Seeking shelter from the sweltering sun under the branches of a huge tree, local chiefs pull away from the crowds of people to form a small inner circle, holding hands to signal their commitment to ending six years of intercommunal conflict.
For 15 years now, Captain Yor Oraj has been sailing different boats and barges along the lengths, depths and breadths of the world’s longest river, the Nile, delivering much needed supplies for operations and troops, either northwards or southwards.
The sounds of up to fifteen thousand people rejoicing filled Malakal this Sunday as ordinary citizens and functionaries from across South Sudan gathered to bear witness to the consecration of a new bishop for the Upper Nile region.
Government and opposition authorities in Northern Liech have agreed to form a joint force to improve security along major roads, following appeals from participants at a recently concluded peace dialogue.
A Malual Dinka and Misseriya post-migration peace conference has concluded in Wanyjok town in Aweil East with a proposal to convene a tri-state conference between Aweil East, Twic and Northern Liech to follow up on cases of cattle raids and compensations.
Women of the Bongo tribe in the Aguka district of Tonj County have been craving a marketplace for years and their wishes have been granted. Thanks to a series of construction projects, they now have a brand new building to accommodate one.