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South Sudan opposition replaces missing leader Machar

Ethiopia Rejects Machar, Khartoum Wants Him Gone

By Fred Oluoch (All Africa) — South Sudanese ousted vice president, Dr Riek Machar, is increasingly becoming a pariah in the region with Ethiopia now declining to give him asylum, while Sudan is restricting his political activities. Dr Machar — who is currently in Khartoum after fleeing Juba on July 11– has been denied asylum […]

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South Sudan – The War the World Forgot

For Immediate Use SPLA North in war-ravaged South Kordofan is trying to return 86 prisoners of war to Khartoum Deal facilitated by Red Cross SPLA North claims the deal was blocked by Khartoum at the last minute Sudanese government dismisses claims as “fabricated allegations” POWs call on international community to intervene (Aljazeera) –The Sudan People’s […]

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The Stream – South Sudan in crisis

The Stream – South Sudan in crisis

Source: Aljazeera How will the world’s youngest country find its way to a lasting peace? Brian Adeba calls for third-force intervention and targeted sanctions Machar’s spokesperson says Machar will only accept intervention from United Nations Mission in South Sudan Kiir’s spokesperson says third party force “will not be acceptable” Host Femi Oke frustrated by “depressing […]

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South Sudan peace agreement ‘not made to be implemented’ – Kiir

For Immediate Use Al Jazeera interviews president Salva Kiir and first vice president Riek Machar just before escalation of fighting in Juba Both commit to work together, but tensions apparent Kiir says peace agreement “not made to be implemented” Kiir implies Machar delayed his return to delay the international community intervening so “the government will […]

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At least 115 confirmed killed in clashes in S. Sudan

(CCTV Africa)– At least 115 people have been confirmed dead after heavy gunfire erupted at the presidential palace in Juba on Friday evening. Sudan People’s Liberation Army-In-Opposition (SPLA-1O) spokesman William Gatjiath said on Saturday majority of the bodies were of soldiers, noting that the mortuary was full at Juba Teaching Hospital.   Gatjith said the […]

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South Sudan: Failure of Government of South Sudan and Opposition to Form TGNU

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson ________________________________________ For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY JOHN KIRBY, SPOKESPERSON April 24, 2016 The United States is disappointed by the continued failure of the Government of South Sudan and by the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement -SPLM/A-IO (IO) to form the Transitional Government of National Unity (TGNU) and implement […]

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Machar stays put in Ethiopia as S. Sudan rivals quibble over arms, and world powers show irritation

(Mail & Guardian Africa) — SOUTH Sudan rebel chief Riek Machar will miss an international deadline on Saturday to return to the capital to take up the post of vice president, the government and rebels said, with his arrival now expected next week.[pullquote align=”right” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=”12″]South Sudan rebel chief to miss international […]

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A displaced child by fighting in South Sudan is vaccinated at a refugee registration centre at the Pagak border crossing in Gambella, Ethiopia. (Zacharias Abubeker, AFP)

Ethiopia: Need for food aid surges

Addis Ababa (Reuters) – The number of Ethiopians who will need food aid by the end of this year has surged by more than 1.5 million from earlier estimates due to failed rains, United Nations agencies said on Monday. Ethiopia needs an extra $230m from donors to secure aid for a total of 4.5 million […]

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S. Sudan’s rebel controlled counties and neighbouring Ethiopia sign cooperation agreement

ADDIS ABABA (Sudan Tribune) – South Sudanese officials in the rebel controlled counties [districts) in Jonglei and Upper Nile states sign a cooperation agreement with their neighbouring Ethiopian woredas [districts] in promotion of cohesion between the cross-border communities. Signed in Tiergol woreda [district] in Gambella region of Ethiopia early this week, the cooperation agreement which […]

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