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Riek Machar’s ex-spokesman Appears in Court Over ‘Unclear Charges’

South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar’s former spokesman James Gatdek Dak appeared in court in the capital Juba, nearly 10 months after being deported from Kenya to the capital Juba where he was immediately detained by security officials. Just before his deportation to Juba in November last year, Gatdet had expressed

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Machar Rebels Speak Out on Attempted Abduction of their Spokesperson in Uganda

South Sudan armed opposition faction (SPLM-IO) allied to South Sudan’s former first vice president Riek Machar has condemned a foiled attempt to kidnap one of their officials from the Ugandan capital, Kampala last week. Unknown armed men briefly abducted South Sudan rebel spokesman, Paul Lam Gabriel in Uganda, but was released

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S. Sudan Rebels Weigh-in on Gov’t, UN Standoff

The Government of South Sudan should undertake measures to allow the free movement of all United Nations staff, vehicles, and planes without any restrictions in all parts of South Sudan, an armed opposition official has remarked. “That immunity of all UN staff must be respected by the government,” Gen. Wesley Welebe

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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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Machar Rebel Spokesperson Abducted in Uganda

The spokesperson of South Sudan armed opposition loyal to former First Vice President Dr. Riek Machar was briefly abducted in Uganda before being rescued by the Police. The abductors, according to Sudanese news outlet Sudan Tribune, warned Paul Lam Gabriel to desist from talking to the media. Lam reportedly accused South Sudan

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Not All Rebels Will Get Positions in South Sudan Govt – Mediators

Participants in a high level meeting on the revitalization of the peace agreement have called on IGAD to convince armed groups to stop fighting and take part in the forum. The revitalization forum, which is expected to take place next month, was proposed to discuss full implementation of the Peace Agreement

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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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All Set for Re-integration of ex-Machar Rebels into National Army

The re-integration of former rebels loyal to South Sudan’s former First Vice President, Riek Machar into the national army (SPLA) starts soon, spokesperson Brig. General, Lul Ruai Koang said. The army official disclosed this on Sunday following the visit of senior military officials to the state. The delegation was in the

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