Preventing the recruitment of minors (child soldiers) in South Sudan

While graduating youth to join the army, Kuol Manyang was quoted saying If you refuse to join the army, let your hair be plated and we will buy a skirt. It means you will no longer be a man, but a typical woman.”(Photo: file)

By Jock Nhial Both Kerjiok Opinion. Dec 20, 2014(Nyamilepedia) — According to the United Nations, an estimated 9,000 children have been recruited to fight for SPLA (In Opposition) Force and government forces in South Sudan. With nothing to do and little hope, violent conflict continues in South Sudan as boys continue to be recruited to…

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History For Inclusive Social Cohesion and Common Good, Not Politics

People along River Baro in Gambella, Ethiopia(Photo: via Anuak Media)

A Response To the “Dancing with Wolf: A Reflection on Gambella Politics” By Nyikaw Ochalla, Dec 20, 2014(Nyamilepedia) — The article “Dancing with Wolf: A Reflection on Gambella Politics” by Chuol R. Kompuok, has drawn interest and much heated debate over the internet including some social media sites. The first article in particular, was well…

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Mayiendit County community in Uganda demands immediate release of their son (brother), Gatmai Gatluak Chuol Jut.

Prisoners chained together in South Sudan prisons(Photo: file)

By Gai James Kai, Dec 20, 2014(Nyamilepedia) — We the Mayiendit County community in Uganda and those in South Sudan write to express our deep concern over the unfounded arrest and detention of our beloved son (brother); Gatmai Gatluak Chuol Jut, a aid worker at UNIDO and his four other colleagues arrested by Juba government…

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Greater Twic East Community of South Sudan-USA responses to Sudan Tribune article titled, “Tensions flare between Jonglei state and GPAA”.

SPLA soldiers posting in a cattle camp in Bor(PhotoL file)

By Twi East-USA, Dec 20, 2014(Nyamilepedia) — Our message to Sudan Tribune web-site, please stop misleading public on your web-site. We talk about article that was posted on your web-site. The incident there was only between Dinka Bor of Bor County & Murle tribe Greater Pibor Administration Area. Please check the same report on Gurtong…

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Marial Benjamin: A Political orphan in Nuer Society!

Dr Marial of South Sudan ( Extracted photo/Nyamilepedia)

Editorial Analysis December 19th, 2014 (Nyamilepedia) -Dr. Barnaba Marial Benjamin is one of South Sudanese politician, whose originality is from Wuror County in Jonglei State, after he was segregated/ criticized by Hon. Paul Mayom Akech in Lakes State due to his political ambition of becoming a Governor of Lakes State. He was left stranded until…

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South Sudan Peace Talks Resume

Delegates attend the signing of a ceasefire agreement in Addis Ababa, in the past (Photo: Birahnu Sebsibe/Reuters)

Dec 18, 2014(Nyamilepedia) — Peace talks aimed at ending South Sudan’s civil war have resumed in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, the latest attempt to resolve the year-old nation’s internal conflict. The talks Thursday are focused on a sustainable truce between the government and rebel fighters, mediated by the east African regional blog IGAD (Intergovernmental…

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South Sudan Hires Ex-Blackwater Chief to Restore War-Damaged Oil Facilities

Master of war

By Ilya Gridneff, Bloomberg Dec 18, 2014(Nyamilepedia) — The former head of U.S. security company Blackwater USA, Erik Prince, was hired by South Sudan to help repair damaged oil facilities and boost output cut by a year of civil war. Prince’s Frontier Services Group Ltd. (500), a Hong Kong-listed logistics and transportation company, is being…

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Statement by Amb. Seyoum Mesfin at South Sudan Peace Talks

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ADDIS ABABA Dec18, 2014(Nyamilepedia)  –The chief mediator of South Sudan’s peace talks, Ambassar Seyoum Mesfin, prepared the following statement for the opening session of the IGAD-led peace negotiations which resumed in Addis Ababa today. He said negotiators on the security committee and economic committee would meet over the next few days and then report to…

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