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The Oil Revenues’ Deal between South Sudan and Sudan: Does it make sense?

As outlined in part one of this article, the two parties agreed to a 3 billion USDs compensatory package to be paid to Sudan over a three years period. Apparently, it was meant to cover the deficit in Sudan's revenues following the loss of the oil money with secession of South Sudan. The mere mention of compensating the Sudan raises eyebrows. It may appear to many...

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The Oil Revenues’ deal between South Sudan and Sudan: Does it make sense?

Today in Juba, the SSP (South Sudanese pound) plummeted to a new low with one US Dollar equal to 30 SSPs. It was down from one Dollar to 5.5 SSP nearly a year ago. Our national currency lost 545% of its value in a space of 10 months. It's a rapid downturn of uncertain outcome. The US Dollar has an inverse relation to the crude oil price. As crude oil prices contin...

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Ambassador Donald Booth’s mission in South Sudan is an utter failure and must resign!

The Obama Administration appointed Ambassador Donald E. Booth, August 28th 2013, as the U.S. Special envoy to Sudan and South Sudan. The major Criteria for his choosing seemed his experience in the Horn of Africa as the American Ambassador to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The main focus of his government at that point seemed preventing Sudan and South Sudan from returnin...

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SOUTH SUDAN Wants 20 000 ZIMBABWEAN GRADUATES!!!

THERE is a ray of hope for unemployed graduates as South Sudan wants 20,000 Zimbabweans to work in different fields in the North African country. The graduates will be paid United Nations international rates for expatriates which are far more than salaries most Zimbabweans are paid in foreign countries. In June last year, the government invited those who graduat...

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Radio Tamazuj, Central Equatoria, Jubek State, Jan/11/2016; Governors of two South Sudanese states met in Juba on Monday after clashes in Lobonok, Central Equatoria, between Dinka Bor herders and Bari f...

By: Peter Lokarlo Ngrimwa* JAN/08/2016, SSN; It would however be fair to assert that a sizable public opinion in South Sudan acknowledges that a significant contributory factor in the escalation of the ...

From: Elhag Paul, DEC/30/2015, SSN; The attack on Equatoria is evidenced by the series of abductions, detentions and killings of Equatorians in South Sudan and neighboring countries. The recent abductio...

BY: Dr Lako Jada Kwajok, DEC/27/2015, SSN; A quote from what president Kiir said on Wednesday 23/12/2015 reads as follows: "We will do everything to keep our commitments in the implementation of the pea...

BY: Juma Mabor Marial, Advocate, DEC/24/2015, SSN; Due to the civil war and economic hardships that have prevailed in the country for the past two years, citizens’ attention has been completely switch...

EDITORIAL: DEC/24/2015, SSN; QUOTE: “This war has been hell for the people of South Sudan, but it has also been very lucrative for their leaders. War crimes pay has been the message.....when there are...

By: Jwothab Amum Ajak, DEC/22/2015, SSN; As we lament the state of disunity our people, the good thing is there is a hope still alive and a dream not yet dead. Therefore, this is not the time to bemoan....

By: Ms Betty Imoya Angasi, 22/Dec/2015, Juba, SSN; I would like to applaud the monetary and fiscal authorities in finally devaluing the overvalued SSP. This is a very positive move and an overdue proces...

From: J. Nguen, Dec/15/2015, SSN; Today marks the 2nd anniversary of Dec. 15th, when 20,000-plus innocent Nuer civilians including women, elderly and children were summarily executed by their President,...

By: Justin Ambago Ramba, UK, DEC/03/2015, SSN; Bravo and congratulations to all those who came out boldly in opposition of the crazy idea being circulated in Juba aimed at gerrymandering political const...

BY: ELHAG Paul, 29/NOV/2015, SSN; The behaviour of the SPLM/A since its inception has demonstrated symptoms of organisational illness, but this has continued to be ignored by the people either due to ig...

BY: Kuir e Garang, NOV/29/2015, SSN; History is supposed to be one of those phenomena that informs us about what we should and should not repeat. Unfortunately, in South Sudan, history is just irrelevan...

By: Peter Gai Manyuon, NOV/25/2015, SSN; Sudan People Liberation Movement (SPLM) is a party that was formed in 1983 where Dr. John Garang became the head of the party after eliminating senior comrades w...

BY: Kuir ë Garang, CANADA, NOV/19/2015, SSN; First off, let's remember that the elders I'm talking about are not the REAL ELDERS, but the dollar-intoxicated, Prado-Driving, educated political 'elders' ...

BY: Dr. Lako Jada KWAJOK, NOV/19/2015, SSN; Probably many of us would agree that a single word sometimes gives an impression about a person, an organisation or a government. For example, when you hear ...