South Sudan approves import of Egyptian poultry: official

April 13, 2021 (CAIRO) - South Sudan has approved the importation of poultry products from Egypt, a senior official disclosed on Tuesday. The Egyptian Minister of Agriculture, Al-Sayed el-Qasir said the move comes within the framework of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi’s policy to open new foreign markets for Egyptian products, as well as to deepen the cooperation between Egypt the East African nation. El-Qasir reviewed achievements Egypt has so far…

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…

Jebel Kotein FC crowned champions of South Sudan Cup in Kapoeta

Jebel Kotein Football Club has been crowned winners of the South Sudan Cup tournament in Kapoeta of Eastern Equatoria State after beating St. Mary FC 3-nil on Sunday. This is the second year in a row Jebel Kotein FC has taken the cup. The league, organized by the Kapoeta Local Football Association or KLFA started on March 10th with 10 teams battling it out for the cup. Ika Bure, the captain…

Al-Burhan meets tribal leaders over recent clashes

April 12, 2021 (KHARTOUM) - The head of the Sovereign Council Abdel Fattah al-Burhan Monday met with the traditional leaders in West Darfur and urged them to end the inter-communal attacks. Al Burhan arrived on Monday in the restive state of West Darfur to inspect the security situation and to encourage the tribal leaders to promote reconciliation and peaceful coexistence between the different ethnic groups. Following his arrival, he held…

Sudan handed over 61 troops to Ethiopia

April 12, 2021 (GALLABAT) - The Sudanese army Monday handed over 61 Ethiopian militaries arrested during different attacks inside the country. Speaking at the handover ceremony in the Gallabat border area, the Chief of the Ground Staff and the commander of the forces deployed in the eastern region, Lt-Gen Issam Mohamed-Hassan Karar, said that the Ethiopian prisoners were humanely treated in accordance with international humanitarian law. "Their release came as…