The Debate: Understanding Federalism

SOUTH SUDAN FEDERALISM OR DECENTRALIZATION? By DR. RIchard K. Mulla What is federalism? Legally, a Federal constitution is where the legislative and administrative authority of the National and State Governments are both subordinate to the Constitution, but co-ordinate to one another. In other words, the powers are divided in such a manner that the national government and the state government […]

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Mass Defection Hits South Sudan Parliament!

Government Rocked by Mass Defection of MPs and Key Army Officer June 09, 2014(Nyamilepedia) — In a report released through the office of military spokesperson for SPLA in Opposition, Brig. Gen. Lul Ruai Koang reports that a total of 18 members of parliament have defected the government and joined the SPLM under the leadership of Dr. Riek Machar Teny, in […]

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Juba Criticizes Kenya And Sudan For Cordial Relations With The Armed Opposition

South Sudan Unhappy With Rebel News Conference in Sudan   BY PETER CLOTTEY June 08, 2014(Nyamilepedia) — South Sudan’s presidential spokesman says Sudan is undermining the legitimacy of President Salva Kiir’s government and bilateral relations between the two nations after representatives of rebels loyal to former vice president Riek Machar were allowed to hold a news conference in the neighboring […]

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Government Troops and Allies Abandoned Positions, SPLA Fills in Security Vacuum

June 08, 2014(Nyamilepedia) — A report released by the office of military spokesperson for SPLA in opposition, Brig. Gen. Lul Ruai Koang, confirms that the government forces have abandoned their bases in Jonglei state. Brig. Lul believes that the SPLA forces at Gadiang, in Duk county, are heading back to Bor through Panyigor. Lul explains that other fronts that include […]

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There Was A Conspiracy, Dr. Machar said!

June 8, 2014(Nyamilepedia) — In a historic BBC Hardtalk, anchored by Stephen Sackur in Juba, the Commander – in – Chief of the armed forces, Salva Kiir Mayardiit, accused his former vice president, Dr. Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon and the former governor of Unity State, Gen. Taban Deng Gai, of authorizing the Ugandan forces and Sudanese rebels, JEM, to operate in […]

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US sends top diplomat to push for Kiir-Machar summit

June 7, 2014(RT) — A top diplomat of the United States government, Thomas A. Shannon, arrived in Juba on Friday to push President Salva Kiir ahead of a scheduled meeting with opposition leader Riek Machar in Addis Ababa, which is scheduled to take place on Monday. The President of South Sudan and opposition leader Riek Machar had agreed on 9 […]

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Greater Equatoria Youth Leadership Firmly Behind Governor Clement Wani Konga

Press Release by GEYL. You’re Excellency, June 07, 2014(Nyamilepedia) — We the Greater Equatoria Youth Leadership today resolved to take this opportunity to underscore its common position to stand firmly behind the Central Equatoria State Governor Clement Wani Konga for his visionary leadership skills, and leadership’s directives for the people of CES, and Greater Equatoria at large in regards to […]

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Greater Equatoria Youth Leadership Letter To VP Wani Igga

You’re Excellency, June 07, 2014(Nyamilepedia) — We the Greater Equatoria Youth Leadership have met on 5th/06/2014, and resolved to issue the Vice President of Republic of South Sudan, James Wani Igga, with a formal statement having noticed you have entered with unnecessary interference into affairs of people of Greater Equatoria Region’s popular demands for federal governance. Mr. VP, the GEYL, […]

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South Sudan Must Cease Oil Contracts Until Peace Returns!

June 06, 2014(Nyamilepedia) — Global Witness, A UK based non-governmental organization, which investigates the role of natural resources in funding conflict and corruption around the world, is urging Salva Kiir government to freeze oil deals until peace return to the country. “Global Witness is calling on the government of South Sudan to issue a moratorium on all new oil sector […]

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Ethiopia to lead IGAD force within the UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan

June 05, 2014(Nyamilepedia) — On Tuesday last week the UN Security Council approved the deployment of three battalions of IGAD peacekeeping forces to South Sudan to protect teams of monitors from the region whose mission is to verify reports of violations of a temporary cease-fire. They will also try to prevent further fighting between South Sudan government forces and forces […]

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