South Sudan: 2022 Elections Likely to be Delayed

South Sudan: 2022 Elections Likely to be Delayed

JUBA, 24 March 2021 – Officials in the South Sudanese presidency have dismissed as unjustified calls for the on-schedule organization of elections in 2022. “The call for early elections in 2022, is again without justification,” said South Sudan’s presidential...
South Sudan: Six Killed in Military Base Attack

South Sudan: Six Killed in Military Base Attack

JUBA, 24 March 2021 – Six soldiers, including a senior commander of South Sudan’s armed opposition SPLA-IO, were killed Monday in an attack by unknown gunmen on a base in Kapoeta South County. The SPLA-IO Lowereng Cantonment site in the country’s Eastern Equatoria...
South Sudan: Armed Opposition Asking to Govern

South Sudan: Armed Opposition Asking to Govern

JUBA, 22 March 2021 – South Sudan’s main armed opposition group, SPLM-IO, says it is the only political alternative for the change South Sudanese need. The declarations comes after members of the ruling SPLM faction last week admitted their failure to deliver...
South Sudan: VP Nyandeng Infected with COVID

South Sudan: VP Nyandeng Infected with COVID

JUBA, 18 March 2021 – South Sudanese Vice-President Rebecca Nyandeng de Mabior has tested positive for the new coronavirus. “I am feeling well now. My oxygen level is good. It is just the cough and the sore throat,” Nyandeng told Radio Tamazuj in an interview...
South Sudan: Ex-Officials Seek Send-off Payments

South Sudan: Ex-Officials Seek Send-off Payments

JUBA, 17 March 2021 – Nearly 2,000 officials seeking hefty payments promised when they were relieved of their duties in February 2020 are asking President Salva Kiir to honor his word. The former officials say they were promised lay-off or send-off packages that...
South Sudan: Ten Killed in Communal Clashes

South Sudan: Ten Killed in Communal Clashes

JUBA, 13 March 2021 – Ten people have been killed and nine others injured in clashes between the Pakam and Gok communities in the Lakes State of South Sudan. Four people from the Gok community were killed and two injured, according to Makuac Chol, the executive...
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