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Army Reported to Be Leaving Juba

[Ethiopia Government] The South Sudan army is moving forces out of Juba in accordance with the IGAD-Plus Peace Agreement, according to the Commander of the Presidential Guard, Major General Marial Chanuong Yol Mangok. General Mangok told reporters on T...

U.S Special Operations in fresh hunt for LRA leader Kony

U.S. Special Operations forces have opened a new front in their hunt for the Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony, moving closer to his suspected hideout in a lawless enclave straddling Sudan and South Sudan, according to military officials and others familiar ...

U.S Special Operations in fresh hunt for LRA leader Kony

U.S. Special Operations forces have opened a new front in their hunt for the Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony, moving closer to his suspected hideout in a lawless enclave straddling Sudan and South Sudan, according to military officials and others familiar ...

UN calls on peace partners in South Sudan to allow access to vulnerable populations

September 29, 2015 (NEW YORK) - United Nations (UN) has called on president Salva Kiir's government and armed opposition faction led by the first vice-president designate, Riek Machar, to allow its agencies operating in the country to reach all areas affected by the 21-month long conflict.
We are also worried about lacking access to the whole country. We need very much to reach all areas. The humanitarian situation is extremely dire. And there are also serious human rights violations going (...)

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SPLM/A In Opposition,
Humanitarian,
UN - United Nations,
Salva Kiir Mayardit,
Riek Machar Teny | Riak Machar Teny

S. Sudan’s armed opposition set up youth office in Kampala

September 29, 2015 (KAMPALA) - A delegation of five members from South Sudan's armed opposition youth committee, allied to South have established an office in Kampala to update South Sudanese students in Uganda on the peace implementation.
Steve Gatluak, the deputy secretary general for opposition's national youth committee said their mission was to update youth in Kampala on the peace deal.
He said they intend to organise the SPLM youth league leadership in Uganda chapter, ahead of (...)

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Children & Youth,
SPLM/A In Opposition

UN food body calls for $6 million to avert rainfall shortage in Sudan

September 29, 2015 (KHARTOUM) - The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) urged donor countries Tuesday to provide USD 6 million to help rural families to prevent potential rainfall shortages in west and south-west Sudan.
A recent assessment conducted by the FAO found there is a high risk of crop failures and low production for harvest period next year due to the below -average rainfall in the country particularity in Darfur region, South and West Kordofan states
The (...)

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Drought,
South Kordofan State,
West Kordofan State,
Darfur

AUPSC urges full implementation of South Sudan’s peace agreement

September 29, 2015 (NEW YORK) – African Union Peace and Security Council (AUPSC) in its 547th meeting in New York at the level of heads of state and government has commended the warring parties in South Sudan for signing the peace agreement to end the 21-month long civil war and urged them to fully implement it. In a communique released after their 26 September summit on the sideline of the United Nations General Assembly's high level meeting on South Sudan, the African continental body (...)

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South Sudan peace process

Eritrean government demands lifting of UN sanctions

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle
September 29, 2015 (ADDIS ABABA) –The Eritrea government has once again stepped up the push for lifting of United Nations sanctions imposed on to the nation since 2009.
At the ongoing UN General Assembly meeting in New York, the Eritrean minister of foreign affairs, Osman Saleh, said the sanctions were politically-motivated, unjust and would have negative implications on the socio-economic welfare of the population.
“The sanctions must be immediately and (...)

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Eritrea,
UNSC - United Nations Security Council

Sudan signs agreement with Saudi Arabia to finance imports

September 29, 2015 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese government and the Saudi Fund for Development (SFD) signed two agreements on Tuesday to finance imports of petroleum products worth $100 million and fertilizers for $71 million.
The Sudanese capital Khartoum and other cities have witnessed several fuel shortages in recent years especially in gasoline which affects public transportation and the agricultural season in a number of states.
The agreement was signed from the Sudanese side by finance (...)

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Saudi Arabia

Chadian president to meet with Sudanese officials and Darfur rebels on Wednesday

September 29, (KHARTOUM) - Chadian president Idris Deby will meet on Wednesday with a Sudanese presidential delegation and members from Darfur rebel groups to convince the latter to join the national dialogue, Sudan Tribune has learned.
A well placed source told Sudan Tribune that Sudan's presidential assistant Ibrahim Mahmoud Hamid, minister of cabinet affairs Ahmed Saad Omer and minister of health Bahar Idris Abu Garda will fly to N'djamena tomorrow.
The same source disclosed that (...)

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Chad

South Sudan rival forces trade accusations over fresh clashes in Unity state

September 29, 2015 (JUBA) - South Sudanese rival forces have traded accusations over renewed fighting in Unity and Upper Nile states despite ongoing United Nations summit in New York in support of implementing the peace agreement signed in August by the parties to the 21-month long conflict.
The clashes occurred just hours leading to the meeting due to be addressed by the president Salva Kiir and his main political rival and former vice president, Riek Machar, in New York.
Presidential (...)

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Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA),
SPLM/A In Opposition,
Upper Nile State,
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Sudan reiterates readiness to send ground troops to Yemen

September 29, 2015 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese government has renewed its readiness to send troops to Yemen in support of the legitimate government there.
Sudan made the largely symbolic move last March of joining the Saudi-led military coalition against Houthi rebels who are accused by Riyadh of being a proxy to Iran in the region.
At the time it was reported that four Sudanese fighter jets were dispatched to Saudi Arabia during the airstrikes launched by the alliance in Yemen which is (...)

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Yemen

S. Sudan VP, senior US officials discuss peace agreement

September 28, 2015 (NEW YORK) - South Sudan's vice president, James Wani Igga held a "fruitful" meeting with United States officials Sunday in New York, his spokesperson said.
Discussions, according to David Mayen, mainly focused on South Sudan's recent peace deal signed between the armed opposition, government and the other political entities.
The vice president, Mayen said, held talks with US special envoy to Sudan and South Sudan, Donald Booth and Thomas Shannon, Counselor at the US (...)

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United States (US),
South Sudan,
Diplomacy - International Relations

S. Sudan against deployment of peacekeepers without Juba’s approval

September 28, 2015 (JUBA) – South Sudan does not support the move to increase the numbers of United Nations troops in the young nation, the foreign affairs spokesperson said, a day after Britain hinted on deploying 370 soldiers to the war-torn country.
Mawien Makol Arik, the South Sudanese foreign affairs ministry official, said government should fully be involved in negotiations for the deployment of extra peacekeepers in the country.
“We are not for the increment of the troops of the UN (...)

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United Kingdom (UK) / Great Britain (GB),
Diplomacy - International Relations,
UN - United Nations

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