President Salva Kiir has ordered an investigation into two key ministers, finance minister Kosti Manibe and cabinet affairs minister Deng Alor, over the transfer of almost $8 million dollars to Daffy Investment Group. The money was purportedly for the purchase of anti-fire safes. Kiir issued the order on Tuesday. He lifted th... Read more
Tuesday, 18 June 2013
AWEIL - MPs from Northern Bahr al Ghazal have discovered that disputed border areas which traditionally belonged to the South and had African names, have been renamed into Arabic names. The MPs returned last week from a visit to the areas and are due to present a report of their findings ... Read more
Friday, 7 September 2012
President Salva Kiir on Monday called upon Parliament to ratify
Aweil - Traders in Wany-Jok market in Aweil East have appealed
Juba - The co-chair of the Abyei Joint Oversight Committee, Luka
Juba - South Sudan has accused Sudan of scaring away investors
Juba - The Minister of Finance, Kosti Manibe, has said $7.4
BOR- Over 34,000 people have been displaced by floods caused
Juba - The first direct flight from Khartoum, carrying 87 passengers,
Bentiu – Hundreds of residents of Bentiu, the capital of Unity
Washington, DC Speech by the President of Republic of South Sudan, Salva Kiir Mayardit, at the closing ceremony of the International Engagement Conference (IEC) held at the Marriot Wardman Hotel, Washington D.C. Your Excellencies Distinguished members of the Diplomatic community and invited guests Ladies and Gentlemen, good afternoon!!! It is a great pleasure to have ... Read more
Wednesday, 14 December 2011
Washington, DC Speech by the President of Republic of South
South Sudan Chief Negotiator with Sudan, Pagan Amum on February
A piped water point in Bor. Photo by Nyuon Ruai Lack of access to clean water in South Sudan is common all over the newly born nation including major cities. The few boreholes that had been provided by non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and Urban Water Corporation in towns and villages are no lo... Read more
Thursday, 21 July 2011
A weed is any plant that grows where it is not wanted. Weeds affect crops by competing with them for light, water and soil nutrients. Maize is particularly vulnerable to weeds because it is widely spaced and its growth in the first few weeks is very slow. It is during this period th... Read more
Friday, 7 September 2012
For a long time, women were marginalized in Sudan. They were
The recent tribal fighting between the Lou Nuer and Murle in
Rising dowry rates in South Sudan are fuelling violence and encourage
Juba is being choked by garbage as Philling Environmental,
The composer of the anthem for the Republic of South Sudan has
The Republic of South Sudan (ROSS) obtained independence on
Thousands of jubilant South Sudan citizens braved the scorching
Red Cross comes to the rescue of a soldier who passed out Salva
ADDIS ABABA - According to the African Union roadmap and the UN Security Council resolution, direct negotiations on all pending issues between South Sudan and Sudan have to be concluded on Saturday, September 22. This new deadline came after the negotiations were extended by 50 days when President Bashir failed to ... Read more
Saturday, 22 September 2012
As the people of Ethiopia, the continent and the world at
On July 9 the people of South Sudan all over the world will celebrate
YAMBIO - The issue of two teams bearing the same name will soon be a problem of the past for the Wehidah of Yambio and the Wehidah of Nzara. The teams faced each other on Sunday August 26, in Nzara county. Hundreds of fans turned up to enjoy the show. The friendly match had been organised in order to test their ability. The plan is to unify the two groups, and to come up with a satisfactory team that will be based in Yambio.
The match ended 2-1 in favour of the visiting Wehidah team of Yambio. The first goal came only in the second half of the game, when Yoasa Bennson of Wehidah Yambio scored by header with a direct pass from Simon John. His superb goal was followed by a second one in favour of the team, when captain Taku Tikito scored after doudging all the defenders. He then won a one-on-one confrontation with the enemy goalkeeper and put the ball at the back of the net. The counter goal for Wehidah Nzara, scored by Giden, came after 90 minutes in extra time.
Speaking to the New Nation the coach of Wehidah Yambio, John Pee, said that the purpose of playing this friendly match was to select good players for the mother team, that will be a representative of both teams. The mother team will be based in Yambio.
Many among the fans have complained, asking that the two teams be given different names if they want to go on playing separately. Pee disagreed: “This is not what we want. We need those teams to retain their names, and we want them to remain as an academy to the mother team”. He also added that in this way, whenever there is a shortage of players, they will always be able to call for support from the teams. At the moment, there is no funding available to finance the new club’s activities.
Captain Taku of Wehidah Yambio commented: “I am grateful for being born in Nzara. I started my football career from here, and here is where I was selected by the club where I now play for the mother team in Yambio”. He added: “In the shortest time I have built up a big number of fans. And whenever I play, they always cheer me up”. Talking about the match with Wehidah Nzara, he said: “When I faced the goalkeeper, I thought it was a different person. But then I was there, and I realized that all the people where cheering with my name! That is something very encouraging”.
The commissioner of Nzara county, Elia Box, appreciated the visit of Wehidah Yambio to the county. He also invited the home team to make a return leg match in Yambio. Another reason to be happy, he added, was that in the past any visit by the other team to Nzara county would end up in a fight, whereas this time everything went well. “This shows maturity and mind development”, Box said.
In the meantime, in Yambio Freedom Square another game attracted a good number of spectators. The challenge involved the junior teams of Rock City and Nile City. The match ended with four goals to two in favour of Nile City.
Interviewed after the match, the captain of Rock City Edwin Sam put the blame for the loss on the fact that many of his most experienced players where injured. “We played well, but we lost”, he said.
“Some of our best players, like Joel Taban, were absent. Moreover, the rain also contributed to our defeat, because my players are not used used to play in these conditions”, stressed the captain