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South Sudan Rebels Speak Out on Machar Replacement Reports

South Sudan’s armed opposition faction’s (SPLM-IO) head of information and public relations, Mabior Garang has dismissed claims that the rebels were lobbying to have former First Vice-President, Riek Machar replaced. Mabior Garang, in a statement issued on Wednesday, denied the claim and accused South Sudanese government officials of allegedly generating what

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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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Riek Machar Rebels Blamed for Deadly Raid That Killed Over 25 People

Fighters loyal to an exiled former deputy president in South Sudan have attacked government forces in Unity state, leading to the deaths of 25 people including civilians, according to officials. Unity is home to oil fields that have been abandoned due to fighting. The clash between Riek Machar's loyalists and government forces

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American Journalist Killed in South Sudan

A 26-year-old American freelance journalist was Saturday shot dead while covering a battle between the South Sudan government forces and armed opposition fighters. Christopher Allen was killed during the battle in the town of Kaya, near the Uganda-Congo border. In the heavy fighting, reports indicate, 16 rebels were also killed. Allen was reportedly

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Machar Rebels: South Sudan Gov’t Army Targeting Civilians

South Sudan rebels under the leadership of the country’s former First Vice President, Riek Machar have accused government forces of allegedly targeting civilians in rebel-held areas in violation of a unilateral ceasefire President Salva Kiir declared in May. In a statement, the rebel spokesperson Brig. General William Gatjiath Deng accused President

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Ugandan War Planes Attacked Our Base in Upper Nile State – Machar Rebels

South Sudan rebels loyal to former First Vice President Dr. Riek Machar have accused the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) of carrying out air strikes on their base in Upper Nile state. The claim was made by rebel spokesperson Brig. Gen. William Gatjiath Deng who said two heavily armed Ugandan gunships

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