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Salva Kiir Eala Nominees Withdrawn after Regional Parliament Rejected Them

South Sudan’s parliament has withdrawn its nominees for the regional East African Legislative Assembly (Eala). The nine nominees – Gai Dheng Nhial, Joseph Okelle, Ann Itto, Gabriel Garang, Gabriel Alaak Garang, Thomas Duoth, Gedion Gatpan Thoan, Isaa Aiz Justin and Elias Adil – were rejected due to irregularities in their nomination. President

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49 South Sudanese Health Workers Passed Out in Uganda

The first batch of 49 health workers from South Sudan has completed diploma courses in Kampala, Uganda. The batch, which comprised of clinical officers, registered nurses and midwives, completed three years of training at Mengo hospital in Kampala. The graduates from International Christian Medical and Dental National (ICMDN) Institute of Health Sciences

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PHOTOS: Rebel Group Starts in Sacked Army Chief Malong’s State

A new rebel group has emerged in war-torn South Sudan’s Trouble in South Sudan, further complicating attempts to resolve the conflict in the world’s youngest nation. The rebel group named South Sudan Patriotic Army (SSPA) has set its base in the Northern Bahr el Ghazal State. SSPA is being commanded by Lt

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Taban Deng’s SPLA-IO Faction Gets Official Spokesperson

South Sudan’s armed opposition faction (SPLM-IO) loyal to First Vice-President, Taban Deng Gai has appointed Agel Riing Machar as the movement’s official spokesperson. A former rebel-appointed governor of Warrap state prior to the signing of the 2015 peace deal, Agel fled the South Sudan capital, Juba for Kenya in July last

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Is the South Sudan National Dialogue a Cover up for ‘Genocide’?

A South Sudanese political group has branded the national dialogue initiative, which was recently launched by South Sudan President Salva Kiir as a “sham” and “cover” up for the genocide allegedly taking place in the country. In a statement, South Sudan National Movement for Change (SSNMC) urged the global community to

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Riek Machar’s Rebels Capture Upper Nile’s Kuek Town, Seize National Army Weapons

Rebels of sacked vice president Riek Machar of the SPLA-IO have seized Kuek Town of Upper Nile after engaging government soldiers for over 30 hours, the rebel movement military spokesperson Brig Gen William Gatjiath Deng says. According to Brig Gen Deng, government forces had provoked a war by launching an attack

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Machar’s Rebels Claim Responsibility for Deadly Juba-Nimule Road Ambush

South Sudan's rebels allied to sacked First Vice President Riek Macha’s SPLA-IO faction say they carried out the Thursday ambush on a convoy of government and military vehicles along the Juba-Nimule. Yesterday’s attack claimed 14 and left scores wounded, South Sudan police spokesman Daniel Justin Boulogne said Thursday. But according to SPLA-IO

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