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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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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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Sudanese gov’t, armed groups sign peace deal to end conflicts

Khartoum, Sudan | XINHUA | After a full year of negotiations, the Sudanese government and armed groups on Saturday signed a final peace deal in South Sudan’s capital Juba to end armed conflicts. The signing ceremony which was broadcast live by Sudan’s official TV, was attended by South Sudan’s President Salva …

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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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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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