Thursday March 5, 2015
South Sudanese Youth during the independence day celebration in Juba (credit: GETTY/AFP)

The First SPLM-IO Convention in Canada Took Place, February 28-March 1, 2015 at Afro Top &...

CALGARY – Attended by 54 delegates from across Canada, the convention marked the first democratically elected office of the SPLM-IO in Canada. The participants of this important event had expressed excitement with lots of ululate. One of the themes adopted in this convention was a “call for... FULL STORY »

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UN Special Representative for Children Refuted Government Claims of Releasing Kidnapped Childre...

NAIROBI – No children have been released in South Sudan following reports of child soldier recruitment, the UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict said in a statement. “No children have been released from the SPLA (Sudan People’s... FULL STORY »

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Amb. Gordon Buay Maleak is Serving Detention in Juba

JUBA – Last month one of the Juba Officials (Gordon Buay) from Juba-faction of South Sudan was on his visit to Canada and he blackmailed his Juba-faction leadership in a blatant move designed to rekindle their relationship with their community. According to a reliable Source in Juba, name... FULL STORY »

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UN Security Council Passes Sanctions Regime Against South Sudan

NEW YORK – The U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution Tuesday creating a system to impose sanctions on those blocking peace in South Sudan, hoping it will press rival leaders into ending a conflict that has killed tens of thousands in the world’s newest country. The... FULL STORY »

NATIONAL AFFAIRS

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Brig Lul Ruai on a recruitment drive among jobless Nuer IDPs in Juba

JUBA – Former military spokesman of the South Sudan rebels of SPLM-i-O, Brigadier Lul Ruai Koang is increasingly under serious pressure from the Juba military leadership to provide evidences of... FULL STORY »

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Death toll at Owiny Ki Bul skirmishes roses to 7 people

TORIT – The recent fighting between government SPLA recruits and locals of Owiny Kibul resulted in the death of 7 civilians and minor injuries to 3 recruits, a civil servant in Magwe County... FULL STORY »

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INSIDER: Riek Gai Kok despatched to Pibor to help mobilise Murle troops for Gene...

JUBA -  An internal report from the National Security Services has disclosed that, Riek Gai Kok, one of the Nuer government officials who executed the plans for Brig Lul’s defection convened a... FULL STORY »

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Government militia abducted and forcefully recruited children as young as 12 yea...

RENK - A government allied militia has resorted to kidnapping children to be used as child soldiers in the Juba government’s fighting with the rebels of SPLM-i-O. The children as young as 12... FULL STORY »

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Men carry ballot boxes after elections in South Sudan in 2011 (Credit: AP)

Peace, Census and then Elections in order of Priority

DES MOINES – South Sudan since its inception on July 9, 2011 has presented itself to the world as a great peace project not limited to South Sudanese, but also to the region and beyond. It was... FULL STORY »

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Submission dated February 25, 2014 to the parties ...

Civil Society Submission on Security Sector Reform and Defence Transformation We the undersigned civil Society organizations have the honour to... FULL STORY »

MARGARET AKULIA: Don’t Just Stand There: Do Something A...

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CALGARY – “My life had become so unbearable that I was forced to take the perilous option of crossing our borders secretly” Peter Abdelrahman Sule... FULL STORY »

The Nuer Supreme Council’s Response to the Chairman of ...

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On February 7th, 2015, the former South Sudan chief Supreme Court justice, Mr. Ambrose Riiny Thiik had an interview with the SBS Radio Dinka based in... FULL STORY »

NHIAL K. WICLEEK: The Nuer Concept of Love, Integration...

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CALGARY – For centuries, the Nuer concept of love, integration, and equality has been of significant importance on an individual to collective viewpoint.... FULL STORY »

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GAI JAMES KAI: Let’s just say it: The SPLM party is the problem

It’s not surprising that the SPLM leadership agrees to some extents in Arusha – Tanzania; it is that such extreme remarks and views are now taken for granted. We have been studying SPLM... 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... FULL STORY »

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

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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... 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 »

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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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I want Salva Kiir to come to Addis and pick up where we left off ...

ADDIS ABABA – South Sudan’s SPLM-i-O leader, Dr Riek Machar has called on his opponent in South Sudan civil conflict Salva Kiir to come to Addis Ababa and “kick off from where the... FULL STORY »

About 500,000 Kenyan women may not be able to have children after being injected with a contaminated tetanus vaccine. Photo: IRIN

500,000 Kenyan Women Sterilized

NAIROBI – Catholic Church released a report stating approximately 500,000 women may never bear children after being injected with a... FULL STORY »

International NGOs Appealed to Regional Leaders to End ...

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NAIROBI – A coalition of international NGOs called on regional leaders and donors to redouble efforts to push for a lasting peace agreement that can... FULL STORY »

National Security Service Has Beaten a Journalist Uncon...

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JUBA – The South Sudan national security services has brutally beaten a journalist John Anyang yesterday forcing the journalist to collapse and short of... FULL STORY »

Mabior Garang Was Seen Drinking With Raila Odinga’...

Fidel "Castro" Odinga. Fidel, son of CORD leader Raila Odinga, was on January 4, 2015 found dead. FILE PHOTO

NAIROBI – Kenya’s former Prime Minister and opposition leader’s son Fidel Odinga was found dead at his Karen (Nairobi) home in unknown... FULL STORY »

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DR. RIANG ZUOR: Black and African A Life That the World Could Care Less About

AFRICA – It now appears that human life is important when it belongs to certain class of people, or when it belongs to an individual coming from a certain racial group. It is a... FULL STORY »

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SIRIR GABRIEL: Have We Accepted Our Fate?

CAIRO – Once upon a time, an African story goes, Tortoise fell into a deep pit latrine. For 10 years he lived in there and gave up any hope of rescue. But one day he heard voices... FULL STORY »

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J. NGUEN NYOL: Who Killed Peace and Promoted Culture of Impunity ...

CANADA – Of course, the sheer ignorance of the IGAD’s member States and the so –called African Union Peace and Security Council have obviously killed the prospects for peace in... FULL STORY »

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US presents a UN draft resolution threatening global travel ban and asset freezes on senio...

NAIROBI – A US sponsored sanction vote on the warring parties of the South Sudan conflict will take place as early as next week, Upper Nile Times is told. The sanctions comprised of... FULL STORY »

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Brigadier General Lul Ruai Kong defected from SPLM in Opposition....

NAIROBI – Rebels spokesman, Brig Gen Lul Ruai Koang has announced that he quits the rebels SPLM-i-O and formed his own military group. Brigadier Koang, a well known rebels spokesman... FULL STORY »

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ARUSHA DIALOGUE: Kok Ruea replaced, John Gai and Deng Dau dumped....

JUBA – SPLM-in-Government has at the weekend made an abrupt reshuffle of its delegation to Arusha – Intra SPLM dialogue dropping John Gai Yoh and Deng Dau Deng among their... FULL STORY »

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SECRETARY KERRY: Salva Kiir and Riek Machar Must Put the Interest of Their People Above Th...

For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY SECRETARY KERRY March 2, 2015 Secretary Kerry on South Sudan Negotiations The warring parties in South Sudan must seize the current and final round of... FULL STORY »

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Rights violations are ongoing in South Sudan – UN

UN REPORT: Warring parties in the South Sudan conflict say they are close to signing a peace deal, United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, Ivan Šimonović, told... FULL STORY »

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Kenyan blogger jailed for abusing President Uhuru Kenyatta

Nairobi – A Kenyan blogger will serve a maximum of two years behind bars for hate speech aimed at the sitting President Uhuru Kenyatta. The sentence composed of 1 year behind bars or... 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 »

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

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 »