April 24, 2014 (JUBA) - The sacked general chief of staff of the South Sudanese army said on Thursday he would work to support his replacement, asserting that his removal should not be used to justify the perpetuation of the fourth month conflict that has displaced over one million people.
General James Hoth Mai thanked president Salva Kiir for the trust he had showed in him during his period in office.
"I have done what I could do. People have seen that and they are the ones to judge. I (...)
April 23, 2014 (JUBA) - South Sudan president's decision to remove the army's chief of staff was "normal" and had nothing to do with the way the military was handling the spiraling rebellion in the different parts of the country, a senior official said.
“The removal of the chief of staff general staff by the president is as a normal release and retirement that usually takes place in the army. It has nothing to do with the performance matters or anything linked to politics", information (...)
April 24, 2014 (JUBA) – The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) said on Thursday that a barge convoy carrying food items and fuel was attacked in the Tonga area of Upper Nile state leaving four people injured.
The attack occurred at 10:15am local time involving Rocket Propelled Grenades (RPG) and small arms, UNMISS said in a press statement.
"The UN Mission in South Sudan condemns in the strongest possible terms this morning's unprovoked attack on a convoy of barges hired by the (...)
April 24,2014 (JUBA/ADDIS ABABA) - The government of South Sudanese on Thursday declared it was dropping treason charges against the four senior politicians detained in connection with an alleged coup attempt in mid-December last year.
Justice minister, Paulino Wanawilla Unango said government took the surprise decision against its four detained officials for “the sake of peace and reconciliation".
“The case was being terminated for the sake of peace. It is not that was no evidence”, (...)
Remarks With Norwegian Foreign Minister Borge Brende Before Their Meeting
RemarksJohn KerrySecretary of State
April 24, 2014
SECRETARY KERRY: Good afternoon, everybody. It’s a great pleasure for me t...
Despite their human rights records, the United Nations has elected the Islamic Republic of Iran, Cuba, Sudan and several other repressive regimes to influential committees charged with promoting human rights. Human rights activists see this as a major ...
Inner City Press asked Ging if this increased checking wasn’t a result of what even the UN has said was a mistake, the trucking rather than flying of weapons to the Ghanian peacekeepers in Bentiu. Ging acknowledged that this was the government’s rationale for the checks but said, “We do not accept it.” […]
April 19, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – An unidentified armed group has killed two guards and kidnapped three workers including two foreign nationals at Kanar oilfield in South Kordofan state, said the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF), on Saturday. Sudanese oil workers at one of GNPOC fields in South Kordofan (file photo Asawer oil company) SAF’s spokesperson, Al-Sawarmi […]
JUDY WOODRUFF: An Afghan security guard shot three American doctors today at a hospital in Kabul. It was the latest in a series of attacks on foreigners in Afghanistan. The guard opened fire outside a facility run by CURE International, a Christian charity. The dead included a Chicago pediatrician who had volunteered in Afghanistan for nearly a decade.
SURIYA DALIL, Health Minister, Afghanistan (through interpreter): These people were not carrying guns. They didn’t have military uniforms. They came here under immense pressure and were here only to serve the people of Afghanistan. This was an inhumane and brutal action, and unfortunately will impact our health services.
JUDY WOODRUFF: Also today, the latest partial results in the Afghan presidential election are showing former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah leading with just under 44 percent. Final results are due in ...
South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir has sacked his army chief, a military spokesman said, replacing him with a loyalist from his own ethnic group as the country’s four-month conflict shows signs of being increasingly fought along tribal lines.
South Sudan said it will release all political detainees on Friday accused of plotting to overthrow President Salva Kiir’s government after the administration decided to drop the charges against them, according to presidential spokesperson Ateny Wek ...
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council asked for an urgent investigation on Thursday into the ethnic massacre of hundreds of people in South Sudan's oil hub Bentiu and expressed its willingness to "take additional measures" if ...
New York, US (PANA) - The UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has strongly condemned Thursday's attack on a convoy of barges delivering urgently needed food and fuel supplies to its base in Malakal in Upper Nile state.
Top U.S. diplomats say the conflicts in South Sudan and the Central African Republic will compound widespread food shortages and and long-term instability. Millions of people in the two countries have been forced to flee their homes because of politica...
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council asked for an urgent investigation on Thursday into the ethnic massacre of hundreds of people in South Sudan's oil hub Bentiu and expressed its willingness to "take additional measures" if t...