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S.Sudan leaders reach key deal on control of states

Juba, South Sudan | AFP | South Sudan’s main rivals on Wednesday sealed a deal on control of the country’s 10 internal states, an issue seen as the biggest threat to peace since a unity government was formed in February. President Salva Kiir and former rebel leader and now vice president Riek Machar, whose 2013 …

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UN demands swift justice over ‘appalling’ South Sudan violence

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | A deadly upsurge in intercommunal violence in South Sudan has to stop and those responsible must be swiftly brought to justice, the UN human rights chief insisted Friday. Michelle Bachelet, the United Nations’ high commissioner for human rights, slammed the “appalling” attacks that have reportedly left hundreds dead in the …

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S. Sudan rivals face fresh feud over control of states

Juba, South Sudan | AFP | South Sudan’s main rivals were at loggerheads Friday over who will control the country’s 10 internal states, an issue that analysts and diplomats worried could jeopardise a power-sharing deal reached earlier this year. President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar, old foes whose fallout in 2013 sparked civil …

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Sudanese refugees cautioned against self repatriation

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | South Sudanese refugees living in camps in the West Nile districts of Arua, Koboko, Yumbe, Obongi and Adjumani have been warned against voluntarily leaving the camps to return to their country without clearance. Dozens of refugees have reportedly left Bidi-Bidi camp in Yumbe district for …

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S.Sudan rebels reject president’s peace compromise

Juba, South Sudan | AFP |  South Sudan rebels rejected on Sunday a peace offer by President Salva Kiir to return to a system of 10 states, paving the way for a unity government. The rejection by rebel chief Riek Machar dashes hopes of breaking a deadlock and ending a six-year …

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No more delays to South Sudan peace deal, East Africans warn

Addis Abeba, Ethiopia | AFP | East African nations said Sunday there could be no more delays in forming a power-sharing government in war-torn South Sudan, despite talks between rival leaders ending in deadlock. President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar, whose fall out in 2013 sparked a conflict …

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S.Sudan talks fail to end impasse over state boundaries

Juba, South Sudan | AFP | The latest round of peace talks between South Sudan’s two rival leaders has failed to strike a deal on the vital issue of internal boundaries, mediators said on Friday. Critics have accused President Salva Kiir of reorganising state boundaries to shore up his power and …

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