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Chinese government denies granting $ 600 million loan to South Sudan

  September 20th 2019 (Nyamilepedia)-The Chinese government on Thursday dismissed speculation that it had provided millions of dollars in loans to South Sudan. Last week, some media outlets reported that the People’s Republic of China had given $ 600 million at the request of South Sudan in a bid to pay the salaries of the country’s civil servants who go

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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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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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Rein in National Security Service, rights group urges South Sudan’s gov’t

September 17th 2019 (Nyamilepedia)-Amnesty International, a human rights defender, has called on South Sudan’s government to take strong measures against the National Security Service (NSS), to  desist from harassing intimidating and targeting dissidents and those it believes are opposed to the government. “Amnesty International calls on the South Sudanese government to immediately end harassment, intimidation and targeting of individuals simply

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UN report: progress of R-ARCSS, human rights abuses committed in South Sudan

Ms. Yasmin Sooka, Chairperson of the Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan, (File/Supplied/Nyamilepedia)

Full text: statement of Ms. Yasmin Sooka, Chairperson of the Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan, at the 42nd Human Rights Council session. Mr. President, Excellences, Distinguished delegates, Ladies and gentlemen: September 16th, 2019 (Nyamilepedia) — I chair the Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan, mandated by this Council to monitor and report on human rights violations, establish

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South Sudan seeks research on satellite imagery from US and Canada

  September 16th 2019 (Nyamilepedia)-Last week, a high-level delegation from South Sudan, led by the Minister of Mining, Hon. Gabriel Thokuj Deng, reached cooperation agreements with three imaging satellite companies from the US and Canada. According to US media, the agreement signed between South Sudan and three companies was to seek technical assistance from foreign experts in an effort to

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NAS welcomes outcome of Kiir-Machar meeting, says ready to negotiate

  September 16th 2019 (Nyamilepedia)-The leadership of the National Salvation Front (NAS), a non-signatory group headed by Lt. Gen. Thomas Cirillo, has welcomed the recent outcome of face-to-face meetings President Salva Kiir Mayardit and main armed opposition leader Dr. Riek Machar, calling on all holdout groups to join the ongoing peace process. In a statement, the Chairman of the opposition

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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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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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