Tag: South Sudan

President’s Daughter, Defense Ministry, and Governor Linked to Mining Sector Corruption in South Sudan

Incumbent President Salva Kiir, whose term expires in one month, meet five of the former detainees in Juba, South Sudan(Photo: file)

President Kiir’s Associates Tied to 32 Mining Companies; High-Level Corruption in Minerals Sector Risks Fueling Armed Conflict, Report Warns, By Sentry, Washington, DC April 2, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – At a time when South Sudan’s government most needs to generate resources for urgent public health-related challenges including the Covid-19 pandemic, one of its promising revenue streams is beset…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Be steadfast to the mission, NAS urges its members

  September 21st 2019 (Nyamilepedia)-The Chairman of the National Salvation Front (NAS), Thomas Cirilo in a strongly worded statement has urged members and supporters of their movement to firmly commit to the cause of struggle and reserve the right to self-defense in the event of armed attacks by enemies. He commended the National Salvation Front…

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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,…

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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…

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

President Salva Kiir Mayardit and Dr. Riek Machar posed for a group picture during F2F Meeting in Juba.

  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…

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Church Radio journalist arrested for interviewing ex-Western Lakes governor

July 3rd 2019 (Nyamilepedia) – Authorities in South Sudan’s Western Lakes state on Wednesday arrested a journalist working for a local radio affiliated to the Juba-based Catholic Radio Network (CRN), the Director for the network said in a statement Wednesday. According to the statement extended to Nyamilepedia, journalist Marial Deng who is the Director of…

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