Lakes state

Driver arrested over fatal accident

By Yang Ater Yang   An ARC Road Construction Company driver has been apprehended by authorities in Lakes State, following a tragic road accident resulting in the death of an elderly man in Awerial county. The Lakes State Police Spokesperson, Major Elijah Mabor Makuac, confirmed the incident, stating that it[Read More…]

Fear grips Rumbek East as armed gangs hit again

By Yang Ater Yang   Communities in Paloch Payam, Rumbek East County of Lakes State are living in fear of further attacks and looting following recent incidents by suspected armed criminals from neighbouring Unity State’s Panyijar County. Lakes State Police spokesperson Maj. Elijah Mabor confirmed the escalating tensions. On 13th[Read More…]

Two killed in road ambush

By Yang Ater Yang   Tragedy struck Lakes State on Monday morning when at least two people were killed and two others injured in a road ambush. The incident occurred between Amonyping and Paloc Payam, near Kuel-Malony. Lakes State Police spokesperson, Maj. Elijah Mabor Makuac confirmed the incident to No.1[Read More…]

A woman commits suicide

By Yang Ater Yang   A 30-year-old lady has committed suicide by hanging, in Yali Payam, of Yirol East County, Lakes State. State Police spokesperson Elijah Mabor Makuac confirmed that the woman, a mother of an undisclosed number of children, committed suicide on Thursday in her own house. Mabor said[Read More…]

Ex-Aliab youth leader nabbed

By William Madouk   Security apparatus have allegedly arrested the former chairperson of Aliab Youth Association in Juba, Makuei Deng Makuei on Wednesday night in Awerial County of Lakes State. According to information obtained by No.1 Citizen Daily Newspaper, a security officer stormed Mr. Makuei’s room in Mama Nyalueth Hotel[Read More…]

Bee farmers receive modern hives

By Yang Ater Yang   Lakes State government and United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (UNFAO) have handed over 500 modern honey production, processing, and logistic equipment to beekeepers in Wulu County. The equipment, donated by UNFAO will support 10 groups of beekeepers in increasing honey production and processing. Minister[Read More…]

Raiders kill herder

By Yang Ater Yang A herder was killed in a cattle theft incident in Amongpiny Payam of Rumbek Central County, Lakes State, on Tuesday. The killers are suspected to be armed raiders from the neighboring Panyijiar County of Unity State. Five cows were stolen from the deceased, which were later[Read More…]

UNMISS trains police on investigation

By Yang Ater Yang A three-day training program to enhance the skills of law enforcement officers in conducting interviews, investigating criminal cases, concludes in Lakes state. The training also aimed at addressing gender-based violence, improving information gathering and case presentation procedures in court. United Nations Police (UNPOL) field office in[Read More…]

Unity State Minister faces impeachment

By Yien Gattour Mead Unity State lawmakers have threatened to impeach finance minister over failure to answer questions regarding the 3% proceeds from crude oil revenue. The move was initiated after the finance minister failed to show up on a previous summon to answer questions about oil revenue. After deliberating[Read More…]

Rumbek communities agree to coexist

By Yang Ater Yang Five communities of the Dinka Agar have agreed to Promote peaceful coexistence and share resources without discrimination. This resolution was reached after a five-day pre-migration dialogue conducted in Rumbek aimed at discussing ways to stop cattle theft and violence, including sexual violence by youths, ending conflict-inciting[Read More…]