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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. A worker at the power plant of an oil processing facility in South Sudan's Unity (...)

New UNISFA acting force commander arrives in Abyei

March 22, 2017 (ABYEI) - The new United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) acting head of mission and force commander, Major General Tesfay Gidey Hailemichael of Ethiopia arrived in the disputed region of Abyei Tuesday to assume (...)

Tunisia’s PM arrives in Khartoum for bilateral talks

March 22, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - Tunisia's Prime Minister Youssef Chahed Wednesday has arrived in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum on a two-day official visit. He was received at the airport by the First Vice-President and Prime Minister Bakri Hassan (...)

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Ghandour discuss peace in Sudan with Cater Center

March 22, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour and John Goodman Conflict Resolution Program's associate director for Africa at Carter Center Wednesday discussed the (...)

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 (...)

SPLM-IO welcomes appointment of representatives in Wau state

March 22, 2017 (JUBA) – The leadership of the faction of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM-IO) allied to the first Vice President Taban Deng Gai has openly welcomed the appointment of (...)

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. (...)

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. Pope Francis recieves the flag of South Sudan (...)

New UNISFA acting force commander arrives in Abyei

March 22, 2017 (ABYEI) - The new United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) acting head of mission and force commander, Major General Tesfay Gidey Hailemichael of Ethiopia arrived (...)

Tunisia’s PM arrives in Khartoum for bilateral talks

March 22, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - Tunisia's Prime Minister Youssef Chahed Wednesday has arrived in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum on a two-day official visit. He was received at the airport by the (...)

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. A worker at the power plant of (...)

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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 (...)

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 (...)

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 (...)

U.S. diplomat visits Sudan’s Red Sea State

March 21, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - In an uncommon visit by a Western diplomat to the Red Sea State, the U.S. Chargé d'Affaires Steven Koutsis is visiting the eastern Sudan area to discuss U.S.-Sudan (...)

Motor boat attack leaves 8 dead, 9 wounded in Jonglei state

March 21, 2017 (BOR) – Eight people have been confirmed dead after a boat attack on Sunday which left nine others wounded. A boat crosses from Bor to Mingkaman on 10 November 2014 (ST) The boat (...)

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 (...)

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 (...)

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 (...)

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 (...)

Sudan, Egypt FMs to meet in April to contain “muffled crisis”

March 21, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan’s Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour and his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shukry will meet in Khartoum in the first half of April in an attempt to contain a muffled (...)

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 (...)

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JEM’s chief of staff denies defection

March 20, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - The Justice and Equality Movement (JEM)'s chief of staff, Tijani al-Dhaib, Monday denied his defection and reiterated his support to the Movement's leader Jibril (...)

Police arrests three suspects over Yambio murder

March 20, 2017 (YAMBIO) –Police arrested three suspects over the weekend in connection to the killing of a commercial boda-boda rider who was kidnapped and killed in Gbudue state capital, Yambio (...)

Wau state health minister pledges to improve health services

March 20, 2017 (WAU) – The minister of health of Wau, one of South Sudan’s new states, Bona Guandensio Wol has vowed to prioritise health service delivery in the state. Wau state minister of Health (...)

South Sudan and Equatorial Guinea partner on oil and gas

March 21, 2017 (JUBA) – South Sudan and Equatorial Guinea announced an historic partnership today in Juba, setting out the terms for a strong bilateral relationship between the African oil and gas (...)

South Sudan says armed opposition kidnapped four oil workers

March 20, 2017 (JUBA) – The South Sudanese government Monday has accused the SPLM-in-Opposition rebels of kidnapping four oil workers in the Upper Nile. A worker walks through an oil production (...)

NUP to mediate to contain differences within SPLM-N: al-Mahdi

March 20, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - The leader of the opposition National Umma Party (NUP) al-Sadiq al-Mahdi said his party would exert every possible effort to contain the differences within the Sudan (...)

Great S. Sudan run to promote peace launched in Ethiopia

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle March 20, 2017 (ADDIS ABABA) – The Great Ethiopian Run association in collaboration with an Ethiopian investor said it organizing the first ever Great South Sudan Run, which (...)

Plane crash in S. Sudan town leaves scores injured

March 20, 2017 (JUBA) - An Antonov AN-26 commercial aircraft on Monday crashed in South Sudan’s Wau town, primarily reports indicate there are no human causalities only several people injured. (...)

South Sudan grenade explosion killed two soldiers

March 20, 2017 (JUBA) – At least two soldiers have died, leaving three others with injuries when a handheld grenade exploded in Lemon-Gaba, a suburb in the capital, Juba. Cons Wani, an employee of (...)

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Speaker says his visit to Washington raised awareness about Sudan positive developments

March 19, 2017(KHARTOUM) - The speaker of the Sudanese parliament has disclosed that a U.S. Congressional delegation would visit Sudan this year saying his visit to Washington contributed to (...)

Over 300,000 S. Sudanese refugees in Sudan: UNHCR

March 19, 2016 (KHARTOUM) - The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) says 332,000 South Sudanese refugees are currently living in Sudan. South Sudanese refugees perform a traditional dance as (...)




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