At least ten cabinet ministers in South Sudan have tested positive for COVID-19.
South Sudan’s central bank has slashed its benchmark interest rate by 200 basis points to 13% to help the young African economy cope with the effects of the novel coronavirus, its governor said on Monday.
The new government in South Sudan faces a daunting array of challenges that will test its unity, according to the head of the UN’s mission to that country.
As South Sudan moves to form a government of national unity, after years of civil conflict, mediators to the country’s peace agreement are cautiously optimistic that the peace will hold.
Former rebel leader Riek Machar was sworn in as South Sudan’s first vice president on Saturday as part of a unity government with his former adversary President Salva Kiir, a tentative step toward peace after years of civil war ravaged the oil-rich yet impoverished nation.