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Mabior Garang Resigns from his Position as National Chairperson of Information and Public Relations to protest ‘fake’ peace

Mabior Garang Resigns from his Position as National Chairperson of Information and Public Relations to protest ‘fake’ peace

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The SPLM-IO chairperson of information committee and ex-deputy minister of interior, Mabior Garang de’Mabior, is saying that he is resigning from his position in protest to the sticky implementation of the revitalized peace agreement. “In reference to the above subject, I am writing this memo to inform your Comradeship of my intention to resign from my position of Chairperson for Information and Public Relations,” Mabior said in a memo addressed to SPLM-IO chairman Dr. Riek Machar Teny. Mabior’s resignation came after several rumors last week that he has resigned from the main armed opposition group. But the senior member of the SPLM-IO denied in an interview on Wednesday that he has resigned from the group, accusing unnamed others within the group and the regime in Jub...
Unstable dollar Exchange rate making Business Operations Impossible in Juba.

Unstable dollar Exchange rate making Business Operations Impossible in Juba.

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Several small businesses in South Sudan’s capital Juba are closing as fears among traders escalate over depreciation of the local currency, the Pound, several traders in different markets in Juba told Sudans Post this evening. This afternoon, the United States Dollar’s exchange rate against the local currency risen to SSP 830, days after the government announced that it will change the currency in a bid to try to thwart the economic situation in the country. Speaking to Sudans Post in Juba’s custom market this evening, Abdalla Sherif, a Sudanese businessman who owns two shops in both Custom and Jabel, said he has closed down his small businesses until tomorrow. He said some of his colleagues have also done the same because they believes more developments in the dollar/pound chang...
Machar can’t go to Church, Tour Juba, He’s under House Arrest

Machar can’t go to Church, Tour Juba, He’s under House Arrest

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JUBA – The Sudanese government is lobbying to have South Sudan First Vice-President, Dr. Riek Machar Teny, released from house arrest, a foreign ministry source in Khartoum said Sunday. Machar, an influential figure in South Sudanese politics, has been under forced house confinement since late 2016. He was initially kept in South Africa for two years, and later on moved to Khartoum where peace talks, which culminated in the revitalized peace agreement, were taking place under the auspices of former president Omar al Bashir. In February this year, he was appointed South Sudan first vice president, but Machar who is a signatory to the revitalized peace agreement has remained under house arrest, to the point he is not allowed to go to church. Speaking to Sudans Post this evening,...
“Increasing level of Defections May Fail Peace Agreement”, South Sudanese

“Increasing level of Defections May Fail Peace Agreement”, South Sudanese

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JUBA – South Sudanese citizens are calling on President Salva Kiir Mayardit and his first deputy, and SPLM-IO leader, Dr. Riek Machar Teny to work hard to end defections among their rank and file expressing fears that the practice may eventually bring down the agreement. Kiir and Machar signed a revitalized version of a 2015 peace agreement in September 2018, but important provisions of that peace deal, such as the security arrangements which provides for reunification of the rival forces, have not been implemented. Since Machar returned to Juba in February this year, defections have increased with senior political leaders loyal to Kiir and Machar switching sides, raising regional and international concerns over the fate of the already fragile peace agreement. Public fears were t...
Hundreds Slaughtered As Inter-communal Clashes Break Out In South Sudan

Hundreds Slaughtered As Inter-communal Clashes Break Out In South Sudan

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By Elite Reporter At least 287 people, including a Doctors Without Borders (MSF) staff member and two other aid workers, have been killed in the most recent spate of inter-communal violence in the eastern state of Jonglei in South Sudan, government authorities  reveal. At least 300 people were wounded in the violence, which broke out between the Murle and Lou Nuer ethnic communities on Saturday, according to the government. Many suffered gunshot wounds and other trauma, according to health workers. Meanwhile, a patrol from the UN Mission to South Sudan has been sent to the town of Pieri to interview survivors, the organisation said in a statement on Wednesday. "The team is investigating reports that many people were killed, injured and lost their homes," the statement sa...
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