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Kenyan police arrest South Sudan’s top religious leader in Kakuma

October 20th 2019 (Nyamilepedia) – A South Sudanese high-profile religious leader, Reverend Moderator Peter Gai Lual Marrow, Chairman of the South Sudan Council of Churches and the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of South Sudan has been arrested in Kenya’s Kakuma Refugee Camp while on church-related missions. Rev. Peter was arrested on Saturday by Kenyan police at a

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“Pursue robust & diplomatic efforts to engage South Sudan’s leaders” – IR urges UN, IGAD and donor countries

  October 4th 2019 (Nyamilepedia)-Refugees International (IR), an international humanitarian organization, has urged the United Nations, IGAD member states and donor countries to continue to make a strong and coordinated diplomatic effort to engage South Sudanese leaders as the formation of a Transitional Government of National Unity draws closer. To the UN, Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) donor countries; “Pursue

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EAC lawmakers agree to impose sanctions on South Sudan over fee arrears 

  October 4th 2019 (Nyamilepedia)-During its high-lvel meeting convened in Arusha, Tanzania, the Council of Ministers of the East African Community has adopted a resolution to impose sanctions and ban South Sudan from the regional body’s membership, should it fail to fully meet its obligations, the regional bloc said on Friday. Following the deliberations, the East African regional bloc, EAC,

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SSPDF forces still occupy civilian buildings in Yei River State- ceasefire monitors

  October 3rd 2019 (Nyamilepedia)-At the 15th Meeting of the CTSAMVM Technical Committee held on Wednesday in the capital Juba, the ceasefire monitoring body, CTSAMM, reported that the SSPDF troops still occupy four schools located near Yei River State, bringing the number of occupied civilian buildings to 39. “On the occupation of civilian buildings, I regret to inform you that

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Open letter: SPLM-IO Deputy Chair, Odwar writes to Head of JMEC concerning Maiwut’s incident

  October 3rd 2019 (Nyamilepedia)-Ambassador Lt. Gen. Augostino Njoroge, Interim Chairperson, Revitalized Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (R-JMEC), Juba, South Sudan. Systematic violations of COHA and permanent ceasefire by the Incumbent TGNU in Maiwut County- Dear Sir, I am writing to bring to your attention the flagrant and systematic violations of the Revitalized Agreement by the Incumbent TGNU in Maiwut

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Outrage as oil spill causes serious environmental pollution in South Sudan’s Northern Liech State

  October 3rd 2019 (Nyamilepedia)-Local authorities and members of parliament representing South Sudan’s Northern Liech states have raised grave concerns about the spill of crude oil, which is said to have caused catastrophic environmental pollution, and killed aquatic animals and birds in three oil-producing areas. This is not the first time that crude oil has seeped into rivers and water

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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

  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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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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