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All Set for Re-integration of ex-Machar Rebels into National Army

The re-integration of former rebels loyal to South Sudan’s former First Vice President, Riek Machar into the national army (SPLA) starts soon, spokesperson Brig. General, Lul Ruai Koang said. The army official disclosed this on Sunday following the visit of senior military officials to the state. The delegation was in the

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Fresh Clashes as Machar Rebels Move to Recapture Pagak Town

The government forces and rebel fighters loyal to the exiled former First Vice President Riek Machar clashed Friday morning in Pagak town, causing panic and security concerns in the area, among conflicting reports from both sides. Pagak served between 2014 and 2016 as the headquarters of the overall leadership of the

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Crisis as 20,000 Machar Fighters Defect to New Rebel Group

At least 20,000 rebel troops loyal to South Sudan’s Former First Vice-President, Riek Machar have allegedly declared allegiance to the National Salvation Front (NAS), led by ex-South Sudan army’s deputy chief of logistics, Gen. Cirilo Swaka. In a statement, Lt. Gen. John Kenyi Loburon, the overall commander of the Central Equatoria

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Machar Rebels Speak Out on Alleged Siege of their Headquarters by Gov’t Forces

South Sudan rebel faction led by former First Vice President, Dr. Riek Machar has broken the silence on the alleged barricade on their headquarters by pro-government forces. On Sunday, the SPLA IG army together with some pro-government opposition forces claimed they had barricaded Machar rebel headquarters. But in a Monday July 17

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Machar Confirms ‘Participation’ in S. Sudan National Dialogue, Hints on Expectations

South Sudan rebel leader, Dr. Riek Machar says he accepts the national dialogue committee’s request to be consulted on the process, but says it should pave way for negotiations to end the conflict. The co-chair of the country’s national dialogue, Abel Alier on Friday said he sent a written request to

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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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S. Sudan Dialogue Committee Sets Conditions for Machar to Participate

South Sudan former First Vice President and rebel leader Riek Machar will only be allowed to participate in the country’s national dialogue initiative if he denounces rebellion, a member of the dialogue committee said on Monday. "We are not saying Machar should not participate in the dialogue. No this is not

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Ray of Hope as S. Sudan Rebel Faction, Government Sign Peace Pact

A South Sudanese rebel faction base in the country’s newly-created Yei River state country on Sunday signed a peace agreement with the government to end months of fighting. The accord was signed by Brig. Gen. Hillary Edson Yakani on behalf of Sudan People’s Liberation Army-In-Opposition (SPLA IO) while Maj. Gen. Marshal

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