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S. Sudan Pro-Gov’t Activists Petition Kiir to Fire Foreign Minister Deng Kuol

A group of twenty members South Sudanese pro-government supporters has written a petition letter asking President Salva Kiir to remove from office foreign minister Deng Alor Kuol, claiming the latter was advancing regime change views. The group, according to the letter extended, said that minister Kuol was the source of the

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Govt Officials Encouraging Continual Conflict in South Sudan – UN

South Sudan's government bears "primary responsibility" for incessant violence in the country, according to a new United Nations report that also criticises East African and US mediation efforts.   A UN Panel of Experts presented the starkly negative assessment in an update on the South Sudan conflict issued on Thursday. The five-member panel

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Riek Machar’s Spokesman Dies in Khartoum

  Lam Kuei Lam, the official spokesman for South Sudan’s rebel leader Riek Machar who was also a brilliant young journalist, has died suddenly in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum. Mr Kuei was pronounced dead on Saturday evening by members of the opposition faction allied to former Vice-President Riek Machar, but the cause

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South Sudan Soldiers Beat Up UN Commander

South Sudanese forces stopped a UN peacekeeping convoy at gunpoint and beat the unit's commander in the latest clash with peacekeepers in the war-wracked African country, a report obtained by AFP on Thursday said. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told the Security Council that South Sudan's defence minister had apologized for the

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Riek Machar Refuses to Meet South Sudan Dialogue Committee

Former South Sudan Vice President Dr Riek Machar has for the second time rejected a request by the National Dialogue Steering Committee to meet him in South Africa. South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa had accepted the task trying to talk to Machar to meet the steering committee. But the committee has

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Kiir Commends Museveni as Uganda, South Sudan Army Propose Joint Training

South Sudanese President Salva Kiir has lauded President Yoweri Museveni for the continued support accorded to the war-ravaged, youngest nation on the continent. Kiir, in a message delivered to Museveni by South Sudanese army chief of general staff, General James Ajonga Mawut commended Museveni for the solidarity he has shown for

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Machar Rebels Open Doors for All Defectors to Return

South Sudanese rebels loyal to former first Vice President, Dr. Riek Machar have said doors are open to those who opted to defect because of either administrative problems or personal grievances to return and freely rejoin the armed opposition struggle. The development followed the surprise return of Maj. General Saki Palaoko,

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