Unity State: Rebel Attack SPLA

May 20, 2011 (JUBA) – The rebel South Sudan Liberation Army led by Peter Gatdet Yaka has attacked South Sudan’s army (SPLA) in Mankien Payam [district] of Mayom County in Unity state on Friday morning at around 6:00am Sudanese local time.

At least nine people died and 88 were wounded sources told Sudan Tribune on Friday. Continue reading “Unity State: Rebel Attack SPLA”

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Juba University: Holding Academic Workshop On S.Sudan Constitution

May 19, 2011 (ABYEI)- Juba University, South Sudan, is set to hold a workshop to discuss new draft constitution with academics and intellectuals from varies disciplines on 21 May.

The one day workshop hosted by the Faculty of Law will focus on the challenges of the current constitution and things to consider in the Draft Transitional Constitution being studied for approval by the Legislative Assembly, in order for it to become a legal and binding document. It will be open to the public. Continue reading “Juba University: Holding Academic Workshop On S.Sudan Constitution”

Attack Acusation From Both North And South On Abyei

May 19, 2011 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese army accused the Sudan People Liberation Army (SPLA) of attacking its troops in the North-South border region of Abyei leading to heavy casualties within its ranks.

In a statement issued late Thursday, the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) said that the SPLA ambushed its troops that were part of the Joint Integrated Units (JIU) who were being escorted by peacekeepers from the United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS).

SAF spokesperson Al-Sawarmi Khalid Sa’ad who read the statement on Sudan TV said the attack took place when their forces were withdrawing from Abyei towards Goli in the north of the area. He said that pulling SAF units was a decision they took in consultation with UNMIS leadership to prevent “friction” with surrounding SPLA units. Continue reading “Attack Acusation From Both North And South On Abyei”

Rumbek: Fuel shortage, vehicles to be grounded.

By: Benjamin Majok Mon

May 18, 2011, over 60% of vehicles in Rumbek the capital of Lakes state are almost to be grounded following fuel shortage in the state.

 According to the manager of Dalbit international fueling regional growth Abraham Chol Majok said, “We have run out of fuel stock in our reserves”. Dalbit is the leading fueling company in the state supplying the state with fuel. Continue reading “Rumbek: Fuel shortage, vehicles to be grounded.”

Abyei: Under Attack

May 14, 2011 (LONDON) – A senior member of the South Sudanese government in Abyei claims that attacks which took place in the region on 1 May 2011 were part of an attempted occupation by the northern Sudanese army.

The Sudan Tribune has been forwarded photographs which the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) secretary in Abyei, Chol Changath claims are the ID cards found on the bodies of soldiers killed at the scene in recent clashes in Abyei. They were wearing Joint Integrated Unit (JIU) uniforms but their ID cards identify them as members of the north’s Sudan Armed Forces (SAF).

JIU are made up of equal numbers of troops from north and South Sudan. They were formed in accordance with the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) and are administered directly by the Sudanese presidency. They police the contested areas of Sudan’s borderlands and were intended to demonstrate a spirit of cooperation. Continue reading “Abyei: Under Attack”

Rumbek: Lakes state SPLM Secretary dies

By: Benjamin Majok Mon.

The state secretary general of Sudan people’s liberation movement (SPLM) comrade Samuel Mathiang Keer has died on Suday 12:20 AM in Australia. He was suffering from blood cancer.

Comrade Keer was appointed as the state secretary general of SPLM soon after the CPA was signed and remained as the secretary when the SPLM congresses were conducted in the state, he was unopposed in 2008.

In statement released by the Governor of Lakes state Chol Tong Mayay declared SPLM party and the governments of Lakes state are mourning for the big lost of SPLM leader in the state.

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S.Sudan: The Fortunate And Unfortunate Dinkas

I am a resident of Gogrial and I would like to share these. In 1995 few months before I left for Ethiopia, I have seen the changes in SPLA war. Targeting government barracks like Anya-nya II were doing was not the case. As SPLA were advancing to control some locations in Awil; Rumbek, Bentiu and Bor, their actions were quite different from what they were broadcasting over the radio. The tortures and brutality against the local population was severe than the threats SPLA was posting against the government forces. Having lost some closest family members, I decided to go to refugee camp in Ethiopia and remained there for 14 year. Continue reading “S.Sudan: The Fortunate And Unfortunate Dinkas”