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Polio vaccination underway in Jonglei State

A four-day oral polio vaccination campaign targeting more than 30,000 children is ongoing in Jonglei State. Atong Kuol Manyang, the state health minister, while speaking during the launch on Tuesday in Bor, urged all the parents to allow their children below the age of five years to be vaccinated.  “Today’s event is important because it […]

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President Kiir on a 3-day visit to South Africa

South Sudan President Salva Kiir Mayaridit on Thursday morning traveled to Pretoria, South Africa to hold bilateral talks with his South African counterpart, Cyril Ramaphosa. Ateny Wek Ateny, the press secretary to the president, told Radio Tamazuj that Kiir and Ramaphosa will discuss issues that will strengthen and deepen bilateral relations between the two countries. He […]

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Sudan, South Sudan agree to discuss border insecurity

April 11, 2021 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan and South Sudan agreed, on Sunday, to hold a conference to address the security situation on the borders between the Kordofan region and the neighbouring states in Southern Sudan. The border areas in Sudan’s Kordofan region and South Sudanese states of Northern Bahr El Ghazal and Bentiu witness disputes […]

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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).South Sudanese president Salva Kiir (AFP) Speaking during the swearing-in of the newly appointed army chief on Monday, Kiir said security is paramount for peace […]

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Sudan’s interior minister, local leaders discuss security measures’ enforcement in W. Darfur

April 14, 2021 (EL-GENEINA) – Sudan’s Interior Minister Wednesday discussed with West Darfur tribal leaders the implementation of security measures to restore social peace and bring to justice the responsible of the intercommunal violence. Minister Izzeldin al-Sheikh arrived in El-Geneina on Monday with the head of the Sovereign Council Abdel Fattah al-Burhan to inspect the […]

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COVID-19 vaccination kicks-off in South Sudan

April 6, 2021 (JUBA) – South Sudan’s COVID-19 vaccination drive kicked off on Tuesday, with health workers getting their first dose of the Astra Zeneca vaccine at Juba Teaching Hospital.South Sudan’s health minister Elizabeth Achuei receiving the COVID-19 vaccine (Eye Radio photo) The first person to be vaccinated against COVID-19 was Health minister, Elizabeth Achuei. […]

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UN chief urges S. Sudanese leaders to implement peace deal

April 7, 2021 (JUBA) – The outgoing head of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), David Shearer has urged the country’s leaders to fully implement the revitalized peace agreement and hold elections so that communities can enjoy peace and prosperity.David Shearer UNMISS head briefs the Security Council on 26 September 2017 (UN photo) […]

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WFP cuts food rations for refugees, IDPs in South Sudan

People in conflict-affected areas of South Sudan collect food from WFP (WFP/eter Testuzza Photo) April 8, 2021 (JUBA) – The World Food Programme (WFP) on Thursday said it is cutting food rations for nearly 700,000 refugees and internally displaced people in South Sudan, citing the significant funding gaps. The WFP Representative in South Sudan, Matthew […]

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Death toll in West Darfur tribal violence rises to 125

April 8, 2021 (KHARTOUM) – The death toll from tribal violence in West Darfur State has risen to 125, the Central Committee of Sudanese Doctors (CCSD) said in a statement on Thursday. Fresh clashes between the Arab Rizeigat and Masalit communities erupted in the capital of West Darfur State on Saturday 3 April despite the […]