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Guardian Unlimited
Hopes rise for South Sudan peace dealSouth Sudan’s president, Salva Kiir, has named his arch-rival Riek Machar as vi
Hopes rise for South Sudan peace deal
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 58 minutes ago
South Sudan’s president, Salva Kiir, has named his arch-rival Riek Machar as vice-president, raising hopes for the implementation of a repeatedly broken peace deal to end more than two years of civil war. Tens of thousands of people have been killed... Read more
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WAND TV 17 Decatur
South Sudan president appoints rebel leader his deputyKAMPALA, Uganda (AP) - South Sudan's president has appointed his rival, rebel l
South Sudan president appoints rebel leader his deputy
WAND TV 17 Decatur / Posted an hour ago
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) - South Sudan's president has appointed his rival, rebel leader Riek Machar, as first vice president in a possible government of national unity, a presidential spokesman said Friday. President Salva Kiir expects Machar to travel... Read more
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Aljazeera
South Sudan's Kiir reappoints rival Machar as deputySalva Kiir, the South Sudan president, has reappointed his rival, the rebel lea
South Sudan's Kiir reappoints rival Machar as deputy
Aljazeera / Posted an hour ago
Salva Kiir, the South Sudan president, has reappointed his rival, the rebel leader Riek Machar, as first vice president in a possible government of national unity. "I, Salva Kiir Mayardit, President of the Republic of South Sudan, do hereby issue... Read more
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International Business Times
South Sudan war: President Kiir reappoints rebel leader Machar as vice-president South Sudan President Salva Kiir has reappointed rebel leader Riek Machar as vi
South Sudan war: President Kiir reappoints rebel leader Machar as vice-president
International Business Times / Posted 2 hours ago
South Sudan President Salva Kiir has reappointed rebel leader Riek Machar as vice president as part of a peace deal aimed at tackling a civil war which has been running more than two years. A decree read out on state TV said Machar was reinstated as... Read more
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iol.co.za
South Sudan leader re-appoints rivalJuba - South Sudan's President Salva Kiir has re-appointed his rival Riek Macha
South Sudan leader re-appoints rival
iol.co.za / Posted 2 hours ago
Juba - South Sudan's President Salva Kiir has re-appointed his rival Riek Machar as vice president, a decree said on Thursday, the culmination of a deal to try to end months of civil war in the world's newest nation. The announcement returned the... Read more
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Brandon Sun
South Sudan president appoints rebel leader his deputyKAMPALA, Uganda - South Sudan's president has appointed his rival, rebel leader
South Sudan president appoints rebel leader his deputy
Brandon Sun / Posted 2 hours ago
KAMPALA, Uganda - South Sudan's president has appointed his rival, rebel leader Riek Machar, as first vice-president in a possible government of national unity, a presidential spokesman said Friday. President Salva Kiir expects Machar to travel to... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
South Sudan president names arch-rival Riek Machar as vice-president"I, Salva Kiir Mayardit, President of the Republic of South Sudan, do hereby is
South Sudan president names arch-rival Riek Machar as vice-president
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 3 hours ago
"I, Salva Kiir Mayardit, President of the Republic of South Sudan, do hereby issue this Republican Decree for the appointment of Dr. Riek Machar Teny as the first vice President of the Republic of South Sudan," the decree issued late on Thursday... Read more
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Salon.com
South Sudan president appoints rebel leader his deputyKAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A presidential spokesman in South Sudan says the preside
South Sudan president appoints rebel leader his deputy
Salon.com / Posted 3 hours ago
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A presidential spokesman in South Sudan says the president has appointed his rival, rebel leader Riek Machar, as first vice president in a unity government. Ateny Wek Ateny said Friday that President Salva Kiir expects Machar... Read more
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Daily Herald
South Sudan president appoints rebel leader his deputyKAMPALA, Uganda -- South Sudan's president has appointed his rival, rebel leade
South Sudan president appoints rebel leader his deputy
Daily Herald / Posted 3 hours ago
KAMPALA, Uganda -- South Sudan's president has appointed his rival, rebel leader Riek Machar, as first vice president in a possible government of national unity, a presidential spokesman said Friday. President Salva Kiir expects Machar to travel to... Read more
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asianage
Riek Machar named South Sudan’s vice president(Photo: YouTube Video Grab) The appointment was agreed as part of an August 20
Riek Machar named South Sudan’s vice president
asianage / Posted 3 hours ago
(Photo: YouTube Video Grab) The appointment was agreed as part of an August 2015 peace deal, which has been repeatedly broken. Juba: South Sudan's president Salva Kiir has named his arch-rival Riek Machar as vice-president, after fighting for more... Read more
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asianage
Riek Machar named South Sudan's vice president(Photo: YouTube Video Grab) The appointment was agreed as part of an August 20
Riek Machar named South Sudan's vice president
asianage / Posted 3 hours ago
(Photo: YouTube Video Grab) The appointment was agreed as part of an August 2015 peace deal, which has been repeatedly broken. Juba: South Sudan's president Salva Kiir has named his arch-rival Riek Machar as vice-president, after fighting for more... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Kiir Re-Appoints Rival Machar as DeputySouth Sudan's President Salva Kiir has reappointed rival Riek Machar as vice pr
Kiir Re-Appoints Rival Machar as Deputy
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 hours ago
South Sudan's President Salva Kiir has reappointed rival Riek Machar as vice president, in a move that appears aimed at ending a civil war that began more than two years ago. The decree by the president, announced Thursday, fulfills an important... Read more
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Denver Post
South Sudan president appoints rebel leader his deputyKAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — South Sudan's president has appointed his rival, rebel l
South Sudan president appoints rebel leader his deputy
Denver Post / Posted 3 hours ago
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — South Sudan's president has appointed his rival, rebel leader Riek Machar, as first vice president in a possible government of national unity, a presidential spokesman said Friday. President Salva Kiir expects Machar to travel... Read more
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ABC News
South Sudan President Appoints Rebel Leader His DeputyA presidential spokesman in South Sudan says the president has appointed his ri
South Sudan President Appoints Rebel Leader His Deputy
ABC News / Posted 4 hours ago
A presidential spokesman in South Sudan says the president has appointed his rival, rebel leader Riek Machar, as first vice president in a unity government. Ateny Wek Ateny said Friday that President Salva Kiir expects Machar to travel to Juba, the... Read more
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Canberra Times
South Sudan's Salva Kiir restores rival Riek Machar whose ouster sparked warSouth Sudanese government soldiers ready to head to the front line to fight reb
South Sudan's Salva Kiir restores rival Riek Machar whose ouster sparked war
Canberra Times / Posted 10 hours ago
South Sudanese government soldiers ready to head to the front line to fight rebel forces near Bor, South Sudan, last year. Photo: AP The president of South Sudan appeared to take a major step Thursday towards ending a disastrous civil war that... Read more
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BBC News
South Sudan president reappoints rival as part of peace deal - BBC News Accessibility links BBC navigation Entertainment & Arts Video &
South Sudan president reappoints rival as part of peace deal
BBC News / Posted 10 hours ago
- BBC News Accessibility links BBC navigation Entertainment & Arts Video & Audio Also in the News Special Reports The Reporters Have Your Say Latin America South Sudan president... Read more
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BBC News
South Sudan troops killed 50 civilians by suffocation - report - BBC News Accessibility links BBC navigation Entertainment & Arts Video &
South Sudan troops killed 50 civilians by suffocation - report
BBC News / Posted 10 hours ago
- BBC News Accessibility links BBC navigation Entertainment & Arts Video & Audio Also in the News Special Reports The Reporters Have Your Say Latin America South Sudan troops... Read more
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Brisbane Times
South Sudan's Salva Kiir restores rival Riek Machar whose ouster sparked warSouth Sudanese government soldiers ready to head to the front line to fight reb
South Sudan's Salva Kiir restores rival Riek Machar whose ouster sparked war
Brisbane Times / Posted 10 hours ago
South Sudanese government soldiers ready to head to the front line to fight rebel forces near Bor, South Sudan, last year. Photo: AP The president of South Sudan appeared to take a major step Thursday toward ending a disastrous civil war that began... Read more
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Reuters
South Sudan president re-appoints rival under peace dealSouth Sudan's President Salva Kiir addresses the nation at the South Sudan Nati
South Sudan president re-appoints rival under peace deal
Reuters / Posted 13 hours ago
South Sudan's President Salva Kiir addresses the nation at the South Sudan National Parliament in Juba, November 18, 2015. South Sudan's rebel leader Riek Machar addresses a news conference in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, October 18, 2015. JUBA... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
ICGLR Secretary Considers Burundi Situation WorryingLuanda — The outgoing ICGLR executive secretary, Ntumba Luaba, considered worry
ICGLR Secretary Considers Burundi Situation Worrying
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
Luanda — The outgoing ICGLR executive secretary, Ntumba Luaba, considered worrying the political and military situation in Burundi and reaffirmed the combination of efforts to avoid a civil war in that country. The official was speaking to... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Africa’s new food crisis: 40,000 starvingUN begs for cash as thousands starve in war-torn South Sudan | DailyTelegraph
Africa’s new food crisis: 40,000 starving
Daily Telegraph / Posted 2 days ago
UN begs for cash as thousands starve in war-torn South Sudan | DailyTelegraph SearchUse keywords to search content on this website SearchUse keywords to search content on this website Members of the South Sudanese army patrol the half-emptied... Read more
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Herald Sun
40,000 people being starved to deathMembers of the South Sudanese army (SPLA) patrol the half-emptied village of Le
40,000 people being starved to death
Herald Sun / Posted 2 days ago
Members of the South Sudanese army (SPLA) patrol the half-emptied village of Leer, South Sudan. THE United Nations warned it had received just two per cent of the cash needed for South Sudan, a day after experts said 40,000 people are being starved... Read more
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News.com.au
40,000 people being starved to deathMembers of the South Sudanese army (SPLA) patrol the half-emptied village of Le
40,000 people being starved to death
News.com.au / Posted 2 days ago
Members of the South Sudanese army (SPLA) patrol the half-emptied village of Leer, South Sudan. THE United Nations warned it had received just two per cent of the cash needed for South Sudan, a day after experts said 40,000 people are being starved... Read more
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Adelaide Now
40,000 people being starved to deathMembers of the South Sudanese army (SPLA) patrol the half-emptied village of Le
40,000 people being starved to death
Adelaide Now / Posted 2 days ago
Members of the South Sudanese army (SPLA) patrol the half-emptied village of Leer, South Sudan. THE United Nations warned it had received just two per cent of the cash needed for South Sudan, a day after experts said 40,000 people are being starved... Read more
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The Courier Mail
40,000 people being starved to deathMembers of the South Sudanese army (SPLA) patrol the half-emptied village of Le
40,000 people being starved to death
The Courier Mail / Posted 2 days ago
Members of the South Sudanese army (SPLA) patrol the half-emptied village of Leer, South Sudan. THE United Nations warned it had received just two per cent of the cash needed for South Sudan, a day after experts said 40,000 people are being starved... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Parliament Passes Bill Limiting Foreign Aid WorkersJuba — South Sudan parliament have passed a bill restricting numbers of foreign
Parliament Passes Bill Limiting Foreign Aid Workers
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
Juba — South Sudan parliament have passed a bill restricting numbers of foreign aid workers working in the country. The Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) bill, passed on February 3 says that no more than a fifth of aid workers can be from... Read more
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Daily Mail
I was raped... now I'm bringing up his babyEXCLUSIVE – ‘I was raped at 14... now I'm bringing up my rapist’s baby': School
I was raped... now I'm bringing up his baby
Daily Mail / Posted 2 days ago
EXCLUSIVE – ‘I was raped at 14... now I'm bringing up my rapist’s baby': Schoolgirl breastfeeds nine-month-old son she is forced to raise alone after attack in lawless South Sudan where boys are taught to murder, torture and kidnap Martha Ayiens was... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Unprecedented Food Crisis Looms Over Nation - UN AgenciesSouth Sudan faces unprecedented levels of food insecurity, with 2.8 million peo
Unprecedented Food Crisis Looms Over Nation - UN Agencies
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
South Sudan faces unprecedented levels of food insecurity, with 2.8 million people, nearly 25 per cent of the population, in urgent need of aid, at least 40,000 of them on the brink of catastrophe, at a time when the war-torn country is traditionally... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Pressure Mounts On RivalsA second deadline to form a transitional government in South Sudan passed witho
Pressure Mounts On Rivals
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
A second deadline to form a transitional government in South Sudan passed without President Kiir and political rival Machar reaching an agreement. International mediators fear the country could become a failed state. Two years into South Sudan's... Read more
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Inquirier.net
40,000 starving to death as S. Sudan teeters on famine—UNIn this photo taken Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016, displaced people walk next to a raz
40,000 starving to death as S. Sudan teeters on famine—UN
Inquirier.net / Posted 3 days ago
In this photo taken Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016, displaced people walk next to a razor wire fence at the United Nations base in the capital Juba, South Sudan. When a delegation of South Sudanese rebels returned to the government-controlled capital Juba... Read more
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New Kerala
Unprecedented food crisis looms over strife-torn South Sudan, UN agencies warnNew York, Feb 9 : South Sudan faces unprecedented levels of food insecurity, wi
Unprecedented food crisis looms over strife-torn South Sudan, UN agencies warn
New Kerala / Posted 3 days ago
New York, Feb 9 : South Sudan faces unprecedented levels of food insecurity, with 2.8 million people, nearly 25 per cent of the population, in urgent need of aid, at least 40,000 of them on the brink of catastrophe, at a time when the war-torn... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
40,000 starving to death as South Sudan teeters on famine: UNThe figures released in a UN report describe some of the worst conditions yet i
40,000 starving to death as South Sudan teeters on famine: UN
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 3 days ago
The figures released in a UN report describe some of the worst conditions yet in more than two years of a civil war marked by atrocities and accusations of war crimes, including the blockading of food supplies. Conditions are "escalating", the UN... Read more
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DW
Pressure mounts on South Sudan rivals | Africa |Two years into South Sudan's civil war, a transitional government was expected
Pressure mounts on South Sudan rivals | Africa |
DW / Posted 3 days ago
Two years into South Sudan's civil war, a transitional government was expected to end the conflict which has killed tens of thousands and displacing more than 2.3 million in Africa's youngest state. Under intense international pressure, the east... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
$7 Million for UNHCR to Help South Sudanese RefugeesKhartoum — The United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has alloca
$7 Million for UNHCR to Help South Sudanese Refugees
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
Khartoum — The United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has allocated $7 million to the office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to support South Sudanese refugees in Sudan and address their most pressing... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
S.Sudan Denies Troops Suffocated People in ContainerNairobi — The South Sudan government has now denied claims in a report that lin
S.Sudan Denies Troops Suffocated People in Container
AllAfrica.com / Posted 5 days ago
Nairobi — The South Sudan government has now denied claims in a report that links its troops to the killing of 50 people by suffocating them in a container. South Sudan's Ambassador to Kenya Mariano Deng Ngor says the allegations by the Joint... Read more
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International Business Times
South Sudan: Parliament passes bill limiting foreign-aid workers amid humanitarian crisis The South Sudanese parliament has passed a Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO)
South Sudan: Parliament passes bill limiting foreign-aid workers amid humanitarian crisis
International Business Times / Posted 7 days ago
The South Sudanese parliament has passed a Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO) bill that limits foreign-aid workers in the country, where a civil war has been ongoing since 2013. According to the draft law, no more than a fifth foreign aid workers... Read more
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DW
South Sudan's peace deal is a 'result of external pressure' | Africa |Riek Machar will return to Juba to take up the position of vice president, a po
South Sudan's peace deal is a 'result of external pressure' | Africa |
DW / Posted 7 days ago
Riek Machar will return to Juba to take up the position of vice president, a post from which he was sacked in 2013. That is what was agreed in the power-sharing deal on Friday (08.01.2016). Machar however still has to travel to the capital to take up... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Parliament Passes Bill Restricting Foreign Aid WorkersWith the country being torn apart by civil war, lawmakers in South Sudan passed
Parliament Passes Bill Restricting Foreign Aid Workers
AllAfrica.com / Posted 7 days ago
With the country being torn apart by civil war, lawmakers in South Sudan passed a bill restricting NGOs working in the country. Aid groups say the proposed law will hamper their efforts to help the population. Despite a growing food shortage that is... Read more
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DW
Sudan opens border with South Sudan | News | DW.COM | President Bashir announced his decision on Wednesday, charging the "relevant au
Sudan opens border with South Sudan | News | DW.COM |
DW / Posted 7 days ago
President Bashir announced his decision on Wednesday, charging the "relevant authorities" with taking "all measures required to implement this decision on the ground," Sudanese State agency SUNA reported. The agency provided no details on the... Read more
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DW
South Sudan parliament passes bill restricting foreign aid workers | News | DW.COM | Despite a growing food shortage that is threatening 30,000 South Sudanese with
South Sudan parliament passes bill restricting foreign aid workers | News | DW.COM |
DW / Posted 7 days ago
Despite a growing food shortage that is threatening 30,000 South Sudanese with imminent starvation, the country's parliament has passed a bill restricting the number of foreign aid workers. Aid organizations fear the new bill, which still has to be... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
South Sudan bill limits foreign aid workers amid humanitarian crisisThe Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO) bill, passed by parliament on Wednesda
South Sudan bill limits foreign aid workers amid humanitarian crisis
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 7 days ago
The Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO) bill, passed by parliament on Wednesday, means no more than a fifth of aid workers can be from abroad, a level many humanitarians believe is simply not viable. Aid agencies must "ensure that not less than 80... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
African Leaders Must Address Multiple ConflictsThe Heads of States of the African Union are meeting on January 29 and 30 in Ad
African Leaders Must Address Multiple Conflicts
AllAfrica.com / Posted 8 days ago
The Heads of States of the African Union are meeting on January 29 and 30 in Addis Ababa for their 26th Ordinary Summit to once again engage on emerging challenges on the continent. Besides electing a new chairman to replace Zimbabwean President... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
South Sudan's Rebel Leader - 'I Am a Hero. I Am a Victim.'Despite overseeing the near-total destruction of Africa's newest country, South
South Sudan's Rebel Leader - 'I Am a Hero. I Am a Victim.'
AllAfrica.com / Posted 8 days ago
Despite overseeing the near-total destruction of Africa's newest country, South Sudan's liberation hero-turned-rebel leader Riek Machar says that his war is just. In an in-depth interview at his residence, Machar tells SIMON ALLISON that while he has... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
African Union Shelves Proposal to Deploy TroopsAddis Ababa — Leaders attending the African Union Summit have decided that no t
African Union Shelves Proposal to Deploy Troops
AllAfrica.com / Posted 9 days ago
Addis Ababa — Leaders attending the African Union Summit have decided that no troops will be deployed without Burundi's consent, marking a 180-degree turn on the AU's earlier position. Simona Foltyn reports from Addis Ababa. The African Union has... Read more
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Daily Maverick
South Sudan’s rebel leader: ‘I am a hero. I am a victim’One of Africa’s bloodiest wars is being waged from a three-storey building in a
South Sudan’s rebel leader: ‘I am a hero. I am a victim’
Daily Maverick / Posted 9 days ago
One of Africa’s bloodiest wars is being waged from a three-storey building in a calm, upscale Addis Ababa neighbourhood. It is here, in a typical suburban villa, an easy walk away from luxury hotels, burger-joints and the city’s red-light district,... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Bashir Affirms Sudan's Concern With Issues of State of South SudanAddis Ababa — President of the Republic, Field Marshal Omer Al-Bashir has reite
Bashir Affirms Sudan's Concern With Issues of State of South Sudan
AllAfrica.com / Posted 9 days ago
Addis Ababa — President of the Republic, Field Marshal Omer Al-Bashir has reiterated Sudan's concern with issues, stability, and security of the State of South Sudan. This came during his meeting with the Head of delegation of the State of South... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Bishop Slams South Sudan LeadersJuba — A Catholic clergy has hit out at the South Sudan politicians for failing
Bishop Slams South Sudan Leaders
AllAfrica.com / Posted 9 days ago
Juba — A Catholic clergy has hit out at the South Sudan politicians for failing to ease the suffering of their people. Speaking at the St. Theresa Cathedral Church in Juba on Sunday, the Auxiliary Bishop Santo Loku Pio said the politicians were... Read more
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Aljazeera
Q&A: The future peace in South SudanJuba, South Sudan - Setting up a unity government in South Sudan has been furth
Q&A: The future peace in South Sudan
Aljazeera / Posted 9 days ago
Juba, South Sudan - Setting up a unity government in South Sudan has been further delayed, a setback in efforts to end a brutal conflict that has killed thousands of people over the past two years. Despite missing key deadlines, warring parties were... Read more
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Daily Herald
Official: Starvation in South Sudan as peace process stallsJUBA, South Sudan -- The head of an international group monitoring South Sudan'
Official: Starvation in South Sudan as peace process stalls
Daily Herald / Posted 10 days ago
JUBA, South Sudan -- The head of an international group monitoring South Sudan's peace process says people are starving in the country's Western Equatoria state as the government and rebels delay forming a transitional government. Former Botswana... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
African Press Review 2 February 2016South Sudan government troops stand accused of killing 50 people by stuffing th
African Press Review 2 February 2016
AllAfrica.com / Posted 10 days ago
South Sudan government troops stand accused of killing 50 people by stuffing them into a shipping container in baking heat. Former Tanzanian president Jakaya Kikwete is the new African Union special envoy to Libya. And Nigeria and Angola are both... Read more
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