Category Archives: South Sudan

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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Civil society groups to host public forum on the status of R-ARCSS

September 25th 2019 (Nyamilepedia)-The Organization for Responsive Governance (ORG) in conjunction with the South Sudan Civil Society Forum (SSCSF) is expected to host an interactive session on the status of the implementation of the revitalized Peace Agreement, signed in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa. According to a joint statement dated 23 September, the group invited participants and government officials to

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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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Kiir shares National Security meeting, urges security units to enforce laws and orders

  September 24th 2019 (Nyamilepedia)-South Sudan President Salva Kiir Mayardit on Tuesday shared a meeting of the National Security Council at the State House in the nation’s capital Juba. According to state-own news outlet, PPU, the meeting, chaired by the president, was attended by senior government officials and focused on the overall security situation, including a wave of crimes that

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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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Kenyan MP, Gideon Moi accused of benefiting off South Sudan’s bloody conflict – The Sentry

  September 23rd 2019 (Nyamilepedia)-A Kenyan politician and Senator of Baringo County, Gideon Moi, is among the global business dealers accused by The Sentry of making millions of dollars from South Sudan’s deadly conflict that has killed some 382,000 people and driven millions from their homes. Last week, The Sentry released a landmark investigation report that identified international groups and

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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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Civil society groups observe World Peace Day, urge grass-roots peacebuilding effort

  September 21st 2019 (Nyamilepedia)-On the occasion of the International Day of Peace, celebrated on 21 September 2019, a group of national and international civil society organizations joined forces, calling on all stakeholders to promote grass-roots peace-building initiatives that will lay strong foundations for lasting and sustainable peace in the country. “We – the undersigned national and international civil society

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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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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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