ISSN 2371-350X

Posts Tagged ‘Juba’

South Sudan Bishop accuses SPLA of committing mass rape near Juba

Reuters photo   By Male Daniel The ECSS & S Bishop of Lomega Diocese in South Sudan has accused the Sudan People’s Liberation Army, SPLA on the side of Salva Kiir, of committing mass rape of women both old and under age. The incident occurred in Jubek state near the South Sudanese capital Juba along the Juba […]

No justice in South Sudan after July rapes and killings

Jok Solomun/Reuters   By Magdalena Mis The United Nations rebuked South Sudan on Monday for failing to pursue justice after grave human rights abuses — including killings and gang rapes — committed during an explosion of violence in the capital Juba in July.

Renewed recruitment in South Sudan an indicator all parties preparing for conflict

Peter Louis   By Peter Louis Members from a United Nations commission on human rights for South Sudan on Wednesday gave press a briefing on their ten day vist to report on the country’s worsening condition.

South Sudan: Deliberate killings by govt troops as UN forces fail to protect civilians

Zohra Bensemra/Reuters   By Amnesty International South Sudanese government forces are responsible for deliberately killing civilians, raping women and girls and looting property in July in Juba, the country’s capital, human rights NGO Amnesty International said in a new report launched earlier this week.

Warlords, please leave South Sudan alone!

Camille Lepage   By Joe Khamisi  If reports from Juba are to be analyzed objectively, South Sudan, dubbed Africa’s youngest nation, may be on the verge of a fresh ethnic conflagration and possible economic collapse.

Over 37,000 South Sudanese Sheltering in UN Protection Site

By Peter Louis An estimated 37,200 displaced persons are currently seeking protection at one of the two UN peacekeeping bases in Juba, the capital of South Sudan, according to a population count held at the UN House protection of civilians (PoC) site in August.

South Sudanese fleeing violence cross into Uganda

F Noy   By Gloria Nakiyimba The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) confirmed that a total of 2,959 refugees crossed into Uganda from South Sudan on Friday and throughout the weekend.

Fighting continues in South Sudan, hundreds killed

EPA photo   By Dukhan Jundit Since Friday, intense fighting among different military factions in South Sudan has killed approximately 270 people to date, the earlier Peace Agreement now effectively in tatters among fear and instability in the country.

South Sudan to free Prisoners of War

By Dukhan Jundit The Council of Ministers in the South Sudanese Transitional Government of National Unity have agreed to release 224 prisoners of war.

UN not formally recognising 28 states of South Sudan after formation of government

By Peter Louis The Special Representative for the Secretary General and head of the UN Mission in South Sudan, Madam Ellen Loj earlier briefed journalists on the general situation in South Sudan following the formation of the Transitional Government of the National Unity.

South Korean singer arrives in South Sudan for Peace Concert

By Peter Louis South Korean Singer, Kim Jang Hoon arrived in Juba yesterday to perform at the Peace Concert for South Sudan.

Calm returns to South Sudanese Protection of Civilians site after disturbances

By Peter Louis On Saturday at approximately 11:30am a fight broke out between individuals of two different internally displaced communities (IDP) in the market area within the Juba protection of civilians site (POC 1).

South Sudan journalist shot dead

  By Peter Louis Last Friday, journalists in the South Sudanese capital of Juba announced that they will for a period of three days mourn their colleague, reporter Peter Julius Moi, who was shot and killed. Most newspaper and radio station staff will not be running their usual services as a respect to him.

South Sudan government cancels general election

  By Peter Louis In an attempt to end the ongoing civil war, the South Sudanese government has cancelled the general election proposed for June 30th and made an amendment to the constitution that its own term be extended for a further two years.

South Sudan Extend The Presidential And Parliamentary Term For Three Years

  By Peter Louis South Sudan’s parliament voted on Tuesday to extend President Salva Kiir’s term in office by three years, after elections due to be held in June were called off and negotiations to end more than a year of internal conflict broke up without agreement.

South Sudanese forces implement security arrangements as per peace agreement

By Peter Louis South Sudan’s national army, the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) earlier this week started the implementation of security arrangements signed by the two parties in Addis Ababa this month, by moving part of their troops to cantonment sites outside of Juba.

Civil Society Alliance in South Sudan reject IGAD peace proposal

  By Peter Louis The South Sudan Civil Society Alliance yesterday organised a peaceful demonstration in the nation’s capital Juba where hundreds of South Sudanese people joined in protesting for IGAD-Plus to review their peace proposal.

Peace talks resume in Addis Ababa

  By Peter Louis Following South Sudan’s warring factions initially being given 15 days for their leaders to consult over terms, the two parties have now resumed peace talks in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa in an attempt to end the conflict that started last year in Juba.

President Salva Kiir and the Peace Agreement in South Sudan

By Peter Louis South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir made a speech yesterday in Juba predicting that part of the peace agreement he signed last month would be implemented successfully, reiterating his orders to his forces to stop carrying out offensive operations.

South Sudanese people say ‘Enough is enough’: The suffering must end

  By Peter Louis Enough is enough with regard to the suffering of the people of South Sudan. The international community are now called upon to take action in the event of the two warring parties failing to sign a peace agreement on 17th August 2015. On Friday in Juba hundreds of internally displaced persons […]

South Sudan launches first ever comprehensive National Curriculum

  By Peter Louis The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MoEST) yesterday launched the first ever comprehensive national education curriculum for South Sudan.

President Kiir vows to make illiteracy history in South Sudan

  By Peter Louis Approximately 400,000 children, whose schooling has been interrupted by the conflict in South Sudan, will have the chance to return to their studies over the next 12 months.

Let us tell South Sudan’s Story through our own eyes

  By Peter Louis Journalist Stella Poni has urged South Sudan photojournalists to gain professional skills that will enable them to tell South Sudan’s Story through their own eyes. Stella is one of the ten female journalists attending the ongoing two week photojournalism training course in Juba.

South Sudanese families pushed to the brink

  By Peter Louis As a result of the ongoing conflict, skyrocketing inflation and collapsed markets are pushing people in South Sudan to breaking point as the political deadlock enters its 16th month, families facing their second ‘lean season’ since fighting began, international agency Oxfam warned today.

Chinese peacekeepers arrive in South Sudan

  By Peter Louis A total of 130 peacekeepers, the last detachment of China’s first deployment of a full infantry battalion for a United Nations peacekeeping mission, arrived in the South Sudanese capital Juba yesterday morning.

President Kiir of South Sudan agrees to attend IGAD summit in Addis Ababa

  By Peter Louis President Salva Kiir earlier this week, during a meeting with the Ethiopian Foreign Minister Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus in Juba, agreed to attend a summit of the regional bloc IGAD on 18th January.

UNMISS Launches Destruction Of Weapons Confiscated From Internally Displaced Persons

  By Peter Louis Earlier this week in Juba, the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) destroyed twenty five firearms and hundreds of knives, machetes and similar weapons confiscated from Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) living in its Protection of Civilians (PoC) sites.