Unity State: Over 120 members of different parties decamp to SPLM

About 120 members of different political parties in South Sudan's Unity State have decamped to the ruling Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM).The 120 were from the South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOA), SPLM-In Opposition, the National Congress Party (NCP) among other parties. In an interview with Radio Tamazuj on Thursday, the former chairman of the National Congress Party (NCP) in Unity State Peter Puok Yang said he and 46 other NCP…

3 killed, 1 abducted in Nyirol road ambush

A pastor and two deaconesses were killed and a young girl abducted in a road ambush carried out by armed men in Nyirol County of Jonglei State on Saturday, a local official said. Speaking to Radio Tamazuj, James Bol Makuey, the county commissioner, said the incident occurred when a group of Presbyterian congregants was waylaid by their assailants while heading for a church service in the county headquarters, Langkien town…

Magwi officials destroy Bhang and illicit alcohol

Authorities in South Sudan's Eastern Equatoria State last week torched four 50-kilogram sacks containing over 200 kilograms of Bhang and destroyed about 55 cartons of illicit alcohol. Magwi County Police Inspector 1st. Lt Bongomin Godfrey Dorteo said they were only implementing an existing order banning the sale of illicit alcohol and drugs in the state.Godfrey said the suspects arrested in possession of the illegal drugs will be arraigned in court…

8 killed, 9 injured in Tonj North cattle raid

Authorities in South Sudan's Warrap State say eight people were killed and nine others were injured during a cattle raid in Tonj North County on Friday and Saturday. Speaking to Radio Tamazuj, Malek Agai Jel, an MP representing constituency No. 22 of Alabek Payam in Tonj North County said armed youth allegedly from Kirik Payam raided cattle from Awul Payam on Frida night leading to the clash that cost lives…

Over 50,000 school girls to benefit from GESS in Warrap and Abyei

Warrap State education officials say more than 50,000 primary and secondary schoolgirls will benefit from the recently disbursed funding from the United Kingdom and education partners to support girls' education in the county. The Girls Education South Sudan (GESS) is a project to increase enrolment and retention of girls in schools across South Sudan. "It benefits children in so many ways. First, it retains girls in schools and encourages and…

E. Equatoria CSOs demand accountability for GBV cases

Civil society organizations in Eastern Equatoria State of South Sudan are calling for accountability for gender-based violence (GBV) cases in the state.Police reports indicate that in the last six months, Torit town has recorded 180 cases of GBV including 44 rape cases, 60 domestic violence cases, 58 sexual assault cases, and 12 child abduction cases.The activists made the call during the launch of the 16 Days of Activism against GBV…

Opinion | R-ARCSS on Economic, & Financial Management Reforms in South Sudan (Part 2)

This part two of this article creates enlightenment on “New” Institutions that the Revitalised Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan R-ARCSS says the Revitalised Transitional Government of National Unity RTGoNU shall establish upon the Commencement of the Transitional Period (See Chapter Four of the R-ARCSS on RESOURCE, ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT).According to Article 4.6. of the R-ARCSS, the New Institutions to be established are:-Public Procurement and…

Journalists tell of beatings in Sudan police detention

Authorities in Sudan released journalist Fayez El Seleik, who was detained after openly criticising the military coup d’état of October 25, in Khartoum on Thursday. He is the fifth journalist detained during the aftermath of the coup to be released.Journalist Ali Farsab was released on November 20, Feisal Mohamed Salih, who was media advisor to the Prime Minister when he was held, was released last Monday, Yasir Awad, the director…