28 Aug 2015
South Sudan President Salva Kiir signs the IGAD-led peace deal at the Freedom Hall in Juba in the presence of leaders of Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia. [Photo/ Jok P Mayom]
South Sudan's President Salva Kiir has signed a peace deal with his former deputy to end nearly 20 months of conflict.
 
“Peace is fundamental for development. This meeting will let us share experience learnt for transformation. In West Africa, we had political turbulence in form of coups and Ghana is now a good example of how peace can be attained and maintained”
Internally displaced persons in Western Equatoria State receive their identification cards from the South Sudan Red Cross. [Photo/ Joseph Nashion]
The South Sudan Red Cross has launched the distribution of identification cards to internally displaced people in Yambio, Western Equatoria State.
Schools in Northern Bahr el Ghazal State are preparing for the final national examinations amidst lack of learning infrastructure.
“Further investigations are underway and the security forces will continue to apprehend more suspects who are still hiding. Only 10 people have so far been convicted of crime”
A past football match in the Jonglei State capital Bor. [Photo / Jacob A. Jok]
The Jonglei State football association has been suspended from participating in this year’s national tournament.
“There is currently a huge demand for fish in this state yet the production levels are still low. This gap needs to be filled. This region has the potential to produce 300,000 metric tonnes of fish annually”
...County Commissioner Issac Mamer Ruk says Kolnyang, Baidit, Jalle, Anyidi and Makuach areas are likely to experience poor harvests following rain failures.

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