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SPLA IO Accused UNMISS Of Coordinating with Government Force in Nasir


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January 15,2017(sobat state):according to the statement released by SPLA IO spokeman William Gatjiath,United Nation Mission In South Sudan(UNMISS)is accused of facilitating government operation in south sudan,therefor SPLA IO is here by informing south sudan people and international community that United Nation Mission in South Sudan(UNMISS) indian contingent based in Nasser is cordinating with Juba Regime by allowing government security agents unlimited access to UNMISS facilities including internet,telescope, other surveilance and communication equipments and the top of UNMISS building for monitoring maping and locating of SPLA IO positions and movement in the area.

‘I want 350 million people to use my site’


'I want 350 million people to use my site'

January 15, 2017, If you’re trying to find the right job or you’re a business trying to find the perfect employee it’s a challenge wherever you are in the world.

Churchill Nanje learned this the hard way after struggling to find people who were the right fit for his tech company.

So the Cameroonian entrepreneur set up the job site Njorku as a possible solution. The website covers nine African countries and growing fast.


The move was requested by West African regional leaders after a Mali summit.

Barrow won the December 1 election, defeating long-serving leader of the small West African nation, Yahya Jammeh.

Jammeh initially conceded defeat, and went as far making a concession phone call to Barrow on live television, wishing him well and also offering to help in any way he could.

The president however receded this decision barely a week later, claiming the poll was marred by irregularities.

West African leaders have been holding talks with him to get him to hand over power voluntarily.

President Jammeh’s legal team has asked the country’s Supreme court to stop Barrow’s inauguration from continuing.

The African Union said I would cease to recognize Jammeh as the president of Gambia after the end of his term on January 19.

West African regional bloc ECOWAS has threatened to use force to get Jammeh to hand over power should he refuse to do so

Norway denies plot to change South Sudan government


JUBA (15 Jan.) The Norwegian government has categorically rejected the allegations made recently by South Sudan’s army that its representatives were involved in a plot to change the current government in South Sudan.

“The Government of Norway categorically rejects the allegations made on 12 January that representatives of Norway together with Troika colleagues, have been involved in discussions in a meeting in Nairobi on changing the leadership of South Sudan,” partly reads a statment on the website of the Norwegian embassy in South Sudan.

The statement further said these are false accusations and a willful and gross misrepresentation of Norwegian policy, which for so long has focused on contributing to peace and development in South Sudan and for its people.

According to the statement, Norway does not hold any opinions, nor interfere, in the democratic leadership in any countries.

The Norwegian government was reacting to the recent statement released by South Sudan’s army claiming that the ‘Troika’ countries of the US, UK and Norway met in Nairobi with members of the armed opposition groups to allegedly achieve regime change in South Sudan

SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS – DO YOU THINK ISRAEL SHOULD BE ALLOWED IN AU AS AN OBSERVER MEMBER


  January 15, 2017

Palestine is an “Observer status” member of AU, Israel is seeking the same status. Do you think Israel should be allowed in AU as an observer member? Share your thoughts below.


January 14, 2017 (JUBA) – South Sudan government has banned international non-governmental organisations (NGOs) from operating in the rebel-controlled Payinjiar county, according to confidential statement Sudan Tribune has obtained.
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NGOs distribute relief items to civilians in Bor town of Jonglei state, 9 October, 2012 (ST)

South Sudan Nation Security Service, in a letter addressed to 8 international organizations in the area, advised these entities to cease from operating in a territory controlled by rebels forces allied to ex-First Vice President Riek Machar.

“You are hereby directed to cancel operations in and around Payinjiar (Ganyliel & Nyuong) from the effect of today 31-12-2016 and all your staff must immediately pullout from the area. All the flights to the foresaid areas are suspended. Also, boats from Juba to Payinjiar or from Payinjiar to Juba via River Nile are banned,” partly reads the statement.

Payinjiar has remained a stronghold of the rebels since the crisis broke out in mid-December 2013, and thousands of displaced persons live in the area.

Although the area remains under the control of rebel forces, relations have been strong between neighboring communities of Yirol and the Nyuong-Nuer, with trading activities being a common practice along each other’s’ borders.

Despite several attacks by pro-government forces to re-take the area from rebels, they have failed after facing fierce resistance from the opposition forces.

Last month, the rebels detained a Tanzanian who flew a chartered plane that landed at Ganyliel airstrip with a government commissioner aboard the plane.

Talks are reportedly underway with the rebels to have the commissioner freed.

Several aids workers confirmed to Sudan Tribune that all NGO staffs in the area were on Friday airlifted to Juba. These included national and international staffs as the government implements last month’s ban on NGOs in the rebel-controlled area.

Kiir creates eight new states, fires central bank governor


January 15, 2017

Juba – South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir on Saturday night issued a decree creating eight new states in addition to the existing 28 states which were created in October 2015.

In presidential decree read out on state-run SSBC, Kiir created Central Upper Nile state, Northern Upper Nile state, Latjor state, Maiwut state, Bieh state, Akobo state, Tombura state and Gbudue state.

In another decree, President Kiir removed the Governor of Central Bank Kornelio Koriom Mayiik and replaced him with Dr. Othom Ajak.

Kiir also removed the Deputy Governor of Central Bank John Dor Majok, Governor of Bieh State Gen. Peter Bol Kong, Latjor Governor Peter Lam Both, Deputy Minister of Finance Mary Jervas Yak and First Undersecretary of the Finance Ministry Salvatore Garang.

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Breaking News: Dinka civilians in Duk Padiet led by Kok Ruei are attacking Kuach Deng now and they took thousands of head of Cattle


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January 15, 2017 source in Ayod are saying Kok Ruei and Duk civilians are attacking Cattle Camps of Kuon Choat Lual and Gawar in Kuach Deng now in Ayod.

Breaking News: Ivory Coast: Gunfire erupts at army talks


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Image captionIvory Coast soldiers at the airport in Bouake, ahead of the defence minister’s arrival for negotiations

Friday January 13, 2017, a heavy gunfire broke out in Ivory Coast’s second-largest city, Bouake, late on Friday, as tensions flared following last week’s army mutiny.

Shots were also heard at the main army barracks in the commercial capital, Abidjan.

The government is currently holding talks with military leaders after a pay dispute led to a two-day uprising.

A rebellion was calmed last week when the government agreed to the military’s demands.

But a negotiator for the soldiers said the renewed gunfire stemmed from fears that the government was going back on the deal to pay their bonuses.

Hundreds of soldiers surrounded the building in Bouake where talks were taking place, and fired weapons in the air.

Defence Minister Alain-Richard Donwahi was inside, having flown back into the city earlier in the day to lead negotiations.

Mr Donwahi was briefly held hostage by the military earlier this week.

President Alassane Ouattara appealed for calm following the mutiny, and dismissed the heads of the army, police and paramilitary gendarmes.

Order was believed to have been restored, but the flare-up has renewed security concerns.

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The mutiny began in Bouake a week ago, with soldiers firing rocket launchers.

Protests also took place in the cities of Man, Daloa, Daoukro, Odienne and Korhogo, and, the following day, soldiers took over the army headquarters in Abidjan.

President Ouattara went on national television on Sunday to announce a deal had been struck.

Media captionPresident Alassane Ouattara: “This manner of making demands is not appropriate”

“I confirm that I have agreed to take into account the demands of the soldiers over bonuses and better working conditions,” he said.

Aside from better pay, the agreement was reported to include an amnesty for the mutineers.

The mutiny raised fears of a resurgence of the violence seen during Ivory Coast’s 10-year civil war, which ended in 2011.

Some of the mutineers were thought to be former rebels who joined the army after the conflict.

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