First Vice President Machar returns to work

June 15, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) — South Sudan’s First Vice President Dr. Riek Machar Teny has returned to work today after more than one month in self-quarantine, his spokesman has said. James Gatdet Dak, the press secretary for the first vice president, said Machar who was tested positive for COVID-19 in mid-May returned to work today after doctors discharged him after […]

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Deputy South Sudan central bank governor dies of COVID-19 in Kenya

June 10, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – South Sudan’s first deputy of the country’s central bank has died in the Kenyan capital Nairobi of the novel coronavirus days after he was evacuated from South Sudan’s capital Juba, officials said. Maror Chier Rehan – one official said from Juba – was airlifted from Juba about a week ago and had been treated at […]

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S. Sudan is the most dangerous place to live during COVID-19 pandemic – study

June 8, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – South Sudan, the world’s newest country is the most dangerous place on the planned to live or travel in during the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, a study has said. The study by Deep Knowledge Group the study cited South Sudan’s poor health infrastructure and its poor sanitation level. “Its overall healthcare infrastructure and efficiency, […]

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South Sudan vice-president’s father dies of COVID-19

June 6, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – Father of South Sudan vice-president Hussein Abdelbaggi who tested for COVID-19 in late May has died of COVID-19, officials close to the vice-president said this afternoon from Juba. General Abdelbaggi Ayii Akol who is reportedly the founder of the South Sudan Patriotic Front (SSPF) contracted the virus from his son days before he tested positive […]

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Machar, wife recover from COVID-19, spokesman confirms  

June 5, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – South Sudan’s first vice-president and the country’s minister of defense have recovered from COVID-19 after nearly one month of self-quaratine, a spokesman for first vice president said. Dr. Riek Machar and Angelina Teny, who is also his wife, had tested in May for the respiratory disease after an entire COVID-19 taskforce team tested positive for […]

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South Sudan says “individuals” faking negative COVID-19 tests documents

June 4, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – South Sudan government has said that some unnamed individuals are faking fake documents certifying negative coronavirus tests around Juba International Airport. The ministry of health and the national coronavirus taskforce have been issuing docuements of negative COVID-19 tests purposely to allow people travel to states in the country. In a ministerial order seen by Nyamilepedia, […]

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South Sudan defense minister to return to work tomorrow – official

SPLM-IO leader Machar, right, and his wife, Angelina Teny, right, arrives in Juba for a government-sponsored peace celebration in October 2018 (File/Supplied/Nyamilepedia)

June 2, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – South Sudan defense minister and senior member of the SPLM-IO Angelina Teny has recovered from COVID-19 and is due to return to office tomorrow, officials with links to her said. Teny last month was diagnosed with coronavirus disease along with his husband and First Vice-President Dr. Riek Machar Teny. The two have been in home […]

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Taban rejects replacement of Hussein Abdelbaggi as head of coronavirus taskforce

Stephen Taban Deng Gai, 'First Vice President'(Photo: File)

June 1, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – South Sudan’s vice-president Taban Deng Gai has turned down a request by President Salva Kiir Mayardit to have him replace vice-president Hussein Abdelbaggi as head of the country’s National Taskforce on COVID-19, officials close to the former First Vice-President have said. This comes after Hussein announced in a televised address that he has tested positive […]

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South Sudan vice-president tests positive for coronavirus

May 30, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) — A third South Sudan vice-president has announced that he has tested positive for coronavirus becoming the third in the presidency of five men to contract the virus. “Today, I have been informed by the ministry of health that I and few other individuals have been tested positive for COVID-19,” Igga told the state-owned SSBC. Other […]

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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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Prominent South Sudan bussinessman dies of COVID-19

May 18, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – As South Sudan’s coronavirus cases rise, a prominent bussinessman in the world’s youngest nation has died of COVID-19, this afternoon in the country’s capital Juba, sources familiar with the issue have confirmed. Athiana Achiek Majok, a prominent bussinessman who owns many shopping centres and other businesses in both Juba and some states was infected by […]

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South Sudan confirms first COVID-19 fatality as 28 more cases reported

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)

May 14, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – South Sudan government has confirmed the country’s first COVID-19-related death as the ministry of health said this evening that 28 more people have tested positive for the deadly virus. The government did not identify the victim, but Nyamilepedia has learned the death of Brigadier General Madeng Gatduel, a senior South Sudan army general working as […]

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Machar asks Kiir to request import of Madagascar’s coronavirus “cure”

May 6, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – South Sudan’s First Vice-President and deputy chairperson of the country’s High-Level Taskforce on Coronavirus, Dr. Riek Machar Teny, has recommended to President Salva Kiir to request from the Madagascar President, Andry Rajoelina, the import of what Madagascar believed to be a cure. Malagasy President Andry Rajoelina last month launched an herbal remedy that he claimed could […]

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South Sudan police deployed to prevent COVID-19 patients from mingling with public

May 5, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – Members of South Sudan National Police Service (SSNPS) have been deployed in neighborhoods where coronavirus patients are being given home-care to prevent them from mingling with members of the public, police spokesman, Brigadier General Daniel Justin, said Tuesday. This comes after the country’s high level Taskforce on COVID-19 said they have received reports that  COVID-19 […]

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South Sudan’s COVID-19 cases rise to 52 as three more people tests positive

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May 4, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) — South Sudan’s coronavirus cases have jumped to 52 after three more people tested positive on Monday, the country’s office of the First Vice President said in a statement. “Three more cases of Covid-19 were confirmed today, May 4, 2020. These were two South Sudanese and one truck driver at Nimule border crossing with Uganda,” the […]

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South Sudan: COVID-19 cases rises to 49

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May 4, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) — South Sudan’s coronavirus cases have witnessed a sharp increase on Sunday after 3 people tested positive for the novel coronavirus bringing the total to 49. The High-Level Taskforce announced the development in a statement following a meeting on Sunday chaired by the first vice president and deputy chair of the High-Level taskforce in Juba. “The […]

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South Sudan confirms 10 new cases of COVID-19 as total rises to 45

May 2, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – South Sudan’s Ministry of Health confirmed 10 new cases of COVID-19 late Friday, bringing the total number of infections to 45. Out of 138 samples tested, ten new cases were confirmed as positive, including two truck drivers at the Nimule border crossing and two domestic travelers. The other six cases are close contacts with previous […]

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COVID-19: Sudan cases jump to 140, PM warns of worse outbreak 

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April 21, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) — The number of coronavirus cases in Sudan has jumped to 140, including 12 deaths, the country’s Health Ministry said on Tuesday. In a statement, the ministry said 33 new virus cases were reported in the capital Khartoum. Meanwhile, at least eight patients who contracted the virus have recovered. Last week, the North African country imposed […]

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