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Two Years Later, Machar Back in Juba for Peace Celebration

South Sudan’s main opposition leader Riek Machar has Wednesday morning arrived in the country’s capital Juba, more than two years after he fled on foot into exile. Machar returned to the country to take part in the peace celebration today. The opposition leader is leading a small delegation. He was received at

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IGAD to Slap Sanctions on Violators of S. Sudan Ceasefire Agreement

The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), an East African regional bloc that brokered the South Sudan’s peace pact, has urged the warring parties to respect the ceasefire agreements and report violations to the Ceasefire Transitional Monitoring Mechanism (CTSAMM). The IGAD council of ministers, in a communiqué of its 61st session on

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South Sudan: Ending War Precedes Dialogue, SPLM Reunification – Former Detainees

The former South Sudanese political detainees have issued a statement stating that ending the war in the country should be the priority before to hold a national dialogue or to discuss the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM)’s reunification. "We note with dismay that the current war which resumed in earnest in

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Rwandan General Takes Over as South Sudan UN Force Commander

The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has a new force commander, nearly a year after the previous one was sacked for failure to control the situation when violence broke out in the capital, Juba. The arrival of Rwanda’s Lt. General Frank Mushyo Kamanzi was announced by the head of

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