S. Sudan’s Kiir urges investments to enhance economic growth

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir on Tuesday called for more investors into the country, declaring an open investment policy as part of efforts aimed at ensuring all investors are equally and fairly treated.He was speaking at the inauguration of Radisson Blu, a 5-star hotel in Juba.“I am delighted to be with you to participate in the official opening of this iconic hotel. The inauguration of Radisson Blu Hotel in Juba…

South Sudan frees Sudanese Communist leaders after brief confinement

South Sudan Wednesday released Sudanese Communist Party (SCP) leaders who were arrested for having travelled to the SPLM-N-held area in South Kordofan state without the needed permission.Three SCP officials travelled last week to Juba for talks with SPLM-N leader Abdel Aziz al-Hilu and SLM leader Abdel Wahid al-Nur. The party’s purpose of the meetings is to discuss ways to unite joint efforts to topple down the military leaders and establish…

RJMEC tips MPs on constitution making, election processes

The Reconstituted Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (RJMEC) on Tuesday convened a sensitization workshop on the revitalized peace agreement for the Reconstituted Transitional National Legislative Assembly (RTNLA) of South Sudan.Speaking at the opening of the workshop in Juba, RJMEC Interim Chairperson, ambassador Maj. Gen. Charles Tai Gituai said it is imperative for the RTNLA to prioritize and focus on the legislative preparations for constitutional making and elections processes.He said the…

Foreigners given 72-hours to acquire work permits in S. Sudan

Authorities in South Sudan have issued a 72-hour notice for all foreign workers to acquire and present valid work permits.In a statement issued on Tuesday, South Sudan’s Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management minister, Peter Mayen Majongdit directed all the security organs to verify the validity of the work permits of the foreign workers in the country.“My patience is coming to an end, therefore for every action, there is an equal…

Appoint female spokesperson for unified force, says activist

An activist has called for the appointment of a female spokesperson for South Sudan’s unified armed forces command structure.Last week, President Salva Kiir announced the creation of a unified armed forces command, implementing a key provision of the September 2018 peace agreement that observers hope will ease the country’s recovery from years of civil war.The peace deal calls for the establishment of unified forces made up of 83,000 soldiers to…

CEPO welcomes progress on constitution-making Bill process

Civil society organization, CEPO has welcomed South Sudan government’s decision to present the constitution-making process Bill to the Revitalized Transitional National Legislative Assembly (R-TNLA).On Monday, the Justice and Constitutional Affairs minister, Ruben Madol Arol delivered the long-awaited Bill to the assembly for due consideration.“Community Empowerment for Progress Organization program of citizens’ constitution constituency welcomes the positive move from the Justice and Constitutional Affairs ministry. This process is very important in…

SRF welcomes opening of Kushyab trial, calls to hand over ICC indictees

The Sudanese Revolutionary Front (SRF) Tuesday welcomed the opening of the trial of Ali Kushyab who is indicted with war crimes by the International Criminal Court (ICC).Kushyab who is the first of several indictees is accused of 31 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity allegedly committed in Darfur between August 2003 and at least April 2004.In a statement extended to the Sudan Tribune on Tuesday, The SRF leader…

SRF welcomes opening of Kushyab trial, calls to hand over ICC indictees

The Sudanese Revolutionary Front (SRF) Tuesday welcomed the opening of the trial of Ali Kushyab who is indicted with war crimes by the International Criminal Court (ICC).Kushyab who is the first of several indictees is accused of 31 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity allegedly committed in Darfur between August 2003 and at least April 2004.In a statement extended to the Sudan Tribune on Tuesday, The SRF leader…
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