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25 Oct 2016 description
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October 24, 2016 (JUBA)- South Sudan government has given Sudanese rebels within the young nation’s territory to leave the country within 30 days, contrary to its earlier denials that it hosted and supports armed dissidents opposed to the Khartoum regime.

The South Sudanese defense minister, Kuol Manyang said government was fully committed to respecting and implementing non-aggression pact, which it signed with neigbouring Sudan.

24 Oct 2016 description
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October 22, 2016 (LEER) - At least 600 civilians have fled into the United Nations camps in Leer county of South Sudan’s Unity state as a result of renewed clashes in the area between the country’s armed opposition faction led by former first Vice President, Riek Machar and forces loyal to President Salva Kiir.

The fighting in reportedly heavier than previous ones that occurred in the area two weeks ago.

20 Oct 2016 description
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October 19, 2016 (YAMBIO) - The International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC) said it is extending support to nearly 50 disabled people in Gbudue, one of South Sudan's newly-created state.

The map of Western Equatoria in red ICRC's wheel chair specialist, Geoffrey Bilal is in the state capital, Yambio to screen the disabled people who will be flown to the South Sudan capital.

04 Oct 2016 description
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October 03, 2016 (WAU) – Two people were killed and 10 others injured by strong winds at a protection of civilian site in South Sudan’s Wau state.

The roof of a clinic constructed by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) was reportedly blown off as iron sheets scattered, killing two and injuring others.

“Rain started and shortly there was very strong wind whereby structures of the hospital was picked up, the fence fell down and what we saw was its structure taken by the wind,” said Abiel Peter Wawure, a MSF health workers at the protection of civilian site.

27 Sep 2016 description
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September 26, 2016 (YAMBIO) – Thousand of people in Ezo county of South Sudan’s newly created Gbudue are in dire need of humanitarian assistance after returning home from the bush, an official said.

Most of them fled to neighbouring Congo after the fighting between armed youth and government forces intensified.

The commissioner of Ezo county, Arkangelo Bakinde said thousands of citizens have returned and resumed their normal life, but still live in dire situation conditions without food, non-food items and medicines.

16 Sep 2016 description
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September 15, 2016 (JUBA) -The Association for Media Development in South Sudan (ADMISS) has issued a strong worded statement on Thursday in protest of the closure of an independent newspaper by government security personnel, describing it as a deliberate ploy to muzzle press freedom and access to public information.

Alfred Taban, chairperson for the media association in the country said the organization views the closure of these media institutions as suppression of the press and clampdown on free speech.

02 Sep 2016 description
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September 1, 2016 (JUBA) – Local health officials have reported 11 cases of cholera for the first time in the South Sudanese town of Nimule which borders Uganda.

Four cases were registered among South Sudanese within the town and seven others among refugees fleeing violence to neighboring Uganda, according to Amoko Simon, Pageri County Health Director.

“Some of the patients came from Elegu [a Ugandan border town] and others are from here [Nimule],” said Amoko, confirming that laboratory analysis in Juba has confirmed cholera.

31 Aug 2016 description
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August 30, 2016 (JUBA) – A military court has convicted 60 soldiers of murdering civilians and for looting during last month’s fighting in the South Sudanese capital, Juba.

The spokesperson for the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) Brig. Gen. Lul Ruai Koang said President Salva Kiir would decide the fate of the 60 convicted soldiers.

“60 soldiers have been charged and found guilty of various crimes including looting, killing of civilians and other misbehaviours,” Lul told Sudan Tribune by phone Tuesday.

15 Aug 2016 description
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August 14, 2016 (LEER) - 45 people died and dozens were injured when armed youth clashed with government forces in Tharjiathbor county of South Sudan’s Unity state, an aid worker said.

The incident in Rubkuai area occurred over the weekend.

An aid worker, who spoke to Sudan Tribune on condition of anonymity, said youth who attacked government controlled areas came from neighbouring Koch county which is under the administration of Northern Liech state.

He said the numbers of the dead could rise from among those were critically injured.

13 Aug 2016 description
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August 11, 2016 (WAU) – Over 2,000 people are believed to have been displaced in Raga town of Western Bahr el Ghazal region after fighting involving South Sudanese rival forces in the area.

Parish priest of Catholic Church in Raga town of the newly created Lol state, Father Richard Batista Engliz, said a number of 2,500 people have sheltered at the church’s buildings in Raga town as a result of the last Friday’s fighting within the town between government forces and armed group affiliated to be members of SPLM-IO led by Riek Machar, former first vice president.

10 Aug 2016 description
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August 9, 2016 (JUBA) - South Sudanese government said Tuesday it is seeking nearly $2 billion United States dollars new loans from China to carry out various projects and proposes to set up a joint venture with Chinese companies to develop key infrastructures in the country.

South Sudan foreign affairs and international cooperation minister Deng Alor Kuol said on Tuesday that he had met key officials of the China Development Bank and the Export and Import Bank of China in Beijing during his recent visit.

10 Aug 2016 description
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August 9, 2016 (JUBA) – South Sudanese rival forces have clashed around a strategic town, Yei, which is about 160 km south of the national capital, Juba, and towards the Ugandan border.

This is after the opposition forces of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA-IO) under the leadership of the former first vice president, Riek Machar, captured Lasu county, southwest of Yei.

06 Aug 2016 description
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August 5, 2016 (EL-FASHER) - Thousands of South Sudanese refugees in North Darfur state have launched an appeal to the Sudanese government and aid groups to provide them with food, clothing and shelter.

Last month Sudan said it has received 500,000 South Sudanese refugees since 2013.

South Sudanese tribal chief Ajack Deng Kual told Sudan Tribune that 7,000 refugees have arrived in the locality of Al-Leit, 325 km. south east of North Darfur capital, El-Fasher from Bahr el-Ghazal region in South Sudan.

03 Aug 2016 description
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August 2, 2016 (JUBA) – United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has condemned rape and sexual violence in the South Sudanese capital, Juba, adding that it has intensified its patrols in and around the Protection of Civilians (PoCs) site as well as in the wider Juba city area, following reports of sexual violence, including rape.

28 Jul 2016 description
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July 28, 2016 (JUBA) – At least seven people have died from recent Cholera outbreaks in South Sudan and about 340 cases of the disease registered in recent weeks, the health ministry said.

A World Health Organization (WHO) statement issued on Wednesday also confirmed the early suspected cases of Cholera in different parts of the young nation, saying 10 samples from patients tested positive for Vibrio Cholera Ivana in a public health laboratory.

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.