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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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Museveni Meets Warring SPLM Factions Amid Calls for Re-unification

President Yoweri Museveni has met and held a meeting at State House, Entebbe, with the 3 Sudanese People’s Liberation Movement {SPLM} factions, SPLM in Government, SPLM in Opposition and former detainees. According to the communique arising from a mediation meeting of SPLM South Sudan factions chaired yesterday by President Museveni, the

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Riek Machar’s Return to Juba is Unacceptable – Gov’t

South Sudan Information minister Michael Makuei has said rebel leader Riek Machar’s return to the capital Juba to participate in the national dialogue is unacceptable. Minister Makuei’s words confirm government’s resolve to lock out former vice president Riek Machar from the dialogue. During the launch of the national dialogue earlier in the

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Riek Machar Rebels: Kiir’s ‘one-sided’ National Dialogue Will Worsen Situation

South Sudan’s rebels have responded to statements made by President Salva Kiir during the launch of the national dialogue on Monday. During the launch of dailogueat Freedom Hall in Juba, President Kiir was categorical: “Everybody is welcome to participate in the national dialogue except Riek Machar, because if he comes he

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Museveni Advises Kiir on Ridding South Sudan Army of “Wrong Elements”

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has told South Sudan’s Salva Kiir not to tolerate impunity within the army, recommending tough measures for disciplining officers. Museveni on Monday attended the launch of South Sudan national dialogue in Juba. “Tolerating impunity, that is another big danger. When people make mistakes like killing, rape, and defilement

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