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26 Jul 2016 description
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July 25, 2016 (JUBA) – The editor of an Arabic newspaper has been detained and the paper shutdown by South Sudan security forces after it published inaccurate information.

The editor of Al-Watan newspaper, Michael Christopher was arrested on Saturday by security operatives and his whereabouts remain unknown.

Al-Watan newspaper was ordered to cease publication after it quoted Information Minister, Michael Makuei, as having confirmed the arrival of additional peacekeepers from neighbouring countries.

26 Jul 2016 description
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July 25, 2017 (JUBA) – South Sudan President Salva Kiir’s removal of the armed opposition leader, Riek Machar and appointing Taban Deng Gai as the country’s first vice-president could ignite a “full-scale war”, an advocacy group warned on Monday.

"This move represents another marker in the South Sudan’s slow motion political suicide,” said Enough Project’s Founding Director, John Prendergast.

25 Jul 2016 description
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July 23, 2016 (JUBA) – At least 13 people have died and 190 hospitalised following a recent outbreak of Cholera in various parts of South Sudan, the health ministry disclosed.

“The Cholera cases were reported and recorded in Duk County of Jonglei State, Juba County of Jubek State and Terekeka County of Terekeka State since June till Thursday [21 July],” Information Minister, Michael Makuei Lueth said Friday.

22 Jul 2016 description
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Khartoum, July.21 (SUNA) - The Humanitarian Aid Commissioner General, Ahmed Mohammed Adam has disclosed that the humanitarian in Sudan includes deep issues of displacement, reintegration , repatriation of the internally displaced people and other files that needs that need solutions , especially, the country is currently witnesses new influxes from the State of South Sudan following the recent incidents in that country.

22 Jul 2016 description
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July 21, 2016 (JUBA) - South Sudan government has unveiled two alternative as options to address armed confrontation between the rival forces in the country, arguing that the proposed deployment of foreign troops to back up the fighting and protection capacity of the United Nations mission in South Sudan will not resolve the volatile situation.

18 Jul 2016 description
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July 17,2016 (JUBA) - South Sudanese refugees, who fled the recent clashes in the capital, Juba into United Nations camps, say they are facing hardships after losing almost everything in the recent conflict.

Most of those interviewed by Sudan Tribune expressed dissatisfaction over insufficient water supply as well as poor health service delivery.

Mary Nyayang, 28, said she lost everything during the war and the only option left was to go to the nearest UN protection of civilians camp.

14 Jul 2016 description
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July 13, 2016 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese Humanitarian Aid Commission (HAC) on Wednesday said that new influx of South Sudanese refugees fleeing bloody fighting have arrived in Sudan.

Last week, fighting erupted in South Sudan’s capital Juba between followers of President Salva Kiir and Riek Machar, the former rebel leader who became vice president under a deal to end a two-year civil war.

The violence, which has killed hundreds of people, broke out as the world’s newest nation prepared to mark five years of independence from Sudan on July 9.

10 Jul 2016 description
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June 6, 2016 (ADDIS ABABA) - Ethiopian officials on Monday said that most of the Ethiopian Nuer children kidnapped by a South Sudan’s Murle militia group have been rescued and have returned home safely.

On April 15, 2016, thousands of members of a South Sudan’s militia group armed with machine guns, crossed into Ethiopia raided 13 villages in Nuer and Anyuak zones of Ethiopia’s Gambela region where they killed over 200 people and snatched over 100 children.

05 Jul 2016 description
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July 3, 2016 (JUBA) – A group of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) on Saturday clashed with South Sudan army soldiers at Jebel check point, which is located north of the United Nations Protection of Civilians (PoC) site in the national capital, Juba.

The acting spokesperson for the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNIMISS) said the incident was a provocation by several IDPs, who were drinking at the nearby checkpoint area located north of PoC1, towards SPLA soldiers in the area.

29 Jun 2016 description
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June 28, 2016 (JUBA) – More than 40 people were killed and thousands displaced in the clashes that occurred in South Sudan’s town of Wau, a government official disclosed.

The country’s information minister, Michael Makuei Lueth said the death toll could rise.

“There are 39 casualties among the civilians and four among the police,” the minister told a news conference in the South Sudanese capital, Juba on Tuesday.

25 Jun 2016 description
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June 24, 2016 (JUBA) – In a serous unexpected move which is feared to fail the August 2015 peace deal signed by South Sudanese warring parties, President Salva Kiir has refused to sign resolutions of the consensus reached in the presidency three weeks ago to establish cantonment sites for the forces of the armed opposition faction of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA-IO) under the command of his first deputy, Riek Machar.

23 Jun 2016 description
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June 22, 2016 (JUBA) – Germany has earmarked €1million and €5 for activities of the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) and Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangement Monitoring Mechanism (CTSAMM) in South Sudan respectively.

Chaired by former Botswana President, Festus Mogae, JMEC is mandated to oversee implementation of South Sudan’s peace deal signed late last year.

08 Jun 2016 description
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June 7, 2016 (BOR) - Thousands of farmers in South Sudan’s Jonglei state are worried that delays in rainfall could disrupt planting seasons as June enters its second week.

Most farmers plough their land in April and May, but did not plant seeds as planned due to lack of enough rains.

Paul Angeth Malual, a farmer in Bor, says he expects rains by the second week of June to enable him plant sorghum, which is resistant to drought and flood once they germinate.

07 Jun 2016 description
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June 06, 2016 (WAU) – An official in South Sudan’s Wau state, has appealed to United Nations agencies operating in the region to assess the humanitarian situation in Busshere and provide assistance to the needy people in the state.

Taban John Ngu, a state advisor, visited Busshere Friday. Hundreds of people fled the town due to violence between government and the armed opposition forces.

05 Jun 2016 description
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June 4, 2016 (BOR) - At least 125 people in South Sudan’s Jonglei state have been diagonised with the deadly Hepatitis B, a deadly disease that affects one’s liver.

People diagnosed with the infection are currently getting advice and mediation at Bor civil hospital where necessary medical support is provided to suppress the disease.

Doctors in Jonglei state hospital have raised concerns about the increasing rate of Hepatitis B from the state capital, Bor.

04 Jun 2016 description
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June 3, 2016 (YAMBIO) – Six HIV/AIDS patients have died and many others have their health status deteriorating in Tombora county of Western Equatoria state due to the recent strike of health workers in the area.

Western Equatoria is the mostly affected state with HIV/AIDS in the whole of South Sudan.

Health workers have been on strike for the past three weeks due to non-payment by the government of their five months salaries, leaving patients lying in hospital beds without drugs to sustain or improve on their health conditions.

01 Jun 2016 description
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May 31, 2016 (JUBA) – For the first time since formation of the transitional government of national unity on 29 April, South Sudan presidency have met to review the implementation of the August 2015 peace deal.

In a joint meeting on Tuesday at the presidential palace in Juba, President Salva Kiir, his first deputy, Riek Machar and second deputy, James Wani, were shown on the national television, shaking hands and sitting together in the discussions.

19 May 2016 description
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May 18, 2016 (JUBA) – South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and his first deputy, Riek Machar, and second deputy, James Wani, have been urged to ensure that humanitarian assistance reaches the needy populations across the country.

In a letter directed to the three leaders in the presidency, a group calling itself a Coalition of Advocates, also congratulated the top leaders on the formation of the Transitional Government of National Unity (TGoNU), but added there was need for an attitude of “honesty” among the leaders in implementing the peace agreement.

17 May 2016 description
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By Tesfa-Alem Tekle

May 16, 2016 (ADDIS ABABA) – Ethiopian officials on Monday said dozens of children who were kidnapped by a South Sudanese militia group have been recovered and safely returned home following negotiations with the abductors.

JPEG - 12.5 kb According to Gambela regional officials 44 children have so far been returned home after being held hostage for weeks.

The regional state and military officials of the Ethiopian Defense Force are receiving the children upon arrival at Gambella region bordering South Sudan.

13 May 2016 description
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May 11, 2016 (JUBA) - Community leaders in the newly created Gogrial state of former Warrap state - home to President Salva Kiir - have protested the alleged diversion of humanitarian assistance by the government of China to the government of the republic of South Sudan to help vulnerable groups in the country.

The assistance was part of 10,000 bags of rice which the Chinese government had donated to the government of South Sudan to help the vulnerable groups in the war torn nation.