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A mobile phone vendor from Cameroon prepares for a day of business in Juba, South Sudan (AP Photo)
March 1, 2019 (JUBA) - South Sudan’s telecoms agency decided to increase call tariffs by 40 per cent due to face inflation and the falling exchange rate of South Sudanese pound.

There are only two cell companies in South Sudan, Kuwaiti Zain and South African MTN. Both say they are facing difficulties but project to overcome the current losses in the future.

South Sudan’s telecoms regulator, the National Communication Authority (NCA) said in a statement released on Friday that it decided to raise the cost of calls to safeguard the availability of services.

"The (NCA) "would like to inform the general public that due to the depreciation of the South Sudanese pound (SSP) to U.S. dollar the mobile network operators requested a review of the current tariffs exchange of 70 SSP (0.5 U.S dollars) to 170 SSP (1.08 dollars)," said NCA chief Ladu Wani Kenyi in a statement released in Juba.

The revenues the operators "currently generate cannot cover the cost of their operations and maintenance of networks," stressed Kenyi.

The new tariffs will come into effect on March 7.

Last year, the South Sudanese authorities shut down Vivacell saying that it had failed to pay over $60 million in taxes since its establishment.

MTN and Zain plan to expand their operations and to propose new services after facing huge economic and security challenges during the five years of civil war.

The shutdown of market leader Vivacell in March 2018 led to an unexpected surge in demand, beyond their network capacity.

(ST)

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  • 2 March 10:42, by Eastern

    What is the use of a mobile phone to a cattle camp "graduate" who has recently come to Juba, Wau, Rumbek, etc...?! Make phone call rates PROHIBITIVE to South Sudanese and Eastern will be the only guy using the FREE UN facilities...!

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    • 2 March 11:21, by South South

      Eastern,

      The mobile phone companies in South Sudan should expand their services right now to reach last village in South Sudan as peace is everywhere in our country, that’s the important part of it to me. Soon, we will try to digitalize our education for young people to catch up with the world. By the way, are NAS and PDM still refusing to meet with IGAD or they met them already ? (Iam laughing).

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      • 2 March 12:45, by Eastern

        South South,

        NAS and PDM have met IGAD and agreed to come to Juba to celeberate peace as the DONKEYS of Yirol are doing...! Hail Kiir, "president" for life!

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        • 2 March 12:50, by South South

          Eastern,

          You just helped my case to move. Are NAS and PDM two different rebels from one state in South Sudan called Equatoria? Isn’t it funny to have these small rebels who cannot unite two very tiny groups of rebels to talk about South Sudan? Those "AWORO" as our Azande tribe call them are nothing but jokes.

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          • 2 March 13:07, by jubaone

            Just wondering when aryan jienges stood by Azandes? This is a desperate jienge attempt to divide Equatorians. But it was Joseph James Tambura, Samuel Abu John, Samuel Renzi and other Azande Equatorian architects who spearheded KOKORA. So be cool! our jienge.

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            • 2 March 13:17, by South South

              I don’t talk to monkey, only real people can talk to me, case is closed.

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              • 2 March 16:55, by jubaone

                🙊 uh..🙉...uh..🙉..that is monkey 🐵 word for jienge. Just trying to speak to the real "naked man". I hope that closes the difference. Oh I forgot, you could be as strong as a donkey. I am just quoting your learned fellow jienge and Dr. 😁.

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          • 2 March 13:16, by jubaone

            Eastern
            Our little jienge is getting closer to the Azandes cuz Nunu Kumba a half-jienge (mother is Azande mother and jienge father) is telling them that the Bari People are a threat. Wow. Its an open secret in Juba that the Kiirminal and Nunu have a liaison. This "bed-politics" is the reason backdoor attempts to coerce Bakasoro are high! Watch that.

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          • 2 March 13:19, by Eastern

            South South,

            Check out what Abdel Bagi Ayii, Paul Malong and other groups in Northern Bahr el Ghazal are floundering with. The collaboration or luck of it between NAS and PDM is entirely not a jenge affairs. Get concern why SPLA-IO chickened out of Kiir’s national dialogue conference in Wau. Don’t be bothered by the TINY NAS and PDM..!

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            • 2 March 14:42, by South South

              Eastern,

              Peace for South Sudan.

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    • 2 March 12:21, by jubaone

      Eastern
      I think NAS is the problem. If only they joined R-ARCSS then everything in SS would be fine. Minister of Roads and Transport wouldn’t lie and give the kiirminal false reports, children in Unity State wouldn’t learn under trees, jienges would have no reasons to run 🏃 away to Sudan, Uganda or Kenya. They would travel freely in SS like vagabonds. Oh NAS!

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      • 2 March 13:25, by Eastern

        jubaone,

        NAS and PDM have agreed with IGAD to lay down their damn guns and come to Juba to participate in peace implementation. Dr. Majak is right when observed that Yirol folks are strong like donkeys when they recieved Kiir with dances, the same man who sent thousands of Yirol youths to their early deaths. I blame NAS & PDM for acting the donkey!

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      • 3 March 18:15, by Chiir

        Jubaone,
        NAS as the name implies means "Nothing At all Significant". Eti National Salvation Front. What nation is it salvaging? And why now, and not before when mothers and girls were raped at Lubas Mafi, Atala bara, Rujal mafi, etc? Just complete the damn abbreviations and let’s see what it turns out to be." National Salvation Front (NASF)". Now, Jubaone I replace "front" with fucking.

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    • 4 March 07:48, by Midit Mitot

      Shit!! economic is not booming I hope, economic crisis is at every institution in South Sudan.

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  • 2 March 13:34, by Eastern

    The VILLAGE EXCITEMENT being showcased in Bahr el Ghazal that "peace has come" and "all will be well soon" is a very bad joke. If anything, the economy won’t recover with the same guys that drove it aground still posturing as leaders in South Sudan. NADAFA is the what South Sudan requires.

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  • 2 March 14:27, by omoni

    Hi guys, let’s embrace the peace

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    • 2 March 14:41, by Eastern

      omoni,

      You are free like the strong donkeys of Yirol to do anything with your life...!

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      • 2 March 14:44, by South South

        Eastern,

        Why insulting omoni, peace for all.

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        • 2 March 14:54, by Eastern

          South South,

          I am just using the words of Dr. Majak de’Agoot Atem when he decribed the people of Yirol as very resilient as donkeys when they welcomed Kiir with various dance strokes. So with the peace ushered in South Sudan by the Khartoum jokes, every South Sudan is free to do anything they deem fit - just like donkeys have chosen to donate their labour to humanity..!

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          • 2 March 15:02, by South South

            Eastern,

            Leave Majak de’Agout alone. He has many holes in his life. We can put them out to public and believe me, you will not believe yourself if you know them. Peace is the best for all of us in South Sudan.

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            • 2 March 19:59, by Eastern

              South South,

              Okay, I will push Dr. Majak de’Agoot aside.People of Bar el Ghazal made some rediculous proposals/demands during Kiir’s national dialogue conference....
              1. Land MUST belong to the government.
              2. More states have to be added to current 32 tribal enclaves
              3. Kiir MUST rule for LIFE!
              You are joking about peace big time!

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              • 2 March 20:33, by South South

                Eastern,
                1- Land MUST belong to the government, yes, everywhere in the world, government owns land except no land grabbing. Own a land by two ways, 1- rental. 2- Buy
                2- We need to sit down and see if there is a need to add more states.
                3- Kiir MUST rule until there is a good election, if people vote him out, then he must go.

                I am very clear and I want the best for South Sudan

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                • 2 March 20:53, by jubaone

                  Eastern
                  Guess what? Our strong donkeys from Yirol or the BGs want the govt to own the lands. But our people were there b4 any SS was established. Cuz this is a jienge republic, that would give them a leeway for grabbing as they have done in Rumbek against the Jur Bel, in Marial Bai against the Jur Chol and now in Nimule or Juba. I’ve visited jiengelands and now them well. Take the city to Ramciel

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                • 2 March 20:54, by Eastern

                  South South,

                  Do you know see why these will remain contentious issues which will keep peace at the peripheries? If the sitting regime wants to sneak into the laws of South Sudan demands/aspirations of its support base, then watch the armageddon that would unfold. Kiir in power till a GOOD election comes to pass is certainly a tasteless and deadly idea for you to toy with..!

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      • 2 March 15:01, by omoni

        Eastern
        Haha
        U forgotten about me bro
        Am back
        Thanks God

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  • 2 March 14:28, by omoni

    But We as Equatoria must be careful,

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  • 2 March 16:03, by Gbu Na Baranya A Renya Lugor

    #Eastern, I like the way u handle this Baboon aka Thauth Thauth(South South) we don’t give a fact to their shithole government.

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    • 3 March 06:13, by Kush Natives

      I always laugh at those monkeys who always preach an Equatorian exit on the keyboard and mouse! If they always assumed that the struggle is as easy catching an innocent 🐀 that hiding in the hole. How it took for kokora to disappear? By the way, let’s all go together for peace. South Sudan must achieve peace first and foremost!

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      • 3 March 06:17, by Kush Natives

        We must all stop listening to those 🐀 and 🐵 eaters, they will never have peace with 🐀 and 🐵! Eastern and Jubaone, stop abusing our natural resources!

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        • 3 March 12:15, by Eastern

          Kush Natives aka Kus Dinka,

          Eastern and jubaone WILL remain your headache for years because these two are ABOVE your PETTY THINING...!

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        • 3 March 14:00, by jubaone

          Bush Native Nigga
          Uh..🙊..uh🙊..uh🙊 tailless jienge 🐵. You have had peace since 2005 and can’t get your junk jiengestans on track. The kiirminal is devastated by the degree of hopelessness in Bahr el Ghasal cuz every jienge is just waiting for help. These lazy miscreants can’t move an inch. Just like monkeys who only know how to eat mangos but can’t make any juice out of them. MTN

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  • 3 March 15:23, by Eastern

    jubaone,

    Now that this SEMITE, Dr. Wais of IGAD wants to behave the judge and the executioner, let’s do the needful for IGAD to feel that there’s another ANGLE to their lobsided thinking. South Sudan is AN ENTIRELY African problem any NOSEY SEMITIC interfernce is a NO, NO...!
    https://eyeradio.org/igad-warns-nas-leader-delay-to-rejoin-peace-process/

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    • 3 March 15:44, by jubaone

      Eastern
      IGAD is a drought fighting institution and can’t tell NAS what to do. They can lick 👅 our a****. NAS/PDM/SSNMC would be stupid to even listen to IGAD’s bullshit after the Bishops, Troika, USA have already issued a terrible verdict. Our people are strong enough and IGAD will talk to NAS as they finally did with Riek. Don’t worry.

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      • 3 March 15:49, by Eastern

        jubaone,

        True. If the renown killer Al Bashir has been humbled by those opposed to him in the face of IGAD, who’s this BARELY known Kiir...?! Instead of looking at the reasons put out by NAS, IGAD is once again playing their game of coercion it played in Khartoum. Now this is South Sudan!

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  • 3 March 15:52, by Eastern

    For those keen on spinning, Kiir made it loud and clear here in Rumbek that HE IS NOT AWARE OF ANY SOUTH SUDANESE who have left the country for the refugee camps. So those out of the country because of the war will have to FIGHT KIIR to be considered South Sudanese...!

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  • 9 July 13:37, by WillardZheng

    The mobile cellphone businesses in South Sudan must increase their services right now to attain the closing village in South Sudan as peace is everywhere in our united states of America, that’s the important part of it to me. quickly, we will attempt to digitalize our education for younger humans to trap up with the sector. Can Someone Write My Thesis For Me

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