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S. Sudan’s Kiir says regrets war-caused suffering

September 24, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudan President Salva Kiir says he regrets the suffering nearly four years of civil war has inflicted on the people.
"I am not happy. I am hurting inside. How can I be happy when I see my people suffering?" asked Kiir on Friday.
The South Sudanese leader, while appearing on the state-owned television (SSBC), did not, however, hint on how his administration intends to end the conflict, which has displaced millions of people.
Critics described Kiir's (...)

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Former S. Sudan army chief downplays rift with president

September 24, 2017 (JUBA) – South Sudan's former army chief, Paul Malong Awan says he does not have problems with President Salva Kiir, attributing his sacking and current detention to the pressure being exerted on the latter.
“There is no personal problem between me and president Salva. What happened [was] he [Kiir] was under pressure and so he implemented what others wanted”, he told Sudan Tribune on Sunday.
The former army chief, who was axed in May, claimed president Kiir was being (...)

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S. Sudan’s warring parties urged to cease military operations

September 23, 2017 (JUBA) – Participants attending a high level meeting convened on South Sudan on Thursday expressed concerns over the continued violations of the permanent ceasefire, urging the parties to the conflict to immediately cease all military operations.
The meeting was convened by the United Nations, with the co-facilitation of the African Union (AU) and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) to agree on collective measures to support the revitalization of the (...)

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South Sudan official calls for balanced approach to peace

September 23, 2017 (NEW YORK) – South Sudan's First Vice President Taban Deng Gai told the United Nations General Assembly that the war-torn East African nation now requires incentivising peace and stability by shifting focus to development and long-term projects.
“We cannot continue to clean the floor while the tap is open. The old paradigm that humanitarian intervention is first and development later is not a viable policy in the case of South Sudan,” he said.
Gai, a former rebel chief (...)

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UN chief urges use of all tools to end South Sudan conflict

September 23, 2017 (JUBA) - The secretary general of the United Nations has urged the global community to use all tools to compel the warring parties in South Sudan conflict to accept a peaceful settlement of the four-year armed conflict.
Antonio Guterres warned that South Sudan faces the spectre of complete economic collapse, yet the prevailing approach continues to be the pursuit of military victory.
“This will require determination and a commitment to use all the tools at our disposal (...)

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South Sudan governor equates capture of county commissioner to terrorism

September 22, 2017 (JUBA)- The governor of Bieh state in South Sudan on Friday confirmed the capture of a county commissioner by armed opposition fighters, equating it terrorism
“It is true the anti-peace elements had intercepted and ambushed the movement our peace mobilization campaign. The commissioner of Dengjok County, Tut Chany Riek, was the team leader. Now he is taken. This is the work of terrorists. It is not the work of peace-loving people”, Bieh state governor Majok Gatluak Thoah (...)

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South Sudan supports lifting of U.S. sanctions on Sudan

September 22, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudanese government said Friday it has agreed to work together with the Sudanese government to secure the lifting of U.S. sanctions imposed on Khartoum.
“As the delegation sent by his Excellency the President of the Republic, Gen Salva Kiir Mayardit, we went and delivered the message of cooperation and assurance of our full commitment to implementing the 2012 cooperation," Presidential Adviser on Security Affairs, Tut Kew Gatluak told Sudan Tribune when (...)

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AU condemns sexual violence acts in war-torn S. Sudan

September 21, 2017 (ADDIS ABABA) – Members of the African Union Peace and Security Council have strongly condemned all acts of sexual and gender based violence and recruitment of children into military activities in South Sudan, calling on the coalition government to immediately initiate full investigations into these alleged crimes and bring the perpetrators to book without any further delays.
In a communiqué issued at the end of its 720th meeting held on 20 September 2017, calls were also (...)

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S. Sudan lawyers says dismissal of judges “un-procedural”

September 21, 2017 (KAMPALA) - A South Sudanese lawyer has described as “un-procedural” President Salva Kiir's recent move to dismiss the country's lawyers and judges following a strike over pay.
Wani Santino Jada, currently based in Tanzania, said Kiir's decision was an attack to the independence of the country's judiciary.
He also called for reforms within the judiciary of the young nation.
Jada accused Kiir for allegedly destroying the country's judicial system by “encouraging corruption”, (...)

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S. Sudan’s warring factions urged to end citizens’ suffering

September 21, 2017 (KAMPALA) – The human rights entity, Centre for Peace and Justice (CPJ) has called on South Sudan government and the armed opposition faction to reach a peaceful settlement of the conflict through negotiations to end suffering of millions of people.
An estimated over two million people have been displaced by the conflict in South Sudan since it broke out in the young nation in December 2013.
CPJ's Coordinator, Tito Anthony, however, said the warring parties need to reach (...)

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South Sudan lauds support for reforms in justice system

September 21, 2017 (JUBA) – The South Sudanese government has warmly welcome the support from the Netherlands channeled through the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), saying it will positively impact on the reforms in the country's justice systems.
The program, a statement read in behalf of South Sudan's justice minister noted, is expected to facilitate capacity building, implying it will strengthen the country's justice systems as well as the other laws.
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S. Sudan’s Kiir says elections an opportunity to choose leaders

September 21, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudan President Salva Kiir says any polls conducted in the young nation will give citizens opportunity to choose their leaders, reiterating earlier calls for the holdout opposition leaders to denounce violence and return to the country
The president rejected the use of violence and all forms of incitement, saying it undermines the cause of the liberation struggle.
“We continue to call on them; those are who continuing to advocate for war that peace was in (...)

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South Sudanese Bishop publishes words for peace

September 20, 2017 (JUBA) - The Emeritus Bishop of Torit Catholic Diocese, Paride Taban has published 45 words, which he says, can help South Sudanese leaders find solutions to the war in South Sudan.
In his writings, the Bishop outlines elements of love, patience, compassion, sympathy, kindness, truthfulness and forgiveness among others, which he insists can build peace in the country.
The conflict in South Sudan, now in its fourth year, has killed tens of thousands and displaced over 2 (...)

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U.S to dispatch envoy to South Sudan and DRC

September 21, 2017 ( KAMPALA) – The United States President, Donald Trump is due to send his envoy to the United Nations, Nikki Haley to war-torn South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
"We're closely monitoring and deeply disturbed by the ongoing violence in South Sudan and in the Congo," Trump told African leaders on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York.
"Millions of lives are at risk and we continue to provide humanitarian assistance, but real results in (...)

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Bashir receives message from South Sudan’s Kiir on bilateral relations

September 20, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan's First Vice-President and Prime Minister Bakri Hassan Salih Wednesday received a written message from South Sudan President Salva Kiir Mayardit to Sudan President Omer al-Bashir.
The official news agency SUNA also said Salih received a message from South Sudan Vice-President Taban Dang, pointing the two messages pertain to ways to promote bilateral relations to serve interests of both peoples.
The two messages were handed over during a meeting between (...)

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Bashir receives message from South Sudan’s Kiir on bilateral relations

September 20, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan's First Vice-President and Prime Minister Bakri Hassan Salih Wednesday received a written message from South Sudan President Salva Kiir Mayardit to Sudan President Omer al-Bashir.
The official news agency SUNA also said Salih received a message from South Sudan Vice-President Taban Dang, pointing the two messages pertain to ways to promote bilateral relations to serve interests of both peoples.
The two messages were handed over during a meeting between (...)

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Loss of vision in SPLM caused civil war, says Dinka elder

September 20, 2017 (JUBA) - A Dinka elder has linked the South Sudanese conflict to the “loss of vision without substitute”, stressing that the movement was founded on socialist principles with the view to liberating the masses from the yolk of repression, but ended up repeating the same things it had rejected.
“Historically, the SPLM [Sudan People's Liberation Movement] was founded on socialist principles of liberation and revolution, an ideological pattern on which Africa conceived and (...)

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