July 29, 2015 (JUBA) – South Sudan’s ruling SPLM party has formed three committees to study a peace proposal document released last week by mediators of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) to end the 19-month long civil war in the country.
In a meeting chaired by president Salva Kiir on Wednesday, the SPLM officials in the executive and legislative organs gave the committees 48-hours to report their findings to a plenary.
July 29, 2015 (WAU)-18 students on the midwifery training program graduated from the Health Science Institute in South Sudan’ Western Bahr el Ghazal state on Wednesday.
The students who comprised of 10 males and 8 females were awarded certificates in midwifery upon successfully completing the three year intensive training program.
Speaking at the occassion held in the state capital, Wau, the Western Bahr el Ghazal health minister, Isaac Clerto said the midwives will positively impact on communities.
July 28, 2015 (KHARTOUM) – At least four people were killed following clashes between al-Hawaweer and al-Gamo’iya at an area that lies west of Sudan’s twin capital city of Omdurman in a dispute over land.
The interior ministry sent police units to separate the two sides while Khartoum state decided to form a committee to investigate the bloody events during an emergency meeting of the Commission for the Coordination of Security Affairs headed by governor Abdel-Rahim Mohamed Hussein.
July 28, 2015 (JUBA) – Authorities in South Sudan’s Eastern Equatoria state have asked the central government and aid agencies to help combat looming famine in the region.
In an interview with Sudan Tribune on Tuesday, the state information minister, Mark Akio, said farmers failed to harvest from the first phase of the farming season as cereal stores were already running out of the available food stock.
July 28, 2015 (JUBA) - More than 19 people have been killed in sectional clashes in Warrap state between rival Dinka communities, generating fears that more retaliatory attacks could be carried out.
Ariech Mayar Ariec, deputy head of parliamentary committee for information and communications told Sudan Tribune on Monday that more than 12 people have been confirmed killed in three separate locations between two sections in the area.