Author Archives: Tor Machier

South Sudan army chief threatening military judges to announce anti-Buay verdict

July 5th 2019 (Nyamilepedia) – South Sudan’s army chief, General Gabriel Jok Riak is reportedly threatening a military court in Juba to announce a verdict that would see detained military officer, General Buay Rolnyang, dismissed and demote from his senior military rank. Last week, a source at Bilpam told the Nyamilepedia that Buay had been sentenced to one year in

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South Sudan justice minister, Kenyan Attorney General summoned by EA court over Dong, Aggrey’s murder

July 5th 2019 (Nyamilepedia) – South Sudan’s justice minister. Paulino Manawila, who doubles as the Attorney General, and Kenyan Attorney General have been summoned by the East African Court over the murder of two opposition figures. Last April, the UN released a report saying it has amazed evidence that suggests that South Sudan’s intelligence chief, General Akol Koor, was responsible

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Sudan’s military, opposition reach preliminary deal on interim gov’t

July 5th 2019 (Nyamilepedia) – Sudan’s ruling military junta and the opposition Declaration of Freedom and Change (FFC) have agreed to a 36-month transitional period with the sovereignty council led by the military. Sources told Nyamilepedia that the military and the opposition have agreed to constitute a sovereign council led by five civilians and five military personnel in addition to

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UN says South Sudan army, holdout groups killed over 100 people in southern region

July 4th 2019 (Nyamilepedia) – South Sudan government troops and holdout opposition groups killed over 100 people in the country’s Central Equatoria region according to a UN report released Tuesday. The report said the killing started immediately since the government of President Salva Kiir Mayardiit and opposition groups signed a revitalized peace agreement in September 2018. “Civilians deliberately and brutally

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Schools in Gumuruk face shortage of qualified teachers

July 4th 2019 (Nyamilepedia) – Schools in Pibor state’s Gumuruk are facing shortage of teachers undermining the ability of the students to learn basic education, teachers who spoke to Nyamilepedia from there said. Stephen Korok, a school teacher in Gumuruk, said there has been a growing shortage of primary and secondary school teachers in the entire area negatively affecting child

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Six leaders of SSOA issue Changson with 24-hour ultimatum to renounce Chagor

July 4th 2019 (Nyamilepedia) – Six opposition leaders that constitutes the South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOA) have given ex-leader, Gabriel Changson Chang, a 24-hour ultimatum to renounce a statement in which he said the opposition umbrella agreed to name SSUM leader, Denay Chagor, as the new leader. On Tuesday, Changson said members of the alliance have agreed to give the

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South Sudan to exchange oil for electricity

July 4th 2019 (Nyamilepedia) – South Sudan government has signed a deal with the neighboring Kenya to exchange oil for electricity within the next two years, the Nyamilepedia has learned. The deal that followed the visit by President Salva Kiir to Nairobi will see Kenya supplying electricity generated from its geothermal fields in return for supplies from South Sudan’s oil

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Dr. Lam’s group distances itself from new SSOA leader

July 3rd 2019 (Nyamilepedia) – South Sudan’s armed opposition group, the National Democratic Movement (NDM), led by Dr. Lam Akol Ajawin has denied that a new leader for South Sudan Opposition Alliance has been selected. This came a day after ex-chairman of the opposition consortium, Gabriel Changson Chang, issued a statement announcing the selection of Denay Chagor as the new

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Church Radio journalist arrested for interviewing ex-Western Lakes governor

July 3rd 2019 (Nyamilepedia) – Authorities in South Sudan’s Western Lakes state on Wednesday arrested a journalist working for a local radio affiliated to the Juba-based Catholic Radio Network (CRN), the Director for the network said in a statement Wednesday. According to the statement extended to Nyamilepedia, journalist Marial Deng who is the Director of Good News Radio, an affiliate

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Changson, Chagor disrupting unity of opposition alliance – Bapiny Manytuil

July 3rd 2019 (Nyamilepedia) – The leader of South Sudan Liberation Movement (SSLM/A), General Bapiny Manytuil Wijang, has accused ex-chairman of South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOA), Gabriel Changson Chang and the interim chairman of South Sudan United Movement (SSUM), Hon. Denay Jock Chagor, of disrupting the unity of the alliance. This came after the two men released a statement on

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Ex-Kenyan vice-president appointed peace envoy for South Sudan

July 3rd 2019 (Nyamilepedia) – Kenyan President, Uhuru Kenyatta, has appointed ex-vice president turned opposition leader, Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka, as the country’s Special Envoy for South Sudan. The appointment of the prominent opposition figure came a day after President Salva Kiir of South Sudan concluded a two-day state visit to Nairobi. In a statement yesterday, the Kenyan foreign ministry which

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South Sudan parliament chief threatens to take actions against MPs who speaks to media

July 3rd 2019 (Nyamilepedia) – The Speaker of South Sudan’s parliament, Lino Makana, has threatened actions against lawmakers who speaks to the media without his permission. Addressing the lawmakers at the Freedom Hall on Monday, Makana said MPs are not allowed to speak to the media without having first being approved by him saying some of the statements lawmakers have

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