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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

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

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