January 2012

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South Sudan News in January 2012


January 30

South Sudan accuses Sudan of killing 79 during a cattle raid. Interior Minister of South Sudan Alison Manani Magaya said, "A militia group from Unity state penetrated into Warrap state ... and attacked people in a cattle camp. This militia group was armed by the government of Khartoum, mostly the women and children were killed. More weapons are flowing in from Khartoum ... particularly Unity state and Upper Nile,"

January 26

Stephen Dhieu has signed the MoU with Kenya for the construction of a pipeline to Kenyan Port of Lamu.

January 25

President Salva Kiir Mayardit issues a statement to the National Legislature on the current oil crisis.

January 24

Russia decides to withdraw helicopters and personnel serving in the United Nations peacekeeping force in South Sudan.

U.N. refugee agency says that 14 people were left missing after an air strike on a refugee camp near South Sudan's border with Sudan. The attack wounded a boy. South Sudan blamed the attack on Khartoum who denied it.

January 21

US urges Sudan and South Sudan to put in more efforts to resolve a crisis over the prices of oil.

Minister for Roads and Bridges Gier Chuang Aluong announces 10 year plan to build 12,640 km of road across South Sudan.

January 20

South Sudan orders shutdown of its oil production as Sudan seizes oil transiting its territory. The Council of Ministers in a sitting chaired by President Salva Kiir directs the Petroleum and Mining minister Stephen Dhieu Dau to execute the decision immediately.


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