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Sacked South Sudan Army Chief Denies Rebel Links on Return to Juba

Sacked South Sudanese army chief Paul Malong, returned to the capital Juba on Saturday claiming he had been asked to return by the authorities and insisting that he’d never had any intention of rebelling. “If I want to rebel I can rebel here (in Juba)… If I was about to fight

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New Army Chief Ajongo: We will Try to Pacify South Sudan

The newly appointed Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) Chief of General Staff Gen James Ajonga has promised to attempt and stabilise South Sudan, the world’s youngest nation. Gen Ajonga was appointed Tuesday night in a decree that saw President Salva Kiir show Gen Paul Malong Awan the exit door. Ajonga says he

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President Kiir Speaks Out on Gen Malong’s sacking, Guarantees His Security

Three days after President Salva Kiir relieved Chief of General Staff of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA), Gen Paul Malong Awan, the president has issued a statement assuring the sacked general of his security. On Tuesday, President Kiir replaced Gen Malong with Gen James Ajongo Mawut. Malong then left Juba for

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Museveni to Mediate South Sudan’s Kiir-Machar Talks

Uganda’s president Yoweri Museveni has revealed that South Sudan leader Salvar Kiir has allowed him to be the mediator in the talks to bring sanity to the world’s youngest nation that has been embroiled in blood-letting conflict since 2013. Museveni told Antonio Guterres the sidelines of the International Conference on Somalia

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South Sudan Vice President’s Convoy Attacked

The convoy of South Sudan's Vice-President Taban Deng Gai has been attacked, according to Reuters news agency and local sources. The vice-president has not been hurt, Information Minister Jacob Akech Deng told Reuters. Local media reports indicate that it was the advance security convoy of the vice-president that was hit while travelling

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Khartoum Warns Juba against Supporting Rebels

Sudan on Monday warned South Sudan to cease its support of rebel groups at war with Khartoum, accusing its president of meeting with rebels last week in a rare public statement from Khartoum's intelligence agency. Sudan regularly accuses its neighbour of backing insurgents in the Darfur, Blue Nile and South Kordofan

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Museveni, South Sudan Vice President Discuss Peace, Infrastructure

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni and South Sudan First Vice President Taban Deng Gai on Tuesday held a meeting at at Kityerela Presidential Farm in Mayuge District. A statement the president issued on his social media pages read in part: “We held a long discussion on shared areas of transport, electricity and

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