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Kiir abruptly changes SPLA to SSPDF...

Kiir abruptly changes SPLA to SSPDF, citizens call it Uganda’s UPDF c...

JUBA – Gen Salva Kiir on Wednesday convened a meeting in Bilpham involving his loyal commanders of the SPLA and declared that Sudan People Liberation Army commonly known as the SPLA will cease to exist as he “tries to modernise the army to an international standard”. General Kiir... FULL STORY »

Troika Condemns the Attack against ...

Troika Condemns the Attack against SPLM-IO Position and Calls for Urgent Re...

UK – The Troika (Norway, the United Kingdom, and the United States) that brokered the 2015 peace  process has issued a joint press statement seen by the Upper Nile Times on the Gov.uk site saying the “European Union condemn the continuing violence in South Sudan, especially the Government... FULL STORY »

Alfred Taban swaps journalism for a...

Alfred Taban swaps journalism for a seat in the parliament

JUBA – Veteran South Sudanese journalist and government critic, Alfred Taban has decided to quit journalism for a seat in the parliament representing Kajo-Keji constituency through the belligerent group headed by Gen Taban Deng in Salva Kiir government. Alfred, a veteran of many decades of... FULL STORY »

Besieged Allied Militia of Juba – l...

Besieged Allied Militia of Juba – led Government Defected to SPLM/A-IO

MATHIANG – News from the ground extended to the Upper Nile Times have indicated that the Juba government militia whom were sent to attack Longechuk, County and Maiwut, County South Sudan were besieged as the war intensified.  Governor Bol Ruach Rom, the most fugitive and main agent of Taban... FULL STORY »

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Calls For Resignation of Festus Mogae gathers storm as experts ca...

JUBA – South Sudanese Opposition group, the SPLMIO has been calling for weeks the resignation of Festus Mogae, the chairman of JMEC and custodian of the South Sudan Peace agreement viewing him... FULL STORY »

UNMISS Slams the Decision by the Council of Minist...

JUBA – On a press statement seen on UNMISS website by the Upper Nile Times correspondence today, the spokesperson for the UNMISS force... FULL STORY »

Machar Congratulates the ANC on the Commemoration of it...

JOHANNESBURG – The former First Vice President of the Republic of South Sudan and the champion of the Compromised Peace Agreement signed on August 17,... FULL STORY »

The Top Rebel Commander Allied to Dr. Lam Akol Killed

RENK – Multiple Sources from Upper Nile State disclosed to Upper Nile Times today the news of Gen. Yoanis Okiech, a Commander allied to Dr. Lam Akol who... FULL STORY »

Armed National Security officers confiscated computers ...

JUBA – 16 heavily armed men dressed as National Security officers caused a huge standoff on Thursday at the Supreme Court, forcefully demanding to enter... FULL STORY »

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Thousands of SPLM-IO Supporters Stage Huge Rally Welcoming Advanc...

PAGAK – Tens of thousands of SPLM – IO supporters in Pagak gave General Taban Deng Gai and his team a rock-star reception, cheering and dancing as the team were landing in Pagak, SPLM –... FULL STORY »

President Kiir Announced 28 States Governors

JUBA – Source in Juba disclosed to The Upper Nile Times that President Kiir announced 28 States Governors.  The move comes at which time both... FULL STORY »

SPLMIO’s Advance Team Will Not Go to Juba This Fr...

PAGAK – “The first batch of the advance team will not arrive in Juba tomorrow ” as expected. SPLMIO leadership in Pagak cited lack of... FULL STORY »

South Sudan Parliamentary Speaker, Magok Rundial in Gam...

GAMBELLA – South Sudan’s parliamentary speaker Hon Magok Rundial led a delegation of South Sudanese officials to attend an Ethiopian Nationalities... FULL STORY »

Kiir Disolves South Sudan States Establishes 28 States ...

JUBA – Newly established states in a decree by Lt. General Salva Kiir Mayardiit today (with their new states capitals in bracket). The Opposition SPLM-IO... FULL STORY »

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Dozens dead as government forces attacked Adar State’s Khor Machar area

PAGAK – South Sudan forces attacked several villages in Adar state killing 14 people and injured 37 others. On Thursday, hundreds of heavily armed government forces penetrated through... FULL STORY »

Malong refused to board a plane that should have taken him back to Juba today – Repo...

JUBA – South Sudan’s deposed former army Chief Gen. Malong Awan Anei, who has since yesterday staged a “tie lipped rebellion” after being embarrassingly removed by... FULL STORY »

President Salva Kiir Mayardit Fired Chief of Staff Gen. Paul Malong Awan

President Salva Kiir Mayardit has this evening relief Chief of Staff Gen. Paul Malong Awan with Gen. James Ajongo Mawut. Soldiers are on guards to fight, former Chief of Staff Gen. Paul... FULL STORY »

Government Soldiers Engage in a Looting Spree

PAGERI – A source from South Sudan who choose not to be named reported today that yesterday the SPLM forces under Salva Kiir Mayardit had engaged in a looting spree.  With the... FULL STORY »

South Sudan troops created road blocks, prevented UN from visitin...

YAMBIO – In another grave sign of ethnic cleansing in Eastern Equatoria State town of Pajok, government troops were accused of covering murders and preventing access to UN who for the past... FULL STORY »

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