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GOVERNORS wrangle delays appointment

By Bullen Bala Alexander President Salva Kiir Mayardit said the negotiations on the allocation of the state remained the main issue that was delaying the full formation of the Revitalised Transitional Government of National Unity. The responsibility sharing ratio in the states and local government level according to the Agreement...
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Africa Union needs USD 12.5M to fight coronavirus

By Sheila Ponnie The African Union has agreed to establish a continental anti coronavirus (COVID-19) fund worth 12.5 million dollars. This came after the G20 video teleconference chaired by the South African President Cyrill Matamela Ramaphosa last week. The Teleconference focused on the coordinated response to the wide spread COVID-19...
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Agriculture only option to boost economy, says official

By Kidega Livingstone A senior official in the Ministry of Trade and Industry said agriculture was the only option to bolster the country’s economy. Stephen Doctor Matatia, Director General for External Trade said agriculture is more sustainable compared to other sources that generate revenues in the country. He described the...
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Civil society accuses security agents of smuggling

By Manyuon Mayen Manyuon A youth coalition organization has blamed the security organs from both South Sudan and Uganda for the smuggling of people along the border points despite lockdown on the two borders. The youth coalition revealed that it had recorded numerous incidences where people have been smuggled into...
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Gov’t comes clean on coronavirus rumours

By Kidega Livingstone The High Level Taskforce on Coronavirus has dismissed claims that there could be cases of coronavirus in the country but the government is suppressing information. Dr. Makur Matur Koryom, the Undersecretary at the Ministry of Health, who also doubles as a member of the High Level Taskforce...
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Women selling vegetables beaten by City Council

By Martha David   Women selling food items in Konyokonyo Market say they were beaten by the city council authorities on Monday morning as the authorities implement the Presidential order on the coronavirus. According to the order issued, shops selling food items and other essential items were allowed to operate...
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Ministry never received USD three million

By Elia Joseph Loful The Minister of Higher Education says his office has not received the USD 3 million approved by High Level Taskforce on Coronavirus to support South Sudanese students studying in countries affected by the pandemic. The money was approved by the High Level Taskforce on Coronavirus as...
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Over ten killed in Rumbek inter-communal clashes

By Mabor Riak Magok At least 17 people have been killed and more than 17 wounded in an inter-communal fight in Rumbek North County of Lakes State. The fresh clashes which occurred on Saturday and lasted till Sunday took place in Malueth area. Speaking to Juba Monitor, Marik Nanga Marik,...
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Pounds scarcity hits market

By Mandela Nelson Denis A scarcity of the South Sudanese pounds is being felt in the markets due to the ban on shops selling non-essential communities across the country. The authority banned operations of non-essential commodities in the country, as a way of preventing coronavirus from entering the country.  The...
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FORCES warned for demanding money from foreigners

By Nema Juma Citizens have raised their concerns that the security forces come at night and move door to door asking for money and documents from the foreigners. It is said that if you don’t give them money then when you are a foreigner they will forcefully ask for your...
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