Easter Equatoria State

Three died in tragic accident

By Ijoo Bosco   Two teenagers and an elderly woman died when Land cruiser overturned between Chalamini and Hiyala Payam while traveling from Imehejek administrative area to Torit town. Eastern Equatoria state Police Director of Crimes, Adam Satiro, reported that the vehicle overturned in a washup area caused by mountain[Read More…]

SPLM vows to nurture young people

By Ijoo Bosco   Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) Students’ League members at Dr. John Garang Memorial Senior Secondary School met with the Party’s state Secretary, German Charles Ojok. The students attended a two-day orientation seminar at the party Secretariat Hall, where Vice President Dr. James Wani Igga and 2nd[Read More…]

Youth conclude empowerment training

By Ijoo Bosco   A one-day workshop for youth skills empowerment and development in Eastern Equatoria State, Torit has concluded on Tuesday. The Vocational Skills Development Organization (VOSDO) collaborated with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) to train the youth. The Seed 4 Youth project was awarded to VOSDO to[Read More…]

About 30 varieties of sorghum seeds launched

By Ijoo Bosco International Fertilizer Development Centre (IFDC) a non-governmental organization on Tuesday, November 14 launched sorghum seeds verities in Magwi Center. The launch brought together farmers, cooperative societies, county agriculture department officials, and supporting partners from various parts of Magwi Payams. IFDC Deputy Project Manager, Mr. Yoga Mario, stated[Read More…]

Torit objects ‘land belongs to the people of South Sudan’ clause

By Ijoo Bosco Land administrators in Eastern Equatoria State have expressed confusion over the statement “land belongs to the people of South Sudan” as outlined in the proposed land policy. Participants who attended a consultative workshop on the Land Policy, after deliberation, decided that the phrase be replaced with “land[Read More…]

Torit fares soar over fuel costs

By Ijoo Bosco Public transport operators in Eastern Equatoria have increased fares due to rising fuel prices and spare parts costs, as a result of the continuous weakening of the pound against the US dollar. The Drivers and Transport Union said other factors include increased prices of goods in the[Read More…]

MPs training on leadership, human rights

By Ijoo Bosco   Over sixty lawmakers and civil society representatives are undergoing training in Torit town on leadership, peace, and human rights. The five-day training session is being organized by the Whittaker Peace Development Initiative (WPDI). Alexander Moro, program coordinator for WPDI said they focus on empowering leaders through[Read More…]

Medical Students commence national examinations

By Ijoo Bosco At least one hundred and eighty-six (186) medical students at Torit Health Science Institute are sitting for the National Health Professional Examination Board (NHPEB) exams. The NHPEB examination started on Monday. The State Minister of General Education, Koteen Thomas Piya, advised the students to be confident without[Read More…]

Two children abducted in Kapoeta

By Ijoo Bosco Authorities in Kapoeta North have confirmed that two children were abducted, and their mother stabbed by the abductors while returning from the garden. The incident happened mid-last week. Authorities identified the two children as Lokiritya Angeruin aged 7 years and his sister Lomor Angeruin. They were allegedly[Read More…]

Archivists urged to improve institutional management

By Ijoo Bosco   Archivists in Eastern Equatoria are being urged to enhance institutional management. Assistant Director for Record and Archive Management, Tako Peter Angelo, urged state record managers to improve their knowledge of archiving and record keeping for institutional development. Mr. Tako appreciated the state record managers’ active participation[Read More…]

Man killed in dowry dispute

By Ijoo Bosco   A man has killed his in-law over misunderstandings at a dowry payment meeting, Authorities in Losite Payam, Ikotos County of Eastern Equatoria state, said. According to the authorities, the deceased man was pursuing his brother in-law who eloped with his sister but hadn’t paid the dowry.[Read More…]

Archive officers undergo training

By Ijoo Bosco   Eastern Equatoria State Ministry of Culture, Youth, and Sports, in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture, Museums, and National Heritage, is conducting a three-day record and archive keepers in Torit town. The capacity building training aims to integrate state and national records, as well as coordinate[Read More…]

One killed, 34 cattle raided in Kapoeta

By Ijoo Bosco At least one person has been reported killed, and 34 herds of cattle were raided by suspected Turkana armed youth in Mogila Nadapal, north of Kapoeta East County, last week. Local authorities in Kapoeta East County, Eastern Equatoria State, said suspected armed Turkana youth from neighboring Kenya[Read More…]