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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 »

Massacre Survivors Cling to Life in...

Massacre Survivors Cling to Life in Giant Swamp

 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC: NYAL, South Sudan — In a swamp where people fleeing war survive on water lilies, the world’s newest country envisions a World Heritage site. The war came to Leer on a Sunday morning in May 2015. William Dak and Margaret Nyakume spotted government troops approaching the... FULL STORY »

IO overran the strategic town of Ku...

IO overran the strategic town of Kuek in Northern Upper Nile. Government fo...

RENK – South Sudan’s armed opposition overran a major strategic town in the Northern Upper Nile State according to the government army based in the main town of Renk. The skirmish happened yesterday when the opposition group lead by a notorious General Johnson Olony  attacked... FULL STORY »

EU provides $12.9 mn for South Suda...

EU provides $12.9 mn for South Sudan aid

JUBA – The European Commission (EC) said it has provided $12.9 million to help save the lives of conflict-affected people in South Sudan. The money, which was channeled through the UN World Food Programme (WFP), is in addition to the $32 million contribution that was already confirmed for... FULL STORY »

3 Protestes Shot, 9 Others Taken To National Security Building After Protes

South Sudan’s national security services arrested dozens of peaceful school students demanding the resignation of President Salva Kiir “over misuse of leadership and... FULL STORY »

South Africa protests burn houses as white farmers accused of killing a black boy released...

SOUTH AFRICA – Some houses in South Africa were set ablaze on Monday as racial tension flared in a town of Coligny North west province after a court granted bail to two white farmers... FULL STORY »

South Sudan Humanitarian Crisis Proposal for Action

OMAHA – In a strongly proposed document bearing the signature of Dr. John Chuol Kuek, the Country Director for Relief Organization for South Sudan USA, and seen by the Upper Nile... FULL STORY »

ISIS, South Sudan Using Child Soldiers To Fight in Civil War. Will Washington and UN Help?

As the Trump administration hashes out its policy on South Sudan, some fear the country’s child soldiers are running out of time. It was just before dark, and Charles was pulling weeds... FULL STORY »

The ‘mother’ of South Sudan Calls for President Kiir to Step Down...

South Sudanese politician Rebecca Garang, widow of SPLM founder John Garang, tells Upfront on Al Jazeera: • President Kiir has caused a “manmade famine” • “All of us, as the leaders of... FULL STORY »

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