Monthly Archives: November 2017

South Sudan to trim off embassy staffs over cash shortage

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South Sudan will reduce the number of staff in its foreign embassies across the world due to huge operational costs, a senior foreign ministry official said Monday. Mawien Makol Arik, Ministry of foreign affairs spokesperson, said the government had deployed 400 diplomats in its embassies and it is working on a strategy to cut the […]

Kenya to allow South Sudanese to enter without visa

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President Uhuru Kenyatta says all citizens from the East African countries, including South Sudanese are now free to enter Kenya without having to acquire a visa. Uhuru says citizens from South Sudan, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Burundi will be granted permission to also work, acquire land and own businesses in the Kenyan territory. Mr Kenyatta […]

South Sudan President warns foreign ministry against favoritism

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President Salva Kiir has warned the ministry of foreign affairs against employing only sons and daughters of ministers. Since the independence in 2011, the ministry has never announced job vacancies to the general public, according to FM official who requested anonymity. He said the recruitment is done through “backdoor deals”. President Kiir, who was speaking […]

U.S. approves digital tracking Pill

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U.S. regulators have approved the first digital pill with an embedded sensor to track if patients are taking their medication properly, marking a significant step forward in the convergence of healthcare and technology. The medicine is a version of Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co Ltd’s established drug Abilify for schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depression, containing a tracking […]