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UN report finds violations of South Sudan arms embargo

United Nations, United States | AFP | A UN panel of experts has found violations of the arms embargo imposed on South Sudan, reporting to the Security Council that there are “alarming levels” of sexual violence, hunger and human rights abuses in the war-scarred country. The panel’s 29-page report seen …

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President of war-torn South Sudan to mediate Sudan peace talks

Juba, South Sudan | AFP | South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir has been appointed to mediate peace talks between Khartoum and rebels in the Blue Nile, South Kordofan and Darfur conflict zones. Tut Kew, Kiir’s security advisor, told journalists on Monday that the president had agreed “to mediate between the Khartoum …

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‘Machar back as South Sudan Vice President’

Kampala, Uganda | AFP | South Sudan’s warring leaders agreed to a power-sharing deal in Uganda Saturday that will see the rebel leader return to his position as vice president, Sudan’s foreign minister said. “It has been agreed that there will be four vice presidents: the current two vice presidents, plus …

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Machar, Kiir and Bashir Entebbe talks go into night

  Entebbe, Uganda | AFP & THE INDEPENDENT |  Sudan and South Sudan leaders were locked in day-long talks in Entebbe Uganda where President Yoweri Museveni hosted yet another session as the region continues to search for permanent solutions to the political problems of South Sudan. President Salva Kiir and his …

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Ten aid workers ‘missing’ in South Sudan

Juba, South Sudan | AFP | The UN in South Sudan said Thursday a convoy including 10 aid workers had gone missing in the southwest of the war-torn country, presumed kidnapped. The convoy disappeared after departing from the town of Yei, in Central Equatoria, early Wednesday heading for Tore, according …

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Nepalese peacekeepers accused of child rape in South Sudan

United Nations, United States | AFP | UN peacekeepers from Nepal are facing allegations of child rape in South Sudan, the UN spokesman said Monday, describing the case as “especially heinous.” At the request of the United Nations, Nepal agreed to send a team of investigators to work with the UN …

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