Saturday December 20, 2014
Mediator General Lazarus Sumbeiywo (Photo credit: Nation TV)

IGAD Envoy blames Juba for the absent of political parties at the peace talks

ADDIS ABABA - IGAD’s special envoy General Lazarus Sumbeiywo has squarely blamed the government in Juba of its hesitant to allow the political parties under its territory to participate in the yesterday’s meeting. Sumbeiywo in his opening remarks said that he feel sadened to see that... FULL STORY »

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Meeting between Dr Riek Machar and Salva Kiir to convene soon – IGAD envoys

ADDIS ABABA - Mediators of the South Sudan conflict have disclosed that a meeting between the leader of the Opposition, Dr Riek Machar and Salva Kiir is scheduled to take place soon in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. Seyoum Mesfin, the lead mediator of the 12 months conflict in South Sudan has... FULL STORY »

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SPLA Captain Kenyi Shot Dead in Torit

TORIT – A South Sudan People’s Liberation army (SPLA) captain was on Monday shot dead in Torit. SPLA General Headquarters, Bilpham, confirmed the officer’s death, read the report. The dead officer was identified as captain Kenyi and other prison officer by the name Ofere. The two victims... FULL STORY »

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“The conflict is so cruel that nobody has even indicated whether they hold prisoners of w...

ADDIS ABABA – The IGAD chief mediator, General Seyoum Mesfin has expressed sadness and worry over the continuation of the South Sudan conflict saying the retribution and destruction caused by both sides is immeasurable and risk consuming the new nation and the region. Mesfin, speaking to media... FULL STORY »

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Asylum seeker broke his silence after the commemoration of the 1st anniversary o...

Nairobi,  One year later after Juba massacre, many people who lost their loved ones expressed their grief about the ongoing conflict in the country that claimed the lives of thousands of innocent... FULL STORY »

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Bill passed but Kenya still in deadlock over controversial ‘anti-terror la...

NAIROBI , Kenya — Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has on Friday signed in a controversial “anti-terror law” that has drawn a criticism from local human rights organizations and the... FULL STORY »

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Thousands in Calgary Protest Against President Salva Kiir

CALGARY – Demonstrators carry signs bearing slogans “Stop Genocide,” “Salva Kiir Must Go,” and “President Kiir Must Face ICC”. Thousands of people attended a demonstration outside city... FULL STORY »

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More than a dozen killed in Rumbek in a revenge style attack

RUMBEK - A renewed clans clashes between two rival factions in Lakes State has resulted in the death of more than 24 people. The fighting took place in Cueibet county of Rumbek today pitting Pathiong... FULL STORY »

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PRESS RELEASE: Mayiendit community demands release of their arrested...

We the Mayiendit County community in Uganda and those in South Sudan write to express our deep concern over the unfounded arrest and detention of our beloved son (brother); Gatmai Gatluak Chuol Jut,... FULL STORY »

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JAMES GATDET DAK: President Salva Kiir has betraye...

December 15, 2014 – After many painful decades of destructive war of liberation against successive oppressive regimes in Khartoum, people of... FULL STORY »

SARAH GATWECH: Salva Kiir, the man who set South Sudan ...

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December 15 will go down in the history of our great nation as a time when Salva Kiir trained, fully armed his tribal militias against his voters who casted... FULL STORY »

EDITORIAL: One year on. Remembering the Juba Massacre

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A year ago….. Juba, the capital city of South Sudan witnessed the bloodiest massacre ever. A three days of onslaught shook the nation to the core. While... FULL STORY »

DR RIEK MACHAR: I fought Bashir, Dr John Garang, and no...

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By Dr Riek Machar, Leader of the SPLM in Opposition   PAGAK – South Sudan and its people are at a precarious crossroads between being and not being.... FULL STORY »

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STEPHEN PAR KUOL: The Decay of Kiir’s Police State

Just like Nazi’s Germany, Zaire’s Mombuto Seseiko, Augusto Pinochet’s Chile and others in that inexhaustible list, Kiir’s Republic of South Sudan is a police state by all standards and the... FULL STORY »

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IGAD, South Sudan need Kiir to be a Ceremonial Pre...

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

IGAD’S MISCALCULATIONS OF PEACE IN SOUTH SUDAN

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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 Sudanese... 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 »

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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 »

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PETER GAI: Makuei Lueth, a Propagandist of the Year in South Sudan!

UNT – Before going further, I would like to bring in to your attention about who Makuei Lueth is in South Sudan context since the liberation struggle until today. Makuei was born in 1947 from... FULL STORY »

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South Sudanese Lawmakers at National Legislative A...

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

South Sudan Will Never Be a United Country Under the Pr...

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

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Africa must quit ICC, the agents of the West – Yoweri Museveni

NAIROBI – Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has called on all African countries to simultaneously quit the International Criminal Court (ICC) which he accused of carrying agenda of the... FULL STORY »

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South Sudan will disintegrate into factional warlo...

KAMPALA – Ugandan president, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has send a stern warning that war in South Sudan will disintegrate the country a part and... FULL STORY »

UGANDA denied having urged South Sudan rebels to drop t...

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KAMPALA – A Ugandan senior official has categorically denied recent reports that President Museveni has told the SPLM in Opposition leaders on a recent... FULL STORY »

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SPLM delegation meeting Museveni in Kampala (PHOTO: Mabior Garang)

KAMPALA – Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has on Thursday met with the senior officials of the SPLM in Opposition to discuss peaceful means to resolve... FULL STORY »

Fierce fighting in Southern Somalia leaves 55 dead

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MOGADISHU, Somalia — At least 55 people have been killed on Saturday in a deadly battle between Al Qaeda-affiliated Al shabab militants and... FULL STORY »

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LUKE DAK: Salva Kiir’s On the Wrong Side of History!

“Dig deep, and then when you’ve gone deep go deeper.” Ben Bradlee, former executive editor of the Washington Post. I am writing in protest of the recent agreement reached by the... FULL STORY »

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ANALYSIS: Kiir and Riek Killing Their People Softly

UNT – Indifferent to the sufferings of their own people, rebel leader Riek Machar and President Salva Kiir continue to stall peace. The line of women carrying white sacks of sorghum... FULL STORY »

South Sudaneses refugees at Kule 1 refugee camp in Gambella, Ethiopia, some of 400,000 who have already fled from South Sudan to neighbouring countries (Credit: The Upper Nile Times)

DEREJE FEYISSA: Spillover Effect of South Sudan conflict in Gambe...

GAMBELLA – Refugee influx and ethnic conflicts. Gambella is one of the most conflict-ridden regions in Ethiopia. One of the most contentious issues is the politics of numbers that has... FULL STORY »

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Leaders of South Sudan must pursue peace as a way to honor those who have died – Oba...

WASHINGTON – The United States President, Barack Obama has appealed to the warring factions of the South Sudan conflict to put South Sudan first and work for peace to return to the... FULL STORY »

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Human Right Watch: UN Security Council must impose arms embargo o...

PRESS RELEASE Dear Ambassador, We are writing to urge the UN Security Council to impose an arms embargo on both parties to the conflict in South Sudan, and to set up a panel of experts to... FULL STORY »

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“Actions speak louder than words” – US told Mar...

WASHINGTON - A high level South Sudanese delegation to the United States were told that their actions must carry more weights than the nice words they are trying to convey to the Obama... FULL STORY »

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There is no rift between us and Dr Machar – Rebels Generals

Pagak – Senior rebel generals in Pagak have rubbished claims that there is a fallout between the top hierachy and the generals fighting the Juba regime. At the closure of the... FULL STORY »

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Civil society chairman declared sacked but refused to recognise t...

JUBA –  The leader of the Civil Society Alliance of South Sudan Mr Deng Athuai has refused to recognise the group who sacked him earlier on today alleging that the group who sacked... FULL STORY »

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Salva Kiir forms a “Nuer Ministers” committee to aver...

JUBA – South Sudan President Salva Kiir Mayardiit convened a high level Ministerial meeting on Friday to work out a six point plan to abrogate the looming UN Security Council... FULL STORY »

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2nd Somali Official shot dead in Mogadishu in 24 hours

MOGADISHU, Somalia – Suspected Al shabaab militants carried out in Mogadishu in the past 24 hours at least three targeted assassinations against Somali government officials, police... FULL STORY »

In  ceremony which held in Mogadishu, Somali capital, Somali deputy information minister, Abdullahi Olad Roble on Monday gives award to four Somali award winner journalists who won Somali media awards in 2014 for Somali speaking journalists. FILE PHOTO

Somalia deports Ugandan and Ghanaian alleged of illegally enterin...

MOGADISHU, Somalia – Somalia has deported on Monday Ugandan and Ghanaian  nationals who were allegedly of entering the horn of African country for fake Journalism activities, deputy... FULL STORY »

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UN chief Ban Ki-moon and World Bank president pay one-day visit t...

MOGADISHU, Somalia  – United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, and World Bank Group President, Jim Yong Kim, arrived in Mogadishu to pledge support for Somalia’s transition and... FULL STORY »

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REFUGEES. People gather at a makeshift IDP camp at the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) compound in Juba on December 22, 2013 where South Sudanese continue to flock as fears of a resumption of fighting in the capital fester. AFP/Tony Karumba

DR. PETER ADWOK NYABA: LEST WE FORGET THE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS WHO PERISHED IN SALVA KIIR...

Today, December 15, 2014, marks the first anniversary of the Juba massacre of ethnic Nuers ordered by President Salva Kiir Mayardit. It remains the saddest day in the history of South Sudan... FULL STORY »

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Pack of White Lies Against the SPLM/A –IO’s Top Leadership: A Res...

For Immediate Press Release December 8th, 2014 On December 4th, 2014, the Government of South Sudan’s mouthpiece, The Nation Mirror published a malicious false allegation titled “Taban... FULL STORY »

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GORDON BUAY: South Sudan Has No Future Unless Juba Regime is Topp...

What D.K. Mathews said to Lual Ding Wuol in 1982 that “Dinka Bhar-el-Ghazal are stupid and foolish majority” It is true. Look at this idiot called Isaac Malith who doesn’t... FULL STORY »