South Sudan’s vice president, wife recover from coronavirus

Posted by - June 8, 2020

South Sudan’s First Vice-President, Riek Machar, and his wife, Defence Minister Angelina Teny, have recovered from Covid-19, local media report. The two tested positive for coronavirus three weeks ago. The Sudan Tribune newspaper quoted a statement from Mr Machar’s office as saying that he had been discharged on Saturday “having fully recovered”. The statement further said

COVID-19: Five African Countries Currently Virus-free

Posted by - April 1, 2020

As at midday of April 1, five African countries have not recorded any case of the coronavirus. The countries; Malawi, Comoros, Lesotho, South Sudan and Sao Tome and Principe are presently considered virus-free. However, 49 countries have officially recorded cases with over 100 deaths. The most impacted nations per region as at the time of

Aids group say South Sudan is facing its ‘toughest year’

Posted by - February 26, 2018

South Sudan is close to another famine, aid officials said on Monday, after more than four years of civil war and failed ceasefires in the world’s youngest nation. Almost two-thirds of the population will need food aid this year to stave off starvation and malnutrition as aid groups prepare for the “toughest year on record”,

6 million people need $1.7 billion to survive in South Sudan: UN

Posted by - December 13, 2017

South Sudan needs $1.7 billion in aid next year to help 6 million people — half of its population — cope with the effects of war, hunger and economic decline, the government and the United Nations announced on Wednesday. South Sudan slid into civil war in late 2013, two years after gaining independence from Sudan

South Sudan: 27 die in fighting between army and rebels

Posted by - November 23, 2017

Twenty-seven people were killed when rebels attacked government forces in South Sudan, a local government official said on Thursday. Three government soldiers and 24 fighters loyal to rebel leader Riek Machar were killed in the fighting in Southern Liech state on Wednesday, Peter Makouth Malual, the region’s information minister, told Reuters. Rebel spokesman Lam Paul


[South Sudan] UNIDO and Japan unveil small scale business development project in Juba

Posted by - September 19, 2017

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Government of Japan’s “Increased resilience and self-help capacities for reconstruction of livelihoods and sustained nutritional food security in South Sudan” project has been officially launched at the Kasaba-Kator Development Organization. At the launch, high-level representatives of the Ministry of Trade and Industry, the Ministry of Gender,

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Four South Sudanese MPs, minister arrested over absence in parliament

Posted by - September 19, 2017

Four Members of Parliament and a minister in South Sudan’s Gok State were arrested for allegedly being absent at a parliamentary caucus sitting on Friday. According to another MP John Marik Makur, the officials were arrested by the security services for failing to attend the sitting, he told local Eye Radio. “The members who have