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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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South Sudan Gov’t Recruiting Refugees in Uganda – Machar Rebels

South Sudan’s armed opposition forces loyal to the former First Vice-President Riek Machar claimed the Juba government has allegedly started recruiting civilians and students living in refugee settlement camps in northern Uganda. The deputy spokesperson for the armed opposition faction, Lam Paul claimed an official from the prime minister’s office intercepted

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Football Can Re-Unite South Sudan, Says SSFA President

The new president of South Sudan’s Football Association (SSFA) Francis Amin believes the renowned sport of football can unite the war-ravaged East African nation. Amin made the remarks while speaking to BBC in an interview. He was elected the new president of the South Sudan Football Association (SSFA) on 15 June, beating

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Machar Rebels Speak Out on Defection of Army General

South Sudan armed opposition allied to the former First Vice-President Riek Machar has downplayed reports claiming the defection of Brigadier Gen. David Okot to Juba faction. Col. Lam Paul, the deputy rebel spokesperson said the defected general had actually some issue with his command and preferred to join the SPLM-IO faction

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Machar Confirms ‘Participation’ in S. Sudan National Dialogue, Hints on Expectations

South Sudan rebel leader, Dr. Riek Machar says he accepts the national dialogue committee’s request to be consulted on the process, but says it should pave way for negotiations to end the conflict. The co-chair of the country’s national dialogue, Abel Alier on Friday said he sent a written request to

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