Dr. Chol Deng reappointed as Nilepet Managing Director

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir has reappointed Dr. Chol Deng Thon for the second time as the Managing Director of the national oil company, Nilepet. Chol Thon replaces Bol Ring Mourwel.Dr. Chol was appointed in a presidential decree read on the state-owned South Sudan Broadcasting Corporation (SSBC) on Friday evening.He first served as the Managing Director of the national oil firm from September 2017 to September 2020.Incorporated in 2009 after…

Warrap: Head of HIV/AIDS commission resigns, cites frustration

A chairperson of the HIV/AIDS Commission in Warrap State has resigned from his position, citing frustration with the state governor’s lack of political will to work with other political parties.Kuch Dut, who is a member of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-In Opposition (SPLM-IO) led by First Vice President Riek Machar, was appointed into the position as part of the power-sharing agreement.South Sudanese parties are implementing the 2018 revitalized peace agreement.…

Warrap: Head of HIV/AIDS commission resigns, cites frustration

A chairperson of the HIV/AIDS Commission in Warrap State has resigned from his position, citing frustration with the state governor’s lack of political will to work with other political parties.Kuch Dut, who is a member of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-In Opposition (SPLM-IO) led by First Vice President Riek Machar, was appointed into the position as part of the power-sharing agreement.South Sudanese parties are implementing the 2018 revitalized peace agreement.…

Majongdit distances himself from delays in formation of state assemblies

Peter Mayen Majongdit, a leading member of the Other Political Parties (OPP), says the delay in the formation of state legislative assemblies was not from his side.South Sudan still does not have legislative assemblies in the states despite the formation of the Transitional Government of National Unity in early 2020.Last week, Kornelio Kon, the leader of the National Alliance of Political Parties and a leading member of the OPP, said…

Majongdit distances himself from delays in formation of state assemblies

Peter Mayen Majongdit, a leading member of the Other Political Parties (OPP), says the delay in the formation of state legislative assemblies was not from his side.South Sudan still does not have legislative assemblies in the states despite the formation of the Transitional Government of National Unity in early 2020.Last week, Kornelio Kon, the leader of the National Alliance of Political Parties and a leading member of the OPP, said…

Journalist spends a day in NSS detention over news report

The South Sudan National Security Service (NSS) on Friday released journalist Ayuel Chan after spending a day in detention.On Thursday, Ayuel Chan, a news anchor at the state-owned South Sudan Broadcasting Corporation (SSBC), was arrested in Juba and was later confirmed to be held at the national security agency’s main detentions centre in the capital Juba, known locally as “Blue House”.Speaking after being released on Friday, Ayuel said he was…

Netherlands Ambassador to Sudan visits North Darfur

The Netherlands Ambassador to Sudan, Irma van Dueren, who is also ambassador to Eritrea and Chad, began a visit to North Darfur today to asses projects funded by the government of the Netherlands in the state.Ambassador Van Deuren and her delegation were received at the airport of the state capital El Fasher by the Secretary-General of the North Darfur government, Hafiz Bakheet Mohamed, and several state officials, the official Sudan…

Sudan police fire tear gas to clear Khartoum barricades

Police in the Sudan capital of Khartoum fired tear gas and arrested a number of protesters “after limited clashes and hit-and-run operations” at the Mak Nimr Bridge and on Nile Street on Sunday, to clear barricades that gridlocked traffic in the city from many hours. The African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies (ACJPS) has called for an urgent investigation into the injury of 17 demonstrators in Khartoum after police…