Sudan: Prioritize Justice and Institutional Reforms Government, Partners Should Support Transition

Gen Mohamed Hamdan Daglo (R), Sudan's deputy head of the Transitional Military Council, and protest leader Ahmed Rabie shake hands after signing the constitutional declaration(Photo credit: supplied)

For Immediate Release HRW, Nairobi, June 23, 202 (Nyamilepedia) – Donors and foreign partners should urge Sudan to prioritize justice and legal and institutional reforms in Sudan, even as they focus on the country’s pressing economic concerns, Human Rights Watch said today. On June 25, 2020, a group of governments and multilateral organizations, known as the Friends of Sudan, will hold […]

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AU sanctions South Sudan over failure to pay membership arrears

Photo: African Union (AU) flag

June 18, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – The African Union (AU) has sanctioned South Sudan, the world’s youngest country, over its failure – for three consecutive three years – to pay over $9 million membership fees, the South Sudan mission to the AU said. In a letter addressed to South Sudan’s ministry of foreign affairs and international cooperation in Juba, the country’s […]

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Kenya becomes non-permanent member of UN Security Council

Tijjani Muhammad-Bande (right), President of the seventy-fourth session of the United Nations General Assembly, presides over the elections. At left is Movses Abelian, Under-Secretary-General for General Assembly and Conference Management (Photo credit: UNITED NATIONS)

June 18, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – Kenya this evening won a non-permanent seat of the United Nations Security Council after garnering 129 votes in the second round against Djibouti on Thursday. Djibouti got 62 votes after forcing the second voting by denying Kenya the win in the first round on Wednesday. The first round of the election was conducted on Wednesday […]

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How South Sudan ties to Egypt could spark a regional war

June 12, 2020(Nyamilepedia) — Latest news across the region and middle east indicate that the world’s youngest nation, South Sudan, could be a host to a regional war over the Ethiopian’s Grant Renaissance Dam that is currently under construction. Within the last five years, Egypt has signed multi-billion dollar deals with the world’s youngest nation, South Sudan, ranging from land […]

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Chinese Government donates medical supplies to South Sudan

Hua Ning (L), Chinese ambassador to South Sudan, and Mayen Dut Wol, undersecretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of South Sudan, attend a donation handover ceremony in Juba, South Sudan, on June 11, 2020(Photo credit: Gale Julius/Xihua)

June 11, 2020(Nyamilepedia)  — Represented by an ambassador to South Sudan, Hua Ning, Chinese government donates medical essentials to the government of South Sudan today, June 11, 2020. The good-will gesture arrived at a time the bilateral relationship between China and South Sudan was boiling down over a poorly constructed Juba-Bhar el Ghazal Highway that has now been put to […]

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Ethiopia extends Abiy Ahmed’s term for one year

June 11, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – The Ethiopian parliament on Wednesday voted unanimously to extend the term for the country’s Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed after elections were delayed by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The elections were scheduled for August but the parliament decided that the ongoing pandemic would make it impossible for the elections to take place. The upper house […]

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Sudanese war criminal surrenders to International Criminal Court

June 9, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – A Sudanese war criminal has been arrested and taken to The Hague after surrendering to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the Central African Republic where he has been hiding since the ouster of former President Omar al-Bashir last year. Ali Muhammad Ali Abdel-Rahman, who is commonly known as Ali Kushayb, was a senior Janjaweed commander who supported […]

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Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza dies – Government

June 9, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza has died of heart failure, the government said Tuesday in a post from its official Twitter account. “The Government of the Republic of Burundi announces with great sadness the unexpected death of His Excellency Pierre Nkurunziza, President of the Republic of Burundi… following heart failure on June 8, 2020,” the post […]

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South Sudan: Soldiers Kill Civilians in Land Dispute

Lt. Col. Lual Kook Wol Kiir, a nephew to president Salva Kiir during his wedding at the presidential palace in Juba, Sept 2, 2019(Photo: supplied)

Effective, Impartial Investigations Needed, For Immediate Release Nairobi, Kenya. June 9, 2020(Nyamilepedia) – South Sudanese security forces killed at least five people in Juba on June 3, 2020, during a violent confrontation over a land dispute and subsequent peaceful protests, Human Rights Watch said today. The authorities should investigate thoroughly and promptly hold those responsible to account in a transparent civilian […]

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South Sudan peace monitor urges IGAD to address states deadlock

May 13, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – South Sudan’s Reconstituted Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (R-JMEC) calls on IGAD to step in and address the states allocation deadlock. Amb. Augostino Njoroge, the chairperson of the R-JMEC, revealed in his latest letter to the IGAD Chairspon and the Sudanese Prime Minister, H.E. Abdalla Hamdok, that the South Sudanese parties have failed to resolve […]

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UNHCR South Sudan commends Government’s effort to preserve the space of asylum

A member of UNHCR South Sudan welcoming a new refugee into the country(Photo credit: supplied)

Juba, South Sudan May 8, 2020(Nyamilepedia) — The UN Refugee Agency in South Sudan commends the Transitional Government of National Unity for continuing to welcome people seeking refuge from the Democratic Republic of Congo and says its stands in solidarity with the South Sudanese government. “UNHCR commends the Transitional Government of National Unity for its continued generosity to allow people […]

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Escalation of attacks by Lord Resistance Army of Joseph Kony displace DRC civilians into South Sudan

May 5, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – Congolese civilians have fled to South Sudan’s Western Equatoria state as attacks by Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) on several villages in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) escalate, local officials in Yambio said this morning. The Relief and Rehabilitation Commission (RRC) commissioner Paulino Zizi told Nyamilepedia from the Western Equatoria state capital Yambio in an […]

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Sudan’s PM to replace governors as dispute emerges with military

April 18, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) — Sudan will replace all provincial military governors with civilians in the coming week, the information minister said, after intense talks within the power-sharing government over the pace of the nation’s democratic transition, the bloomberg reports. The North African country, where the army overthrew long-time ruler Omar al-Bashir a year ago, will also appoint a transitional […]

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COVID-19 Coronavirus: Unity for Survival in Africa

By Arlene J. Schar and Dr. David Leffler,   April 6, 2020(Nyamilepedia) — As the COVID-19 virus pandemic impacts peoples’ lives worldwide, society shuts down in an effort to contain it. People find themselves isolated at home, seemingly powerless. Unity is needed during these difficult times. Although people worldwide have been divided, there are points of agreement regardless of political […]

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Nigerian president’s aide tests positive for coronavirus

March 24, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) — The Nigerian president’s chief of staff has tested positive for coronavirus, a source with direct knowledge was quoted by the CGTN. The illness of Abba Kyari, who is in his 70s, brings the disease into the immediate circle of 77-year-old President. Kyari has a history of medical complications, including diabetes, and is the gatekeeper to […]

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American Pastors Among The First People To Die From Coronavirus As USA Loses Control To Contain COVID-19

March 24, 2020(Nyamilepedia) — As the coronavirus continues to spread in North America, a Tulsa pastor with no known underlying health problems, Merle Dry, was among the first people to succumb to coronavirus in Oklahoma and United States. Elsewhere in East Baton Rouge, the Capital City of the U.S. state of Louisiana,  Rev. Leon Franklin, pastor of St. Luke Baptist […]

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German’s Angela Merkel tests negative for coronavirus after a day in quarantine

March 23, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has tested negative in an initial test for the novel coronavirus, a spokesperson confirmed Monday. “Further tests will be taken in the coming days” to confirm Merkel is in good health, spokesman Steffen Seibert said, according to Bloomberg. Merkel entered quarantine late Sunday upon learning that her doctor had tested positive […]

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel self-isolates as doctor who vaccinated her tests positive with coronavirus

March 22, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has gone into quarantine after being informed that a doctor who administered a vaccine to her has tested positive for the Covid-19 coronavirus. Ms Merkel’s spokesman said she was informed about the doctor’s test shortly after holding a news conference on Sunday, in which she announced new measures to curb the […]

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Foundation People for Peace and Defense of Human  Rights Calls on UNHCR to Hold Officers Accountable To End Bribe in Resettlement

Antonio Guterres, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) addresses a news conference at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland December 18, 2015. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

By Kulihoshi Musikami Pecos, Mar 9, 2020(Nyamilepedia) — A Uganda based human rights organization calls on the United Nations High Commissioner of Refugees (UNHCR) in Uganda to start holding their Congolese employees accountable for taking bribes from refugees who are direly seeking resettlement opportunities abroad.According to Foundation People for Peace and Defense of Human  Rights, employees of the UNCHR who […]

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“South Sudan’s leaders have been marked by grand corruption, violence, and self-interest”, US Calls For Peace

U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, after a meeting with Carlos Alfredo Vecchio(Photo credit: file)

Feb 24, 2020(Nyamilepedia) — U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, while calling for full implementation of the peace agreement, said the South Sudan politics has been engaged in corruption, violence and self-interest since the young nation became independence in 2011. “Since the country’s independence in 2011, South Sudan’s leaders have been marked by grand […]

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US Calls on Kiir and Machar to Translate Hopes Into Better Future For South Sudan

South Sudan President Salva Kiir, left, looks aggressively at US ambassador to the UN, Kelly Craft, right, during a UN delegation visit to Juba in early October (File/Supplied/Nyamilepedia)

Feb 23, 2020(Nyamilepedia) — The United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Ambassador Kelly Craft, welcomes the formation of the Revitalized Transitional Government of National Unity and calls on South Sudanese leaders to translate hope into a better future for the people of South Sudan. “I welcome the decision by the government and opposition parties to form a new, transitional […]

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Fertilizer Deals and Loan Scams in Sudan Linked to Former Bashir Regime Insiders 

Former Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir (File/Supplied/Nyamilepedia)

New Investigative Report “Loan Wolves” by The Sentry Exposes Schemes Involving Son of Deposed Sudanese President Bashir, Government Officials, and Gulf Middlemen, Washington, D.C. February 19, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) — Fertilizers, petroleum products, and other commodities are at the heart of a massive loan scheme that allegedly reaped fortunes for figures connected to deposed Sudanese dictator Omar al-Bashir, according to a […]

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