Saturday October 25, 2014
A soldier from the Kenya Defence Forces arrives at the Westgate Shopping Centre in Nairobi. Kenyan security forces are locked in a stand-off with gunmen in the upmarket mall. Thomas Mukoya/Reuters

Kenyan Soldiers kill over 80 Al shabab militants in Somalia

NAIROBI, Kenya – Kenya’s military confirmed on Friday its soldiers who are part of the AMISOM and Somalia National Army (SNA) killed more than 80 Al Shabaab insurgents near the port city of Kismayu in the southern part of the Horn of Africa nation. Kenya Defence Forces (KDF)... FULL STORY »

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Kidnapped UN staff feared dead

MALAKAL – A UN aid worker from Nuer ethnic group, abducted a week ago is believed to have been executed by armed militias associated with the government of South Sudan. Mark Diang, kidnapped on thursday last week at Malakal airport by heavily armed militias is still missing for a week... FULL STORY »

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WHO asks South Sudan to set up screening Laboratories for Ebola

GENEVE – The world health body, WHO (World Health Organisation) have instructed South Sudan to setup mobile clinics and laboratories for testing Ebola cases. The recommendation by the world body comes in response to the widespread of the disease in the Sahel triangle. WHO also recommends the... FULL STORY »

South Sudan rebel fighters in a flooded river crossing (Photo: AP)

Nuer fighters reject any Arusha deal that keeps Salva Kiir in power, threat...

RENK – Nuer rebel soldiers in Upper Nile State have threatened to fight on and oust President Salva Kiir if Dr Riek Machar, their leader for the 9 month rebellion succumb to pressure by allowing Salva Kiir to stay on as the chairman of the SPLM and President of the country after the ongoing... FULL STORY »

NATIONAL AFFAIRS

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Somalia turns down AU troops rotation for fear of Ebola

MOGADISHU, Somalia — The Federal Government of Somalia has Thursday reiterated rejection of a planned troop rotation by Sierra Leonean forces who are part of African Union peacekeeping mission... FULL STORY »

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Grenade Attack in Garissa restaurant Injures Eight

GARISSA, Kenya – A grenade attack on a popular restaurant in Kenyan’s northeastern border city of Garissa has wounded at least 8 people on Wednesday evening, police said. Zippora... FULL STORY »

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Japanese troops’ mission to South Sudan extended to 4 months

The cabinet of Japan has extended the mandate of Self-Defence Forces (SDF) unit to more than 4 months after their parliament voted on Tuesday to align the troops’ mandate with that of UNMISS in... FULL STORY »

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Northern Bhar el ghazal and 3 States of Equatoria are vulneral to Ebola – ...

TORIT – The National Minister of Health Dr Riek Gai Kok has described three states of Equatoria as well as Northern Bhar el Ghazal as red spot for Ebola epidemic in South Sudan. Kok speaking... FULL STORY »

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MOVIE REVIEW: Is ‘The Good Lie’ a South Sudanese story? ...

UNT – I sat down on a couch last friday evening after a frenetic week schedule trying to zoom into my calendar for the weekend. I thought with nothing for the weekend a part from routine... FULL STORY »

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The Dying Horse: Is Salva Kiir Ready to Run an Ill...

UNT – “Do not separate text from historical background. If you do, you will have perverted and subverted the Constitution, which can only end... FULL STORY »

The UN Security Council has the power to veto the “rogu...

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UNT – “African solutions for African problems” the “rogue IGAD club” mouthed off knowing full well what such a bigoted statement conjures. The... FULL STORY »

The New Media Law: What Does it Mean for Journalists, W...

Local and foreign journalists covering the declaration of South Sudan’s independence on July 9, 2011. (Credit: The Niles | Akim Mugisa)

CAIRO – The incompetence President of the would be Federal South Sudan signed into law what most South Sudanese refers as “long awaited”... FULL STORY »

When Will South Sudan Government Respect the Role of Me...

South Sudan Media at focus during coverage. (Credit: Gurtong)

UNT – It is not something new that national security personnel’s in Juba always target the Media houses and the Journalists who speak for the voiceless... FULL STORY »

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IGAD, South Sudan need Kiir to be a Ceremonial President!

UNT – Our present constitutional dispensation in South Sudan is that of an Executive Monarch or a powerful president which is modelled on that of the USA. The presidential system of government... FULL STORY »

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IGAD’S MISCALCULATIONS OF PEACE IN SOUTH SUDAN

UNT – It has become apparent that the eight months old civil war in South Sudan is not yet ending and the suffering of several millions South... FULL STORY »

Peter Gatdet Yaka: A Fearless General

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By Elbow Chuol An introduction to appreciates General Gatdet Yaka’s Struggle ADDIS ABABA -In one end of the country close to the edging of Sudan respite... FULL STORY »

Power and Greed in South Sudan

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CALGARY – Power and greed in South Sudan corrupt the government systems in Juba and promotes tyranny which allowed President Salva Kiir to abuse his... FULL STORY »

SPLM is at risk of Failing, Failing people, Failing the...

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JUBA – In her final action as the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for South Sudan, Hilde F. Johnson delivered the following remarks at... FULL STORY »

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IGAD Not Capable of Delivering Peace for South Sudan!

UNT – The East African Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) is concluding a plan to allow for what they are calling a unity government for South Sudan. If Riek Machar agrees to... FULL STORY »

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EDITORIAL: Apology by President Salva Kiir Now Rig...

UNT – Now the whole world has acknowledged that there was absolutely no coup attempt on President Salva Kiir’s regime on December 15,... FULL STORY »

Mr. Kiir Is The Problem… Not the Solution!

South Sudan President Salva Kiir, left, is ready to begin talks with rival Riek Machar right (Credit: Reuters)

UNT – “Dedicate your life to a cause greater than yourself, and your life will become a glorious romance and adventure.” – Mack... FULL STORY »

Projection: Why President Kiir Should go Home in Peace?

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UNT – I would like to inform the world, individuals who have not understood what caused the current mess in the Republic of South Sudan. To elaborate on... FULL STORY »

What Next after Individuals Sanctions in South Sudan?

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UNT – What is clicking mostly in people minds among South Sudanese is who is going to be number one in the list of the criminals who will be given... FULL STORY »

Analysis
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South Sudanese Lawmakers at National Legislative Assembly – NLA; are...

UNT – The criminalization of politics by our lawmakers has reached menacing proportions. Both Mps at National Legislative Assembly and those at State Assembly have a healthy number of members... FULL STORY »

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South Sudan Will Never Be a United Country Under t...

CAIRO – South Sudan will never be a united country under the President Salva Kiir Mayardit because Salva Kiir is thinking that ethnic cleansing... FULL STORY »

The G10 are power grumpy hogs whom will never stop at n...

SPLM-G10, formerly the SPLM political detainees taking a photo after meeting Museveni in Kampala

By Chemical Thanker Yes as shoddy deals and back room back-stabbing are beginning to emerge in Addis, it’s important to revisit the position and... FULL STORY »

REPORT ON PREVAILING SITUATION IN SOUTH SUDAN

Civilians entering UNMISS compound in Bor, capital of Jonglei state, South Sudan, fleeing massacres. (Photo: UNMISS)

Political Situation: UNT – Following the last reshuffle of the government of South Sudan on 23 July 2013, which resulted to the removal of the entire... FULL STORY »

South Sudan Media War and Propaganda

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UNT – There had been a lot of accusations between the Government of South Sudan under President Gen Salva Kiir Mayardit and the Sudan People Liberation... FULL STORY »

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Interim period agreed for 3 years: Taban

BAHIR DAR – The head of the negotiation for the SPLM in Opposition, Mr #taban deng Gai has stressed that delegates at the peace talks in Addis Ababa have agreed in principle for an interim... FULL STORY »

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South Sudan to import electricity from Kenya, Mini...

JUBA – The #minister of Electricity and Dams (MoE&D), Hon Jemma Nunu Kumba has said that plans are underway to import Electricity from... FULL STORY »

China grant $25 million to South Sudan for Agricultural...

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JUBA – The Chinese government has issued a grant of 25 million dollars to South Sudan to cater for Agro-infrastructural development across South Sudan and... FULL STORY »

The Inter Governmental Authority for Development –...

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UNT – Regional politics at Inter Governmental Authority for Development – IGAD is a dirty rotten game played by the so-called “big... FULL STORY »

IGAD peace summit stalled over Salva Kiir and Dr Riek M...

South Sudan President Salva Kiir, left, is ready to begin talks with rival Riek Machar right (Credit: Reuters)

ADDIS ABABA – The weeklong awaited summit of the IGAD states and government that concluded today (Monday) didn’t deliver as expected, as both warring... FULL STORY »

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South Sudanese Youth during the independence day celebration in Juba (credit: GETTY/AFP)

Peace is Only Ultimate Choice to End Violence in South Sudan!!!

UNT – “Fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity.” – George Carlin In South Sudan, when once talk about peace and harmony, some people who are enemy of peace... FULL STORY »

Lt. Gen. Thomas Cirino Swaka, deputy chief of general staff for training (Photo: Youtube|Nyamilepedia)

Lt. Gen. Thomas Cirino: If I Defected Now, You Equatorians in Jub...

UNT – I think Nuer should only vintage on Equatorians for non-combats support and, notice that, Equatorians are not ready and will never be ready anytime for fighting no matter what... FULL STORY »

Bodies of Nuer people Massacred inside Bor UNMISS compound (Credit: Samuel Auga)

Nuer Genocide in South Sudan is Very Typical to That Committed in...

CAIRO – The foul and awful Genocide began in Juba up to the country sides and another more monstrous one will take place soon which is supported by IGAD Countries. That is strongly... FULL STORY »

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Governor Matur Chut threatens with revolt if booted out of power

JUBA – The caretaker governor of Lakes State Major General #matur chut Dhol has lashed out against certain  “group of politicians ganging up in Juba to plan a strategy to remove him... FULL STORY »

Ambassador Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth briefing the South Sudanese community in Calgary City: (Photo Credit: Kang Kok)

The High Profile Delegations from the SPLM under Dr. Machar Concl...

CALGARY – The City of Calgary has expeirenced one of the South Sudanese colourful events. In attendance were the Justic Minister Johnason Denis, acting Police Superintendent, MLA, Len... FULL STORY »

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Fierce battle rages in Bentiu and Ayod

BENTIU – South Sudan’s government forces and rebels clashed in Southern Unity State’s capital Bentiu during the earlier hours of the morning. The fighting raged on to the town centre... FULL STORY »

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Former detainees call for lesser role of President Kiir in the interim government

JUBA – the former political detainees also known as the group of 10 came out demanding that the recent proposal by IGAD member states and government should limit the role of Salva Kiir... FULL STORY »

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UN helicopter crashed in Bentiu. Believed to have been shot down

JUBA – A #un helicopter on a routine flight to and from Unity State crashed this afternoon in a place called Juach, a deadly area known for routine fighting between government forces and... FULL STORY »

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Yau Yau refuses to mobilise Murle youth for major offensive in Lo...

BOR - The newly appointed administrator of the Greater Pibor Administrative Area (GPAA), #david yau yau refused a campaign spearheaded by the country’s top army chief, Gen. Malong... FULL STORY »

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South Sudan President Salva Kiir Mayardit (center L) and his Chinese counterpart Hu Jintao (center R) attend a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. China is the largest purchaser of oil from South Sudan and is also a longstanding business partner of Sudan from which it also buys oil. (Credit: Reuters)

We can’t rely on Chinese for everything

UNT – I find it incomprehensible that some of us are celebrating and boasting about the recent trip to China. The heap of papers that the President returned with, are not likely to... FULL STORY »

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Undermining South Sudanese expertise’s is Ironical!

UNT – The recent order from the Ministry of Labor and Public Service in the Republic of South Sudan that was issued on 16th of September 2014 is absolute enough, appropriate and... FULL STORY »

Some Bor residents have begun to return to their homes to salvage what's left of their belongings after fighting between opposition forces and government soldiers. (AFP)

Request for Re-location of the Civilians in Unity State and Bor

Open Letter to United Nations,Humanitarians Coordinator &Toby Lanzer CC. Ellen Margrethe Loj Special Envoy to South Sudan and head of the U.N. peacekeeping mission in the world’s... FULL STORY »