Month: January 2014

Ethiopia: Juba Will Release 4 Political Detainees, Mediators Set To Juba This Weekend!

Adopted from The Christian Science Monitor Foreign Minister Barnaba Marial Benjamin says Juba will free remaining detainees in time to join peace talks scheduled for Feb. 7. By Will Davison, Correspondent. President Salva Kiir Mayardiit. Photo|Reuters January 31, 2014 [ADDIS ABABA] — In what appears to be a significant change of position, South Sudan says it will release four remaining…

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Exclusive – South Sudan Rebel Leader Says Government Derailing Peace Talks

South Sudan’s Former Vice President, Riek Machar gestures as he talks to his men in a rebel-controlled territory. Photo| Reuters. January 31, 2014 [Reuters] — South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar accused the government on Friday of ethnic cleansing and trying to sabotage peace talks, in his first face-to-face interview since fighting erupted late last…

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Uganda: Ugandan Army Will Not Leave South Sudan Very Soon!

Adopted from Radio Tamazuj!                            Ugandan troops in a convoy of Casspir and Mamba Mine Protected Vehicles, rolling into neigboring Somalia,     where they are still operating today. Photo: Reuters January 31, 2014 [kAMPALA] — The Ugandan army, which has played a major role in the civil war in South Sudan, will remain ‘until the country…

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JUBA: UNMISS|Ugandans Police To Integrate and Train Local Polices!

UNMISS Report SSNPS makes efforts to build people’s trust Ugandan Police Commissioner, Fred Yiga, currently commissioning the UNMISS police, has been the chief technical adviser for the South Sudan’s interior minister and inspector general of police. Photo UNMISS January 30, 2014 [JUBA] — South Sudan National Police Service (SSNPS) was seeking to bridge the gap…

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Pres. Kiir bent to annihilate Dinka Bor Community

BY: Elizabeth Apajook Deng Lual, USA, JAN/29/2014;   After the untimely and suspicious death of Dr. Garang, the founder of South Sudan ruling party Sudanese People Liberation Movement (SPLM), persona of President Kiir accorded many South Sudanese comfort and solace. The people were simply comforted by the fact that President Kiir was one of the…

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South Sudan coup plot charges baseless, says Machar

Adopted from the BBC! South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar has told the BBC that treason charges laid against him and some of his allies are “baseless”. Former Vice President, Dr. Riek Machar and Pres. Salva Kiir. Photo: File. January 29, 2014[BBC] — Mr Machar, who is on the run, said he hoped mediators in…

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Kenya: Release Of The Detainees, A “commitment” to Ceasefire Agreement?

President Uhuru Kenyatta has applauded his South Sudan counterpart, president Salva Kiir for releasing 7 of the 11 political detainees who were previously held in the country. By Nixon Segawa Pres. Uhuru Kenyatta welcomed the Freed Political Detainees with a warm hug. January 29, 2014[CR] — In his statement, President Kenyatta said the release of…

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South Sudan: Dentainees’ Investigation Report Is Irrelevant And Obsolete!

The South Sudan rebel leader, Dr Riek Machar, has rubbished the findings of the investigation report carried out on detained former cabinet ministers as regards the December 15, alleged coup. By Nixon Segawa Former Vice President Dr Riek Machar. Photo: Wudu/Files   January 29, 2014[South Sudan] — According to the former vice president, the investigation…

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