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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SSOA Holds Its Elections, Names New Leaders.

  September 15th 2019 (Nyamilepedia)-The South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOA) a coalition group that composes of six opposition factions, held its nomination and election leadership Council at World Focus International Hotel in Juba on Saturday. According to a statement signed by the SSOA Election Committee, the leadership of the opposition parties unanimously resolved to elect Josephine Joseph as its new

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Rights Group Pledges To Back Sudan’s Unity Gov’t , Urges Justice For Victims.

September 14th 2019 (Nyamilepedia)-Amnesty International, a human rights defender, has formally commended the new Sudanese unity government and called for accountability and justice for the families of those who lost their lives during months of violent protests, which led to the overthrow of former Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir. Speaking to the media on his first official visit to Sudan,

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Why SA Must Support Peace Deal In South Sudan- Opinion.

    September 14th 2019 (Nyamilepedia)– By Dr. Sithembile Mbete. Thursday marked a year since the signing of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan, which was an effort to salvage the peace process and reorient the country on to a path to reconciliation and stability. This agreement was an attempt to revive another peace

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Kiir and Hamdok agree to reopen borders, boost cross-border trade. 

September 14th 2019 (Nyamilepedia)-South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir Mayardit and newly appointed Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok have reached cooperation agreements to reopen border points, in an endeavor to boost cross-border trade between the two countries. “We hope to have very prosperous relationship that will address issues of trade, border issue, oil, free movement of our people between the two

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Troika lauds the Parties, reaffirms its full Support for the R-ARCSS.

  September 13th 2019 (Nyamilepedia)-The Troika Countries, the United States, Norway and the United Kingdom have issued a joint press statement on the One-Year Anniversary marking the Signing of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan. In a statement, the Troika commended South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir Mayardit and First Vice President

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Revive Faith In The Peace Process: Religious Groups Urge IGAD Leaders.

September 13th 2019 (Nyamilepedia)-As the peace process stalled one year on, the African Council of Religious Leaders issued a joint statement on Thursday, calling on East African leaders to put forth enough efforts to ensure that the Revitalized Peace Agreement is honored and implemented in a timely manner. “On this day, we come together as the religious leaders of Africa

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More than 6.35 million people are on the verge of acute food insecurity – UN agencies.

  Sept 12, 2019 (Nyamilepedia)- According to a new study released by UN agencies, an estimated 6.35 million people, representing 54% of the country’s population, are classified in crisis (IPC Phase III) or severe food insecurity, including an estimated 1.7 million people who are facing an emergency (IPC) Phase 4). The analysis indicated that after the Parties signed a peace

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Sudan Prime Minister, Hamdok Arrives in South Sudan on his first official trip.

Sept 12, 2019 (Nyamilepedia)– Sudan’s Newly appointed Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok arrived in South Sudan on Thursday on his first official visit since becoming Prime Minister following the ouster of ex-Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir. Upon his arrival in Juba, Hamdok expressed his happiness and said that he considered South Sudan as his second home. “I am very delighted to

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Is Environmental Peacebuilding the Answer to South Sudan’s Conflict?

Sept 12, 2019 (Nyamilepedia)-by Marisa O. Ensor, September 12, 2019 marks one year since South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir and former Vice President-turned-opposition leader Riek Machar signed a new peace agreement. The human and environmental cost of the five-year war it ended has been staggering. Women and girls have often borne the brunt of the violence. Fighting and displacement have

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Why South Sudan Should Go For A Mining Company With Sustainable Development Agenda: The Case of KirLand Lake Gold.

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Sept 12, 2019 (Nyamilepedia)- BY: Daniel Juol Nhomngek, Kampala, Uganda. In South Sudan Minerals are owned by the state in trust for the people as stated in the South Sudan’s MINING ACT, 2012. The concept of “public trusteeship” is therefore embodied in the country’s legislation, which forms the basis of her sovereignty and duty to act as a guardian of

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UN Panel Of Experts Meets with UN’s Head on Sexual Violence in Conflict.

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Sept 12, 2019 (Nyamilepedia) — The Security Council Sanctions Committee Concerning South Sudan Meets with Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict. During its informal consultations on 21 August 2019, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 2206 (2015) concerning South Sudan was briefed by Ms. Pramila Patten, Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict. Ms. Patten

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