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South Sudan’s president appoints new foreign minister

Juba, S.Sudan | Xinhua | President of South Sudan Salva Kiir on Thursday night appointed James Morgan Pitia as the country’s new minister of foreign affairs and international cooperation. In a presidential decree broadcast on the state-owned television, the South Sudan Broadcasting Corporation, Kiir appointed Pitia who had previously served as …

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South Sudan to hold first elections in 2024

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir said the country’s long-delayed elections will be held next year as planned. President Kiir said he would run for re-election in the polls, the first since the country gained independence. No other candidate has declared their candidacy but First Vice-President …

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Uganda, South Sudan seal electricity export deal

Juba, South Sudan | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda and South Sudan have signed a Power Sales Agreement (PSA) for trade in electricity between the two countries. Trading of electricity across the border is expected to benefit the towns of Oraba and Elegu in Uganda, and Kaya and Nimule in South …

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South Sudan blames currency woes on Uganda, US

Juba, South Sudan | THE INDEPENDENT |  When the hackers seized the website of the central bank of South Sudan late last week, it was the reason that the hijackers gave that raised more concern about the country’s economy than the attack itself. The hackers, calling themselves “Anonymous South Sudan” …

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