Monday 19 February 2018
(Sudan Tribune 07/02/13)
Juba — Thousands of people travel each day in South Sudan's capital of Juba by boda-boda but accidents involving this popular bicycle taxi are on the rise, mostly due to a lack of understanding of traffic rules. Bakhita Dawut, 34, who had a boda-boda accident this week, says the bike collided with another one and injured her hands and legs. "I need to tell these boys of the boda that they don't need to go in hurry while on the public road. The traffic rules need to be respected. When you're on the road they need to know that you are on the public property", said Dawut. Dawut blamed the other driver whom she said took wrong side of the...
(South Sudan News Agency 07/02/13)
The South Sudan Human Rights Society for Advocacy (SSHURSA) in strongest terms possible condemns the shutdown of the Catholic Radio, the Good News Radio by the South Sudan's Lakes State Government. The Minister of Information and Communications of the Lakes State Government Mr. Dut Makoi Kuok, at about 1:00 PM of June 28, 2013, had shut down the Lakes State's Rumbek capital based Good News Radio. According to the verifiable information SSHURSA has collected, the Minister advanced more than four reasons which later amounted to the shutdown of the station. Some of such reasons as alleged by the Minister including; that the Radio station has been a channel for collecting human rights abuses in Lakes State and that the programs...
(Voice of America 07/02/13)
JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN — From six-year-old girls seeking respect for children to adults advocating for pensions to be paid regularly to the elderly, dozens of South Sudanese turned out this weekend to tell the National Constitutional Review Commission what they would like to see included in the country's constitution. Rhoda Kuong, 6, braved rainy season weather to come to the first meeting held by the commission to hear what South Sudanese want in their constitution. For the young girl, the main issue to tackle was the safety and exploitation of children like her. "Children are raped and denied education and also they are given hard work to do, hard labor. I don’t want them to forget children’s rights," Kuong said...
(Voice of America 07/02/13)
President Obama is on the last leg of his three-nation tour of Africa, aimed at promoting U.S. trade with the continent. As Washington turns a fresh eye toward a continent that Obama describes as about to “take off," U.S. government officials and investors alike will find that geopolitical rival China has already made huge strides there. China’s footprint in Africa is huge. The 20-story African Union tower (in Addis Ababa, the capital city of Ethiopia) which Beijing donated to the continental group is a testament to the size of Beijing’s ambition. “Every country, as it achieves global greatness, seeks to leave behind major landmarks that become evidence of its ascendance into global power," said Wole Soboyejo. Winston Wole Soboyejo spoke...
(AFP (eng) 07/01/13)
South Sudanese Vice President Riek Machar met Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir on Sunday, seeking to ease tensions after Khartoum threatened to halt oil flows worth billions of dollars to both impoverished neighbours. Machar met Bashir for about 30 minutes after earlier discussions with Sudan's Vice-President Ali Osman Taha at a conference centre along the Blue Nile River. The oil, defence and interior ministers from both countries were also present, an AFP reporter said. "Sudan is optimistic about the visit," the official SUNA news agency quoted Information Minister Ahmed Bilal Osman as saying. The meeting "aims to reach (a) solution for the problems impeding progress of the relations between Sudan and South Sudan," he indicated, according to SUNA. Talks between the...
(South Sudan News Agency 07/01/13)
This article is in reply to the question posed by one of those who read my June 15th, 2013 opinion piece titled: On Abyei enough is enough. I wished to address the reader's concern much earlier but my little bit busy schedule at the time I read his/her responsive concern couldn't allow me to do so. Now that I have got some ample time I would like to answer his/her shilling concern no matter how unsatisfactory to him/her it shall sound. In the process of answering I beg the questioner to bear with me as I take him/her through somehow delicate historical trajectory that snakes around the story. The reader though appreciated me for the elaborate way I tackled the...
(Reuters (Eng) 07/01/13)
KHARTOUM/JUBA, South Sudan said on Sunday it had shipped its first oil cargo through Sudan to international markets since 2011, while its vice president visited Khartoum to defuse a row that threatened the cross-border flows vital to both. Sudan told its landlocked African neighbour three weeks ago it would close the two cross-border export pipelines to Port Sudan within two months unless Juba gave up supporting rebels operating across the shared border. South Sudan, which needs to export oil through Sudan, denies the claims. In a previous dispute over pipeline fees, South Sudan in January 2012 shut down its entire output of around 300,000 barrels per day, but both agreed in March to resume the flow. South Sudan's information minister,...
(Sudan Tribune 07/01/13)
Abyei is one of the issues that dominated the quality of relations between Southern Sudan and South Sudan since the independence of Sudan in 1956 and it will continue to do the same after the independence of South Sudan. The transfer of the Ngok Dinka by the British colonial administration in 1905 from Southern Sudan to Northern Sudan with the good intention of protecting them from the barbaric slave raids by the Arab nomads has turned into misery and suffering that will continue to haunt the Ngok Dinka. Despite the effective participation of the Ngok Dinka in the first and second civil war that ended with peace agreements that addressed the issue of Abyei, yet the final status of Abyei...
(The Associated Press 07/01/13)
KHARTOUM (AFP) – South Sudanese Vice President Riek Machar arrived in the Sudanese capital on Sunday seeking to ease tensions after Khartoum threatened to halt oil flows worth billions of dollars to both impoverished neighbours. Machar landed at the airport in Khartoum, an AFP correspondent reported, and was to head immediately to a conference hall on the banks of the Blue Nile for talks with his northern counterparts. Shipments from Sudan of South Sudanese oil resumed about nine days ago after resolution of a year-long fee dispute, and despite uncertainty after President Omar al-Bashir ordered the oil flow stopped. The landlocked South voted to split from Sudan two years ago, under a peace deal which ended a 22-year civil war...
(Voice of America 07/01/13)
CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA — U.S. President Barack Obama has outlined a new model for U.S. engagement with Africa, supporting greater economic opportunity and democracy, and African-led solutions to security. At the University of Cape Town, Mr. Obama presented a broad picture of his goals for U.S.-Africa policy, including assistance, trade and investment, health, and security cooperation. The speech was framed around the legacy Obama said former president Nelson Mandela has left for the continent. The most frequently used words and phrases in President Obama's speech in Cape Town on June 30, 2013. Courtesy of wordle.netThe most frequently used words and phrases in President Obama's speech in Cape Town on June 30, 2013. Courtesy of wordle.net. ​Earlier he and his...
(The Associated Press 06/30/13)
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — President Barack Obama on Sunday will announce a new initiative to double access to electric power in sub-Saharan Africa, part of his effort to build on the legacy of equality and opportunity forged by his personal hero, Nelson Mandela. Obama, who flew from Johannesburg to Cape Town Sunday, will pay tribute to the ailing 94-year-old Mandela throughout the day. The president and his family will visit Robben Island, where the anti-apartheid leader spent 18 years confined to a tiny cell, including a stop of the lime quarry where Mandela toiled and developed the lung problems that are ailing him today. The White House said Obama's guide during his tour of the island will be...
(Reuters (Eng) 06/29/13)
U.S. President Barack Obama paid tribute to anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela as he flew to South Africa on Friday but played down expectations of a meeting with the ailing black leader during an Africa tour promoting democracy and food security. White House officials hope Obama's three-nation tour of Africa - his first substantial visit to the continent since taking office in 2009 - will compensate for what some view as years of neglect by America's first black president. The health of Mandela, the 94-year-old former South African president clinging to life in a Pretoria hospital, dominated Obama's day even before he arrived in Johannesburg. "I don't need a photo op," Obama told reporters aboard Air Force One after leaving Senegal...
(AFP (eng) 06/29/13)
PRETORIA, June 29, 2013 (AFP) - US President Barack Obama will not visit his political hero Nelson Mandela in hospital, out of deference for the anti-apartheid icon's "peace and comfort," a US official said Saturday. Obama and his wife Michelle will however spend time with Mandela's family to comfort them in a difficult time, the official said, as the US leader arrived in Pretoria for talks with President Jacob Zuma. "The President and First Lady will meet privately with members of the Mandela family to offer their thoughts and prayers at this difficult time," the official said on condition of anonymity. "Out of deference to Nelson Mandela's peace and comfort and the family's wishes, they will not be visiting the...
(Gurtong Net 06/28/13)
YAMBIO, 28 June 2013 [Gurtong] - The training with support from the Swedish International Agency (SIA) Alliance aimed at helping the young people to understand the issues of sexual reproductive health and their rights. In an interview with Joseph Kenasuk, the capacity building adviser of Alliance said the organization is identifying and building capacities of community based organization they liaise with on aspects of different project management.“Here in Maridi, we have objectives of improving the capacities of our partners on project management and proposal writing,” said Kenasuk. “Through the funding we are getting, we have identified some gaps in our operational areas, more especially the skills on how to manage their project,” he added. The training also allows project managers...
(Gurtong Net 06/28/13)
WAU, 28 June 2013[Gurtong] – The Fund for Peace and Foreign Policy magazine ranked South Sudan fourth after Somalia, Sudan and Democratic Republic of Congo among the world’s failed states. “Dear citizens and the entire world, South Sudan is not a failed state,” said the Minister on Thursday, describing the report as a random “meaningless report”. Among other South Sudanese leaders who reacted on the report was former Western Bahr el Ghazal state governor Gen. Mark Nyipuoch Ubuong who said that since the SPLM ruling party came to power in 2005, it worked very hard to achieve its promises of peace, stability and prosperity. “However, South Sudan still lacks behind because all resources were controlled by Khartoum that could not...
(Gurtong Net 06/28/13)
JUBA – 28 June 2013 [Gurtong] - Hilde F. Johnson, the Representative of the UN Secretary General in South Sudan reveled this after meeting the South Sudanese Vice President Dr. Riek Machar. She was briefing Riek on her recent mission to New York in which she presented a report to the Council on the current situation in South Sudan particularly in Jonglei State. She said the UNSC will also discuss on the human right situation of the nearly two year-old South Sudan. South Sudan in a recent Fund for Peace and Foreign Policy magazine report is rated among the failed states at number four after Somalia, DRC and Sudan. According to the index report, a failed state has several attributes...
(Global post 06/28/13)
Shipments of South Sudanese oil from Sudan have resumed after resolution of a year-long fee dispute, a senior petroleum ministry official said Thursday, despite uncertainty after President Omar al-Bashir ordered the oil flow stopped. "The first shipment already left" from the Port Sudan terminal, Awad Elkarim Mohammed, undersecretary at the oil ministry, told AFP. The load departed around June 21 but Mohammed said he was not sure who bought it. "It is exported from South Sudan's oil field," he said. South Sudan halted its crude production early last year after accusing Khartoum of theft in a row over export fees. China was the biggest buyer of the oil. The South split from Sudan two years ago following a referendum vote...
(Sudan Tribune 06/28/13)
(JUBA)- South Sudan will do its best to ensure solutions to issues of desertification, land degradation, drought yield and to provide positive results for local communities, pledged environment minister on Tuesday. "The Ministry of Environment and Agriculture together with Water and Forestry has been working particularly hard to help our communities and farmers to cope with the challenges posed by climatic variability and the harsh environment of this country", said the minister of environment, Alfred Lado Gore in a speech delivered a the celebration of the World Day to Combat Desertification event on Tuesday. "We are convinced that this must be the way forward for us to protect ourselves from the scourge of desertification, land degradation and drought," he added...
(South Sudan News Agency 06/28/13)
Child development experts may have more technically accurate descriptions for the period that we parents call "THE TERRIBLE TWO'S". But only parents know what that really means. Your sweet, beautiful baby is now walking, and pulling everything that can be reached, and broken, onto your clean floor. When you remember the joyful days of holding your son or daughter in your arms, with the baby smiling and looking up at you admiringly, you have to wonder- "Whose kid is this?" as he screams to be put down. The question that hides in the back of your mind is- "Did somebody switch babies when I wasn't looking"? Age two is when your wonderful child begins to talk. But why is it...
(Ethiopian Radio and Television Agency 06/28/13)
South Sudan is set to sign an agreement that would replace a colonial-era law that gave most of the River Nile's waters to Egypt and Sudan, Aljazeera quoted local media as having reported. The signing of the Cooperative Framework Agreement of the Nile Basin countries, sometimes known as the Entebbe agreement, is likely to be signed and ratified at the Nile Water Summit in Juba on Thursday. Paul Mayom Akec, South Sudan's Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources, said earlier in the week that the signing of the agreement was "inevitable". "The process of joining the agreement has started at all levels of the state apparatus in South Sudan," Akec stated in a press conference on Wednesday. Akec said South...

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