South Sudan SPLA Reclaims its stronghold of Nasir – Dina!

By Dina Maruach, May 03, 2014(Nyamilepedia) — The SPLA reclaimed Nasir from the government troops this morning, Dina Maruach reports. The heavily armed mixed government troops and mercenaries were overran by the Latjhor white army, who withdrew from the town on Sunday to minimize casualties. Government troops captured the town for the first time on 4th evening, spending only a […]

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South Sudan SPLA In Process to Retake Towns From The government Troops

May 05, 2014(Nyamilepedia) — South Sudan SPLA rebels recaptured Bentiu town in Unity, Gerger and Jalhak in Upper Nile state following major government offensives in the last few days. A report from James Gatdet Dak, Machar’s spokesperson, confirms that the SPLA in opposition flushed out the heavily armed government troops in Betiu town, Unity state. “Our gallant freedom fighters have […]

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South Sudan crisis: Bentiu government offensive falters

May 05, 2014(Nyamilepedia) — South Sudan troops trying to recapture the oil hub of Bentiu from rebels have been forced back amid heavy gunfire, a BBC correspondent says. Government troops advanced towards the town centre over the weekend with an armoured column. But the BBC’s Alastair Leithead, who is in the UN compound on the outskirts, saw a contingent of […]

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SOUTH SUDAN: FROM INTERNAL TO REGIONALIZED CONFLICT

By Daniel Wuor Joak May 04, 2014(Nyamilepedia) — The war in South Sudan has turned from internal to regional conflict where Egyptians, Ugandan (UPDF), Sudanese opposition forces of Justice & Equality Movement (JEM) and Sudan Alliance Forces (SAF) are heavily participating in South Sudan’s war. All their combined forces have been assisting the faltered government in Juba militarily. This resulted […]

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Peace talks set for South Sudan – or will new nation face global sanctions?

May 04, 2014(Nyamilepedia) — South Sudan was supposed to be a crowning foreign policy achievement for the United States – something that would last at a time when the Arab Spring revolutions in Libya and Egypt haven’t been living up to their expectations. After all, the country’s very existence was brought about through years of developmental aid approved by various […]

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Uhuru: IGAD In Full Control of S.Sudan Talks

May 04, 2014(Nyamilepedia) — Speaking when he held talks with President Salva Kiir and Ethiopian Foreign Affairs Minister Tedros Adhanom at State House Nairobi this morning, President Kenyatta made it clear that IGAD will not accept fragmentation of the ongoing peace talks on the South Sudan crisis. President Kenyatta who is the IGAD rapporteur said following IGAD requests the face to face talks […]

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War in Bentiu and Nasir

May 04, 2014(Nyamilepedia) — South Sudanese government forces said Sunday they had overrun a key rebel base and that heavy fighting was raging for control of the northern oil hub of Bentiu following a major offensive. “Our forces captured Nasir this morning. After we launched an assault yesterday with heavy bombardments, the town is ours,” South Sudan army spokesman Philip […]

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SEEDS OF NATION GENERATION.

By Deng Majok Chol, Harvard Kennedy School. May 02, 2014(Nyamilepedia) — To each of You—of all the 64 ethnic communities that are the inhabitants of South Sudan–who have, in the violence, lost loves ones, family members, dear friends, colleagues, heroes, mentors, or a mentees, I say, with deepest sympathy, condolences to you. To each of all the women–from the 64 […]

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UN Security Council split over South Sudan sanctions

By KEVIN J. KELLEY May 03, 2014( NEW YORK) — The United Nations Security Council signalled on Friday that it is likely to approve deployment of East African troops in South Sudan, but divisions emerged within the council over possible UN sanctions on leaders of South Sudan’s warring factions. All five of the council’s veto-wielding permanent members — China, France, […]

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South Sudan conflict ‘struggle for power’: Info Minister

Makuei spoke about the possible U.S. role in resolving the dispute and Juba’s relations with former foe Sudan. By Mohammed Taha Tewekel and Abdu Abdulkerim, Anadolu Agency May 03, 2014(ADDIS ABABA) — South Sudanese Information Minister Michael Makuei believes that the ongoing conflict in his country is merely “a struggle for power” unrelated to the ethnic backgrounds of its chief […]

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