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Juba residents complain of increased night robberies

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Juba residents complain of increased night robberies

- Residents of Joppa area in Juba say they are attacked, beaten and robbed of their valuables at gunpoint by men in uniform almost every night. They say the gunmen target family members and take money forcefully, with some demanding “more cash”. Those who show slight resistance to demands made by the men risk losing lives. The latest attacks resulted in killing of a young woman at the suburb
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5 states resolve cattle-related conflicts

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5 states resolve cattle-related conflicts

- A joint peace conference aimed at resolving cattle-related conflicts in Terekeka, Amadi, and the former Lakes state ended today in Rumbek. The conference, which commenced on Tuesday, revolved around cattle migration and destruction of farms. In an interview with Eye Radio, the Minister of Information in Western Lakes said the five states agreed to form a joint border committee to oversee a resolution agreement that they have agreed on
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Kapoeta market prices drop

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Kapoeta market prices drop

- The prices of goods in Kapoeta have reduced after he warned traders against selling essential goods at high prices, the town mayor has announced. Last month, Bukhari Combo threatened to close down shops of traders who did not comply. He told Eye Radio that the price of 50-kilogram bag of maize that used to be sold at 4000 Pounds has now reduced to 2700 Pounds
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Juba, Khartoum fail to meet over Abyei

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Juba, Khartoum fail to meet over Abyei

- The South Sudanese Ambassador to Ethiopia says a meeting over Abyei between Sudan and South Sudan has not commenced in Addis Ababa today as planned. According to Ambassador James Morgan, the two countries were to meet for two days to discuss the administration of the Abyei area. This month, the UN Security Council raised concerns over lack of implementation of the work of the Joint Border and Verification Monitoring Mechanism by South Sudan and Sudan in regards to Abyei area
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More than one million South Sudan refugees in Uganda

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More than one million South Sudan refugees in Uganda

- Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | South Sudan’s brutal civil war has forced more than one million people to flee to neighbouring Uganda alone, with another million seeking refuge elsewhere in the region, the UN’s refugee agency said Thursday. The UNHCR said additional funds were desperately needed to help the refugees flooding into Uganda, adding that most were women and children fleeing “barbaric violence”
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The Latest: 1 million South Sudan refugees now in Uganda

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The Latest: 1 million South Sudan refugees now in Uganda

- KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The Latest on Uganda reaching 1 million refugees from South Sudan (all times local): The number of South Sudanese refugees sheltering in Uganda has reached 1 million, the United Nations said Thursday, a grim milestone for what has become the world's fastest-growing refugee crisis. Ugandan officials say they are overwhelmed by the flow of people fleeing South Sudan's civil war and the U
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One million South Sudan refugees now in Uganda, United Nations says

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One million South Sudan refugees now in Uganda, United Nations says

- The number of South Sudanese refugees sheltering in Uganda has reached 1 million, the United Nations said on Thursday, a grim milestone for what has become the world’s fastest-growing refugee crisis. Ugandan officials say they are overwhelmed by the flow of people fleeing South Sudan’s civil war and the UN refugee agency urges the international community to donate more for humanitarian assistance
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UN says 1 million South Sudan refugees now in Uganda

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UN says 1 million South Sudan refugees now in Uganda

- The number of South Sudanese refugees sheltering in Uganda has reached 1 million, the United Nations said on Thursday, a grim milestone for what has become the world’s fastest-growing refugee crisis. Ugandan officials say they are overwhelmed by the flow of people fleeing South Sudan’s civil war and the UN refugee agency urges the international community to donate more for humanitarian assistance
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1 million South Sudan refugees now in Uganda, UN says

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1 million South Sudan refugees now in Uganda, UN says

- KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The number of South Sudanese refugees sheltering in Uganda has reached 1 million, the United Nations said Thursday, a grim milestone for what has become the world's fastest-growing refugee crisis. Ugandan officials say they are overwhelmed by the flow of people fleeing South Sudan's civil war and the U.N. refugee agency urges the international community to donate more for humanitarian assistance
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1 million South Sudan refugees now in Uganda, UN says

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1 million South Sudan refugees now in Uganda, UN says

- KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The number of South Sudanese refugees sheltering in Uganda has reached 1 million, the United Nations said Thursday, a grim milestone for what has become the world's fastest-growing refugee crisis. Ugandan officials say they are overwhelmed by the flow of people fleeing South Sudan's civil war and the U.N. refugee agency urges the international community to donate more for humanitarian assistance
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Uganda struggles to cope as one million South Sudanese refugees pour in

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Uganda struggles to cope as one million South Sudanese refugees pour in

- BUSIA, Uganda: The number of South Sudanese refugees in Uganda hit one million on Thursday, the United Nations said, as hundreds of desperate families pour across the border every day seeking a haven from the civil war. The conflict in South Sudan has created Africa's biggest refugee crisis since the 1994 Rwandan genocide, and U.N. agencies are receiving a fraction of the cash they need to provide food and shelter
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One million South Sudan refugees now in Uganda, UN says

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One million South Sudan refugees now in Uganda, UN says

- KAMPALA, Uganda - The number of South Sudanese refugees sheltering in Uganda has reached 1 million, the United Nations said Thursday, a grim milestone for what has become the world's fastest-growing refugee crisis. Ugandan officials say they are overwhelmed by the flow of people fleeing South Sudan's civil war and the UN refugee agency urges the international community to donate more for humanitarian assistance
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South Sudan conflict: Poet Emi Mahmoud on Uganda refugee landmark

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South Sudan conflict: Poet Emi Mahmoud on Uganda refugee landmark

- than one million South Sudanese refugees have now fled into Uganda to escape the conflict, according to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR). Slam poet Emi Mahmoud, whose family were forced to leave Sudan when she was a child, performs a poem reflecting on the landmark.
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South Sudan refugees face long exile: UN's Grandi

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South Sudan refugees face long exile: UN's Grandi

- The UN's refugee chief said Tuesday a long period of exile lies ahead for South Sudanese refugees fleeing the war that erupted in their country after it split from the north. Tens of thousands of South Sudanese have been killed and millions displaced since the world's youngest country fell into a civil war less than three years after it seceded in 2011
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Release more political detainees, gov’t told

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Release more political detainees, gov’t told

- Last week, at least 30 political detainees were released as part of the presidential amnesty declared earlier this year. The move follows repeated calls by human rights watchdogs and the international community to free the men as promised by President Salva Kiir. Amb. Geert Geut says the latest release of the political prisoners is a “considerable improvement” in the National Dialogue process
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Yambio man lynched over alleged coffee table theft

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Yambio man lynched over alleged coffee table theft

- A young man was lynched for allegedly stealing a coffee table in Yambio over the weekend, the Gbudwe state police commissioner has said. The 25-year-old man was severely beaten for hours after he was caught by angry Esiroresidents. He passed away shortly after being taken to the police station. “They started beating him from 3am till 9am. When police were tipped, they went and brought him to the police station [where he died],” Major-General James Monday narrates the incident to Eye Radio
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Over 10m raised from the Great Run

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Over 10m raised from the Great Run

- The Great South Sudan Run was an initiative pioneered by an Ethiopian, AyesheshimTeka, to help people who have been affected by famine in South Sudan. Several institutions made pledges. In February, the National Bureau of Statistics and three UN agencies declared famine in parts of the country, especially the former Unity State. However, in June the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification said there was no more famine in the area
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  • One million South Sudan refugees now in Uganda, United Nations says
    One million South Sudan refugees now in Uganda, United Nations says

    , indianexpress.com

    The number of South Sudanese refugees sheltering in Uganda has reached 1 million, the United Nations said on Thursday, a grim milestone for what has become the world’s fastest-growing refugee crisis. Ugandan officials say they are overwhelmed by the flow of people fleeing South Sudan’s civil war and the UN refugee agency urges the international community to donate more for humanitarian assistance
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Politics & Government

  • S Sudan parliament sends condolences over death of prominent Sudanese feminist
    S Sudan parliament sends condolences over death of prominent Sudanese feminist

    , radiotamazuj.org

    South Sudan’s parliament has expressed its condolences over the passing of feminist leader and member of the Sudanese Communist Party (SCP) Fatima Ahmed Ibrahim in a letter addressed to the people of Sudan today. Fatima, who was among the first generation of women politicians in Sudan, died at the age of 84 in London on Saturday. The South Sudanese parliament said it is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Fatima Ahmed Ibrahim
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Sports

  • FIFA's Sudan ban disrupts African club tournaments
    FIFA's Sudan ban disrupts African club tournaments

    , thestar.com.my

    (Reuters) - A FIFA ban on the Sudan Football Association (SFA) will wreak havoc on this weekend's final round of group matches in Africa's two club competitions with three key games now cancelled and clubs from the country kicked out. The indefinite ban on the SFA comes over alleged government interference in its affairs and after the forcible eviction of the FIFA-recognised leadership from the association's headquarters in Khartoum
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Business

  • Kapoeta market prices drop
    Kapoeta market prices drop

    , eyeradio.org

    The prices of goods in Kapoeta have reduced after he warned traders against selling essential goods at high prices, the town mayor has announced. Last month, Bukhari Combo threatened to close down shops of traders who did not comply. He told Eye Radio that the price of 50-kilogram bag of maize that used to be sold at 4000 Pounds has now reduced to 2700 Pounds
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Health

  • Stolen medicine from Uganda smuggled to South Sudan, DRC
    Stolen medicine from Uganda smuggled to South Sudan, DRC

    , newvision.co.ug

    Officials of the Health Monitoring Unit led by Dr. Jackson Ojera (3rd L) the director of the unit display medicines and medical equipment that was impounded in Bunga. Photo by Roderick Ahimbazwe In a sting operation on Friday night, Health Monitoring Unit (HMU) recovered an assortment of medicine and equipment worth sh300m from a residence in Bunga, an affluent Kampala suburb
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Family & Parenting

  • 15 children die in botched vaccine campaign in South Sudan
    15 children die in botched vaccine campaign in South Sudan

    , ctvnews.ca

    JUBA, South Sudan -- Fifteen young children have died in a botched measles vaccination campaign that saw people as young as 12 years old administering the vaccines, South Sudan's government announced Friday. The United Nations said the children died of "severe sepsis/toxicity" from the contaminated vaccine, and the health ministry blamed the deaths on human error. One syringe was used for all the children during the four-day campaign, and the vaccine was stored without refrigeration the entire time
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Society & Culture

  • South Sudan conflict: Poet Emi Mahmoud on Uganda refugee landmark
    South Sudan conflict: Poet Emi Mahmoud on Uganda refugee landmark

    , bbc.co.uk

    than one million South Sudanese refugees have now fled into Uganda to escape the conflict, according to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR). Slam poet Emi Mahmoud, whose family were forced to leave Sudan when she was a child, performs a poem reflecting on the landmark.
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Religion & Spirituality

  • Religious leaders urge UNMISS to establish community support base in Pochalla
    Religious leaders urge UNMISS to establish community support base in Pochalla

    , radiotamazuj.org

    A group of Church leaders from South Sudan’s Boma State have appealed to the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) to establish a community support base in Pochalla County. In a letter signed by five Christian leaders from Presbyterian Church, the group stated that the existence of the world body in the area will encourage national and international NGOs to establish their bases in the area to deliver services to the needy people
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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

  • Katela farmers concerned over lack of rain
    Katela farmers concerned over lack of rain

    , radiotamazuj.org

    Farmers in Katela locality in Sudan’s South Darfur State say they are concerned their crops yield could get affected due to insufficient rains this year’s farming season. Speaking to Radio Tamazuj yesterday, several local farmers said that if there is no rainfall for weeks, all their crops would become wilted and the yield would decline. The complaining farmers pointed out that the lack of rain has already affected some agricultural fields, especially in muddy areas, amid fears that this would affect this year’s production
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Travel & Recreation

  • Min.Wildlife raises alarm over endangered species in South Sudan
    Min.Wildlife raises alarm over endangered species in South Sudan

    , eyeradio.org

    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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Law & Crime

  • Release more political detainees, gov’t told
    Release more political detainees, gov’t told

    , eyeradio.org

    Last week, at least 30 political detainees were released as part of the presidential amnesty declared earlier this year. The move follows repeated calls by human rights watchdogs and the international community to free the men as promised by President Salva Kiir. Amb. Geert Geut says the latest release of the political prisoners is a “considerable improvement” in the National Dialogue process
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Media & Information

  • S Sudan to lift ban on foreign journalists: media official
    S Sudan to lift ban on foreign journalists: media official

    , news24.com

    Juba - South Sudan's media authority will lift a ban on around 20 foreign journalists who had been refused access to the country, a top media official said on Thursday. Earlier this month the government's media regulatory authority said it had banned the journalists over "unsubstantiated and unrealistic stories". The National Dialogue Steering Committee - tasked with leading consultations to restore peace in the country - put pressure on the Media Authority to lift the ban
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Life & Style

  • South Sudan’s independence: nothing to celebrate in 2017
    South Sudan’s independence: nothing to celebrate in 2017

    , independent.co.ug

    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | BY MERESSA K DESSU | ISS TODAY| For a second time, South Sudan won’t be celebrating its 9 July anniversary of independence. The government announced the cancellation of festivities due to a lack of funding and the country’s ongoing conflict. Indeed, six years after liberation, South Sudan’s humanitarian crisis is worse than ever, with grave violations of human rights and a lingering brutal civil war
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Science & Nature

  • Min.Wildlife raises alarm over endangered species in South Sudan
    Min.Wildlife raises alarm over endangered species in South Sudan

    , eyeradio.org

    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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Motoring

  • Kiir forms fuel crisis committee
    Kiir forms fuel crisis committee

    , eyeradio.org

    The order comes amid fuel crisis in the country. Members of the public have been complaining about scarcity of fuel, which they say, hinders daily activities. In Juba, only few gas stations have fuel. On the streets, a one and half liter bottle of fuel costs 900 pounds. According to the order, the fuel crisis committee, whose members are yet to be publicized, will cancel all fuel approvals for individuals
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