Monthly Archives: April 2014

Australia commits extra $7.8m humanitarian aid to South Sudan

Foreign minister Julie Bishop says the money will help 270,000 refugees who have fled the fighting Australian Associated Press April 11, 2014 (Nyamilepedia) — Australia will provide an extra $7.8 million for South Sudan communities confronting the dire humanitarian crisis. Foreign minister Julie Bishop said that would take Australian aid to South Sudan to $50 million. She said Australian money

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South Sudan: SPLM in opposition to establish national structure

April 11, 2014 (Nyamilepedia) —  The South Sudan’s armed opposition, SPLA/M [in opposition] is preparing to establish a national structure under the leadership of Dr. Riek Machar Teny, the former vice president. The anti-government operation has been fighting the government for the last three months without a national structure. Forces, defecting from the government and those organized under the community-based

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Pagan Amum says South Sudan government tried to assassinate him

April 11, 2014 (Radio Tamazuj) — The former SPLM Secretary-General Pagan Amum testified before the special court in Juba on Friday, declaring himself innocent of any crime and dismissing as a complete fabrication the story of the ‘coup d’etat’ which was produced by the government to explain his arrest. Amum, who was arrested on 17 December said, “They put me

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UN Warns of Child Deaths and Malnutrition in South Sudan

April 11, 2014(Nyamilepedia) — The United Nations says a famine in South Sudan likely will kill up to 50,000 children this year if more action is not immediately taken. UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund, says an additional quarter-million children will suffer severe acute malnutrition by the end of the year unless treatment is scaled up. It says the African

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IGAD teams commence operations in South Sudan

Monitoring and Verification Teams (MVTs) set up under the auspices of the IGAD-led mediation process have officially commenced operations.   By Vision Reporter April 11, 2014 (Nyamilepedia) — The teams to monitor the implementation of Cessation of Hostilities (COH) are a result of an agreement signed by the Government of the Republic of South Sudan and the SPLM/A-in Opposition, on

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Aerial attacks stoke fears among refugees in Yida, South Sudan

April 12, 2014(Nyamilepedia) — UNHCR is deeply concerned about the safety of refugees and aid workers in Yida, South Sudan, after unidentified aircraft circled over the settlement several times on 9 April. The sighting raised fears that the refugee settlement may soon come under direct or indirect military attack. The incident came just two days after the aerial bombardment of

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Battles rock Salva Kiir family in Nairobi

By Mwaura Samora, April 11, 2014 (Nyamilepedia) — In the heat of the South Sudan heat, forces allied to President Salvar Kiir Mayardit and his former deputy Dr Riek Machar are locked in mortal combat for political power with fears that the world’s youngest nation could disintegrate. But in far off Nairobi and London, noisy battles are boiling in the

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SALVA KIIR AND YUWERI MUSEVENI: DOWN-RIGHTS REGRETTING FOR NEW VITNAM

By Mak Banguot Gok , Upper Nile State April 11, 2014 (Nyamilepedia) — The Ugandan contentious leader, Yoweri Kakuta Museveni and, the South Sudanese divisive president Salva Kiir Mayardit, the two despots  are almost emphatically regretting of the ill-advices they ever gives to one another whilst planned the start of the current fatal conflict in South Sudan. The war goes

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