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Sudan military plane crashes killing two crew : SAF

September 21, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese army Friday said two of its pilots were killed in a military training plane crash north of Khartoum, the second of its kind in few days.
In a press release seen by Sudan Tribune on Friday, Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) spokesperson Ahmed Khalifa al-Shami said: “a sudden technical failure caused the crash of a military training K8 helicopter at Al-Kudab area north of Omdurman after taking off from Wadi Sidna Air Base in a night training flight”.
“The (...)

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Rights groups welcome S. Sudan military court ruling

September 9, 2018 (JUBA) – Last Thursday military court ruling, which saw 10 soldier jailed for rape and murder at Terrain hotel in the South Sudan capital, Juba gives people hope and a sense of security, three human rights advocacy groups said in a joint statement.
The Centre for Inclusive Governance, Peace and Justice (CIGPJ), National Alliance of Women Lawyers (NAWL) and the Foundation for Democracy and Accountable Governance (FODAG) issued Saturday's statement.
The military court handed (...)

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South Sudan,
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S. Sudanese rebels accuse government of violating ceasefire

September 4, 2018 (JUBA) – The armed opposition faction (SPLM-IO) has accused the Juba government, one of the key partners in the ongoing peace process, of violating the recent ceasefire agreement by allegedly launching series of attacks on their positions.
The attacks, it said, has created a setback to reconciliation efforts.
“In addition to their recent attack on our positions in Kupera, another gun battle erupted when the SPLA [Sudan People's Liberation Army] stormed our positions at (...)

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S. Sudanese rebels say recaptured two Yei River state areas

August 2, 2018 (JUBA) – South Sudan's main rebel group (SPLM-IO) say they recaptured from government troops two areas ofYei River state.
“This morning, our gallant forces under a joint command of Brig. Gen. Emmanuel Lemi Lo Mukaya, Col. Samuel Gai and Col. Noel Lomeri launched a coordinated counter-attack after the SPLA captured Jamara and Kupera last Wednesday,” the group said in a statement.
“The anti-peace SPLA [South Sudan army] have been successfully flushed out and we have seized full (...)

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UN imposes ban on arms flow to war-torn South Sudan

July 17, 2018 (JUBA) - The United Nations Security Council has imposed an arms embargo on South Sudan as a measure to prevent the flow of weapons to armed groups in the war-hit nation.
The members who backed the imposition of the ban believe such a move would help protect civilians, while others raised concerns that the policy would hinder the ongoing peace process in the nation.
With nine votes in favour of the policy, the resolution has been adopted obliging the 15-member UN body to (...)

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South Sudan,
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S. Sudan rebels accuse army of attacks in Yei River state

June 9, 2018 (YEI) – South Sudan armed opposition faction (SPLM-IO) has accused the pro-government military of attacking its base at Kenyira in Mugwo payam of Yei River county.
“The attackers ran back in disarray with suspected casualties and our gallant soldiers captured three AK47 from the coward attackers,” said Wayi Godwill, a spokesperson for the rebel-appointed governor.
He added in a statement, “We are outraged by this attack which led to the abduction of a boy and an old man by the (...)

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South Sudanese official joins rebel movement

June 5, 2018 (LOL) – Omer Eshag Mohamed, a former information minister in South Sudan's Lol state has announced his decision to join the opposition movement led by ex-army chief, Gen Paul Malong.
"After carefully thinking and analyzing all the options I had, I have finally decided that I will be joining SSUF/A under the leadership of General Paul Malong Awan because after the collapse of the peace talks in Addis Ababa, it is very clear that President Kiir and his team are not ready for (...)

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South Sudan,
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Clashes between S. Sudan army factions leave dozens wounded in Mayom county

May 31, 2018 (MAYOM) - Heavy clashes occurred on Thursday between two South Sudanese army factions in Mayom county, leaving dozens dead and several others wounded, a resident said.
James Makuey a resident of the area has told Sudan Tribune that the fighting was between forces loyal to South Sudan army Gen. Buay Rolyang and a group allied to Mathew Puljang in Mayom.
“As we speak now, fighting is still going on and so many people have died,” he said, adding that a number of civilians have (...)

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Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA),
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S. Sudan army and rebels killed civilians despite ceasefire deal: monitors

May 30, 2018 (JUBA) – South Sudan's army and rebels massacred civilians, burned children alive and gang-raped women, despite a ceasefire agreed upon in December last year, the Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangements Monitoring Mechanism (CTSAMM) said in a new report on the war-torn nation.
The 14 CTSAMM are yet to be publicly released despite pledges by regional leaders to have those who violated the ceasefire agreement punished.
Both South Sudan government and rebels have (...)

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South Sudan’s army accuses rebels of ceasefire violation

May 23, 2018 (JUBA) – The South Sudanese army (SPLA) has accused the armed opposition leader Riek Machar-led forces of violating the ceasefire agreement the warring factions signed in Ethiopia.
The army spokesperson, Brigadier General, said Sudan People's Liberation Movement-In Opposition (SPLM-IO launched offensive attacks on government forces in the country's former Unity State.
"I request ceasefire monitoring body to investigate and hold Riek Machar and his field commanders accountable (...)

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S. Sudan rebel faction condemn threats to kill former army chief

May 14, 2018 (NAIROBI/JUBA) - A member of South Sudan United Front (SSUF), a rebel movement allied to ex-army chief, Gen. Paul Malong has condemned President Salva Kiir's alleged threat to kill former foreign minister, Deng Alor and ex-diplomat Telar Riing Deng.
Kiir, Juba Laberti website reported, threatened to eliminate Malong, Telar and Alor for conspiring against his government and disclosing sensitive information on national security to Washington with the aim of toppling his regime. (...)

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South Sudan rebels accuse Kiir of cancelling ceasefire accord

April 28, 2018 (JUBA) – A South Sudanese armed opposition (SPLM-IO) official has accused President Salva Kiir of having allegedly vowed and ordered the country's national army forces to crush out rebels.
Lam Paul Gabriel, the deputy spokesperson for the armed opposition claimed Kiir made the remarks while addressing his forces in Bilpham.
“This is a clear cancellation of the signed CoH [Cessation of Hostilities] and declaration of full swing war in South Sudan,” he said.
Lam claimed (...)

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Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA),
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Fresh fighting erupts between South Sudan rival forces

April 19, 2018 (RUBKONA) – Fresh fighting erupted between South Sudan's two main rival forces, with each side accusing the other of violating the ceasefire accord.
In a statement issued on Friday, the deputy military spokesperson for the armed opposition faction (SPLM-IO), Lam Paul Gabriel accused the Juba regime's forces of allegedly carrying out offensives against their troops.
"The regime's forces are on offensive against the SPLA IO in Wunulyet- near Juba and Gezira in Rubkona county. (...)

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South Sudan’s army chief in Cairo for treatment

April 15, 2018 (JUBA) – South Sudan's army chief of staff, General James Mawut Ajonga is recovering following a Kidney operation conducted in a Cairo-based hospital, relatives told Sudan Tribune.
Ubeer Mawut, a brother to the army chief, said they opted for Egypt via Israel after the army chief was denied an entry visa to Germany.
The general was scheduled to fly to Germany for medical attention.
Medical examinations, he said, showed that the South Sudanese army chief of general staff (...)

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Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA),
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S. Sudan NGO boss arrested over illegal gun possession

April 10, 2018 (KAMPALA) - Police in the northern Ugandan district of Lira are reporting holding staff of a South Sudanese non-governmental organization over illegal possession of firearms.
Morris Okwir, Daily Monitor reported, has been working as programmes director for John Dau Foundation (JDF) in South Sudan.
Okwir, 39, was reportedly arrested by police Sunday night following a tip-off by a concerned resident that he was in possession of a rifle.
During interrogation, Okwir reportedly (...)

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Uganda,
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S. Sudan rebels say repulsed army attacks in Upper Nile state

April 1, 2018 (JUBA) - South Sudan rebels say they repulsed an attack by pro-government forces in the areas of Ketbek and Padanyang in the Upper Nile state region on Saturday and Sunday morning.
The rebels' deputy spokesperson, Lam Paul Gabriel told Sudan Tribune that the attackers were repulsed with “heavy defeat”. “The regime's forces left their position in Wechyaradiw and attacked the SPLA-IO [the armed opposition faction] controlled areas of Ketbek and Padanyang. However, the SPLA-IO (...)

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South Sudanese rival forces clash in multiple locations

March 25, 2018 (JUBA) - Rival South Sudanese forces have issued statements in which each side blames the other of initiating new clashes in violation of the ceasefire in multiple places in the country, raising doubts over the commitment of the parties to ending war.
The spokesman of the army, Lul Ruai Koang told a news conference over the weekend that rebel forces allied to the exiled former first vice president Riek Machar and other armed opposition carried out attacks in the Upper Nile, (...)

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S. Sudan rebels deny recruiting foreigners to their ranks

March 15, 2018 (JUBA/KAMPALA) - South Sudan's armed opposition faction (SPLM-IO) have denied allegations that they are recruiting Ugandan youth into their ranks.
Ugandan media had reported on Tuesday that security operatives have arrested a preacher in the northern district of Lira for allegedly conscripting Ugandan youth into the South Sudanese rebel movement that is fighting to topple the government of President Salva Kiir.
Lam Gabriel, SPLA-IO deputy military spokesperson, said in a (...)

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