Category Archives: Breaking News

Breaking: 12 SPLM/A-IO’s senior officials defect, join Maj. Gen. James Ochan’s splinter group

September 27th 2019 (Nyamilepedia)-Around 12 senior officials of South Sudan’s main armed opposition group, SPLM-IO, have pledged their allegiance to a splinter group led by former deputy commander for the SPLA-IO’s 5th Infantry Division Major General Ochan Puot Buop. In a statement extended to Nyamilepedia on Friday, the SPLM-IO senior officials including foreign representatives, heads of mission in the diaspora,

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South Sudan sets to host oil and gas conference in October to attract investors

  September 23rd 2019 (Nyamilepedia)-South Sudan’s government has announced its readiness to host its third international Oil and Gas Conference in the capital Juba, in an attempt to spur growth in the oil sector, which currently accounts for 70% of the country’s revenues. Speaking to the media in the capital Juba, Awow Daniel Chuang, South Sudan’s Oil Minister, said the

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Breaking: WADU community declares allegiance to South Sudan gov’t, says ready to defend its territory

    September 22nd 2019 (Nyamilepedia)-The Chie-waw community under the military command of Major General Ochan Puot Buop, whose forces have been in a state of discord with Machar’s armed forces, has finally declared allegiance to South Sudan government. Speaking to Nyamilepedia on Sunday after the deliberations, Duop Puka, Co-Chairman of the Chie-waw community, said that they had discussed and

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FULL TEXT: The Sentry Report -2019 exposes corrupt leaders

September 19th 2019 (Nyamilepedia)-The Sentry’s investigation exposes an array of international actors who stand to profit from the U.S., UK, Asia and elsewhere, the looting of state assets, and reveals one of the biggest companies in the world providing direct support to deadly militias. The report details the carving up for private profit of the most lucrative economic and government

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Sudan’s key opposition leader Sadiq al-Mahdi steps down

September 19th 2019 (Nyamilepedia)-Sudan’s key opposition figure Sadiq al-Mahdi, head of the National Umma Party (NUP), has stepped down as chairman of the Nidaa Al-Sudan, an alliance of all major opposition factions, and called for a review of partnership and collaboration with other opposition groups. After his resignation from the leadership of the coalition party, Sadiq urged all opposition groups 

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UN report: progress of R-ARCSS, human rights abuses committed in South Sudan

Ms. Yasmin Sooka, Chairperson of the Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan, (File/Supplied/Nyamilepedia)

Full text: statement of Ms. Yasmin Sooka, Chairperson of the Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan, at the 42nd Human Rights Council session. Mr. President, Excellences, Distinguished delegates, Ladies and gentlemen: September 16th, 2019 (Nyamilepedia) — I chair the Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan, mandated by this Council to monitor and report on human rights violations, establish

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Sudan Prime Minister, Hamdok Arrives in South Sudan on his first official trip.

Sept 12, 2019 (Nyamilepedia)– Sudan’s Newly appointed Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok arrived in South Sudan on Thursday on his first official visit since becoming Prime Minister following the ouster of ex-Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir. Upon his arrival in Juba, Hamdok expressed his happiness and said that he considered South Sudan as his second home. “I am very delighted to

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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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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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General Gatdet’s deputy elected leader of South Sudan Opposition Alliance

July 3rd 2019 (Nyamilepedia) – The opposition consortium, South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOA), has elected the deputy of late General Peter Gatdet Yaka as the new leader of the opposition umbrella according to a statement extended to the Nyamilepedia. In November last year, the SSOA split into two groups – one led by Gabriel Changson Chang, and the other led

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