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Malong: Ateny Wek unfit to label me a rebel

Following the labeling of ex-SPLA Chief of General Staff by Presidential Spokesperson Ateny Wek as “a rebel”, the former was quick to rubbish him back saying the Presidential Spokesperson is “a nobody and unfit to pronounce my name let alone label me as a rebel.”

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Family sues award winning film-maker for the dowry of 260 cows for his four daughters

The renowned South Sudanese filmmaker/ producer behind the award-winning movie Zawaja Gali ‘Marriage is Expensive’ is due to appear before a traditional court after the father of four educated girls is suing him for damages on the return of his investments.

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Israelis reveal fatal flaw as its CCTV facial recognition software is ‘unfamiliar with South Sudanese faces’

Coming just weeks after the launch of a multi-million dollar CCTV and drones project to curb crime in the city of Juba, the Israeli firm behind the project has finally admitted that its software is unable to correctly differentiate one dark South Sudanese face from another especially at night. As a result, no criminal can legally be arrested or convicted of being a ‘domestic rebel’ as crimes continue to reign supreme around town.
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CCTV and drones system to be used in the fight against ‘domestic rebels’

Just days after the launching of the first drone surveillance system in Juba, and the installation of the 11 CCTV cameras originally intended to curb crime, Saakam has learned the scheme has been expanded to track down ‘domestic rebels’ such as illegal sex workers, sinning and adulterous husbands and wives getting all illegal in hotels and brothels across the capital.

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Pres. Kiir said to deny Gen. Malong’s human rights following tighter conditions for conjugal visits

Another day and another new republican order in the saga that is South Sudan. This time Saakam has discovered that it has sealed the fate of the extended house-arrest of Gen. Paul Malong by making it official. And it is being described by the many spouses of the detainee as ‘denying him his human rights [to bear future baby Malongs]’ as the order restricts all conjugal visits unless approved in advance by the Chief of Defence Forces of the SPLA, a holy blessing by the SPLA parish-priest and the latest advice from the SPLA-appointed family-planning expert.

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Presidency withdraws recent ‘cattle deportation’ decree, claims it was from last year

A recent Presidential Decree ordering the ‘return-by-choice’ or face ‘deportation’ of non-Equatorian cattle from Jubek State is said to have been erroneously re-issued and re-broadcasted, and the Presidency has come out to publicly correct that mess.

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