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South Sudan: Gov’t Soldier Killed as Rebels Ambush Military Convoy

At least one SPLA soldier was killed and several others injured when rebel troops ambushed a military convoy in Wau on Monday, according to military officials. SPLA spokesman Lul Ruai Koang told Radio Tamazuj on Tuesday that the attackers ambushed the military convoy on the road between Wau and Mboro. “One soldier

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Fresh Clashes Erupt in South Sudan Amid Peace Deal Completion

South Sudan’s main rebel group (SPLM-IO) say they recaptured from government troops two areas ofYei River state. “This morning, our gallant forces under a joint command of Brig. Gen. Emmanuel Lemi Lo Mukaya, Col. Samuel Gai and Col. Noel Lomeri launched a coordinated counter-attack after the SPLA captured Jamara and Kupera

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Machar Rebels Open Doors for All Defectors to Return

South Sudanese rebels loyal to former first Vice President, Dr. Riek Machar have said doors are open to those who opted to defect because of either administrative problems or personal grievances to return and freely rejoin the armed opposition struggle. The development followed the surprise return of Maj. General Saki Palaoko,

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Tension as South Sudan Gov’t Forces Surround Machar Rebel Headquarters

The South Sudanese army (SPLA) in collaboration with the armed opposition faction fighters in the coalition government have reportedly laid a siege around the headquarters of rebels loyal to former First Vice-President, Riek Machar. A senior government military officer said pro-government forces have laid a siege around the stronghold of troops

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Taban Deng’s SPLA-IO Faction Gets Official Spokesperson

South Sudan’s armed opposition faction (SPLM-IO) loyal to First Vice-President, Taban Deng Gai has appointed Agel Riing Machar as the movement’s official spokesperson. A former rebel-appointed governor of Warrap state prior to the signing of the 2015 peace deal, Agel fled the South Sudan capital, Juba for Kenya in July last

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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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Renegade Maj Gen Dau Aturjong Reinstated into South Sudan Military Service

South Sudan president Salva Kiir has reinstated his key opponent’s former ally into the national army, South Sudan Defence Forces (SSDF). President Kiir reinstated Maj Gen Dau Aturjong in a decree read out on state-owned SSBC TV on Monday. In 2014, Aturjong deserted the then SPLA army; months after a war broke

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