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UN decries surge in tribal violence in South Sudan

Juba, South Sudan | Xinhua | The United Nations on Thursday expressed concern over the escalating communal violence in South Sudan which it said has left several people dead and others injured. Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres for South Sudan Nicholas Haysom condemned the recent clashes in Eastern, …

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South Sudan launches dev’t strategy to consolidate peace

Juba, South Sudan | Xinhua | South Sudan on Tuesday launched a revised National Development Strategy (NDS) Plan for 2021-2024 aimed at consolidating peace gains and helping revive the war-battered economy. Riek Machar, the First Vice President who presided over the launch, said the plan is a guide for collective investments meant …

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Ugandan nationals arrested in disputed border area released

Lamwo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Authorities in South Sudan have released and handed over four Ugandan nationals who were held captive during a fire exchange between military forces last week. Lamwo Resident District Commissioner Osborn Oceng says that the four were arrested at different intervals following a fierce fire exchange …

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UN Security Council renews sanctions against South Sudan

UN Security Council renewed an arms embargo on South Sudan United Nations | Xinhua | The UN Security Council on Thursday adopted a resolution to renew for a year, till May 31, 2023, an arms embargo against South Sudan as well as targeted sanctions of travel ban and asset freeze against …

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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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Fresh clashes undermining permanent truce in South Sudan

Juba, South Sudan | Xinhua | The recent intensified fighting in Unity and Upper Nile states between the parties to the 2018 revitalized peace agreement is undermining efforts to achieve a permanent ceasefire, ceasefire monitors said Monday. Asrat Denero Amad, the chairperson for the Ceasefire Transitional Security Arrangement Monitoring and Verification …

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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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