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Heavy fighting erupts in Upper Nile capital

22 April 2015 09:45:23 Sudan Tribune: Plural news and views on Sudan

April 22, 2015 (JUBA) - Heavy fighting has erupted in Malakal, the capital of South Sudan's Upper Nile state, officials and residents told Sudan Tribune on Wednesday. Two soldiers were reportedly killed and scores wounded as gubernatorial guards battled fighters under the command of Johnson Oliny. “It started yesterday evening at around 7:30 pm and carried on until around 11:00 pm. It's also resumed this morning and it is continuing. Two of the governor's body guards have been killed and (...) - News / FRONT_PAGE_DISPLAY , Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA)

Vice All News Time22 April 2015 09:45:23


Nearly 4,500 displaced by recent clashes in Upper Nile

08 April 2015 08:34:42 Sudan Tribune: Plural news and views on Sudan

April 8, 2014 (JUBA) – Recent skirmishes in South Sudan's Upper Nile state have forced nearly 4,500 people to seek shelter at the United Nations mission in the capital, Malakal, an official said on Tuesday. Stephane Dujarric, the spokesperson for the UN secretary-general said the recent displacement brings the total number of civilians in that protection of civilian sites in Malakal to an estimated 26,000. Over 115,000 are reportedly being sheltered at various UN compounds countrywide. (...) - News / UN - United Nations , Upper Nile State

Vice All News Time08 April 2015 08:34:42

Upper Nile state parliament extends mandate of governor

31 March 2015 05:52:55 Sudan Tribune: Plural news and views on Sudan

March 30, 2015 (JUBA) - Members of parliament in Upper Nile State have on Monday extended the gubernatorial term in office of the incumbent state governor, Simon Kun Puoch, making him the first top state executive in South Sudan to secure parliamentary approval and extension of his term for three more years. This comes less than a week after members of parliament at the national legislative assembly in Juba extended the term of president Salva Kiir for three years, commencing on July 9, (...) - News / Upper Nile State

Vice All News Time31 March 2015 05:52:55

US diplomat, UNMISS chief visit Upper Nile state

11 March 2015 08:17:44 Sudan Tribune: Plural news and views on Sudan

March 10, 2015 (MALAKAL/JUBA) - The head of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan, Ellen Margrethe Loej, and the United States charge d'affaires, Charles Twining, visited Malakal, the Upper Nile state capital on Tuesday. The visit involved a tour of the devastated center of the Upper Nile state capital, which changed hands several times between rebels and government forces since fighting erupted in December 2013. The two officials met Upper Nile's deputy governor, Gwinye Philip Chan and (...) - News

Vice All News Time11 March 2015 08:17:44

South Sudanese warring parties trade fresh accusations

11 February 2015 18:15:07 Sudan Tribune: Plural news and views on Sudan

February 11, 2015 (BENTIU) – South Sudan army on Tuesday accused the armed opposition forces of attacking their positions in Unity and Upper Nile states, claims the latter has dismissed. Defense minister, Kuol Manyang said the rebels used mortars and heavy weapons to shell oil-rich Unity state and parts of Upper Nile. "The rebels shelled Bentiu for about two hours,” Manyang told the state-owned SSTV. “There are no reports of casualties yet,” he added and that calm returned to Bentiu. More (...) - News / FRONT_PAGE_DISPLAY , SPLM/A In Opposition , Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) , Military

Vice All News Time11 February 2015 18:15:07

Upper Nile governor downplays opposition threats to elections

16 January 2015 06:53:09 Sudan Tribune: Plural news and views on Sudan

January 15, 2015 (JUBA) – The governor of South Sudan's border state of Upper Nile, Simon Kun Puoc, has downplayed fears the armed opposition could disrupt upcoming elections state, saying precautionary measures have been taken to provide adequate security. “The security situation in the state is under control. Our forces are in charge, although the rebels have been trying to cause havoc and mayhem,” Puoc told reporters on Thursday. “Our forces are seriously watching them. They tried recently (...) - News / South Sudan , 2015 South Sudan Elections , SPLM/A In Opposition , Politics , Upper Nile State

Vice All News Time16 January 2015 06:53:09

Upper Nile parliament terminates membership of missing MPs

11 December 2014 06:17:34 Sudan Tribune: Plural news and views on Sudan

December 10, 2014 (JUBA) – At least eight legislative assembly members from South Sudan's Upper Nile state have been disowned allegedly due to their unauthorised and long absence from parliament. The whereabouts of the assembly members, who disappeared after conflict broke out last December, remains unclear. Upper Nile speaker Joseph Deng Barac, named Nasir lawmakers Pal Ruac Doap, Yien Gach Ruey and Duop Tharjiath Nyual as among those who remain out contact. Maiwut county's Gatbel Riek (...) - News / South Sudan , Politics , Upper Nile State , FRONT_PAGE_SECONDARY

Vice All News Time11 December 2014 06:17:34

Upper Nile state passes its annual budget

06 December 2014 08:52:53 Sudan Tribune: Plural news and views on Sudan

December 5, 2014 (MALAKAL) – Lawmakers in South Sudan's Upper Nile state on Friday unanimously passed their annual budget of 74, 2907,638 South Sudanese Pounds. The state finance minister, Ayong Awer Lual, said 26 lawmakers approved the budget. Education was prioritised with 11% allocation, health 7% while 39% was given to the 13 counties. The state ministries and others commission were allocated 43% of the budget. Lual said plans were underway to recruit three medical consultants, 13 (...) - News / Upper Nile State , Economy

Vice All News Time06 December 2014 08:52:53

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

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