Renewed Fighting in Malakal

Fighting between rival forces in South Sudan is reported to have flared anew on March 19 in the key city of Malakal, in Upper Nile State.  Malakal has been a main focus of the warfare between the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA), South Sudan’s official army, and forces loyal to ousted vice president Reik Machar. Malakal is located approximately 400 miles north of Juba, South Sudan’s capital city, and is close to the borders of both Ethiopia and the Republic of Sudan.  Upper Nile State is the source of much of the oil in South Sudan, the nation’s main source of revenue. […]

Church Leaders Gather to Fast and Pray

A large assembly of South Sudanese Christians including leaders of ten of their denominations gathered in Juba on March 15 for fasting and prayer in response to the violence that has rocked the African nation since mid-December. Acknowledging their dependence upon God’s care, the leaders denounced the senseless looting and killing carried out by warring factions following fighting that erupted on a military base in Juba on December 16. Those gathered asked for forgiveness of sins and the outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon the Church and the nation. Church leaders also called for counseling for individuals, families, churches, and […]

Sudan Arrests Pastor During Sermon

Sudanese authorities arrested a pastor in Omdurman as he was preaching on Sunday, Feb. 23, according to Christian Today news service of Australia. Personnel from the Criminal Investigation Department entered the compound of Omdurman Evangelical Church and arrested the Rev. Yahya Abdelrahim Nalu  of the Sudan Presbyterian Evangelical Church (SPEC).  Omdurman is opposite Khartoum on the River Nile in the predominantly Islamic nation of Sudan. Authorities held Nalu at the Central Khartoum Police Station for two days. The government of Sudan has practiced a policy of seizing control of SPEC property by attempting to replace SPEC leadership with those loyal […]

Peace Talks Stalled

Peace Conference Delayed by Adjournment South Sudan’s government and rebels are taking a more than two-week break from key peace talks amid conflicting reports on progress over the past three weeks, according to Gulf News reports dated March 4. In a March 2 statement, the Intergovernmental Authority for Development (IGAD) cited “flexibility” by the delegations representing the government of President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar, an attitude which, the eight country East African bloc said, helped draw up a frame for comprehensive political dialogue. IGAD has been brokering peace talks in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, since January following a […]

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Trinity South Sudan Ministry has dedicated itself to helping the people of South Sudan for more than a quarter century. We invite you to help us improve the quality of life for the people of South Sudan in several ways. One of TSSM’s most important activities has been the sending of medical teams that host free clinics in numerous villages. These teams bring basic health care to people who lack access to clinics, physicians, or vaccinations. Not only are the sick treated but the few clinic facilities available have been greatly improved. TSSM has also provided foot-pedal sewing machines to […]

Peace Agreement

South Sudan’s government and rebels signed a Cessation of Hostilities agreement on January 23 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, according to multiple news sources. The cease fire is expected to stop the fighting of forces loyal to President Salva Kiir and rebels who back former vice-president Riek Machar. Violence between the two factions erupted on December 16 at the army base in Juba and rocked the country for more than a month resulting in thousands of deaths and the displacement of more than a half million civilians according to Reuters. The agreement also provides for the withdrawal of Ugandan military forces […]

Military Violence Rocks South Sudan

A scant two years into its formation as an independent nation, South Sudan has erupted in civil conflict with severe tribal over tones. On December 16 fighting broke out on the military base in Juba following an altercation between soldiers loyal to former vice president Reik Macher and those dedicated to the government of president Salva Kiir. That initial conflict split the presidential guard and spread across South Sudan pitting members of the Nuer tribe against Dinkas. Machar is an ethnic Nuer while Kiir is a Dinka. Kiir dismissed Macher as the nation’s vice-president in July 2013. Opposing theories have […]