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‘Sudanese’ planes seen hovering over Nasir, causing panic.

NASIR – Three fighter jets believed to be belonging to the neighbouring Sudan were seen hovering over the Upper Nile State town of Nasir causing fear among the residents on Thursday afternoon. The planes of Antonov type, an aircraft only owned by Sudan in the entire region were seen coming in... FULL STORY »

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Salva Kiir flew to Egypt for consultative meeting with president Sisi

JUBA – South Sudan’s Salva Kiir and a high level government delegations have flew to the Egyptian capital, Cairo on Thursday for consultative meeting over the ongoing peace talks with the opposition forces currently taking place in Addis Ababa. The meeting according to the presidential... FULL STORY »

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One of the four suspects that killed Mayor Cecilia escapes from prison

JUBA – One leading suspects awaiting arraignments for the brutal killing of the former Yei Municipality Mayor, Cecilia Oba Tito had broke free from the detention centre according to the Police Commissioner of the Central Equatoria State Mr General Danima. The accused murderer disappeared this... FULL STORY »

Bir-Diak cattle camp of the Pakam clan of the Dinka tribe, Lakes State. Cattle keepers refused to surrender their weapons during the last disarmament program because they need to defend against cattle raids. Image by Cedric Gerbehaye. South Sudan, 2011.

Clashes between Agaar of Rumbek and Yirol left 15 people dead

RUMBEK – Clans clash between the people of Agaar of Rumbek East and their enemies west of Yirol ended in the death of more than 10 people this evening. The clases perpetuated by similar cattle raidings between the two counties happened when a group of Yirolese attempted to raid cattles... FULL STORY »

NATIONAL AFFAIRS

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Top musician trades his microphone for AK47

PAGAK, Upper Nile – One of the revolutionary South Sudanese songs writer and artist, Fanan Kang John Jock, commonly known as Kang J J has decided to hang up his microphone and take up arms... FULL STORY »

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WHO: Polio in South Sudan containable

JUBA – The world health organisation (WHO) has described polio cases in South Sudan as serious but managable having diagnosed two cases in Unity State last week with severe cases of the... FULL STORY »

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Car bomb blast in Somali Capital kills 2, including an immigration Official

MOGADISHU, Somalia - At least two people, including a senior Somali immigration official were killed on Sunday in a car bomb blast in the capital, Mogadishu, the latest in a string of attacks in the... 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 said. On... FULL STORY »

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President Kiir (Photo: Al Jazeera)

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 SPLM’s... FULL STORY »

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ANALYSIS: Kiir and Riek Killing Their People Softl...

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

DEREJE FEYISSA: Spillover Effect of South Sudan conflic...

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)

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

SIRIR GABRIEL: SPLM – JUBA not Prompt to Bring Pe...

President Salva Kiir (R) in Bor with new defence minister Kuol Manyang Juuk (L) when he was Jonglei state governor, during the signing of Jonglei communities peace accord, May 5, 2012 (ST)

SPLM-Juba-is really never going to fundamentally change in character and form. I am not amazed at the amount of political intrigue and backstabbing that is now... FULL STORY »

LUL GATLUAK: Will Salva Kiir resist the call to step do...

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If Salva Kiir survives the call to step down as the head of South Sudan for ordering his private army to massacre Nuer to give peace a chance, will he also... 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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Fierce fighting in Southern Somalia leaves 55 dead

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

Evening approaches at the Dzaipi transit centre in northern Uganda, where UNHCR has erected tents for many of the refugees. FILE PHOTO

South Sudanese Seek a Chance to Live Without Fear

ADJUMANI DISTRICT, Uganda — Peter sat in the shade of a large tree in northern Uganda’s Adjumani district, still terrified that the violence... FULL STORY »

Deadly Attack in Northwest Kenya kills 8 policemen, 12 ...

Paramilitary Police officers patrolling an area (PHOTO: XINHUA)

NAIROBI, Kenya — Heavily armed Gunmen have killed at least 8 Kenyan policemen in an ambush attack occurred on Saturday in Turkana county in the... FULL STORY »

Burkina Faso’s President ‘Ousted’ as Military chi...

Smoke billowed from Burkina Faso’s Parliament building on Thursday. President Blaise Compaoré angered people with his plans to further extend his 27-year rule, inciting the uprising. Credit Issouf Sanogo/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

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

Uganda Sends Fresh Troops to Somalia in an effort to st...

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)

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... FULL STORY »

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South Sudan's president, Salva Kiir

GAI JAMES: Peace, Goodwill, and Confident Can Never be Built Upon Submission to Wrong-Doin...

One may put this statement in the large form. Has any benefit or progress ever been achieved by the human race by submission to organised and calculated violence? As we look back over the... FULL STORY »

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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... FULL STORY »

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

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... FULL STORY »

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Al shabaab Militants abduct 4 doctors, 2 drivers near Kenyan border

GARBAHAREY, Somalia —  The Al Qaeda-linked militant group of Al shabaab has abducted 4 doctors near the border town of Beled Hawo located in Somalia’s south-westren Gedo province,... FULL STORY »

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Philip Aguer: More than 20 SPLA soldiers killed in Rumbek by past...

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... FULL STORY »

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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... FULL STORY »

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UN cargo in South Sudan (photo: AFP)

Kuol, Malong accused UN of transporting opposition forces. Threaten to shoot down helicopt...

JUBA - South Sudan’s defence Chief Kuol Manyang Juuk has accused UN of providing transportation for the rebels and using UN helicopters for regime change rather than huminatarian... FULL STORY »

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LEAKED: Security Council wants South Sudan governed by the UN for...

ADDIS ABABA – A well clasified leaked report from the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on South Sudan crisis detailed a 10 year master plan to put South Sudan on the trusteeship... FULL STORY »

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SPLA – Juba accused of attacking rebels in Northern Renk

MALAKAL – The SPLA soldiers loyal to the regime in Juba are today accused of carrying out attacks in the Northern part of Renk controlled by the opposition forces. The attacks... FULL STORY »

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U.N. authorizes ship inspections near Somalia for arms, charcoal

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The United Nations Security Council authorized the inspection of boats suspected of carrying illegal shipments of charcoal or weapons to and from Somalia on... FULL STORY »

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Somali’s Al Shabaab militants stone a man to death for adul...

MOGADISHU, Somalia — The Al Qaeda-affiliated Al Shabaab militants in Somalia have stoned a teenager to death in the southern town of Sablaale on Wednesday, Witnesses... FULL STORY »

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Somalia: Radio owner and Journalist accused of incitement release...

MOGADISHU, Somalia –The Federal Government of Somalia has released on bail two Journalists who were accused of incitement and false reports against the national security, a lawyer... FULL STORY »

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Political activist, Gordon Buay Malek, with South Sudan President, Salva Kiir Mayaardit @2010

GORDON BUAY: South Sudan Has No Future Unless Juba Regime is Toppled and Totally Destroyed

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 »

(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...

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 »