Archive for April 28, 2013

President Kiir Speech, 23 April 2013,

Posted: April 28, 2013 by PaanLuel Wël in Junub Sudan

Prezzo Kiir Speech on the Opening of South Sudan Parliament, 23 April 2013.pdf


South Sudan rebels surrender in oil-rich north in amnesty deal
It switched sides several times during the civil war between north and south Sudan that killed some 2 million people in fighting over oil, religion, ideology and identity. The war, which began in 1983, ended with a 2005 peace deal that paved the way 
South Sudan ‘Between Somalia and Congo’
Washington — Experts here are calling on the United States and the international community to increase pressure on the government of South Sudan to address weaknesses in its central governance. A high-level panel of scholars and government officials 
S. Sudan Religious Leaders Ask Kiir to Explain Move Against VP Machar
Juba — The most senior religious leaders in South Sudan have asked president Salva Kiir, to clarify to them the delegated powers he withdrew from the vice president, Riek Machar, as rumors of a looming crisis in the presidency continues. The surprise 
Mine clearance in South Sudan – in pictures
The Guardian
Decades of conflict in South Sudan have left behind a landscape littered with mines and other unexploded devices, making it dangerous for local people to live in certain areas. However, a collaborative effort by the Mines Advisory Group and the UK’s 
Sudan’s biggest sugar firm plans Joburg IPO
Independent Online
Sudan, one of Africa’s biggest sugar producers after Egypt and South Africa, wants to cut dependency on imports of sugar, a big ingredient in Sudanese food, which makes prices of the commodity politically sensitive locally. The Khartoum-based company 
Suspend Ties With South Sudan, MPs Tell Govt
The House committee on foreign affairs has asked the government to suspend ties with South Sudan. Committee member Latif Ssebaggala (Kawempe North) argues that the government ofSouth Sudan has failed to protect Ugandans transacting business in 
General Paolino: South Sudan Street Survivors
Financial Times
Setting aside peculiarities of language (and its tribute to George Bush) this record by the blind South Sudanese singer General Paolino could have been recorded in Mississippi in the 1920s: an anguished blues voice accompanied on a single acoustic 
South Sudan re-issues amnesty for rebels, including Yau Yau
Sudan Tribune
April 26, 2013 (BOR) – The president of South Sudan, Salva Kiir, on Friday re-issued an amnesty to rebel leaders operating in the countries Jonglei, Unity and Upper Nile state. JPEG – 11.7 kbSouth Sudan president Salva Kiir (Reuters). The leaders of 
Thousands of South Sudanese rebels surrender after thaw with Sudan
South Sudan has been struggling to contain insurgencies it claims have been supported by Sudan since it gained independence from its northern neighbor in 2011 under a peace deal that ended one of Africa’s longest civil wars. Sudan denies the allegations.
Zain feels the heat in frontier market South Sudan
DUBAI/JUBA (Reuters) – Mobile phone group Zain knew it was facing a challenge when it set out to build up its network in Africa’s newest frontier market – the vast, strife-torn expanses of South Sudan. ( And a challenge is what it got 

Chicago Tribune
The newly independent South Sudan said Zain could stay – alongside South Africa’s MTN and Sudan’s state-owned Sudani – as long as they dismissed all Sudanese staff and cut management and network links with the north, said Juma Stephen, 

South Sudan State Runs Out of Free Condoms – VOA
Voice of America
BOR, SOUTH SUDAN — Health centers in South Sudan’s Jonglei state have run out of free condoms, authorities said Friday, warning that the condom shortage could lead to a sharp rise in HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases in the region.
South Sudan rebels: SSLA ‘surrenders’
BBC News
Some 3,000 fighters from one of South Sudan’s biggest rebels groups, the SSLA, have handed in their weapons, officials say. The former rebels crossed the border from Sudan in about 100 trucks, a local official told Reuters news agency. Sudan has always 
Another Ugandan Truck Driver Goes Missing in South Sudan
As families still mourn the death of their relatives shot dead in South Sudan, another Uganda truck driver has gone missing. The truck driver still unidentified had gone to retrieve the truck that had earlier hit in an ambush at Nashida, 25km, from 
South Sudan Re-Issues Amnesty for Rebels, Including Yau Yau
Bor — The president of South Sudan, Salva Kiir, on Friday re-issued an amnesty to rebel leaders operating in the countries Jonglei, Unity and Upper Nile state. The leaders of the six militia groups covered by the amnesty were, Major General David Yau 
Zain feels the heat in South Sudan market – The Peninsula
Peninsula On-line
DUBAI/JUBA: Mobile phone group Zain knew it was facing a challenge when it set out to build up its network in Africa’s newest frontier market — the vast, strife-torn expanses of South Sudan. And a challenge is what it got, in the form of months of 
Thieves steal beds bound for South Sudan
BBC News
The theft of hospital beds from a Glasgow charity which were bound for South Sudanhas been described as “despicable”. The beds were stolen from outside a storage unit in Rutherglen which belonged to Glasgow, the Caring City, between 15 and 23 April.
South Sudan’s rebels surrender
Herald Scotland
South Sudan’s Government has been struggling to contain several insurgencies it claims are supported by its civil war foe Khartoum since it gained independence from Sudan in July 2011. Sudan denies the claims. Relations between the Sudans have 
Sudan rebels attack city, push closer to capital
Chicago Tribune
Fighting had hitherto been limited mainly to the remote regions of Darfur and South Kordofan and Blue Nile states, which border South Sudan. The Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) – which launched an unprecedented assault on Khartoum in 2008 – said 
South Sudan Refugees Stuck in Limbo, Face Tough Choice – VOA
Voice of America
RENK, SOUTH SUDAN — About two million people have returned to South Sudan since a 2005 peace agreement ended decades of civil war that is estimated to have killed around the same number. But since South Sudan became a nation 18 months ago, 
South Sudan leader Kiir pardons rebels
Africa Review
South Sudan President Salva Kiir has pardoned six militia leaders and their forces, including David Yau Yau. President Kiir said any crimes the leaders and their forces had committed as a result of mutiny and rebellion against South Sudan had been 
South Sudanese rebel groups agree to government’s amnesty
Sacramento Bee
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Several rebel groups operating in oil-rich parts of northern South Sudan have agreed to a governmental offer of amnesty in return for ceasing hostilities, local media reported Saturday. The South Sudan Liberation Army, 
Head of UN in South Sudan told of Lakes state human rights alleged abuses
Sudan Tribune
The UN Special Representative of the Secretary General (UNSRSG) for South Sudan, Hilde Johnson, also held a one hour closed door meeting with the Lakes state Governor, Maj-Gen Matur Chut Dhuol, but information about the meeting has not been made 
No Progress in Sudan and SPLM-North Talks – VOA
Voice of America
The SPLM-N rebels fought on the side of the South Sudanese when they were fighting for independence. Sudan and South Sudan split in July 2011, but armed clashes between the SPLM-N and Sudan continued. The violence in the states of South Kordofan