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Ray of Hope as S. Sudan Rebel Faction, Government Sign Peace Pact

A South Sudanese rebel faction base in the country’s newly-created Yei River state country on Sunday signed a peace agreement with the government to end months of fighting. The accord was signed by Brig. Gen. Hillary Edson Yakani on behalf of Sudan People’s Liberation Army-In-Opposition (SPLA IO) while Maj. Gen. Marshal

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South Sudan: Ending War Precedes Dialogue, SPLM Reunification – Former Detainees

The former South Sudanese political detainees have issued a statement stating that ending the war in the country should be the priority before to hold a national dialogue or to discuss the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM)’s reunification. "We note with dismay that the current war which resumed in earnest in

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Panic as Machar’s Top Body Guards Defect

The Sudan People’s Liberation Movement - In Opposition ’SPLM-IO Saturday has confirmed the defection to the current First Vice President Taban Deng Gai of two security officers tasked with the protection of the former South Sudanese First Vice President Riek Machar. In a statement released on Friday, the SPLM-IO led by

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Garang Widow Tells South Sudan Soldiers to Abandon President Kiir

Rebecca Garang Nyandeng, the widow of South Sudan liberation hero John Garang, has appealed to soldiers to desert is calling on government soldiers to forsake President Salva Kiir. Rebecca Nyandeng told VOA's South Sudan in Focus the country's internal conflict benefits mainly the president, who she said is amassing wealth while

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Rwandan General Takes Over as South Sudan UN Force Commander

The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has a new force commander, nearly a year after the previous one was sacked for failure to control the situation when violence broke out in the capital, Juba. The arrival of Rwanda’s Lt. General Frank Mushyo Kamanzi was announced by the head of

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