South Sudan to change national currency

(JUBA) — South Sudan will introduce a new currency in a bid to control the hyperinflation in the country and the collapse of the exchange rate, the government announced on Friday. Speaking to reporters during a briefing about the outcome of the cabinet weekly meeting, the government spokesman and Information Minister Michael Makuei advised South Sudanese to deposit their money in the banks instead of holding it at home. "So…

South Sudan Govt, SSOMA resume peace talks in Rome

(JUBA) - The Sant Egidio mediated talks for peace in South Sudan resumed in Rome on Friday amid divisions in the opposition ranks and the IGAD’s refusal to open the revitalized peace pact. The long-awaited peace process under the auspices of the Sant’Egidio took place as scheduled on Friday with the efforts of the religious community to facilitate a comprehensive peace in South Sudan. The Rome-based community already brought the…

875,000 people are affected by floods in Sudan

(KHARTOUM) - Unprecedented flooding in Sudan has affected over 875,000 people who are in need of humanitarian assistance, said the UN spokesman on Friday. "Our humanitarian colleagues tell us that the devastating rains that have left more than 875,000 people in need of aid and claimed more than 150 lives since July have started to subside," said Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General. He further added that the full extent…