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S. Sudan admits over 270 killed near presidential palace

Monday, 11th July 2016
July 11, 2016 (JUBA)- Authorities at South Sudanese Ministry of \r\nHealth have warned that the death toll from Friday's fighting in Juba \r\ncould rise as over 270 lives have already been lost. Information \r\nminister Michael Makuei Lueth (R) speaks at (...)\r\n

Bashir urges South Sudan¡¯s warring parties to stop fighting

Monday, 11th July 2016
 July 10, 2016 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese President Omer al-Bashir has \r\nappealed to the warring parties in South Sudan to exercise self-control \r\nand stop the fighting that has erupted in the capital Juba since last \r\nweek.\r\nAt least 200 people have been (...)\r\n

Hundreds displaced by South Sudan violence, says UN

Monday, 11th July 2016
July 10, 2016 (JUBA) - The United Nations Mission in South Sudan \r\n(UNMISS) has expressed outrage at the resumption of violence in the \r\ncapital, Juba, saying it has severely impacted on the civilian (...)

South Sudan¡¯s top leaders call for calm after deadly clashes in Juba

Friday, 8th July 2016
July 7, 2016 (JUBA) – South Sudanese President, Salva Kiir, and First \r\nVice President, Riek Machar, have called on their military commanders in\r\n the national capital, Juba, to desist from escalating

Uganda government clashes with armed group in Gulu

Tuesday, 14th June 2016
June 13, 2016 (KAMPALA) – Fighting erupted on Sunday evening in Uganda¡¯s\r\n Gulu district near the border with South Sudan, Ugandan media outlets \r\nhave reported. Ugandan leader Yoweri Museveni and his (...)

Ugandan troops accused of redeploying back into South Sudan

Monday, 30th May 2016
May 29, 2016 (ADDIS ABABA/JUBA) – South Sudan¡¯s armed opposition \r\nhas accused Ugandan troops of allegedly crossing back into South Sudan \r\nand redeploying inside the country this week in violation of the August \r\n2015 peace agreement which

Seven killed, scores injured on Juba—Nimule highway

Friday, 27th May 2016
May 25, 2016 (JUBA) – Seven people were killed and equal numbers injured\r\n when unknown gunmen attacked a vehicle on a road connecting South Sudan\r\n to Uganda Wednesday. Juba-Nimule road, South Sudan (...)

Advocacy groups calls for leaders¡¯ accountability in South Sudan

Wednesday, 25th May 2016
May 24, 2016 (WASHINGTON) – An advocacy group, Enough Project, \r\nsaid there was need in South Sudan to bring to justice the leaders \r\nresponsible for the 2013 crisis. US peace activist John Prendergast \r\nspeaking to senior South Sudan army officers (...)\r\n

Three killed in Lakes state inter-state border raid

Wednesday, 25th May 2016
May 24, 2016 (RUMBEK) - At least three people were killed and two \r\nothers sustained injuries in a revenge attack that occurred in Rumbek \r\nNorth county of Western Lakes state. Cows in front of Luak, a Dinak Bor \r\ntraditional house for (...)

Lawmakers endorse South Sudan¡¯s EAC membership

Wednesday, 25th May 2016
 May 23, 2016 (JUBA) - South Sudan lawmakers have unanimously \r\nsupported the nation¡¯s membership to the East African Community (EAC) at\r\n a special parliamentary sitting, despite opposition¡¯s outcry. South \r\nSudanese MPs stand during a (...)

Egypt deports Sudanese Islamist over suspicion of ISIS connections

Tuesday, 1st March 2016
February 29, 2016 (KHARTOUM) - Egyptian authorities have deported a\r\n Sudanese Islamist for suspicion of connections with the Islamic State \r\n(ISIS) and the banned Muslim Brotherhood. Hashim Youssef Khalil a \r\nleading figure at the Islamic Hizb ut (...)\r\n

AU to join S.Sudan border demarcation team

Friday, 12th February 2016
 The exercise seeks to end clashes between residents of both countries over the disputed...

SPLM-IO welcomes Machar¡¯s appointment as South Sudan¡¯s First Vice President

Friday, 12th February 2016
February 12, 2016 (ADDIS ABABA) – The armed opposition faction of \r\nthe Sudan People¡¯s Liberation Movement (SPLM-IO) said the Thursday¡¯s \r\nappointment of their chairman as South Sudanese First Vice President has\r\n come as a "surprise¡± but "welcomed¡± the (...)\r\n

President Kiir will not lead government delegation to UN summit: official

Tuesday, 15th September 2015
September 14, 2015 (NEW YORK) – South Sudan¡¯s president Salva Kiir\r\n will not lead government¡¯s delegation to the summit of heads of state \r\nand government at the United Nations General Assembly in New York, \r\nraising speculations that he could be (...)\r\n

Revival of Uganda Airlines underway\r\n

Monday, 10th August 2015