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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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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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Juba: Machar Rebels, Gov’t Forces in Fresh Clashes

Government and opposition forces allied to rebel leader Dr. Riek Machar clashed on Thursday morning around Luri, West of Juba. Rebel commander of Division 2A Major General Benjamin Gore Gabriel said government forces attacked and captured their defensive positions in Wululiet and Lokioro area, about 4 Kilometres from Luri. “Our fighting started

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Why S. Sudan Gov’t Rejected Gen. Malong’s Participation in Peace Talks

South Sudan wants the regional bloc (IGAD) and the Troika member states (Norway, United States and Britain) to exclude ex-army chief, General Paul Malong from the next round of peace talks in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Addressing reporters in the capital, Juba on Tuesday, the Presidential Press Secretary, Ateny Wek Ateny said

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S. Sudan Rebels Want Machar Released Unconditionally

Sudan People’s Liberation Movement In Opposition (SPLM-IO) has formally requested the unconditional release of its leader confined by the East African bloc of IGAD in South Africa. The major stakeholder in the peace revitalization forum made his claim in a letter to the nominated Ethiopian new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed who

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Bloodbath as Gov’t Forces, Machar Rebels Attack Taban Deng’s Army Base

Rival forces in South Sudan conflict have resumed clashes in Bieh state after armed opposition loyal to the former first vice president Dr. Riek Machar captured a county commissioner together with several other officials. Pro-government opposition faction under the first vice president Taban Deng Gai issued a statement on Sunday saying

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Machar Appoints Gov’t Defector as AU Representative

South Sudan’s rebel leader, Dr. Riek Machar has appointed Brig. Gen Gai Chatim Puoch as the rebel movement’s representative to the African Union (AU). “Pursuant to the resolution of the SPLM Political Bureau September 23, 2016, and SPLM (IO) constitution, I, Riek Machar Teny-Dhurgon, Chairman and Commander –In-Chief, SPLM/SPLA (IO), do

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