Salva Kiir Mayardit, President  of the Republic  of  South  Sudan, Commander-in-Chief, Sudan Peoples’ Liberation Army, Juba,  South Sudan.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Date: 11/02/ 2017 I, Lt Gen. Thomas Cirillo Swaka, the Deputy Chief of General Staff … Continue reading

  • JMEC Plenary Opening Statement FINAL 

    OPENING STATEMENT By H.E. FESTUS G. MOGAE CHAIRMAN OF JMEC     DURING THE PLENARY MEETING OF THE JOINT MONITORING & EVALUATION COMMISSION      8th FEBRUARY 2017 JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN   Honourable Ministers, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen; 1. I welcome you all to this first JMEC Plenary of 2017. I trust that everyone had a … Continue reading

  • Pashodo Community Mutual Assistance Association, USA – Press Release 

      Pashodo Community Mutual Assistance Association For immediate Release February 7, 2017   As the world watches without taking any action to stop the escalation of violence in Upper Nile State of South Sudan, the government of South Sudan has recently hired the Egyptian Air Forces to target the camps of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) … Continue reading

  • THE NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC MOVEMENT (NDM)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Date: 4th February, 2017 PRESS RELEASE The National Democratic Movement (NDM) condemns the continued targeting of innocent Chollo civilians in the (Shilluk) Kingdom by the genocidal and dictatorial regime of Salva Kiir. Yesterday on the 3rd February, as part of its military offensive against the opposition forces, the government … Continue reading

  • Democratic Change Party (DC Party) Secretary General                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Date: 03rd/02/2017 The DC Party Constitutional Crisis Press Statement Honorable Onyoti Adigo Nyikwer, Member of Parliament on the Ticket of Democratic change party had been and continues to be on the news announcing himself Chairman of Democratic Change Party since 25th Nov, 2016. The General Secretariat of … Continue reading

  • THE NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC MOVEMENT (NDM) 24th January, 2017 Press Statement The National Democratic Movement (NDM) welcomes the statement made on 23rd January 2017, by H.E. Mr. Olof Skoog [ Permanent Representative of Sweden to the United Nations] and the President of the Security Council for the month of January, on the situation in the Republic … Continue reading

  • THE NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC MOVEMENT (NDM) 28th January, 2017 Press Release The National Democratic Movement (NDM) would like to inform and alert the region and the international community about the on-going killing and maiming of innocent Chollo civilians in the (Shilluk Kingdom) by the genocidal and dictatorial regime of Kiir Mayardit using Antonov plane. Last night, … Continue reading

  • THE NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC MOVEMENT (NDM) Date: 23 January 2017 POSITION OF THE NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC MOVEMENT ON The Way out of the Current Crisis in South Sudan The crisis in the world’s youngest country, South Sudan, is basically a leadership crisis. The ruling party, the SPLM, and President Salva Kiir have failed the country and landed … Continue reading

  • JMEC-Chair-Statement-to-UNSC 

    STATEMENT BY H.E. FESTUS G. MOGAE CHAIRPERSON OF JMEC TO THE UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL ON THE STATUS OF THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE AGREEMENT ON THE RESOLUTION OF THE CONFLICT IN THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH SUDAN 23 JANUARY 2017 NEW YORK President of the Security Council; Members of the Council; 1. I thank you for this … Continue reading

  • SPLM’s “Taking Towns to Villages” Policy:  A Land Grab Agenda Disguised as Development Agenda By O. Aromi Background Worldwide, top-down development approaches –development policy prescriptions designed and dictated by central government bureaucrats, politicians and arm-chair planners sitting in headquarters away from local communities where development is supposed to happen, have been shown to be ineffective … Continue reading

  •   Kiir’s Destruction of South Sudan Through Federalism By Dr. Costello Garang Riiny If Kiir and his advisors really understand the background to a federal system and how it really functions, they wouldn’t continue creating additional States but rather go back to the old ten States. The Republic of South Sudan is currently at the … Continue reading

  • REPUBLIC OF SOUTH SUDAN EASTERN NILE STATE -MALAKAL Date: 16/01/2017 To: President of the Republic of South Sudan Gen. Salva Kiir Mayardit SUBJECT: REJECTION OF AN ANNEXATION OF PANYIKANG COUNTY TO CENTRAL UPPER NILE STATE Your Excellency, We the people of former Eastern Nile State do hereby congratulate His Excellency the President of the Republic … Continue reading

  •  THE NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC MOVEMENT (NDM) 16th  January, 2017 Press Statement The National Democratic Movement (NDM) strongly condemns the Presidential Decree issued by President Salva Kiir Mayardit on the 14th instant creating additional states in the Republic of South Sudan, bringing the total number to  32. The decision by Kiir at this penurious time in the … Continue reading

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    Reth Kwongo Dak on top of peace process
    September 12, 2018, Wednesday

    Khartoum, Sep. 9th, 2018

    Reth Kwongo Dak on top of peace process
    Reth, Kwongo Dak Padiet King of Shilluk (Collo)

    Reth, Kwongo Dak Padiet King of Shilluk (Collo) people has received Dr Riek Machar Teny, Chairman of SPLM-IO in his residence in Khartoum this morning.

    Dr Machar who paid courtesy call briefed his Majesty about the on-going peace process in the country and obstacles facing all sides to reach final peace deal as expected.

    Riek said, one of the main issues obstructing peace in the country is the question of the number of the states which affected traditional boundaries and tribal inter-relations in which Collo people was affected as a community.

    He stressed saying, the issue of the number of the states is crucial and in his agenda. He feels that it should be resolved among other concerns before final peace could come to its conclusion this month.

    On his side, Reth Kwongo Dak Padiet was pleased with this cordial gesture. He gave his blessings to the efforts currently being played by Dr Machar and his colleagues to reach final deal acceptable by all in the country.

    It is worth mentioning that Khartoum has concluded the process recently with initials on final document and referred the remaining sticky issues to the IGAD HQs for final arbitration and peace conclusion this current month.


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    200 people infected with river blindness in southern Sudan
    August 18, 2018, Saturday

    200 people infected with river blindness in southern Sudan

    Ario, South Sudan – Friday, 17 August 2018

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    A total of 200 people have been infected with river blindness since the beginning of this year, local authorities in the province of Ario in northwestern south Sudan have reported. And warned of the spread of the black fly causing the disease in abundance in the region.

    The parasitism of rivers is a parasitic disease caused by nematode worms called diphtheria diphtheria, infecting humans through the bite of the black fly. The worms are spread in the body. When they die, they cause intense itching and a strong response to the immune system can damage the tissue. Dynamic next door, like the eye.

    Local authorities in Ario have called on the government of Juba to provide treatment and vaccinations to avoid new casualties in the area.

    “We have registered 200 cases of the disease in the province, and we are afraid of high casualties due to the absence of medical drugs for prevention and treatment,” said Arju provincial governor Berezuk Berjuk.

    He pointed out that most of the injuries spread among children and the elderly living in the areas adjacent to the river “Aljor”.

    Berjuk appealed to citizens to leave areas close to the waterways and to go to other areas free from the pathogenic fly.


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