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AFRICANGLOBE - South Sudan President Salva Kiir has sacked his deputy and all cabinet ministers to thwart a perceived challenge to his leadership. Kiir and Vice Vice-President Riek Machar have been entangled in a power struggle for months.
AFRICANGLOBE - South Sudan has reduced its oil output and plans to shut it off completely after northern neighbour Sudan insisted production be shut down by Aug. 7, officials said, over allegations of support for rebels that operate across their border.
AFRICANGLOBE - Despite inter-communal violence and insecurity in the populous north-eastern State of Jonglei, South Sudan had made significant strides towards consolidating peace, creating an effective police force and establishing the rule of law, the senior United Nations official in that country told the Security Council today.
The question is how ill-informed and self-interested the world community can get. Are they so entranced by Qatar's message that they have failed to notice the fact that the Emirate is speaking out of both sides of its mouth? Do they really think that once they've bought into Qatar's influence over the Muslim Brotherhood, that it will end there?
AFRICANGLOBE - The Sudanese government has officially announced its acceptance of proposals made by the head of the African Union High-level Implementation Panel (AUHIP),...
AFRICANGLOBE - The Sudanese president Omer Hassan al-Bashir said today he ordered oil minister Awad al-Jaz to block the pipeline carrying South Sudan's crude all the way to Red Sea coastal city of Port Sudan.
AFRICANGLOBE- South Sudan President Salva Kiir said on Thursday he will strongly support his Kenyan counterpart, Uhuru Kenyatta in his bid to overcome the politically motivated charges of crimes against humanity he faces at the International Criminal Court.
AFRICANGLOBE - The East African Community has set aside a budget for the admission of South Sudan into the bloc even though Juba may have to wait until 2016 to fully join. The process, to start after the EAC Council of Ministers meeting in August, is projected to take at least four years.
AFRICANGLOBE - South Sudan’s first oil cargo is set to reach a Sudan export handling facility this coming week, according to reports.Landlocked South Sudan closed its all-inclusive production of 350,000 barrels a day in January last year.
AFRICANGLOBE - The Sudanese minister of Defense and wanted war criminal Abdel-Rahim Mohammed Hussein disclosed that his government is willing to negotiate a peace agreement with SPLM-N rebels who have been fighting the Arab minority government in Khartoum
AFRICANGLOBE - The Sudanese army on Sunday announced that its troops clashed this weekend with rebels from the Sudanese Revolutionary Front (SRF) in the state of North Kordofan.The army's spokesperson Colonel al-Sawarmi Khalid Sa'ad said in statements carried by state media that a group of SRF "outlaws" crossed the borders from South Sudan and were tracked by the military ever since.
AFRICANGLOBE - Sudan is sending reinforcements to Blue Nile state to fight rebels near the border to South Sudan, state-linked media said. Last week, the Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-North) said it had launched an offensive to take Kurmuk near the border to South Sudan and Ethiopia.
AFRICANGLOBE - South Sudan accused the government of neighbouring Sudan on Tuesday of recruiting and using rebel militia to destabilise the young nation in order to block Juba's plans to build a new alternative oil pipeline.Deputy defence minister Majak D'Agot (L) and information minister Barnaba Marial Benjamin (R) at news conference in Juba, 12 February 2013 (ST)
AFRICANGLOBE - Construction of a pipeline to carry South Sudan's crude oil from oil fields in the landlocked country to an export terminal is set to begin later this year, according to the Ministry of Petroleum and Mining. This was announced during a briefing by the Petroleum and Mining Minister Stephen Dhieu Dau and senior executives from his ministry held for top officials of the ruling SPLM General Secretariat on Saturday to enlighten them about the status of the country's oil industry.