Category Archives: Dr. Riek Machar

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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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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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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SPLM/A-IO accuses South Sudan gov’t of deploying heavily armed forces in Maiwut

  September 26th 2019 (Nyamilepedia)-South Sudan’s main armed opposition group, SPLM/AIO, has accused South Sudan government of deploying more troops and heavy artillery, including armoured personnel carriers (APCs) in Maiwut and its surrounding areas following the defection of Major General Ochan Puot and his forces. “On Deployment of the Government Forces in Civilian Centres in Maiwut area. Following the defection

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SPLM/A-IO’s top official lodges formal complaint against Angelina Teny

  September 25th 2019 (Nyamilepedia)-The Executive Director of the Relief Organization for South Sudan (ROSS), Yien Thiang Luony has formally lodged a formal complaint against Angelina Teny, head of the SPLM/A-IO Committee for Security, over what he called a “commotion caused” by a planned visit to New York. “Comrade Chairman, This morning I met with Comrade Henry Odwar about the

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SPLM/A-IO downplays Major General Ochan Puot’s defection to South Sudan’s gov’t

September 24th 2019 (Nyamilepedia)-South Sudan’s main armed opposition group has downplayed the recent defection of its senior military officer, Major General Ochan Puot Buop, who switched allegiance to South Sudan government on September 22 after months of deep rifts between his armed group and Machar’s armed forces in Adar state. In a statement seen by Nyamilepedia, the SPLM (IO) Director

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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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Open letter to South Sudan’s leaders

  September 19th 2019 (Nyamilepedia)-By SIMON E. KULUSIKA. General Salva Kiir Mayardit, President of the Republic of South Sudan General, Dr Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon, Chairman of the South Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-in-Opposition General, Thomas Cirilo Swaka, Chairman of National Salvation Front General, Paul Malong Awan, Chairman of South Sudan United Front, All other Chairmen of Armed Fighters Movements and

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Full text : Head of UNMISS, David Shearer’s briefing to the Security Council on South Sudan

September 19th 2019 (Nyamilepedia) — Statement of the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General David Shearer Briefing to the Security Council on South Sudan, Wednesday 18 September 2019 Just six days ago, we marked the first anniversary of the signing of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan. At the official ceremony last year, I witnessed

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UK welcomes Kiir-Machar meetings, urges the Parties to keep up positive momentum

  September 19th 2019 (Nyamilepedia)-The United Kingdom’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Amb. Jonathan Allen, at the Security Council briefing on South Sudan, has applauded face-to-face meetings between President Salva Kiir Mayardit and Dr. Riek Machar Teny, Chairman of the SPLM/A (IO). “We very, very much welcome the meeting that took place between President Kiir and Dr Machar.

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Donor Countries no longer trust Kiir’s administration – US official

September 17th 2019 (Nyamilepedia)- The US ambassador to South Sudan, Thomas Hushek, has said it would take some time for the international community to restore confidence after losing faith in the Salva Kiir administration, due to its corruption and mismanagement of the country’s natural resources. “We the international community, I can’t speak on behalf of the United States, but we

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SPLM-IO official resigns, citing frustration over lack of reform

  September 16th 2019 (Nyamilepedia) – An opposition official, of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (IO) has tendered his resignation to Chairman and Commander-In-Chief Dr. Riek Machar Teny. Col. Saied Awad Saied, Deputy Chairperson of the SPLM/A (IO) Youth League resigned on Sunday last week, citing that little attention has been paid to the challenges facing the youth in the main

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