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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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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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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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US diplomat, Sudan’s PM Hamdok discuss bilateral relations on margins of UNGA 74th

September 25th 2019 (Nyamilepedia)-The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator, Mark Green has met with Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly currently being held in New York City. At the meeting, the US official congratulated the Sudanese Prime Minister, Abdullah Hamdok on his first official trip to the United States, as

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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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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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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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