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06 Aug 2018 description

by Reuters
Sunday, 5 August 2018 20:10 GMT

By Ali Abdelaty

CAIRO, Aug 5 (Reuters) - The president of South Sudan and head of the country's main rebel group signed a final cease fire and power-sharing agreement on Sunday and hailed a new longed-for era of peace in the country.

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13 Apr 2018 description

By Elias Biryabarema

KAMPALA, April 13 (Reuters) - Uganda is considering a request from Israel to take in 500 migrants from Eritrea and Sudan, a minister said on Friday, the first time the East African nation has acknowledged it is in talks over such a deal.

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09 Apr 2018 description

By Maggie Fick

Aid groups say the mood has deteriorated at Kakuma since Washington started getting tougher on immigration

KAKUMA, Kenya, April 9 (Reuters) - Knives. Wire. Battery acid. Rat poison. Rope.

29 Jan 2018 description

JUBA, Jan 27 (Reuters) - South Sudan has temporarily abandoned some of the fees it charges foreign and local non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in a bid to encourage groups to help with a humanitarian crisis, a senior government official said.

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09 Jan 2018 description

The war in the world's youngest country has forced a third of South Sudan's 12 million-strong population to flee their homes

JUBA, Jan 5 (Reuters) - Clashes have broken out near South Sudan's capital Juba between government troops and rebels, officials said on Friday, the latest violation of a ceasefire signed last month.

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25 Dec 2017 description

"Our forces came under heavy fire"

NAIROBI, Dec 24 (Reuters) - South Sudan's army clashed with rebels in an oil-producing region early on Sunday, both sides said, shattering a ceasefire hours after it came into effect.

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12 Dec 2017 description

Violence prompted the government to declare a three-month state of emergency in the region and surrounding areas on Monday

JUBA, Dec 12 (Reuters) - The death toll from inter-clan fighting in South Sudan's Great Lakes region last week - a new source of violence in a country devastated by a four-year civil war - has reached at least 170, officials said on Tuesday.

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09 Nov 2017 description

Refugees from South Sudan have been arriving in Uganda at an average rate of 35,000 a month this year

  • More than a million South Sudanese refugees are in Uganda
  • Delays and funding cuts means many are desperate for food
  • Some have gone back to forage and been killed

By Jason Patinkin

PALORINYA, Uganda, Nov 8 (Reuters) - Oliver Wani found sanctuary from South Sudan's civil war in a Ugandan refugee camp. But when the food ran out, he returned home only to be killed in the conflict he had fled.

26 Oct 2017 description

By Jason Patinkin

KAMPALA, Oct 25 (Reuters) - Foreign victims of an attack on aid workers in South Sudan began giving testimony via video link from the United States on Wednesday in the trial of government soldiers accused of murder and gang rape.

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11 Aug 2017 description

"At 5:00 am, SPLA-IO (Juba faction) forces came under heavy fire in Pagak ... Their main aim was to drive out our forces from the strategic town of Pagak"

NAIROBI, Aug 11 (Reuters) - Heavy fighting erupted on Friday in the South Sudanese town of Pagak near the border with Ethiopia when rebels launched an offensive against government forces, the rebels said.

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03 Jul 2017 description

Gunman suspected of trying to harm refugees

  • First reported attacks in Uganda since war started

  • Uganda hosts about one million South Sudan refugees

  • Gunman suspected of trying to harm refugees

By Elias Biryabarema

GBARI, Uganda, July 3 (Reuters) - Men wearing South Sudanese military uniforms have launched two raids on a hamlet over the border in Uganda in recent weeks, residents said, stealing cattle and raising fears that a near four-year-old conflict is spreading.

30 Jun 2017 description

by Reuters

"We cannot allow them (aid workers) to go and then be hit by wrong elements against peace and then the government will be blamed"

NAIROBI, June 29 (Reuters) - South Sudan's government says it may withhold permission for aid workers to go to some rebel-held areas on security grounds, the president's spokesman said on Thursday, after the U.N. complained aid convoys were being blocked.

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19 Jun 2017 description

by Reuters Sunday, 18 June 2017 09:17 GMT

The fugitives are part of the biggest movement of people in Africa since the 1994 Rwandan genocide

  • Nearly 4 million displaced by South Sudan war

  • U.N. refugee chief points finger at political leaders

  • Tribal tensions, oil at root of conflict

By David Lewis

26 May 2017 description

by Reuters
Friday, 26 May 2017 13:56 GMT

"The refugees are stealing, they stole a goat at night and their foot marks were traced up to the camp"

By Pacato Peter Obwot

PAGIRINYA, Uganda May 26 (Reuters) - Hunger is forcing desperate refugees from South Sudan to steal food from poverty-stricken locals in northern Uganda, residents say, after a funding crisis compelled the United Nations slash rations in refugee camps by half this month.

23 May 2017 description

With no sign of a political deal with rebels it is unclear whether a truce will take hold

JUBA, May 22 (Reuters) - The president of war-ravaged South Sudan declared a unilateral ceasefire on Monday and promised to release political prisoners, but with no sign of a political deal with rebels it was not clear whether a truce would take hold.

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10 May 2017 description

By Elias Biryabarema

KAMPALA, May 9 (Reuters) - Uganda hopes to raise $2 billion in donations at a U.N. refugee summit next month to help fund relief operations for refugees flowing in from neighbouring South Sudan, Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda said on Tuesday.

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25 Apr 2017 description

Parts of the war-ravaged country are suffering famine

JUBA, April 25 (Reuters) - South Sudan has secured $106 million from the World Bank and the African Development Bank, in part to pay for food imports as millions face starvation and to fund the construction of a road to trade partner Kenya, its finance minister said.

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15 Apr 2017 description

The U.N. has a large peacekeeping force in the East African nation

NAIROBI, April 15 (Reuters) - At least 14 people were killed in the South Sudanese town of Raga when fighting erupted between government forces and the main rebel group, a rebel spokesman said on Saturday, within a week of violence in neighbouring Wau state that killed 16.

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12 Apr 2017 description

Last week, more than 3,000 people arrived at the border in a single morning after an alleged massacre by South Sudan government troops

  • Uganda home to nearly 1 million South Sudanese refugees

  • Refugee system at breaking point - UNHCR

  • More fleeing ethnic fighting every day

  • Local animosity towards refugees growing

By Ed Cropley

05 Apr 2017 description

Thousands of South Sudanese have crossed border

  • Grim testimony from refugees fleeing into Uganda

  • Thousands of South Sudanese have crossed border

  • Government forces attack border town 'to flush out rebels'

  • Three-year civil war ripping apart world's youngest nation