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NBGS (Northern Bahr el Ghazal State)

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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 ....
2014/06/02 Systematic extortion from traders to Warawar market (near the border with Sudan in NBGS) is being done by a gang (possibly associated with an Arab ethnic group). Snippet: Systematic extortion from traders to Warawar market (near the border w....
2014/05/30 to 2014/05/31 Representatives of Misseriya and Dinka Malual peoples meet to discuss and regulate their cross-border relationship, at Wanyjok in NBGS. There are relatively few points of conflict this year, and they agree to encourage inter-marriages through inter-cultural dances. Snippet: Representatives of Misseriya and Dinka Malual peoples meet to discuss ....
2014/05/30 General Dau Aturjong defects to SPLM-IO. Dau is an influential figure in NBGS, where he lost a controversial gubernatorial election to Paul Malong Awan in 2010. Snippet: General Dau Aturjong defects to SPLM-IO. Dau is an influential figure ....
2014/05/27 A new mosque is a subject of dispute in Wanyjok town, Aweil East County, NBGS. A group of local youth have campaigned for it not to be allowed in a central location, but the local government overrules them. Snippet: A new mosque is a subject of dispute in Wanyjok town, Aweil East Count....
2014/05 A Council of Traditional Authority Leaders is to be set up in NBGS. Snippet: A Council of Traditional Authority Leaders is to be set up in NBGS.....
2012/07 to 2014/05/12 Six NBGS state MPs are expelled from the SPLM and hence lose their positions as MPs in July 2011. One of them blames it on the fact that they tried to impeach the state finance minister in 2011. In February 2013, President Kiir directs NBGS governor Paul Malong to reinstate the MPs, but he does not do so. After the transfer of Paul Malong to another post, Kiir again orders two of the MPs to be reinstated, which is done. (One of these MPs had apparently apologized, and the constituents of the other had apologized on his behalf. The other MPs say they do not know why they should apologize.) Snippet: Six NBGS state MPs are expelled from the SPLM and hence lose their pos....
2014/05 Public cattle vaccination in NBGS is extended to cattle of nomadic Sudanese pastoralists (Rizeigat, Misseriya) as well as local herders. Snippet: Public cattle vaccination in NBGS is extended to cattle of nomadic Sud....
2014/03/23 to 2014/03/24 The Minister of Physical Infrastructure in NBGS is summoned to the state assembly to explain many apparent irregularities in the allocation of land around Aweil. But he fails to show up. Snippet 1677
2014/03 In Aweil and Renk, market prices of some consumer commodities have fallen dramatically compared with last year. This seems to be due to easier trading across the Sudan border. Snippet 1667
2014/03/18 Many teachers in Aweil East County (NBGS) have not been working for several days, because they are waiting at the county centre for the salary committee to arrive, and fear they will miss their salaries if they return to their distant schools. Snippet
2014/03 Unpaid road workers employed by Africa Kongdai in NBGS are on strike over unpaid salaries. Some say they have not been paid for seven months. 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
2014/03/14 About 700 workers in Malualbaai (Aweil East, NBGS) have not been paid their food-for-work, they say. They blame the payam administrator, who blames the RRC, WFP and the partner NGO for not delivering the food. Snippet
2014/03 The peace committee for relations between Rizeigat and Dinka Malual orders blood compensation of 41 cows (or money equivalent) from an SPLA soldier to the family of a Rizeigat man he killed. Snippet
2014/03 A customs and migration office is being set up at Majong, near the Sudan border in Aweil East (NBGS). The Interior Ministry says it will help businesses, create employment, and simplify border crossing procedures for migrant herders. Snippet
2014/03 School teaching quality is getting worse in NBGS, due to low salaries and unreliable allowances, according to the state education minister. Snippet
2014/03/01 The NBGS state finance minister is sacked by governor Paul Malong. Malong also sets up an investigation committee into reported embezzlement and mismanagement of state funds. Snippet
2014/02/20 Several NBGS state officials - including very senior ones - are arrested on suspicion of participating in the embezzlement of about SSP 10 million. Snippet
2014/02 Several top NBGS state officials are arrested, following the return to the state of governor Paul Malong. This is linked to Malong's rebuttal of allegations that he stole SSP 2m from state funds. Snippet
2014/01/21 The annual peace conference between Dinka Malual and Rizeigat in Gok Machar (NBGS) is abruptly postponed, reportedly due to another commitment of the organizing committee in Eastern Darfur. Snippet
2014/02/17 NBGS governor, Paul Malong, opens a private school in Aweil, the Paul Malong Foundation Academy, believed to be owned by himself. Snippet
2014/01 Harvesting rice in the Aweil rice scheme is taking longer than hoped. This is blamed on lack of mechanical harvesting equipment. Snippet
2014/02 The top primary school in NBGS has only five textbooks for each subject, and lacks proper latrines, benches and blackboards. Snippet
2013/03 The prevalence of HIV/AIDS in South Sudan dropped from 3% in 2010 to 2.6% in 2012, according to a GOSS Antenatal Clinic (ANC) surveillance report for 2012. Prevalence is reportedly highest in Western Equatoria (6.8%) and lowest in Northern Bahr el Ghazal (0.3%). Snippet
2013/10/07 Amid infighting over impeachment of the deputy speaker in the Northern Bahr el Ghazal assembly, one member of the assembly observes: 'We have not been allowed time and opportunity to do what the people who elected us wants to do, instead we have allowed ourselves to be divided by individuals'. Snippet
2013/09 Radio stations operated by Internews (an international NGO) form radio station associations, a move said to be a step towards community ownership. The stations are: Sobat FM in Upper Nile State, Naath FM in Unity State, Mayardit FM in Warrap State and Nhomlaau FM in Northern Bahr el Ghazal State. The Internews project is funded by USAID. Snippet 1294
2013 The town authorities of Aweil and state authorities of NBGS are welcoming and appreciative of Ethiopian and Eritrean investors who rent land and make concrete buildings. Snippet 1208
2012/08/21 The parliament of NBGS summons ministers responsible for security to ask why a suspected multiple killer - Angok, a former SPLA soldier - is still on the loose. Snippet
2013/08/14 At an official constitution review workshop in Aweil, most of the invited participants do not have a copy of the interim constitution. 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
2012/12 About 6,600 people were dispaced by fighting between Sudan and South Sudan armies in Kiir Adem area. Snippet 648
2013/02 The Government of NBGS starts collecting household taxes for state revenues (Hou Akot Hou/The Niles, 4 February 2013) Snippet 613
2012/04 NBGS government organises rally in support of military withdrawal from Panthou. Governor urges protection of pastoralists from the North. (Miraya 23 Apr 2012) Snippet 589
2012/10 In Oct 2012 GIZ gives equipment to Aweil Rice Scheme (Gurtong 17 Oct 2012) Snippet 557
2012/08 AECOM organises conference in Wanyjok on cattle theft (The Niles, 16 Aug 2012) Snippet 544
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