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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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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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