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American Journalist Killed in South Sudan

A 26-year-old American freelance journalist was Saturday shot dead while covering a battle between the South Sudan government forces and armed opposition fighters. Christopher Allen was killed during the battle in the town of Kaya, near the Uganda-Congo border. In the heavy fighting, reports indicate, 16 rebels were also killed. Allen was reportedly

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PHOTOS: Machar Rebels’ Life After Fleeing Pagak Town

Following government attack on Machar rebel stronghold town of Pagak, there have been different reports with both government and armed opposition fighters claiming to be in control of the town. The Tower Post cannot independently confirm which SPLA faction is in control although its known that Machar rebels fled the town

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Kiir Orders S. Sudan Army, Police Not to Cooperate With Regional Forces

South Sudan Head of State Salva Kiir has ordered the army, police and other security organs in the country to not at any instance cooperate with the deployed regional forces. Kiir argues that actions of the regional force could end up undermining the sovereignty of Africa’s youngest nation. “Whatever they want to

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Why South Sudan Gov’t Grounded All UN Planes

Government in South Sudan has suspended all flights by United Nations planes across the country, accusing the international body of deviating from the right procedure of application for flights. Information Minister Michaell Makuei Lueth confirmed the development saying the flights were suspended because the Regional Protection Force (RPF) decided to move

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President Kiir’s Office is S. Sudan’s Big Spender – Report

President Salva Kiir’s office is top on the list of government agencies that havehiglhy inflated their budgets, an observation report tabled before parliament this week indicates. According to the report, the president’s office was given a budgetary allocation of 1.3 billion ended up making an overturn of 3.2 billion. Doctor David Mayo,

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Fear as Machar Rebels Warn Civilians Living in Gov’t Army Barracks to Vacate

The deputy chief of staff of the Sudanese People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) allied to former first Vice President Dr. Riek Machar has advised civilians living with in government army barracks o relocate. Lt. Gen James Koang Chuol said these civilians mainluy children and women risk being caught up in fire if

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