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Kiir Declares Ceasefire But Vows to Crush Rebels if They Attack

South Sudan President Salva Kiir has declared a unilateral ceasefire with rebels to pave way for national dialogue and ease movement of humanitarian aid to famine-stricken areas. Kiir officiated at the launch of the national dialogue at Freedom Hall in Juba on Monday where a dialogue committee was sworn in. “I am

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Museveni in South Sudan as Kiir Swears-in Dialogue Steering Committee

President Yoweri Museveni is currently in the South Sudan Capital of Juba to witness the swearing in ceremony of the National Dialogue Steering Committee. The Committee which was appointed by South Sudanese President, Salvar Kiir early 2017 is mandated to ensure putting an end to the bloody civil war in Africa’s

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Kagame: I won’t stand for President Beyond 2024

Rwandan President Paul Kagame has said it is high time his Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF) thought beyond him, hinting at the likelihood of not standing for reelection beyond 2024. Rwanda goes to the polls in August and Kagame is highly expected to win another seven-year term. The revelation was made in an

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President Salva Kiir: Riek Machar is Not Welcome for Dialogue

South Sudan president Salva Kiir on has launched the long the national dialogue initiative at Freedom Hall in Juba, and witnessed the swearing in of the national dialogue steering committee. Acting Chief Justice Gatwech Lul administered the oath to the Steering Committee members at an event attended by Uganda’s President Yoweri

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President Kiir Reconciles with Sacked Army Chief Malong

A meeting between South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir and sacked former army chief of staff Gen Paul Malong has yieleded fruit after the duo agreed to work together. President Kiir recently replaced Gen Malong with Gen James Ajongo Mawut in a decree. Malong would then, together with senior army officers, leave the

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South Sudan, Somalia are World’s Most Fragile States – New Report

South Sudan is the most fragile nation in the world, the new fragile states index has revealed. Conducted by Fund for Peace, an independent research and educational organization, South Sudan is followed by Somalia, Central Africa Republic and Yemen of the 178 countries ranked. In the previous index, South Sudan, the world’s

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Riek Machar’s Wife Warns ‘Genocide is in Progress’, Rallies Diaspora, Donors for Aid

The wife of South Sudan’s sacked former vice president Riek Machar has told ABC’s Lateline Show that fully fledged genocide was ongoing in the world’s youngest nation. Angelina Teny, Machar’s wife, says she is in Australia to seek aid. , is in Australia lobbying the Government and the South Sudanese community here

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Riek Machar’s Rebels Briefly Capture Yei River State’s Korgulu Area

SPLA-IO rebels on Tuesday exchanged fire with government troops and briefly captured Korgulu area in Yei River State after. The rebels are loyal to sacked clashes First Vice President Riek Machar. Yei River State governor David Moses Lokonga told reporters on Tuesday that six government soldiers had sustained injuries. Lokonga added that the

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UN Security Council Extends Abyei Force Mandate

The UN Security Council members have resolved to extend the mandate of on United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) for six more months. The council, comprising 15 members, on Monday unanimously agreed to extend UNISFA’s mandate up until November 15. Oil-rich Abyei has been a centre of dispute between Sudan

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Renegade Maj Gen Dau Aturjong Reinstated into South Sudan Military Service

South Sudan president Salva Kiir has reinstated his key opponent’s former ally into the national army, South Sudan Defence Forces (SSDF). President Kiir reinstated Maj Gen Dau Aturjong in a decree read out on state-owned SSBC TV on Monday. In 2014, Aturjong deserted the then SPLA army; months after a war broke

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