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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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UN welcomes South Sudan’s extension of transitional gov’t

Juba, South Sudan | Xinhua | The United Nations Mission in South Sudan, (UNMISS) on Wednesday welcomed South Sudan’s move to extend the transitional government by two years. The UNMISS said in a statement that the move would enable the implementation of critical outstanding tasks in the Revitalized Peace Agreement. The …

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UN urges South Sudan leaders to agree on elections roadmap

Juba, South Sudan | Xinhua | The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) on Friday called on South Sudanese leaders to redouble efforts to agree on a roadmap to pave the way toward free, fair and credible elections. Nicholas Haysom, the special representative of the Secretary-General for South Sudan, said …

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South Sudan rebel leader plans return in May: UN envoy

United Nations, United States | AFP | South Sudan’s rebel leader Riek Machar is planning to return to Juba in May under a power-sharing deal that a UN envoy said Tuesday offered the “best chance” of ending the war. UN envoy David Shearer met last week with Machar in his …

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Sixty aid workers forced to flee South Sudan fighting

Juba, South Sudan | AFP | A surge of fighting in eastern South Sudan has forced 60 aid workers to flee, the UN humanitarian agency said Saturday, hurting efforts to help civilians in the famine-hit nation. An increase in violence nationwide has seen thousands flee in the past two weeks, including …

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Kenyatta: Africa deserves equal treatment

President Uhuru Kenyatta has called on Africans to demand equal treatment when engaging with other countries on what he described as illegitimate and the unfair international order. Kenyatta regretted that while African countries accepted the sovereign decisions of other countries, their rights to exercise sovereignty and democratically set aside international …

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