Kiir appoints Denay as Jonglei governor

South Sudan minister of higher education Denay Jock Chagor (Photo credit: Nyamilepedia)

July 15, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – South Sudan President Salva Kiir Mayardit has fired the minister of higher education Denay Jock Chagor and appointed him as the governor of Jonglei state, according to a decree read out on the state-run SSBC. He was appointed on the ticket of South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOA). In separate decrees, the South Sudanese president also […]

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Egypt demands urgent explanation from Ethiopia over reports of dam filling

Egyptian ministry of foreign affairs (Photo credit: Egyptian media)

July 15, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – Furious Egyptian government has demanded that Ethiopia – which had announced earlier today that it started filling a controversial dam – give an explanation if the reports of the dam’s filling are true. Egyptian foreign ministry spokesman Ahmed Hafiz said in a brief statement on Facebook that the government of Egypt was monitoring the ongoing […]

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BREAKING: Ethiopia begins filling controversial dam

A view of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam and reservoir behind it on June 26,2020 (Photo credit: Maxar Technologies via Reuters)

July 15, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – Ethiopia has begun filling the reservoir behind the Grand Renaissance Dam (GERD), the country’s minister of water and irrigation announced on Wednesday. The impounding of water into the controversial Blue Nile project comes despite Ethiopia failing to reach an agreement with downstream neighbours Sudan and Egypt, who fear for their water supplies. Talks have been […]

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South Sudan watchdog urges parties to reconstitute parliament

South Sudan President Kiir speaks to parliament in 2015 (Fie photo)

July 15, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – A local South Sudan rights group has urged the parties to the revitalized peace agreement to end disagreements and reconstitute the law-making Transitional National Legislature Assembly (TNLA). According to the revitalized peace agreement, the parties to the deal shall reconstitute the legislative assembly and the council of states which make up the country’s bicameral parliament. […]

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S. Sudan gov’t, rebel groups to continue talks in Rome – source

Leaders of South Sudan Opposition movements Alliance (SSOMA) in Rome during talks with the government (Photo credit: Supplied)

July 15, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – Representatives of South Sudan’s coalition government will meet members of holdout opposition groups in Rome, Italy, this month to continue talks which were halted in January by the outbreak of coronavirus, the Nyamilepedia has learned. Holdout opposition alliance, the SSOMA, which comprises Real-SPLM, South Sudan United Front (SSUF), and National Salvation Front (NAS), has been […]

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Troika commends Machar for nominating female governor

Representatives of the TROIKA member countries (File photo)

July 15, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – The Troika countries – US, UK and Norway – have praised SPLM-IO leader, Dr. Riek Machar Teny, for appointing a female governor which has been termed as respect to the agreement which stipulates for the representation of women by at least 35%. President Kiir last month appointed eight of the ten-state governors. The agreement allocated […]

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Kenyan leader praises ‘progress’ in South Sudan peace implementation

South Sudan's Salva Kiir meets Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta in Juba(Photo: file)

July 15, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has hailed the parties to the South Sudan peace process for the progress achieved during the last five months despite challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a statement by the country’s presidency Tuesday. “I wish to note that in the last five months, we have witnessed a positive political […]

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Opinion: Jonglei State tribes and communities will continue to coexist

A power struggle between South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and his former vice-president Riek Machar turned violent in mid-December, when clashes erupted between their ethnic groups, the Dinka and the Nuer. EPA/JM LOPEZ

By Pal Chol Nyan, July 12, 2020(Nyamilepedia) — In my previous articles, I talked and dwelled much on and about the social bonds which had existed among Dinka Bor, Laak,Gawaar , Murle, Anuak, Lou Nuer et al. This is an incontrovertible and an undeniable fact. Historians have admitted in their researches that these tribes and communities have lived together for […]

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Upper Nile state prosecutor general murdered – family source

Jul 13, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) — The prosecutor general for Upper Nile state, Justice Thoma Aban Akol Ajawin has been murdered in the state capital Malakal, according to family sources. The top state judicial official who was Dr. Lam Akol’s brother was gunned down near his home in Malakal by gunmen who are still not known, according to one family source. […]

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South Sudan Peace Process is Hijacked by the NPTC Regime ~ Mabior Garang de Mabior

Cde. Mabior Garang de Mabior addressing masses in Juba during his recent visit to South Sudan capital, Juba(Photo credit: Nyamilepedia)

July 12, 2020(Nyamilepedia) — Speaking to Nyamilepedia, South Sudan’s former Deputy Minister of Interior, Hon. Mabior Garang de Mabior, explains how he believes that the peace agreement is hijacked by a group he refers as the NPTC regime; “There is an attempt to hijack the peace agreement and I have mentioned them in a subliminal way. I have called them […]

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Sudanese authorities legalize alcohol

Sudanese Prime Minister Dr. Abdalla Hamdok (File/Supplied/Nyamilepedia)

July 12, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – The Sudanese government on Saturday announced that it has decriminalized drinking of alcohol by non-Muslims ending decades of international criticism in which the government in Sudan has been isolated since military dictator Omar al Bashir came to power in 1989. Speaking to a TV talk show on Saturday, the Sudanese Minister of Justice, Nasr al-Din […]

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COVID-19: 11 medical workers forced by families to resign

July 12, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – Eleven (11) members of South Sudan’s COVID-19 medical workers have been forced by their families to resign as fears grow that the front-line coronavirus fighters could be source of infections in their families and community, according to the international medical corps. Speaking during the opening ceremony of a newly opened unit of Dr. John Garang […]

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Update: Mabior Has Not Resigned From the SPLM/A-IO

Mabior Garang de Mabior, The SPLM/A(IO) Committee Chairperson for Information and and Public Relations(Photo credit: supplied)

July 12, 2020(Nyamilepedia) — Speaking to Nyamilepedia, Cde. Mabior Garang de Mabior, the former deputy minister of interior and the spokesperson of the SPLM/A(IO) has denied the allegations that he has defected from the armed Opposition, SPLM/A(IO). According to Mabior, the unfounded press release was just a superstitious thinking or a magical thinking from individuals who want to push him […]

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South Sudan’s ruling party caused war in 2013 and 2016 – Dr. Lam

Chairman of National Democratic Movement (NDM) and Secretary General of SSOA Dr. Lam Akol Ajawin (Photo credit: Getty Images)

July 9, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – South Sudan’s ruling Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) party caused the war in December 2013, and in July 2016, according to prominent opposition leader, Dr. Lam Ajawin. Akol, the chairperson of the National Democratic Movement (NDM) and Secretary-General of the South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOA), made the remarks in a statement to mark South Sudan’s […]

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Apadang community endorses Olony for Upper Nile governor

Members of the Apadang community meeting First Vice President Dr. Riek Machar Teny in his office in Juba today, Wednesday, July 8, 2020 (Photo credit: OFVP)

July 8, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – Members of the Apadang community have said this afternoon that they have endorsed General Johnson Olony Thambo for the governorship of Upper Nile state. The latest development comes two weeks after a section of the community said they reject the appointment of the opposition general in the top state position saying he was not ready […]

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Dr. Lam, Bapiny dispute nomination of Denay Chagor

July 8, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – Two senior members of South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOA) have disputed the nomination of the country’s minister of higher education, Denay Jock Chagor, for the governorship of Jonglei state. Yesterday, a spokesman for the opposition consortium claimed that the different groups in the alliance have agreed to nominate Chagor for the governorship of Jonglei state […]

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Dr. Lam Akol calls SSOA a ‘laughing stock’

Chairman of National Democratic Movement (NDM), Dr. Lam Akol Ajawin, File/Supplied/Nyamilepedia)

July 8, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOA) has become a laughing stock since the signing of the revitalized peace agreement and the return to Juba, Dr. Lam Akol, a senior member of the Alliance said. The opposition consortium has been in an internal wrangle over power since the reconstitution of the unity government earlier this year. Speaking […]

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South Sudan diplomat urinates during live panel discussion

July 8, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – A South Sudanese diplomat in the United States sparked an online uproar when he was seen urinating during a live Facebook political discussion. Panelists were discussing the appointment of a governor for Upper Nile state on Friday when Gordon Buay, South Sudan’s deputy ambassador to the U.S., was seen walking to the bathroom wearing only […]

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