Govt Blocks Access to Independent Websites

[Deutsche Welle] Internet and mobile phone users in South Sudan are not able to access the websites of at least four independent media outlets. The government has grown increasingly hostile to the media since civil war began in 2013.

[Deutsche Welle] Internet and mobile phone users in South Sudan are not able to access the websites of at least four independent media outlets. The government has grown increasingly hostile to the media since civil war began in 2013.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

Change in Behaviour for Actors ‘Long Overdue,’ Security Council Told

[UN News] Highlighting challenges facing South Sudan, a senior United Nations official today underlined that overcoming obstacles borne of a volatile combination of insecurity and political uncertainty is critical for the war-torn country to be put on …

[UN News] Highlighting challenges facing South Sudan, a senior United Nations official today underlined that overcoming obstacles borne of a volatile combination of insecurity and political uncertainty is critical for the war-torn country to be put on the track to peace and stability.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

Fighting Rages in Parts of the Country Despite Cease-fire – UN

[VOA] A senior U.N. peacekeeping official said Thursday that fighting had escalated in parts of South Sudan, despite a government-declared unilateral cease-fire in May.

[VOA] A senior U.N. peacekeeping official said Thursday that fighting had escalated in parts of South Sudan, despite a government-declared unilateral cease-fire in May.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

UN Agency Scales up Cholera Response With 500,000 Doses of Oral Vaccine

[UN News] The United Nations health agency is scaling up cholera response in South Sudan, where 17,785 cases, including 320 deaths, have been reported since the outbreak in June 2106.

[UN News] The United Nations health agency is scaling up cholera response in South Sudan, where 17,785 cases, including 320 deaths, have been reported since the outbreak in June 2106.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

SPLM-IO Defends VP’s Record

[VOA] This week marks one year since South Sudan’s First Vice President Taban Deng Gai was sworn in to replace Riek Machar after fighting broke out between the presidential guards and the SPLM-IO rebels loyal to Machar.

[VOA] This week marks one year since South Sudan's First Vice President Taban Deng Gai was sworn in to replace Riek Machar after fighting broke out between the presidential guards and the SPLM-IO rebels loyal to Machar.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

Veteran Journalist Becomes MP

[VOA] A veteran South Sudanese journalist says he has joined the SPLM-in Opposition (SPLM-IO) Taban Deng faction to speak out on behalf of the people of Yei River state.

[VOA] A veteran South Sudanese journalist says he has joined the SPLM-in Opposition (SPLM-IO) Taban Deng faction to speak out on behalf of the people of Yei River state.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

Govt Declares State of Emergency in 4 States

[VOA] South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir has declared a state of emergency in his home state of Gogrial and parts of three other states where clashes have raged for months between clan-based militias.

[VOA] South Sudan's President Salva Kiir has declared a state of emergency in his home state of Gogrial and parts of three other states where clashes have raged for months between clan-based militias.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

Kabugo Wary of Bright Stars ‘Physical’ Attacking Force

[Monitor] Kampala -South Sudan may not have the attacking power akin to Uganda Cranes’ triumvirate of Geoffrey Sserunkuma, Derrick Nsibambi and Milton Karisa but have an enviable physical presence upfront.

[Monitor] Kampala -South Sudan may not have the attacking power akin to Uganda Cranes' triumvirate of Geoffrey Sserunkuma, Derrick Nsibambi and Milton Karisa but have an enviable physical presence upfront.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan