Media Release August 31, 2010 August 31, 2010 (SSNA) — Founder and Executive Director Mangar Gordon Amerdid has been called to serve as the Secretary of the International Treaties and Agreements (a subcommittee on Post-referendum Arrangement Negotiations) in Juba, South Sudan. He had previously gone to Sudan in February of this year to work in a…
Press Statement August 28, 2010 (Khartoum) — Mr Gier Chuang Aluong, the Government of Southern Sudan’s Minister in charge of security, held a press conference on the 26th instant in which he made baseless allegations against SPLM-DC and its Chairman, Dr Lam Akol, in connection with the Sudan Airways Helicopter that was held by the…
Press Release South Sudan Youth Association in Ethiopia August 23rd, 2010 August 25, 2010 (SSNA) — We, a group of Southern Sudan Youth, have come together in Ethiopian Capital Addis Ababa to organize ourselves to consider the contribution of youth in the upcoming referendum and to have a brainstorming on difficulties and issues faced by…
Dear Your Excellencies, July 27, 2010 (SSNA) — I am writing to you regarding 200 Million Unity Fund set aside to develop the South to make unity attractive. As a tribute to Dr. John Garang who coined the term "making unity attractive", I have an opinion to give you to further that aim. First, I…
Press Release July 23, 2010 (SSNA) — Change comes and goes as people move forward in time when change is taken place. But one thing important to know is that what people remember is what one has done before change could take place. As suggested that “action is louder than word” is positively meaningful and that…
Public Statement July 17, 2010 (Malakal) — An eye witness in Lul reported that SPLA gathered the community in Alel Lul, of Fashodo County on July 9, 2010 and shot dead ten (10) men in front of the community. The source said wives of the dead men were raped by SPLA when they wept on…
Press Release The National Council The Second Session 11 July 2010 The Final Communique July 12, 2010 (Khartoum) — The second session of the National Council of SPLM-DC was convened in the period 9 -11 July 2010 in the Conference Hall at Afraa Commercial Centre in Khartoum. Members of the National Council received the following…
For Immediate Release Date: July 10, 2010 July 11, 2011 (SSNA) — The wide scale and tragic military operations carried out by the combined forces of the Government of South Sudan and allied Ngok-Jieng militia groups in the Shilluk Kingdom since May 2010 have claimed hundreds of civilians’ deaths. Other cases of death and wounded…
July 2, 2010 (Malakal) — Upper Nile State announced its new government. Names of the people who have been appointed are as follows:
1. Peter Lam Both – Minister of Information & Broadcasting
2. Martha Nyamal Choat – Minister of Gender, Social Welfare & Religious Affairs
3. James Ruac Kun – Minister of Local Government & Law Enforcement
4. Riek Pal Rik – Minister of Legal Affairs & Constitution Development
5. Aban Makol Ajal – Minister of Labor & Public Services
6. Mujkwan Kak Ajang – Minister of Minister Education, Science & Technology
7. Ayong Awer Lual – Minister of Finance, Trade and Economic Planning
8. Kun Monylang Ding – Minister of Physical Infrastructure & Rural Development
9. Tabisa Gwang Agwok – Minister of Minister Parliamentary Affairs
10. John Thomas Reng Deng – Minister of Culture, Youth & Sport
11. Chol Chuol Arop – Minister of Agriculture & Forestry
Ann Brown, Refugees International
For Immediate Release
June 29, 2010 (Washington, D.C.) — Nearly two million Southern Sudanese living in northern Sudan are at great risk for targeted violence and statelessness in the aftermath of the planned January 2011 referendum on Southern independence, Refugees International said in a report released today.
The advocacy group calls on the United Nations, the U.S. Government and other nations to assist in the pre-referendum voluntary return of Southern Sudanese displaced in Khartoum and implement other measures to prevent violence and loss of legal rights by Southerners in the North and Northerners in the South.
“Southerners displaced in Khartoum expressed grave concern about their physical safety following the referendum. Many don’t trust Sudan’s security forces to protect them, and it is unlikely that UNMIS – the UN peacekeeping force – will be in a position to offer physical protection,” stated Jennifer Smith, Refugees International advocate and report co-author.
“The U.S. and other nations should provide transportation support for those displaced Southern Sudanese who want to return home – not only for their safety, but to lessen the potential for North-South violence in the aftermath of the referendum.” Statements by National Congress Party officials and articles in a newspaper owned by President Omar al Bashir’s uncle questioning why Southerners should stay in the North after the referendum have contributed to Southerners’ fears.
Despite safety concerns, many Southern Sudanese are achieving economic and educational success in Khartoum and worry about forced expulsion.