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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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Gov’t Using National Dialogue to Consolidate Power While Committing Genocide – S. Sudan Rebel Leader

The leader of National Salvation Front (NAS) rebels, Gen. Thomas Cirilo Swaka has said that the South Sudan government is using the dialogue to consolidate power while committing genocide against the people with impunity. Gen. Swaka made the remarks in a statement explaining his decision to turn down a request to

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Kiir’s State of Emergency Aims to Deter Gen Malong Supporters from Joining Armed Opposition – Observers

Observers in war-ravaged South Sudan have interpreted President Salva Kiir’s order for a state of emergency as an attempt to deter supporters of the former chief of staff Paul Malong Awan from resorting to armed opposition in protest over the manner in which he was treated. Kiir earlier this week declared

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Machar Rebels Speak Out on Alleged Siege of their Headquarters by Gov’t Forces

South Sudan rebel faction led by former First Vice President, Dr. Riek Machar has broken the silence on the alleged barricade on their headquarters by pro-government forces. On Sunday, the SPLA IG army together with some pro-government opposition forces claimed they had barricaded Machar rebel headquarters. But in a Monday July 17

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Rebel Leader Machar Appoints Governors for S. Sudan New States

South Sudanese rebel leader, Dr. Riek Machar has appointed governors for the country’s new states of Northern Bahr el Ghazal, Lol and Gbudue. Machar announced the appointments in a letter on Friday July 14th. “Pursuant to the resolution of the SPLM-IO Political Bureau September 23, 2016, I Riek Machar Teny-Dhurgon, Chairman and

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