A Ugandan national is being held by South Sudanese security authorities
at the border town of Nimule in Eastern Equatoria State, for carrying 105,000
United States dollars in cash and allegedly operating a money transfer business
“It was five days ago back when a Ugandan working in the field of money
changing and mobile money transfer was arrested,” Colonel John Achiek, the
immigration chief at Nimule border told reporters on Tuesday.
“The money was taken by the economic affairs officers who are working
with security, they are the ones now in charge of the case. He is a Ugandan, I
don’t know his name but of course, security has taken him. For us, we are just
working with the people, they say it is 100,000 dollars, but I don’t know how
much money exactly,” he added.
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...
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.
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...
JUBA – Ugandan President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has
snubbed the signing of the Sudanese peace agreement and has instead sent his
Prime Minister, Sudans Post’s Nancy Abdel Rahman who is at the venue of the
signing of the Sudanese peace deal in Juba reports.
“Yesterday we were
told by the head of the southern mediation team Tut Gatluak that the Ugandan
President Yoweri Museveni will attend the signing ceremony of the peace
agreement,” Nancy said.
“However, we have just
seen the Ugandan Prime Minister instead of President Museveni. Prime Minister
Ruhakana Rugunda has just arrived and we are waiting for other regional leaders
to arrive at the venue,” she added, saying “the regional leaders are already in
gather in Juba
including the presiden...
JUBA – Regional leaders including presidents of
Uganda, Kenya and Chad will today Saturday arrive in the South Sudanese capital
Juba to attend the signing of the Sudanese peace deal, according to a senior
South Sudan government official.
A signing ceremony
for the signing of a landmark Sudanese peace agreement is being conducted on
Saturday to end decades-long devastating conflict.
reporters on Thursday, Tutkew Gatluak, South Sudan Presidential Advisor on
Security Affairs and chief mediator of the Sudanese peace talk, said regional
leaders are expected to arrive in the country beginning this evening to attend
“The Presidents of Kenya, Uganda, Chad and Sudan will attend.
The Prime Ministers of Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan will also be in attendance.
Both sides are due to sign the deal in full on Saturday in Juba, the
capital of neighbouring South Sudan.
government and rebels are set to sign a landmark peace deal in a bid to end
decades of war in which hundreds of thousands have died – an historic
achievement if it holds.
Ending Sudan’s internal
conflicts has been a top priority of the transition government in power since
last year’s removal of longtime ruler Omar al-Bashir amid a popular uprising.
Both sides are due to sign the deal in full on
Saturday in Juba, the capital of neighbouring South Sudan, after putting their
initials on the agreement at the end of last month.
The location of the ceremony holds great
significance – South Sudan’s leaders themselves battled Khartoum as rebels for
decades, before esta...