Home | News    Tuesday 6 May 2014

Calm in Jonglei’s Twic East county despite hundreds displaced


May 5, 14 (JUBA) - Relative calm has returned to Jonglei Twic East county, which borders Duk county after fierce clashes recently occurred between the army and opposition forces in the area, officials said on Monday.

JPEG - 66.8 kb
Twic East county commissioner Dau Akoi, March 29, 2013 (ST)

Last month, a least seven people were killed in Twic East’s Lith payam (district) when armed youth clashed with rebels loyal to South Sudan’s former vice-president Riek Machar. 20 rebels, according to the county commissioner, died during the battle.

“Many people came to Panyagoor and other places because of fear of attacks by the rebels. But now the rebels went backs to Lou”, Dau Akoi told Sudan Tribune phone.

Hundreds of people, he said, fled their homes to Panyagoor, the county headquarters and other areas for safety.

Several non-governmental organisations operating in the county reportedly evacuated their staff to safe havens when fighting intensified on Twic East last month.

Up to 959,000 people, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in its latest update, have been displaced within South Sudan since conflict broke out with 20 per cent of those displaced in inaccessible areas.

South Sudan Crisis Response Plan said it requires up to $1.27 billion to meet the humanitarian needs of the those affected by the conflict. Already, OCHA said, some? $492 million had been received, representing 39 per cent of the amount requested.


Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.
  • 6 May 2014 11:28, by Dengda

    Thanks Mr commisioner,we are not conerning about Nuer, but Marle. What going on now polictically, is what to divide us politically, but to me, it’s seem Kirr deserved voters to just him on merites, that mean, i am ready to cast my vote as ballet box, i hope 2015 is coming soon. What pissed off is such an accussation that’s Twic East community is Rebel group.

    repondre message

  • 6 May 2014 11:30, by mathem jech amer

    You guys mobilize your youth, form your own small rebel group and attack them also.

    repondre message

  • 7 May 2014 07:13, by Mapuor

    Hahahahah the war has only affected Bor and Duk county the home of Nyarweng and Hol Dinkas.Twii has all along been home of Nyagaats.Akuot Atem was a Nyagaat who participated in the killings of recruits from Bhar El Gazal in 1983-1984.The current Nyagaats Nyandeng Chol,Majak Agot,Mabior Garang etc will be defeated and will never come up again.

    repondre message

Comment on this article


The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.

Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis

Why the order establishing 28 states should be nullified 2015-10-04 10:29:29 By James Okuk On Friday 2nd October 2015 in Juba and quoting as usual Article 101 of Transitional Constitution of South Sudan (2011), President Salva Kiir Mayardit issued “Establishment Order (...)

Who to benefit from the Somaliazation of South Sudan? 2015-10-01 19:01:51 By Steve Paterno The question above is becoming more prevalent now more than ever, with the "imposition of peace agreement", (to borrow Riek Machar's phrase), along with President Salva Kiir's (...)

Lessons of Maridi fuel tanker “tragic incident” 2015-09-26 15:10:10 By Isaac Yak R. Tutdel The Republic of South Sudan, on 17th September 2015, learned with great dismay the massive loss of lives caused by fuel tanker which overturned and unexpectedly caught (...)


Latest Press Releases

Sudan Democracy First Group Statement on The International Day for Democracy 2015-10-01 22:18:58 22 September 2015 Sudan Democracy First Group (SDFG) commemorated on 15 September 2015 the International Day for Democracy, which the United Nations (UN) marks as a day to encourage governments (...)

Ambassador Buay congratulates South Sudanese diplomats for blocking sanctions 2015-09-19 00:20:30 SOUTH SUDAN DIPLOMATS IN MOSCOW SHOULD BE CONGRATULATED FOR PERSUADING THE FEDERATION OF RUSSIA TO BLOCK SANCTIONS For Immediate Release 9/18/2015 The people of South Sudan are extremely (...)

HRW urges African Union and United Nations to protect civilians in Darfur 2015-09-10 07:10:11 Sudan: Special Force Rampages in Darfur UN, AU Should Urgently Increase Civilian Protection (New York, September 9, 2015) – A Sudanese government special force has gone on two sprees of killings (...)


Copyright © 2003-2015 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.