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SOUTH SUDAN POLITICS: South Sudan Now World’s Fastest Growing Refugee Crisis: UNHCR

SOUTH SUDAN POLITICS: South Sudan Now World’s Fastest Growing Refugee Crisis: UNHCR

“A famine produced by the vicious combination of fighting and drought is now driving the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis,” Babar Baloch UNHCR said.

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SOUTH SUDAN POLITICS: 15,000 Lost Children Seek Parents in Chaos of Civil War

SOUTH SUDAN POLITICS: 15,000 Lost Children Seek Parents in Chaos of Civil War

In the chaos of South Sudan’s civil war, it took three years for Nyagonga Machul to find her lost children.

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SOUTH SUDAN POLITICS: Lieutenant General Thomas Cirillo Swaka Resigns

SOUTH SUDAN POLITICS: Lieutenant General Thomas Cirillo Swaka Resigns

Lieutenant General Thomas Cirillo Swaka, the deputy head of logistics, is the highest-ranking officer to resign since former Vice President Riek Machar fled after his supporters clashed in Juba in July with soldiers loyal to President Salva Kiir.

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SOUTH SUDAN: Shoot Soldiers Who Rape Civilians: Salva Kiir

SOUTH SUDAN: Shoot Soldiers Who Rape Civilians: Salva Kiir

“Those doing unlawful acts, raping women and girls, this is not the policy of the government, the body of woman cannot be taken by force,” Salva Kiir said.

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SOUTH SUDAN POLITICS: Ethnic Cleansing Taking Place, Stage Set For Rwandan Genocide Repeat

SOUTH SUDAN POLITICS: Ethnic Cleansing Taking Place, Stage Set For Rwandan Genocide Repeat

Ethnic cleansing is taking place in South Sudan, the head of the U.N. commission of human rights in the country said.

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SOUTH SUDAN POLITICS: Army, Rebels Clash, 15 Killed

SOUTH SUDAN POLITICS: Army, Rebels Clash, 15 Killed

The army said it moved in after spotting rebels loyal to former vice president Riek Machar trying to steal cattle in the small village of Adaab el Bahr in Unity State.

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SOUTH SUDAN: UN To South Sudan: Defuse Growing Tensions Between Ethnic Groups

SOUTH SUDAN: UN To South Sudan: Defuse Growing Tensions Between Ethnic Groups

South Sudan is suffering in hate speech to violence against certain ethnic groups which could result in mass atrocities if the government does not act.

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SOUTH SUDAN: Amnesty Says Sudan Carried Out 30 Chemical Weapons Attacks In Darfur

SOUTH SUDAN: Amnesty Says Sudan Carried Out 30 Chemical Weapons Attacks In Darfur

“The allegations of use of chemical weapons by Sudanese Armed Forces is baseless and fabricated,” Sudanese U.N. Ambassador Omer Dahab Fadl Mohamed said.

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SOUTH SUDAN: Riek Machar ‘Not Dead Politically’ – UN

SOUTH SUDAN: Riek Machar ‘Not Dead Politically’ – UN

Political rivalry between Salva Kiir and Riek Machar sparked a civil war in 2013 and, while the pair signed a shaky peace deal a year ago, fighting has continued and Machar fled the country after the eruption of violence in

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SOUTH SUDAN: Sudanese Government Rejects US Corruption Allegations, Says Threatens Peace

SOUTH SUDAN: Sudanese Government Rejects US Corruption Allegations, Says Threatens Peace

Sentry, a group co-founded by actor George Clooney and activist John Prendergast, said South Sudan’s leaders on both sides of the civil war and their families had profited from the conflict.

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SOUTH SUDAN: South Sudanese Authorities Shut Down Nation Mirror

SOUTH SUDAN: South Sudanese Authorities Shut Down Nation Mirror

The newspaper’s headline on Tuesday’s read “Kiir, Machar, Top Generals, Implicated in Sentry Corruption Report”.

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SOUTH SUDAN: Salva Kiir Accepts 4,000 Extra Peacekeepers

SOUTH SUDAN: Salva Kiir Accepts 4,000 Extra Peacekeepers

The government and the Security Council agreed “that the humanitarian and security needs of the people were paramount.”

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SOUTH SUDAN: UN To Salva Kiir: Cooperate Or Face Arms Embargo

SOUTH SUDAN: UN To Salva Kiir: Cooperate Or Face Arms Embargo

“The international community is frustrated with the obstruction of UN peacekeeping operations that has gone on for too long,” US Ambassador Samantha Power.

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SOUTH SUDAN: Riek Machar Fled To Democratic Republic Of Congo

SOUTH SUDAN: Riek Machar Fled To Democratic Republic Of Congo

“He was being pursued constantly since he withdrew from Juba,” said an opposition spokesman, Mabior Garang de Mabior, adding that Mr. Machar would soon travel to the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.

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SOUTH SUDAN: 4,000 New Peacekeeping Troops Approved By UN

SOUTH SUDAN: 4,000 New Peacekeeping Troops Approved By UN

Hundreds of people were killed and the United Nations said government soldiers and security forces executed civilians and gang-raped women and girls during and after last month’s fighting.

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SOUTH SUDAN: Kiir Fires Ministers Allied To Riek Machar

SOUTH SUDAN: Kiir Fires Ministers Allied To Riek Machar

The latest move, which comes a week after he replaced Dr Machar with Taban Deng Gai, is against the provisions of the August 2015 agreement.

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SOUTH SUDAN: Salva Kiir Issues Decree To Replace Riek Machar With Tabal Deng Gai

SOUTH SUDAN: Salva Kiir Issues Decree To Replace Riek Machar With Tabal Deng Gai

Salva Kiir issued ultimatum last week, saying Machar had 48 hours to contact him and return to Juba to salvage last year’s peace deal, or face replacement.

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SOUTH SUDAN: Salva Kiir Asks Riek Machar To Return To Capital

SOUTH SUDAN: Salva Kiir Asks Riek Machar To Return To Capital

“I am appealing for your return while reiterating my 100 percent commitment to ensuring your protection and overall security … ” President Salva Kiir said.

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SOUTH SUDAN: Riek Machar Troops Leave Juba, Not Seeking War

SOUTH SUDAN: Riek Machar Troops Leave Juba, Not Seeking War

“He is not returning to the bush, nor is he organising for war,” spokesman said, calling for outside force to act as buffer between Machar, Kiir’s forces.

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SOUTH SUDAN: Deng Alor Kuol Assures Diplomats Of Calm

SOUTH SUDAN: Deng Alor Kuol Assures Diplomats Of Calm

“On behalf of the President, the Foreign Minister urged the diplomatic community to remain in Juba and support the TGNU and the restoration of peace and security”, partly reads the statement.

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