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The government has announced that the Africa Union Commission of Inquiry will release its report profiling human rights abuses committed during the ongoing conflict in South Sudan next month.

The US Special Envoy to South Sudan and Sudan Donald Booth said his country is ready to expand sanctions against political and military figures unless warring parties end the violence quickly. 

Hundreds of residents of Western Equatoria held a peaceful demonstration in the state capital Yambio demanding for peace. They marched on the streets urging leaders to end the conflict that is currently ravaging parts of the country.

The government of Netherlands has said it will continue to assist internally displaced persons (IDPs) in South Sudan. The country’s Minister of Foreign Trade and International Cooperation said this in Malakal while visiting the country this week.

The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) will hold a memorial service today for three of its staff members who died during a helicopter crash in Bentiu on Tuesday.

The European Commission, through its Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO), has announced a grant of €5 million to UNICEF, which will be used to support children in need. The donation comes at a time when aid agencies say the crisis in South Sudan is deepening.

MTN South Sudan, which is part of MTN Group, the largest telecommunications company in Africa, has expanded its investment policies to uplift sports standards in South Sudan.

An investment company in Yei has agreed to sponsor Yei Municipal Football Club through provision of the team’s requirements. The club was founded in 2004 by a group of committed players, and it plays in the first division.

Yei Central Girls’ Football Club on Saturday evening won the Mayor’s Cup finals after defeating Rainbow Girls two goals to one at the Yei Freedom Square.

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has selected four South Sudanese referees to officiate at the upcoming 2015 African Championship League matches scheduled to start next month.

Six football clubs in Yei are participating in a first of its kind mayor’s cup football competition for ladies, aimed at identifying talent for participation in future national competitions.

The higher appeals committee of the South Sudan Football Federation has reversed a ban on a group of people, accused of causing disunity in the association.

Seventy-five peace builders including twenty female and fifty-five males from the ten states and Nuba mountains on Saturday graduated in Yei Municipality of Central Equatoria State under the theme “Here am I, send me”.

[UNESCO Juba] 26th April 2015:  Amazing innovation and creative minds were unveiled on Saturday, 18 April 2015 by the youth of South Sudan, during a colorful closing ceremony of the second training on YouthMobile applications development.

A respected South Sudanese think tank has said sanctions, as has been threatened by the international community and regional countries cannot work in South Sudan.

In its latest Policy Brief, the Sudd Institute says that sanctions may end up hurting South Sudan more because of its fragile nature. It says that sanctions will fail because the country lacks a strong opposition and democratic culture.

A bishop of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan and Sudan (ECSSS) has told the warring parties 'not cause pain to citizens' but to continue with negotiations to bring peace.

While giving his opening remarks at Immanuel Cathedral, Bishop Hillary Luate Adeba of Yei diocese also called on the citizens not to miss the opportunity of ending the war. He was speaking at the start of a five-day conference for Young Christian Families Association.

South Sudan’s new ambassador to the United States ambassador Garang Diing Akuong presented his credentials to President Barack Obama in a ceremony at the White House on Monday, February 23.

This happened as the foreignpolicy.com announced that the US had threatened to issue new sanctions against individuals in South Sudan seen to be hindering the peace process.

A prominent South Sudanese religious leader has asked leaders in the country to put the interests of the nation ahead of their own interests in order to find a lasting solution to the current conflict in the country.

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The local government in Yei River County and the municipality has admitted that it is loosing taxes to butchers who randomly slaughter their cattle in the town.

“For us we are suffering because of this random slaughtering, we are unable to collect our taxes,” John Ponsiano Loro, the town block director told the media in an interview.

“Because they are asking if there is government, why don’t they give us a place so that we can slaughter in and taxes can be collected,” he added.

Currently, some butchers are slaughtering their cattle in the locally constructed government butchery along Yei-Kaya road.

The government yesterday recommitted itself to end the recruitment and use of children in war and other gross violations against children, in accordance with an Action Plan it signed with the UN in 2012.

Citizens from Yei municipal quarter council on Wednesday lamented the rise in land and property disputes in the area.

As we prepare this MOTHER’S DAY on May 10th to celebrate the women in our lives who have nurtured and sacrificed for us, we are asking that those with a mother’s heart would unify and stand as advocates for the children of the nations. This May 9th & 10th we ask that you consider fasting and praying with those around the world. This is our prayer-

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