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04 Dec 2014 description

A 13 year-old girl was abducted by the Ugandan LRA (Lord’s Resistance Army) in a village of the Western Equatoria region of South Sudan, reports Radio Anisa. Also another six people were abducted, but then released.

The report was confirmed by Buku Matthew, head of communications for the Ezo County, where the attack took place. The local media gave the episode wide converge because LRA attacks in South Sudan over the past two years have become very rare.

23 Apr 2014 description

The peace talks between the government of Juba and rebels linked to the former vice-president Riek Machar in Addis Ababa were postponed until Monday, April 28. Information minister Michael Makuei specified that the mediators opted for a delay to allow “additional consultations”.

This ulterior delay in the negotiations, already stalled for months, comes amid reports of the massacre of hundreds of civilians last week at a UN base near Bor, in Jonglei state, and in the city of Bentiu, capital of Unity state, of which the sides accuse each other.

10 Apr 2014 description

Fighting was reported in two strategic areas in the area of Malakal, capital of the Upper Nile oil region. According to the local media, the clashes are underway in Kaka and Wodikona between rebels linked to former vice-president Riek Machar and government forces loyal to President Salva Kiir.

Constrasting versions are emerging from the sides. An army spokesman, Col. Philip Aguer, accused the rebels of attacking two SPLA posts in the early morning, forcing residents to flee.

29 Mar 2013 description

At least 160 people were killed in a battle between the armed forces and a rebel group in the Jonglei region of South Sudan, according to an army spokesman, who also accused Khartoum of fueling instability in the key oil area.

According to Colonel Philip Aguer, 20 soldiers and 143 fighters of the group headed by former general David Yau Yau were killed. The spokesman also stated that in Okello the army seized an air strip used by Khartoum’s air force to provide arms and equipment to the rebels, though there is n independent confirmation on the report.

24 Jan 2013 description

Low interest loans to thousands of farmers have been promised through a law passed by the Parliament of South Sudan, which provides for the establishment of an Agricultural Bank financed largely with public funds.

According to the Catholic station Radio Bakhita, the passage of the law was announced this week by Paul Logale, President of the Parliamentary Committee for Economy, finance and development. Logale said that the Bank will be funded 60% by the State and 40% by private individuals.

24 May 2012 description

At least 17 people were arrested yesterday in Tel Aviv for acts of violence against African immigrants during a demonstration against the presence of asylum seekers and illegal migrants in Israel, from various African nations.

According to the Haaretz newspaper, Some 1,000 protesters rallied in Tel Aviv’s Hatikva neighborhood, where numerous people from Eritrea, Sudan and South Sudan live.

18 May 2012 description

“Fear comes with the night, when Antonov aircrfat fly over the villages to drop bombs or incendiary chemicals” said MISNA sources in the Nuba Mountains in the South Kordofan region of Sudan, talking about the unfolding drama of the conflict that resumed almost a year ago.

16 May 2012 description

A buffer zone to avoid the conflict, the violence, the bombings and a new prospect of war is the demand underlying the petition from South Sudanese women presented to the international community and the Secretary General of the United Nations.