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WBGS (Western Bahr el Ghazal State)

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2014/05/12 The WBGS assembly raises taxes on alcohlic drinks from 30 to 50 percent. Snippet: The WBGS assembly raises taxes on alcohlic drinks from 30 to 50 percen....
2014/05 The rate of female genital mutilation is high and increasing in Raga and Wau counties, according to the WBGS health minister. He calls on aid agencies to help solve the problem. Snippet: The rate of female genital mutilation is high and ....
2014/04/26 to 2014/04/27 A large defection of SPLA soldiers in Wau leads to fighting, and also to panic especially among Nuer citizens. The state government seeks to avert ethnic violence by mounting joint patrols. But about 700 flee to the UNMISS camp. One of the defecting generals explains that the action came because Nuer soldiers felt under threat from their Dinka colleagues especially after the recent defections and fighting in Mapel. Snippet 1874
2014/04/24 to 2014/04/25 Tensions within SPLA forces in Mapel (WBGS) reportedly lead to heavy fighting and defection of about 150 soldiers. Snippet
2014/04 A top police officer of Wau is shot dead in Tombura after allegedly defecting to Riek Machar's rebel movement and attempting to smuggle arms. Snippet
2014/04 The South Sudan Agriculture Bank (a new government-owned institution) is reportedly ready to make loans to farmers in WBGS and has given six tractors in the State, to be paid for in installments. Snippet
2014/04 Wau still does not have a proper power station, since 2011 when the old one collapsed. Costs of town electricity are very high. Snippet
2014/03 The Secretary-General of the National Islamic Council appoints a new caretaker Secretary-General for the Islamic Council in WBGS. This is intended to resolve a long-running dispute between the Council's executive and legislative bodies in that state. Snippet
2014/03 WBGS Chamber of Commerce says vehicles moving from Juba to Wau must pay SSP 4,000 at road checkpoints. The police spokesperson says such 'taxation' is illegal. Snippet
2014/03/28 The WBGS Education Ministry announces changes to the school system in 2015: secondary schooling will be four years rather than three, and Arabic will no longer be used as a medium of instruction. Snippet
2014/03 Human cases of anthrax have recently occurred in Jur River County (WBGS). Snippet 1669
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 Mapourdit Hospital (Yirol West County) receives patients from four states (Lakes, WES, Warrap and WBGS). It is run by the Catholic church. Snippet
2014/03 The WBGS state assembly and the state branch of UJOSS criticize the state government for attempting to stop the media reporting the assembly's voting out of the state finance minister. Snippet
2014/03 The Public Service Minister of WBGS believes a new database system will help avoid double employment and other salary-roll anomalies. Snippet
2012/02 The WBGS Traffic Police Director announces a clamp-down on unlicensed vehicles in a bid to reduce accidents. They will also enforce the regulation that only certain official cars may use tinted windows. Snippet
2014/02/26 State legislature of WBGS passes vote of no confidence in state finance minister after she repeatedly fails to attend the legislature to answer questions. Snippet
2013/10 Shisha has been banned by Wau municipality. Snippet
2013/10 Wau prison was built for 240 inmates but is housing three times that number. There is no separate juvenile section. Snippet
2013/05 to 2013/09 Killings and injuries by rogue members of security agencies in Wau, May - September. In May, one person was killed and two injured by a soldier attacking doctors in Wau Teaching Hospital. In July, one person was shot dead after a drunken policeman got into a quarrel. In late September 16 people are seriously injured - and some are critical in hospital - after a soldier detonates a grenade in a quarrel with a woman selling local drinks. Snippet 1221
2013/08/24 The WBGS finance minister explains to the state parliament that the July salaries of state employees have not yet been paid because the national Ministry of Finance sent the salaries without the 4% 'state portion revenue collections'. The state governor was currently in Juba trying to get a solution. This situation was said to be common to all the states. The national Ministry of Finance had already imposed a cut in the state budget of almost half. Snippet
2013/01 35 legislative councillors are appointed for Wau County (Jan) and sworn in at the new county headquarters at Bagari (Feb). (James Deng Dimo/Gurtong, 18 Feb 2013) Snippet 727
2012/12 5,000 people were temporarily displaced and 500 homes destroyed in inter-communal fighting in WBGS. Snippet 647
2012/08 Aug 2012: in WBGS, 67 graduate from “Motherland” military training, apparently designed to help transcend tribal conflict (CRN 13 Aug 2012) Snippet 594
2012/08 Aug 2012: Row over Molid Square, Wau, where it is alleged that the State Islamic Council of NBGS has sold land secretly, and the state Government wants more control over development (CRN 23 Aug) Snippet 593
2012/08 Dorcas Aid International supports 3-month training of women entrepreneurs in Wau through Gift of Hope for Women Development Organization (GOHWD)(Gurtong, 25 Aug 2012) Snippet 551
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