You are here


Date Snippet Page
2014/06 In Aweil South County (NBGS) people are imprisoned for farming within the county capital, Malek-alel. The Commissioner says rules were agreed about this, but the Paramount Chief says the chiefs were not consulted. Snippet: In Aweil South County (NBGS) people are imprisoned for farming within ....
2013 At least five chiefs are dismissed during 2013 by the acting governor of Lakes State, Matur Chut Dhuol. The main reason is failure to arrest suspects in inter-communal killings. But the chiefs say this is the job of police. Snippet
2014/03/21 A peace process is organized in Rumbek North county to reconcile youth from Gaak and Manuer sub-clans. Local MPs, chiefs and students take part. Snippet
2014/03 The Commissioner of Ezo County (WES) dismisses a payam chief for alleged gross misconduct involving disobeying county authorities. The county paramount chief appoints a new acting chief for the payam. Snippet
2014/03 The paramount chief for Greater Bahr El Ghazal, Dhor Ariik Mawien, returns to Wau after two years of medical treatment abroad. Snippet 1630
2014/02/28 to 2014/03/01 The paramount chief in Duk County (Jonglei) is captured by rebel forces and then rescued by local youth, according to the local MP. There is dispute over whether destruction to villages and the county's only health clinic was done by government or rebel forces. Snippet 1506
2014/02 GOSS forces killed prominent chiefs in Panyijar County when attacking from Lakes, according to a rebel official. Snippet 1388
2013/10/03 Anyuak paramount chief in Akobo County (Jonglei State), Chol Odio, and other Anyuak in the county, are killed, apparently by Lou Nuer youth. Snippet
2013/06/14 Death of Paramount Chief Mawien Diing Akol of Ajuet sub-section (Malual Dinka), Aweil West County, said to be aged 113. Snippet
Reference Mini-review
Anna Stone, 2014/02. Nowhere to Go: Displaced and returnee women seeking housing, land and property rights in South Sudan [Report] Norwegian Refugee Council. Accessed online.

This 78-page report describes how, despite national legislation in favour of women's rights on HLP (housing, land and property), implementation of relevant laws is patchy and often confused, creating local political spaces in which women's interests are often overridden. Among its recommendations, GRSS should do more to make the local administrative mechanisms clearer and more transparent, appointing more women to decision-making positions, and exploring ways of waiving fees for registration and surveying of land for the vulnerable. Aid agencies should avoid working mainly with chiefs.

Cherry Leonardi, 2013. Dealing with government in South Sudan: histories of chiefship, community and state [Book] James Currey/Boydell and Brewer. Accessed online.
Subscribe to