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Government to work closely with private vocational training centres
[BY TCT CORRESPONDENT] Juba, November, 2013 (TCT) The government will work closely with private vocational training centres (VTCs) to ensure vocational training offered in the country meets international standards. This was said by the Undersecretary for Labour in the national Ministry of Labour, Public Service and Human Resource Development, Madam Hellen Achiro Lotara.
National campaign against sexual abuse launched
[TCT CORRESPONDENT] Juba, November, 2013 (TCT) The campaign against sexual violence and exploitation began in the last week of November, to counter the practice which is still rampant in the country.According to the South Sudan Household Survey II (2010), gender-based violence in South Sudan is widespread. According to the survey, one in five women has experienced domestic violence. Of those surveyed, 79% said it was justifiable for men to beat their wives or partners, for such reasons as refusing to have sex or going out of the house without the husband’s permission.
Call for renewed commitment to Nile cooperation made
[TCT CORRESPONDENT] Juba, November, 2013 (TCT) The 8th Strategic Dialogue between the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) and its primary donors ended recently with a call from participants for a renewed commitment to invest in an all-inclusive Nile cooperation to sustain the gains so far made.
Sharing the journey to reconciliation:Bringing healing to South Sudan
|Friederike Bubenzer| Cape Times (SA), 26 September 2013 “We have killed and wounded one another and destroyed our own property. We have spawned a culture of violence, corruption, nepotism, and inequity. We cannot continue this way. Enough is enough!”
Thus was the Most Reverend Archbishop Daniel Deng Bul's call to the people of South Sudan to unite "in order to achieve lasting national healing, peace and reconciliation” delivered as part of his first statement as Chairperson of the Committee for National Healing, Peace and Reconciliation, which was established by Presidential decree earlier this year.
South Sudanese divided over joining EAC
Juba, November 17, 2013 (TCT) As negotiations on whether South Sudan would join the East African Community reach an advanced stage, South Sudanese citizens are divided over the issue.
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S. Sudan bishop: "Don't be fooled and pay for prayer"
ACNS, December 5, 2013. A bishop in South Sudan has hit out at pastors who have been selling prayers and blessings to church members.
MSF says changes needed at GAVI to reduce childhood deaths
[TCT REPORTER] Juba, November, 2013 (TCT) Several key policy changes are urgently needed at the GAVI Alliance to help reduce the number of children not benefitting from vaccination globally (22.6 million in 2012), Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said early this month.
Provision of basic services will create a strong economic foundation – Toby Lanzer
[JUBA] This is a shorter version of a statement that was given by Toby Lanzer, UN Deputy Special Representative & Resident Coordinator, South Sudan, during the Governor’s Forum held recently.
This is the tenth Governors’ Forum held since 2006; and the third held in independent South Sudan. This Forum is becoming a tradition that serves the country well. UNDP is proud to have supported the previous Governors’ Forums, and to work under the leadership of the Government to make it a success.
Former child soldier returning to South Sudan to see family, find closure
As a child, the Lost Boy left his village in southern Sudan and walked for weeks to safety in Ethiopia. Now a grown man, Winnipeg's Reuben Garang is going home for the first time in mid-December.
"I've been thinking about this for a long time," said Garang, a Christian minister. "The voice of my mother keeps echoing back to me."
Garang leaves Winnipeg Dec. 15 and flies to Belgium then Uganda where he'll board a bus for the 21/2-day road trip that may take longer but he doesn't mind.
"It's a beautiful country." read more on Winnepeg Free Press
South Sudan bows out of CECAFA 2013
[BY TCT CORRESPONDENT] December, 2013 (Nairobi) South Sudan has been knocked out of the CECAFA 2013 tournament despite a good performance against Kenya. They lost 3-1 against Kenya. This means that South Sudan will not proceed to the next round in the after it earlier lost to Ethiopia 1-0.
Nigeria crush Mexico to clinch U-17 World Cup tournament final
Juba, November, 2013 (TCT) Mexico's dream run at the FIFA Under-17 World Cup ended with a nightmare result against Nigeria. Nigeria picked up a convincing 3-0 victory over the Mexicans in the FIFA U-17 World Cup final at Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi recently.