February 2012

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South Sudan News, Events and Happenings in February 2012.

The Republic of South Sudan signed a MoU with Ethiopia for the construction of a pipeline through Ethiopia to the port of Djibouti.

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February 29

South Sudan says that Sudan’s armed forces had bombed two oil wells in the country. A spokesman of South Sudan says that an oil well had been damaged and is leaking oil into the ground, polluting drinking water. Khartoum denied the claims.

February 26

Sudan People's Liberation Army takes control of the disputed Jau region. The South Sudan forces captured more than 15 Toyota Land Cruiser vehicles and heavy trucks from Sudanese fighters.

February 25

United Nations staff returns to South Sudan.

Jonglei Governor Kuol Manyang Juuk signs into law the transitional constitution of the state. President Salva Kiir Mayardit attends the ceremony. Governor Kuol Juuk retakes oath of office.

February 14

South Sudan accused that Sudan has violated the non-agression treaty. South Sudan's chief negotiator Pagan Amum told reporters that Sudan jets have bombed areas in the Unity state.

South Sudan Vice President Riek Machar Teny declares his net worth, assets and liabilities. He calls on the constitutional office holders in the country to do the same. His declaration was commended by the South Sudan Anti-Corruption Commission (SSACC).

February 12

A reporter with Bakhita Radio Mading Ngor was banned from covering the proceedings in South Sudan’s national assembly. The investigation committee found him guilty of violating the assembly's code of conduct.

February 11

South Sudan and Sudan have signed non-aggression treaty after successful negotiations between the two countries by former South African president Thabo Mbeki in Addis Ababa. South Sudan's intelligence chief Thomas Douth and Sudan's counterpart Mohammed Atta signed the treaty.

12 people were found dead in the forest of Titagau payam of Yirol East county in Lakes state.

February 10

The Council of Ministers resolve to maintain budgets for security and interior ministry as the Government prepares to announce austerity measures.

February 9

The South Sudan Football Association is unanimously admitted into the National Association of the Confederation of African Football (CAF). The admission was done during the 34th CAF Ordinary General Assembly held in Libreville.

A fire broke out at the President Salva Kiir Mayardit's residential office because of an electric fault from an electrical pole next to his house. The fire burns down the building.

February 7

The parliament of Warrap State discusses the massive cattle raid in Tonj East County in late January.

February 2

United Nations relief chief visits Jonglei state where communal violence displaced thousands of people.

Eight bombs hit South Kordofan which destroyed two Heiban Bible College buildings and ignited grass fires across the area. No one was injured in the attack.

February 1

Israel asks the South Sudan refugees in the country to leave within two months. Those who leave voluntarily before March will be offered $1,300 and a plane ticket. After March, the refugees would be deported.

South Sudan president, Salva Kiir Mayradit explains fellow heads of state at the AU summit the reasons of his refusal to sign on a proposed deal with Sudan. (See Also: Oil and South Sudan)


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