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Internationally Blacklisted General Named South Sudan Deputy Defense Minister

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir has appointed a new deputy defense minister who is under international sanctions for his role in undermining peace in the country. Kiir announced the appointment of General Malek Reuben Riak as his new deputy minister of defense in a decree read out on state TV on

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Machar Sets Stringent Conditions for Him to Attend Peace Celebration in Juba

South Sudan’s opposition leader, Riek Machar, has set conditions for his return to the capital Juba to attend peace celebrations, a senior opposition official said. On Saturday, President Salva Kiir invited Riek Machar to attend peace celebrations in Juba. Manawa Peter Gatkuoth, the deputy head of the SPLM-IO committee for information, told

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Tanzania’s MV Nyerere Ferry Capsizes on Lake Victoria, Dozens Feared Dead

At least 42 people have died after a ferry carrying hundreds of people capsized on Lake Victoria, Tanzania. One official told the Reuters news agency the number who drowned could be more than 200. Rescue efforts have been halted until dawn on Friday. The MV Nyerere ferry overturned near the shore between

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“Be Ahead of Criminals” – Minister Jeje Odongo Urges Regional Police Chiefs

Ugandan Minister of Internal Affairs, Gen. JeJe Odongo has advised Regional Police Chiefs to always be ahead of criminals if they are to reduce crime. This was during the opening ceremony of the Council of Ministers’ meeting at Khartoum, Sudan on Thursday (13th September, 2018) “Crime is like a living organism; it’s

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Museveni Witnesses Signing of South Sudan Peace Agreement

President Yoweri Museveni has witnessed the signing of the last revitalized peace agreement between warring factions in South Sudan at a ceremony held under the auspices of the regional political bloc, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development, IGAD in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. The President witnessed the signing at the 33rd Extra

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S. Sudan: Gov’t Forces, Machar Rebels Clash in Northern Liech State

Government troops and opposition forces loyal to rebel leader Rieck Machar clashed on Monday in Kuergeng County of Northern Liech State, despite a ceasefire agreement signed between the warring parties in Khartoum and on-going peace talks. Both parties have accused the other of starting the attack. In a public statement on Monday

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Fresh Clashes Erupt in South Sudan Amid Peace Deal Completion

South Sudan’s main rebel group (SPLM-IO) say they recaptured from government troops two areas ofYei River state. “This morning, our gallant forces under a joint command of Brig. Gen. Emmanuel Lemi Lo Mukaya, Col. Samuel Gai and Col. Noel Lomeri launched a coordinated counter-attack after the SPLA captured Jamara and Kupera

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