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South Sudan activists ramp up pressure for unity government

Juba, South Sudan | AFP | South Sudan activists on Monday began a campaign to pressure the country’s warring parties to meet a fast-approaching deadline to form a unity government as part of their 2018 peace agreement. The Civil Society Forum, a coalition of more than 100 organisations, on Monday marked the beginning of a …

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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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COMMENT: South Sudan’s puppet master

  COMMENT: By Duop Chak Wuol How Museveni diplomatically outsmarted the U.S’s Obama on his role in war-torn nation President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni of Uganda is the epitome of a Pan-Africanist. He is known for threatening Western leaders whenever his strong-man mentality comes under attack. He has outsmarted the USA …

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Steel troubles melt away in 2017

Sector positive on government promise of deals in infrastructure projects Like most of the Uganda’s manufacturing industry, 2016 was brutal for the steel industry, with dwindling production due to low demand. Uganda has 12 steel mills with a production capacity of more than 500,000 tonnes annually, but the country’s steel …

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South Sudan war criminals will be held accountable

Washington, United States | AFP | Washington has warned that those who perpetrate atrocities in South Sudan’s civil war will be held responsible for their crimes. The United States served as a midwife in the creation of the South Sudan, formed in July 2011 by partitioning Sudan. But South Sudan …

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South Sudan violence to dominate African Union meet

A recent flare-up of deadly violence in South Sudan will dominate the agenda as heads of state gather Sunday for a key African Union summit in the Rwandan capital Kigali. South Sudan is just one of the crises shaking the continent that African leaders will seek to confront as divisions …

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VIDEO: UPDF enters South Sudan to evacuate Ugandans

NBS: UPDF troops Wednesday entered South Sudan to evacuate Ugandans there in the aftermath of severe fighting between warring factions of President Salva Kiir and his vice Riek Machar. Though Kiir ordered a cease fire and Machar retreated from the capital Juba, unrest still remains with reports of over 200 …

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Fierce fighting in Juba despite appeals for calm

  Juba, South Sudan | AFP | Heavy fighting resumed in South Sudan’s capital Juba on Monday despite international calls for calm after deadly gun battles sent thousands of people fleeing and threatened the young nation’s shaky peace deal. The United Nations has voiced deep alarm over the surge in …

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