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Amnesty urges donors to give more to South Sudan refugees

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Amnesty urges donors to give more to South Sudan refugees

- Kampala - Amnesty International says rich countries have failed in their obligation to help Uganda support thousands of refugees fleeing violence in South Sudan. Muthoni Wanyeki, an Amnesty official in East Africa, said in a statement that Uganda is under "incredible strain as funds dry up and thousands continue to cross from South Sudan every day." Amnesty urged donors, including the United States, to ramp up refugee support, saying it had spoken to refugees and aid agencies who spoke of a desperate lack of food, water, shelter and other basic services

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Tags: Refugees |  Social Issues | 
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Ireland airlifts humanitarian aid for South Sudanese refugees in Uganda

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Ireland airlifts humanitarian aid for South Sudanese refugees in Uganda

- The government of Ireland yesterday dispatched over 100 tonnes of humanitarian supplies worth €500,000 to Uganda to help South Sudanese refugees, who have been forced to flee their homes by continuing conflict, violence and acute hunger. The assistance includes tarpaulins for shelter, blankets, cooking sets, and mosquito nets, to Entebbe in Uganda for distribution to refugee camps hosting South Sudanese refugees

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South Sudan's displaced see little chance of peace

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South Sudan's displaced see little chance of peace

- When South Sudan's civil war erupted in 2013, Nyayath Uluak was caught in crossfire in the northern town of Malakal and a bullet tore her leg apart. She survived, but the lower half of her limb didn't. On leaving hospital, she found refuge with family in Yei, to the south, but then had to flee again as the war spread last year

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South Sudan's displaced see little chance of peace

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South Sudan's displaced see little chance of peace

- JUBA: When South Sudan's civil war erupted in 2013, Nyayath Uluak was caught in crossfire in the northern town of Malakal and a bullet tore her leg apart. She survived, but the lower half of her limb didn't. On leaving hospital, she found refuge with family in Yei, to the south, but then had to flee again as the war spread last year

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Nomination of South Sudan’s EALA members revoked

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Nomination of South Sudan’s EALA members revoked

- The Attorney General and Speaker of the Transitional Assembly of South Sudan have revoked the nomination of nine Members to the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA), according to information from the regional court. The First Instance Division of the East African Court of Justice (EACJ) had granted an interim ex parte order restraining the Assembly (EALA) from administering the oath of office, or otherwise recognising nominees from the Republic of South Sudan pending the hearing inter partes on Thursday (June 15, 2017)

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Gen. Swaka explains source of S. Sudan conflict, appeals to Museveni

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Gen. Swaka explains source of S. Sudan conflict, appeals to Museveni

- INTERVIEW | SOUTH SUDAN CONFLICT South Sudan has since last July been in a state of lawlessness after the failure of the peace deal that President Salva Kiir and his vice Riek Machar signed in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in August 2015. Forces loyal to Kiir, a Dinka, clashed with those loyal to Machar, a Nuer, leading to the death of over 300 people, including Ugandans

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Among South Sudan's refugees, thousands of stranded children

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Among South Sudan's refugees, thousands of stranded children

- IMVEPI, Uganda (AP) — Bakita Juma doesn't like to think about her dead parents because it makes her cry. The slender teenager would rather focus on the woman whom aid officials recently chose to raise her and her siblings on a small piece of earth in what has become the world's largest refugee settlement. Bakita says she likes her new mother

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Tags: Children |  Social Issues |  Refugees | 
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South Sudan rebels deny recruiting Ugandan youth to fight against Kiir

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South Sudan rebels deny recruiting Ugandan youth to fight against Kiir

- South Sudanese rebels denied on Thursday a report stating that they are recruiting Ugandan youth to fight in South Sudan alongside the SPLA-IO forces in their war against Kiir government. “The SPLA-IO has excess soldiers with trained reserve forces in South Sudan who can fight for its course. We are not fighting for resources and personal gains but for a course beyond ourselves, democracy, respect for rule of law, human rights, dignity and against corruption,” SPLA-IO deputy spokesman Paul Lam Gabriel said in a statement

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Economist urges government to secure Juba-Nimule highway

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Economist urges government to secure Juba-Nimule highway

- A South Sudanese economist has called on the unity government to find a radical solution to the rampant insecurity along the Juba-Nimule road. The 192km-long Juba-Nimule highway connects the country's capital Juba with Nimule on the Ugandan border. The key road stretch starts from Nimule and meets Kampala, the Ugandan capital, and then runs through Kenya to the port of Mombasa

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Exclusive: Ugandan troops to return to South Sudan

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Exclusive: Ugandan troops to return to South Sudan

- Juba, June 14, 2017 (SSNA) — Ugandan and South Sudanese governments have secretly been working on a plan to allow Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) to reenter South Sudan and control specific locations, a senior government official who asked not to be named for fear of reprisal told the South Sudan News Agency in the capital, Juba. The plan, according to the official, is designed to allow Uganda to deploy its troops along major roads linking Kampala with Juba

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4 cholera cases recorded at Abu Zabad Hospital, West Kordofan

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4 cholera cases recorded at Abu Zabad Hospital, West Kordofan

- The Abu Zabad Civil Hospital General Hospital in Sudan’s West Kordofan State has recorded four cases of cholera over the weekend, a medical source said. The source, who preferred anonymity, told Radio Tamazuj on Tuesday that a man and three women were admitted to the hospital. The medical source pointed out that the health facility does not have full capacity to admit more cholera cases because it lacks medicines, lab equipment and medical personnel

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EA leaders push South Sudan sides to revive peace, delay vote

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EA leaders push South Sudan sides to revive peace, delay vote

- East African leaders said late on Monday they would try and push South Sudan's warring sides to revive collapsed peace efforts and delay elections currently scheduled for August next year to a more realistic date. Heads of state meeting in Ethiopia said they would set up a forum where the rivals could discuss ways of restoring a ceasefire more than three years into an ethnically-charged civil war that has plunged districts into famine

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Set adrift in South Sudan's war, a family is reunited

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Set adrift in South Sudan's war, a family is reunited

- Aburoc (South Sudan) (AFP) - Their hug is long and moving but awkward as Jorgina, sobbing, strains to embrace her teenage son Emmanuel who has grown taller since South Sudan's war tore them apart. It has been three and a half years since they last saw each other. They've both been shunted to and fro by the relentless fighting. Emmanuel is now a gangly two metre (6

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Conflicting reports over deaths of 15 children after measles vaccination campaign in Kapoeta

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Conflicting reports over deaths of 15 children after measles vaccination campaign in Kapoeta

- There are conflicting reports between a local investigation committee in Kapoeta state and National Ministry of Health over what exactly caused the deaths of 15 children, who died in Nacholdokopele village after a measles vaccination campaign in early May, a lawmaker said. Angelo Abdallah, a member of the Kapoeta state parliament, told Radio Tamazuj on Friday that the local investigation committee found that the health workers used expired measles vaccines, a finding which contradicts the recent report announced by the national government in Juba

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ICC prosecutor renews call to arrest Sudan's Bashir

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ICC prosecutor renews call to arrest Sudan's Bashir

- The Prosecutor for the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda, has renewed calls for arrest of Sudan’s President Omar Al Bashir over alleged genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity in the Darfur region. Bensouda made the call at a UN Security Council meeting in New York on Thursday. The Hague-based court slammed South Africa and Jordan for failing to arrest Al Bashir when he travelled to the two countries

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Troops loyal to Machar say they carried out deadly road ambush

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Troops loyal to Machar say they carried out deadly road ambush

- Juba, South Sudan | AFP | South Sudanese rebels on Friday claimed responsibility for an ambush that killed at least 15 people on the main road between the capital and the Ugandan border. In a statement, Lam Paul Gabriel, spokesman for the SPLA-IO rebel group led by exiled former vice president Riek Machar, said; “The SPLA-IO would like to make it clear that the ambush on the Nimule-Juba highway was carried out by its forces

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  • Economist urges government to secure Juba-Nimule highway
    Economist urges government to secure Juba-Nimule highway

    , radiotamazuj.org

    A South Sudanese economist has called on the unity government to find a radical solution to the rampant insecurity along the Juba-Nimule road. The 192km-long Juba-Nimule highway connects the country's capital Juba with Nimule on the Ugandan border. The key road stretch starts from Nimule and meets Kampala, the Ugandan capital, and then runs through Kenya to the port of Mombasa

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Business

  • S. Sudan signs $48 million loan with AFDB
    S. Sudan signs $48 million loan with AFDB

    , eyeradio.org

    The government has signed the request for a loan of $48 million US dollar from the African Development Bank in India, the Minister of Finance and Economic Planning has said. tephen Dhiew told the press upon his arrival on Monday that he signed a grant of 23 million US dollar to enable South Sudan to subscribe for membership to Trade Development Bank

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Health

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Education

  • Israel offers scholarship to agriculture students
    Israel offers scholarship to agriculture students

    , eyeradio.org

    Over twenty South Sudanese youth are expected to benefit this year from an Israeli government scholarship program in the field of agriculture. The President of South Sudan Youth Union, Dr. Albino Bol says the opportunity will be given to students studying agriculture in various universities. He said the students will be selected from the three greater regions of Upper Nile, Equatoria and Bahr El-Ghazal

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Farming

  • Jonglei anticipates better crop yields this year
    Jonglei anticipates better crop yields this year

    , radiotamazuj.org

    Top officials in Jonglei’s Ministry of Agriculture said better farm yields are expected this crop season compared to last year. Atem Gak Atem, who heads the agricultural mechanization department in the state, told Radio Tamazuj on Thursday that individuals and families have taken farming activities seriously this year, an indicator that the agricultural output will be higher than last year. Atem further said rain distribution this year has been friendly to crop growth: “Every year in the past this month (June), rain used to be too much but since the beginning of the month, the rain is neither too much nor scarce and I can say the rain distribution is fair,” said Atem

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Media & Information

  • Media Authority lifts ban on 20 foreign journalists
    Media Authority lifts ban on 20 foreign journalists

    , radiotamazuj.org

    South Sudan’s Media Authority has lifted the ban on foreign journalists who were prevented from operating within the country. The media regulatory body recently said it had banned at least 20 foreign journalists from media coverage in the country for what it termed “unsubstantiated and unrealistic stories.” The body was created under a bill signed into law in 2014. Its members, including representatives of the National Security Service, Ministry of Culture and Ministry of Cabinet Affairs, were appointed by President Kiir

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