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(Gurtong Net 06/12/13)
JUBA, 12 June 2013 [Gurtong] - The bills that included Customs Service, Convention document on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora 1973 and Policy Frame Work and Strategic Plans (2012-2016) of the Ministry of Animal Resources and Fisheries were then referred to their relevant committees for further scrutiny so as to be tabled in their second reading for debate. The Justice Minister John Luk said the Customs Service bill when passed it will provide for the establishment of a regulatory framework, to govern and regulate functions and powers of the Customs Service and related matter. He further outlined that, the Convention is to establish legal framework to regulate International Trade in endangered species of Wild Fauna...
(Ventures-Africa 06/12/13)
VENTURES AFRICA – Sudan’s oil minister late on Tuesday called on oil firms to obstruct the exporting of South Sudan’s crude oil. Awad Ahmad al-Jaz said this order came from Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir. According to AFP, al-Jaz presented the written directive in a gathering of senior executives of the GNPOC joint operating company and Petrodar. GNPOC is South Sudan’s oil major that installed oil production and processing facilities for 5 oil fields in the Muglad Basin of South Sudan from 1998 to 1999. More than 15,000 km pipeline was also constructed from the fields to Bashair terminal in the Red Sea. Production was estimated at 150,000 bpd and could grow to 300,000 bpd over the medium term. First shipment...
(Ethiopian Radio and Television Agency 06/12/13)
The Chairperson of the African Union, Haile Mariam Desalegn who is also the Prime Minister of Ethiopia, said he is making contacts with the Government of South Sudan in collaboration with the AU High Implementation Panel to work out proposals to address the situation between Sudan and South Sudan in the wake of Khartoum's announcement of suspension of the cooperation agreement between the two countries. Mr. Hailemariam praised President Al Bashir, the Sudanese leadership and the people of the Sudan for the conclusion of peace agreements and acceptance of South Sudan secession, highlighting President Al Bashir's participation in the celebrations marking the birth of the new nation. Foreign Minister Ali Karti, who briefed the Ethiopian Prime Minister on Sudan's decision...
(AFP (eng) 06/12/13)
Sudan's oil ministry formally told oil companies on Tuesday to block the export flow of South Sudanese crude oil, following an order from President Omar al-Bashir. Oil Minister Awad Ahmad al-Jaz presented the written directive in a meeting with senior executives of the GNPOC joint operating company and Petrodar, the ministry said. It orders them "to stop the process of transportation and exporting South Sudanese oil within 60 days starting from Sunday June 9", the ministry said. On Sunday, Khartoum froze nine security and economic pacts with South Sudan, including a deal to restore economically vital oil shipments through the Red Sea export terminal. A day earlier, Bashir had said the oil minister must issue a formal order effective Sunday...
(Voice of America 06/12/13)
JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN — The head of an African Union-appointed body monitoring the oil dispute between the two Sudans said Tuesday that crude oil from South Sudan is still flowing through Sudanese pipelines to export ports, despite threats from Khartoum to block the oil over what it says is Juba's backing for rebel groups. ‘’As we speak, the oil is flowing to Port Sudan and there has not been any information or instruction to stop the flow of oil," said Emmanuel Egbogah, chairman of the Petroleum Monitoring Committee (PMC), which was set up under the terms of a series of economic and security agreements that were reached last September by Juba and Khartoum. Sudan said on Sunday it would close...
(Voice of America 06/12/13)
Ghana has arrested more than 100 Chinese nationals accused of illegally mining gold in that country. Zambia seized a Chinese coal mine in February over safety concerns. And Gabon is planning to take back assets from three foreign oil companies - including one from China. These moves and others have some analysts pointing to a backlash against Chinese investment on the continent. While experts say the China-Africa honeymoon may be over, divorce is not likely. China became Africa's top trade partner in 2009. Bilateral trade hit nearly $200 billion in 2012. Some Africans believe they are getting the short end of the stick, however, as they export valuable natural resources to China without receiving much in return by way of...
(Voice of America 06/11/13)
South Sudan says at least 3,000 troops from neighboring Sudan have entered its territory, as tensions rise between the countries. Southern army spokesman Philip Aguer says the troops entered the town of Kuake in Upper Nile state on Saturday. He says the alleged incursion violates a 2012 cooperation agreement that led to both countries pulling their forces from disputed border areas. On Saturday, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir ordered a shutdown of a pipeline that carries South Sudanese oil through the country for export. Bashir said the move is in response to South Sudan's funding of rebels fighting his government. A South Sudanese government spokesman, Barnaba Marial Benjamin, said on Monday the accusation is not true. "The reason they give, that...
(Gurtong Net 06/11/13)
TORIT, [Gurtong] – The investigations into the State Ministry of Public Service, Labour and Human Resource Development follow dubious practices of employment by the ministry. An Executive Committee led by State Minister of Animal Resources and Fisheries Hassan Urbano Alex submitted the report to Governor Louis Lobong Lojore for action. The report revealed irregularities on recruitment and promotion of civil servants into civil service by the State Ministry of Public Service, Labour and Human Resource Development, the practice he termed as an un-procedural act. He disclosed that nine employees were discovered entered into payroll un-procedurally while seven of them were found appointed to the super scale grades and two of promoted to higher grades which they did not deserve. Urbano...
(Gurtong Net 06/11/13)
JUBA, 11 June 2013 [GOSS] -The minister’s visit marks the first time that the Republic of South Sudan has appeared before the Human Rights Council in order to update the Council on the human rights situation in the country. When the new nation of South Sudan was born in July 2011, the government pledged to adopt several core conventions. “By signing the eight core international and regional conventions, the government of the young nation has shown its commitment to the inalienability and universality of human rights,” Hon Jok said. The South Sudan Transitional Constitution grants fundamental rights to all South Sudanese people to enjoy human rights and fundamental freedoms at all levels. The Constitution further affirms the sanctity of those...
(Sudan Tribune 06/11/13)
The leadership of the Bor community has dismissed their involvement in the criticism against politicians from South Sudan’s ruling party over the contest for party chairmanship and their intentions to become president. Reacting to a statement claiming to represent the thoughts of the Greater Bor Community, warning SPLM political figures against prematurely putting themselves forward. The name, Greater Bor, encompasses three Dinka Bor communities of Bor, Twic East and Duk counties, formerly called Bor district during the time of British colonial government. But members of the Dinka Bor community in Bor County told Sudan Tribune on Monday that the document did not originate from them. The body called The Greater Bor was formed back in 1990s during the time of...
(Sudan Tribune 06/11/13)
(JUBA) - The head of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan, Hilde F. Johnson said Monday that she cannot change global body’s policy of hiring contractors to protect UN buildings. Johnson was reacting to a strike by local staff members, which the mission employed as security guards against outsourcing security services. She said that according to a resolution of the General Assembly of the UN, the current policy is to outsource the protection of UN premises. She said in the case of South Sudan, at the request of UN headquarters in New York and following the budget decisions of member states, the decision to outsource security to a private company was taken a long time ago. However, following the...
(Sudan Tribune 06/11/13)
June 11, 2013 (JUBA) – South Sudan’s political rhetoric on "zero tolerance" on corruption seems to take a serious step that deserves attention as the ministry of justice has finally acted by giving an ultimatum to hundreds of companies that went away with hundreds of millions of money without evidence of contracts signed during the infamous Dura Saga looting spree. Nearly 500 companies, majority of which were paper briefcase companies without offices or considerable records in business, were given or said to have been given contracts to implement the project of the ministry of finance and economic planning. The project implemented in 2008 and 2009 was to distribute food to the ten states on behalf of the government as part...
(Sudan Tribune 06/11/13)
Several world leaders on Monday reacted to a decision by the Sudanese president, Omar al Bashir to block the pipelines that transport oil from landlocked South Sudan’s oil for exports through its territory. The Sudanese leader, on Saturday, ordered oil minister Awad al-Jaz to block the pipeline carrying South Sudan’s crude all the way to Red Sea coastal city of Port Sudan, accusing Juba of its alleged support to the Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF) rebels fighting his regime on multiple fronts. The impromptu decision, Bashir said, was taken after thorough study to examine its advantages and drawbacks. However, the U.S. State Department on Monday deplored Sudan’s decision to shut down the pipeline and urged Khartoum to reconsider the move. "We...
(South Sudan News Agency 06/11/13)
June 11, 2013 (SSNA) -- As a very informed and concerned citizen of South Sudan, I am sincerely very extremely disturbed as regards the future of my country. I expressed this concern, in a different way, in a letter, dated the 18th October 2012, to His Excellency the President of the Republic of South Sudan, via our Ambassador in Khartoum. I wanted to show the President that, I am not an enemy of my peoples. The expression of my political opinions, about the secession of South Sudan from the rest of the Sudan, does not amount to absolute treason against my peoples. The meaning of referendum is that, the peoples concerned shall have to make choices. This necessarily entails expression...
(South Sudan News Agency 06/11/13)
Jay Johnson has thrown the gauntlet down challenging us to prove that we genuinely hold human rights value by not voting for Riek Machar, a known violator of human rights in the coming general election of 2015. The challenge was delivered through his response to comments on his article, ‘Why Dr Riek Machar is an unacceptable alternative’ published by South Sudan Nation on 4th June 2013. Here is what Jay said, “And if the Equatorians, the Fertit, the Dinka, the Nuer and the Luo groups people care but human rights. If there is a genuine non politically motivated strong belief in human rights principles. If Elhag paul means what he says about human rights violations by SPLM government, then we...
(South Sudan News Agency 06/11/13)
Most certainly, you can make that argument, and you might be surprised to come to that conclusion, especially if you were paying attention to the news media of late. It's self evident that the forlorn Vice President of the Republic of South Sudan (RSS), Mr. Riak Machar Teny, Ph.D., is becoming more and more of a nuisance and clearly angry. He lashes out on anyone and everyone in South Sudan. Like it matters to him, he's been doggedly and publicly critical of the President of the Republic, Cde. Salva Kiir Mayardit, the Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM/A). And for some reasons, he seems to take such a great joy in plunging their morals, which's quite disturbing, especially at this critical...
(South Sudan News Agency 06/11/13)
With the announcement made by Sudanese President Omar Hassan Al-Bashir on Saturday instructing his oil minister Awad Al-Jaz to block the pipeline that carrying South Sudan crude oil not to flow again via Sudanese pipeline into Port Sudan. This announcement came after the Sudanese national security knows as “National Intelligence Security Service” give detail report alleged that South Sudan government is giving more support to Sudan Revolutionary Front which is fighting Sudan government. According to what I read in Sudan News Agency (SUNA) website on Saturday 8, there was no proper detail as the copy report read but just only to cause havoc and chaotic environment within the Bashir leadership. The arrest of former NISS boss Salah Gosh clarifies the...
(Voice of America 06/11/13)
South Sudan says at least 3,000 troops from neighboring Sudan have entered its territory, as tensions rise between the countries. Southern army spokesman Philip Aguer says the troops entered the town of Kuake in Upper Nile state on Saturday. He says the alleged incursion violates a 2012 cooperation agreement that led to both countries pulling their forces from disputed border areas. On Saturday, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir ordered a shutdown of a pipeline that carries South Sudanese oil through the country for export. Bashir said the move is in response to South Sudan's funding of rebels fighting his government. A South Sudanese government spokesman, Barnaba Marial Benjamin, said on Monday the accusation is not true. "The reason they give, that...
(Voice of America 06/11/13)
JUBA — South Sudan continues to pump oil to Sudan despite a threat from its neighbor to stop cross-border flows in a row over alleged support for rebels, its oil minister said on Monday. The landlocked African country, which has to use Sudan's export facilities, has piped around 7 million barrels of crude to its neighbor since resuming production in April, Stephen Dhieu Dau told reporters. "This is increasing every day," he said in the capital Juba. "This is not the final figure because producing is still on, we have not received any official communication from the government of Sudan so we are still producing." He gave no production figure but officials said last month the country was pumping around...
(Voice of America 06/11/13)
YAMBIO — Officials in Yambio county in South Sudan said Monday they are pushing to take their "Send all Girl Children to School" program nationwide after a local campaign to keep girls in school brought a sharp decline in the county's dropout rate. Roda Elisa Tata, the state’s deputy director of gender, equity and social change, said 184 girls dropped out of Yambio County schools in 2011 because of pregnancy and early marriages, but by the end of the 2012 school year, the number of dropouts in the county was down to 102. 'We have seen to it that most girls are being enrolled in schools -- even those who dropped out because of certain reasons, they have gone back,”...

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