South Sudan

South Sudan

Tue, 31 Mar 2020 06:03:52 GMT
COVID-19 Stalls Peacekeeping Troop Rotation
[The Conversation Africa] In early March, South Sudan's Chief of Defence Forces, Gabriel Jok Riak, asked the Force Commander of the United Nations peacekeeping operation in South Sudan to suspend the peacekeeping rotation from five Asian countries. T...

Mon, 30 Mar 2020 23:02:02 GMT
Coronavirus Declaration by the 8-Nation Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)
[IGAD] Djibouti -We, the Heads of State and Government of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), convening via video-conference at the Extraordinary Summit on coronavirus diseases (COVID-19) pandemic on 31st March 2020:

Mon, 30 Mar 2020 16:54:51 GMT
South Sudan Refugees Enter Uganda Despite Border Closure
[Monitor] South Sudan refugees have continued to enter Uganda despite the closure of the country's borders as directed by President Yoweri Museveni.

Mon, 30 Mar 2020 07:44:31 GMT
Quarantine Challenges Leave Country Vulnerable Amid COVID Spread
[VOA] Sudan has seen a small handful of coronavirus cases so far, and only one death. But health authorities are concerned because large numbers of people have either escaped quarantine or are refusing to quarantine altogether.

Mon, 30 Mar 2020 07:40:21 GMT
COVID-19 Compromises Social Networks. What This Means for People in Crises
[The Conversation Africa] The novel coronavirus is now being transmitted through the six continents. A key concern is for those who are already extremely vulnerable - those who are caught in ongoing humanitarian emergencies, such as those in Syria, S...

South Sudan Nation

Thu, 02 Apr 2020 21:25:54 +0000
What do we know about Riek Macher’s interest in Ruweng Administrative Area?
BY: Santino Anek, Up State, NEW YORK, USA, APR/04/2020, SSN; The wondering of Riek’s interest in Ruweng Administrative Area is the enquiry of the moment, and all the moments that have led up to now, and the ones that’re sure to follow. Ac...

Fri, 27 Mar 2020 19:22:54 +0000
South Sudan Health minister calls it “Kolorona Biruth” Coronavirus, and English language fluency nonsense
By Duop Chak Wuol, Editor-in-Chief,, MAR/27/2020, SSN; In recent days, the newly appointed minister of health, Elizabeth Achuei Yol, has come under intense criticism from many South Sudanese, most of whom mocked the minister...

Wed, 25 Mar 2020 14:53:30 +0000
Sudan Defence minister dies in Juba during peace talks: BreakingNews
MAR/25/2020, DailyNation; Sudanese Defence Minister Lieutenant General Jamal al-Din Omar died of an unspecified illness Wednesday while in neighbouring South Sudan for peace talks with his country’s main rebel groups, the military announced. Om...

Wed, 25 Mar 2020 02:25:54 +0000
R-ARCSS & the illusion of Peace with both Kiir and Machar in same gov’t
BY: Elhag Paul, South Sudanese, MAR/23/2020, SSN; The international community, African Union, regional organisations and the so-called ‘elites’ of South Sudan are jubilant with the formation of the Revitalised Transitional Government of National ...

Sun, 22 Mar 2020 15:29:40 +0000
The Defection of General James Koang Chuol Ranley: What went wrong?
BY: Duop Chak Wuol, Editor-in-Chief of the independent South Sudan News Agency, MAR/22/2020, SSN; The 17th of March 2020 defection of a Sudan People’s Liberation Army-In Opposition (SPLA-IO) high-ranking military officer Lieutenant General James Ko...