South Sudan

Over 200,000 displaced by floods in South Sudan

South Sudan is appealing for help to provide relief to more than 200,000 people displaced by floods along the Nile River. A heavy downpour in most parts of the country, but majorly along the Nile, has seen thousands of families lose homes and livelihoods, adding to a situation that had been...

Tuesday, August 11, 2020 - 9:16am

COVID-19: South Sudan Vice President, wife test positive

Riek Machar, the Vice President of South Sudan tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday, his office announced in a statement. In a public statement, the statement said Machar's wife Angelina Tang, who also serves as the country’s defense minister, also tested positive for the virus....

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 9:57am

South Sudan: Military involvement to boost food security

JUBA, May 15 (Xinhua) -- South Sudan's President Salva Kiir on Friday pledged to involve the military to revamp the agriculture sector and eradicate food and nutrition crisis in the country. "We must end for once the annual threat of famine and hunger in South Sudan and give the World...

Saturday, May 16, 2020 - 1:30pm

South Sudan president urges refugees to return home

JUBA, Feb. 26 (Xinhua) -- South Sudan President Salva Kiir on Wednesday called on refugees in neighboring countries and those displaced inside the world's youngest state to return home. The government will do its utmost to ensure the returnees are supported to resettle in their homes areas,...

Friday, February 28, 2020 - 8:36am

AU welcomes South Sudan's peace deal

ADDIS ABABA, Feb. 23 (Xinhua) -- The Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, has congratulated the people and government of South Sudan on the successful formation of the Revitalized Transitional Government of National Unity (R-TGoNU) on Saturday. The South Sudan...

Monday, February 24, 2020 - 8:59am

Rwanda rotates police peacekeepers in South Sudan

Rwanda National Police (RNP), on Monday, rotated its Formed Police Unit (FPU) contingent of 240 officers serving under the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). The newly deployed Rwanda FPU1-V hybrid, commanded by Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Fabien Musinguzi, replaced Rwanda...

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 12:24am

Chinese doctors offer training to South Sudanese students on traditional medicine

The seventh batch of the China medical team in South Sudan organized a lecture about traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) for medical students at the Upper Nile University. About 100 students of medicine and nursing turned up for the day-long lecture given by TCM expert Tang Youbin on Friday....

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - 7:46am

South Sudan: Opposition seeks delay in transitional gov't formation

South Sudan's main opposition group Sudan People's Liberation Movement/Army-In Opposition (SPLM-IO) on Friday sought delay in the formation of a transitional government in May. Puok Both Baluang, SPLM-IO's deputy director of information and public relations said the rush to form the...

Monday, April 22, 2019 - 8:12am

South Sudan renews call for holdout groups to join peace process

South Sudan on Wednesday called on holdout opposition groups to join a fragile peace deal as the East African country races against time to form a new government next month. Cabinet minister Martin Elia Lomuro said the government is ready to engage the armed groups who declined to sign the...

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 8:20am

China donates anti-malaria drugs to South Sudan

The Chinese Embassy in South Sudan has donated anti-malarial drugs worth over five million yuan (744,000 U.S dollars) to strengthen the country's ability to respond to tropical disease. He Xiangdong, Chinese Ambassador to South Sudan said the drugs will strengthen South Sudan's capacity to...

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 1:53pm

South Sudan: Opposition rejects a merger with ruling party

South Sudan's main opposition group, the Sudan People's Liberation Movement-In Opposition (SPLM-IO or SPLM/A-IO), has rejected a merger with the ruling Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM), headed by President Silva Kiir, despite having been signatory to a 2015 reunification...

Monday, February 25, 2019 - 2:01pm

UNMISS chief Gen. Frank Kamanzi visits Rwandan peacekeepers in Juba

The Force Commander of the UN Peacekeeping Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), Lt. Gen. Frank Mushyo Kamanzi, on Wednesday visited Rwandan peacekeepers in the capital Juba, where they have been serving for the last one year. Kamanzi, who is also a member of Rwanda Defence Force (RDF), visited...

Friday, February 22, 2019 - 8:16am

South Sudan vows to end use of children in armed conflict

South Sudan vowed on Tuesday to end recruitment of and use of children in armed conflict as the country makes effort to end more than five years of conflict. Kuol Manyang Juuk, minister of defense and veterans affairs, said the department of child protection in the army has been actively engaging...

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 2:11pm

South Sudan hopes peace will boost foreign trade

A recently signed peace deal provides opportunities for war-torn South Sudan to attract more trading partners and boost its presence in the global trade arena, a senior official government official said on Monday. Stephen Doctor Matatia, director general of External Trade in the Ministry of Trade...

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 8:59pm

Gasana visits Rwandan Police peacekeepers in South Sudan

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Emmanuel K. Gasana, on Saturday visited and addressed over 350 Rwandan Police peacekeepers in Juba, serving under the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). The officers include those under Formed Police Units (FPUs) and Individual Police Officers (IPOs), who...

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 3:31pm

South Sudan opposition says initials peace deal with government

The opposition of South Sudan said that it initiated an agreement with the government to settle the conflict in the country. "After meetings with [President of Sudan Omar] al-Bashir and the mediation, we have decided to initiate the draft of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the...

Friday, August 31, 2018 - 10:00am

Sudan announces resumption of South Sudan oil pumping

Sudan on Sunday announced resumption of South Sudan's oil pumping for the first time since the eruption of the civil war in December 2013. "South Sudan's oil pumping began on Saturday for the first time since its stoppage in 2013," Sudan's Oil and Gas Minister Azhari Abdul-...

Monday, August 27, 2018 - 10:29am

South Sudan to sign final peace deal next week

South Sudan's conflicting parties have reached consensus on a final peace deal draft expected to be signed with initial letters in Khartoum on Aug. 27, South Sudan's Information Minister said Wednesday. "We are expected to sign with initial letters on a comprehensive peace agreement...

Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 10:17am

At least 23 killed in renewed tribal clashes in South Sudan

At least 23 people have been killed and 52 others injured during fresh tribal violence in the western South Sudanese town of Tonj over the weekend, a local government official said on Monday. The violence started on Friday after four local pastoralists from the rival Dinka tribe were killed during...

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 2:47pm

South Sudan alarmed by raising elephant poaching

Wildlife officials in South Sudan have expressed concerns over the rising cases of elephant poaching in the country's game parks. Thomas Sebit, deputy spokesman for the Ministry of Wildlife Conservation and Tourism, told Xinhua on Wednesday that over 20 elephants are estimated to have been...

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 10:14am

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