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Clooney group calls for action in South Sudan corruption report 

Damning South Sudan Report focuses on regional players, including Uganda London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Hollywood star George Clooney’s investigative project The Sentry on Thursday urged the international community to act over alleged links between global corporations, tycoons and foreign governments and rampant corruption in South Sudan. The Sentry …

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Kiir, Machar agree 6 month delay to unity govt

South Sudan rivals agree to delay forming unity government Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | AFP |  South Sudan’s warring parties agreed Friday to delay by six months the formation of a power-sharing government just days before it was due to be installed in the capital Juba. Representatives for President Salva Kiir …

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‘South Sudan peace accord progress falling way short’

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  Progress in implementing the peace agreement in South Sudan has been “way short” of expectations, the body responsible for monitoring it said on Friday, a day after Pope Francis urged the warring factions to achieve a lasting peace. “It is clear that achievements have fallen …

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Former foes Ethiopia and Eritrea seek to boost Juba peace deal

Juba, South Sudan | AFP |  The leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea met South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir Monday seeking to breathe new life into a flagging peace agreement signed six months ago between his government and rebels. South Sudan’s influential Catholic Church last month warned that the deal agreed …

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South Sudan rebel leader plans return in May: UN envoy

United Nations, United States | AFP | South Sudan’s rebel leader Riek Machar is planning to return to Juba in May under a power-sharing deal that a UN envoy said Tuesday offered the “best chance” of ending the war. UN envoy David Shearer met last week with Machar in his …

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Despite sanctions South Sudan stays armed for war, report says

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Despite long-standing restrictions, new weapons have continued to reach South Sudan’s battlefields, often via neighbouring countries, a detailed report by an arms monitoring group said Thursday. A four-year investigation, by London-based Conflict Armament Research (CAR), into the supply of weapons that have helped keep South …

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