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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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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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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Opinion: Denay Jock Chagor represents youth as a whole, not only the SSOA

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

By Kuek Deng Kuek August 11, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – First and foremost, youth in South Sudan’s constitution is defined as someone from 18 to 45 years. And when it comes to reality we become responsible for our actions being wrong or good when we have reached 18 years and above, meaning we can hold even a national position. A child […]

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Key suspects in death of Lual Marine released on bail

Lt. Col. Lual Akook Wol Kiir, the South Sudan army officer who killed four people today (Photo credit: Supplied)

August 11, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – Two members of South Sudan People’s Defense Force (SSPDF) who are accused of killing Lt. Col. Lual Akook Wol Kiir (also known as Lual Marine) have been released on bail, the police spokesman Daniel Justin said. Lual Marine, a close relative of President Salva Kiir, was killed in May after coming into argument with some […]

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Fighting between SSPDF disarmament force and armed civilians kills 80 in Tonj

August 11, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – Fierce fighting has broken out between a disarmament force of the South Sudan People’s Defense Force (SSPDF) and armed civilians in the country’s Tonj East County killing over 80 people, according to local officials. A local official identified as Makuei Mabior told the VOA’s South Sudan in Focus that the fighting began after an SSPDF […]

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SPLA-IO denies defections among rank and file

SPLA-IO deputy spokesman Brigadier General William Gatjiath Deng (Photo credit: supplied)

August 11, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – The SPLA-IO has denied that there was defection among its rank and file, saying the main armed opposition group had only learned about what it said is a “fake political maneuver” through social media. Earlier this week, military officers who identified themselves as SPLA-IO officers accused Machar and his family of monopolizing the movement and […]

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South Sudan parties reach agreement to share power in states

Representatives of the parties to the agreement signing a deal today on the states power-sharing [Photo credit: Nyamilepedia Press]

August 10, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – South Sudan parties to the revitalized peace agreement and the Revitalized Transitional Government of National Unity (R-TGoNU) have this afternoon reached an agreement to divided power in the state, a senior opposition official said. The latest development marks a crucial step in the implementation of the 2018 peace agreement which ended the seven-year-old civil war […]

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Juba University student identified as killer of three children

Aerial view of South Sudan capital Juba (Photo credit: unknown)

August 10, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – South Sudan police have identified the criminal who killed three children in the South Sudanese capital Juba last week, police spokesman Maj. Gen. Daniel Justin has told Nyamilepedia this afternoon. The three siblings were killed in Juba’s Rock City neighborhood exactly on August 1, 2020, after their mother left for a nearby clinic where an […]

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Machar’s deputy rejects calls to replace Olony

SPLM-IO deputy chairperson Hendry Odwar (Photo credit: unknown)

August 10, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – The deputy chairperson of South Sudan’s main armed opposition group, SPLM-IO, Hendry Odwar has rejected calls by President Salva Kiir Mayardit to replace the SPLM-IO nominee for the governorship of Upper Nile state. President Salva Kiir Mayardit has been urging Machar and his group to replace General Olony saying he would cause further destruction to […]

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US tells citizens to avoid travel to South Sudan

US President Donald J. Trump speaking in a past press briefing (Photo Credit: Reuters)

August 10, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – The United States Department of State has issued a travel advisory for its citizens warning them of travel to South Sudan, the world’s youngest country which has been badly torn apart by a six-year-old ethnic conflict. According to an update by the state department, the US “Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel […]

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S. Sudan advocacy group concerned by gov’t ‘silence’ on Jonglei violence

Executive Director of the Center for Peace and Advocacy (CPA) Ter Manyang Gatwech (Photo credit: SSNN)

August 9, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – A South Sudan-based rights group has said that it is concerned by what it said is government silence on the escalation of ethnic violence in the country’s Jonglei state urging the government of President Salva Kiir Mayardit to intervene. “The Center for Peace and Advocacy (CPA) is deeply concerned by the silence of South Sudan […]

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South Sudan: President Kiir reiterates his rejection of Olony, asks Machar to appoint another governor for Upper Nile

President Salva Kiir and Dr. Riek Machar Teny greet in Coronavirus greeting style during a presidential lunch at J1(Photo credit: Nyamilepedia/SSPPU)

August 09, 2020(Nyamilepedia) — Speaking during a presidential lunch at J-One, organized by the First Lady Mary Ayen, President Salva Kiir reiterates his rejection for appointment of Lt. Gen. Johnson Olony as the governor of Upper Nile State. The lunch was organize to host senior government officials, religious leaders and constitutional post holders. In his welcoming remarks, the Minister of […]

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Machar, Igga discuss economic reforms

South Sudan First Vice-President Dr. Riek Machar Teny [right] and Vice-President James Wani Igga [left] discuss economic reforms in the country (Photo credit: SSBC)

August 8, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – South Sudan’s First Vice President Dr. Riek Machar Teny, and Vice President James Wani Igga have discussed ways to stabilize and introduce economic reforms in the world’s youngest country. Speaking following the meeting which took place at Machar’s office, the minister of agriculture and food security Josephine Lagu said the meeting discussed the alarming increase […]

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S. Sudan peace monitor says it supports formation of committee to address communal violence

August 8, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – South Sudan’s Reconstituted Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (R-JMEC) has said that it supports the formation of a committee by President Salva Kiir Mayardit to address the alarming inter-communal violence in the country. Last month, President Salva Kiir Mayardit formed a high-level committee headed by the country’s vice-president for economic cluster, James Wani Igga, to […]

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South Sudan explains why Peter Biar desperately needed American’s Green Card

Peter Biar and Kerbino Wol (File/Supplied/Nyamilepedia)

August 08, 2020(Nyamilepedia) — South Sudan’s former lost boy, Peter Biar Ajak, who was detained for 18 months in South Sudan’s capital Juba, has gone viral on social media over the last one week after arriving in the United States but according to press secretary, Ateny Wek Ateny, Biar desperately needed the opportunity to gain entry into the US. Ateny […]

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South Sudan State Governor involved in a tragic accident, at least 7 hospitalized

August 7, 2020(Nyamilepedia) — One of South Sudan’s recently appointed governors has been involved in a tragic accident leaving at least 7 hospitalized; The governor of South Sudan’s Western Equatoria State Hon. Alfred Futuyo Karaba had a serious accident when one of his Landcruisers’ convoy overturned on Lii-Rangu-Nzara road between Yambio and Tombura. According to Hon. William Baiki, the accident […]

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Opposition officer defects, accuses Machar, wife of controlling group

Members of SPLA-IO who defected to Salva Kiir's SSPDF this afternoon (Photo credit: Supplied)

August 7, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – A senior opposition commander of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army in Opposition (SPLM/SPLA-IO), has declared his intention to defects from the main armed opposition group and join the South Sudan People’s Defense Force (SSPDF) under President Salva Kiir. Brigadier General Peter Gatbel Thow who was deployed at the SPLA-IO division in Yei county of Central […]

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SPLA-IO commander dies in Khartoum

SPLA-IO commander Brigadier General Nhial Bol Thak (Photo credit: Supplied)

August 7, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – A senior military officer of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army in Opposition (SPLA-IO), led by First Vice President Dr. Riek Machar Teny, has died this morning in the Sudanese capital Khartoum, two senior opposition officials told Nyamilepedia this afternoon in separate statements. Brigadier General Nhial Bol Thak, one opposition official said, died after a failed […]

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