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South Sudan’s Kiir Declares Unilateral Ceasefire and Prisoner Release 

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South Sudan’s Kiir Declares Unilateral Ceasefire and Prisoner Release 

- The president of war-ravaged South Sudan declared a unilateral ceasefire on Monday and promised to release political prisoners, but with no sign of a political deal with rebels it was not clear whether a truce would take hold. South Sudan has been mired in a civil war since 2013, when President Salva Kiir fired his deputy, Riek Machar. The conflict, fanned by ethnic rivalries, has sparked Africa’s worst refugee crisis since the 1994 Rwandan genocide and plunged part of the country into famine

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Over 20 die of Cholera in Tonj State

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Over 20 die of Cholera in Tonj State

- The number of people who dies of cholera has increased to twenty over the last one week, the Minister of Health in Tonj State has said. Lual Adhal says one hundred and thirty – five people have been admitted in four different locations in the state. Tonj State Health Minister, Lual Adhal says four centers have been opened in Palieng, Makuac, Mabara and Paweng to attend to the increasing number of patients

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Museveni warns South Sudan leaders on violence

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Museveni warns South Sudan leaders on violence

- President Yoweri Museveni has advised the ruling South Sudan party, the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM), to employ dialogue rather force when dealing with internal and external contradictions. “The use of violence in every situation is dangerous. It should be of last resort and specific. Speak frankly within the [SPLM] party. Reach decisions by voting or by consensus. Never use force,” Museveni said this morning at the swearing in ceremony of the South Sudan national dialogue steering committee in Juba, South Sudan

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President Museveni urges unity in diversity in South Sudan

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President Museveni urges unity in diversity in South Sudan

- President Museveni urges unity in diversity in South Sudan as worlds’ youngest nation embarks on national dialogue to stop the war. Juba, South Sudan| PPU| President Yoweri Museveni has urged the people of South Sudan to embrace unity for prosperity and development warning that the misuse of identity can paralyze and endanger their nation. “There are three problems; misuse of identity

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Exclusive: Former Ugandan intelligence officer accuses the West of failing South Sudan

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Exclusive: Former Ugandan intelligence officer accuses the West of failing South Sudan

- Kampala, May 21, 2017 (SSNA) — A former Ugandan intelligence officer James Moises has accused Western countries of complicity in the going South Sudan’s civil war, claiming that Western nations have allowed South Sudan’s neighbor, Uganda, to manage South Sudan’s peace process. Moises, who is widely credited for Uganda’s involvement in South Sudan’s civil war, criticized the West for what he described as “what we want first, regardless of the amount of blood spilled,” asserting that the West under the Former United States President Barack Obama was in a secret agreement with Uganda

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Air Mobile Ministries en route to South Sudan with water purifiers

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Air Mobile Ministries en route to South Sudan with water purifiers

- BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — A Brevard County man has packed 10 water purifiers for a plane trip to a refugee camp in South Sudan. Joe Hurston with Air Mobile Ministries said a three-man crew is headed to the South Sudan for an exploratory trip. The group left from Orlando International Airport Sunday afternoon. Hurston said he contacted the U.S. State Department and has been working with them for weeks to plan the mission

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Three States on high alert over Ebola outbreak in DRC

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Three States on high alert over Ebola outbreak in DRC

- Tombura State bordering the Democratic Republic of Congo has closed their borders as a precautionary measure against Ebola infiltration into South Sudan. Officials in two other States; Maridi and Yei River say they have taken preemptive actions in response to the outbreak of Ebola in the DRC. Over the weekend, the World Health Organization declared an outbreak in the DRC, after one confirmed death

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Over ten cases of cholera reported daily

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Over ten cases of cholera reported daily

- The medical charity, MSF, says it receives at least 15 cases of suspected cholera daily at its treatment center in Aburoc in Fashoda State. The head of mission, Marcus Bachman, said the cases are part of an outbreak declared in the area two weeks ago. MSF said Aburoch hosts thousands of internally displaced people who fled conflict in different parts of the state

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Jonglei and Buma youths to attend a peace dialogue in Juba this weekend

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Jonglei and Buma youths to attend a peace dialogue in Juba this weekend

- The Governor of Jonglei says youth from his state and those of Buma will arrive in Juba over the weekend to sign an agreement to cease hostilities. Philip Aguer says this agreement is meant to end months of communal conflicts between youth in the two states. Last week, a committee headed by the First Vice President Taban Deng Gai went to both states to meet community leaders to resolve the disputes

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University of Juba delays semester classes for a month

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University of Juba delays semester classes for a month

- The University of Juba says it has delayed classes for the second semester for about a month to harmonize the calendar for all the students. The Registrar for Academic Affairs, Professor John Mairi Blackings, said all classes, except for the first year students, should have resumed this week. “We do have challenges, financial challenges but that will come at a later time but first we are concerned that the university calendar is running smoothly,” Mairi said

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South Sudan leads in the most fragile states index

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South Sudan leads in the most fragile states index

- But the Minister of Information, Michael Makuei disagrees with the ranking, saying South Sudan is better than some countries in the list. The Fragile States Index is an annual ranking of 178 countries based on different pressures they face. The research focuses on twelve social, economic, and political indicators that quantify pressures experienced by countries, and thus their vulnerability to instability

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SPLM-IO to canton its forces outside Juba in two weeks

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SPLM-IO to canton its forces outside Juba in two weeks

- The spokesperson of the SPLM/A in Opposition says their soldiers will be taken out of Juba to a cantonment site in the northern part of the town within the next two weeks. Under the peace agreement signed in August 2015, the cantonment of government and IO forces was supposed to take place within 90 days from the day of singing. But the process has delayed

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National Dialogue committee to be sworn in next week

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National Dialogue committee to be sworn in next week

- President Salva Kiir has said that members of the steering committee of the National Dialogue will take oath of office early next week so that they start the implementation of the process. The President initiated the dialogue in December, with the aim of achieving unity and reconciliation among the people all over the country. He said the process would preserve, protect and restore the integrity of South Sudan

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Min.Wildlife raises alarm over endangered species in South Sudan

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Min.Wildlife raises alarm over endangered species in South Sudan

- The Minister of Wildlife Conservation and Tourism has called for a special care in protecting endangered animals, ahead the Endangered Species Day. Nunu Kumba says South Sudan is known to be a home for elephants, but she says the number has reduced from about 80,000 in the 1980s to just more than 700. Ms. Nunu says other endangered species include Black and white Rhinos and lions and African leopard

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Ugandan boda-boda rider found dead in Bor

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Ugandan boda-boda rider found dead in Bor

- A dead body of a Ugandan national who was working as a ‘boda-boda’ motorcyclist was found dumped on Wednesday morning along the Mareng-Pakwau road in Bor town in South Sudan’s Jonglei State. Serojoji Emanuel, chairman of the Ugandan community in Jonglei state confirmed to reporters in Bor town that one of their nationals was killed by unidentified person. “He was coming from Malek and he was intercepted on his way by unknown people and they killed him because they were trying to take his motorbike,” he said

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South Sudan’s humanitarian crisis worsens

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South Sudan’s humanitarian crisis worsens

- The civil war in South Sudan is arguably as bloody and catastrophic as the one in Syria. The story there is one of displacement, famine, rape and genocide. This is true of the war in Yemen as well, where countless people face unrelenting warfare and starvation. Yemen has become Saudi Arabia’s war on innocents, to further its criminal sectarian agenda for control and influence in the region

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Ethiopia to lead the World Health Organization
Ethiopia to lead the World Health Organization Geneva/Addis Ababa, May 23, 2017 (SSNA) — The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia has emerged as the winner to run the World Health Organization (WHO) after three rounds of an intense voting. Ethiopia’s Former health and foreign minister, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, beats Pakistan’s Dr. Sania Nishtarand UK’s Dr. David Nabarro. Geneva-based African experts told the South Sudan News Agency (SSNA) that “Dr   Read More ...
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Push South Sudan into all-inclusive dialogue
On Monday, South Sudan president Salva Kiir launched the National Dialogue for peace. The initiative was earlier delayed because there was intent to bring onto the negotiation as many players. A 94-member committee has been inaugurated to steer the talks, with President Museveni attending the launch. But the people of South Sudan should embrace unconditional unity in order to move the country forward   Read More ...
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MPs want Shs11 billion market constructed at S.Sudan border
MPs want Shs11 billion market constructed at S.Sudan border Kampala. Parliament’s Committee on Trade and Tourism has thrown its weight behind plans to construct a Sh11 billion market at the Uganda-South Sudan border in the next Financial Year.Appearing before the Budget Committee for onward transmission to the House, the chairperson Keneth Lubogo (NRM, Bulamogi) said the market will save traders from the dangerous in-land South Sudan markets. “The Committee recommends that government allocates Shs11 billion for construction of a pilot border market in Elegu since its master plan was developed and is ready,” read the report, in part   Read More ...
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South Sudan’s Kiir Declares Unilateral Ceasefire and Prisoner Release 
South Sudan’s Kiir Declares Unilateral Ceasefire and Prisoner Release  The president of war-ravaged South Sudan declared a unilateral ceasefire on Monday and promised to release political prisoners, but with no sign of a political deal with rebels it was not clear whether a truce would take hold. South Sudan has been mired in a civil war since 2013, when President Salva Kiir fired his deputy, Riek Machar. The conflict, fanned by ethnic rivalries, has sparked Africa’s worst refugee crisis since the 1994 Rwandan genocide and plunged part of the country into famine   Read More ...
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New WFP leader calls South Sudan's famine 'deplorable'
New WFP leader calls South Sudan's famine 'deplorable' Juba - The new American director of the World Food Program called the suffering in South Sudan's famine "deplorable" as he visited the country and called on the government to allow aid groups safe access. "We want to feed the hungry children and the innocent civilians," David Beasley told The Associated Press before departing Tuesday for the affected area. "If you let us do our job, we'll get it done   Read More ...
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Malakia beats Gudele in extra time
Malakia beats Gudele in extra time Malakia FC defeated Gudele FC 1-0 in the fourth week of division one of the 2017 Juba Football Association (JFA ) league.The first half ended without any goal as Gudele missed many chances. Malakia’s player, Adara Sebit, managed to score one goal from a corner kick pass.Speaking to Radio Tamazuj, Gudele’s coach Aguer Mayik blamed the referee for their loss. “Luck was behind my team, but the referee was not fair,” he claimed   Read More ...
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Lol deputy governor resigns, accuses Kiir of 'lack of vision'
Lol deputy governor resigns, accuses Kiir of 'lack of vision' The deputy governor of South Sudan’s Lol resigned from his position while telling President Salva Kiir and his cronies "you lack vision". Lual Dau Marach said in a resignation letter dated May 19, said he decided to quit the government because President Salva Kiir is someone who would never bring change in the country. “President has, lamentably, allowed the Jieng (Dinka) Council of elders to tarnish the image of the Dinka and the country by extension   Read More ...
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JMEC to hold plenary meeting in Juba tomorrow
JMEC to hold plenary meeting in Juba tomorrow The Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC), a body tasked with overseeing implementation of the signed peace accord in South Sudan, announced that it will hold a plenary meeting on Wednesday in Juba. According to a statement issued by JMEC and seen by Radio Tamazuj on Tuesday, Festus Mogae will present a report to the board members, including representatives of the unity government, South Sudanese stakeholders, IGAD member states, and international partners   Read More ...
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10 dead after explosion at Nyala ammunition depot
10 dead after explosion at Nyala ammunition depot At least 10 people have been confirmed dead after a massive explosion at a military ammunition depot in Nyala town in Sudan’s South Darfur State on Sunday, a medical source said. The source at Nyala Teaching Hospital who spoke on condition of anonymity told Radio Tamazuj that the hospital received 10 dead bodies and nearly 40 injuries. He pointed out that 10 injured are currently in critical condition   Read More ...
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Over 30,000 civilians need food aid in Twic Centre County, Jonglei
Over 30,000 civilians need food aid in Twic Centre County, Jonglei Authorities in Twic Centre County in South Sudan’s Jonglei State said more than 30,000 civilians are facing dire humanitarian conditions due to lack of food and health services. Speaking to Radio Tamazuj on Monday, Commissioner Dau Akoi Jurkuch said the lack of food is caused by poor rains that led to the destruction of crops. “The rainy season has failed that’s why civilians have a poor harvest which has led to the hunger situation now   Read More ...
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4 dead, 3 injured in commercial car ambush in Lainya
4 dead, 3 injured in commercial car ambush in Lainya At least four civilians were shot dead and three others critically injured in an attack on a commercial vehicle at Mile 55 area in Lainya County of Yei River state on Sunday, a local official said. Lainya County commissioner Eresto Luate told Radio Tamazuj that the victims were passengers traveling in a Lorry to Juba city. Eresto further said the passengers killed included a pregnant woman, two and the driver who was a Ugandan national   Read More ...
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MSF opens new clinic in Mewun Payam: Official
MSF opens new clinic in Mewun Payam: Official The international medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has opened a new clinic providing essential primary medical care in Mewun Payam in Boma State, a government official said. Speaking to Radio Tamazuj on Monday, John Dunyi, an MP representing Mewun Payam in the state parliament, said MSF has recently transported malaria drugs and mosquito nets to his area. “MSF has transported 500 mosquito nets and opened a clinic in Mewun,” said the state lawmaker   Read More ...
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South Sudanese refugees in Nyala need aid
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New WFP leader calls South Sudan's famine 'deplorable'
New WFP leader calls South Sudan's famine 'deplorable' JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — The new American director of the World Food Program called the suffering in South Sudan's famine "deplorable" as he visited the country and called on the government to allow aid groups safe access. "We want to feed the hungry children and the innocent civilians," David Beasley told The Associated Press before departing Tuesday for the affected area   Read More ...
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Over 20 die of Cholera in Tonj State
Over 20 die of Cholera in Tonj State The number of people who dies of cholera has increased to twenty over the last one week, the Minister of Health in Tonj State has said. Lual Adhal says one hundred and thirty – five people have been admitted in four different locations in the state. Tonj State Health Minister, Lual Adhal says four centers have been opened in Palieng, Makuac, Mabara and Paweng to attend to the increasing number of patients   Read More ...
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Sacked South Sudan military chief meets president
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Museveni warns South Sudan leaders on violence
Museveni warns South Sudan leaders on violence President Yoweri Museveni has advised the ruling South Sudan party, the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM), to employ dialogue rather force when dealing with internal and external contradictions. “The use of violence in every situation is dangerous. It should be of last resort and specific. Speak frankly within the [SPLM] party. Reach decisions by voting or by consensus. Never use force,” Museveni said this morning at the swearing in ceremony of the South Sudan national dialogue steering committee in Juba, South Sudan   Read More ...
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President Museveni urges unity in diversity in South Sudan
President Museveni urges unity in diversity in South Sudan President Museveni urges unity in diversity in South Sudan as worlds’ youngest nation embarks on national dialogue to stop the war. Juba, South Sudan| PPU| President Yoweri Museveni has urged the people of South Sudan to embrace unity for prosperity and development warning that the misuse of identity can paralyze and endanger their nation. “There are three problems; misuse of identity   Read More ...
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Kiir opens S Sudan dialogue with unilateral ceasefire
Kiir opens S Sudan dialogue with unilateral ceasefire Juba - South Sudan's President Salva Kiir declared a unilateral ceasefire on Monday as he launched a national dialogue, a controversial bid to end a civil war that excludes his rival Riek Machar. It is not the first time Kiir has vowed the army will lay down arms in the three-year conflict, and he warned that his troops would defend themselves if attacked   Read More ...
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Kiir declares unilateral ceasefire with rebels
Kiir declares unilateral ceasefire with rebels South Sudan President Salva Kiir on Monday declared a unilateral ceasefire with rebels as part of his bid to end the ongoing civil war in the world’s youngest nation, while ordering the security agencies to create an atmosphere for the national dialogue. Kiir made the announcement in his address during the official launch of the national dialogue at Freedom Hall in the capital Juba today   Read More ...
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Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia reject voluntary repatriation
Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia reject voluntary repatriation Sudanese refugees from Blue Nile State, who are currently living in refugee camps in Ethiopia, have rejected the voluntary repatriation despite the call by the Blue Nile state government for refugees to ensure their safe return back home. Blue Nile State government had sent a delegation headed by Paramount Chief Al-Fateh Yusuf Adlan to Ethiopia to convince the refugees to voluntarily go back to Sudan   Read More ...
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South Sudan accused of impeding deployment of more UN peacekeepers
South Sudan accused of impeding deployment of more UN peacekeepers Some eight months after the UN Security Council approved the deployment of the Regional Protection Force (RPF) to South Sudan, the first of those troops have just trickled in amid bureaucratic hurdles by the government. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in a monthly report on the status of the deployment and obstacles facing some 13,000 UN peacekeepers already on the ground that the situation in South Sudan has deteriorated at a rapid pace   Read More ...
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Abassiya police arrest nine militia members accused of murder
Abassiya police arrest nine militia members accused of murder Police authorities in Abassiya locality in Sudan’s South Kordofan State have arrested nine members of the Popular Defense Force for allegedly killing seven civilians at Al-Sanadra village last year, a police source said. A relative to one of the victims said a court hearing held last Wednesday was adjourned until 7 June. He further said the court ordered the arrest of the remaining eight suspects who are still at large   Read More ...
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President Kiir launches national dialogue in Juba
President Kiir launches national dialogue in Juba South Sudan president Salva Kiir has officially launched the long awaited national dialogue initiative today at Freedom Hall in Juba where the national dialogue steering committee would be sworn in before the deputy chief justice. The ceremony is being attended by President Kiir, Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni and top government officials. The event is also attended by heads of diplomatic missions accredited to South Sudan   Read More ...
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Tombura state closes border with Congo over Ebola fears
Tombura state closes border with Congo over Ebola fears Tombura State has closed its border with the Democratic Republic of Congo to prevent the spread of Ebola, officials said on Friday, highlighting fears of further contagion in the neighboring country after at least two deaths and a further 29 suspected cases had been reported. Lino Utu, deputy governor of Tombura state, told Radio Tamazuj that the state government had sent orders to the commissioner of Ezo County to close land crossings with Congo   Read More ...
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Five houses burned to ashes in Kuacjok town
Five houses burned to ashes in Kuacjok town At least five houses were burned to ashes in Kuacjok town in South Sudan’s Gogrial State on Sunday evening, several eyewitnesses said. Speaking to Radio Tamazuj on Sunday, the eyewitnesses said the fire that destroyed five houses in area broke out at one of the thatched huts. No casualties reported after the incident. They pointed out that the affected families lost money, while calling on the Kuacjok municipality to citizens about the risk of fire in the town   Read More ...
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Gunmen kill woman in Abyei
Gunmen kill woman in Abyei A woman was found dead after being attacked and beaten to death by unknown gunmen in the southern part of the disputed Abyei region between Sudan and South Sudan on Sunday. Speaking to Radio Tamazuj on Sunday, Abyei security advisor, Kuol Lual said there were some women who went to cut grass south of Abyei town where they were attacked by an armed group   Read More ...
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Over 10 cases of cholera reported daily in Fashoda
Over 10 cases of cholera reported daily in Fashoda The international medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said it receives at least 15 cases of suspected cholera daily at its treatment centre in Aburoc in South Sudan’s Fashoda State. The head of mission, Marcus Bachman, said in a statement that the cases are part of an outbreak declared in the area two weeks ago. Medical aid charity further said Aburoc hosts thousands of internally displaced people who fled conflict in different parts of the state   Read More ...
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South Sudan president announces unilateral ceasefire, prisoner release
South Sudan president announces unilateral ceasefire, prisoner release JUBA (Reuters) - The president of war-ravaged South Sudan declared a unilateral ceasefire on Monday and promised to release political prisoners, but with no sign of a political deal with rebels it was not clear whether a truce would take hold. South Sudan has been mired in a civil war since 2013, when President Salva Kiir fired his deputy, Riek Machar   Read More ...
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South Sudan's Kiir declares unilateral ceasefire, prisoner release
South Sudan's Kiir declares unilateral ceasefire, prisoner release The president of war-ravaged South Sudan declared a unilateral ceasefire on Monday and promised to release political prisoners, but with no sign of a political deal with rebels it was not clear whether a truce would take hold.South Sudan analysts expressed skepticism that Kiir's announcement would lead to long-lasting peace.Kiir has declared ceasefires before and he has yet to release any political prisoners, said Alan Boswell, a South Sudan expert who authored a paper for the Small Arms Survey on the most recent failed peace deal in 2016   Read More ...
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South Sudan president announces unilateral ceasefire, prisoner release
JUBA The president of war-ravaged South Sudan declared a unilateral ceasefire on Monday and promised to release political prisoners, but with no sign of a political deal with rebels it was not clear whether a truce would take hold. South Sudan has been mired in a civil war since 2013, when President Salva Kiir fired his deputy, Riek Machar. The conflict, fanned by ethnic rivalries, has sparked Africa's worst refugee crisis since the 1994 Rwandan genocide and plunged part of the country into famine   Read More ...
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INSIDE STORY: Why Kiir Sacked Malong & the Failed Assassination of Taban Deng
INSIDE STORY: Why Kiir Sacked Malong & the Failed Assassination of Taban Deng By: Dickens H Okello, CHIMPREPORTS, May/14/2017, SSN; The attack on the convoy of First Vice President Taban Deng on Tuesday on its way to Bor was a planned assassination to frame army Chief Gen. Paul Malong, arrest and kill him in a staged rescue. Trouble between President Kiir, Malong and Intelligence Chief, Akol Koor stemmed from plans to deploy SPLA in Bor   Read More ...
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South Sudan makes us all look bad: Africa must advice or oust Kiir from power now
South Sudan makes us all look bad: Africa must advice or oust Kiir from power now By Charles Onyango-Obbo, THE EASTAFRICAN, MAY/17/2017, SSN; IN SUMMARY: Africa needs to read the riot act to Kiir to piece the country back together, or marshal an invasion force and oust him if he won’t. South Sudan makes us all look bad. The sacking of an army chief anywhere in the world, particularly Africa, is usually big news. But the panicked reaction to the news that South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir fired army head General Paul Malong on Tuesday was extraordinary   Read More ...
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Exclusive: Former Ugandan intelligence officer accuses the West of failing South Sudan
Exclusive: Former Ugandan intelligence officer accuses the West of failing South Sudan Kampala, May 21, 2017 (SSNA) — A former Ugandan intelligence officer James Moises has accused Western countries of complicity in the going South Sudan’s civil war, claiming that Western nations have allowed South Sudan’s neighbor, Uganda, to manage South Sudan’s peace process. Moises, who is widely credited for Uganda’s involvement in South Sudan’s civil war, criticized the West for what he described as “what we want first, regardless of the amount of blood spilled,” asserting that the West under the Former United States President Barack Obama was in a secret agreement with Uganda   Read More ...
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Air Mobile Ministries en route to South Sudan with water purifiers
Air Mobile Ministries en route to South Sudan with water purifiers BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — A Brevard County man has packed 10 water purifiers for a plane trip to a refugee camp in South Sudan. Joe Hurston with Air Mobile Ministries said a three-man crew is headed to the South Sudan for an exploratory trip. The group left from Orlando International Airport Sunday afternoon. Hurston said he contacted the U.S. State Department and has been working with them for weeks to plan the mission   Read More ...
Places: South Sudan |  United States |  South |  Atlantic |  Florida |  Brevard | 
U.S. Sudan Policy Continues to be Defined by Disingenuousness and Distortion: Radio Dabanga’s interview with former Obama administration Special Envoy for the Sudans Donald Booth
U.S. Sudan Policy Continues to be Defined by Disingenuousness and Distortion: Radio Dabanga’s interview with former Obama administration Special Envoy for the Sudans Donald Booth By Eric Reeves. May 21, 2017 (SSNA) — In a wide-ranging interview with Radio Dabanga published a week ago, the Obama administration’s third and final Special Envoy for the Sudans, Donald Booth, offered a reprise of much that has been reported about the decision by President Obama to lift longstanding U.S. economic sanctions on the genocidal Khartoum regime. The sanctions were originally imposed by President Bill Clinton in 1997 and modestly strengthened by President George W   Read More ...
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Millions of South Sudanese face “severe food insecurity”
Millions of South Sudanese face “severe food insecurity” Juba, May 21, 2017 (SSNA) — The World Food Program warned in its latest situational update that 5.5 million South Sudanese are facing a severe food shortage, citing lack of enough resources for May to July this year. The latest update indicated that the number of South Sudanese who currently receive assistance from the WFP is 1.8 million. The report also said there are at least 2 million IDPs, 1   Read More ...
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UN accuses South Sudan of carrying out ethnic killings in Yei
UN accuses South Sudan of carrying out ethnic killings in Yei May 19, 2017 (SSNA) — The United Nations has accused South Sudanese government troops of carrying out ethnic killings in Yei, saying at least 114 civilians were killed by Juba-backed forced. The Geneva-based office of the United Nations human rights said in a report on Friday that attacks that resulted in the death of civilians were carried out between July 2016 and January 2017   Read More ...
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Three States on high alert over Ebola outbreak in DRC
Three States on high alert over Ebola outbreak in DRC Tombura State bordering the Democratic Republic of Congo has closed their borders as a precautionary measure against Ebola infiltration into South Sudan. Officials in two other States; Maridi and Yei River say they have taken preemptive actions in response to the outbreak of Ebola in the DRC. Over the weekend, the World Health Organization declared an outbreak in the DRC, after one confirmed death   Read More ...
Categories: Health | 
Tags: Diseases & Conditions |  Ebola | 
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Kiir meets Malong in Juba
Kiir meets Malong in Juba The Presidential Press Secretary, Ateny Wek Ateny, says President Salva Kiir and the former SPLA Chief of General Staff, Paul Malong Awan, have reconciled. Ateny Wek Ateny said the two leaders reconciled during a meeting at the Office of the President on Thursday. General Malong left Juba for Yirol last week, hours after his removal from office. He returned to Juba over the weekend, following a phone call conversation with the President   Read More ...
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