Sunday December 10, 2017

Author: Ali Sadig Farah

Major General James Koang Chuol dec...

Major General James Koang Chuol declares himself governor of Unity State

BENTIU – A top South Sudan army commander James Koang Chuol based in the key oil-producing Unity State have defected to rebel forces, the country’s army spokesman said on Friday. “We have lost contact with the commander and there are reports he has joined the forces of Dr. Riek... FULL STORY »

President Salva Kiir offered to tal...

President Salva Kiir offered to talk to Dr Riek Machar on preconditions

JUBA – President Salva Kiir Mayardiit has today called out on Dr Riek Machar for a talk to halt the ongoing fighting around the country.  Kiir and his government accused Dr Riek and disgruntled SPLM members of foiling a coup to overthrow his government, a charge Dr Riek Machar strongly... FULL STORY »



KHARTOUM – #fire raged and explosions tore through the night sky early Wednesday at the Yarmouk military factory in the Sudanese capital Khartoum, witnesses and state-linked media said.   “The authorities are controlling a fire in the El Yarmouk military manufacturing facility,”... FULL STORY »

Gunmen raid South Sudan relief agen...

Gunmen raid South Sudan relief agency Office in Jonglei

PIBOR, SOUTH SUDAN– Unknown gunmen raided the offices of humanitarian agencies in South Sudan’s restive Jonglei State, where the military is battling rebels, officials said on Monday.The attackers stormed the bases of the World Food Programme (WFP), the Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and an... FULL STORY »

Talks between South and North Sudan to resume today

KHARTOUM – The Republics of Sudan and South Sudan will resume their negotiations on outstanding issues in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia today under the mediation of African Union High-Level... FULL STORY »

Europe increases Humanitarian aid for Sudan and South Sudan by $48 million

BRUSSELS – The European Commission announced Thursday it was increasing humanitarian aid for Sudan and South Sudan by $48 million for this year. The announcement came two weeks... FULL STORY »

As camp conditions deteriorate, UNHCR concerned a possible disease outbreaks

GENEVA – UNHCR is alarm on health risks for refugees in South Sudan. According to the report seen by The Upper Nile Times, refugee in South Sudan are facing a worsen condition over... FULL STORY »

UN Secretary-General congratulates South Sudan on first year anniversary

JUBA – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today extended his best wishes and congratulated the people of South Sudan on the first anniversary of their country’s independence.   “I extend... FULL STORY »

President Kiir Orders SPLA to withdraw from Heglig As SAF Claims ...

KHARTOUM – On Friday, Sudan Defense Minister, Abdelrahim Mohammed, has announced on state television that Sudan Army Forces (SAF) have retaken the main town in the Heglig oil region 10 days after... FULL STORY »

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