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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”

Ousted Sudan leader Bashir makes first appearance since coup


Sudan’s former-President Omar al-Bashir has appeared in public for the first time since he was overthrown in a coup in April.

Mr Bashir was driven from a jail in the capital, Khartoum to the prosecutor’s office where he was read the corruption charges against him.

Typical African men: “Kenyan MP arrested for slapping female colleague


Kenyan Member of Parliament, Rashid Kassim, has been arrested after being accused of causing “actual bodily harm” to his female colleague, the Kenyan Police Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) said.

In a video circulating on social media, MP Fatuma Gedi said she was walking out of the Parliament in Nairobi Thursday morning, when she met Kassim, who she says confronted her over why she did not allocate money to his constituency.

Corruption : Wife of president Grace Mugabe, owns 16 farms


Grace Mugabe, the wife of Zimbabwe former president Robert Mugabe, owns 16 farms, in what is against the country’s land policy which allows ownership of one farm per family.

This was revealed by President Emmerson Mnangagwa during a radio interview in Harare on Friday.

Field Mashal Hafter airstrike on Tajoura, Tripoli kill 9


One person was killed and nine others were wounded – including a child and two women – in airstrikes carried out by Khalifa Haftar’s forces on Tajoura, eastern Tripoli.

Eyewitnesses said Saturday that the airstrikes nearby the National Heart Center in Tajoura caused considerable damage to civilian houses, and car accidents on the road due to the panic caused by the bombing.

Crucify the corrupt in Kenya


During the trial of Jesus Christ just before his crucifixion, Pontius Pilate gave the people a choice between Jesus the Messiah and Barabbas, a notorious thief and murderer.

“Which of the two do you want me to release to you”, he asked. “Barabbas”, the crowd shouted in unison. Pilate then asked, “What shall I do with Jesus, the Messiah?” The crowd shouted, “Crucify him!”.

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.

Ebola suspected victim tests negative in Kisoro, Uganda

A five-year-old girl who’d been confined at the Bunagana border in Kisoro district has tested negative to Ebola virus disease.  

The girl was among a group of 51 refugees who arrived at Bunagana border on Tuesday night from Itungo village, North Kivu province of the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. They were reportedly crossing to Nyakabande Transit Centre in Kisoro district when they were intercepted. 

Rwanda pens to East Africa Countries over DR Congo request to join bloc

Neighbouring DR Congo has formally expressed interest in joining the East African Community (EAC) in a letter by President Félix Tshisekedi to the EAC Chairman, President Paul Kagame, expressing his country’s wish to join the bloc.

The letter is dated June 8, 2019, in which Tshisekedi states that his request follows the ever-growing trade between the business community in his country and member states of the EAC.

Sudan’s military rulers say they thwarted several coup attempts


Sudan’s military rulers said on Thursday they had thwarted several coup attempts against them.

Two different groups of people who had attempted coups had been arrested, the Transitional Military Council’s spokesman said. One group consisted of five people while the other had more than 12 members, he said.

Uganda set to repatriate Ebola patients back to DRC

Uganda is set to repatriate the five confirmed and suspected Ebola patients back to the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The five cases are all from the same family that recently travelled to DRC to attend the burial of a relative, who succumbed to the deadly virus.

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).

Ebola Update ; 3 dead in Uganda

A five-year-old boy with the first confirmed case of the deadly Ebola virus in Uganda has died, sources have confirmed.

The child was receiving care at an Ebola treatment centre in Kasese near the western border with the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The source from Kasese, who spoke to the Nation on condition of anonymity because the person is not authorised to speak publicly, said details on the child’s death would be announced later on Wednesday.

Health ministry to conduct ebola ring vaccination in Kasese, Uganda

The Ministry of Health is set to carry out ring vaccination of all persons believed to have come into contact with a confirmed Ebola case in Kasese district.  The vaccination is scheduled to start on Thursday June 14, 2019.

It will cover all persons suspected to have come into contact with a five-year-old boy, who tested positive to Ebola on Tuesday June 11, all persons who came into contact with the direct contacts, and at-risk health workers who were not previously vaccinated.

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.