South Sudan warring factions agree to resume peace talks

The different warring factions in South Sudan have agreed to revitalise the now stalled peace process with a view of finding a permanent solution to the conflict. Since July, Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) has been visiting different factions both within and outside the country and persuading them to lay down arms and resume the […]

Lam Akol calls for a national army before elections

Lam Akol Ajawin, leader of South Sudan’s opposition National Democratic Movement (NDM), has underscored a need for a unified national army in the country in the ongoing IGAD-led consultative meetings on revitalization of the 2015 peace agreement. Speaking to Radio Tamazuj on Sunday, Akol said his party has given the IGAD delegation in Khartoum a […]

Bashir blocks Majak D’Agot from entering Sudan

South Sudan’s former deputy defense minister and member of the former political detainees group, Majak D’Agoot, Sunday said he had been denied a visa by Sudan’s Embassy in Nairobi to attend a meeting on issues of the Horn of Africa in Khartoum. A three-day meeting organized by the African Union (AU), the East Africa bloc […]

President Kiir appreciates Museveni’s continued solidarity

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir has appreciated Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni for his continued solidarity with the government of South Sudan, according to Ugandan media. Kiir’s message was conveyed by South Sudan’s army chief James Ajong to President Museveni. The message commended Museveni for the continued support and solidarity with the government of South Sudan […]

Egypt vows to help South Sudan achieve stability

Cairo announced that it is ready to help South Sudan achieve stability and safety, a statement issued by the Egyptian presidential office said yesterday. According to the Anadolu Agency, the statement was issued following a meeting between Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi and the minister of presidential affairs in South Sudan Mayiik Ayii Deng. Anadolu […]

Kiir urges security forces to work with regional forces

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir has ordered security organs to cooperate fully with the UN-mandated regional protection force in Juba. Addressing top police officers from the National Ministry of Interior in Juba today, Kiir said his administration’s dispute with the United Nations after it deployed Rwandan forces as part of the regional force at Juba […]

Rwandan national appointed head of South Sudan Revenue Authority

Rwandan national has been appointed Director General of South Sudan Revenue Authority. The appointment of Eugene Torero to head the revenue body, due to be established, was approved by South Sudanese lawmakers on Tuesday. After several deliberations, members of the country’s Transitional National Legislative Assembly endorsed Torero to oversee the running of the body that […]

Rebels vow not to release captured government officials

South Sudan rebels allied to the country’s ex-First Vice President, Riek Machar have confirmed the capture of 14 government officials, but vowed not to release them. A spokesperson for the rebel group, in a statement, claimed the captives were a security threat and will be treated as war criminals. Col. Paul Lam Gabriel said their […]

Sudan to offer technical assistance to S. Sudanese officials

The Sudanese government says it will offer capacity-building to South Sudanese government officials in various fields. This comes after the two countries held a series of meetings in Khartoum on pending oil and trade issues. It was attended by a high level delegation from South Sudan, comprising of Ministers of Petroleum, Finance, and Trade and […]

Elections is the only possible way to choose leaders, says president Kiir

President Salva Kiir says any polls conducted in the young nation will give citizens opportunity to choose their leaders, reiterating earlier calls for the holdout opposition leaders to denounce violence and return to the country. The president rejected the use of violence and all forms of incitement, saying it undermines the cause of the liberation […]