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22 Nov 2016 description
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November 21, 2016 (JUBA) – A contingent of Japanese peacekeepers have arrived in the South Sudan’s capital, Juba.

Japan’s ambassador Masahiko Kiya received the 350 Self-Defense Forces that will replace the previous contingent of its peacekeepers who served in the United Nations Mission in South Sudan, but lacked mandate to use force.

The new troops, officials said, will be tasked with engineering and construction work in the South Sudan capital.

These peacekeepers will have the ability to use force to protect civilians, United Nations staff and themselves.

21 Nov 2016 description
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November 19, 2016 (JUBA) - A Senior SPLA-IO spokesperson Saturday confirmed the release of twenty humanitarian workers allegedly had been abducted by the rebels loyal to the former First Vice-President Riek Machar following clashes with government forces last week in Northern Liech State, former Unity State.

Government officials accused SPLA IO rebels of mounting attacks on Nhaildiu Payam near Bentiu town where the aid workers were abducted last week.

09 Nov 2016 description
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Nov 07, 2016 (YAMBIO) – At least six armed men were killed when they attacked a South Sudan army (SPLA) barracks in Gbudue, one of the country’s newly-created states, officials said on Tuesday.

The attack, the Ezo county commissioner said, also displaced hundreds of civilians.

09 Nov 2016 description
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November 8, 2016 (JUBA)- South Sudanese government under President Salva Kiir announced on Tuesday that it has pulled out troops from the common border with the neighbouring Sudan in compliance with the agreement it has reached with the Sudanese authorities to implement non-aggression deal signed four years ago.

South Sudanese Defence Minister, Kuol Manyang Juuk, said Tuesday the move is in line with security arrangements under the Cooperation Agreements the two countries signed on 27 September 2012.

08 Nov 2016 description
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November 7, 2216 (JUBA) - Ten civilians were wounded in an attack by unknown gunmen in Bentiu on Sunday, as they attempted to target government soldiers in the capital of Northern Liech State

UN Spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric told reporters at the UN headquarters in New York that shots were fired last evening in Bentiu by unknown gunmen attempting to attack soldiers of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army at a checkpoint located in close proximity to the UN base.

08 Nov 2016 description
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November 7, 2016 (NYAL) – Two children have died and over 30 people admitted following a Cholera outbreak in South Sudan’s Unity state’s Nyal and Ganyliel payams of Payinjiar county, health officials said.

The county health director, Stephen Gatliah described the situation on ground as “worrying”, owing to the lack of Cholera treatment kits.

Of the suspected cases, he said, 21 people tested positive in Nyal and 11 were confirmed to have Cholera in neighbouring Ganyliel.

07 Nov 2016 description
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November 5, 2016 (JUBA) - The office of the South Sudan’s armed opposition in Kenya Saturday said there would be no reprisal attacks against Kenyan nationals in the rebel controlled areas and announced that their leader Riek Machar ordered to protect them.

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.