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UN raises alarm over increase of humanitarian needs in S. Sudan

Juba, S.Sudan | Xinhua | A UN senior official on Friday raised the alarm over the projected increase in the number of people in need of humanitarian assistance in South Sudan. United Nations Resident Coordinator in South Sudan Sara Beysolow Nyanti said an estimated 9.4 million people, a staggering 76 percent of …

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UN concerned about violence in South Sudan

Juba, South Sudan | Xinhua | The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) on Saturday said it was deeply concerned about the violence in Upper Nile State in South Sudan. The UN mission said the fighting in Fashoda County between Shilluk armed youth and Nuer elements, is impacting the lives of …

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S. Sudan launches parliamentary alliance on food, nutrition security

S.Sudan, Juba | Xinhua | South Sudan, in partnership with UN agencies, on Friday launched the parliamentary alliance for food security and nutrition to advance strategies on the right to adequate food and promotion of investments in food and nutrition security. The platform will enable the Transitional National Legislative Assembly (TNLA) to …

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South Sudan sets target of reducing malaria deaths by 80 pct by 2025

Juba, South Sudan | Xinhua | South Sudan’s government on Thursday announced plans to reduce malaria deaths by 80 percent by 2025. Hussein Abdelbagi Akol, vice president for Services Cluster, said the government developed the national malaria strategic plan 2021-2025 with the ambitious goal of reducing malaria deaths by 80 percent by …

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Gov’t seeks repayments from South Sudan

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda has written to the Government of South Sudan seeking reimbursement of funds paid to Ugandan traders and companies on behalf of South Sudan. In 2018, Parliament endorsed government’s request to clear Shs151 billion owed to Ugandan traders and companies by the South Sudan government. …

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Uganda, South Sudan commit to ending fuel smuggling

Yumbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandan and South Sudanese authorities have committed to end the cross-border smuggling of fuel. The leaders made the pledge on Friday during a joint cross-border security meeting between the central Equatorial State and the West Nile districts of Moyo, Koboko, and Yumbe held in Yumbe …

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Armed youth groups renew deadly clashes in South Sudan: UN

United Nations | Xinhua | A UN spokesman said Friday that peacekeepers in South Sudan are gravely concerned about the fighting between two armed Dinka youth groups in the country’s north. Deadly clashes between the Dinka Ngok and Dinka Twic Mayardit youth in the border area between the Abyei administrative area …

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Uganda-South Sudan traders renew calls for compensation

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandan traders have renewed their demands to Parliament seeking compensation of $15 million (57.535 billion Shillings) from the government for losses they incurred during the armed insurgency in neighboring South Sudan. The 160 traders led by Rashid Manafa, under their umbrella body, Joint Action for …

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UN warns of severe malnutrition in South Sudan

Juba, South Sudan | Xinhua | The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Tuesday warned of severe malnutrition in South Sudan as a result of flooding caused by the impact of climate change. Hamida Lasseko, UNICEF country representative for South Sudan said 1.4 million children are already suffering from malnutrition whereas 300,000 …

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