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School awards First Lady Ayendit honorary primary school leaving certificate

A primary school in Kwajok, Gogrial State in South Sudan has awarded the recently reappointed First Lady Ayendit Mayardit an honorary Primary School Leaving Certificate – one of her first and only academic certificates – as appreciation for her generous contributions to the school.

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Mayardit reappoints wife Ayendit as first lady

In what many see as a surprise move, the President of South Sudan Salva Kiir Mayardit has issued a presidential decree reappointing his wife and mother of their multi-millionaire 7 year-old child to the position first lady of the republic and ‘Mother of the Nation’.

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Presidential Spokesperson: rape is a foreign concept, our soldiers cannot do that

Over 69 tribal militia pending trial for rape in Juba are expected to be freed and resume active armed service after ‘rape’ was ‘presidentially’ and officially ruled out as a crime as it is impossible to be committed or practised by any South Sudanese given that it is not “in our nature” and “we do not do that”. Continue reading “Presidential Spokesperson: rape is a foreign concept, our soldiers cannot do that”

UNMISS issues new pre-2005-like security protocol, informs staff

With the return to Juba of former rebel leader Riek Machar and the apparent re-militarisation of the capital city of the world’s newest nation, the United Nation’s Mission in the South Sudan (UNMISS) has issued its staff (both national and international) with new pre-2005-like security protocols – a guide on how to go about business in the country.

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Organisers cancel controversial Koffi Olomide gig, divert resources to peace and Machar’s return

KAF International Company Ltd, the event organisers of the controversial ‘US$1.5 million’ skin-bleached Koffi Olomide concert have called off the gig and are now citing non-existent logistical challenges as the cause of the sudden – but not surprising – cancellation.

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Details exposed of tough conditions for South Sudan joining EAC

Details of a secret deal that saw South Sudan officially join the East African Community (EAC) becoming its 6th member state are starting to emerge, and the SPLM-IO is (understandably) expected to not like any of it.

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