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South Sudan leader urged to appoint women leaders

South Sudan leader urged to appoint women leaders

South Sudanese women activists are urging President Salva Kiir to revoke the appointments of state governors in order to include women’s representatives in accordance with the provisions of the revitalised peace agreement. Early this week, President Kiir appointed governors for eight of the country’s 10 regional states after sharing them out with his former rival […]

Anger as South Sudan soldiers shoot dead five civilians

Anger as South Sudan soldiers shoot dead five civilians

Hundreds of South Sudanese protested Wednesday after a soldier, a cousin of President Salva Kiir, was involved in the killing of five civilians in the capital. A statement from the presidency confirmed that Lual Akook Wol Kiir, a “distant cousin” of the president, had been arrested and was in hospital in critical condition after the […]

South Sudan ministers test positive for Coronavirus

South Sudan ministers test positive for Coronavirus

Ten cabinet ministers in South Sudan are now confirmed to have contracted Coronavirus. Information Minister Michael Makuei has said that all former members of the high-level task force on Coronavirus – apart from the health minister – have tested positive for Covid-19, the respiratory illness caused by the virus. But he has denied reports that […]

South Sudan rebel leader-turned-VP tests positive for coronavirus

South Sudan rebel leader-turned-VP tests positive for coronavirus

South Sudan’s first vice president, the former rebel leader Riek Machar, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, his office said Monday. Machar’s wife, Defence Minister Angelina Teny, and “a number of his office staff and bodyguards” have also been infected, according to a statement posted on the office’s Facebook page and attributed to press secretary […]

South Sudan confirms first case of coronavirus

South Sudan confirms first case of coronavirus

South Sudan has confirmed its first case of COVID-19, its vice president said on Sunday, becoming the latest African nation to report a case of the disease caused by the new coronavirus. READ ALSO: UAE central bank takes new anti-coronavirus steps, bringing stimulus to $70 billion Riek Machar said a 29-year old patient arrived in […]