VP Hussein Abdelbaggi has coronavirus – official

May 27, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – Latest reports here in Juba, South Sudan, confirms that the fifth Vice President Hussein Abdelbagi, who is also the chairman of National Taskforce on Covid-19, has also tested positive to the virus. Hon. Abdelbagi is among the latest COVID-19 patients who were confirmed today, Wednesday, May 27th 2020. “The Vice President and the chairman of […]

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US-based firm accuses Malong, Jok Riak of killings

May 27, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – A human rights firm based in the United States has accused former South Sudan army chiefs of staff of human rights violations during the seven-year-old conflict which ended in February this year. Among four South Sudan army chiefs, Gen. Paul Malong Awan and General Gabriel Jok Riak were directly involved in extra-judicial killings while two […]

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BREAKING: First Case of Coronavirus Declares in Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya

A designed graphic to create Coronavirus awareness(Source: Unknown)

May 20, 2020(Nyamilepedia) — The United Nations High Commissioner for the Refugees (UNHCR) declares that  Coronavirus disease has been detected in the second most populated refugee camp in Kenya, Kakuma.In a statement extended to Nyamilepedia, Kahin, the Senior Operations manager at the UNHCR, Kakuma Sub office, announced that the patient is a 32-year-old Somali refugee. “We would like to inform […]

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Dr. Riek Machar’s recent briefing to a congregation on his COVID-19 Status

South Sudan's First Vice President, Dr. Riek Machar Teny and his bodyguards post for a picture after holding a press conference on his COVID-19 status(Photo credit: supplied)

May 24, 2020(Nyamilepedia) — Briefing a congregation in Khartoum through phone in Nuer language from Juba, South Sudan, Dr. Riek Machar and Angelina Teny spoken in-depth but in summary these are the main points from Dr. Machar’s speech. This translation is nearly verbatim. For better suggestions or improvements, please leave your comments below or send me an email. Begin the […]

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South Sudan’s Machar says he is recovering well

May 23, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) — South Sudan’s First Vice President Dr. Riek Machar Teny has said this afternoon that he is recovering well from the coronavirus disease also known as COVID-19. This comes after reports circulated on social media alleged that the powerful opposition and SPLM-IO leader has been evacuated to a European country after his health conditions deteriorated following […]

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South Sudan: Senior army general dies of COVID-19 in Juba

 May 22, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – A senior South Sudan army general has died in the capital Juba after battling COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused directly by the novel coronavirus, sources at Bilpam told Nyamilepedia this afternoon. One military source said Lt. Gen. Arou Maan Chot died this morning at Dr. John Garang Center for Infectious Disease after battling the virus for […]

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Tanzania stop providing COVID-19 statistics,

A market in Tanzanian's capital, Dar eS Salaam(Photo credit: frontlinedefenders.org)

May 22, 2020(Nyamilepedia) — A briefing by the US Assistant Secretary for African Affairs Tibor Nagy on U.S. Support for Combating COVID-19 in Sub-Saharan Africa reveals that the Republic of Tanzania has stopped providing COVID-19 statistics. Responding to a series of questions particularly on Tanzania and South Sudan’s efforts to combat Coronavirus Nagy confirmed that Tanzania has stopped providing reports […]

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Opinion: President Kiir and Riek Machar should name Caretakers as they Battle to recover from Corona virus

President Salva Kiir, the head of COVID-19 Task Force and Dr. Riek Machar Teny, the deputy head of COVID-19 Task Force demonstrating the use of a mask to prevent Coronavirus(Photo credit: supplied)

By Dak Buoth Riek-Gaak, May 21, 2020(Nyamilepedia) — The South Sudanese citizenry became extremely nervous and worried on learning that nearly all members of the High Level Task Force (HLTF) contracted the covid-19 disease. This committee was formed and chaired by none other than President Kiir, and deputized by his immediate deputy, 1st vice President, Dr Riek Machar. Going by […]

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South Sudan’s Machar, wife test positive for COVID-19

May 18, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – South Sudan’s First Vice President Dr. Riek Machar Teny and his wife Angelina who is also the country’s defense minister have both tested positive for COVID-19, a statement from his office said. James Gatdet Dak, the press secretary in the office of the first vice-president said Machar’s samples and those of his wife were collected […]

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COVID-19: South Sudan cases surpass 300 as 57 others test positive

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May 18, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – Coronavirus cases in South Sudan have surpassed 300 after 57 more people tested positive on Monday, a senior health ministry official said in a statement this evening. Dr. Makur Koryiom, the undersecretary of South Sudan’s ministry of health said 57 people – almost all are South Sudanese – tested positive bringing the total number of […]

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Nuer community in Europe condemns Murle attack on Greater Akobo

May 18, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – The Nuer Community in Europe’s Benelux (Belgium, Netherlands, and Luxembourg) has condemned the ongoing Murle attack on several villages in South Sudan’s Uror County of Jonglei state. Over the weekend, several villages in Uror County were attacked by heavily armed youth from neighboring Pibor Administrative Area. In the attack, an unknown number of people was […]

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Armed youth from Ruweng attacks Unity state’s Guit County 

May 18, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – A large group of heavily armed youth from South Sudan’s Ruweng Administrative area have attacked a village in Guit County of Unity state killing four people including a woman and a child, local government officials have said. Speaking to Nyamilepedia this evening, a senior government official in Guit County said the attack took place today […]

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