Category: Press Release

The South Sudan Bar Association (SSBA) announces the roll of practicing advocates for the year 2019 as well as the conduct of its Extraordinary General Assembly scheduled for august 2019

2ND July 2019 / Juba, South Sudan On behalf of the Chairperson of the South Sudan Bar Association (SSBA), who is, the Ex officio Chairperson of the Bar Council (BC), and on behalf of the Entire Members of the Executive Committee of the South Sudan Bar Association, and my dear colleagues in the profession of

Worldwide displacement tops 70 million, UN Refugee Chief urges greater solidarity in response

The number of people fleeing war, persecution and conflict exceeded 70 million in 2018. This is the highest level that UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency has seen in its almost 70 years.  Data from UNHCR’s annual Global Trends report, released today, shows that almost 70.8 million people are now forcibly displaced. To put this in perspective, this

U.S. Ambassador Launches Three-year, $7.5 Million Wildlife and Natural Resources Conservation Project

BOMA NATIONAL PARK, South Sudan—U.S. Ambassador to South Sudan Tom Hushek today launched a three-year, $7.5 million U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) project implemented by the Wildlife Conservation Society to conserve wildlife, natural resources, and protected areas in South Sudan, while helping to build sustainable livelihoods and mitigate conflict in and around Boma and

First-ever World Food Safety Day elevates attention to dangerous foodborne diseases in Africa

Brazzavile, 7 June 2019 – An estimated 91 million people in Africa in a year consume contaminated food that renders them ill, and around 137,000 people die. Food containing harmful bacteria, viruses, parasites or chemical substances cause diseases ranging from acute diarrhoea to lifelong conditions, including some cancers. The risk of foodborne diseases is most

Cameroon tops list of most neglected crises Cameroon tops the Norwegian Refugee Council’s annual list of the world’s most neglected displacement crises launched today.  “The international community is asleep at the wheel when it comes to the crisis in Cameroon. Brutal killings, burned-down villages and massive displacement have been met with deafening silence,” warned the Secretary