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Museveni Hails Kiir, Machar for Signing Peace Agreement

President Yoweri Museveni has told the people of South Sudan that war should never be used again to solve political arguments between brothers and sisters, saying war is wasteful and this was an unnecessary conflict. “Thank you very much for attending to logic in the end and signing. The grinding stone

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Observe Cease Fire Agreement – Kiir Orders South Sudan Military

President Salva Kiir has ordered the army and security organs to fully observe the ceasefire agreement which still faces some breaches in Unity and Equatoria 13 days after the signing of the revitalized peace agreement. Kiir made his directive during a meeting of the National Security Council at the presidency in

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Internationally Blacklisted General Named South Sudan Deputy Defense Minister

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir has appointed a new deputy defense minister who is under international sanctions for his role in undermining peace in the country. Kiir announced the appointment of General Malek Reuben Riak as his new deputy minister of defense in a decree read out on state TV on

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Machar Sets Stringent Conditions for Him to Attend Peace Celebration in Juba

South Sudan’s opposition leader, Riek Machar, has set conditions for his return to the capital Juba to attend peace celebrations, a senior opposition official said. On Saturday, President Salva Kiir invited Riek Machar to attend peace celebrations in Juba. Manawa Peter Gatkuoth, the deputy head of the SPLM-IO committee for information, told

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Summary: What You Need to Know About South Sudan Power Sharing Deal

South Sudan government and the opposition were on Monday served with a peace proposal to share power in order to end the ongoing conflict in the country. Here is an overview of the deal proposed by the Sudan mediation team: South Sudan presidency -In the transitional period, President Salva Kiir shall continue as President

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South Sudan MPs Extend Kiir’s Presidential Term for Three Years

South Sudan’s Transitional National Legislative Assembly (TNLA) Thursday passed a bill extending the mandate of President Salva Kiir and the legislature for three additional years. President Kiir’s current term which had been extended for three years in July 2015, terminates next August. The government initially threatened to hold elections if the opposition

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