Category Archives: South Sudan

South Sudan,a failed state

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July of this year South Sudan — the world’s newest country — will mark 10 years of independence. Celebrations will be muted, and they should be. South Sudan is by most criteria a failed state.

The two long wars that led to the territory’s separation from Sudan left millions dead and meant that by 2011 this was the least developed place on Earth. Then, in 2013, came the South Sudanese civil war. Fought largely on ethnic lines over four to five years, this killed a further 400,000 people and forced two million of the country’s population of 12 million to flee outside the country, where they still languish in refugee camps. Some 80 per cent of those remaining in country will need humanitarian assistance in 2021, says the UN. Civil servants have been unpaid for months, and education and health are largely donor-financed.

In 2020, Transparency International rated South Sudan (jointly with Somalia) the most corrupt country on Earth. It is also perennially deemed one of the two or three most dangerous for aid workers. In few constructive senses is the government present for its citizens.

Murder: Ugandan woman shot dead in South Sudan in an ambush

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Unknown gunmen have shot dead a 40-year-old Ugandan health specialist in South Sudan.

The deceased has been identified as Clara Amono, a specialist in Reproductive Health working for Cordaid, an international emergency relief and development organization in South Sudan.

Amono was shot in an ambush between Chukudum and Camp 15 in Budi County, Eastern Equatoria State.  She later succumbed to her injuries. An unidentified driver of the same organization also reportedly sustained gunshot injuries.

South Sudan union of private schools rejects new tuition fees structure issued by government

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South Sudan’s general education ministry issued an order stopping private schools from increasing school fees this year. The deputy minister for general education told reporters in Juba on Thursday his ministry has received several complaints from parents across the country accusing private schools of charging exorbitant tuition fees and some schools demanding the fees be paid in dollars. A union representing private schools said it will not abide by the ministerial order.

Ugandan trucker beaten to coma, 6 Kenyans Kidnapped in South Sudan

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A Ugandan truck driver identified as Vincent Mulika, alias Kamanda is battling for his life after he was allegedly beaten to comma by the military and immigrations officials in South Sudan.

Mulika was reportedly beaten on Wednesday in Nesitu, along Nimule-South Sudan highway., while transporting cargo to Juba board his truck registration number UAJ 174T. He is now admitted to Juba Referral Hospital.

He becomes the latest Ugandan truck driver to fall victim to the attacks along the Nimule-Juba highway which are mainly targeting foreign cargo drivers from the neighbouring East African Community block plying the route. The highway is a lifeline for South Sudan, which imports almost everything, and for people travelling to Uganda.

Murderers of South Sudan general spoke arabic- Uganda police

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The murderers of Brigadier Gen, Abraham Wani Yoane Bondo, the former Deputy Governor of Yei River State in South Sudan spoke Arabic and some languages commonly used in South Sudan, preliminary investigations by the Uganda Police Force have revealed. Gen. Bondo was was stabbed at his residence in Nansana Wakiso District on Tuesday last week and was pronounced dead at International Hospital Kampala-IHK two days later.     

A team of detectives from Nansana police station visited his residence where they established that the assailants raided Gen. Bondo’s residence around 10:00 pm on Tuesday night.  Eyewitnesses told the detectives that the assailants they heard assailants speaking fluent Arabic and other languages commonly used in South Sudan. 

South Sudan Rebel leader “assassinated” in Uganda

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The leadership of South Sudan National Movement for Change/Army (SSNMC/A), one of the armed oppositions and member of South Sudan Opposition Alliance, confirmed that its Chief of Staff, General Abraham Wana Yoane has succumbed to injuries of an attack they believe was an organized assassination plan.

The leadership of SSNMC/A, which is led by the former governor of Western Equatoria State, Hon. Bangasi Joseph Bakosoro,  condemned the alleged assassination of its chief of Staff in neighboring Uganda.

South Sudan: Dr John Garang historical speech in 2005

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Dr. John Garang Historical Speech:

Your Excellency President Mwai Kibaki, Your Excellency former President Daniel arap Moi, Your Excellencies heads of state and government, Your excellencies ambassadors and representatives of the international organizations, distinguished invited guests, ladies and gentlemen, compatriots, fellow countrymen and women, allow me at the outset to convey to you my best wishes for the new year.

Why St Lawrence Academy School Juba, South Sudan?

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By Kaweesa Hope Mulangira

Why St Lawrence Academy Juba, South Sudan?

St. Lawerence Academy school is committed to providing a wide variety of instructional strategies to meet student’s academic, career, and personal goals.

Located at Hai- Referendum Residential area, north of Juba county.

All learners will be held to high academic standards as defined by the South Sudan Curriculum and assessed by the South Sudan exams.

South Sudan militia shoots eight people dead in Nimule

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Eight people have been shot dead by suspected South Sudanese gunmen at Odujoa village in Nimule.

The deceased include five South Sudanese and three Ugandans.   The eight were attacked on Thursday night while fishing on River Nile on the Ugandan side.  

They were surrounded by the armed men who were allegedly looking for their cattle they believed was stolen and taken into Uganda.   The dead have been identified as James Tombe, Dickson Dei, Longa, Rombek and Saquat all South Sudanese. The others are Kidega resident of Bariga village, Daca a resident of Koro village in Metu Sub County and Lice Mundrua a resident of Arapi village.