Tonj disarmament to continue despite deadly fighting

A contingent of SPLA-IG in a contested area in South Sudan's oil rich Unity State(Photo: file)

August 15, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – The disarmament in South Sudan’s Tonj area of Warrap state will continue despite deadly fighting last week which led to the killing of 143 people including 45 servicemen and 98 civilians, the army has said. Major General Lul Ruai Koang, the spokesman of the South Sudan People’s Defense Force (SSPDF) said in an exclusive interview […]

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No disarmament for Jonglei this season – army spokesman

Weapons collected from civilians in Lakes state (Photo credit: unknown)

August 15, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – South Sudan army spokesman Major General Lul Ruai Koang has said that no disarmament plan for the country’s Jonglei state which has been in ethnic violence since earlier this year. The comments were made by the army spokesman during an exclusive interview with Nyamilepedia this morning. “Even if there is to be disarmament in Jonglei […]

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S. Sudan army arrests own members for starting deadly Tonj fighting – spokesman

Army spokesman Major General Lul Ruai Koang (Photo credit: Supplied)

August 15, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – South Sudan People’s Defense Force (SSPDF) has said that two of its members have been arrested and set for investigation for starting last week’s deadly fighting in the country’s Tonj East County. Last week, fighting erupted between an SSPDF disarmament force and heavily armed civilians in Tonj of Warrap state. The deadly fighting resulted in […]

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Kiir, Machar will soon resolve dispute over Olony – spokesman

South Sudan President Salva Kiir Mayardit, centre, and SPLM-IO leader Dr. Riek Machar Teny, right, speaking to reporters at State House “J1” prior to formation of the revitalized unity government in February 2019 (Photo credit: Unknown)

August 15, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – South Sudan President Salva Kiir Mayardit and main armed opposition leader Dr. Riek Machar Teny who is also the country’s First Vice President will soon resolve the dispute over the governorship of Upper Nile state, a spokesman for the FVP said. James Gatdet Dak said in a statement seen by Nyamilepedia that the parties to […]

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Woman, son die in Northern Bahr el Ghazal for eating expired sorghum

South Sudan's Northern Bahr el Ghazal state in red (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

August 15, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – A woman and her son have died in the country’s Northern Bahr el Ghazal state after depending on expired sorghum for a while, according to a former state lawmaker representing Korok West County where the incident occurred. Honorable Mawien said the two died this month after failure of the harvest this year due to delayed […]

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Jieng Council of Elders to mediate between Kiir, NSS chief

President Kiir flanked by members of the tribal Jieng Council of Elders (File photo)

August 14, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – The Jieng Council of Elders (JCE) is planning to mediate between President Salva Kiir Mayardit and National Security Chief General Akol Koor Kuc over disagreement triggered by plans to replace the NSS chief. In recent weeks, tensions have worsened between Kiir and Kuc after the NSS chief opened a private airport in a remote village […]

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UN sets up base in Tonj to prevent further violence

UN mission in South Sudan peacekeepers meeting SSPDF commanders in Tonj (Photo credit: UNMISS)

August 14, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – A temporary United Nations peacekeeping base has been set up in Tonj and regular patrols are underway to deter a fresh outbreak of violence following a series of clashes that resulted in the death and displacement of many civilians at the weekend. Fighting erupted between members of the South Sudan People’s Defense Forces and armed […]

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SSPDF disarming SPLA-IO soldiers in Wau

Members of Salva Kiir's SPLA army patrolling streets in South Sudan(Photo: file)

August 14, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – The South Sudan People’s Defense Force (SSPDF) is disarming members of the main armed opposition group, SPLA-IO, in the capital of Western Bahr el Ghazal state, Wau, sources have said. The disarmament, one official said from Wau this afternoon, began last weekend and that SPLA-IO soldiers who wished to enter Wau were not allowed to […]

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‘I will never vow down to apologize to VP Taban’ – Ruweng lawmaker

Mary Ayen, Member of Parliament representing Ruweng state at the council of States - July 2019 (Photo credit: Joakino Francis/Eye Radio)

August 14, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – Outspoken Ruweng lawmaker who was threatened with a lawsuit by vice-president Taban Deng Gai last week has refused to apologize saying her people are the key witness to what she said is involvement of Taban in killing civilians her area. Last week, Taban’s lawyers threatened to sue Mary Ayen, a lawmaker at the Transitional National […]

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Body of SPLA-IO officer who died in Sudan laid to rest in Rubkona

General Nhial Bol's body being laid to rest in Rubkona on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 (Photo credit: supplied)

August 13, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – The body of senior SPLA-IO officer who died in the Sudanese capital Khartoum last week has been transported and laid to rest in his home town Rubkona, according to close friends and relatives. Brigadier General Nhial Bol Thak died in Khartoum last week after a failed head surgery, according to relatives and senior SPLA-IO officials. […]

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Kiir orders “temporary” suspension of disarmament in Tonj

August 13, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – South Sudan’s president, Salva Kiir Mayardit, has ordered the temporary suspension of the ongoing deadly disarmament in the country’s Warrap state, several security sources with direct knowledge told Nyamilepedia this afternoon. South Sudan army in late July announced that a disarmament process would take place throughout the country beginning from Warrap state after a number […]

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S. Sudan’s defense minister calls for end to use of child soldiers

August 13, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – South Sudan’s minister of defense, Angelina Teny, has called upon all actors in the world’s youngest country to end the use of child soldiers in the armed forces. Teny who is also the chairperson of the SPLM-IO National Committee for Security and Defense and a senior member of the country’s Joint Defense Board (JDB) made […]

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Kiir declares state of emergency in Jonglei, Pibor

August 13, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – South Sudan President Salva Kiir Mayardit has declared a state of emergency in the country’s Jonglei state and the Greater Pibor Administrative Area over the ongoing violence which has raised concerns among the international community on the implementation of the revitalized peace agreement. Fighting between the three tribes in Jonglei, the Nuer, Dinka, and Murle […]

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IGAD Special Envoy for South Sudan meets South Sudan First Vice President

The IGAD Special Envoy Amb. Ismail Wais meet with H.E Dr. Riek Machar in Addis Ababa to discuss the implementation of the R-ARCSS agreement, August 12, 2020 (Photo credit: Nyamilepedia)

August 12, 2020(Nyamilepedia) — South Sudan’s First Vice President, Dr. Riek Machar Teny, met today with the IGAD Special Envoy for South Sudan, Ambassador, Dr. Ismail Wais to discuss a number of important agenda. According to Machar’s press secretary, James Gatdet, the meeting discussed the status of the implementation of the peace agreement, dissolution and reconstitution of the national legislature […]

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Machar, UN official discuss peace implementation

UN Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General and deputy head of UN mission in South Sudan, Guang Cong [left] meeting First Vice President Dr. Riek Machar Teny in his office in Juba (Photo credit: SSBC)

August 12, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – South Sudan’s First Vice President and leader of the SPLM-IO, Dr. Riek Machar Teny, has on Wednesday met the UN Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General and deputy head of UN mission in South Sudan, Guang Cong, in his office in Juba. Speaking to SSBC following the meeting with Machar, Cong said he discussed with […]

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Egyptian spy chief, health minister pay surprise visit to Kiir

Egyptian Intelligence Chief Abbas Kamel and Health minister Hala Zayed (right) meeting president Salva Kiir in Juba (Photo by the Presidency)

August 12, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – The director of the Egyptian General Intelligence Service (GIS) General Abbas Kamel, and health minister Hala Zayed, have paid a surprise visit to South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir Mayardit. The Presidency did not mention the visit by the intelligence chief but only acknowledged, in a statement, the visit by the minister of health which according […]

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US lifts restrictions on financial dealings with Sudan

US secretary of state Michael Pompeo [right] gestures with Sudanese Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok [left] as talk to lift Sudan from list of state sponsor of terrorism continues (Photo via Sudan Tribune)

August 12, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – The United States Treasury Department announced on Tuesday the lifting of restrictions on Americans’ financial dealings with Sudan. “US persons are no longer prohibited from engaging in transactions with respect to Sudan or the Government of Sudan that were previously prohibited by the Sudanese Sanctions Regulations,” a treasury statement read. However, it kept Sudan on […]

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Chiefs, traditional leaders in Tonj urge Kiir to dismiss army intelligence chief

South Sudan military intelligence chief Ring Tueny (Photo credit: unknown)

August 12, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – Traditional chiefs and community leaders in South Sudan’s Tonj East County are calling on President Salva Kiir Mayardit to remove the army’s director of intelligence, General Ring Tueny, who is overseeing the violent disarmament campaign in the area. Fighting broke out between the army and armed civilians in Tonj on Monday killing at least 127 […]

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Opinion: Why South Sudan Should Strive To Protect and Preserve her Natural Biodiversity

The River Nile (File/Supplied/Nyamilepedia)

By Philip Ayuen Dot, Juba, South Sudan August 11, 2020(Nyamilepedia) — Biodiversity is the amount of variety of life on earth or in a certain country. This includes plants, animals and microorganisms such as bacteria and fungi. These are found in the different ecosystems such as oceans, savannah grasslands and forests. South Sudan has a rich biodiversity found in the […]

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Thousands of Wau residents turn out to welcome first female governor

Governor of Western Bahr el Ghazal state governor Sarah Cleto Rial being welcomed in Wau (Photo credit: Nyamilepedia Press Team)

August 11, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – Thousands of residents of Western Bahr el Ghazal state’s capital Wau have turned out to welcome the state’s first female governor, Sara Cleto Rial, who was appointed in June as part of a 2018 peace deal signed by President Salva Kiir and now First Vice President Dr. Riek Machar Teny. Cleto is a member of […]

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S. Sudan army says 82 civilians, 45 servicemen killed as death toll in Tonj fighting increases

Army spokesman Maj-Gen. Lul Ruai Koang (Photo credit: Eyet Radio)

August 11, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – South Sudan army has said this afternoon in a statement that at least eighty-two (82) civilians and forty-five 45 servicemen have been killed in Tonj as death toll from the fighting instigated by disarmament increases. Earlier today, army spokesman Major General Lul Ruai Koang said only 81 people were killed in total including 55 servicemen […]

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Sudanese mercenaries supporting Haftar seen moving towards Libyan town with 70 vehicles   

Libyan forces (Photo credit: unknown)

August 11, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – A column of about 70 armed vehicles belonging to Sudan’s Janjaweed fighters moved towards the key strategic Mediterranean city of Sirte in support of General Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA), state-run Anadolu news agency reported on Tuesday. Turkish-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) earlier said it intends to recapture Sirte, a gateway to Libya’s main oil […]

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