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More than 17,000 displaced by fighting in Kajo-keji county

November 19, 2017 (JUBA) - Intense fighting in Kajo-keji county of South Sudan's Central Equatoria state has forced more than 17,300 displaced people to flee to new safe locations with the majority reported to have crossed to Uganda, the United Nations said.
The UN humanitarian agency (OCHA) said internally displaced persons are in Ajio (2,400), Keriwa (7,300) and Logo (7,500) camps near South Sudan-Uganda border before the fighting in October.
“They [IDPs] had been displaced there (...)

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Pope Francis to preside over prayers for South Sudan, DRC

November 19, 2017 (ROME) – The Roman Catholic Church head, Pope Francis, will on 23 November preside over a liturgical celebration for peace in South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) at St. Peter's Basilica Rome, Italy.
The Pope had earlier expressed plans to visit the two war-affected nations.
The Vatican, in May, announced that it had scrapped tentative plans for the head of the Roman Catholic Church to make a visit this year to South Sudan, a nation hit by war, famine and (...)

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Three killed in S. Sudan’s Western Lakes state

November 19, 2017 (RUMBEK) – At least three people were shot dead in South Sudan's Western Lakes state last week, authorities have said.
One of those killed reportedly worked in the state secretariat office.
A Criminal Investigation Department (CID) official said the killers mainly target government officials in protest against the current state administration.
"It is shocking. Three government officials were killed in different operations by unknown gunman here in Rumbek. One official was (...)

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South Sudan ex-army chief cedes home trip, leaves to Kenya

November 19, 2017 (JUBA) - Paul Malong Awan, former chief of staff of South Sudanese army Sunday gave up his request to visit his home area and left Juba to Kenya for medical treatment.
Awan accepted to abandon his demand to return to the Northern Bahr el Ghazal state after the rejection of his request by President Salva Kiir on Saturday.
The President questioned the motives for his insistence to travel to his home area despite assurances that other arrangements will be made to for his (...)

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South Sudan president forms airport security committee

November 18, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudan President, Salva Kiir has established a high-level committee that has been tasked to review the way security at Juba International Airport is being managed.
The president, according to a decree announced on the state- owned television (SSBC) on Friday, appointed Isaac Obuto Mamur, the national security minister as the overall head of the committee.
Also on the committee are, the army chief of general staff, General James Ajonga Mawut, Juba town (...)

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UN supports education in S. Sudan pastoralist communities

November 18, 2017 (JUBA) – South Sudan government in partnership with United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), have unveiled on an initiative to provide extended education services to nomadic pastoralist communities.
Officially launched on Thursday, the Pastoralist Livelihoods and Education Field Schools (PLEFS) and the Pastoralist Education Program Strategy Framework will reportedly offer active and (...)

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South Sudan president rejects former military chief’s home trip

November 18, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudan President Salva Kiir has rejected a request from the former army chief of staff, General Paul Malong Awan who sought the president's permission to allow him travel to his home town, saying the latter can only travel to an outside country.
A prominent Dinka elder told Sudan Tribune on Saturday that they were still negotiating with the president on Malong's request to visit his family members and relatives in Northern Bahr el Ghazal state.
"We have (...)

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SPLM-IO rejects Cairo deal, reiterates calls to end Machar confinement in S. Africa

November 17, 2017 (JUBA) - The SPLM-In Opposition led by the former First Vice President Riek Machar Friday denounced the recent SPLM reunification agreement signed in Cairo and called to end the confinement of its leader in South Africa.
Based on Arusha deal of 2015 for the reunification of historical SPLM to serve as vector to end the four year conflict, the faction of Former Political Detainees (FDs) has finally accepted to join the two ruling factions led by President Salva Kiir and (...)

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South Sudan’s SPLM reunification deal in Egypt excludes Machar: official

November 17, 2017 (JUBA) - The new reunification deal of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM) factions in Egypt, excludes the group of the former First Vice President Riek Machar, said a South Sudanese official on Friday.
Nhial Deng Nhial, Senior Presidential Adviser and Special Envoy told reporters on arrival from Egyptians capital to South Sudan's capital, Juba, that the new deal does not recognize Machar as leader of the SPLM-IO faction but accept his participation in the (...)

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S. Sudan civil society body welcomes extension of UNISFA mandate

November 15, 2017 (JUBA) – A South Sudanese civil society entity has welcomed Wednesday's decision of by the United Nations Security Council to renew the mandate of its peacekeeping force in Abyei.
The UN Council extended until 15 May 2018 UNISFA's mandate in Abyei, a contested territory on the Sudan and South Sudan border.
Unanimously adopting a resolution, the 15-member Security Council also extended, for the same duration, tasks of UNISFA set out in the resolution that authorized the (...)

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U.S lauds S. Sudan’s decision to allow free access for aid groups

November 15, 2017 (WASHINGTON) - The United States administration has welcoming a pledge from the South Sudanese President Salva Kiir to allow free movement for humanitarian agencies that have struggled to reach some of the war-torn country's needy people.
The decision made by the South Sudanese government comes barley a month after Nikki Haley, the U.S ambassador to the United Nations visited the East African nation and held talks with President Kiir in the capital, Juba.
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S. Sudan ex-military intelligence chief denies meeting rebels

November 14, 2017 (KAMPALA) – South Sudan's former head of militarily intelligence General Paul Mach has denied meeting rebel groups in Uganda, dispelling reports he intends to rebel against government.
Last week, unconfirmed reports indicated that Mach groups in the Ugandan capital, Kampala, saying such reports were “fabricated”. “I am stating categorically that I am not aware of such a meeting, nor involved in it. It is a constructed lie peddled by those seeking to further their agenda by (...)

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South Sudan lawmakers pass labour regulations

November 14, 2017 (JUBA) – South Sudan's Transitional parliament on Tuesday passed a labour bill seeking to protect rights of workers in the country.
The long-awaited bill passed by the country's lawmakers also gives guidelines pertaining the employment of foreigners in South Sudan.
The undersecretary for labour and industrial relations in the ministry of labour, Mary Hilary Wani was quoted saying government had, in the past, faced numerous difficulties in enforcing labour regulations,
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S. Sudan president to take different path to end civil war

November 14, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudan President Salva Kiir has pledged to take a different path to end the ongoing war, saying recommendations of the national dialogue process will guide the future of the new nation.
“There is suffering, yes I know. Our people are strong hearted, you know that. But there are people who are using them as a tool for personal interest. This must be changed and I will take a different path to end the war and make our people return home,” said Kiir.
The South (...)

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S. Sudan Supreme Court judge resigns over “interference”

November 14, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudan's Supreme Court judge, Justice Kukurlopita Marino Pitia has resigned over “lack of judicial independence”.
In a 14 November letter to President Salva Kiir, Pitia also cited lack of independence of judges and justices, security of tenure of the office of the judges and justice, lack of financial independence of the judiciary and poor administration of the judiciary, among others.
"I Kukurlopita Marino Pitia, Justice of the Supreme Court of the judiciary (...)

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UN welcomes S. Sudan’s directive on humanitarian access

November 13, 2017 (JUBA) - A United Nations official has welcomed South Sudan's decision to allow free, unimpeded and unhindered movement of humanitarian organizations in the country.
Alain Noudehou, the UN humanitarian coordinator, said ensuring unhindered humanitarian access is essential for saving lives of those in need of aid.
"South Sudan's humanitarian partners appreciate the step that President Kiir has taken to ensure the free movement of supplies and personnel, particularly at a (...)

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South Sudan not using food as weapon of war, says official

November 13, 2017 (JUBA) – South Sudan on Monday dismissed a United Nations report, which claimed is government was deliberately using food as a weapon of war to starve thousands of its population.
A confidential report from UN monitors presented to the Security Council blamed South Sudan government for allegedly blocking life-saving aid in some areas, causing sufferings to the displaced people.
The UN report faults President Salva Kiir's government for food insecurity situation in a nation (...)

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Sudan, S. Sudan border commission to meet next week

November 13, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan's Technical Committee for Border Demarcation (TCBD) has said the Joint Border Commission (JBC) between Sudan and South Sudan would meet next week in Khartoum.
The semi-official Sudan Media Center (SMC) has quoted the TCBD chairman and Co-chair of the JBC Abdalla al-Sadiq as saying the meeting will discuss ways to accelerate border demarcation process between the two countries.
He pointed out that the JBC has made great progress in its work during the (...)

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