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Despite sanctions South Sudan stays armed for war, report says

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Despite long-standing restrictions, new weapons have continued to reach South Sudan’s battlefields, often via neighbouring countries, a detailed report by an arms monitoring group said Thursday. A four-year investigation, by London-based Conflict Armament Research (CAR), into the supply of weapons that have helped keep South …

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S.Sudan woos investors as peace deal revives oil industry

Juba, South Sudan | AFP | South Sudan said Wednesday that the country’s latest peace deal had helped revive its war-battered oil sector, with an increase of 20,000 barrels per day in the past two months. The country’s warring parties in September signed a new peace deal to end five …

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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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