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Lakes state: 12 killed in fresh revenge attack

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Sudan Tribune

September 30, 2014 (RUMBEK) – Fresh clashes in South Sudan’s Lakes state on Monday left at least 12 people from one family dead, authorities told Sudan Tribune.

The revenge attack occurred in Lakes state Cueibet county.

“The dead include a nine-month old child, two women and elderly people. They were killed in one house,” said a police officer who preferred anonymity, adding “Three of the attackers were killed”.

At least 52 people, officials say, were killed in various attacks within Lakes state this month, depicting an increase in cycles of violence.

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Germany hosts workshop for Sudanese rebels

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Sudan Tribune

September 30, 2014 (KHARTOUM) - The German government is organising a workshop for the rebel alliance, Sudanese Revolutionary Front, to discuss ways to achieve peace and democratic transition within the efforts led by the African Union led mediation team.

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Five killed, four injured in Lakes state shootings

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Sudan Tribune

September 26, 2014 (RUMBEK) – At least five people were killed and four others injured when unidentified gunmen attacked passengers on Rumbek-Wulu highway in South Sudan’s Lakes state last week.

Authorities said two women were among those killed in the attack. No suspects have been arrested in connection with the incident.

“The attackers have not yet been captured, but our forces are move towards Wulu county to hunt for the suspects,” a senior police officer told Sudan Tribune.

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Hundreds waiting under trees in Poktap for food aid

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Sudan Tribune

September 27, 2014 (BOR) – Hundreds of people are said to be waiting under trees, exposed to rain and mosquitoes, for food aid in Duk county’s Poktap village.

He said some people had walked for more than 11 hours from Pajut and other villages in the west and north of the county to reach Poktap, and were now waiting for the World Food Programme (WFP) and Catholic Relief Service (CRS) teams to arrive in Poktap village town to begin food distribution.

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S. Sudanese government agrees to federal system with rebels

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Sudan Tribune

September 27, 2014 (ADDIS ABABA) – The peace talks between the South Sudanese warring factions have seen a slow but encouraging progress as president Salva Kiir’s government has agreed to installation of federal system of governance.

Observers at the peace talks told Sudan Tribune on Saturday that various committees formed were working on different documents in order to agree on issues of security, governance and economy of the young troubled nation.