What Does the IGAD Peace Agreement Means to South Sudan?

May 10 (Nyamilepedia) — The South Sudanese leaders, Salva Kiir Mayardit and Dr. Riek Machar Teny, unexpectedly reached an agreement within a few hours in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Friday. The leaders have agreed to form an inclusive interim government of national unity, draft a permanent constitution, reconcile the South Sudanese, implement critical reforms and guide the country to new elections. […]

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South Sudan to Offer Gold Permits in Bid to Wean Itself Off Oil

May 09, 2014(Nyamilepedia) — South Sudan, mired in conflict since December, plans to issue exploration licenses for gold-mining within three months as the nation seeks to reduce its dependency on oil revenue. Companies will soon begin drilling for “substantial” deposits of the precious metal in the country’s Eastern Equatoria state, Arkangelo Okwang Oler, director general for mineral development at the […]

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Press Release by Greater Twic Community of South Sudan-USA

by Greater Twic Community of South Sudan-USA, Revised Version May 9, 2014(Nyamilepedia) — First of all, we would like to give our appreciations to President Kiir and his Administration for allows justice to takes it duties to clear offs our own son and our heroes, freedom fighters of last 22 years civil war go clean as they are: Dr. Majak […]

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Breakthrough: Machar and Kiir Agree on Forming An Inclusive Interim Government

May 9, 2014(Nyamilepedia) — Reports from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, confirm that Dr. Riek Machar and Pres. Salva Kiir have reached an agreement to stop military offensives and form an inclusive interim government. The parties have agreed to form an inclusive transitional national government that will include other political parties in the country. The Minister of Foreign Affairs and IGAD Mediators […]

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Diplomat says IGAD force will not protect South Sudan’s oil

May 08, 2014(JUBA) — Sudan’s deputy ambassador in South Sudan says the proposed East African IGAD force in South Sudan will protect only ceasefire monitors and has no other purpose, suggesting that the force would not be involved in defending oil fields as was earlier reported. In an interview with Radio Tamazuj today, Ambassador Magdi Ahmed Mofadal reiterated the Sudanese […]

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Is there any future or hope to the survivors of the senseless crisis in South Sudan?

By Lual Magok, Opinion May 08, 2014(Nyamilepedia) — The ongoing crisis and hostilities engulfing the Republic of South Sudan , has recall the whole world and the people of the South Sudan to what the Arab ( Northerners ) used to apply as an scapegoat that Junubien or southerners will not be able rule themselves or the south led by […]

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Despite Sanctions Gatdet Can’t Accept Ceasefire Without Legitimate Documents

May 07, 2014(Nyamilepedia) — The notorious fierce fighter, Maj. Gen. Peter Gatdet Yaka has told the BBC that he can’t put down his gun, unless presented with a truthful truce. Gatdet swiftly seized his home town of Bentiu in mid April from the government troops capturing and killing many government soldiers, who hesitated to surrender. Some generals like Carlo Kuol, […]

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South Sudan exposes Presidents’ hypocrisy

BY OKECH KENDO May 07, 2014(the STAR) — A continent whose presidents chest-thumbed their way to The Hague to impose their will on international justice is either unable or unwilling to guarantee security to its people. African presidents wanted ‘justice’ and ‘respect’ for President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto – men of their status – at whatever cost. […]

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