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…

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…

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…

Bentiu revenge attack leaves 1 dead

At least one person was killed in a revenge attack at the Bentiu Protection of Civilian Site in South Sudan's Unity State last Saturday. Speaking to Radio Tamazuj on Monday, the deputy commander of the joint security forces Gatkhor Gatluak Bol said the late was identified as Gatkuoth Diar Dak. Gatluak said the prime suspect, Yien Kuol Top, and his three brothers escaped from the camp since the incident."We are…

W. Bahr el Ghazal gov’t delegation visits honey factory in Lakes State

A delegation from South Sudan's Western Bahr El Ghazal State headed by the state minister of agriculture and food security Akwong Bwola visited the Wullu Honey Factory and Processing Site in Lakes State last Thursday.Speaking to Radio Tamazuj during the exchange visit in Wullu County, Lakes State Minister of cooperatives and rural development Philip Taban Chier said the visit was aimed at sharing experiences and learning about the honey industry.…

Sudan releases more detainees, but many still captive

Sudan has released another batch of activists, politicians, and civil society leaders, held after the October 25 coup, however several remain in detention despite the clause in the political agreement signed in Khartoum last week by Gen Abdelfattah El Burhan and Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok, that stipulates the release of all political detainees.In a joint press statement at the weekend, the Sudan Troika countries (USA, UK, Norway), welcomed the…

MSF office in East Darfur plundered

The office of international medical NGO Médicins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in Ed Daein, capital of East Darfur, was plundered by gunmen at dawn on 19 November.In a statement yesterday, MSF said that gunmen stormed the office at around 03:00 and threatened the office guards. A Toyota Land Cruiser bearing the organisation’s logo was stolen.The organisation noted that the armed attack occurred two weeks after the plundering of a…

Humanitarian tragedy deepens after West Darfur violence

The Chadian authorities say that more than 12,000 Sudanese refugees, most of them children, women, and seniors, have arrived in the Wadi Barak area after fleeing the violence in attacks on villagers and nomads in Jebel Moon, West Darfur, during the past 10 days. Thousands of villagers fled to eastern Chad after their homes were burned to ashes. There are conflicting reports of exactly how many people were killed or…