Former SPLA chief of staff says he would not respond to provocations


June 22, 2017 (JUBA) – The former South Sudanese army chief of general staff, General Paul Malong Awan said on Tuesday that he was aware all the ill-treatments being given to those loyal to him were a ploy to provoke reactions. “I know the intentions. They are looking for reactions but let’s not do it…

Betrayal Taban Deng urges international support for army before elections


File photo: Taban Deng Gai addresses stakeholders during the consultative workshop of the SDSR process in Juba. (Radio Tamazuj)   June 21, 2017, South Sudan’s First Vice President Taban Deng Gai appealed to the international community to support the SPLA army and reform the security sector before the upcoming general elections to ensure free and…

S. Sudanese opposition leader sacks officials over misconduct


June 21, 2017 South Sudan rebel leader, Riek Machar has sacked the armed opposition faction (SPLM-IO) representative in Australia, accusing him of misuse of power. Machar, in a statement copied to the armed opposition’s national external relations chairperson, Stephen Kuol sacked Yien Machar Wang on Sunday. “I do hereby issue suspension of Cde Yien Machar…

Humanitarian update In Bieh State, Lou Nuer


June 21, 2017, Over 200,000 internally displaced are in dire need of humanitarian assistant across Bieh State with food aid, health, sanitation and shelter top the priority list. Cholera and other water borne related diseases hit the State in Pieri, Karam, Wichjal (Yitdit) with up to 70 death cases reported at the affected locations. It…

Buhari Suffers Speech Impairment In London


BY SAHARAREPORTERS,NEW YORK JUN 20, 2017 President Muhammad Buhari, who left Nigeria 45 days ago to resume treatment for an undisclosed medical condition believed to be cancer, has developed speech difficulties, presidency sources said today. Previously, Mr. Buhari was also said to be suffering memory lapses.  The latest revelation stems from recent attempts to return…

SPLM reunification meeting adjourned over Machar’s absence


Daniel Danis | June 19, 2017 June 2017, The Acting SPLM Secretary General says the second meeting of the party factions in Kampala to discuss reunification has been postponed until next month due to the absence of Dr. Riek Machar or his representatives in Entebbe. Jemma Nunu Kumba did not mention the reasons for the…

Breaking News: National security arrest presidential guard officers linked to Malong


File photo: Lual Akeen (Right) standing with former army chief Paul Malong (middle). (Radio Tamazuj)   June 20, 2017, South Sudan’s National Security Service arrested a presidential guard officer linked to the former SPLA chief of general staff Paul Malong, sparking tension between the two institutions and family members. First Lieutenant Lual Akeen Akeen Akec was…