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South Sudan urges EU to support lifting of arms embargo

Juba, South Sudan | Xinhua | South Sudan said on Thursday that it’s seeking support from the European Union to help lift the arms embargo and sanctions imposed by the United States following the outbreak of conflict in December 2013. Deng Dau Deng, deputy minister of foreign affairs and international cooperation …

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South Sudan introduces new banknotes

Juba, South Sudan | Xinhua | South Sudan’s central bank on Tuesday introduced a new banknote of 1,000 South Sudanese pounds (SSP) as the east African nation continues to struggle with hyperinflation amid a shortage of foreign reserves. Dier Tong Ngor, governor of the Bank of South Sudan, said the bank …

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South Sudan approves establishment of AU hybrid court

Juba, South Sudan | XINHUA |  South Sudan on Friday approved the establishment of the long-awaited African Union Hybrid Court enshrined in the 2018 revitalized peace deal to try war crimes committed during the more than six years of conflict. Michael Makuei Lueth, Minister of Information and Broadcasting said the …

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UPDF retain guns, ammunition captured from South Sudan bandits

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF has turned down a request by the South Sudan government officials to hand over guns and ammunition captured from suspected South Sudan bandits. During a bilateral security meeting held at Orom sub-county headquarters in Kitgum district on Tuesday, the South Sudan …

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Riek Machar optimistic of successful peace process amid challenges

Juba, South Sudan | Xinhua | South Sudan’s First Vice President Riek Machar on Wednesday expressed optimism about achieving peace despite the delay in implementing critical tasks in the 2018 peace deal. Machar, leader of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army-in-Opposition (SPLM/A-IO) said he remains hopeful of concluding pending tasks within the …

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Lamwo residents flee homes in fear of armed South Sudan bandits

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents of Lomwaka village in Potika sub county in Lamwo district fled their homes on Wednesday after spotting suspected bandits marauding in bushes in the area. The four-armed bandits reportedly entered the border village on Tuesday evening from Logot-Ishore Bomah in Itokos county, Eastern Equatorial …

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South Sudan humbles Uganda in AFCON qualifier

AFCON qualifiers ✳ South Sudan 1  Uganda 0 ✳ Malawi  0  Burkina Faso 0 Nairobi, Kenya | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Cranes suffered a set-back in the current TOTAL AFCON qualification campaign, losing 1-0 to South Sudan during a Group B duel at Nyayo National Stadium, Nairobi on Monday. Gor Mahia club’s Tito Okello …

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Archbishop Odama cautions Uganda, South Sudan over boundary row

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Gulu Catholic Archbishop Dr John Baptist Odama has cautioned Uganda and South Sudan governments over fronting violence as alternatives to settle misunderstandings. His statements follow a standoff between South Sudan People’s Defence Forces- SSPDF and Uganda People’s Defence Forces soldiers on Tuesday last week …

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