January 28, 2013 (JUBA) - South Sudan’s parliament has backed a presidential decree removing Lakes state governor Chol Tong Mayay and appointing military officer Major General Matur Chut as interim governor until further arrangements are made. The president’s decision to relieve Mayay from his elected position following a series of violent inter-clan clashes in the state was also declared constitutional. The president’s decree broadcast on 21 January drew mixed reactions at the time, with (...)
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From the ashes of war, seeds of peace2014-03-07 06:23:22 By Ban Ki-moon
March 6, 2014 - What was once the biggest United Nations peacekeeping operation in the world winds down this month, and the most extraordinary part of this historic development is (...)