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Head of Egyptian intelligence service visits South Sudan

July 17, 2019 (JUBA) – The head of the Egyptian intelligence service, Abbas Kamel made a brief visit to South Sudan on Wednesday.
reportedly met South Sudan's leader, Salva Kiir and conveyed to him a message from his Egyptian counterpart, Abdel Fattah El Sisi.
The Egyptian official also met his South Sudanese counterpart on means of enhancing bilateral relations within the security sector.
In January this year, Kiir visited Cairo and briefed El Sisi about the peace agreement signed (...)

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China to support South Sudan’s pre-transitional committee

July 6, 2019 (JUBA) – South Sudan and China on Saturday signed three agreements on the in-kind support from the Chinese government to the National Pre-Transitional Committee (NPTC).
The Chinese ambassador to South Sudan, Hua Ning and the undersecretary of South Sudan's Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Baak Wol signed these three agreements on behalf of their governments.
As part of the new agreement, the implementation of South Sudan's revitalized peace accord will be paid under the Chinese (...)

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Kenyan opposition leader appointed S. Sudan peace envoy

July 2, 2019 (NAIROBI) – Kenya's former vice president, Kalonzo Musyoka has been appointed as a special envoy for peace in war-torn South Sudan.
The Kenyan opposition leader was appointed by President Uhuru Kenyatta, the Foreign Affairs ministry said.
“His Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya has appointed Dr. Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka, the former Vice President as his Special Envoy to the Republic of South Sudan,” partly noted the July 2 letter.
“The Ministry of (...)

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Kenya offers South Sudan land for a dry port

July 1, 2019 (NAIROBI) - The Kenyan government has agreed to allocate 10 acres of its land in Naivasha for South Sudan's dry port.
President Uhuru Kenyatta announced this on Monday as he hosted his South Sudan counterpart, Salva Kiir who is on a two-day state visit.
“The Kenya government has responded to the request of South Sudan to set aside 10 acres of land at the inland container depot in Naivasha industrial park, to ease the movement of goods destined to South Sudan,” said Kenyatta.
He (...)

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S. Sudan’s Kiir, Kenyatta to hold talks in Nairobi Monday

June 30, 2019 (NAIROBI) - South Sudan's President, Salva Kiir is to hold talks with Kenya's Uhuru Kenyatta in the capital, Nairobi on Monday.
Kiir, officials said, will received a full state reception, complete with a 21-gun salute before joining his host for bilateral talks, during which the two leaders are expected to discuss matters of mutual benefit.
The visit reportedly follows an invitation the Kenyan leader extended to his counterpart during the 17th Annual Prayer Breakfast in May. (...)

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Egyptian leader says supports stability in South Sudan

September 3, 2018 (BEIJING) – Egypt supports all efforts to finalize a peaceful settlement of the conflict in South Sudan and continues to provide economic support, President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi told his South Sudanese counterpart Salva Kiir on Monday.
The two African leaders met at al-Sisi's residency in Beijing in the framework of the Forum on China and Africa Cooperation (FOCAC).
In a statement released after the meeting, Egyptian Presidential Spokesperson Bassam Rady said al-Sisi (...)

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S. Sudan and Ethiopia agree on joint border security force

August 2, 2018 (JUBA/ADDIS ABABA) – Ethiopia and South Sudan have agreed to form a joint border security force to halt the flow of arms between the two nations.
The agreement between the two countries was signed at the end of a border security meeting in Ethiopia's Gambella town last week.
The Governor of South Sudan's Boma state, David Yau Yau, signed on behalf of the young nation while the President of the Gambella region, Gatluak Tut Khot signed on behalf of Ethiopia.
“There should be a (...)

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S. Sudan foreign affairs minister summons French ambassador

July 18, 2018 (JUBA) – The French ambassador to South Sudan, Jean-Yves Roux was on Tuesday summoned over statements he made in relation to a United Nations report on human rights violations in Unity state.
The French envoy allegedly warned that South Sudan was on the verge of collapse and that there was urgent need to end violence, after a recent UN report documented horrendous human rights violations against civilians by the army and its allied forces between April and May in parts of (...)

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Senior Kenyan official decries prolonged war in S. Sudan

July 5, 2018 (NAIROBI) - South Sudan's unending civil war that has left thousands of people dead and millions displaced has made Kenya feel frustrated, the cabinet secretary for foreign affairs said.
Speaking to reporters in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, Monica Juma accused South Sudanese leaders of failing to take the trajectory of development as expected after attaining independence in 2011. “This was the newest country; it had a lot of expectations after struggling for a very long (...)

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S. Sudan’s warring parties urged to end sexual violence

June 19, 2018 (JUBA) – All the warring parties involved in the conflict in South Sudan must immediately halt using sexual violence as a tactic of war, which is happening on an appalling scale in the country and with impunity, various European heads of missions said Tuesday.
The message was contained in a statement jointly issued by the Heads of Mission of Canada, Denmark, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, Britain and the United States (US).
“The use of sexual violence as (...)

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China firm trains 20 young South Sudanese engineers

June 17, 2018 (JUBA) - China Railway Construction Engineering Group has trained 20 young South Sudanese engineers in various disciplines.
The young engineers drawn from the civil, electrical and carpentry fields recently completed one-month of training at the China-aided project for modernization and expansion at Juba Teaching Hospital.
Out of the 20 students who enrolled for the training, only seven managed to complete, according to the Chinese engineering firm.
Deng Agany Aguto, a (...)

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Chinese envoy, S. Sudanese officials hold talks

On 30th May 2018 (JUBA) – The Chinese ambassador to South Sudan, He Xiangdong met the South Sudanese first Vice President, Taban Deng Gai to discuss the cooperation the between the two countries.
During the meeting, Gai praised South Sudan's good relations with China, lauding Beijing for its long-standing support and generous help for the young nation.
The senior South Sudanese official also expressed his expectation for further progress in pragmatic cooperation between the two nations. (...)

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U.N Security Council felt short of vote to sanction senior South Sudanese officials: diplomat

May 28, 2018 (JUBA) - The United Nations Security is short of a vote it required to impose sanctions on five senior South Sudanese officials, Gordon Buay, an envoy at its embassy in the United States disclosed. Buay, the charge d' affairs at South Sudan's embassy in the US, said seven countries made it clear they will not support a U.S resolution calling for travel ban and asset freezes of five South Sudan nationals. “In order for U.S resolution to be adopted by the Security Council, the (...)

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Kenya’s Odinga meet S. Sudan’s Kiir over civil war

May 27, 2018 (JUBA) – Raila Odinga, the Kenyan opposition leader who now serves as his country's special envoy to South Sudan on Thursday held a seven-hour meeting with President Salva Kiir.
Odinga was accompanied to the South Sudan capital, Juba by his lawyer Paul Mwangi and the Suna East legislator, Junet Mohamed.
The two leaders reportedly discussed ways of resolving the civil war that has killed tens of thousands of people and displaced millions.
The Kenyan opposition leader is also (...)

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Ethiopia denies supporting rebels fighting Eritrean regime

May 20, 2018 (ADDIS ABABA) – Ethiopia has described as “baseless” accusations that it supports Eritrean rebel movements.
Last week, Eritrea issued a statement accusing neighboring nations, Sudan and Ethiopia, of conspiring to support Eritrean rebel groups.
Asmar also claimed Ethiopia and Sudan allegedly agreed to deploy Eritrean armed opposition groups along the two countries' borders with Eritrea to facilitate hit and run attacks on the Red Sea nation.
But in an interview with Xinhua, the (...)

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Egypt vows to continue supporting war-torn S. Sudan

April 30, 2018 (CAIRO/JUBA) – The Egyptian President, Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi has assured his South Sudanese counterpart, Salva Kiir of his country's support in efforts to ensure peace in the young nation.
Kiir, the spokesperson for Egypt's presidency said, called El-Sisi to express his country's keenness on continued cooperation in various fields, in light of the special relationship between the two nations.
The South Sudan leader, according to Bassam Rady, also updated his Eqyptian counterpart (...)

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Egypt vows to continue supporting war-torn S. Sudan

April 30, 2018 (CAIRO/JUBA) – The Egyptian President, Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi has assured his South Sudanese counterpart, Salva Kiir of his country's support in efforts to ensure peace in the young nation.
Kiir, the spokesperson for Egypt's presidency said, called El-Sisi to express his country's keenness on continued cooperation in various fields, in light of the special relationship between the two nations.
The South Sudan leader, according to Bassam Rady, also updated his Eqyptian counterpart (...)

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U.S embassy initiates curfew after renewed clashes in S. Sudan

April 21, 2018 (JUBA) - The United State embassy in South Sudan has announced a temporary curfew for its personnel after renewed clashes erupted west of the capital, Juba on Thursday.
“Effective immediately and until 6:30 a.m. Monday, April 23, 2018, the Embassy's curfew has been temporarily changed from 8:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.,” partly reads the embassy's statement issued on Friday.
The embassy, in the brief statement, also appealed to US citizens in the country to be cautious and closely (...)

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