| Africatime
Friday 28 April 2017
(Gurtong Net 05/16/13)
An inquiry board recently formed by the Torit County Commissioner to investigate missing money from land allotment has released its independent fact-finding report recommending the suspention of the county official involved in the fraud. Led by Franco Rino as the Committee chair, the team says that the county main cashier has disappeared and did not present all the necessary support which could have been vouchers and other important receipts in his office. Additionally, the report presented to the commissioner reveals that during investigation processes, there was lack of cooperation from some of accounting staff, hence making the committee’s work difficult. “With the disappearance of the County’s Main Chest Cashier and lack of cooperation from some accounting staff, our work couldn’t...
(South Sudan Nation 05/16/13)
Lately, I have been monitoring the political development in South Sudan and I am in awe on how fast the situation is deteriorating and how fast the SPLM lost and will continue to loose grounds as a national political party! Things may get worse for the South and the SPLM, unless miracles happen. There have been a lot of talks lately on how best to govern South Sudan, some are calling for Federalism others are calling for centralism and few are for I don’t care party!? Without taking sides on which is the best way to govern the South, one can only be concerned in the way the debate is being carried out. For example last week in Juba the...
(Sudan Vision 05/15/13)
Khartoum - National Congress Party (NCP) said the implementation of the agreements with South Sudan is subject to ceasing support of South Sudan to rebels and disengaging the 9th and 10th divisions in South Kordofan and Blue Nile from SPLM, the army of South Sudan. In a press release following the meeting of NCP's political Sector; Yassir Yousif, the media secretary of NCP, renewed NCP's call for government and army of South Sudan to cease support for Sudanese rebels considering that is the only way the agreements between the two countries can be implemented. Commenting on the information revealed by the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) regarding the support offered by South Sudan to SPLM-N before their attack on...
(Voice of America 05/15/13)
JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN — South Sudan has the potential to become an economic powerhouse in Africa if the government pursues the right policies, former International Monetary Fund chief, Dominique Straus Kahn, said Tuesday during a visit to the world's newest nation. “I do believe that there is a lot to do here," Strauss-Kahn said. "The country has a lot of natural resources and so the possibility for this country to become one of the strong countries among African countries is for me... a challenge that is possible to win.” Strauss-Kahn was in Juba to inaugurate a new bank, the National Credit Bank, nearly two years after he resigned from the IMF amid a widely publicized sex scandal that ended his...
(Sudan Tribune 05/15/13)
The United Nations Interim Force for Abyei (UNISFA) has relocated over 120 Sudanese national staff working in various mission support departments to Kadugli, the capital South Kordofan state, well-placed sources within the mission told Sudan Tribune Tuesday. Tensions between Sudan and South Sudan, which both claim Abyei, have heightened since the murder of chief of the Dinka Ngok, the resident tribe in area at the hands of armed members of the Arab nomadic Misseriya, who are vying for control of the area. Abyei youth and other Dinka Ngok leaders recently wrote to the Ethiopian dominated UN force in Abyei, asking the force commander to get rid of and stop hiring Sudanese nationals in the area, as they considered them to...
(Reuters (Eng) 05/14/13)
JUBA (Reuters) - Dominique Strauss-Kahn helped to open a new bank in the world's youngest nation, South Sudan, on Tuesday, a low-key return to the international stage for the former IMF chief brought down by a sex scandal. The former French finance minister, who has battled a blizzard of lurid allegations over his private life since the 2011 scandal, was a guest speaker at the opening of the National Credit Bank in South Sudan's capital, Juba. "Of course you have a lot of problems to solve, of course the future is not going to be easy, but you have a lot of resources, not only natural resources but also human resources," Strauss-Kahn told a crowd of several hundred people. South...
(Gurtong Net 05/14/13)
The President of the Republic H.E Gen. Salva Kiir Mayardit welcomed into his office at the State House in Juba the leader of South Sudan Liberation Movement and Army (SSLM/A), Mr. Bapiny Monytuil and his deputies Mr. Karlo Kuol and Mr. Tut Gatluak. The meeting took place in presence of the Presidential Advisor on Legal Affairs Hon. Telar Ring Deng, minister of Defense Gen. John Kong, minister of Interior Hon. Alison Manani Magaya, SPLA Chief of General Staff Gen. James Hoth and other SPLM figures and senior officers of Internal and External Security. President Kiir appreciated the SSPLM/A leaders for responding positively to the Republican pardons he declared and for joining the people of South Sudan in the journey of...
(South Sudan News Agency 05/14/13)
May 14, 2013 (SSNA) -- Lately, I have been monitoring the political development in South Sudan and I am in awe of how fast the situation is deteriorating and how fast the SPLM lost and will continue to lose grounds as a national political party!!! Things may get worse for the South and the SPLM, unless miracles happen. There have been a lot of talks lately on how best to govern South Sudan, some are calling for Federalism others are calling for centralism and few are for I don’t care party!? Without taking sides on which is the best way to govern the South, one can only be concern on the way the debate is being carryout. For example last...
(Voice of America 05/14/13)
UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations Security Council pointed Monday to the connection between terrorism in Africa and organized crime, and called for a strengthened global response. The 15-member Security Council unanimously adopted a statement declaring its deep concern for what it calls the increasing violence perpetrated by armed groups, the number of which, it said, are growing in several regions and sub-regions of Africa. The council approved the statement during a discussion of the fight against terrorism in Africa. In expressing its concern about the connection between terrorism and transnational organized crime, and with illicit activities such as drugs, arms and human trafficking, the Security Council urged enhanced coordination to strengthen a global response. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told...
(Sudan Tribune 05/13/13)
The leadership of a youth group from the oil-contested border region of Abyei have called for the immediate termination of the mandate of the United Nations Interim Force for Abyei (UNISFA), claiming the mission has failed to live up to its obligations since its establishment two years ago. Mijak Kuol”, senior member of the Abyei Youth Union (AYU), told Sudan Tribune on Sunday that UNISFA’s role had become redundant in the face of ongoing violence in the region, particularly the killing of the Ngok Dinka paramount chief Kuol Deng Kuol on 4 April. The chief was killed after a convoy he was travelling in under the protection of UNISFA was ambushed by members of the rival Arab Misseriya tribe, in...
(Sudan Tribune 05/13/13)
South Sudan on Sunday dismissed Sudanese government claims that it provides support to rebels opposed to Khartoum regime, saying such an allegation was a cover-up to the recent killing of tribal leader in Abyei. “There is no single truth in these allegations. The government of the Republic of South Sudan has always been clear on these unfounded allegations. We have said time and again that South Sudan does not provide any support to any rebel. We believe in peaceful coexistence with our neighbours,” said South Sudan information minister, Barnaba Marial. The claims by the government of Sudan are attempts to cover up the killing of the paramount chief of Abyei, he added. Kuol Deng Majok, the paramount chief the Dinka...
(South Sudan News Agency 05/13/13)
Human Rights violators must be alerted that the days of non-accountability (Revolutionary bush days), where one can slaughter group of people without questions are over. Human rights are not a matter of domestic concern. These human rights discourses are elevated to a matter of international level. The international community is well aware that those dictators who fail to protect their own people from murdering and crime against humanity must be put on trail for justice to prevail one day. In the wake of series man-made disasters, and the hopes to live in a peaceful society of non-political oppressive environment; South Sudanese citizens have been calling for viable solutions of insecurity and genuine policy of preventive measures that will allow individuals...
(South Sudan.net 05/13/13)
The SSDA strongly condemned the violations of international law by the Ethiopian forces that crossed the border on May, 8, to protect Jebel Raat town from being captured by our forces. As a result of a secret agreement with the regime of the dictator Gen. Salva Kiir, 1200 Ethiopian forces were deployed to protect Jebel Raat town from being overrun by our forces because the SPLA battalion stationed there deserted and ran to Kapoeta town a week ago. Under international law principle of noninterference in the internal affairs of other states, the action of Ethiopian government by sending troops to support the regime in Juba violates state sovereignty and territorial integrity of South Sudan as an independent state. As the...
(Xinhuanet 05/13/13)
South Sudan's President Salva Kiir Mayardit will visit Sudan on Wednesday to launch the exportation of his country's oil from Port-Sudan, Khartoum's Almeghar Al-Siasi daily reported Sunday. "South Sudan's President Salva Kiir Mayardit will arrive in Khartoum next Wednesday to launch the arrival of the south's oil at Port-Sudan harbor and discuss outstanding issues with Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir," the paper reported, quoting an unnamed official source. Kiir will be accompanied by South Sudan's petroleum, finance, defense and interior ministers, the paper said. The same paper quoted Sudan's Petroleum Minister Awad Ahmed Al- Jaz as saying on Wednesday that South Sudan's oil had reached the main processing station at Sudan's Higleg oil field, and was "now on its way to...
(Reuters (Eng) 05/10/13)
Africa's economic development is being held back by a "hemorrhage" of illicit financial flows, which may be getting worse, the African Development Bank said on Friday, calling for reforms to stem the losses. A draft report to be presented at the AfDB's annual meeting in Morocco later this month shows net resource outflows from Africa totaling up to $1.4 trillion over the 30-year period to 2009, far exceeding inflows to the continent. Illicit financial flows were "the main driving force" behind $1.2-1.3 trillion of the three-decade net drain, it said. This is about four times Africa's current external debt and almost equivalent to its current GDP. "The trend is continuing, it could even be increasing," AfDB Chief Economist Mthuli Ncube...
(Gurtong Net 05/10/13)
South Sudan’s main opposition party, the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement for Democratic Change (SPLM_DC) has called for more inclusivity in the peace and reconciliation committee formed by the president last month. Deng Bior, the SPLM_DC Secretary General addressing press on Wednesday expressed pessimism over the competence of the committee formed. “I’m doubtful whether the people of the church or civil society can really bring the political parties that have grieved among themselves together,” Deng said. Instead, Deng called for more inclusivity into the committee if tangible results are to be achieved. The party has also called for more efforts in identifying the key problems facing the country that need healing and reconciliation. The SPLM-DC Member of Parliament who is also...
(Gurtong Net 05/10/13)
The Acting Pigi County Councilor John Gajang Mareng says they have raised questions regarding the issue of Community Development Funds (CDF) in their community meeting last month in the county. Gajang said in the meeting they asked to know the whereabouts of the CDF which the central government allocates to Pigi County. The Paramount Chief of Pigi County James Machar Jock said they would forward the issue of CDF use and management to the state high authority for debate if the community members give them a go ahead. A team led by the Machar has been selected by the community to meet their Members of Parliament (MPs) in Juba to find out exactly how the CDF Funds are allocated and...
(Reuters (Eng) 05/08/13)
(Reuters) - South Sudanese rebels have seized a military base and town after clashing with the army in the east, in an escalation of violence that has already uprooted thousands of people and hampered plans to explore for oil. The rebels, led by David Yau Yau and known as the South Sudan Democratic Army (SSDA), say they want to end corruption and the one-party system led by the Sudan Liberation People's Movement. In March, the army launched an offensive against Yau Yau in the eastern state of Jonglei, the country's largest, where the government wants to search for oil with the help of French firm Total. The recent fighting has uprooted tens of thousands of people, according to the United...
(Reuters (Eng) 05/08/13)
(Reuters) - Sudan looked set to receive $2 billion in oil pipeline fees from South Sudan by the end of 2014 and should prioritize overhauling its agricultural sector with the money, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Tuesday. Sudan lost most of its oil reserves - the main source of dollar revenue to pay for food imports - when South Sudan seceded in 2011, driving down the local currency, taking inflation to almost 50 percent and fuelling dissent. Read the story at: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/07/us-sudan-imf-idUSBRE9460O52013...
(South Sudan News Agency 05/07/13)
SSNA) -- Fellow comrades in liberation struggle of our People and Nation, country mates and friends in global Revolutions; it is a profound gratitude on behave of the revolutionaries to eloquent {our} position {as} of Inter-Revolutionary Leadership Council on the Presidential Amnesty dated: April 26, 2013, and the reports of surrender by Revolutionary Movements on both national and International Media. We {the Inter-Revolutionary leadership Council); on before of remaining entire Revolutionary movements; we wish to inform the general public that, we never surrendered, and never have any plan to surrender to the SPLM’s Regime as it has been speculated by the Government and some Rebel movement. We are Revolutionary movements and in Revolution; there nothing like amnesty and surrender. Amnesty...

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