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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.
The German government pledges 30 million euros in support of protection, nutrition, and clean water for South Sudanese children; a new report says a state-owned oil company is diverting millions of dollars in revenue to South Sudan's security sector; and health officials in Yei River State express concern over the rising number of people testing positive for Hepatitis B.
The South Sudan government dismisses a report that accuses top officials of benefiting from the conflict; a new report released by OXFAM links the conflict in South Sudan to food insecurity and the plummeting economy; and teachers in South Sudan say food shortages are hurting classroom attendance and children’s ability to retain information.
A new report says South Sudan's leaders are using the country's oil wealth to fund the violence in South Sudan; the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs says insecurity in the Upper Nile region has forced thousands to flee from their homes; and women leaders in Jonglei State call for improved gender balance in government institutions.
The South Sudan government calls for an independent investigation into alleged sexual misconduct by some U.N. troops in Wau; Uganda’s government investigates a wave of cyber-crimes targeting mobile phone users; and a South Sudanese musician uses his talents to help promote peace and unity in South Sudan.
Leaders of nine opposition groups form an alliance to accelerate efforts towards peace in South Sudan; President Kiir’s spokesman criticizes a U.N. human rights report that accuses top military officials of committing war crimes; and South Sudan’s minister of general education threatens disciplinary measures against school administrators who fail to implement a free education policy.
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