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China donates 2,048 tonnes rice to South Sudan

May 26, 2018 (JUBA) - China has handed over 2,048 tonnes of rice to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to assist millions of people affected by the conflict in war-torn South Sudan.
The donation is reportedly part of 8,800 tonnes of rice Beijing pledged to the young nation in 2017 to fight severe food shortage.
South Sudan is in the midst of a catastrophic humanitarian crisis driven by three years of brutal civil war. More than 7 million people are currently food insecure in (...)

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Security Council likely to slap sanctions on senior South Sudan officials

May 26, 2018 (WASHINGTON) - United Nations Security Council is expected to impose sanctions on South Sudanese government officials including Defence Minister and Minister of Cabinet Affairs who chairs the government delegation to the peace revitalization forum.
The 15-member body on 31 May will adopt a resolution renewing the measures related to targeted sanctions in order to support the search for an inclusive and sustainable peace in South Sudan.
The United States which is the penholder (...)

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UN Security Council likely to slap sanctions on senior S. Sudan officials

May 26, 2018 (WASHINGTON) - United Nations Security Council is expected next Thursday to impose sanctions on the South Sudanese government, officials including Defence Minister and Minister of Cabinet Affairs who chairs the government delegation to the peace revitalization forum.
Also in the same meeting of 31 May, the 15-member body will adopt a resolution renewing the measures related to targeted sanctions in order to support the search for an inclusive and sustainable peace in South (...)

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S. Sudan: Partners scale-up cholera prevention campaigns

May 24, 2018 (JUBA) - Health partners, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health in South Sudan, have initiated Oral Cholera Vaccine (OCV) campaigns to mitigate the risk of cholera outbreaks during the current rainy season across the country.
The campaigns, officials says, are targeting over 854,000 people in South Sudan's cholera endemic ‘hot spots' in the first half of 2018 and will incorporate water, sanitation, and hygiene interventions that are critical to achieve the global target of (...)

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End peoples’ suffering, JMEC official tells S. Sudan leaders

May 23, 2018 (ADDIS ABABA) - It is time for South Sudan leaders to end the suffering of the people, a Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) official, said at the end of the High Level Revitalization Forum (HLRF) in Ethiopia on Wednesday.
“We have heard the deep yearning for peace by all the people of South Sudan, which was so eloquently expressed in the voices of the representatives of the refugees here at the forum,” said Berhanu Kebede, the JMEC chief of staff.
He added, “We (...)

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S. Sudan launches Ebola sensitization and awareness campaign

May 23, 2018 (JUBA) – A high-level mission comprised of Ministry of Health (MOH) in South Sudan and the World Health Organization (WHO) visited Yambio, former Western Equatoria State on a sensitization campaign.
The campaign comes in the wake of an Ebola outbreak declared in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), which has killed dozens of people.
Speaking at the launch of the campaign, South Sudan's health minister, Riek Gai Kok briefed the state governor, cabinets, members of (...)

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Phase-2 of South Sudan peace revitalization talks ends without deal

May 23, 2018 (JUBA) - Rival parties in South Sudan peace talks concluded the Second Phase of the High-Level Revitalization Forum (HLRF) without striking a deal on the implementation of the governance and security arrangements.
In his closing remarks, the Chairperson of the IGAD Council of Ministers and Ethiopian Foreign Minister Workneh Gebeyehu Wednesday admitted the IGAD failure to bridge the gaps between the South Sudanese warring parties saying despite series of consultations (...)

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S. Sudan rebels denounce negative propaganda against Machar

May 22, 2018 (JUBA) – South Sudan's armed opposition movement (SPLA-IO) said it is “disturbed” by the negative propaganda directed against its leader, Riek Machar.
The Deputy Joint Military Ceasefire Commission (JMCC) chairman from the government side, Maj. Gen Majier Deng Kur, in 22 May letter, allegedly claimed Machar ordered the armed opposition forces to launch attacks on to government positions in Leer and Pakur.
Kur's letter was addressed to the Ceasefire and Transitional Security (...)

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Sudan, South Sudan Abyei oversight committees to meet this month

May 22, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese committee for the administration of Abyei area Tuesday said it has received an invitation from the African Union to meet with its South Sudanese counterpart on 30 May in Abyei.
Ownership of Abyei, a disputed border region contested by Sudan and South Sudan, remained contentious after the world's youngest nation split from Sudan in July 2011.
There is no joint administration between Sudan and South Sudan, as the Ngok Dinka refuse the formation of Abyei (...)

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S. Sudan proposes creation of third vice president’s position

May 22, 2018 (JUBA) – The South Sudanese government has proposed to the mediation team from the regional bloc (IGAD) that the position of the third vice president be created in an effort aimed at expanding the government size, instead of trimming it down.
The country's cabinet affairs minister, Martin Elia Lomuro said significant progress were made and that issues upon which the parties did not make a consensus were left to the mediation team to make a bridging gap.
“There is a significant (...)

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S. Sudan former detainees say still part of opposition alliance

May 21, 2018 (JUBA) – Members of South Sudan former political detainees have dismissed media reports that they withdrew from the membership of the South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOA).
“We would like to state categorically that SPLM [Sudan People's Liberation Movement] (FDs) as an organization is an active and committed member of South Sudan Opposition Alliance,” the group said in a statement.
The FDs said the “false” and “baseless” allegation as well as propaganda was being circulated by (...)

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South Sudan peace talks showing little progress: officials

May 21, 2018 (ADDIS ABABA) – Little progress have been made on governance and power sharing at South Sudan's high level peace talks mediated by the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) in Addis Ababa, religious leaders, opposition and government officials said.
On Monday, delegates at the peace talks held a plenary session to listen to reports from the security and governance sub-committees.
The two reports were presented by religious leaders to IGAD mediators, regional and (...)

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S. Sudan considering a referendum on creation of states

May 20, 2018 (JUBA) – The South Sudanese government said it could consider a referendum on the new states controversially created through a presidential decree issues in December 2015.
The move, government said in a new position paper, would put to rest the controversy that came with new states established within the young nation.
“The question of the number of states is for the people of South Sudan to decide. Government expresses a strong popular demand for the creation of even more (...)

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South Sudan’s Kiir criticizes law enforcers over rampant insecurity

May 20, 2018 (JUBA) - South Sudanese President Salva Kiir has criticized the country's police and other law enforcement agencies over what he described as the rampant insecurity in the war-hit nation.
“It is you the senior officers who are responsible for the escalating insecurity in Juba and in other towns. There is ample evidence that reveal your collusion in these crimes,” he said Thursday last week.
The South Sudanese leader said the actions of these security agents were a setback to the (...)

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South Sudan former ministerial adviser joins Paul Malong

May 19, 2018 (JUBA) - South Sudanese ministerial advisor and a secretary general of the Dinka Council of Elders has resigned from his position and joined armed opposition under the leadership of former army chief of staff, Paul Malong Awan.
In a statement released Saturday, Lewis Anei Madut-Kuendit who was also the former leader of the Republican Party of South Sudan (RPSS) said he decided to join the armed opposition because the grip of misrule continued to deepen upon the nation.
He (...)

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Nine humanitarian workers released in South Sudan: aid group

May 18, 2018 (JUBA) - World Vision, a U.S. humanitarian group, Friday, announced the release of nine aid workers recently abducted in war-torn South Sudan.
The workers had been captured on 14 May, said the statement but it didn't disclose who and where the kidnapping took place.
However, World Vision said they have been released thanks to UNOCHA which worked with the local authorities to free them.
“We are grateful our staff members and others have returned and we are thankful for the (...)

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UN deploys more peacekeepers to S. Sudan’s Unity state

May 17, 2018 (JUBA) - The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) is sending 150 peacekeepers to Unity state to protect civilians who are being targeted in clashes between the government and rebel troops, the world body announced on Thursday.
The move comes just days after the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mark Lowcock urged all the warring parties involved in South Sudan's conflict to cease hostilities and protect civilians and (...)

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South Sudan president sets conditions for future peace deal

May 17, 2018 (JUBA) - South Sudan President Salva Kiir has unveiled conditions for a future peace agreement, saying he would not accept any agreement creating two armies, dissolution of the security sector and the return of his former frits deputy in government and party in an official capacity.
The South Sudanese leader made the remark during a brief to the Dinka Council of Elders members who paid a courtesy visit to his official residence in Juba on Thursday evening.
"I told them you (...)

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