Northern Bahr el-ghazal

Inmate attempting to escape shot

By Hou Akot Hou   An inmate was shot and wounded on Tuesday morning in Aweil East County, Northern Bahr el Ghazal State by a warden after attempting to escape while being taken to court. Eyewitnesses’ accounts reported that the inmate, along with another, tried to run “in order to[Read More…]

Hippopotamus injures a man in Aweil

By Hou Akot Hou   A hippopotamus has injured a 54-year-old man at Wak-Abil Village near Aweil Town, Northern Bahr El Gazal state. Tong Deng Tong, a farmer, who cultivates tomatoes near the river where the hippo-potamus reside, attempted to drive away the animal which had come to graze in[Read More…]

Aweil woman detained over a man’s death

By Hou Akot Hou   A young woman has been detained in connection with death of a 41-year-old man in Bar-nyiwich village, Nyalath payam, Aweil Center County, in Northern Bahr El Ghazal state. The incident occurred when the suspect allegedly kicked the man in the abdomen during an altercation over[Read More…]

Governor Ngor restricts high charges

By Hou Akot Hou   Governor Tong Aken Ngor of Northern Bahr el Ghazal state warned traders against maintaining high prices for goods despite the recent drop in the dollar exchange rate. “The government is working hard to reduce prices,” Governor Ngor said in a meeting with traders on Monday.[Read More…]

Man murdered in cold blood

By Hou Akot Hou   Residents of Wanyjok Market in Pan-Apuoth Village, Aweil East County, woke up to shocking news where a young man in his 20s was found murdered in cold blood on Wednesday morning. Northern Bahr el Ghazal State Police spokesperson, Captain Guot Guot Akol, confirmed the murder[Read More…]

Tuberculosis death cases rising in NBGs

By Hou Akot Hou   Health authorities in Northern Bahr el Ghazal State reported a concerning rise in TB deaths, with 34 fatalities attributed to the disease. The Director General in State Ministry of Health, Aleu Pioth blames incomplete treatment and stigma for the high mortality rate. He disclosed to[Read More…]

Meningitis suspected for eight death cases

By Hou Akot Hou   A team of health practitioners from Juba arrived in Aweil Town, Northern Bahr el Ghazal, on Monday to investigate a surge in meningitis cases. This follows reports of eight deaths from a similar illness in Majok-Yithiou, a town bordering the Republic of Sudan. “We’ve alerted[Read More…]

NBGs leaders appeal for community dialogue

By Athian Deng   Northern Bahr el Ghazal State intellectuals are appealing to the state leadership to convene an intra-community dialogue to address the political, social and economic challenges facing the region. Northern Bahr el Ghazal is one of the states considered to be peaceful. Executive Director of Aweil Researchers[Read More…]