Troika condemn South Sudan army attacks on SPLA-IO positions

The Troika countries on Wednesday condemned attacks by the South Sudan People’s Defense Forces (SSPDF) on the armed opposition faction (SPLM/A-IO) positions in Jekow and other towns in Maiwut County, Upper Nile State.The troika comprises of the United States, the United Kingdom and Norway.The group, in a statement released on Wednesday, said that they have received reports showing that government forces have carried out attacks on positions held by armed…

UN documents widespread rape of women, girls in South Sudan

Widespread rape is being perpetrated by all armed groups in South Sudan often as part of military tactics for which government and military leaders are responsible, either due to their failure to prevent these acts or for their failure to punish those involved, a new United Nations report revealed.“It is outrageous and completely unacceptable that women’s bodies are systematically used on this scale as the spoils of war,” said Yasmin…

Civil society body advocates for climate change dialogue

Community Empowerment for Organization (CEPO) has called for a national climate change dialogue to mitigate effects of heavy rains expected in the region.The call comes barely a month after the Intergovernmental Authority on Development’s (IGAD) Climate Prediction and Applications Centre (ICPAC) announced that heavy rains could fall over East Africa in the months of March, April to May (MAM) seasons.ICPAC is a designated Regional Climate Centre by the World Meteorological…

Civil society body advocates for climate change dialogue

Community Empowerment for Organization (CEPO) has called for a national climate change dialogue to mitigate effects of heavy rains expected in the region.The call comes barely a month after the Intergovernmental Authority on Development’s (IGAD) Climate Prediction and Applications Centre (ICPAC) announced that heavy rains could fall over East Africa in the months of March, April to May (MAM) seasons.ICPAC is a designated Regional Climate Centre by the World Meteorological…

COVID-19 vaccination in the WHO African Region – Monthly Bulletin, February 2022

The African region is lagging behind in COVID-19 vaccination roll out with only 10.2% of its population fully vaccinated compared to 55.5% globally. Between January and August 2021, the low vaccination coverage was due to insufficientavailability of vaccines. Since August 2021, vaccine supply in the African region has increased significantly, especiallythrough the COVAX Facility, which has donated 69% of all vaccines received in the African region. With only 51.1% of…

HRW calls to release detained former S. Sudanese governor over detention without trial

Human Rights Watch Tuesday called to release a former caretaker governor of Northern Bahr el Ghazal state who has been in jail without trial for seven months.Kuel Aguer Kuel was arrested on August 2, 2021, for co-founding the People’s Coalition for Civil Action (PCCA), a group that called for peaceful protests across the country on August 30, 2021, to force the transitional government to step down.Kuel was charged with five…

Juba, Khartoum agrees to form border monitoring committee

South Sudan and Sudan have agreed to form a high-level committee to monitor cross border attacks between local communities, winning the support of local leaders.Northern Bahr El Ghazal State Governor Tong Akeen Ngor said Wednesday the Vice President for Service Cluster had informed him and members of his cabinet of a discussion he had with the Sudanese Deputy Chairman of the Sovereign Council about a need to form a high-level…

Hemetti discusses peace implementation with South Sudan’s Kiir, Marchr

Mohamed Hamdan Daglo “Hemetti” Sudan’s Deputy Chairman of the Sovereign Council arrived Tuesday in Juba for talks with the South Sudanese officials on the implementation of the revitalized peace agreement and bilateral relations.Hemetti met with President Salva Kiir and his First Deputy Riek Machar to assess the implementation process of the revitalized peace pact.After the meeting, Barnaba Marial Benjamin, Minister of Presidential affairs told reporters that the South Sudanese president…