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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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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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General Buay to be released, dismissed from army – sources

July 3rd 2019 (Nyamilepedia) – A military judge in Juba is reportedly sentencing General Stephen Buay Rolnyang to one year beginning from May 2018 when he was arrested, sources familiar with the matter told Nyamilepedia on Wednesday. The same source said Buay would be released because he has already served the one year in prison, but said he will be

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Rival Factions of South Sudan Opposition Alliances Reunite and Agree on SIX Months Leadership Rotation

July 2, 2019(Nyamilepedia) — The rival factions of South Sudan’s Opposition Alliances, which were divided behind Hon. Gabriel Changson Lew Chang and late Lt. Gen. Peter Gatdet Yaka, have sought out their differences and came up with new terms and structures. The rival factions of SSOA met on June 8th, 2019 and agreed that the alliance shall be led through

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