Author: Editor In Chief

Editor in Chief is the author responsible for news stories published by Radio Tamazuj on News Portal NP. Radio Tamazuj is a digital and live broadcast news outlet from Juba, South Sudan founded in 2011 and broadcasting in both English and Arabic. Radio Tamazuj covers local news from South Sudan, updates on the ongoing Sudan war and international breaking news.

Inter-Clan Attacks Leave Three Injured in Rumbek, Lakes State Over the weekend, inter-clan revenge attacks between two sub-clans of the Pakam community in Rumbek North County, Lakes State, resulted in three people being injured in Thou-Bor villages of Rumbek Central County, as confirmed by police authorities. Major Elijah Mabor Makuac, the Lakes State police spokesperson, stated that the situation has since returned to normalcy, with security forces pursuing the perpetrators. Two cases of revenge attacks were reported over the weekend, with injuries sustained by individuals during clashes rooted in long-standing conflicts. Makuac emphasized the importance of breaking the cycle of…

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Western Bahr el Ghazal State Governor, Sarah Cleto, faces a challenge after MPs rejected her new Policy Statement at the reopening of the assembly’s second session. The MPs criticized the lack of achievements in the statement and raised concerns about the omission of Wau County’s issues, which were prioritized in the previous statement. Members called for collaboration with partners to reconcile farmers and cattle keepers for harmonious coexistence. They questioned the Governor’s strategy for this and the handling of the Clement Mboro Bridge project, a donation from China. Concerns were also raised about the local revenue collection management and the…

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Tragedy struck at Kideopo Game Park in Uganda as 12 people were killed and seven others injured by game rangers for allegedly poaching. The victims, youth from Budi County in Eastern Equatoria State, were hunting in the park out of desperation for food. The Budi Paramount Chief, Lino Atiol, reported that the incident occurred when the rangers ambushed the unsuspecting poachers at 7 AM. Two of the injured were receiving treatment at Chukudum Hospital, while five others remained missing. This incident has sparked outrage, with calls for both governments to address border issues and educate communities on the dangers of…

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A Juba County First Grade Magistrate recently rejected an activist’s bail application, causing outrage among his defense team. Morris Mabior Awikjok Bak, a government critic, has been facing a criminal defamation charge, which is considered bailable. Lead defense counsel Kiir Chol Deng expressed his surprise and frustration at the judge’s decision, believing it was driven by fear of the unknown. The court session was adjourned to August 8 due to an appeal by National Security Services (NSS) against the Minister for Justice and Constitutional Affairs’ decision to quash some charges against Mabior. Despite the ongoing legal battles, the defense team…

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Government Delegation Meets with Riek Machar Following SPLM-IO Withdrawal from Nairobi Peace Talks A government delegation, led by the Presidential Special Envoy, Albino Mathem Ayuel, met with First Vice-President Riek Machar in Juba on Monday after the SPLM-IO withdrew from the Nairobi peace talks. The meeting emphasized the importance of the initialed protocols as a foundation for an agreement between the government and holdout groups, according to a statement from Machar’s office. The final document and concerns raised by the SPLM-IO will be discussed by the Presidency this week, said delegation spokesman Michael Makuei. Although the SPLM-IO’s decision impacted government…

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South Sudanese photojournalist Abraham Aleu Anyieth Aleu has finally been released after spending almost a month in detention without any formal charges. His lawyer revealed that Aleu’s freedom came about due to the strong international outcry and legal intervention. Aleu was forcibly taken from his home in Bor, Jonglei State on June 29 by a joint team of the police’s Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and the National Security Service (NSS). During his time in detention, he reported facing torture and mistreatment. In an interview with Radio Tamazuj, Aleu expressed his gratitude for finally being free and reunited with his family.…

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Zamzam Camp in North Darfur: A Cry for Help The Zamzam Camp for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Sudan is currently facing a dire humanitarian crisis due to the ongoing conflict in the region. Located 15 km south of the state capital, the camp was established in 2004 to accommodate those fleeing the war in Darfur. With a massive influx of people seeking refuge from the conflict, the camp is overwhelmed and in desperate need of assistance. The director of a sheltering center within the camp described the situation as tragic, with families lacking basic necessities like shelter, food, and…

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Hopeful Outlook for Peace Talks in South Sudan The holdout groups in South Sudan are optimistic about the possibility of resuming peace talks with the transitional coalition government in Nairobi. This new initiative, known as the Tumaini Peace Initiative, is seen as the country’s last chance for long-term stability. However, recent developments saw the SPLM-IO, led by First Vice President Riek Machar, withdraw from the peace talks in Kenya. Machar expressed concerns that the Nairobi talks were exceeding their mandate and undermining the existing peace deal in South Sudan. Despite the setback, there are ongoing efforts to bring all parties…

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South Sudan Peace Talks Reach Final Stages Amid Financial Constraints As South Sudan peace talks near a resolution, delegates in Kenya have been asked to vacate hotel rooms due to financial constraints, signaling progress in the negotiations. Rajab Mohandis, a key member of the People’s Coalition for Civil Action (PCCA) delegation, revealed that the talks have reached the final stages with only power-sharing left to negotiate. The mediation team has requested each group to select seven members to finalize the power-sharing and implementation matrix. The government, opposition, and other stakeholders will each choose seven representatives for this crucial stage. Despite…

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South Sudan Army Demands Release of Detained Soldiers The South Sudan People’s Defense Force (SSPDF) is calling for the immediate release of three of their soldiers who were detained by the Ugandan army at Padibe barracks. The soldiers were arrested on June 26 while on patrol in Magwi County. Brig Gen Kulang Tabig Chol, Commander of the Two Division 7 SSPDF, expressed concern over the detention of his soldiers without a clear reason. The matter has been raised with the Chief of the Defense Forces of South Sudan and his counterpart in Uganda. Meanwhile, Maj John Gatluak of Nyacigak Nyaculuk…

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