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Incorporating R-ARCSS into South Sudan’s Transitional Constitution, a joke – Information Minister

  October 4th 2019 (Nyamilepedia)-The Minister of Information and Broadcasting Michael Makuei has said an attempt to incorporate the Revitalized Peace Agreement into the Transitional constitution of the Republic of South Sudan is just a joke. “Talking about the constitution at this time is just a joke, because we can take it today, present it to the parliament, the parliament

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“Pursue robust & diplomatic efforts to engage South Sudan’s leaders” – IR urges UN, IGAD and donor countries

  October 4th 2019 (Nyamilepedia)-Refugees International (IR), an international humanitarian organization, has urged the United Nations, IGAD member states and donor countries to continue to make a strong and coordinated diplomatic effort to engage South Sudanese leaders as the formation of a Transitional Government of National Unity draws closer. To the UN, Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) donor countries; “Pursue

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SSPDF forces still occupy civilian buildings in Yei River State- ceasefire monitors

  October 3rd 2019 (Nyamilepedia)-At the 15th Meeting of the CTSAMVM Technical Committee held on Wednesday in the capital Juba, the ceasefire monitoring body, CTSAMM, reported that the SSPDF troops still occupy four schools located near Yei River State, bringing the number of occupied civilian buildings to 39. “On the occupation of civilian buildings, I regret to inform you that

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Outrage as oil spill causes serious environmental pollution in South Sudan’s Northern Liech State

  October 3rd 2019 (Nyamilepedia)-Local authorities and members of parliament representing South Sudan’s Northern Liech states have raised grave concerns about the spill of crude oil, which is said to have caused catastrophic environmental pollution, and killed aquatic animals and birds in three oil-producing areas. This is not the first time that crude oil has seeped into rivers and water

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Latest: Kiir and Machar to meet again next week in Juba- opposition official

  October 1st 2019 (Nyamilepedia)-South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir Mayardit and Chairman of the main armed opposition group, Dr. Riek Machar Teny are expected to meet again next week in the capital Juba, in a bid to resolve contentious issues ahead of the formation of a Transitional Government of National Unity, according to an opposition official. “I think it will

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US welcomes The Sentry report, vows to slap new sanctions on South Sudan’s corrupt officials and corporations

    September 29th 2019 (Nyamilepedia)-The US Department of State in a statement seen by Nyamilepedia, has welcomed the newly released report by The Sentry entitled, “The Taking of South Sudan” which  accused South Sudan’s officials and international corporations of profiting from the country’s deadly civil war.   The United States government commended the role played by the US-based think-tank

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Anyuak Chiefs demand Kiir to establish separate state for their ethnic group

  September 29th 2019 (Nyamilepedia)-On Saturday, a group of chiefs from the Anyuak Kingdom paid a courtesy call on South Sudan’s President Kiir Mayardit at the State House in the capital Juba. According to state-run media, the community elders discussed with President Kiir, a wide range of issues, including the possibility of creating a separate state for the Anyuak community,

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SPLM-IO leadership denies threatening authorities in South Sudan’s Aweil East state

  September 27th 2019 (Nyamilepedia)-The SPLM-IO leadership in Northern Bhra el Ghazal, Awiel has dismissed accusations that one of its members, Wieu Paan Majakdit has been abusing and threatening local authorities in an official capacity in the state. In response to the allegations, the Information Minister for the SPLM-IO’s Northern Bhra el Ghazal state, Deng Nyiwel Dhieu strongly denied that

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UNICEF launches Handbooks to help 1 million children overcome psychological distress

September 27th (Nyamilepedia)-The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), has officially launched two handbooks, designed to help children recover from stress, anxiety and trauma. According to a new report released on Thursday, the UN children’s agency, projected that nearly one million children in South Sudan are psychologically distressed as a result of a five-year conflict characterized by violence, forced recruitment and

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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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SPLM/A-IO Deputy Chairman, Odwar urges Kiir not to form unity government without Machar

  September 27th 2019 (Nyamilepedia)-The SPLM/A-IO’s Deputy Chairman and Deputy Head of the National Pre-Transitional Committee (NPTC), Henry Dilah Odwar has urged President Salva Kiir Mayardit to relinquish his recent plan of forming  a unilateral unity government without Dr. Riek Machar, leader of the main opposition group. Last week, South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir Mayardit reportedly revealed during national peace

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Over 1.5 million People Are Internally Displaced Within The Country – New Research

  September 26th 2019 (Nyamilepedia)-A new report released on Thursday by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, noted that, South Sudan’s baseline on internally displaced persons (IDPs) has been reset from 1,829,223 individuals to 1,465,542 due to the culmination of an 18-month-long review and rationalization exercise between IDP datasets maintained by the United Nations Office for

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