South Sudan blames donors for not supporting peace

June 28, 2016 (JUBA) – South Sudan’s government said lack of assistance from the international donors has slowed down the implementation of the peace agreement which ended 21 months of civil war between rival top leaders and armed factions in the country.

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South Sudanese information minister Michael Makuei Lueth attends a press conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 5 January 2014 (Photo: AP/Elias Asmara)

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Cleric’s remarks on Wau event draws mixed reactions

June 28, 2016 (JUBA) – South Sudanese from different regions have reacted a top religious leader’s remarks that the young nation was being “ruled by monkeys and devils”.

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While preaching at a church in Juba last Sunday, Apostolic Administrator Rocco Taban criticized the government for allegedly mishandling the clashes that occurred in Wau. Continue reading

Gambella/Anyuwaa Leadership Accountability and Responsibility

05/27/2016, Gambelatoday admin

The writer of this paper has attempted to find accurate information about Anyuwaa leadership responsibility and accountability.  The Anyuwaa people have traditionally been ruled by their kings and chiefs. For unknown centuries the Anyuwaa people used to live by themselves as tribe without mingling with other tribes. They had one culture, one language, and one undivided land. But now things have changed. They are now divided into two countries: South Sudan and Ethiopia. In this research, the writer has focused on the Anyuwaa of Ethiopia. Continue reading

Immediate Press Release: URGENT – Ethiopian troops into South Sudan – East Africa –

May 12, 2016

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Immediate Press Release

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URGENT – Ethiopian troops into South Sudan – East Africa

 

Gambella, Ethiopia (May 12, 2016) Ethiopian troops entered South Sudan on May 2, 2016. We cannot say for sure it is an invasion, but the military buildup is large enough to characterize it as the invasion. An eyewitness estimated over thirty (30) thousand Ethiopian soldiers crossed borders to South Sudan. They are well equipped with Tanks, heavy weaponry, Armored Personnel Carriers, helicopters, fuel tankers, and food supplies. The troops entered through three main areas – Pochalla, Raad, and Akobo – on the Ethiopian-South Sudanese borders. Currently they are operating in three locations in Pochalla area, Pochalla town, Omila and Otalo villages and about 30 Tanks are stationed in Pochalla. Continue reading

U.S. Senators Speak Loud and Clear: Human Rights Violations in Ethiopia Must Stop!

By Alemayehu G, Mariam

Last July, Barack Obama visited Ethiopia and declared the ruling Thugtatoship of the Tigrean People’s Liberation Front (T-TPLF) regime a “democratic government.”

The T-TPLF claimed with a straight face that it had won the 2015 “election” by 100 percent or all 547 seats in “parliament”.

The New York Times called it a “sham”.

Human Rights Watch called Obama’s statement “shocking”.

I called it a low down dirty shame.

Cardin-6On April 20, 2016, Senators Ben Cardin (D-Maryland), Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Patty Murry (D-WA), Ed Markey (D-MA), Chris Coons (D-DE), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Al Franken (D-MN), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) sponsored a Resolution condemning the crimes against humanity being committed by the T-TPLF in Ethiopia today. Continue reading

South Sudan has finally issued landing permit for Machar’s aircrafts

April 23, 2016 (JUBA) – South Sudanese government has finally issued a clearance for landing of two aircrafts to transport the first vice-president designate and “accompanying delegation” to arrive on Monday, 25 April 2016.

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Machar speaks on a mobile phone after an interview with Reuters in Kenya’s capital Nairobi July 8, 2015

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