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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


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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

Vice All News Time04 August 2014 04:45:15


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


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