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COMMENT: South Sudan’s wars

  SOUTH SUDAN: The revitalisation process can restore the tainted credibility of key players if they avoid previous mistakes. COMMENT | Duop Chak Wuol |  Countries are created in line with international treaties and norms, and the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is the deciding factor for any organised society …

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At least 25 dead in South Sudan oil state battle

Juba, South Sudan | AFP |  An outbreak of fighting between government and rebel forces in South Sudan’s oil-producing north left at least 25 people dead, a state official said Tuesday. The clash between rebels loyal to exiled former deputy president Riek Machar and government forces occurred early Monday in …

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South Sudan army takes Machar stronghold

Juba, South Sudan | AFP | South Sudan government forces said Monday they had seized the rebel stronghold of Pagak near the Ethiopian border, after weeks of heavy fighting that forced thousands to flee the region. Military spokesman Dickson Gatluak said rebel forces loyal to exiled former deputy president Riek Machar …

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Machar rebuffs call to join South Sudan national dialogue

Riek Machar, the chairman and commander in chief of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement and Army SPLMA/SPLA (IO) has rebuffed a call to join the ongoing South Sudan National Dialogue. The South Sudan opposition leader said focus should be on ending the war, through a mediated peace process. He said …

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South Sudan cancels independence day celebrations

Juba, South Sudan | AFP | South Sudan, the world’s youngest nation gripped by civil war, has cancelled its official independence day celebrations for the second year running. “We are not celebrating… because our situation does not require us to celebrate at a time when there are people in need …

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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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