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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
report Sudan Tribune

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.

09 May 2016 description
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May 8, 2016 (JUBA) – South Sudan’s First Vice President, Riek Machar, has called on the people of South Sudan to forgive one another and reconcile in order to unite the people of the young nation and leave behind the bitter past.

Machar, who is also the chairman of the armed opposition faction of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM-IO) and commander-in-chief of the SPLA-IO, made the remarks on Sunday to over 5,000 members of the Presbyterian church congregation in Juba who attended the church service.

19 Apr 2016 description
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By Tesfa-Alem Tekle

April 18, 2016 (ADDIS ABABA) – Ethiopia said it prepares to launch military offensive against South Sudan’s armed Murle militia forces who this week massacred hundreds of its citizens across the border.

Ethiopian Prime Minister, Hailemariam Desalegn, on Monday in a televised statement on the Ethiopian TV vowed that his forces would take punitive military action following the killing of over 200 people.

12 Apr 2016 description
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April 11, 2016 (JUBA) - Authorities in South Sudan’s Eastern Lakes state have declared a state of emergency due to worsening starvation levels and urged aid agencies to assist.

The governor, Rin Tueng Mabor, made the declaration after touring parts of Awerial county, currently hosting thousands of internally displaced persons.

“I appeal to all humanitarian organisations to intervene on the humanitarian situation to deliver emergency food so that people can get food and cultivate,” he said.

11 Apr 2016 description
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April 10, 2016 (JUBA) - The Chinese government has donated 1,700 tons of rice to South Sudan in the wake of the current humanitarian crisis in the world’s youngest nation.

The move, the Chinese ambassador said, will help tackle the deteriorating humanitarian situations in the war-torn nation.

“Rice is the first phase of Chinese donation agreed upon by the two governments in July 2015,” said Ma Qiang, while promising medical aid to the East African country.

24 Mar 2016 description
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March 23, 2016 (BOR) - Communities in three newly created states from the old Jonglei state have reported insufficient access to drinking water in the rural areas, and urged international organizations to intervene.

Leaders responsible for water supply in the new states of Jonglei and Western Bieh [Fangak] state said there are huge gaps exist in states in supplying the rural and urban populations with clean drinking water.

22 Mar 2016 description
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March 21, 2016 (ADDIS ABABA) – South Sudanese government has been accused of detaining three humanitarian officials of the armed opposition faction of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM-IO) for two days before releasing them on Monday.

The officials we took off from the national capital, Juba, and attempted to transit through Malakal to Pagak, were arrested and detained by the state government of Eastern Nile (former Upper Nile state).

Opposition officials however said they were released on Monday and returned to the national capital, Juba.

14 Mar 2016 description
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March 13, 2016 (BOR) - At least 300,000 people have been reported to be in dire need of food assistance inside Ayod town, the state capital of Fangak state, which has been under government’s control since April 2014.

The minister of information, culture, youth and sports, James Lony Kang, told reporters on Sunday that the majority of the people had already returned to Ayod town and are now waiting for food assistance there.

07 Mar 2016 description
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March 6, 2016 (KIRYANDONGO) - South Sudanese refugees in resettlement camps in Uganda have turned to agriculture to raise incomes for school needs for their children.

Nearly 100,000 South Sudanese fled their homes into Uganda after violence broke out in the nation following political disputes in the ruling party (SPLM).

James Maker Ter, is one of those who wakes up every day to go to clear weed from his farm. During holidays, Maker and his five children struggle to expand agricultural farms.

26 Feb 2016 description
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February 24, 2016 (MOROBO) – At least 200,000 residents in Morobo county of South Sudan’s Yei River state could benefit from a clean underground water project to be launched within their territory, an area official told Sudan Tribune.

The county commissioner, Jacob Toti said the project started with five boreholes so far drilled and winds up by end of April this year.

26 Feb 2016 description
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February 25, 2016 (JUBA)- South Sudan president Salva Kiir met and held a high profile talk Thursday with the visiting secretary General of the United Nations, resulting in outlining more than a general six -point to rescuing the war stricken country.