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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


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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


South Sudan faces dilemma over aid distribution routes in Upper Nile

02 July 2014 08:19:23 Sudan Tribune: Plural news and views on Sudan

July 1, 2014 (JUBA) – The South Sudanese government is in a bind over delivery of humanitarian assistance to rebel-held areas, with officials trading accusations over the selection of distribution routes used. Already, some officials at the ministry of humanitarian affairs and disaster management are being accused for allegedly diverting food rations to rebel-held areas in Upper Nile region. “We are getting reports of the civilians in Ulang and Nasir counties crossing again to areas under (...) - News / Humanitarian , Upper Nile State , South Sudan

Vice All News Time02 July 2014 08:19:23


Mass migration to Ethiopia after South Sudan army captures Nasir

08 May 2014 09:00:20 Sudan Tribune: Plural news and views on Sudan

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle May 7, 2014 (ADDIS ABABA) – Thousands of South Sudanese refugees have poured into neighbouring Ethiopia after government forces on Sunday took control of the rebel stronghold of Nasir in the Greater Upper Nile region, the United Nations refugee agency said on Tuesday. In a statement, UNHCR said that at least 11,000 South Sudanese refugees crossed the border into Ethiopia over the past 72 hours. UNHCR officials told Sudan Tribune that the newly arriving refugees are (...) - News / South Sudan , Ethiopia , Upper Nile State , South Sudanese in Ethiopia , Migration, Refugees & IDPs

Vice All News Time08 May 2014 09:00:20


UN "barge convoy attacked" in South Sudan's Upper Nile state

25 April 2014 05:35:50 Sudan Tribune: Plural news and views on Sudan

April 24, 2014 (JUBA) – The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) said on Thursday that a barge convoy carrying food items and fuel was attacked in the Tonga area of Upper Nile state leaving four people injured. The attack occurred at 10:15am local time involving Rocket Propelled Grenades (RPG) and small arms, UNMISS said in a press statement. "The UN Mission in South Sudan condemns in the strongest possible terms this morning's unprovoked attack on a convoy of barges hired by the (...) - News / Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) , South Sudan , SPLM/A In Opposition , Upper Nile State , White Nile River

Vice All News Time25 April 2014 05:35:50


S. Sudan army says repulsed rebel attempt to overrun Renk county

18 April 2014 08:51:01 Sudan Tribune: Plural news and views on Sudan

April 17, 2014 (JUBA) - The South Sudanese army (SPLA) on Thursday said it repulsed a rebel attempt to overrun Renk, another strategic Upper Nile state town located at the North-South Sudan border. “The SPLA Sector Command in Paloich has repelled a rebel assault on Renk town this evening. They (rebels) attacked the town around 4:00PM on Wednesday from South West of the town," said Maj.General Garang Mabil. "The fighting raged for more than four hours," added the military officer who is (...) - News / Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) , Upper Nile State , Military

Vice All News Time18 April 2014 08:51:01


Rebels fighting government forces in Upper Nile's Renk

17 April 2014 11:49:30 Sudan Tribune: Plural news and views on Sudan

April 16, 2014 (ADDIS ABABA) – Heavy fighting has erupted in Renk County, in the extreme northern part of the oil-rich Upper Nile state as rebels and government troops clashed over the control of the rich county bordering the Sudan, rebels said. Rebel spokesperson said the opposition forces responded swiftly when the government troops in the town moved out and attacked their defensive positions just across the Nile, few kilometres west of Renk town. "Salva Kiir's soldiers came out and (...) - News / SPLM/A In Opposition , Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) , Upper Nile State

Vice All News Time17 April 2014 11:49:30


Lawmakers tell Upper Nile governor, ministers to return to Malakal

12 April 2014 11:10:58 Sudan Tribune: Plural news and views on Sudan

April 11, 2014 (JUBA) – Lawmakers from South Sudan's national assembly have demanded that the Upper Nile state governor and his ministers immediately return to the capital, Malakal, to help restore law and order in the conflict-ridden region. Members of Parliament headed by speaker of South Sudan Council states Joseph Bol visited Malakal on Thursday only to witness “continuing looting and rotting bodies in the town”. “There is only one minister in Malakal and three commissioners,” Bol told (...) - News / Upper Nile State , Governance & Civil Service , South Sudan , 2013-2014 | South Sudan conflict / crisis

Vice All News Time12 April 2014 11:10:58


South Sudan denies rebels have retaken Upper Nile capital

21 March 2014 08:04:25 Sudan Tribune: Plural news and views on Sudan

March 20, 2014 (JUBA) – South Sudan denied reports on Thursday alleging rebel forces had recaptured Upper Nile state capital Malakal, one day after government troops took control of the key town. State governor Simon Kun Puoc told Upper Nile community members in Juba on Thursday that the army had established full control of the town and was pursuing the rebels in different directions east of Malakal. Rebels confirmed on Wednesday that government troops were in control of the town, saying (...) - News / Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) , South Sudan , Military , Upper Nile State , 2013-2014 | South Sudan conflict / crisis

Vice All News Time21 March 2014 08:04:25


South Sudan army claims recapture of Upper Nile capital

20 March 2014 00:32:20 Sudan Tribune: Plural news and views on Sudan

March 19, 2014 (JUBA) - South Sudanese army announced Wednesday the recapture of Malakal town, capital of Upper Nile State, one month after it had fallen into rebel hands on 18 February. "The rebel of Riek Machar moved out of Malakal town and attacked the positions of our forces in Makal Shilluk, pushing them (government soldiers) to respond in self-defence during which they managed to push (the rebels) back to Malakal town, which they eventually deserted", Colonel Philip Aguer, (...) - News / FRONT_PAGE_DISPLAY

Vice All News Time20 March 2014 00:32:20


South Sudan army says repulsed rebel attack outside Upper Nile state capital

18 March 2014 09:55:37 Sudan Tribune: Plural news and views on Sudan

March 17, 2014 (JUBA) - The South Sudanese army said it repulsed on Monday a rebel attempt to extend their control to other areas outside Malakal, the capital of oil-producing Upper Nile state. Heavy gunfire raged on Monday morning for more than two hours on the outskirts of Malakal, between the South Sudanese army and the rebel SPLM-In Opposition, residents and military officers told Sudan Tribune. Eyewitness said that explosions were heard to the south and west of the town, where the (...) - News / FRONT_PAGE_DISPLAY , South Sudan , Upper Nile State , SPLM/A In Opposition , Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) , Unity State

Vice All News Time18 March 2014 09:55:37


Upper Nile witnessing “phenomenon” of killings: MP

14 March 2014 07:44:47 Sudan Tribune: Plural news and views on Sudan

March 13, 2014 (JUBA) – Fighting between government and rebel forces in South Sudan's Upper Nile state has left infrastructure in ruins and about half a million people without food and shelter, a state MP said in Juba on Thursday. “Malakal as a town in ruin; the infrastructure is all gone. People have been killed and the population is on the move,” Henry Omai Akolawin told Sudan Tribune. Asked about allegations of tribal killings, Akolawin, who is the state representative for the ruling Sudan (...) - News / South Sudan , 2013-2014 | South Sudan conflict / crisis , Humanitarian , Tribal clashes in South Sudan , Tribalism / Nepotism , Upper Nile State , FRONT_PAGE_SECONDARY

Vice All News Time14 March 2014 07:44:47


Upper Nile state community rejects relocation of capital

13 March 2014 10:42:33 Sudan Tribune: Plural news and views on Sudan

March 11, 2014 (JUBA) – The Abialang section of the Ngok Dinka community in South Sudan's Upper Nile state have filed a petition against the recent decision by authorities to temporarily designate Renk county as it new state capital due to insecurity in Malakal. Malakal, about 497km north-east of Juba, remains a rebel-held territory since it was retaken from government forces last month. Renk country commissioner, in an exclusive interview with Sudan Tribune, confirmed receiving the (...) - News / SPLM/A In Opposition , Upper Nile State , Governance & Civil Service

Vice All News Time13 March 2014 10:42:33


Sudanese refugees attacked in S. Sudan's Upper Nile state: report

06 March 2014 13:56:52 Sudan Tribune: Plural news and views on Sudan

March 4, 2014 (JUBA) – Sudanese refugees from Blue Nile state came under attack on Tuesday in Upper Nile state's Maban county as the security situation rapidly deteriorated, a Kampala-based think tank said. According to the Sudan Democracy First Group (SDFG), the incident occurred when as unidentified armed group of people wearing military fatigues reportedly from the Maban community attacked civilians in the Yosif Batil camp, home to just under 40,000 refugees. The exact number of dead and (...) - News / South Sudan , Sudan , Yusuf Batil Refugee Camp, Upper Nile State, South Sudan , South Kordofan & Blue Nile Conflict , Migration, Refugees & IDPs , Sudanese in South Sudan , Maban refugee camp, Maban County, Upper Nile, South Sudan , Upper Nile State , Blue Nile State , 2013-2014 | South Sudan conflict / crisis

Vice All News Time06 March 2014 13:56:52


Rebel leader Riek Machar visits Upper Nile's Malakal

05 March 2014 06:24:07 Sudan Tribune: Plural news and views on Sudan

March 4, 2014 (JUBA) – The former vice-president of South Sudan turned rebel leader, Riek Machar, has visited Malakal, the capital of the oil-rich Upper Nile state, which his troops recaptured from Salva Kiir's government since 21 February. Multiple international sources told Sudan Tribune that Machar visited the state capital last week and spent a number of days in the city centre. The rebels too confirmed their leader's visit. The rebel leader has been in Jonglei state since mid-December (...) - News / Riek Machar Teny | Riak Machar Teny , Upper Nile State , FRONT_PAGE_DISPLAY

Vice All News Time05 March 2014 06:24:07


S. Sudan rebels protest inclusion of Upper Nile stronghold in ceasefire monitoring

28 February 2014 07:11:17 Sudan Tribune: Plural news and views on Sudan

February 27, 2014 (JUBA) – South Sudanese rebels on Wednesday said they would not accept the mediators' decision to include Nasir, one of its strongholds in Upper Nile state, within the ceasefire monitoring and verification mechanism. Taban Deng Gai, the head of the rebels' negotiating team, said envoys from the East African regional bloc (IGAD) should not have included Nasir as one of the areas to be monitored, while excluding other areas held by pro-government forces. The official, in a (...) - News / Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) , SPLM/A In Opposition , Upper Nile State , Coup attempts - South Sudan , FRONT_PAGE_DISPLAY

Vice All News Time28 February 2014 07:11:17


South Sudan president sacks Upper Nile oil minister

27 February 2014 10:08:12 Sudan Tribune: Plural news and views on Sudan

February 26, 2014 (JUBA) - South Sudan president Salva Kiir has sacked the mining and petroleum minister of Upper Nile state, with the decision generating mixed reactions. The presidential order broadcast on the state-owned South Sudan Television (SSTV) on Tuesday did not provide further details on what prompted Francis Ayul's removal after just over three months in the job. Neither the president's spokesperson nor the Upper Nile state governor have issued a statement on the matter. The (...) - News / Internal politics within South Sudan's SPLM , Politics , Oil - Petroleum , Upper Nile State , Salva Kiir Mayardit

Vice All News Time27 February 2014 10:08:12


Upper Nile state claims government troops fighting rebels inside Malakal

27 February 2014 06:38:00 Sudan Tribune: Plural news and views on Sudan

February 26, 2014 (JUBA) - Upper Nile state's information minster Philip Jiben Ogal said on Wednesday that troops loyal to the government have re-entered Malakal town, capital of the state. Forces aligned to former vice-president Riek Machar, who is leading a two-month-long rebellion against the government, took control of the Upper Nile state capital a week ago. Machar began his rebellion after fighting broke out between the army in Juba in mid-December and he and others were accused of (...) - News / South Sudan , Upper Nile State , 2013-2014 | South Sudan conflict / crisis , FRONT_PAGE_SECONDARY

Vice All News Time27 February 2014 06:38:00


Oil workers evacuated from Upper Nile amid fear of rebel attacks

22 February 2014 07:27:47 Sudan Tribune: Plural news and views on Sudan

February 21, 2014 (JUBA) - South Sudan said on Friday that it is evacuating foreign oil workers from the oil fields in Upper Nile state, allegedly to avoid being caught in the crossfire, should the rebel launch attacks in the area. "The government has since Monday, been receiving numerous requests from the foreign oil workers, through their governments and the representatives of the companies they work for, to consider evacuating them from the area urgently, because of the developing (...) - News / South Sudan , Oil in Sudan & South Sudan , Upper Nile State

Vice All News Time22 February 2014 07:27:47


South Sudanese rebels say in full control of Malakal, army denies

19 February 2014 09:21:19 Sudan Tribune: Plural news and views on Sudan

February 19, 2014 (JUBA) – Forces of the SPLM/A In Opposition led by South Sudan's ex-vice president, Riek Machar are in full control of Malakal, the capital of the oil-rich state of Upper Nile, after two hours of fierce battles on Tuesday morning with the government troops and their foreign allies, rebel sources say. The rebels' military spokesperson, Brig Lul Ruai Koang, told Sudan Tribune on Tuesday that forces loyal to President Salva Kiir were flushed out from Malakal town and were being (...) - News / 2013-2014 | South Sudan conflict / crisis , Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) , SPLM/A In Opposition , FRONT_PAGE_DISPLAY

Vice All News Time19 February 2014 09:21:19


S. Sudan rebels claim to have taken partial control of Malakal

18 February 2014 08:49:28 Sudan Tribune: Plural news and views on Sudan

February 18, 2014 (JUBA) – Sources from the South Sudanese rebels have claimed to have recaptured much of the strategic oil-rich town of Malakal on Tuesday morning, adding that the whole state capital will be under their full control in a matter of hours. SPLA forces in the flashpoint town of Malakal in Upper Nile state (Reuters) The sources further said that Ugandan warplanes have also taken off from Juba, the South Sudanese capital, and launched air attacks against the rebels around the (...) - News / FRONT_PAGE_DISPLAY , Upper Nile State

Vice All News Time18 February 2014 08:49:28


South Sudan president orders return of Upper Nile governors

23 January 2014 08:13:06 Sudan Tribune: Plural news and views on Sudan

January 23, 2014 (JUBA) - South Sudan president Salva Kiir Mayardit has issued an order on Wednesday asking immediate return of the three governors of greater Upper Nile region after fleeing conflict. The order, according to the state owned South Sudan television, asked the governors of the three states of Upper Nile, Unity and Jonglei to immediately return to their respected areas after fleeing the conflict in which thousands of people, mostly innocent women and children have been (...) - News

Vice All News Time23 January 2014 08:13:06


Former Upper Nile State governor dies in Egypt after long illness

15 January 2014 04:29:51 Sudan Tribune: Plural news and views on Sudan

January 14, 2014 (JUBA) - The former Governor of South Sudan's Upper Nile state, General Gatluak Deng Garang Alier died on January 13 in the Egyptian capital Cairo after a long illness, relatives said on Monday. "It is [a] great sorrow to announce the death of our leader and hero Major General Gatluak Deng Garang, who lost his life on January 13, 2014 in Cairo Egypt", said a statement from his family. The statement attributes the cause of the death to cancer. Garang travelled to Germany (...) - News / South Sudan , Upper Nile State

Vice All News Time15 January 2014 04:29:51


Stranded South Sudan returnees evacuated from Upper Nile: IOM

12 January 2014 06:28:53 Sudan Tribune: Plural news and views on Sudan

January 11, 2014 (JUBA) – The International Organization of Migration (IOM) has begun airlifting some 600 South Sudanese returnees from Upper Nile state capital Malakal, where they had become stranded on their way home due to recent heavy fighting in the area. In a press statement on Friday, the IOM said the returnees from Sudan had been living in transit sites in the border town of Renk for several months without any means to continue their journey, and had boarded an IOM barge to reach (...) - News / South Sudan , International Organization for Migration (IOM) , Upper Nile State , Returnees to South Sudan , Humanitarian

Vice All News Time12 January 2014 06:28:53


Khartoum says oil flow from South Sudan's Upper Nile state is stable

08 January 2014 07:08:28 Sudan Tribune: Plural news and views on Sudan

January 7, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese oil Minister Makkawi Mohammed Awad affirmed that flow of crude from Adar Yeil's oil field in Upper Nile state is normal despite the unrest engulfing South Sudan since last month. South Sudan oil minister Stephen Dhieu Dau celebrates on May 5, 2013 with local dancers in an oil production facility in Paloch in Upper Nile state, the resumption of oil production after a 16-month hiatus (Getty) Awad, who paid a visit to Juba on Monday, met with his South (...) - News / FRONT_PAGE_SECONDARY , Oil in Sudan & South Sudan

Vice All News Time08 January 2014 07:08:28


Machar's forces capture Upper Nile state capital, Malakal

27 December 2013 15:30:08 Sudan Tribune: Plural news and views on Sudan

December 24, 2013 (LONDON) – Forces loyal to the former vice president, Riek Machar, have reportedly captured Malakal, the capital of the oil rich Upper Nile state, making three the strategic states the rebels controlled in the last one week since the violence began. Several residents in Malakal town said heavy fighting erupted in the morning hours of Tuesday and by evening the rebels took full control of the city. Several official of the state government have sought refuge in the compound (...) - News / 2013 | South Sudan crisis

Vice All News Time27 December 2013 15:30:08


Malakal not in rebel hands says Upper Nile governor

27 December 2013 15:30:07 Sudan Tribune: Plural news and views on Sudan

December 25, 2013 (JUBA) - South Sudan's government said on Wednesday that troops loyal to its administration remain in control of much of Upper Nile, the country's second largest oil-producing state. Upper Nile's governor dismissed as "completely rubbish" claims that forces loyal to the former vice president, Riek Machar, had captured Malakal. Large parts of the South Sudanese army (SPLA) have defected in Jonglei and in South Sudan's main oil-producer, Unity state. The SPLA said that they (...) - News / South Sudan , 2013 | South Sudan crisis , Simon Kun Puoc , Upper Nile State

Vice All News Time27 December 2013 15:30:07