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Machar Rebels: South Sudan Gov’t Army Targeting Civilians

South Sudan rebels under the leadership of the country’s former First Vice President, Riek Machar have accused government forces of allegedly targeting civilians in rebel-held areas in violation of a unilateral ceasefire President Salva Kiir declared in May. In a statement, the rebel spokesperson Brig. General William Gatjiath Deng accused President

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Crisis as 20,000 Machar Fighters Defect to New Rebel Group

At least 20,000 rebel troops loyal to South Sudan’s Former First Vice-President, Riek Machar have allegedly declared allegiance to the National Salvation Front (NAS), led by ex-South Sudan army’s deputy chief of logistics, Gen. Cirilo Swaka. In a statement, Lt. Gen. John Kenyi Loburon, the overall commander of the Central Equatoria

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South Sudan Factions Sign Reconciliation Agreement

Various Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) factions have signed the Entebbe Declaration to operationalize the Arusha Agreement on the reunification of the SPLM. The declaration was signed yesterday (Thursday) at State House Entebbe witnessed by President Yoweri Museveni. In furtherance of the objectives of the SPLM reconciliation and unity, the factions have

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How South Sudan Scandal Led to Resignation of Japan Defence Minister

Japan’s Defence Minister, Tomomi Inada announced on Friday that she had tendered her resignation after a scandal broke out over a cover-up of reports on Japan’s peacekeeping mission troops in South Sudan. According to Sputnik International, Inada said investigations into the hush-up of mission logs found that Japan’s defence ministry had

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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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Ugandan War Planes Attacked Our Base in Upper Nile State – Machar Rebels

South Sudan rebels loyal to former First Vice President Dr. Riek Machar have accused the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) of carrying out air strikes on their base in Upper Nile state. The claim was made by rebel spokesperson Brig. Gen. William Gatjiath Deng who said two heavily armed Ugandan gunships

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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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