Author: THEJUBAMIRROR

The Third National Youth Convention to elect the new leadership of the South Sudan National Youth Union started in Juba on Friday. The event organized by the Ministry of Youth and Sports brought together 137 delegates from the country’s ten states and three administrative areas, representatives from the diaspora, and people living with disability. The convention is also expected to address key issues affecting the youth and foster a sense of unity and purpose among the delegates. Six candidates are vying for the position of chairperson. Speaking during the opening of the convention in Juba, Presidential Affairs Minister Bangasi Joseph…

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The  Flood  in Wau town, South Sudan:  Western Bahr el Ghazal community in Diaspora  blame the State government of lacking strategic planning for the State capital Wau as well rampant corruption that hostage  development and  mismanagement of State Infrastructure  since  SPLM-IO   appointed  Sarah Cleto  as a Western Bahr el Ghazal  Governor. Wau town, South Sudan, a significant city i n South Sudan, has been hit by an unprecedented and severe flooding, a first  time  in history of floods in South Sudan, this catastrophic event, triggered by heavy rainfall, has not only caused massive disruption but also sparked a wave of…

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The Minister of General Education and Instruction, Awut Deng Acuil on Thursday warned learners across the country against engaging in examination malpractices known as ‘Machot.’ Machot is a Dinka language which means cheating. Speaking during the launch of Arabic language and Islamic Religious Education textbooks in Juba, the minister urged learners to uphold integrity while writing national examinations. “Children of South Sudan, if you love this country, have the same determination that your soldiers demonstrated to free you to be the first citizens then you should not be thinking of Machot at all,” she counseled. “Do not think about Machot…

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This article explores the link between The Republic of South Sudan thievocracy President’s April 3rd 2024 address to parliament and the recent launch of subsidized food stores in Juba. A Nation in Crisis: On April 3rd, 2024, facing runaway inflation and public discontent, the President addressed parliament. His speech emphasized immediate economic reforms, agricultural improvement, youth employment, elections, and regional security. Lawmakers identified food shortages and inflation as the most pressing issues, requiring urgent action from the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Economy. Promises and Delays: The launch of subsidized food stores in Juba suggests a response to…

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South Sudan`s President Salva Kiir Mayardit on Wednesday night sack two officials nominated by the Sudan People`s Liberation Movement in Opposition (SPLM-IO) in Warrap State and announced replacements. In a decree read on the state-owned South Sudan Broadcasting Cooperation, Kiir sacked Arop Arop Akol, the chairperson of the Employees Justice Chamber, and Makur Abur Anei, a member of the Anti corruption Commission. He then appointed William Malith Tongriel as the chairperson of the state Employees Justice Chamber, and Angelo Noon Wal as a member of the state Anticorruption Commission. The South Sudan leader did not give any explanation for the sacking of the officials apart…

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JUBA – South Sudan’s government has suspended payments to civil servants and organized forces due to a sharp decline in oil revenue, the country’s finance minister, Awou Daniel Chuang, told parliament on Tuesday. Oil exports, the war-torn nation’s main source of income, have decreased by 70%, Chuang said. Non-oil tax collections, currently around 25-30 billion South Sudanese pounds (SSP) per month, are insufficient to cover the roughly 85 billion SSP monthly payroll, he explained. “For us to have salaries every month, we should also depend on the National Revenue Authority (NRA),” Chuang said. “Salaries are around 85 billion SSP and…

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The recent clash between South Sudanese celebrities Lady Kola and Queen Zee has taken an unexpected turn with the involvement of veteran Mama Amira. The conflict, which has played out on social media, has escalated to the point where Mama Amira has stepped in to defend Lady Kola and warn Queen Zee to back off. In a fiery response, Mama Amira accused Queen Zee of being responsible for the murder of many people and urged her to stop bullying Lady Kola. She emphasized that Lady Kola is a young girl and should not be targeted in such a manner.…

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South Sudanese President Salva Kiir has issued an unexpected decree sacking the governor of Unity state. He is a close ally of the president. Kiir issued a presidential decree on Monday night announcing that Unity state Governor Dr. Joseph Nguen Monytuil has been removed from office immediately and replaced with Riek Biem Tap Long. Monytuil had held the governorship of Unity State since June 2020 as part of the 2018 revitalized peace agreement. The announcement of his sacking was made on state-owned television. President Kiir did not give any explanation for the sacking of the Unity state governor – apart from citing his constitutional powers to appoint and remove…

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The government of Kenya led Mediation Phase of the High-Level mediation  for South Sudan  brings to the attention of the public that upon consultation with the Hotel security, parties, civil society and stakeholders confirm that the peace  process is conducted in a secure environment, all parties reaffirm their commitment  and pro-active participation in the peace process. On  the reported incidents, the Hotel security, Kenya police service and the complainants comprehensively reviewed all the footage and were satisfied with the outcome that no suspicious incidents occurred . The regrettable incident circulating in social media is under investigation by…

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