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22 May 2017 description
report Sudan Tribune

May 18, 2017 (YAMBIO) – The Government Gbudue, one of South Sudan’s newly states, has formed a task force to monitor an Ebola disease outbreak.

The state health minister, Hussein Enoka said the task force, which comprises of other health partners, is mandated to monitor the outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

The taskforce, comprising of 17 members selected from various health institutions, will monitor and report Ebola related cases.

27 Sep 2016 description
report Sudan Tribune

September 26, 2016 (YAMBIO) – Thousand of people in Ezo county of South Sudan’s newly created Gbudue are in dire need of humanitarian assistance after returning home from the bush, an official said.

Most of them fled to neighbouring Congo after the fighting between armed youth and government forces intensified.

The commissioner of Ezo county, Arkangelo Bakinde said thousands of citizens have returned and resumed their normal life, but still live in dire situation conditions without food, non-food items and medicines.

08 Apr 2015 description
report Sudan Tribune

April 6, 2014 (YAMBIO) – The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) has completed distributing non-food items to wildfire victims in South Sudan’s Western Equatoria state.

Those affected were refugees from Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and host communities. The 15 February fire gutted areas in Naandi, Mangbangauo, Degere and Diabio payams (districts), destroying homes, personal items and gardens.

12 Jun 2014 description
report Sudan Tribune

By Ijoo Bosco

June 11, 2014 (TORIT) – The Eastern Equatoria state government led by governor Louis Lobong Lojore oversaw a peace and reconciliation process on Wednesday between Bari and Omorwo villages following the killing of about 20 civilians and the burning of villages in Torit county’s Bur payam (district).

The outbreak of violence has been blamed on cattle raids carried out by youths among the villages.

24 Jul 2013 description
report Sudan Tribune

By Moses Odokonyero

July 25, 2013 (KAMPALA) - The Ugandan government on Thursday expressed alarm at the influx of Congolese refugees in its territory, saying it had increased vulnerability of border communities and disrupted basic services in the country.

05 Jul 2013 description
report Sudan Tribune

July 4, 2013 (JUBA) – The bordering states of the Republic of South Sudan (RSS) and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have signed a cooperation agreement to tackle border security, economic and socio-cultural activities between the two sisterly countries.

The five-year renewable agreement was signed on 23rd June 2013 by the three governors of the RSS’ Central Equatoria and Western Equatoria states and the governor of the Province Orientale of DRC.

13 May 2013 description
report Sudan Tribune

May 11, 2013 (JUBA) – The Republic of South Sudan has established a Commission for Refugee Affairs (CRA) as hundreds of thousands of refugees have entered the new republic from the neighbouring countries.

Most of the refugees fled from the neighbouring Republic of Sudan due to the conflicts in Darfur, Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile states.

Others come from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Central African Republic (CAR), Ethiopia and Uganda.

24 May 2012 description
report Sudan Tribune

May 24, 2012 (JUBA) - Members of the sub-committee on refugees, returnees and internationally displaced people within the African Union (AU) Permanent Representative Committee (PRC) are currently in South Sudan to assess the conditions in which these people live.

The delegation, in South Sudan from 20-24 May is led by Vivienne Wreh, the Liberian Ambassador to Ethiopia who is accompanied Macrine Mayanja, a senior political officer from the AU Commission division of humanitarian affairs, refugees and displaced persons.

26 Mar 2012 description
report Sudan Tribune

By Julius N. Uma

March 25, 2012 (JUBA) — The European Union (EU) has allocated €9m for humanitarian assistance to people affected by over two decades of the Joseph Kony-led Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) as part of the United Nations and African Union-backed joint military strategy against the rebels.

23 Sep 2011 description
report Sudan Tribune

September 21, 2011 (KAMPALA) — Abducted children who were rescued by the Ugandan People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) and the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) forces in Western Equatoria state have been reunited with their parents in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

On 20 September 2011, the State Ministry of Social Development in Western Equatoria in collaboration with other partners, returned nine Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) abductees to their families.

16 Sep 2010 description
report Sudan Tribune

By Ngor Arol Garang

September 16, 2010 (MALAKAL) - The Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) on Thursday called for the quick and timely provision of security information, saying that delays in passing on sensitive information to relevent authorities in the region, such as that relating to security, results in delays in crucial intervention.

Kuol Deim Kuol, official spokesman of the SPLA told Sudan Tribune from Juba that the latest Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) attack in western Equatoria, occurred just eight miles away from Yambio, capital of the state and the information …

01 Jul 2010 description
report Sudan Tribune

July 1, 2010 (JUBA) - Authorities from southern State of Western Equatoria have on Thursday called for humanitarian assistances for the recently displaced local population by elements associated with Uganda's rebel known as Lord Resistance Army (LRA) in the area.

A nurse dresses the machete wounds on the head of Jean-Marie Anigbishe, 45, who was attacked by Ugandan LRA rebels near Ngalima in northeastern Congo February 21, 2009 Increased reports of attacks by LRA continue to dominate both local and international media after the December 2008 joint military operation, pushed the …

07 Apr 2010 description
report Sudan Tribune

By Richard Ruati

April 7, 2010 (EZO) - Fresh attacks carried out by a notorious Ugandan rebel group have uprooted Ezo residents.

10 Jan 2010 description
report Sudan Tribune

By Richard Ruati

January 10, 2010 (Kampala) - The Ugandan has tabled Operation Light Thunder's (OLT) achievements for the year 2009, the tabling come one year after the Armies of Uganda, south Sudan and DRC allied together to disarm General Joseph Kony and his vicious fighters.

Lt. Col. Felix Kulayigye (photo Richard Ruati) The Spokesperson of the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces, Lt.