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2014/07/07 President Kiir launches renewed upgrade work on Juba airport, accusing former ministers of embezzling funds previously allocated for the purpose. The current work is to be carried out by the Chinese Harbour Engineering Company. Snippet: President Kiir launches renewed upgrade work on Juba airport, accusing....
2014/07/07 Juba curfew-breakers are to be shot dead by order of the Council of Ministers, says Interior Minister Aleu Ayieny Aleu. However for several days it remains unclear whether this statement is valid, or whether the ruling is applied, or even whether a curfew really exists. Snippet: Juba curfew-breakers are to be shot dead by order of the Council of Mi....
2014/05/28 The cholera epidemic is linked to household use of untreated water from the Nile, says a WHO official. Snippet: The cholera epidemic is linked to household use of untreated water fro....
2014/05/16 Juba municipality prohibits smoking in public places. Snippet: Juba municipality prohibits smoking in public places.....
2014/05/15 A cholera outbreak is declared in Juba, apparently originating in an IDP camp, but already spread to 11 residential areas. Snippet: A cholera outbreak is declared in Juba, apparently originating in an I....
2014/04/13 A fire at the Beijing Hotel in Juba (apparently caused by electrical problems) is the fourth at that hotel, and follows recent fires at Sahara Hotel and South Sudan Hotel, as well as Green Garden restaurant Snippet
2014/04/11 Only 37% of health practitioners in Juba town have proper qualifications, according to a government press release. Snippet
2014/04/09 MSF accuses UNMISS of 'shocking indifference' in not improving conditions for displaced people in Tomping (Tongpiny) camp, even though plans for their transfer to another site face difficulties. Snippet 1777
2014/04/02 A newspaper distributor in Juba is beaten by police with a stick and hospitalized for several days, apparently due to infringing new restrictions on motorcycles. Snippet
2014/04/01 A ban is imposed on motorcycles in Juba's main road. This is the road which links the presidential palace, the National Legislative Assembly, and other important public buildings. The ban is supposed to facilitate the movements of high government officials. Snippet 1750
2014/03 South Sudan Civil Aviation Authority receives a donation from Turkey of equipment to help planes land safely at Juba airport. The equipment being used for the last few years has been 'faulty', according to the Director of Civil Aviation. Snippet
2014/03/23 to 2014/04/19 Police, army and wildlife forces conduct searches for illegal arms in Juba - house-to-house and at checkpoints - and find 6,000 within a month, including RPGs (rocket-propelled grenades) and other assault weapons. Snippet 1696
2014/03 A process of re-planning Juba kicks of with brainstorming exercises. The process is being managed by the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Physical Infrastructure with support from UN-Habitat. Snippet 1643
2014/03/14 The SPLA spokesman reveals that 120 suspected SPLA criminals (detained after mid-December killings) escaped from detention during fighting at HQ barracks on 5th March. Snippet
2014/03/12 Many soldiers will be moved out of Juba, and those remaining will have to hand in their guns when not on duty, says SPLA spokesperson. This shootings that killed many in early March. Snippet
2014/03/07 Rains start early in Juba, bringing extra squalour to the Tomping IDP camp. Snippet
2014/03/07 Four soldiers and four Ugandan brick-makers are killed by shooting in or near the army HQ barracks in Juba. Apparently a drunken soldier first killed three of a different ethnicity, then tried to shelter in a container where the Ugandans were hiding, which was fired on by pursuing soldiers. Snippet 1585
2014/03 Caretaker governor of Unity State, Joseph Nguen Monytuil, challenges President Kiir over the 5th March shootings of Nuer soldiers in HQ barracks, according to Upper Nile Times. Monytuil reportedly says the soldiers had been ordered out of the UNMISS compound by President Kiir and were unarmed and requesting their pay when shot. Kiir reportedly does not comment on this but suggests all SPLA other than presidential guards be disarmed while in Juba, a suggestion Monytuil rejects. Snippet
2014/03/05 At least five and perhaps many more soldiers and civilians are killed in shooting in and near Giyada (HQ) barracks (Juba town). It reportedly occurred when commandos of Tiger division, led by Brig. Gen Gatwich Gai (or Gatwiech Dual) thought a payment committee would deny pay to those of them who went into hiding after the December violence in Juba and outbreak of rebellion. Bodies are seen which have apparently been run over by tanks. Four officers are arrested, including Gatwich. Snippet 1537
2014/03/03 Police say crime has decreased in Juba due to intensified patrols, and with support from UN police. Last week seven police were tried for misconduct, and three dismissed. Snippet
2014/02 Gudele East Primary School (Juba town) has registered 200 new students who have moved from Jonglei and Upper Nile as a result of conflict. Class size in some cases exceeds 180. Snippet
2014/03/01 to 2014/03/19 Juba City Council has issued an order banning the use of shisha pipes in public places. Mayor Christopher Serafino Wani says this is on health grounds. 51 cartons of shisha tobacco are later confiscated from a trader, and burned. Snippet 1500
2012/02 Key infrastructure projects have been put on hold due largely to insecurity associated with the 2013/14 rebellion, according to the Ministry of Transport, Roads and Bridges. Projects affected are the Juba-Bor-Malakal-Renk road, the Juba-Yei-Kaya road and the much-needed second Juba bridge. MOUs have been signed with Chinese companies. Another factor is lack of clarity in investment policy and bank guarantees. Snippet
2014/02 Prices of food and water have soared in Juba since the 15 December rebellion, resulting in acute hardship for many, and secondary violence as people rob and loot for food. Snippet
2014/02 Some refugees from the December 2013 violence in Juba have settled at Kiryandongo in Uganda. Snippet
2013/12/15 to 2013/12/19 Members of South Sudan armed forces kill many Nuer men in Juba, including 200-300 in a massacre at Gudele on 16 December. Snippet
2013/10/17 A water plant project is launched, funded by JICA (Japan government) to about USD 50 million, expected to supply clean water to about 60% of Juba's inhabitants. Snippet
2013/10 Ugandan police deploy an officer in the embassy at Juba, to help identify Ugandan criminals in Juba. South Sudan police inspector, Peing Deng, vows to protect law-abiding Ugandans. Snippet
2013/10/02 Fire destroys much of the South Sudan Hotel, apparently due to an electrical fault. (Note: the original source in the GOSS website is apparently incorrectly dated 2nd September rather than 2nd October) Snippet 1267
2013/09/28 The Governor of Central Equatoria State, Clement Wani Konga, appoints a new cabinet, and also new officials for Juba town. Mohammed Elhaj Baballah is replaced as Juba mayor by Christopher Sarafino Wani. Snippet 1230
2013/09 South Sudanese in Uganda are fearful of attacks after the South Sudan interior minister bans Ugandans from working as boda boda (motorcycle taxi) drivers. Snippet
2013/08/24 to 2013/08/25 Two policemen are murdered by assailants who stormed their residence in Nyakuron West, Juba. This prompts hundreds of residents to mount a protest against the deteriorating security situation in Juba. Snippet
2013/08/23 Three armed robbers are caught by police in Juba, after robbing an Ethiopian hotel. They are two Ugandans and a Kenyan, but it appears they have been employed by South Sudanese. Snippet 1198
2013/08 Military exercises are held near Salva Kiir's weekend residence at Luri. Reportedly these are for a military unit which Kiir has ordered to be stationed in the area against the wishes of army Chief of Staff, James Hoth. Snippet 1062
2013 Salva Kiir has a cattle camp at the Luri suburb of Juba, and often spends weekends there when in town. Snippet
2013/02 Annual primary school fees at church schools in Juba can be SSP 450 - 710. Snippet 707
2012/07 2012 July: Waste collection system pilot is started with aid from JICA (Miraya 18 July 2012) Snippet 587
2012/08 Aug 2012: Judge says that the legal status of Juba territory is unclear (CRN 16 Aug 2012) Snippet 582
2012/07 In July 2012, CEPO (Community Empowerment for Progress Organization) presents report of 50 killings in Juba over six months, many apparently by police (Miraya 18 July 2012) Snippet 547
Reference Mini-review
Lual Magok, 2014/05/20. Bibliography item: Lual Magok (2014/05/20) "What is Government Programme toward Citizens who Stranded in UNMISS Camps". (Article). Nyamilepedia. [Article] Nyamilepedia. Accessed online.

This 1,300-word article, based on informal research in UNMISS camps in Juba, looks at why Nuer people still refuse to leave the camps. Besides stronger assurance of physical security, they need ways of recovering the homes, possessions and jobs, many of which have been taken over by others. The article lists ten measures which GRSS must take in order to exercise its duty of care and protection.

Daidït Maa, 2014/03/06. Not Every Nuer has a Date with Riek Machar [Article] PaanLuel Wël. Accessed online.

Short article which combines reportage of a dramatic recent event (shootings around SPLA HQ barracks), useful factual background (the preponderance of Nuer soldiers even in units of the SPLA loyal to GRSS) and a well-made point.

PaanLuel Wël, 2014/03/06. What Happened on Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 in Juba? [Article] PaanLuel Wël. Accessed online.

Clear and thoughtful account of what was known of the 5th March events the day afterwards.

Oxfam, 2014. Above and beyond: Voices of hope from South Sudan [Book] Oxfam. Accessed online.

This short magazine-style book comprises accounts by individual South Sudanese people of their experiences in the aftermath of the violence and rebellion of December 2013. It is both moving and important: a vivid documentation of horrors which affected many people, but also crucially of the humanity and heroism of many South Sudanese.

CHF International, 2012. Needs assessment report: Morobo/Torit County and Khor Wulliang (Juba County) [Operating document] Global Communities. Accessed online.
Ellen Martin and Irina Mosel, 2011. City limits: Urbanisation and vulnerability in Sudan: Juba case study [Report] Overseas Development Institute. Accessed online.
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