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“R-ARCSS slowly missing intended targets again”- civil society group sounds alarm bells

  October 3rd 2019 (Nyamilepedia)-The South Sudan Civil Society Forum’s Observations on Cantonment and Related Processes. 1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1. Efforts by transitional security mechanisms to unify the forces of the parties to the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS) were desperately frustrated and made to fall far behind schedule by insufficient government funding of

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

President Salva Kiir Mayardit and Dr. Riek Machar posed for a group picture during F2F Meeting in Juba.

  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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“End Sudan’s Designation As State Sponsor Of Terrorism,” UN Chief António urges

September 28th 2019 (Nyamilepedia)-Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the high‑level event on Sudan, in New York on September 27/ 2019: This is clearly the happiest moment I have in this high-level week. If, one year ago, we would be forecasting the possibility of this meeting, I think nobody would believe [it], but the fact is that we

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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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Consortium of civil society groups calls for urgent release of Peter Biar Ajak, Kerbino Agok and other detainees

  September 26th 2019 (Nyamilepedia)-The Network of South Sudan Civil Society Organizations in Uganda (NoSSCOU) has strongly condemned South Sudan’s High Court ruling on prominent human rights activist Peter Biar Ajak, and six other defendants – including businessman and philanthropist Kiribino Agok Wuol, saying their prolonged detention at the National Security facility is a ‘miscarriage of justice’. According to a

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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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Exlusive: Mobile banking service curbs pickpocketing, says m-GURUSH

September 25th 2019 (Nyamilepedia)-The introduction of an electronic banking system in South Sudan, has deterred pickpockets and bag snatchers as people no longer hold their money in their pockets and bags but m-Gurush accounts, the first mobile banking group, m-Gurush, said on Wednesday. In an exclusive interview with Nyamilepedia early today, m-GURUSH customer service said that before the launch of

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