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The UN Deputy Special Representativ...

The UN Deputy Special Representative Applauds the Appointment of H.E. Husse...

JUBA – Although the Transitional Government of National Unity has been approached with disbelieve, the congratulatory message from one of the special envoys in the Country extended to The Upper Nile Times cleared some clouds hanging in the air as to whether it is time to congratulate South... FULL STORY »

Ethiopian army launching huge milit...

Ethiopian army launching huge military offensive inside South Sudan. Surrou...

GAMBELLA – A huge and heavily armed Ethiopian troops backed up by elite Gambella police units have forcefully entered deep into South Sudan in a mission to rescue about 120 kids abducted last week by a group of armed Murle men. The operation bears the authorisation from the federal government... FULL STORY »

Gaajaak Massacre – The Death ...

Gaajaak Massacre – The Death Toll From Raid Rises to 208; 108 Childre...

GAMBELA – The death toll from a raid carried out by South Sudanese gunmen in western Ethiopia has risen to 208 people and the assailants kidnapped 108 children, an Ethiopian official said on Sunday. The attack took place on Friday in the Horn of Africa nation’s Gambela region which,... FULL STORY »

16 arrested SPLMIO media team still...

16 arrested SPLMIO media team still in detention and in squalid condition d...

JUBA – The 16 recently arrested media team of the splm in opposition have not been released as the National security services announced and still in squalid and unhumanly condition 24 hours after their arrest. The men named as: 1-Lam John Kwai 2- Sirir Gabriel Yai 3- William Peter Oyath 4- Choul... FULL STORY »

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IGAD peace summit stalled over Salva Kiir and Dr Riek Machar’s re...

ADDIS ABABA – The weeklong awaited summit of the IGAD states and government that concluded today (Monday) didn’t deliver as expected, as both warring parties of the South Sudanese conflict... FULL STORY »

Kiir arrives in Addis Ababa for peace talks

ADDIS ABABA – The president of South Sudan, Salva kiir Mayardiit has this afternoon arrived in Addis for another face to face talks with the... FULL STORY »

Rebels and IGAD mediators trade blames over collapse of...

ADDIS ABABA – South Sudan rebels also known as the SPLM in Opposition and IGAD mediation team in Addis Ababa are at loggerheads over who to blame for... FULL STORY »

IGAD is confident of a new and inclusive South Sudan go...

ADDIS ABAB – IGAD secretariats and members of mediators team in Addis Ababa have a renewed confidence about the formation of an interim government in... FULL STORY »

IGAD Welcomes Peace & Reconciliation Platform

JUBA – The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) has welcomed the formation and launch of the National Platform for Peace and Reconciliation... FULL STORY »

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President Kiir releases 7 political prisoners to Kenya

NAIROBI – South Sudan President Salva Kiir Mayardiit has today released the 7 political detainees he and his government promised to release to the custody of Kenyan government after more than... FULL STORY »

Kenya, South Sudan step up campaign to build Eldor...

NAIROBI, #kenya – Addressing the reporters at his office after meeting Kenya Ministry of Roads and Bridges Franklin Bett said, “the two... FULL STORY »

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“I feel like a president…I have never been received like this anywhere in Sout...

MALAKAL – Chairman of Joint Monintoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) President Festus Mogae has applauded the reception he was accorded with by residents and IDPs of Malakal town... FULL STORY »

The Fire Within: Written by Nyabuoy Gatbel

CALGARY – Born in refugee camp and grew up till the age of 8, Nyabuay Gatbel Puoch was one of a privileged young lady who has shown light into to the outside world.  Her poetry book... FULL STORY »

President Bashir in Gambella for Annual Ethiopian Nationalities Celebration

GAMBELLA – Sudanese strongman, Field Marshall Omar Hassan Al -Bashir arrived in Gambella, Ethiopia this morning to attend an annual Ethiopian event used to celebrate the beauty and... FULL STORY »

UN: 16,000 Children in South Sudan Forced into Fighting This Year

GENEVA: Up to 16,000 children have been forced to join the fighting in South Sudan since the start of this year, the United Nations children’s agency (UNICEF) said Friday. Despite an... FULL STORY »

Economic Distress in South Sudan to Hurt Kenyan Banks, IMF

NAIROBI – Lower growth rates across East Africa and turmoil in South Sudan will have an adverse impact on the performance of Kenyan banks, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned. The... FULL STORY »

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