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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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Ending S. Sudan War: Rebecca Garang Rushes to U.S

Rebecca Nyandeng de Mabior, the widow of former South Sudanese leader John Garang de Mabior, is in the United States, leading a delegation of the SPLM Former Detainees group. Rebecca leads a delegation comprising former finance minister, Kosti Manibe, former deputy foreign affairs minister Cirino Iteng and former internal affairs minister

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Three Killed as S. Sudan Rebels Clash

Clashes within the rebel faction of South Sudan United Movement/Armed Forces (SSUM/A) at South Sudan border with Sudan left three soldiers dead, an official said. The senior rebel official loyal to General Peter Gatdet Yaka confirmed the incident occurred at an undisclosed border area. He said misunderstanding occurred between officers from the

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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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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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