South Sudan: Soldier and Chinese Worker Shot Dead

South Sudan: Soldier and Chinese Worker Shot Dead

JUBA, 26 May 2021 – A Chinese construction worker and a South Sudan soldier were shot dead Wednesday morning by an unknown assailant outside the capital, Juba. An unidentified gunman shot at a vehicle in which the unidentified Chinese national was driving,...
South Sudan: Aid Workers At Risk

South Sudan: Aid Workers At Risk

JUBA, 22 May 2021 – International observers monitoring the implementation of the peace deal in South Sudan are deeply concerned about the safety of aid workers. Widespread violence in the country threatens the “safety and security” of aid workers, the observers said...
South Sudan: Court Martial in Uganda for Gang

South Sudan: Court Martial in Uganda for Gang

KAMPALA, 19 May 2021 – Sudanese gang members arrested in Uganda will face court-martial in Uganda on illegal possession of firearms and ammunition charges. The suspects were arrested in Lucom village in Kitgum district by Ugandan People Defense Forces (UPDF),...
Africa: Destroy Expired COVID-19 Vaccines – WHO

Africa: Destroy Expired COVID-19 Vaccines – WHO

GENEVA, 19 May 2021 – The World Health Organization (WHO) has reversed itself, calling now for expired COVID-19 vaccines to be destroyed. The world body’s earlier guidance was for countries to continue administering the vaccines up to 36 months after the expiry date...
South Sudan: Salva Kiir Dissolves Parliament

South Sudan: Salva Kiir Dissolves Parliament

JUBA, 11 May 2021 – South Sudanese President, Salva Kiir, has dissolved the Transitional National Legislative Assembly and the Council of States, paving way for the reconstitution of both houses. The decision to dissolve parliament does not say when a new parliament...
South Sudan: Threat of Strikes at Private Schools

South Sudan: Threat of Strikes at Private Schools

JUBA, 10 May 2021 – The union of private schools in South Sudan has threatened strike action over a state-imposed cap on secondary school fees. The country’s education ministry capped tuition for day schools at about $178 or 80,000 South Sudan Pounds (SSP), including...
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