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Death toll hits 59 as fresh clashes erupt in Lakes state

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Sudan Tribune

October 25, 2014 (RUMBEK) – Lakes state’s Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has confirmed that four senior army senior officers died in renewed clashes at Malek cattle camp between pastoralist youth and armed forces on Saturday, bringing the total death toll to 59 since violence erupted on Thursday.

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Eastern Equatoria launches community health mobilisation

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Sudan Tribune

October 20, 2014 (TORIT) – South Sudan’s national health ministry has launched an integrated community-based health promotion project in Eastern Equatoria capital Torit.

State governor Louis Lobong Lojore presided over the project’s official launch on Saturday.

He also pledged to involve actors in other development projects and called for community policing efforts to ensure security.

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24 dead, 7 wounded in fresh Lakes state clashes

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Sudan Tribune

October 23, 2014 (RUMBEK) – At least 15 South Sudan army soldiers were killed when they clashed with pastoralists in Lakes state’s Rumbek North county, police officials told Sudan Tribune.

The incident, which took place at Aguoc cattle camp on Thursday, left nine pastoralists dead.

“It was a very terrible confrontation. In action, 15 combat soldiers were killed by Pakam pastoralist youth, and 5 PKM guns and 14 AK-47s were captured by pastoralists,” said a police officer.

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IDPs call on aid agencies to introduce more humane burial procedures

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Sudan Tribune

October 21, 2014 (KAMPALA) – Internally displaced people (IDPs) lsheltering inside a UN camp in South Sudan’s Central Equatoria state have complains of poor burial procedures for their deceased relatives.

Lang Diar Hoth, a youth leader for IDPs at the UN camp, told Sudan Tribune by phone on Tuesday that the way aid agencies conducted burial arrangements was unfair for relatives of the dead.

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Bor MP expresses regret over renewed raids on villages

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Sudan Tribune

October 22, 2014 (BOR) – A legislator from Jonglei state’s Bor county has described two separate incidents that led to death of one man and the looting of about 200 head of cattle on Tuesday as “regretful”.

Maker Chol Adol, who represents Bor’s Makuach and Anyidi payams (districts), said the attackers remain unknown, but urged neighbouring communities to ensure that the perpetuators are brought to justice.