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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”

Al Shabab roadside bomb kills 11 police officers in east Kenya


At least eight Kenyan police officers have died after their car hit a roadside bomb near the Somali border.

Eleven people were in the car when it hit the device in east Wajir county. The fate of the others is unclear.

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.”

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.

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.

Nobody is above the law;Court orders Police chief to arrest General Kyaligonza



Mukono Chief Magistrate Juliet Hantanga has ordered the Inspector General of Police Okoth Ochola to arrest Rtd Maj Gen Matayo Kyaligonza for allegedly assaulting a traffic officer on duty.
The 73-year-old Uganda’s ambassador to Burundi was supposed to appear in court today (Monday) after several criminal summons and a warrant of arrest was issued by Mukono Court last month but he failed to show up.

The magistrate instructed the IGP to arrest Maj Gen Kyaligonza, his two aides; Cpl Peter Busindiche and Private John Okurut, and present them in court on June 24 for plea taking after the three repeatedly snubbed court summons.

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.

Piracy ; Anthony Joshua and Andy Ritz fight watched illegally in UK,Kenya,Nigeria


Data from privacy firm Muso has revealed that more than 13 million people worldwide streamed the boxing match between Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz Jr illegally.

The top three countries were Nigeria (2.35 million), Kenya (998,027) and UK (921,994). ​

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.

Congo forces kill 26 Islamist rebels in Ebola zone shootout

Congo forces kill 26 Islamist rebels in Ebola zone shootout

Congolese forces killed 26 rebels from a group thought to be linked to Islamic State on Thursday in a shootout in the country’s eastern Ebola zone, the army said.

The clash took place in a village near the city of Beni, an area where more than a dozen different militia groups and associated armed gangs operate, and the epicenter of Democratic Republic of Congo’s worst ever Ebola epidemic.

Body of Etienne Tshisekedi wa Mulumba returns to Congo two years after death


The body of Congo’s longstanding opposition figurehead and statesman Etienne Tshisekedi arrived home on Thursday to a packed and emotional welcome after a two-year wait in a Belgian morgue because of a ban on his return.

Thousands of people came to the airport in Kinshasa, the capital, to sing and chant as the coffin of the charismatic politician was wheeled through the crowds, draped in a light-blue Congolese flag.