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Scores injured as IDPS clash on Upper Nile state: UN

18 November 2014 07:00:12 Sudan Tribune: Plural news and views on Sudan

November 17, 2014 (JUBA) – Clashes over the weekend at the United Nations protection of civilian sites in South Sudan's Upper Nile state, injured scores of people, the world body said on Monday. The clashes reportedly occurred in Malakal between the Nuer and Shilluk tribes. “Three UNMISS peacekeepers were also injured when they intervened to contain the situation,” said Farhan Haq, the deputy spokesperson for the UN secretary general. Over 1.9 million people, the UN says, have been (...) - News / Upper Nile State , UN - United Nations , Humanitarian

Vice All News Time18 November 2014 07:00:12


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Sudanese army denies conducting airstrike in Upper Nile state

15 November 2014 07:53:19 Sudan Tribune: Plural news and views on Sudan

November 14, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) has denied South Sudan allegations that its planes bombed a village in the Upper Nile state sheltering Sudanese refugees wounding six civilians. The spokesman for the South Sudanese army (SPLA), Col. Philip Aguer, told the independent Radio Tamazuj that several bombs had been dropped on Wednesday on Maban county's Kortumbak area in the Upper Nile state, where more than 120,000 refugees from the neighboring Sudanese Blue Nile (...) - News / Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) , Upper Nile State , Sudan People's Liberation Movement/Army - North (SPLM-N/SPLA-N)

Vice All News Time15 November 2014 07:53:19


7 wounded in Sudanese airstrike in Upper Nile state

14 November 2014 08:03:11 Sudan Tribune: Plural news and views on Sudan

November 13, 2014 (JUBA) – At least seven people have been wounded after a Sudanese airstrike on a village in Upper Nile state, South Sudanese military officials said. The incident sparked widespread panic, forcing civilians to flee their homes. The spokesman for the South Sudanese army (SPLA), Col. Philip Aguer, told Sudan Tribune that a Sudanese Antonov had launched a bomb attack on Maban county's Kortumbak area on Wednesday about 3pm (local time). “It is only Sudan that is capable of (...) - News / South Sudan , Military , North-South Sudan relations , Sudan , Upper Nile State , FRONT_PAGE_SECONDARY

Vice All News Time14 November 2014 08:03:11


South Sudan Army, Rebels Clash in Upper Nile State

04 November 2014 05:03:18 WN.com - Africa News

Charlton Doki, Lucy Poni JUBA— South Sudan army officials and rebels loyal to former vice president Riek Machar traded accusations Monday over who started new fighting at the weekend in oil-rich Upper Nile state. SPLA spokesman Philip Aguer blamed opposition forces for starting the new round of clashes in the town of Dolieb, on the Sobat River, on Sunday. “The rebels attacked SPLA positions using artilleries and crossed the river, but the...

Vice All News Time04 November 2014 05:03:18


Fresh fighting in Upper Nile threatens to derail S. Sudan peace process

21 September 2014 06:49:05 Sudan Tribune: Plural news and views on Sudan

September 20, 2014 (ADDIS ABABA) – The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) has condemned a renewed outbreak of fighting between South Sudan's warring parties in Upper Nile, warning it could jeopardise the latest round of peace talks. In a statement extended to Sudan Tribune on Saturday, the east African regional bloc, which is mediating the South Sudan peace process, said fighting had erupted between government and rebels forces in Renk county, south of Upper Nile state capital (...) - News / SPLM/A In Opposition , Upper Nile State , South Sudan peace talks , FRONT_PAGE_SECONDARY

Vice All News Time21 September 2014 06:49:05


S. Sudanese civilians fleeing Upper Nile state: UN

22 August 2014 11:45:15 Sudan Tribune: Plural news and views on Sudan

August 21, 2014 (JUBA) – Unknown numbers of South Sudanese civilians fleeing shelling in Upper Nile state's Dolieb hill arrived at United Nations protection sites in the capital, Malakal, which currently hosts over 17,000 people, world body said Thursday. Mortar shelling, the UN said, was heard close to its Bentiu base, but no casualties involved. Over 40,000 displaced people are reportedly sheltered at the UN base in the Unity state capital. All parties in the conflict should immediately (...) - News

Vice All News Time22 August 2014 11:45:15


Upper Nile governor appoints new ministers, commissioners

04 August 2014 04:45:15 Sudan Tribune: Plural news and views on Sudan

August 3, 2014 (JUBA) - The governor of South Sudan's Upper Nile state, Simon Kun Puoc has reshuffled his government, appointing new ministers, advisors and county commissioners. Puoc, in his 18 July decree, cites Article (99) section (2) (a) of the state Transitional Constitution as the basis for making the new appointments. Also affected were town mayor and their deputies as several officials were either dropped or simply swapped positions under the new arrangement. The governor, for (...) - News / Upper Nile State , Governance & Civil Service

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Upper Nile governor reshuffles state administration amid fighting in Nasir

24 July 2014 09:28:27 Sudan Tribune: Plural news and views on Sudan

July 23, 2014 (JUBA) – The governor of South Sudan's Upper Nile state, Simon Kun Puoc, has swapped the positions of two officials in the state administration as fighting continues over control of the strategic town of Nasir. In an announcement on state-owned radio on 18 July, Puoc named Nasir county commissioner Dak Tap as new state minister for physical infrastructure, replacing him with the former minister, Liech Bany. No reason was given for the changes, although observers claimed the (...) - News / South Sudan , 2013-2014 | South Sudan conflict / crisis , Military , Upper Nile State , Politics

Vice All News Time24 July 2014 09:28:27


Rebels accused of attacking SPLA positions in Unity, Upper Nile states

12 July 2014 10:07:16 Sudan Tribune: Plural news and views on Sudan

July 11, 2014 (JUBA) – The South Sudanese army (SPLA) said on Friday that opposition troops had launched attacks on Wangkei and Guit in Unity state, with a separate “shelling” targeting Upper Nile state's Nassir, officials said. In a phone interview with Sudan Tribune on Friday, SPLA spokesperson Col. Philip Aguer claimed the raids had been carried out by rebel forces that had crossed from Sudan. He said government troops had repulsed the attacks, adding he had no information on the number of (...) - News / South Sudan , Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) , SPLM/A In Opposition , Military , 2013-2014 | South Sudan conflict / crisis , Upper Nile State , Unity State

Vice All News Time12 July 2014 10:07:16


South Sudan's Upper Nile hit by cholera outbreak

12 July 2014 10:07:16 Sudan Tribune: Plural news and views on Sudan

July 11, 2014 (JUBA) – Residents in South Sudan's border state of Upper Nile have been urged to take precautionary measures against the outbreak of cholera amid reports 100 people have been infected. State health minister Opal Adwok Amon issued the warning in an interview with Sudan Tribune on Saturday, during which he revealed the government had formed a technical health committee tasked with carrying out public education. “Cholera has and is still ravaging the rural areas neighbouring (...) - News / South Sudan , Health , Cholera , Upper Nile State

Vice All News Time12 July 2014 10:07:16