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US Treasury announces sanctions on South Sudan officials

Washington, United States | THE INDEPENDENT |  The United States  Department of the Treasury on Wednesday announced targeted sanctions on Gen. Paul Malong Awan, former South Sudan’s army chief of general staff, and two other Sudanese officials for their “roles in threatening the peace, security, or stability of the country.” The sanctions will also …

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US reporter, 18 Sudanese killed in Kaya clashes

   Juba, South Sudan | AFP |  An American journalist has been killed while covering clashes between government and rebel forces in restive South Sudan, local officials and the US mission in Juba said on Sunday. A spokesman confirmed the clashes had resulted in 19 deaths. Christopher Allen, a freelance reporter …

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First batch of RPF regional troops arrive in South Sudan

150 troops from Rwanda arrive in South Sudan for the regional protection force (RPF). Juba, South Sudan | AFP |  The head of South Sudan’s UN mission announced on Tuesday the long-awaited arrival of troops from a regional force meant to patrol roads and quell violence in the war-ravaged country. …

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At least four dead in latest South Sudan road ambush

Juba, South Sudan | AFP |  At least four people were killed by unknown gunmen on the main road between South Sudan’s capital and the Uganda border on Wednesday, an army spokesman said. The deadly attack was the latest on the dangerous yet busy highway that ferries South Sudanese fleeing …

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At least 15 killed in latest South Sudan road ambush

Juba, South Sudan | AFP | Unknown gunmen on Thursday ambushed a convoy on the main road connecting South Sudan’s capital with the Ugandan border, killing at least 15 people, officials said. Nine others were wounded in the attack on a civilian convoy escorted by the military on the insecure …

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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 …

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South Sudan ex-rebels release UN hostages in DR Congo

United Nations, United States | AFP |  South Sudanese former rebels on Tuesday released 16 UN staff after holding them hostage for several hours in a camp in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a UN official said. About 530 former rebels from South Sudan are living in the Munigi camp, …

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UK says South Sudan violence amounts to ‘genocide’

Entebbe, Uganda | AFP | Targeted killings of specific ethnic groups in South Sudan’s civil war amount to “genocide”, according to Britain’s International Development Minister Priti Patel. “It’s tribal, it’s absolutely tribal, so on that basis it’s genocide,” Patel told reporters in Uganda this week, according to a ministry press officer …

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