BREAKING: Fighting erupts between gov’t and holdout opposition fighters near Maridi

December 18th 2018 (Nyamilepedia) – Fierce fighting has erupted between South Sudan army, the SSPDF, and holdout opposition fighters loyal to the National Salvation Front (NAS) led by Gen. Thomas Cirilo near Maridi town, several residents told the Nyamilepedia on Tuesday. The fighting, Maridi residents told the Nyamilepedia, started this morning at Torre county headquarters between the two parties. Torre 10

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Government claims US sanctions are “unjustified”

December 18th 2018 (Nyamilepedia) – South Sudan government said on Monday that United States sanctions imposed on Thursday against two South Sudanese businessmen and retired Israeli army general are unjustified. On Friday, the United States Treasury announced it was imposing sanctions on Israel Ziv, a retired Israeli army general, South Sudanese businessman Obac William Olawo and former South Sudan governor of Gogrial 10

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Israeli opposition leader urges Prime Minister to end Ziv export license over South Sudan sanctions

December 18th 2018 (Nyamilepedia) – A prominent Israeli opposition leader has urged the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to end the export license of sanctioned ex-Israeli general Maj. Gen. (retired) Israel Ziv over his alleged role in the South Sudan conflict. Tamar Zandberg, the leader of the opposition leftist Zionist party Meretz, said in a letter addressed to Prime Minister 10

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Massive Turned Out in the Sobat States to Commomerates Nuer Genocide

The leadership of Sobat State under Maj. Gen. James Banak and his cabinet alongside Military generals posted for a picture in Mandeang, Sobat State. (Photo: Supplied/Nyamilepedia) December 17th, 2018 (Nyamilepedia) -Thousands of civilians turned out for 15th, of December Memorial  Day carried out in the Sobat State headquarters, Mandeang in remembrance of those lost during the genocide. In his keynote address 10

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Rebel group urges uprising against Kiir’s ‘tribal’ regime

December 17th 2018 (Nyamilepedia) – A  South Sudan armed opposition group has called on the people of South Sudan to take up arms and fight the regime of President Salva Kiir Mayardiit which it accused of killing ethnic Nuer civilians in December 2013. In a statement issued on Saturday to mark the fifth commemoration of the 2013 Juba Massacre, the 10

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Sanctioned Israeli general denies role in South Sudan conflict

December 17th 2018 (Nyamilepedia) – Israeli retired Major-General under United States sanctions for alleged role in the ongoing South Sudan conflict including arms sale to the warring parties on Sunday denied any wrongdoing saying he is ready to be investigated. The US Department of Treasury on Friday slapped sanctions on Israel Ziv and three firms he controls, accusing him of 10

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SPLM-IO diplomat abandons Machar, join Changson’s FDP

December 17th 2018 (Nyamilepedia) – A opposition diplomat of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement in Opposition (SPLM-IO) led by the country’s former First Vice President Dr. Riek Machar Teny-Dhurgon has announced, along with others, that they have left the main armed opposition and joined the Federal Democratic Party (FDP) led by Gabriel Changson Lew Chang. Ambassador Kang Gatkuoth Kang said 10

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South Sudanese In British Columbia Canada Call For Forgiveness, Justice and Accountability

Members of South Sudanese community in British Columbia, Canada, greet after prayer service on December 15, 2018 at Faith Lutheran Church in Surrey, BC(Photo credit: Nyamilepedia)

Dec 16th, 2018(Nyamilepedia) —— Gathered at the Faith Lutheran Church in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada, South Sudanese Communities and friends came together to commemorate the 5th December 15th in remembrance of their loved ones who were killed in Juba and elsewhere in South Sudan over the last 5 years. The South Sudanese, who were mostly from the Nuer ethnic group, 10

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Gaguang Community Congratulate Sobat State Governor for appointing their sons and daughters into the key positions

December 16th, 2013 (Nyamilepedia) -Gagaung Community congratulates Sobat State governor, Maj. Gen. James Banak Riang Lual for appointing their sons and daughters into the state key positions. Sobat State governor recently appoints a new State Secretary as part of the wider reforms he recently initiated under the banner “get the work done” which he believed will reform the system of 10

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BREAKING: Ex-Machar spokesman James Gatdet Dak arrives in Khartoum

December 16th, 2018 (Nyamilepedia) – Former Press Secretary for the SPLM-IO leader Dr. Riek Machar Teny has arrived in the Sudanese capital Khartoum, several sources have told the Nyamilepedia from Khartoum. James Gatdet Dak was arrested in November 2016 by Kenyan security operatives after reportedly reaching a deal with their South Sudanese counterparts to arrest and deport him to Juba. 10

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Holdout South Sudan opposition pledges to fight for victims of Juba massacre

December 16th 2018 (Nyamilepedia) – The South Sudan National Democratic Alliance (SSNDA) led by Gen. Thomas Cirilo said on Saturday in a statement that they will fight for the victims of the Demceber 2013 Juba Massacre. In December 2013, thousands of ethnic Nuer civilians were killed in a house-to-house search by a state-sponsored militia in the nation’s capital Juba, an 10

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Humanitarian groups urge implementation of revitalized peace deal

December 16th 2018 (Nyamilepedia) – Many international humanitarian organizations has urged the South Sudan parties to speed up the implementation of the revitalized peace deal signed in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa in September. South Sudan government and opposition groups signed a revitalized version of the 2015 peace deal in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa in September following months of 10

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People were not allowed to express happiness during 2015 peace deal: Machar

South Sudan First Vice President designate Dr. Riek Machar Teny-Dhurgon waves to South Sudanese as he arrives at the venue of peace celebration in Juba on Wednesday, October 31st 2018 (File/Supplied/Nyamilepedia)

December 16th 2018 (Nyamilepedia) – Prominent South Sudan opposition and SPLM-IO leader Dr. Riek Machar Teny-Dhurgon who is also the country First Vice President designate according to the revitalized peace deal signed in September said on Saturday that the people of South Sudan were not given the chance to express their happiness or apparently accept the 2015 peace deal. Machar, 10

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Advocacy group welcomes latest sanctions against South Sudan

December 16th 2018 (Nyamilepedia) – The US-based advocacy group, the Sentry, has welcomed a decision by the United States government to sanction three individuals for their alleged arms role in the ongoing South Sudan conflict. United States government on Friday imposed targeted sanctions against three individuals two South Sudanese and a retired Israeli Major General for allegedly taking a role 10

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