South Sudan's capital, Juba is being affected as the nation's power utility company, JEDCO, has begun load-shedding in certain areas, leaving residents in sombre moods. […]
Nov 16, 2020 (Thessherald)–The South Sudanese President, Salva Kiir Mayardit has agreed to appoint the SPLM-in-opposition nominee, General Johnson Olony Thambo, as governor of Upper Nile state, a senior opposition official told Eye Radio.
The appointment of General Olony – a top military commander of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM-IO), has long overdue, pouring cold water on the two Parties’ efforts to work together in the unity government.
According to the Peace Agreement, three states, including Upper Nile state, were allocated to the main opposition group, SPLM-IO. However, President Kiir has been skeptical about appointing the opposition nominee, citing that Olony is not committed to being part of the agreement and might drag the country into another war.
The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) – a regional bloc brokering South Sudanese peace talks – has been blamed for taking a back seat as the parties struggle to break the impasse over pending issues.
Analysts have warned that if the parties do not speed up implementation of the peace agreement, there will be frustration and that the forces being trained may abandon their training centers.
South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir Mayardit and main opposition leader Dr. Riek Machar signed a peace agreement in 2018, ending years of violence that has killed hundreds of people and displaced millions from their homes.
The Minister of Health Elizabeth Achuei Yol receives her first dose of Covid-19 vaccine | Photo: File The Minister of Health, Elizabeth Achuei Yol, has […]
President Salva Kiir Mayardit | Photo: File Opinion | By Dr. Akec Khoc Opinion—On March 24th 2021, Nhial Deng Nhial, Minister of Presidential affairs stated […]
A well-known and outspoken Catholic Emeritus Archbishop of Juba Diocese, His Grace, Paulino Lukudu Loro, has died in the capital, Nairobi after battling an illness. […]
A sharpshooter sits on a dead crocodile | Photo: Via Facebook A giant and notorious crocodile responsible for the death of hundreds of people in […]
Moses Lokujo responses to recent sanctions imposed by the European Union | Photo: Via Facebook Responding to the recent sanctions imposed by the European Union, […]