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Riek Machar Refuses to Meet South Sudan Dialogue Committee

Former South Sudan Vice President Dr Riek Machar has for the second time rejected a request by the National Dialogue Steering Committee to meet him in South Africa. South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa had accepted the task trying to talk to Machar to meet the steering committee. But the committee has

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Machar Rebels Open Doors for All Defectors to Return

South Sudanese rebels loyal to former first Vice President, Dr. Riek Machar have said doors are open to those who opted to defect because of either administrative problems or personal grievances to return and freely rejoin the armed opposition struggle. The development followed the surprise return of Maj. General Saki Palaoko,

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Bloodbath as Gov’t Forces, Machar Rebels Attack Taban Deng’s Army Base

Rival forces in South Sudan conflict have resumed clashes in Bieh state after armed opposition loyal to the former first vice president Dr. Riek Machar captured a county commissioner together with several other officials. Pro-government opposition faction under the first vice president Taban Deng Gai issued a statement on Sunday saying

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‘Salva Kiir Using National Dialogue to Cover Up His War Crimes’

A South Sudanese opposition leader has said President Salva Kiir is not qualified to lead a national dialogue but just using the move to cover up his war crimes. South Sudan’s opposition National Democratic Movement (NDM) party leader Lam Akol added that Salva Kiir’s dialogue would not help pacify the world’s

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Salva Kiir Blames South Sudan Refugee Crisis on Social Media

South Sudan President, Salva Kiir has blamed the grown number of people who fled the country as refugees on social media and hate media. Kiir says the millions of civilians who left Africa’s youngest nation were driven by propaganda manned by those conspiring against his government through social media. “The people who

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Machar Appoints Gov’t Defector as AU Representative

South Sudan’s rebel leader, Dr. Riek Machar has appointed Brig. Gen Gai Chatim Puoch as the rebel movement’s representative to the African Union (AU). “Pursuant to the resolution of the SPLM Political Bureau September 23, 2016, and SPLM (IO) constitution, I, Riek Machar Teny-Dhurgon, Chairman and Commander –In-Chief, SPLM/SPLA (IO), do

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Losing Pagak is Not the End of Our Rebellion – Machar Rebels

South Sudanese armed opposition fighters loyal to former First Vice President Dr. Riek Machar have said that government recapture of their stronghold town of Pagak didn’t mean the end of their rebellion. The remarks were made by the rebel deputy chief of staff, Lt. Gen James Koang Chuol while speaking exclusively

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Five Killed, 13 Injured in Bus Ambush on Uganda-South Sudan Highway

At least five people have been confirmed dead after an attack on a bus along the Juba Nimule highway on Wednesday. The highway connects Uganda and war ravaged South Sudan. According to South Sudan Police, the incident occurred about 54 kilometers from Uganda’s border with South Sudan. None of South Sudan’s armed groups

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