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Petroleum Minister Gatkuoth Sacked for Corruption and Mismanagement

South Sudan’s Minister of Petroleum, Amb. Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth, has been fired just in less than three years over what has surfaced as a case of corruption and mismanagement of the Ministry of “Oil”, the lifeline to the world’s youngest nation.

According to confidential reports extended to South Sudan News Now, Hon. Gatkuoth was fired while on a government mission to Nigeria after some elderly politicians, identified to be members of the Jieng Council of Elders, “pushed the president to fire Mr. Gatkuoth to teach him a lesson”

The Old Guard have turned into brutal oppressors of Youngest Country

South Sudan was born amid great hope but has since descended into war. It will take a new generation of leaders to make it a successful state

The euphoric birth of the world’s newest state was celebrated around the world. “A proud flag flies over Juba,” declared U.S. President Barack Obama, “and the map of the world has been redrawn.”

Ebola Fight: EU donates Shs 14bn to Uganda and South Sudan

he European Union has announced an emergency funding of 3.5 million Euros (Shs 14bn) to strengthen rapid detection and reaction to Ebola cases in Uganda and South Sudan.     

Emmanuel Davies Gyezaho, the press and information officer, European Union Delegation to Uganda, says that out of released funds, 2.5 million euros (about Shs 10.7 billion) is for Uganda and 1 million euros (about Shs 4 billion) for South Sudan.

Kiir sacks petrol boss Gatkuoth : Secret talks with Gen Malong collapse

South Sudan President, Salva Kiir Mayardiit, has dismissed the country’s Petroleum Minister, Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth.

The President also dismissed Jonglei state governor, Philip Aguer Panyang, in a decree read-out on the state-ran South Sudan Broadcasting Corporations (SSBC).

General Rebecca Nyandeng de Mabior considered an enemy of Dinkas

It isn’t possible that people who’ve been struggling together against a common enemy for nearly six decades could turn in the end against themselves as if nothing strategic bounded them together. Many people in the civilized world find it difficult to comprehend South Sudanese leaders’ attitude towards their country and people.

South Sudan has been at war since 2013 in which more than half a million people perished; four to five million South Sudanese dislocated from their natural habitats and are living in the forests, swamps, in UNMISS Protection of Civilians Camps or in Refugee Camps in Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, and the DR Congo.

Dr Riek Ma char’s phd has been wasted in superstition

It is a known fact that South Sudanese from all walks of life contributed in the liberation struggle but today, much credit seems to be attributed to few elites in the leadership, especially those with PhD’s. Whilst it is true, learnt leaders have the proficiency to steer the country in the right direction, not all those with PhD’s have the same competence.

Some with their PhD’s are dragging the country into catastrophe. A clear example is SPLA IO’s leader, Dr. Riek Machar whose supporters have gone as far as branding him a gigantic, visionary and able leader, almost making him enjoy infallible status in the political arena just because of his PhD in Engineering.

South Sudan govt militia ‘Mathiang Anyor’ cutting peoples throats : genocide

The United Kingdom has said genocide is ongoing in South Sudan, the world’s youngest nation.

South Sudan descended into civil war in December 2013 following flareup if violence followed by civilian massacres in the capital Juba by pro-government militiamen known as Mathiang Anyor.

Body of youth “Kiir must go” campaigner found in Wau

The body of a man accused of insulting President Salva Kiir last month has been found by family members according to a relative.

The young man was arrested by national security apparatuses after he reportedly referred to President Salva Kiir as a “bush man with no clue about running an ethnic diverse country like South Sudan.”

IGAD plans to conduct face-to-face meeting between Kiir, Machar

The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) which mediated South Sudan’s revitalized peace agreement is planning to bring together president Salva Kiir Mayardiit and opposition leader Dr. Riek Machar, a high-level source told whisper eye media team on Monday.

Kiir and Machar – both representing the government and SPLM-IO respectively – signed a revitalized version of a 2015 peace accords which aimed at ending a then two-year-old civil war.

Ugandan gov’t helped South Sudan breach arms embargo – report

The government of neighboring Uganda has helped South Sudan to breach a European Union arms embargo imposed on the world’s youngest nation following its independent from Sudan, a report by a Britain-based armament monitoring group said.

The EU in July 2011 amended an arms embargo imposed on Sudan in 1994 to cover the county following its independent from Sudan by Council Decision 2011/423/CFSP.

Fighting resumes in South Sudan: Gen Thomas Cirillo forces attack govern t forces

Fighting between government forces and fighters of the National Salvation Front (NAS) led by General Thomas Cirillo has resumed in South Sudan’s Yei River State.

In a statement seen by the press, NAS spokesperson Suba Samuel said government forces caused unrest in Lanyia and Wonduruba on Sunday and in Yei River State on Monday.

Dinkamen shoot dead Two Ugandans in South Sudan

Two Ugandans were shot dead in South Sudan by gunmen believed to be of the Dinka community.
The deceased were identified as Mr Willis Binsiima alias Herbs and another Mr Charles Kule, who was driving a school Land Cruiser. They were travelling with the school head-teacher, a native, whose names were not readily established but was spared.

Sources say that prior to the shooting, an unidentified vehicle with a foreign number plate knocked a Dinka man dead at Tikic in South Sudan. The enraged Dinka gathered on the road, barricading it and started looking out for any vehicle with a foreign number plate.

Kiir cry’s for peace to Generals Malong and Cirilo

South Sudan President Salva Kiir Mayardiit has appealed to General Paul Malong Awan and General Thomas Cirilo to accept peaceful ending of the country’s ongoing brutal civil war.

Malong, a former army chief who fall out with President Kiir in 2017 is the leader of South Sudan United Front (SSUF) while Cirilo is the leader of the holdout opposition National Salvation Front or NAS.

Kiir during his opening remarks at the meeting of the SPLM Political Bureau meeting in Juba on Wednesday urg d the two men along with Oyai Deng Ajak to join peace.

“I can’t end these opening remarks without equally appealing to our brothers who are still holding out, Cde Paul Malong, Cde Thomas Cyrillo, Cde Oyai Deng Ajak and others to come and join us on this journey of reuniting the SPLM and reconciling the people of South Sudan,” Kiir said.

Kiir must go : Kiir warns of ‘chaos’ ahead of planned protests

South Sudan President Salva Kiir Mayardit has warned of a risk of “chaos” as youths plan to stage demonstrations against his rule.

“We will not accept chaos in our country… So, the youth must always avoid social media campaigns from abroad to stage protests,” Kiir told officials while launching the international internet gateway in Juba on Tuesday.


In South Sudan, the name of National Security is synonymous with the National Insecurity. Citizens are not at ease with them as the way they conduct themselves is something strange and intimidating. It is something strange in South Sudan to find the member of National Security or National Insecurity in plain clothes.

It is not hard to identify the members of National Security as they have a distinguished uniform and a distinguished everything. They carry guns openly as if they are national army which in most cases leaves us with one major question of the day: how truly are the members of national security of South Sudan?   

 Kiir must go ; Kiir lashes out at Red Card Movement

South Sudan’s President, Salva Kiir, has lashed out at a South Sudanese movement which describes itself as the “Red Card Movement.” The criticism comes on Wednesday – the same day a planned demonstration against his government was to take place in Juba.

“Violent attempts to usurp power from the people would be met with violent resistance and the cycle of violence cannot end. The way to stability in South Sudan is through democracy and democratic elections, and this is what we fought for and we will not compromise it,” Kiir told a handful of journalists in Juba.