27 Mar 2015
Mary Emilio Bafuka Gurtong [File photo]
“The election of Bafuka as the first female deputy speaker in Western Bahr el Ghazal state means a great significance in promoting gender balance in the state,” said the speaker Mario Nyibang John.
 
Inter-border Peace partners for the Arab Messeriya and Dinka Ngok of Abyei region have scheduled a peace conference between the two tribes for the the second week of April 2015.
The traders Union in Abyei are facing a major challenge in the transportation of their goods due to the deplorable conditions of roads linking Abyei to other states and neighbouring Sudan.
“There is no human casualties although materials got destroyed, the equipment, the fridges the offices, computers, the stores drugs for the county, the whole consignment that we just sent in two weeks ago got burnt completely. So there are damages but no human casualties.”
Following the alleged impeachment of the Caretaker Governor of Northern Bahr el Ghazal state last month, political tensions remains high between the state legislators and the supporters of the state Caretaker Governor.
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a USD 4.2 million contribution from the government of Japan to support both its emergency response in South Sudan, and its United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) in the country.
Since the beginning of the disarmament exercise that began a month ago in Rumbek, Lakes state, 74 youths suspected of raiding cattle and killings have been arrested so far.

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