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South Sudan army chief dies in Egypt

  Juba, South Sudan | THE INDEPENDENT | South Sudan army chief,  Gen James Ajong’a Mawut is dead, reports from Juba indicate. Eye Radio in Juba has reported the the South Sudan People’s Liberation Army SPLA Chief of Defense Force, Ajong’a Mawut, passed away this week. The death was confirmed by …

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No letup in Juba standoff around ex-army chief’s home

Juba, South Sudan | AFP |  Troops remained deployed around the home of South Sudan’s powerful former army chief Paul Malong on Sunday in a dispute over the fate of his 30 bodyguards, an army spokesman told AFP. The standoff began on Friday evening when more than 100 soldiers surrounded …

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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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Kiir seeks to assert South Sudan authority after sacking army chief

Juba, South Sudan | AFP |  South Sudan’s president insisted Friday that the security situation was “normal” and that people had no reason to worry, three days after dismissing powerful army chief Paul Malong. President Salva Kiir’s dismissal of Malong on Tuesday night has raised concern among the population who …

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