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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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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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S. Sudan ‘unity’ army not ready for peace as deadline looms

Mapel, South Sudan | AFP |  At a remote and spartan bush barracks in South Sudan, a motley collection of government soldiers and their rebel enemies chanted in unison, raising their mock wooden guns to the sky. “South Sudan! Victory!” they cried out, as women ululated. Troops from both sides of …

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US slaps sanctions on two S.Sudan ministers over peace delay

Washington, United States | AFP | The United States on Monday imposed sanctions on two sitting ministers in South Sudan, accusing them of obstructing the young country’s peace efforts despite promises to form a unity government. The order against Defense Minister Kuol Manyang Juuk and Martin Elia Lomuro, minister of cabinet …

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South Sudan rivals hold rare meeting as peace deal stalls

Juba, South Sudan | AFP | South Sudan’s president and its armed opposition leader met Wednesday in Juba for a rare sit-down as a deadline looms for the rivals to join forces in a power-sharing government. President Salva Kiir and his former deputy turned foe, exiled rebel chief Riek Machar, …

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Will South Sudan finally be able to clinch lasting peace in 100 days?

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  South Sudan’s president and its armed opposition leader have missed another 100-day deadline to form a power-sharing government, threatening a tenuous ceasefire that has paused years of bloodshed in the world’s youngest country. The warring camps were given another extension to join forces after a meeting …

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