National News

Gov’t to launch major agricultural plans today

John Pangech, the CAMP/IDMP team learder By Nana Alfred/Mandela Nelson To end food insecurity in South Sudan and as well over dependency on oil for revenues, ministry of agriculture in collaboration with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) are due to launch two major projects that are intended to boost agricultural...
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Students urgeAkech, Lecturers to leave self-interest

Mackuac Deng,Information Secretary of Jusu By Morris Dogga   Juba University Students’ Union (JUSU) has urged academic staff and the Vice Chancellor Prof. John Akechto leave “self-interest”and resolve their differences amicably. Makuac Deng, the Information Secretary of the unionsaid although the students will not interfere in their disputes, the union...
Opinion

Aweil state parliament delay recess

Aweil State Legislative Assembly By AsuntaAlithMayen The recess for members of Aweil state Legislative Assembly hasbeen extended from its previously scheduled date 15thJanuary to 23rdFebruary 2017, the speaker of the parliament has said. Rt. Hon. Speaker Deng AyomAyomsaid the recess was postponed due to some activities, which require the honorable...
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Gov’t to spend $70mto print textbooks

Minister Deng Deng Hoc Yai speaking to Journalists By Kidega Livingstone      The government through the ministry of General Education and Instruction will spend about$70 million for transportation and printing cost of national curriculum textbooks before the beginning of February next year. The $70 million will be used for printing of...
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Customs revenue drops by nearly 50%

Brig. General Akol Ayii, acting director general for customs service   By Jale Richard South Sudan’snon-oil revenue, the second largest revenue source has dropped drastically since 2013,  acting Director General,customs service said yesterday. Brig. Gen.Akol Ayii Madut said the decrease in revenue collection is due to the insecurity in the...
Opinion

The Truth

Where are South Sudan National OperationalPolice, 777?   By James LaduModiAsukGwate   By definition, the word police refer to an organized civil force in acountry, which keeps law and order. Men and women aremembers of such force. But do our operational national police keep law and order as expected by...
Opinion

Two wrongs don’t make a right

By Nana Alfred Sometimes we want to do the right thing but in a wrong way, we never really put thought into it and just react. But two wrongs can never make a right! A person will never accept his/her wrongs if you approach him/her in a wrong way nor...
National News

S. Sudanese Pound further weakens against U.S. dollar

Women carrying babies are commonly seen queuing at commercial banks and forex exchange companies in Juba. Trade in dollars has now become a lucrative business in South Sudan (ST/File)   (ST) South Sudan’s local currency (SSP) further weakened, in the first week of January, against the U.S. dollar ($) indicating...
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Torit mayor survives death on Christmas festival

Torit municipal council mayor Eddy William Ponsiano   By Thomas Lodovico Oryem   TORIT – Torit municipal council mayor Eddy William Ponsianosurvived death by unknown gunmen who attacked him at HaiNivisha in Torit on Christmas festival.   Mayor Eddy told the press that his home at Nivisha was attacked at...
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Media houses in Torit urged to expand coverage

By Thomas Lodovico Oryem   TORIT- Imotong state government spokesperson and minister of Information, Culture, Youth and Sportsurged media houses to expand their level of coverage to unreachable areas. Josephine Akulang calls on the state media houses to expand coverage to other counties of the state for wider knowledge of...
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