South Sudan

Sat, 13 Feb 2016 07:45:05 GMT
Kiir Reappoints Rival Machar As Deputy
[Al Jazeera] Salva Kiir, the South Sudan president, has reappointed his rival, the rebel leader Riek Machar, as first vice president in a possible government of national unity.

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 08:27:14 GMT
Kiir Re-Appoints Rival Machar as Deputy
[VOA] South Sudan's President Salva Kiir has reappointed rival Riek Machar as vice president, in a move that appears aimed at ending a civil war that began more than two years ago.

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 13:33:55 GMT
South Sudan Declares Support for Shaikh Salman
[CAF] "The South Sudan Football Association (SSFA) is committed to follow the decision of CAF Executive Committee to back Shaikh Salman Bin Ibrahim Al Khalifa", president of SSFA, Chabur Goc Alei wrote in a letter on Monday, 8 February 2016 to CAF.

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 14:24:28 GMT
Low On Funds, UN and Partners Race Ahead of Rains to Tackle Needs
[UN News] With humanitarian needs rising in South Sudan, the top United Nations relief official in the country has called for urgent funding to allow aid organizations to rapidly increase humanitarian action during the current dry season.

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 13:48:08 GMT
Aiming for the Skies, Refugee Girl Must First Finish School
[UNHCR] Kule Refugee Camp, Ethiopia -Before the war came and she and her family fled, Nyahok Reath loved watching United Nations aid planes taking off from the airport near her home in South Sudan.

Tue, 09 Feb 2016 10:45:56 GMT
Unprecedented Food Crisis Looms Over Nation - UN Agencies
[UN News] South Sudan faces unprecedented levels of food insecurity, with 2.8 million people, nearly 25 per cent of the population, in urgent need of aid, at least 40,000 of them on the brink of catastrophe, at a time when the war-torn country is tra...

Tue, 09 Feb 2016 08:03:26 GMT
Pressure Mounts On Rivals
[Deutsche Welle] A second deadline to form a transitional government in South Sudan passed without President Kiir and political rival Machar reaching an agreement. International mediators fear the country could become a failed state.

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 10:06:30 GMT
Forty Thousand Starving to Death in South Sudan Says the UN
[Ethiopia Government] At least 40,000 people are starving to death in the war zones in South Sudan and conditions are "escalating" said the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization, UNICEF and the World Food Program in a joint statement released on Mon...

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 09:55:22 GMT
AU to Join S.Sudan Border Demarcation Team
[Monitor] Moyo -An African Union (AU) team will work with two technical committees from South Sudan and Uganda to demarcate the disputed borderline between the countries.

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 07:16:00 GMT
Sisi Voices Support for Efforts Exerted to Restore Peace to South Sudan
[Egypt Online] President Abdel Fattah El Sisi expressed Egypt's support for efforts exerted to restore peace and stability to South Sudan.

Wed, 10 Feb 2016 13:05:25 GMT
Nations Face Acute Food Shortage Due to Drought, UN Warns
[CISA] Mogadishu -Parts of Somalia and South Sudan are faced with food shortage and need urgent support due to severe drought, the United Nations has warned.

Tue, 09 Feb 2016 10:42:32 GMT
UN Agencies Warn of Escalating Food Crisis in South Sudan
[WFP] Juba -South Sudan is facing unprecedented levels of food insecurity, as 2.8 million people - nearly 25 percent of the country's population - remain in urgent need of food assistance, and at least 40,000 people are on the brink of catastrophe, t...

Wed, 10 Feb 2016 07:11:35 GMT
ICGLR Military Chiefs Focus On Security
[ANGOP] Luanda -The security and humanitarian situation in Central Africa Republic, South Sudan and Burundi is dominating the second day of the meeting of the chiefs of State of the ICGLR member countries taking place in Luanda since Monday.

Wed, 10 Feb 2016 11:51:53 GMT
More South Sudan Refugees Arrive
[Observer] Armed militias looting villages, torching homes and forcibly recruiting young men are driving more South Sudanese refugees into Uganda, after fighting resumed in Central Equatoria state.

Tue, 09 Feb 2016 14:57:22 GMT
Jeing/ Dinka Council of Elders Welcomes IGAD's Communiqué
[Ethiopia Government] Council of Elders of Jeing/ Dinka said it welcomed a communiqué of the Council of Ministers of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) asking parties to the conflict in South Sudan to form a government of national...

Tue, 09 Feb 2016 14:54:23 GMT
Tripartite Meeting On the GERD Resumes in Khartoum
[Ethiopia Government] The tripartite technical meeting between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) resumed in Khartoum on Sunday (February 7).

Mon, 08 Feb 2016 11:34:43 GMT
$7 Million for UNHCR to Help South Sudanese Refugees
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -The United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has allocated $7 million to the office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to support South Sudanese refugees in Sudan and address their most pressing ne...

Tue, 09 Feb 2016 12:49:13 GMT
Parliament Passes Bill Limiting Foreign Aid Workers
[CISA] Juba -South Sudan parliament have passed a bill restricting numbers of foreign aid workers working in the country.

Tue, 09 Feb 2016 11:59:45 GMT
South Sudan, Uganda to Re-Map Border
[Monitor] Gulu -Uganda and South Sudan officials have started educating residents living on the 2,115km stretch of land that separates the two countries as they prepare to demarcate the boundary.

Mon, 08 Feb 2016 13:32:47 GMT
South Sudan Hails Egyptian Humanitarian Assistance
[Egypt Online] South Sudan's humanitarian affairs and disaster management minister hailed on Sunday the delivery of Egypt's humanitarian aid and food supplies to the troubled South Sudan.

Sat, 06 Feb 2016 13:31:38 GMT
Tweets on Hague Court Overstate the Case
[East African] A tweet from the Twitter handle #PresidentoftheRepublicofKenya boldly confirmed that the African Union's January Heads of State Summit ended with a resolution that the AU would develop a roadmap to begin withdrawal from the Internation...

Mon, 08 Feb 2016 13:38:06 GMT
MP Commend Reopening of Border Crossing Points With South Sudan
[SNA] Khartoum -A leading member of parliament, from the White Nile state, has commended the president decision on reopening of border crossing points with south Sudan, allowing for movement of people and goods.

Mon, 08 Feb 2016 10:48:58 GMT
South Kordofan Welcomes Decision On Opening Borders With South Sudan State
[SNA] Khartoum -Wali(governor) of South Kordofan State, Maj. Gen. Issa Adam Abbakar welcomed decision on opening borders with the South Sudan State issued recently by President of the Republic.

Mon, 08 Feb 2016 12:01:35 GMT
Humanitarian Community Calls for NGO Bill to Be Subjected to Public Consultation Following Formation of Transitional Government
[PR Newswire] Juba -Following the adoption of the Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) Bill by the National Legislative Assembly, the humanitarian community has called on the Government of the Republic of South Sudan to ensure that the Bill is submit...

Mon, 08 Feb 2016 11:51:42 GMT
Ban Honours Memory of Holocaust Victims At New York Synagogue
[UN News] Visiting Park East Synagogue in New York City to honour the memory of the victims of the Holocaust, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on people to work together "to build bridges and end anti-Semitism, bigotry agains...

Mon, 08 Feb 2016 11:32:31 GMT
Central Banks of Sudan and South Sudan to Hold Joint Meetings in Mid February
[SNA] Khartoum -The Central Banks of Sudan and South Sudan are to hold joint meetings on February 15-17 in Juba, capital of the South Sudan State.

Mon, 08 Feb 2016 11:07:54 GMT
South Sudan Strikes New Deal With Sudan On Oil Transit Charges
[Ethiopia Government] The South Sudan government on Wednesday (February 3) announced that it has reached an understanding with the Government of Sudan over the reduction of charges for transporting South Sudan crude oil to the international markets t...

Mon, 08 Feb 2016 10:34:43 GMT
'Violence Must Stop Now,' Says UN Expert As Fresh Fighting Displaces Thousands in North Darfur
[UN News] Warning that, in the last two weeks, a new escalation of violence has forced tens of thousands of civilians to flee their homes in the Jebel Marra area of Darfur, a United Nations human rights expert today called for an immediate end to hos...

Mon, 08 Feb 2016 09:59:58 GMT
Sudan, South Sudan to Adjust Pipeline Fees
[Radio Dabanga] Juba -The Sudanese and South Sudanese Ministers of Oil have agreed to reduce the monthly fee South Sudan is pays for oil exported through Sudanese territory 'for the time being'.

Fri, 05 Feb 2016 07:16:11 GMT
Parliament Passes Bill Restricting Foreign Aid Workers
[Deutsche Welle] With the country being torn apart by civil war, lawmakers in South Sudan passed a bill restricting NGOs working in the country. Aid groups say the proposed law will hamper their efforts to help the population.