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Salva Kiir pardons prominent South Sudan economist

Juba, South Sudan | AFP |  South Sudanese President Salva Kiir has pardoned a Harvard-educated economist whose conviction earlier this year on spying charges drew international criticism. Peter Biar Ajak was among 30 prisoners on a pardon list seen by AFP and dated January 1. A spokesman for the main …

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DEAL: Kiir and Machar agree to form new unity govt

South Sudan rivals agree to form unity government by deadline Juba, South Sudan | AFP | South Sudan’s president and its armed opposition leader agreed Tuesday to form a power-sharing government by a February deadline, as they face international censure over faltering peace talks. President Salva Kiir and his former …

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THE INDEPENDENT: Museveni and South Sudan’s sad story

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The top stories in this week’s THE INDEPENDENT. COVER STORY Museveni and South Sudan’s sad story: Bringing peace puzzles regional big men THE LAST WORD Uganda’s democratic delusions: How Museveni, Besigye and Bobi Wine are birds of a feather that only fly apart ANALYSIS …

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DEAL: Machar and Kiir agree on way forward

  Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT & AFP | South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar agreed Thursday to extend by 100 days a deadline to form a power-sharing government, a regional official said, after they failed to resolve outstanding disagreements. The Uganda Tripartite Summit on peace in South …

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Machar and Kiir meet in Uganda as deadline looms

Juba, South Sudan | AFP |  South Sudan President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar will hold rare face-to-face talks Thursday in Uganda, their representatives said, as time runs out for the rivals to form a power-sharing government. Both sides agreed to a November 12 deadline to join forces …

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‘Machar, Kiir to hold talks in Kampala’

Juba, South Sudan | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Sudanese People’s Liberation Movement in Opposition (SPLM-IO) has confirmed that its leader Dr. Riek Machar will travel to Kampala for a planned meeting with South Sudan President Salva Kiir tomorrow. In an interview with Radio Tamazuj,  the deputy spokesman for the SPLM-IO Manawa …

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