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Ex-South Sudan Army Chief Calls for New leadership Without Kiir, Machar

Thomas Cirillo Swaka, leader of the National Salvation Front (NAS), has called for global support to a new leadership that excludes President Salva Kiir and his main political rival, Riek Machar from power configuration, saying the two leaders have apparently failed to manage the national crisis after the outbreak of

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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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Not All Rebels Will Get Positions in South Sudan Govt – Mediators

Participants in a high level meeting on the revitalization of the peace agreement have called on IGAD to convince armed groups to stop fighting and take part in the forum. The revitalization forum, which is expected to take place next month, was proposed to discuss full implementation of the Peace Agreement

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South Sudanese Man Kills Kenyan Pastor for Making Noise in Church

A South Sudanese man has killed a pastor for reportedly making noise during church services in the Munuki suburb of the capital Juba. The murdered cleric has been identified as Joel Mwendwa and served of Christ’s Ministry in Munuki. Mwendwa was cut severally with a machete, and bled to death. Police in Juba

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DETAILS EMERGE: Second SPLA Reunification Meeting Successful, Museveni to Personally Write to Machar

Three factions of the historical Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) have concluded a second consultations-meeting in Uganda after tasking the Ugandan president with conducting wider consultation with other armed and non-opposition forces in and outside the country. Daniel Awet Akot, Presidential Adviser on Military Affairs and a leading member of the

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Riek Machar’s Rebels Capture Upper Nile’s Kuek Town, Seize National Army Weapons

Rebels of sacked vice president Riek Machar of the SPLA-IO have seized Kuek Town of Upper Nile after engaging government soldiers for over 30 hours, the rebel movement military spokesperson Brig Gen William Gatjiath Deng says. According to Brig Gen Deng, government forces had provoked a war by launching an attack

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Machar’s Rebels Claim Responsibility for Deadly Juba-Nimule Road Ambush

South Sudan's rebels allied to sacked First Vice President Riek Macha’s SPLA-IO faction say they carried out the Thursday ambush on a convoy of government and military vehicles along the Juba-Nimule. Yesterday’s attack claimed 14 and left scores wounded, South Sudan police spokesman Daniel Justin Boulogne said Thursday. But according to SPLA-IO

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South Sudan Musician Killed in Juba-Nimule Ambush

Popular South Sudan singer Mabor Abud Mathiang, known by his stage name Emma 47, was Monday killed in an ambush along the Juba-Nimule Road. Emma 47 was headed for Nimule from Juba, the capital of the world’s youngest and volatile nation. The car Emma 47 and others were travelling in was attacked

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‘Trump Has Never Heard of Salva Kiir’

US Senator Christopher Coons shared with the Counci on Foreign Relations the details of a recent meeting he had had with South Sudan President Salva Kiir Mayardit. Coons, the Delaware Senator and head of Foreign Relations committee, said a troubled Kiir had told him that he was US President Donald Trump’s

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