Saturday November 1, 2014
Elijah Malok Aleng, the former Governor of the Central Bank of South Sudan [Photo: Gurtong]

Former Central Bank Governor of South Sudan Dies aged 77

NARIOBI – Elijah Malok Aleng, whose folksy manner and verbal gaffes belied his shrewd political tactics and one of the beloved sons in the Greater Bor Community, died Wednesday. He was 77. Aleng was a war veteran of Anyanya One and the SPLM/A, former MP of Twic East in the 1980s, executive... FULL STORY »

IGAD mediators in a past meeting

Give peace a chance. IGAD squarely blames SPLM-i-O for Bentiu fighting

ADDIS ABABA – The IGAD mediators of the ongoing peace talks in Ethiopia have squarely blamed the SPLM in Opposition for the Tuesday attacks in Bentiu and the subsequent fall of the town. IGAD mediators in a statement extended to the Upper Nile Times accused the rebels of SPLM-i-O of not... FULL STORY »


Bentiu Captured by Rebels

BENTIU – The rebels allied to the former Vice President, Dr Riek Machar Teny have claimed capture of Bentiu town this evening from the government forces. Gen Makal Kuol, the operational commander in the fall of Bentiu told The Upper Nile Times via his Thuraya phone that the group have swept... FULL STORY »

Ambassador Laminsuk (right) giving his credentials to President Kagama (left) in a past event

South Sudan ambassador to Uganda seeking asylum in Kampala after threats fr...

KAMPALA – The South Sudan ambassador to Uganda Hon Samuel Luate Laminsuk has left his job after threats from his junior assistances. Laminsuk was openly criticised by junior officials who accused him of not doing enough as an ambassador and that he was only in the office for money. Hon... FULL STORY »



Burkina Faso’s President ‘Ousted’ as Military chief Gen Honore Traore take...

OUAGADOUGOUO, Burkina Faso – Thousands of people took to the streets of Ouagadougou, (Burkina Faso’s Capital) on Friday demanding President Blaise Compaoré to resign. However, Compaoré has... FULL STORY »


Philip Aguer: More than 20 SPLA soldiers killed in Rumbek by pastoralist youths

JUBA – SPLA’s military spokesman, Col Philip Aguer has disclosed that pastoralist youths  in Rumbek have killed around 25 SPLA soldier. Aguer, talking about a proceeding incident that... FULL STORY »


Tribal conflict spiral to Kakuma camp as one person feared dead

KENYA – Nuer and Dinka South Sudanese refugees in Kakuma camp, Kenya fought last night after a Dinka man, believed to be in his 20s raped and abandoned a Nuer girl who according to her parent... FULL STORY »


Governor Kun Puoch fakes sickness to stay away from Malakal – Ministers

MALAKAL – Two State Ministers of Upper Nile have accused their boss of dodging bullets by faking sickness after sickness to stay away from the war prone State capital, Malakal. The ministers... FULL STORY »


SIRIR GABRIEL: The problem is not Mathiang Anyoor. Its Salva

The problem is not Mathiang Anyoor, its Salva and his entourages who planted hatred and anger to their hearts. - Sirir Gabriel The level of hate, anger and malice is simply astounding. The vile... FULL STORY »


MOVIE REVIEW: Is ‘The Good Lie’ a Sout...

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... FULL STORY »

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

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

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


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 »

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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 »



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


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...


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 »


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?


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?


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 »


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 »


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

Credit: The Niles

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 »

A member of the Ugandan Special Forces under the AU Mission in Somalia, in an operation to clear a building in the town of Barawe. (Credit: REUTERS)

Uganda Sends Fresh Troops to Somalia in an effort to stabilize the n...

KAMPALA, Uganda — Uganda has started sending 2,700 new troops to war-torn Somalia, a military spokesman said on Tuesday, as African Union peacekeeping troops continue efforts to stabilize the... FULL STORY »

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 i...

NAIROBI, Kenya – Kenya’s military confirmed on Friday its soldiers who are part of the AMISOM and Somalia National Army (SNA) killed... FULL STORY »

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... FULL STORY »

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... FULL STORY »

South Sudan to import electricity from Kenya, Minister


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

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

When Will South Sudan Government Respect the Role of Media?

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 in the Republic of South... FULL STORY »

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 »

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Japanese soldier helping cleaning rubbish (Japanese ministry of defense photo)

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... FULL STORY »


China grant $25 million to South Sudan for Agricultural purposes

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 mostly in the areas hugely... FULL STORY »


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 »

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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 »


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 »


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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(SPLM - IO) Arizona Secretariat Executive discuss the power sharing between President Salva Kiir and Rebel Leader Dr. Riek Machar Teny (Photo: The Upper Nile Times)

(SPLM – IO) Arizona Secretariat Executive Office Accept the Power Sharing but with C...

Press Release! Arizona – The state of Arizona in U.S. was the first state which denounced the support of the oppressive and the genocidal regime of President Kiir Mayardiit, which had... FULL STORY »

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 »


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 »