Archive for April 24, 2013


President Kiir Forms New Committee for National Reconciliation
AllAfrica.com
It is yet to be clear whether his second attempt this time to reconcile not only tribes of Jonglei state, but also in the wider South Sudan will bear fruits, or at least not face similar rejection by some communities, particularly the MurleSouth 

South Sudan – Law in a Fragile State
AllAfrica.com
April 19 marks a milestone in the International Development Law Organization’s involvement inSouth Sudan, as the final sixteen-strong class graduates from the organization’s eleven-week course. When this happens, the country’s entire community of 
South Sudan oil resumption raises sticky questions
Africa Review
In this photo dated on April 6, 2013 South Sudan’s Minister for Petroleum and Mining Stephen Dhieu Dau smiles in an oil mining control centre in Thar Jath after restarting oil production. Singing and dancing marked South Sudan’s revival of oil 
UAE’s flydubai launches flights to South Sudan
Al-Arabiya
The flight of the low-cost carrier flydubai, which will link Juba with Dubai in the United Arab Emirates four times a week, comes after South Sudan agreed with Sudan to resume cross-border oil flows, throwing both countries a lifeline. South Sudan had 
S. Sudan Tights Security After Deadly Road Attacks
AllAfrica.com
South Sudan: S. Sudan Tights Security After Deadly Road Attacks. 22 April 2013. Juba — South Sudan security forces have tightened security on roads leading to the capital, Juba, after two separate attacks on civilians and vehicles along its major 
IMF Urges Sudan to Use $3 Billion Oil Payment to Support Reforms
Bloomberg
Sudan’s economy contracted 4.4 percent in 2012 after South Sudan at independence took three-quarters of the formerly united country’s output of 490,000 barrels a day. The economy was also by hit by a loss of revenue after South Sudan stopped oil ..
Sudanese President’s Visit to Juba New Hope for Normal Ties
Sudan Vision
Sudanese President Omar Al Bashir’s visit to Juba on Friday means a glimmer of new hope for the establishment of normal relations between his country and South Sudan, local observers said Saturday. The two sides have expressed their willingness to 
Sudan, South Sudan agree to open 10 border crossings
Chicago Tribune
Aaron Maasho Reuters. 11:13 a.m. CDT, April 23, 2013. ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Sudan andSouth Sudan agreed on Tuesday to open 10 crossings along their joint border to boost travel and trade after a recent thaw in relations between the long-time foes.
IsraAID Combats Gender-Based Violence in South Sudan
The Jewish Press (blog)
Helen Animashaun, a volunteer working with the South Sudan Women Empowerment Center, wrote in the Huffington Post, “The reality of life for women in the world’s newest country is harsh; it is full of challenges and limited opportunities.” She reports 
President Kiir Forms New Committee for National Reconciliation
AllAfrica.com
It is yet to be clear whether his second attempt this time to reconcile not only tribes of Jonglei state, but also in the wider South Sudan will bear fruits, or at least not face similar rejection by some communities, particularly the MurleSouth 
Rebel army responsible for killing Indian troops: South Sudan
The Hindu
The government of South Sudan has held David Yau Yau’s rebel army responsible for the ambush in which five Indian peacekeepers were killed in the country’s Jonglei province on April 9 this year. The peacekeepers were escorting a UN convoy when they 

Reuters
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Sudan and South Sudan agreed on Tuesday to open 10 crossings along their joint border to boost travel and trade after a recent thaw in relations between the long-time foes. Sudan had closed much of the 2,000-kilometre 

Ugandans killed in South Sudan
New Vision
Ugandans traders and drivers doing businesses in South Sudan on Monday morning blocked Elegu border on Gulu-Juba road following the killing of five people including two truck drivers by unknown attackers at Mesito, located about 15km from Juba town.
UN troops awaited to confirm Sudan-S. Sudan pullout
AFP
KHARTOUM — Verification of a Sudan and South Sudan pullout from a border buffer zone has to await the arrival of more than 1,000 United Nations peacekeepers, a UN commander said in documents released Tuesday. The two countries, which battled on 
South Sudanese President Opens Parliament Session – VOA
Voice of America
He vowed to pay back debts to countries and donor groups that helped keep South Sudan afloat during more than a year of austerity measures imposed after South Sudan shut down its 350,000 barrel a day oil production amid a dispute with Sudan over 
South Sudan to cut down on expatriates, force firms to hire locals
The Star Online
JUBA (Reuters) – South Sudan plans to cut down on expatriate workers and force foreign firms and aid groups to hire more local residents to combat high unemployment, President Salva Kiir said on Tuesday.
Students Complain of Errors in South Sudan Exam Papers
AllAfrica.com
Bor — The first South Sudan secondary examinations for 2013 have come under severe criticism from the candidates in Jonglei state who said the papers had errors in them. On the morning of Monday 22 April, although disturbed by the arrival of heavy 
South Sudan to Cut Down on Expatriates, Force Firms to Hire Locals – VOA
Voice of America
JUBA — South Sudan plans to cut down on expatriate workers and force foreign firms and aid groups to hire more local residents to combat high unemployment, President Salva Kiir said on Tuesday. The move by the government of one of the world’s poorest
South Sudan Army Contains Cattle Raiding Conflict in Eastern Equatoria
AllAfrica.com
Juba — South Sudan’s army has successfully brought a conflict over cattle raiding in Eastern Equatoria State to an end, despite coming under sharp and sustained criticism from residents and local officials from the area over the approach it used to 
Sshursa Welcomes Appointment of Reconciliation and Thanks the President for 
AllAfrica.com
“We are very grateful to His Excellency the President of South Sudan Salva Kiir Mayardit for taking a prompt action to constitute the National Reconciliation Committee. This shows that the President has listened to the voices of reason from common 
Five Killed in South Sudan Highway Attacks – VOA
Voice of America
JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN — South Sudanese security forces have been deployed on highways leading into and out of the capital, Juba, after five people were killed in two separate attacks at the weekend. “The army is taking precautions and measures to make 
Chinese Envoy Meets Sudanese Officials On Ties, Darfur
AllAfrica.com
The two sides exchanged views on bilateral ties, the latest developments between Sudan and South Sudan, as well as the situation in Darfur region. Zhong also met on Sunday with Mohamed Ibn Chambas, joint special representative of the joint African 
Sudan and South Sudan Agree to Open Eight Border Crossings
Bloomberg
Agreement signed in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, by 2 countries’ representatives, African Union says in e-mailed statement. *2 other crossings to be opened during “second phase”: agreement *Joint committee to hold next meeting in South Sudan’s 
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