Unity State

Cattle thief handed 3-year imprisonment

By Yien Gattuor   A local court in Leer County, Unity State, has sentenced a 32-year-old man to three years imprisonment on Wednesday for stealing two cows. The court also ordered the man to return the stolen livestock. “We sentenced the man after he took two cows from Leer town[Read More…]

Man kills 38 years old brother

By Yien Gattour Mead   A man killed his 38-year-old brother on Thursday, last week in Koch County of Unity State, according to local government official. Details surrounding the killing are still unclear as the suspect has not yet been apprehended. Koch County police director, James Tut Wal identified the[Read More…]

Over 300 benefit from free eye surgery

By Yien Gattour Mead   A total of 397 cataract patients in Mayom County, Unity State, have successfully undergone free eye surgeries funded by Samaritan’s Purse (SP). The eye operations campaign began on February 22 and ended on Friday last week. Organized by the County Health Director (CHD) in collaboration[Read More…]

Over 4,000 unified forces without food

By Yien Gattour Mead   Over 4,000 unified forces in Unity State’s Leer County at Muom Training Centre have remained without food, and medicine for seven months after they graduated from the centre. Speaking to No.1 Citizen Daily Newspaper on Tuesday, the chairperson of the training centre, Brigadier General, Peter[Read More…]

Man kills in-law over dowry

  By Yien Gattour   Authorities in Mayom County, Unity State of South Sudan, have reported that a young man has been killed by his brother-in-law over refusal to pay dowry. The suspect, who had a history of claiming dowry, was not arrested but is still being looked after by[Read More…]

Over 1,000 returnees need aid

By Yien Gattour   Nearly 1,580 South Sudanese who have recently arrived from Sudan to Panyinjar County in Unity State are facing a dire shortage of food, clean drinking water, shelter, and medication. Aliza Nyamal, a women’s representative of the returnees, spoke with No. 1 Citizen Daily Newspaper on Sunday.[Read More…]

Two arrested over assault

By Yien Gattour Local authorities in Wangkay Payam, Unity State, have arrested two armed youths suspected of attacking the Payam Administration. The suspects, who have a history of revenge killings, were arrested on Monday afternoon following gunfire exchanges with police officers. Mayom County Commissioner John Bol Mayak confirmed the arrest,[Read More…]

Over 100 patients get free eye treatment

By Yien Gattuor Mead At least one hundred and twenty-seven individuals have undergone free eye surgeries at Bentiu IDPs camp. The free eye camp that commenced on 4th August was organized by Christian Blind Mission with support from Unity State ministry of health department. Bentiu Hospital Director, Dr. Banen Non[Read More…]

Returnees register ahead of food distribution

By Yien Gattuor Mead Unity State Relief and Rehabilitation Commission (RRC), in partnership with the World Food Programme (WFP), have on Friday commenced registration of returnees from Sudan. RRC Chairperson, William Ruot Riak Teny said the registration of the returnees at is being conducted ahead of food distribution by World[Read More…]