Yei River County: 69 schools get girl’s education funds

Up to 69 schools in Yei River County of central Equatoria state on Monday received Girls’ Education South Sudan (GESS) program cash transfers intended to support girls’ education in the country. The money will be given to girls from primary 1 to 7 and from senior 1 to 4. Each primary school girl will receive 5,600 South Sudanese pounds (SSP), while the girls in candidate classes, primary 8 and senior…

Sudanese political parties oppose new sovereignty council

Sudanese political parties oppose new sovereignty council The central council of the Forces for Freedom and Change Coalition in Sudan has opposed the formation of a new sovereignty council saying they do not recognize any government appointed by the military.Members of Sudanese political parties described the decision taken by the military leader, General Abdul Fattah Al-Burhan, to appoint a new sovereign council as a coup and said it is an…

New Law in Kenya Allows Refugees to Work

NAIROBI, KENYA — This week, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta signed a new law that will give a half-million refugees in the country an opportunity to earn a living, instead of depending on the aid agencies that assisted them for three decades.Victor Odero is a policy and advocacy adviser at the International Rescue Committee. He says the law will help aid agencies to focus more on creating opportunities that can improve…

Over 300 blind people operated in Tonj South

A faith-based organization, Indeed Truth Church, in collaboration with doctors from Samaritan’s Purse International Relief, organized a week-long ophthalmologic surgery camp to correct blindness in Tonj South County, Warrap State.The Warrap State health minister, Abak Yel Madoot, revealed that the church-based hospital in Tonj South County operated over 300 patients from across the Bahr el Ghazal region who were suffering from various degrees of blindness."The government of Warrap state is…

Two killed in Akobo revenge attack

Local authorities in Akobo County of Jonglei State said two people were killed in a revenge attack on Tuesday. Speaking to Radio Tamazuj, Gatwec Reat, the county commissioner, said the dead were waylaid and killed by a man avenging his brother who was killed a few years ago. “The killer is someone who suspected that his brother was killed by somebody from Chiengbur six years ago,” Commissioner Reat explained, “So,…

Blinken: US Sees African Countries as Equal Partners

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Friday the United States sees African countries as equal partners as it seeks to bolster its influence on a continent that receives much of its foreign aid from U.S. rival China.“The United States firmly believes that it’s time to stop treating Africa as a subject of geopolitics — and start treating it as the major geopolitical player it has become,” Blinken said in…

E. Equatoria: Newly appointed MP declines nomination on SPLM-IO ticket

A newly appointed member of parliament in the Eastern Equatoria State legislative assembly has rejected his nomination to the house on the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement in Opposition (SPLM-IO) ticket. On Wednesday, President Salva Kiir reconstituted four more state legislatures and appointed members from the parties that signed the revitalized peace agreement as state legislators. In several presidential decrees read on the state broadcaster on Wednesday, President Kiir reconstituted Eastern…

Gawar Nuer, Murle community hold peace dialogue

Representatives of the Gawar Nuer in Jonglei State and their Murle counterparts from the Greater Pibor Administrative Area (GPAA) on Wednesday concluded a 3-day peace dialogue in which the two sides agreed to end conflict and embrace peace.The grass-roots peace event was held in Jonglei State’s Ayod town.Speaking to Radio Tamazuj, James Chuol Jiek, the Ayod County commissioner, said: “There has been cyclic cattle raids involving youth from both sides.…