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Tension as South Sudan Gov’t Forces Surround Machar Rebel Headquarters

The South Sudanese army (SPLA) in collaboration with the armed opposition faction fighters in the coalition government have reportedly laid a siege around the headquarters of rebels loyal to former First Vice-President, Riek Machar. A senior government military officer said pro-government forces have laid a siege around the stronghold of troops

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Salva Kiir: War, Oil Prices Sinking South Sudan Economy

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir delivered his state of the nation address in commemoration of the country’s independence. The world’s youngest nation, South Sudan government was unable to conduct her 6th independence anniversary due to lack of funds. Salva Kiir blamed the economic situation on oil prices and the war has dogged

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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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FRAGILE: Salva Kiir, ex-SPLM Detainees Disagreement over Sacked Minister Threatens Peace, Unity Govt

A row between a faction loyal to President Salva Kiir and former former SPLM detainees over sacked foreign affair ministers has exacerbated, leaving peace and unity in the world’s youngest nation hanging on a thread. Some 11 months since the sacking of Cirino Hiteng in July last after he allegedly attended

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We Granted Safe Passage to UPDF Soldiers – Machar Rebels

South Sudanese rebels allied to the country’s former First Vice-President, Riek Machar say they provided safe passage for Uganda soldiers who returned from their mission in the Central African Republic (CAR) via Kaya on South Sudan’s border with Uganda. The deputy spokesperson for the armed opposition, Col. Paul Lam dismissed reports

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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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