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VIDEO: US considers 4000 peacekeepers to South Sudan

The United States has recommended that the United Nations Security Council authorize a force of 4,000 peacekeepers for South Sudan’s capital Juba after a recent outbreak of violence. The US circulated a draft resolution to the 15-member council that would approve a regional protection force “to use all necessary means, …

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Thousands flee South Sudan to Uganda

More than 5,000 people have fled crisis-hit South Sudan into neighbouring Uganda since the latest outbreak of violence began on July 7, the UN said Tuesday, voicing fears that more could follow. An estimated 90 percent of those who have crossed the border in recent days were women and children, …

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Ethiopia ready to send more peacekeepers to S.Sudan

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | AFP Ethiopia said Friday it was ready to send more soldiers to strengthen the UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan. “We’re more than willing to take on our part of responsibility in restoring calm in South Sudan,” said government spokesman Getachew Reda. “We hope and expect …

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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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