South Sudan

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

South Sudan will need support from African countries

Another round of talks has just ended with a new truce and a power-sharing agreement between the main protagonists in the South Sudan conflict; President Salva Kiir and his former Vice President, Riek Machar. The new deal gives back Machar his old job and some cabinet positions. A peace deal that...

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 9:39am

South Sudan's rivals ink final deal on power-sharing, security

South Sudan's conflicting parties on Sunday signed a final deal in the Sudanese capital Khartoum on power-sharing and security arrangements. The deal, reached through talks brokered by the Sudanese government with a mandate by the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development in Africa, was...

Monday, August 6, 2018 - 9:39am

Aid delivery through Sudan to South Sudan extended for 6 months

Sudan and South Sudan on Wednesday agreed on extending humanitarian assistance to the needy in South Sudan through Sudanese territories, said Sudan's Humanitarian Aid Commissioner. The humanitarian assistance, which was conducted by the UN through the World Food Programme (WFP), is renewed, as...

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 9:18am

Why South Sudan’s full integration into EA community delayed

Full integration of South Sudan in the East African Community (EAC) has been delayed by the prevailing turmoil there. However, the regional body is optimistic that the on-going peace dialogue will see the war-wrecked country settle down to business. “Despite the turmoil, the huge territory...

Monday, July 30, 2018 - 9:14am

South Sudan’s peace monitors slam killing of hundreds

JUBA– South Sudan’s peace monitors on Monday condemned the killing of 232 civilians and sexual violence against women, children and elderly people as revealed in a recent report from the United Nations. Augustino Njoroge, the deputy chairman of the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation...

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 10:51pm

Rwandans in Sudan pay tribute to liberators

Rwandans living in Sudan capital Khartoum and neighboring areas were on Wednesday joined by friends of Rwanda, heads of Diplomatic Missions, International and Regional organizations accredited to the Sudan gathered to celebrate the 24th anniversary of Rwanda liberation Day, this week. The event...

Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 12:40am