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16 Killed as Machar Rebels, Gov’t Troops Clash in Northern Liech State

Opposition forces loyal to rebel leader Riek Machar say they clashed with government soldiers today on Wednesday in different parts of Northern Liech State including Guit, Koch and Thar Jath areas. Northern Liech State government officials also confirmed clashes in some areas but denied that there are clashes in Thar Jath

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Machar Rebels Capture Two Areas Around Bentiu, Gov’t Speaks Out

Opposition forces loyal to rebel leader Riek Machar claim they captured Nhialdiu, Boau and Tharkan areas around Bentiu in Northern Liech State this morning after government troops attacked their defensive positions, a claim the government denies. SPLA-IO deputy spokesman Lam Paul Gabriel reportedly told Radio Tamazuj on Monday that their forces

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Four Soldiers Injured as Machar Rebels Attack Gov’t Vehicle Near Bentiu

Atleast four government soldiers were injured in clashes between opposition forces loyal to rebel leader Riek Machar and government forces near Bentiu on Thursday morning. South Sudan Information minister Lam Tungwar reportedly told Radio Tamazuj on Friday that no deaths have been reported from the clashes. He accused opposition forces of

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S. Sudan Gov’t Planning to Kidnap Refugees in Uganda – Machar Rebels

South Sudan rebels allied to the country’s former First Vice- President Riek Machar claimed that the South Sudanese government was planning to kidnap and track down refugees in Ugandan resettlement camps and Kampala town. Lam Paul Gabriel SPLA-IO deputy spokesperson told news outlet, Sudan Tribune that they got intelligence that the

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Is South Sudan Shifting its Peace Talks from Ethiopia?

South Sudanese Ambassador to Ethiopia James P. Morgan has dismissed reports claiming that his government want to change the venue of the peace revitalization process to another country. Information Minister Michael Makuei Lueth and the South Sudanese government chief negotiator Nhial Deng Nhial last week stated they want the IGAD mediated

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Machar Rebels Invited for IGAD Revitalisation Meeting

South Sudan’s armed opposition faction (SPLM-IO) has been invited to attend the high-level peace revitalization forum in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 17-22 December. “You may recall that the IGAD [Intergovernmental Authority on Development] assembly of heads of state and government at its 31st extra-ordinary summit held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on

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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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