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South Sudan’s main opposition denies deal on unified army command

Juba, South Sudan | Xinhua | The Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army-In-Opposition (SPLM/A-IO) faction under First Vice President Riek Machar on Monday denied agreeing with President Salva Kiir on the ratios within the unified army command. Puok Both Baluang, acting press secretary for Machar, dismissed a recent claim by Martin Elia Lomuro, …

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South Sudan parties reach deal on unified army command

Juba, South Sudan | Xinhua | South Sudanese parties have agreed on the formation of the long-awaited unified army command charged with superintending the yet-to-be-graduated 83,000 unified forces. Minister of Cabinet Affairs Martin Elia Lomuro said the deal reached by the parties ends the long-standing stalemate over sharing of the ratios within …

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President Salva Kiir reconstitutes parliament

Juba, South Sudan | Xinhua | South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir has reconstituted the Transitional National Legislative Assembly (TNLA) as part of the 2018 revitalized peace agreement. In a presidential decree broadcast on national television on Monday evening, Kiir appointed 550 representatives from all the parties to the 2018 peace agreement …

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Murderers of South Sudan general spoke Arabic- Uganda Police

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The murderers of Brigadier Gen, Abraham Wani Yoane Bondo, the former Deputy Governor of Yei River State in South Sudan spoke Arabic and some languages commonly used in South Sudan, preliminary investigations by the Uganda Police Force have revealed. Gen. Bondo was was stabbed at …

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Riek Machar optimistic of successful peace process amid challenges

Juba, South Sudan | Xinhua | South Sudan’s First Vice President Riek Machar on Wednesday expressed optimism about achieving peace despite the delay in implementing critical tasks in the 2018 peace deal. Machar, leader of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army-in-Opposition (SPLM/A-IO) said he remains hopeful of concluding pending tasks within the …

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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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