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South Sudan violence to dominate African Union meet

A recent flare-up of deadly violence in South Sudan will dominate the agenda as heads of state gather Sunday for a key African Union summit in the Rwandan capital Kigali. South Sudan is just one of the crises shaking the continent that African leaders will seek to confront as divisions …

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VIDEO: UPDF enters South Sudan to evacuate Ugandans

NBS: UPDF troops Wednesday entered South Sudan to evacuate Ugandans there in the aftermath of severe fighting between warring factions of President Salva Kiir and his vice Riek Machar. Though Kiir ordered a cease fire and Machar retreated from the capital Juba, unrest still remains with reports of over 200 …

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Fierce fighting in Juba despite appeals for calm

  Juba, South Sudan | AFP | Heavy fighting resumed in South Sudan’s capital Juba on Monday despite international calls for calm after deadly gun battles sent thousands of people fleeing and threatened the young nation’s shaky peace deal. The United Nations has voiced deep alarm over the surge in …

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Five soldiers killed in S.Sudan clashes

Juba, South Sudan | AFP Five soldiers have been killed in a shootout in South Sudan’s capital Juba, army and former rebel officials said Friday, in the latest blow to a shaky peace deal. “There were military clashes yesterday (Thursday) around 8 pm. Five soldiers have been killed in the …

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