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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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Presidential Adviser Awet Not Under Arrest – S. Sudan Officials Confirm

The South Sudanese presidency has dismissed as propaganda reports alleging presidential adviser on military affairs, Daniel Awet Akot has been placed under house arrest, causing speculations and warning such actions could spark unrest. The presidential adviser on security affairs. Tut Kew Gatluak denied that Akot is under house arrest, saying he

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S. Sudan Presidential Spokesperson Ateny Speaks Out on Alleged Suspension

Salva Kiir’s Presidential spokesperson Ateny Wek Ateny has dismissed as "fake" reports claiming he has been suspended from his assignment. Ateny said the social media reports were a creation of “rumour mongers to create disharmony at the South Sudanese presidency. While Ateny denies social media reports, sources at the presidency reportedly told

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Gen. Malong Used to Take Money Out of Banks at Night – S. Sudan Gov’t

A South Sudanese official has mocked the country’s former army chief of staff, General Paul Malong Awan, days after the latter announced the formation of a new rebel group. Speaking to reporters in the capital, Juba on Tuesday, presidential spokesperson, Ateny Wek Ateny claimed General Malong was at the center of

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Why S. Sudan Gov’t Rejected Gen. Malong’s Participation in Peace Talks

South Sudan wants the regional bloc (IGAD) and the Troika member states (Norway, United States and Britain) to exclude ex-army chief, General Paul Malong from the next round of peace talks in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Addressing reporters in the capital, Juba on Tuesday, the Presidential Press Secretary, Ateny Wek Ateny said

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