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Western envoys condemn killing of six aid workers in South Sudan
The diplomats called on Juba to investigate the incident and bring to book the perpetrators
[East Africa News Post] 29/03/2017

Seychelles gets first ambassador from South Sudan
Seychelles has started a new chapter in its relations with South Sudan with the accreditation of the country's first ambassador to the island nation. Philip Jada Natana is the first South Sudan ambassador to Seychelles. He presented his letter of accreditation to Seychelles’ President Danny (...)
[Seychelles News Agency] 29/03/2017

South Sudan: Govt to Review Steep Hike of Work Permit Fees
[East African] South Sudan will review the revised work permit fee for foreigners.
[AllAfrica] 29/03/2017

UN report: Hundreds of children recruited by rebels, Sudan army
A new report by the UN Secretary-General details the deep impact of armed conflict on children in Sudan. It is the first report on children and armed conflict in the country published since the secession of South Sudan, and since the start of hostilities in South Kordofan and Blue Nile (...)
[Dabanga] 28/03/2017

South Sudan to review order on work permit fees
The government has formed a committee to re-analyse the increment
[East Africa News Post] 28/03/2017

UN: UNICEF needs US$225m to save children in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, Yemen
New York, US (PANA) - Millions of children are on the brink of starvation in the worst humanitarian crisis in decades, the UN Chidlren's Fund (UNICEF) warned on Tuesday, urgently calling for nearly US$255 million to respond to immediate needs in northeast Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and (...)
[Panapress] 28/03/2017

Kenya: Involve victims to prevent conflicts, Great Lakes Region told
Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - As Burundi and South Sudan teeter on the verge of renewed conflict, with warnings of possible genocides, governments in the region should involve victims in preventing conflicts, according to a report released Tuesday. (...)
[Panapress] 28/03/2017

Sudan: UN Chief says the goings on in South Sudan is "enormous tragedy"
Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, on Tuesday described the situation in South Sudan as "an enormous tragedy". Society
[Panapress] 28/03/2017

Sudan: Humanitarian Coordinator demands attackers of aid workers be held accountable
Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - South Sudan's humanitarian coordinator has demanded that perpetrators of the attack that claimed the lives of several Southern Sudanese should be brought to justice and be held to account. Society
[Panapress] 28/03/2017

Kenya: Rights body decries arbitrary detention in South Sudan
Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - South Sudanese authorities must release all people detained without charge by the security agencies, including 28 men currently held at the headquarters of the national intelligence agency in the capital, Juba, Amnesty International demanded on Tuesday. (...)
[Panapress] 28/03/2017

South Sudan attack ‘could hinder aid deliveries’
South Sudan attack ‘could hinder aid deliveries’
Aid agencies say the “shocking” killing of six aid workers in South Sudan on Saturday is causing them to re-assess how and when they can deliver supplies. The victims were ambushed by unknown attackers when travelling between Juba and the town of Pibor to the northwest. Oxfam said the attack (...)
[Citi97.3fm] 27/03/2017

UN opens new relief corridor to South Sudan
A deal with Khartoum will allow the flow of aid to Unity State
[East Africa News Post] 27/03/2017

South Sudan: National Dialogues - Can the AU Make a Difference?
[ISS] President Salva Kiir's announcement of forthcoming national dialogues in South Sudan has been controversial.
[AllAfrica] 27/03/2017

South Sudan: UN - Six Aid Workers Killed in an Ambush
[Al Jazeera] Six aid workers have been killed in an ambush in famine-hit South Sudan, the United Nations said on Sunday, without specifying what organisation they worked for.
[AllAfrica] 27/03/2017

South Sudan: Govt Rebuffs UN Push for Gay-Marriage
[East African] South Sudan has turned down the UN request to adopt a recommendation legalising same-sex marriage.
[AllAfrica] 26/03/2017

Six aid workers killed in South Sudan ambush
UN outraged by the heinous murder
[East Africa News Post] 26/03/2017

South Sudan rebuffs UN push for gay-marriage
Juba rejects recommendation legalising same-sex unions
[East Africa News Post] 26/03/2017

South Sudan: Salva Kiir Is Ignoring Famine - UN Chief
[Al Jazeera] UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has accused South Sudan's government of ignoring the plight of 100,000 people suffering from famine , 7.5 million in need of humanitarian aid and thousands more fleeing fighting (...)
[AllAfrica] 25/03/2017

Uganda: UN Appeals for Assistance As Refugees Overwhelm Uganda
[Observer] The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) is appealing for financial assistance and support as thousands of South Sudanese refugees continue to pour into Uganda.
[AllAfrica] 25/03/2017

U.S. Warns South Sudan Govt Against ‘Deliberate Starvation Tactics’
BY MICHELLE NICHOLS | REUTERS The United States warned South Sudan’s government on Thursday that preventing humanitarian aid workers from reaching parts of the war-torn state that are suffering famine could “amount to deliberate starvation tactics.” A civil war erupted in 2013 when President (...)
[TesfaNews] 24/03/2017

Uganda: UNHCR calls for urgent support for S. Sudan refugees
March 23, 2017 (ADJUMANI) – The United Nations refugee assistance efforts in Uganda are seriously overstretched as thousands of refugees from South Sudan, desperate for safety and assistance, pour into the country that is already hosting more than 800,000 people, a top official warned. “We are (...)
[Sudan Tribune] 24/03/2017

South Sudan army denies death of chief of general staff
March 23, 2017 (JUBA)- The command of the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA), the official army of South Sudan, has dismissed rumours on social media claiming that the chief of General staff, Paul Malong Awan has died.. “This is just fake propaganda by the anti-peace elements. It is not (...)
[Sudan Tribune] 24/03/2017

U.N chief says South Sudan government ignoring famine
March 23, 2017 (JUBA) – The United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres has accused South Sudan government of showing less concerns about the estimated 100,000 people suffering from famine. 7.5 million people, aid agencies say, are in need of humanitarian assistance and thousands flee (...)
[Sudan Tribune] 24/03/2017

Rwanda to Deploy Sixth Peacekeeping Police Contingent
Rwanda National Police (RNP) is set to increase its participation in United Nations peacekeeping missions when they deploy the sixth Formed Police Unit (FPU) to serve under the UN Mission in South Sudan early next month. According to Assistant Commissioner (...)
[Rwanda Eye] 24/03/2017

Sudan FM calls on Juba to implement agreement reached with FVP Gai
March 23, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour has urged the South Sudanese government to implement what has been agreed with First Vice President Taban Deng Gai last year. Ghandour made his call during a meeting with the South Sudanese Ambassador to Khartoum Mayan Dut (...)
[Sudan Tribune] 24/03/2017

U.N. peacekeeping chief urges political solution to S. Sudan crisis
March 23, 2017 (JUBA) – The United Nations peacekeeping chief, Herve Ladsous has described the security situation in South Sudan as “very worrisome,” and called for a political solution to the hostilities. “You cannot hope that a solution will come by the use of weapons, the solution has to be (...)
[Sudan Tribune] 24/03/2017

S. Sudan President appeals for global support to national dialogue
March 23, 2017 (JUBA) – In a meeting with the German Special Envoy to Sudan and South Sudan Rolf Welberts on Thursday, the South Sudanese President, Salva Kiir appealed for global support for South Sudan's national dialogue. President Kiir met with Ambassador Rolf Welberts at the presidential (...)
[Sudan Tribune] 24/03/2017

US warns South Sudan over “deliberate starvation tactics”
New York/Juba, March 23, 2017 (SSNA) — The United States has warned South Sudanese government over what it described as “deliberate starvation tactics,” saying Juba is deliberately preventing humanitarian organizations to reach famine-hit areas. Deputy US Ambassador to the United Nations Michele (...)
[South Sudan News Agency] 24/03/2017

Famine Crisis: Massive funding shortfall threatens UN relief for drought-hit countries
The United Nations needs $4.4-billion by the end of March to avert “catastrophe” in parts of Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen. So far, it has raised just 2% of that. By SIMON ALLISON.
[Daily Maverick] 23/03/2017

South Sudan tops list of world’s suffering nations
Juba, March 23, 2017 (SSNA) — In a survey released Thursday, the Republic South Sudan has been ranked as the top country in term of suffering. The finding adds yet another negative imprint on the violence-ravaged young nation. In its 2017 World Happiness report, the US-based Gallup, Inc, places (...)
[South Sudan News Agency] 23/03/2017

UN agency, Ugandan government call for urgent support amid influx of South Sudanese refugees
South Sudanese refugees wait to be registered at the Imvepi Reception Centre, Arua District, Northern Region, Uganda. Photo: UNHCR/David Azia 23 March 2017 - United Nations refugee assistance efforts in Uganda are seriously overstretched as thousands of refugees from South Sudan, desperate for (...)
[Topix Arua Uganda] 23/03/2017

War at the Root of Hunger
By Pascal Cuttat The recent statement by the United Nations on the humanitarian crises affecting Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and Nigeria is significant and timely. Substantial resources need to be allocated immediately in order to avert a further spiraling (...)
[Rwanda Eye] 23/03/2017

Rwanda: Govt Ready to Send Extra Troops to South Sudan
[New Times] Rwanda is prepared to send more peacekeepers to be part of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), the acting Defence and Military Spokesperson, Lt Col René Ngendahimana, has confirmed.
[AllAfrica] 23/03/2017

Rise in costs of national IDs and passports spark public outcry
March 22, 2017 (BOR) -The sudden increase in the fees related to visas, national identification cards, passports and work permits have attracted outcry from both foreigners and nationals in South Sudan's Jonglei state. The criticism followed announcements by the passport, nationality and (...)
[Sudan Tribune] 23/03/2017

S. Sudan reviewing raised work permits for foreign nationals
March 22, 2017 (JUBA) – South Sudan has formed a technical committee that will review the rise in tax collection and fees, stating that charges and other fees should conform to regional rates. Michael Makui Lueth, the Minister of Information and the government spokesman said a committee had (...)
[Sudan Tribune] 23/03/2017

Pope Francis to visit South Sudan in October: report
March 22, 2017 (JUBA) - Pope Francis, the head of the Roman Catholic church, will visit South Sudan in October if the security situation improves. "We have been informed (by a Vatican official) that he [Pope Francis] will come in October, but we don't know the exact date yet," Yei (...)
[Sudan Tribune] 23/03/2017

S. Sudan threatens to terminate oil exploration contracts
March 22, 2017 (JUBA) – South Sudan has threatened to terminate contacts awarded to oil exploration companies should they fail to start surveys by the end of April. Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth, the Petroleum Minister, said companies have until the end of April to either implement the exploration (...)
[Sudan Tribune] 23/03/2017

Gambella: Former president says indifference by regime encourages cross border raid
ESAT News (March 22, 2017) The former president of the Gambella region says cross border raid by the Murle of South Sudan has continued unabated due to indifference by the Ethiopian regime that repeatedly fails to protect its citizens from foreign attacks. In an exclusive interview with ESAT, (...)
[Ethiomedia] 23/03/2017

Kenya: ICRC raises red flag on hunger crisis in Somalia, South Sudan, Nigeria, others
Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The ICRC has appealed for financial assistance to the tune of US$ 400 million to help those most affected by the humanitarian crises in Somalia, South Sudan, north-east Nigeria and Yemen, the global humanitarian body said Wednesday in a news dispatch from Geneva, (...)
[Panapress] 22/03/2017

South Sudan regional force to be deployed within weeks: UN
March 21, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudan additional Regional Protection Force (RPF) will be deployed in the next few weeks, said the outgoing head of U.N. peacekeeping operations Hervé Ladsous on Tuesday. Ladsous conducted a two-day visit to Juba where he discussed with the President Salva Kiir and (...)
[Sudan Tribune] 22/03/2017

South Sudan rebels kidnap Pakistani engineer
March 21, 2017 (PAGAK) - Another foreign oil worker have been captured by South Sudanese rebels in northern Upper Nile state, nearly a month after earlier warnings and threats against both local and international oil explorers in the war-torn nation. The captive is a Pakistani national who was (...)
[Sudan Tribune] 22/03/2017

UN applauds peacekeepers for S. Sudan plane crash response
March 21, 2016 (JUBA) - The head of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), David Shearer has applauded peacekeepers from Bangladesh, Nepal and China who were involved in the rescue effort when a plane crashed in Wau Monday. Shearer said the response, backed by local volunteers, (...)
[Sudan Tribune] 22/03/2017

South Sudan: UN peacekeeping chief urges political solution for South Sudanese crisis
Juba, South Sudan (PANA) - The security situation in South Sudan is “very worrisome,” the head of United Nations peacekeeping operations said on Tuesday. Society
[Panapress] 22/03/2017

Statement by South Sudanese Communist Party on the National Dialoguel
The Communist Party of South Sudan On the Initiative of the National Dialogue The initiative taken by the President of the Republic of South Sudan declaring a need for a national dialogue is an official recognition that the crisis is aggravating all over South Sudan. This is an admission that, (...)
[Sudan Tribune] 22/03/2017

Over 30,000 people need urgent humanitarian assistance in Equatoria's Ezo
March 21, 2017 (YAMBIO) – Over 30 000 individuals in Ezo County, a district of South Sudan's newly created Tombura State are in dire humanitarian need after returning from the bushes and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The individuals found that their properties had been looted and (...)
[Sudan Tribune] 22/03/2017

South Sudan new cabinet minister assumes duties after appointment.
March 21, 2017 (JUBA) - The newly appointed South Sudanese cabinet members have taken up their duties in the various institutions to which they have been recently assigned to. David Yauyau, the former Deputy Defence Minister told reporters on Tuesday that he started work immediately after (...)
[Sudan Tribune] 22/03/2017

Norway FM says S. Sudan crisis “man-made”, urges action
March 21, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudan's leaders have inflicted a massive humanitarian crisis on the population threatened by a famine and the war must end, the Norway's foreign minister, said on Tuesday. Borge Brende, in interview with Press TV, said South Sudan is "one of the world's (...)
[Sudan Tribune] 22/03/2017

Sudan vows to pay off “every single penny” of China's debt
March 21, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese government has pledged to settle the entire Chinese debt saying Beijing's investments continued to flow into the country despite the negative impact of South Sudan's secession. According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Sudan's external debt (...)
[Sudan Tribune] 22/03/2017

South Sudan investigating cause of plane crash
March 21, 2017 (JUBA) - Relevant authorities in South Sudan are probing the cause of a plane crash, which injured scores of people. Officials said on Tuesday that they were making efforts to pinpoint the cause of the incident in which reports suggests that engine trouble and bad weather could (...)
[Sudan Tribune] 22/03/2017

New Report Identifies Causes of South Sudan’s Famine and Potential Genocide
Washington, DC, March 21, 2017 (SSNA) — In a new report published today, John Prendergast, Founding Director of the Enough Project, offers an historical review of corruption and profiteering in South Sudan, detailing how a legacy of violent kleptocratic leadership has led the world’s newest (...)
[South Sudan News Agency] 22/03/2017 all news from Africa. Africa news & newspapers online
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