Juba 9th November 2018. The rate of Impunity for violations against children in South Sudan continues to be a problem says the Permanent Representative for Sweden to the United Nations. He adds the need to talk about accountability for perpetrators.
Olof Skoog, encouraged the president to sign the Act without delay and describes the birth registration for all children as a basic right for all.
Skoog says there is need for the government to show political leadership, adding there are armed groups in the country and the government can not necessarily guarantee compliance from all those groups.
He says in spite of the good efforts in working with demobilized child soldiers, there is need for solid investment in social, economic development, like schools, healthcare services and protection of people.
‘The presence of justice and police is an important aspect in all this, he adds.
There will be an accelerated obligation and an engagement between the United Nations - UNICEF and UNMISS and the government in terms of this action plan, he stresses.
Skoog hopes to see a solid action plan agreed in the next few months and the beginning of the implementation of the peace process as we enter the next year.
The speaker was briefing journalists about his trip to Pibor and Bor during his three days visit to South Sudan.
Yambio, 9th November 2018. Secretary for Episcopal Church in Western Equatoria Internal Province says the body of the Late Archbishop Peter Munde will arrive in Yambio on Saturday.
Reverend Tito Taban told Anisa Radio that the corpse will be in Juba on Friday for all Bishops and Christians to pay their tribute and it will be flown to Yambio on Saturday.
He calls upon all the faithful to gather for the arrival of the body of the late archbishop on Saturday.
Late Archbishop Peter Munde died on 27 October in Nairobi due to illness.
The Anglican Churches in South Sudan have made arrangements for transportation for the body of the late from Nairobi to South Sudan for the burial.
Peter Munde was ordained a deacon in 1984, he became a priest the following year and he was installed as the Archbishop of the Internal Province of Western Equatoria in December 2016.
He was also the Dean of the Province of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan.
Juba, 9th November 2018. Japanese ambassador to South Sudan donates prefab offices and border patrol equipment to Directorate of Nationality, Passports and Immigration in Nimule.
Ambassador Seiji Okada says Nimule is one of the most important borders of South Sudan and Japan is committed to providing support and capacity building particularly at its borders.
The ambassador states that border management is crucial for the stability of the country and economic development through well managed flow of people and goods.
In a press statement received by CRN, it states that the aim of Japanese support is to establish a one-stop border post in Nimule, which will serve to strengthen cross-border coordination between relevant government agencies of South Sudan and Uganda, and enhance border integrity.
International Organization for Migration or IOM Chief of Mission William Barriga stresses that the occasion marks another milestone in South Sudan’s progress towards effective and civilized border management.
Bariga adds that through the generous and unwavering support of Japanese government on capacity building of migration management, it will help secure borders and also ensure the protection of migrants' rights.
Director General of Nationality, Passport and Immigration or DNPI John Akot Maluth appreciates the support from the Japanese government and the sustained coordination by IOM.
Nimule is a strategic port of entry into South Sudan, and is a major trade route from Uganda.
Most of the goods sold in Juba and other parts of the country, transits through that part of the country en route to northern Africa and beyond.
The high level delegation to Nimule was led by Ambassador of Japan to South Sudan, Chief of Mission of International Organization for Migration and Director General for Nationality, Passport and Immigration.
Tambura, 9th November 2018. Nagero County in Tambura state has emerged as the best performing county in the 2018 Primary Eight Mock Exams.
Mock exams are always set to prepare candidates to face examination with confidence and competence.
The state minister of Education Justine Ebere Ginana announced that Nagero took the lead with 100% followed by Tambura County with 91% and Ezo County as the third with 86%.
He adds that the best perfuming primary schools were Richland Primary with 100%, St Lawrence primary with 100%, Nagero primary school 100% and Degere primary school 100%.
Ebere confirms that Salah victor from St Mary Primary School was the best performing pupil with a total of 451 marks followed by Mihongo Dominic from St Mary primary school with 440 marks.
651 candidates sat for the mock exams, 592 passed and 59 failed.
He encourages the parents to support their children by giving them more time to study for their final exams.
The results were announced on Monday this week in Tambura state Headquarters.
Tambura, 9th November 2018. Tambura state minister of gender child and social welfare is calling on the general population to reconcile and forgive each other
Anisa Radio quotes Santina Kazimiro during a one-day workshop at women center saying, “Time has come now for every south Sudanese to start a new page of life and forget the past”.
She urges people to avoid hate speech among them, and be patient, and humble, for the sake of peace to prevail in the country.
Santina further discloses that, there is no reason for hatred among the people because everybody is equal before God.
She encourages participants of the training to carry the message to the entire communities and promote peaceful co-existence in the State and south Sudan at large.
The minister was giving her remarks during a one-day workshop organised by UNMISS under the theme “Voice and visibility of female leaders in the peace process”.
Mundri, 9th November 2018. Chairperson for general education science and technology of Amadi state reveals that women have greater role to play in the peace process.
Hanna Lona Bona says as women, their role is to engage in the implementation of the Peace deal.
Lona discloses that women are the most vulnerable people who need peace.
She appeals to the warring parties to implement the peace deal.
Lona reveals that despite the formation of the pre-transitional government, women still face challenges where the 35 percent is not realized.
She encourages women to collaborate with each other in addressing their issues and supporting their leaders for sustainable peace and development.
She was speaking to Anisa FM radio on a telephone interview.
Yambio, 9th November 2018. Anika Women Association is making plans and activities to change the life of all women in Gbudue State by training women on quality hand work activities that can change their lives.
Executive Director of the Association, Yaban Emilia says, currently they are training women in different fields, who are now producing liquid soap, laundry and bathing soaps.
Emilia says tailoring of quality African dress, setting fashion trends and marketing of the products are among the sessions of the training.
She adds that the raining targets women from all walks of life despite their education level.
However the official cites Family issues and other commitments affecting the group hence lowering performance and missing out on important schedules.
Anika Women Association was initiated in 2016 in Yambio and is supported by World Vision and UN Women.
The speaker made the remarks on Tuesday during evening Drive Show on Anisa FM Radio in Yambio.
Juba, 8th November 2018. The National Constitutional Amendment Committee or NCAC held its first work meeting in Juba on Monday.
The meeting is critical in laying down the legal framework for the pre-transitional and transitional reforms.
In a press statement issues by JMEC, This was a follow up on the inaugural meeting held in Khartoum in October 2018.
NCAC Chairman Gichara Kibara says the meeting was a success adding that it’s a positive and encouraging start to the critical role of the team.
He looks forward to fruitful deliberations and they are optimistic that they will be able to achieve this important task.
The meeting was attended by representatives of all the parties in the reconstituted committee, including members of all parties, women, youth and civil society.
The committee comprises two representatives from IGAD, five from TGoNU, two from SPLM/A-IO, one from SSOA, one from Former Detainees, one from Other Political Parties, one from Civil Society; one Women representative; and Youth.
Maridi, 8th November 2018. The acting governor of Maridi state reveals that his state continues to face difficulties in connecting to Yei despite the recently celebrated Peace in the country.
Samuel Bati says the road is inaccessible due to insecurity especially from Torre to Yei.
He discloses that for the past two weeks there has been an attack and looting by some armed groups from Torre to Rasul.
Bati mentions the government collaborating with the authorities in Yei to combat the insecurity issue.
He adds that Maridi state is relatively calm.
The acting governor appeal to those still in the bush to accept the signed revitalized peace agreement.
Anisa FM Radio could not reach authorities in Yei River state for comments
Juba, 8th November 2018. South Sudan hopes to hold a transparent election just like the United States current midterm elections. These were the words of the country’s elections commission chairman.
Professor Abednego Akok, Chairman for National Elections Commission says South Sudan elections after three years will be clean and transparent.
He says civic education which is a priority should be tackled seriously to educate the citizens to know how to vote the right way to avoid disorders in the process.
‘Democracy plays a key role in the commission’s activities and citizens should avoid violence during elections, Akok adds.
James Akol Zakayo, Secretary-General for Political Parties Council says the US elections cannot be compared with South Sudan because the country is in process in amending its laws and the situation is complicated because the conflicting parties are always disagreeing on key issues.
He says political parties which are not registered will be called political groups till they are registered.
Jonathan Cebra, US embassy Public Affairs Officer in South Sudan says, President Donald Trump recently explained that he will concentrate more on campaigning for the Senate than other areas.
Cebra says the US government after the elections will now enter a period that will attract divided views and it is not unique to Trump alone.
The midterm elections mostly focused on two chambers of congress in the U.S Senate and the House of Representatives.435 seats are decided during the midterm election.
Senators are elected to a staggered six-year term. A third of the 100 seats will be up for grabs in the 2018 midterm elections, and the rest will be on the ballot in 2020 or 2022.
The speakers gave their remarks during the US midterm elections TV broadcast session at the US residence in Juba on Wednesday.