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Where are you going, Southern Sudan?

“We knew it would not be easy but we had hoped it would not be so difficult for us.

Ethnic violence and war threats likely to kill fledgling tourism in...

(eTN) - Tourism once was a beacon of hope for the newly-independent Republic of Southern Sudan, but those hopes are being dashed now on multiple fronts and all at once.

UN: Significant progress on steps for separation of North and South...

North and South Sudan have made “significant” progress on a wide range of follow-up arrangements between the two States following the southern region’s vote for independence, the top United Nati

Seychelles rejoices with people of Southern Sudan

Following the announcement that the recent Sudanese referendum results were in favor of the secession of Southern Sudan, Seychelles President James Alix Michel sent a congratulatory letter to HE Mr.

Airlines may halt operations in Sudan

Bentiu — A Kenyan private airline has decided to suspend operations in all ten states of Southern Sudan in light of the chronic deterioration in the value of the Sudanese pound against the U.S.

Preliminary voting results in from Southern Sudan

(eTN) - The Republic of South Sudan is now a step nearer to reality as the preliminary results confirm the exit polls and public celebrations during the independence referendum earlier in the month.

Now is the time to consider investing in Southern Sudan

(eTN) - The Undersecretary in the Ministry of Wildlife Conservation and Tourism in Southern Sudan, Dr.

Count under way in Southern Sudan

(eTN) - After millions of eligible voters had cast their votes last week across the vast Southern Sudanese territory, the vote count is now underway.

UN panel satisfied with referendum polling in Sudan

The United Nations panel tasked with monitoring the referendum on the future status of Southern Sudan today welcomed yesterday's conclusion of polling, saying the process was well organized and enable

Aviation news: Egypt Air Juba flight under fire

(eTN) - Travelers returning last weekend to Juba, and having traveled via Cairo to use the Egypt Air flight, which now operates twice a week but first stops over in Khartoum, complained bitterly about

Southern Sudanese woman hired to fly for Ethiopian Airlines

(eTN) - A Southern Sudanese lady has been employed as a pilot by Ethiopian Airlines, now flying as a First Officer, aka co-pilot on B737 aircraft. It is thought that Ms.

Railway link from Juba may go directly to Kenya

(eTN) - Information is circulating in Kampala that following the recent re-signing of the Rift Valley Railways (RVR) concession, which reportedly granted the company the dormant routes from Kampala to

Safaris on the rise in Southern Sudan

(eTN) Following the recent publication of articles on Southern Sudan and its upcoming tourism opportunities, and mentioning the Bahr el Jebel expedition itinerary for a planned trip later this year to

The state of tourism in Southern Sudan

(eTN) There have been many questions in the past over reports on the state of tourism to the Southern Sudan and how best to visit the parks already restored by the government of Southern Sudan over th

Feeder Airlines to start flights to Entebbe

One of the locally-incorporated airlines based at the Juba airport,

Southern Sudan Ministry of Wildlife Conservation and Tourism says stop poaching...

The Undersecretary (elsewhere referred to as a Permanent Secretary) in the Ministry of Wildlife Conservation and Tourism, Prof.

Will Southern Sudan finally be free?

Following the upping of the stakes by the Southern Sudanese leadership, the regime in Khartoum finally accepted that a simple 51 percent majority will in 2011 decide on the future of the now semi-auto

More recognition for Southern Sudan

It was welcome news for the government and people of Southern Sudan, when the EU last week formally opened a representative office in Juba.

Debate over a new Nile Treaty rages on

In a worrisome development, smacking of bias and displaying a neo-colonial attitude of the worst order, have 12 “development” partners in a joint communiqué demanded that the Nile River source co

Skyjet halts operations

In a sudden development confirmed only this morning did Skyjet halt their flights from Entebbe to Juba.

Southern Sudan implements new tourism policy

Following final stakeholder consultations over the past several days, in which a panel of experts - drawn from the public and private sector, academia, non-governmental organizations, and development

Southern Sudan launches investment law

Parliament in Juba, Southern Sudan, earlier has finally passed its new investment code, now waiting on Southern Sudan President Salva Kiir Mayardit to acquiesce and sign the legislation to law.

Final stretch for new tourism policy in Southern Sudan

KAMPALA, Uganda (eTN) - It is understood from sources at the Ministry of Environment, Wildlife Conservation and Tourism in Juba that the long awaited new tourism policy is now on the final stretch towards completion. The effort had suffered a set back earlier in the year when Dr. Yakobo Moyini, one of the main consultants working on the project, passed away.

Wolfgang’s East Africa tourism report


Uganda peace deal with rebels evaporates

KAMPALA, Uganda (eTN) - All efforts by the international community and the Ugandan government to reach a negotiated agreement with the Kony killers have so far failed to persuade the International Criminal Court (ICC)-wanted fugitive to come out of hiding to conclude the deal that has been in the making for the last two years.
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