Home | News    Monday 27 August 2012

US official and S. Sudan ministers discuss transparency issues, food insecurity

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

By Julius N. Uma

August 26, 2012 (JUBA) – A South Sudan government delegation, led by cabinet affairs minister Deng Alor, held talks with Donald Steinberg, the deputy administrator for the US Agency for International Development (USAID) last week.

JPEG - 94.9 kb
USAID deputy administrator, Donald Steinberg (centre), Juba Port, 2011 (USAID)

A meeting, held in Washington DC was also attended by Kosti Manibe, South Sudan’s finance and economic planning minister and his petroleum and mining counterpart, Stephen Dhieu Dau.

A statement extended to Sudan Tribune said both parties discussed ways to strengthen South Sudan’s financial management, improve government transparency for donors and investors, tackle rising food insecurity and prevent humanitarian crises.

At least 4.7 million South Sudanese, which is almost half the country’s population, according to a UN assessment, remain food insecure this year, with about one million of them likely to be severely affected.

The two parties, the statement added, also committed themselves to strengthening their long-standing partnerships, while exploring ways in which the population can benefit from US investment.

The meeting comes a month after the US secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, visited Juba, the South Sudan capital, as part of her 11-day tour of seven African countries. Clinton, during her visit, also reiterated her government’s support for South Sudan.

Since 2005, the US has been South Sudan’s primary donor. The former US president George W. Bush, also played a key role in a 2005 peace deal, which saw a cessation of violence between the two countries.

(ST)

Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.
  • 27 August 2012 07:45, by Jalaby

    Mr. Deng Alor is one of Dinka Ngok very poor-minded, he was the worst Sudan foreign minister ever, ironically, his village in Abyei was excluded by Hague court of being one of the 9 Dinka Ngok chiefdoms hence the guy and his villagers "assumed" to have no right to vote in the coming Abyei referendum and have no right to be southerners either!

    repondre message

    • 27 August 2012 07:52, by Jalaby

      Like the rest of Dinka Ngok people, Mr. Deng Alor got his all educations in Kordofan and then University of Cairo Branch of Khartoum, he is married from Ethiopian lady and his family is living in US.
      Mr. Deng Alor speaks Arabic fluently with no accent at all, he was a Muslim before and his name was Ahmed but he renounced Islam for the sake of money and power I guess!

      repondre message

      • 27 August 2012 08:29, by Observer

        And the relevance of your comments to this article are???

        repondre message

  • 28 August 2012 16:06, by Stephen Chan

    I am happy that the USA is still assisting South Sudan in its time as a new and independent nation. We must not get caught up in politics and personalities, and please remember that we need to stay united now. Our new nation needs to be free from corruption, and follow the rule of law and this will help our political and econonmic development too. Stephen Chan

    repondre message

Comment on this article



The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.



Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


South Sudan and the inhumanity of the death penalty 2019-02-20 12:35:43 By Kur Ayuen Kou I am deeply appalled by the continuous use of the death penalty as the best form of punishment in our fractured society. In a span of one week, South Sudan has carried out six (...)

Evidence suggests inevitable victory of the 3rd Sudanese Revolution 2019-02-20 12:24:17 By Mahmoud A. Suleiman This is Third Sudanese Revolution, which broke out in December 2018, and has been going on for the Sixty Two days without a pause is worthy of Triumphant Victory. It is as (...)

Sudan’s December Revolution is not an Arab Spring 2019-02-16 08:14:10 By Mubarak Ardol Why the Sudanese have decided to put an end to the regime which has ruled them for three decades. Why is this happing now? It is known that Mr Bashir came to power in Sudan by (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


Ethnic Murle politicians say enough to cattle raiding 2018-12-28 09:32:00 December 27, 2018 (JUBA) - Murle political leaders in Buma state have vowed to end the practice of cattle raiding and child abduction by individuals in the community. Jodi Jonglei, who is also (...)

CEPO: South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOA): Stop politics of split and focus on R-ARCSS implementation 2018-12-26 09:53:29 26th December, 2018. South Sudan Opposition Alliance internal leadership change frication is disturbing and demoralizing public opinion. The big question CEPO is raising, will SSOA be a strong (...)

Progress observed at end of second month of R-ARCSS implementation 2018-10-22 06:44:02 Press Release 21 October 2018 South Sudanese government released 24 detainees in the implementation of the revitalized peace agreement said the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2019 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.