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A South Sudanese analyst argues that the U.S. restriction on oil companies will hurt the average citizen; the president of Zimbabwe releases a list of companies said to be involved in the illegal transfer of money out of the country; and traders in Yei town accuse county and state officials of imposing multiple taxes on their businesses.
The South Sudan government says U.S.-trade restrictions on oil companies will weaken the Kiir administration; Juba police investigate the motive behind an officer who shot and killed his wife before turning the gun himself; and a U.S. journalist calls on the media to ensure more stories from countries like South Sudan make the news.
The United States government imposes sanctions on fifteen South Sudanese oil companies; South Sudan’s health minister declares the country free of guinea worm disease; and the Wau State government gives residents a week to vacate homes built near a Wau Town railway station, or face eviction.
A seed distribution company in Gbudue State calls on the government to restrict countries from importing seeds into South Sudan; armed separatists in Cameroon abduct dozens of people, including a government official; and a U.N. study cites the benefits of 'green' water management systems to meet the needs of a growing global population.
A labor lawyer in Washington says employees working for foreign governments are protected under the foreign servant amenities act after a driver for the South Sudan embassy said he’s not been paid in nearly a year; and also, civil society activists welcome the UN Security Council’s renewal of the UNMISS mandate, the government’s spokesman says the Council should have consulted the Kiir Adminstration first.
South Sudan’s ambassador to the United Nations takes issue with the U.N. Security Council’s vote to extend a mandate on the country; cattle keepers in Amadi State defy governor’s orders to vacate farm lands and return home; and the South Sudan government resumes preserving historical paper documents into digital formats.
South Sudanese working in Washington D.C. say they have not been paid for nearly a year; speakers on a U.N. women’s panel discuss the challenges of achieving gender equality for women, particularly in Africa; and education officials in Jonglei State face difficulties in enforcing laws to prevent child marriages.
A fire in Bentiu destroys at least one hundred markets and the homes of internally displaced people on U.N. protection sites; President Salva Kiir fires his finance minister and appoints a new one; and refugees return home to Yei town to find their homes without roofs, windows and doors.
The U.N.-sponsored Radio Maraya continues its standoff with South Sudan’s media authority; Egypt and South Sudan sign a 'Memorandum of Understanding' to pave the way for greater cooperation between the two countries; and South Sudanese health officials in Imatong State investigate a suspected meningitis outbreak.
The South Sudan media authority orders the suspension of U.N.-aided Radio Miraya FM; police in Bor arrest three SPLA soldiers suspected of armed robbery; and members of the Sudanese diaspora discuss whether or not the United States should normalize relations with Sudan.
On International Women’s Day, female elders in South Sudan speak out against discrimination that women face in their communities; diplomats in Juba urge South Sudan's government to support the role of women in promoting peace across the country; and South Sudanese women in Ugandan refugee settlements rebuild their lives as entrepreneurs.
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