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South Sudan’s president appoints new foreign minister

Juba, S.Sudan | Xinhua | President of South Sudan Salva Kiir on Thursday night appointed James Morgan Pitia as the country’s new minister of foreign affairs and international cooperation. In a presidential decree broadcast on the state-owned television, the South Sudan Broadcasting Corporation, Kiir appointed Pitia who had previously served as …

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Sudanese leader willing to strengthen cooperation with South Sudan

Khartoum, Sudan | Xinhua | Chairman of Sudan’s Transitional Sovereign Council Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan on Tuesday reiterated Sudan’s willingness to strengthen win-win cooperation with South Sudan. Al-Burhan made the remarks during a meeting with Senior Adviser to South Sudanese President for Special Programs Benjamin Paul in Khartoum, the sovereign council said …

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South Sudan sends peacekeeping troops to DRC

Juba, South Sudan | Xinhua | South Sudanese President Salva Kiir on Wednesday bid farewell to more than 700 peacekeepers to be deployed in the neighboring Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Kiir told the troops to stick to the mission, maintain discipline and stay away from criminal activities. “I want …

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South Sudan ceasefire may unravel due to hostilities: monitors

Juba, South Sudan | Xinhua | South Sudan’s ceasefire is increasingly under pressure due to ongoing hostilities in the oil-rich regions of Unity and Upper Nile, the country’s ceasefire monitors warned Thursday. Asrat Denero Amad, the chairperson for Ceasefire Transitional Security Arrangement Monitoring and Verification Mechanism (CTSAMVM) warned that the ceasefire is …

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South Sudan parties form unified armed forces command

Khartoum, South Sudan | Xinhua | South Sudan’s parties have formed the much-awaited unified armed forces command following several months of delay. President Salva Kiir issued a decree on Tuesday on state television (SSBC) in which he announced several appointees to head the unified South Sudan People’s Defense Forces (SSPDF), prisons, …

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