Police arrest 3 notorious criminals in Lakes State

The police in Alualuak Payam of Yirol West County of Lakes State said that they apprehended three notorious armed criminals over the weekend and transferred them to the state capital, Rumbek. Speaking to Radio Tamazuj, the chief inspector of police in Alualuak Payam, Michael Mayor Malaak, said the three notorious criminals, renowned for cattle rustling, road ambushes, deadly attacks among other heinous crimes were identified as Makuoi Manyiel Ruom, Mabil…

Turkish organisation aids over 500 vulnerable S. Sudanese

April 14, 2021 (JUBA) - A Turkish charity organisation on Wednesday distributed food aid packages among vulnerable people in the South Sudan capital, Juba. More than 500 families are to benefit from food packages distributed by the Turkish organization Ab-i Hayat during the Muslim holy month. While handing over the donation, the Turkish Ambassador to South Sudan, Erdem Mutaf said Islam was a religion of peace and voiced hope for…

Calm returns to Rumbek North after deadly clashes

Authorities in Lakes State have said that relative calm has returned in Rumbek North County after 14 people were killed and 20 others wounded when armed youths from the Luacjang community attacked the Pakam community last week. The clashes occurred in the village of Alor of Rumbek North County. Speaking to Radio Tamazuj, the commissioner of Rumbek North County, Arop Kumbai Dhelbeny, said, “Although there are still some fears in…

President Kiir directs new army chief to unify forces, stop desertions

South Sudan President Salva Kiir Mayardit on Monday tasked the new army chief to reorganize the SSPDF into a unified national army and find out why soldiers are deserting their posts and deployments. Speaking during the swearing-in of the newly appointed officials, Kiir said that security is paramount for peace to hold across the country and asked the new security chiefs to ensure stability in the country. “To my two…

Sudan calls for closed-door meeting over Ethiopian dam

April 13, 2021 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok has called his Egyptian and Ethiopian counterparts for a closed-door meeting over the filling and operation of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), after the failure of the Kinshasa discussions, a week ago. In a meeting held from 3 to 6 April in the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo Kinshasa, the three countries failed to reach a deal…

South Sudan’s Kiir tells new army chief to unite soldiers

April 13, 2021 (JUBA) - South Sudan President Salva Kiir has urged the new army chief of staff, General Santino Wol to ensure there is unity within the national army (SSPDF). Speaking during the swearing-in of the newly appointed army chief on Monday, Kiir said security is paramount for peace to hold across the country. He urged the new army chief to ensure stability in the young nation. “Santino Wol,…

UNMISS launches rehabilitation of feeder road in Yambio

The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) on Monday launched the rehabilitation of a nine-Kilometer feeder road in Yambio Town of Western Equatoria State. The repair of the feeder road is a part of the Resilience and Recovery project initiated by UNMISS in South Sudan. Speaking at the launch, the head of the UNMISS Office in Yambio Christopher Murenga said this is a pilot project to improve road networks.…

JEDCO resumes power supply in Juba

The Juba Electricity Distribution Company (JEDCO) has resumed operations after nearly a week of a power blackout in Juba. Last week, the company shed off power in all the lines across the city after days of stalemate with the South Sudanese stakeholders over lack of financial commitments. Businesses and service providers entirely relying on electricity were either interrupted or operations halted much to the chagrin of residents. The company accused…