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Ethiopia reports deadly raid by gunmen from South Sudan

Murle bandits allegedly crossed into Ethiopia’s Gambella region and killed 28 people before fleeing with 43 children. (Aljazeera) — More than 1,000 gunmen from South Sudan have killed 28 people and kidnapped 43 children in neighbouring Ethiopia, according to a government official. Chol Chany, a regional government spokesman, said on Wednesday the raids occurred on […]

Global Opinions: South Sudan’s government-made famine

Global Opinions: South Sudan’s government-made famine George Clooney and John Prendergast are co-founders of the Sentry. (The Washington Post) — Official, U.N.-declared famines are a rare phenomenon. The last one worldwide was six years ago, in Somalia. Famines are declared officially when people have already begun to starve to death. It is the diplomatic equivalent of a seven-alarm fire. That is […]

UN: World facing greatest humanitarian crisis since 1945

UN: World facing greatest humanitarian crisis since 1945 (BBC News) — The world is facing its largest humanitarian crisis since 1945, the United Nations says, issuing a plea for help to avoid “a catastrophe”. UN humanitarian chief Stephen O’Brien said that more than 20 million people faced the threat of starvation and famine in Yemen, […]

Former South Sudan General launches new rebel group

Former South Sudan General launches new rebel group (CGTN Africa) — Former South Sudan military official, General Thomas Cirillo Swaka released a statement Monday, has launched a new rebel group, National Salvation Front that aims to fight the South Sudan President Salva Kiir. “The National Salvation Front (NAS) is convinced that to restore sanity and […]

South Sudan fighting reaches “worrying proportions” -U.N. mission

South Sudan fighting reaches “worrying proportions” -U.N. mission Civil war in world’s youngest nation has forced more than 3 million people from their homes By Denis Dumo JUBA, Feb 10 (Reuters) – Fighting between government and opposition forces in South Sudan has reached “worrying proportions” in recent days and forced the evacuation of aid workers, with […]

Egyptian Air Force bombs South Sudanese rebels in Upper Nile

Egyptian Air Force bombs South Sudanese rebels in Upper Nile Pagak/Juba, February 3, 2017 (SSNA) — The military command of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army-In Opposition (SPLA-IO) has accused Egyptian air force of carrying out air attacks on its bases in Kaka town, saying Cairo dropped at least nine bombs and explosions. Rebel military spokesperson Colonel William Gatjiath […]

S. Sudan Fighting Reached Oilfields, SPLA Withdraws from Wadakona

South Sudan Fighting Reached Upper Nile Oilfields, SPLA Withdraws from Wadakona Feb 1st, 2017 (Nyamilepedia) —— Latest reports from South Sudan’s Upper Nile confirm that the conflict has finally reached the Palouch Oil fields leaving fear of catastrophic effects on the neighboring communities and workers in Palouch. According to residents of Palouch, who are fleeing the […]

UN calls for “swift deployment” of regional protection force to South Sudan

UN calls for “swift deployment” of regional protection force to South Sudan New York/Juba, January 23, 2017 (SSNA) — The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Monday called for an immediate deployment of the regional protection force to end what it described as systematic “obstructions.” The world body says it is concerned by the continuation […]

Ethiopia, South Sudan Diplomatic Row Breaks Out

Ethiopia, South Sudan Diplomatic Row Breaks Out Over Claims Salva Kiir allowed Ethiopian rebels to operate in his country *Addis Ababa Expelled South Sudanese Ambassador  *South Sudan official: This is an unfounded rumour orchestrated by rebels loyal to Riek Machar Awramba Times (Addis Ababa)- An extraordinary diplomatic row has broken out between Ethiopia and the neighbouring […]

Did Al-Sisi, Kiir and Museveni Form Alliance against Ethiopia and Sudan?

Did Al-Sisi, Kiir, and Museveni Form Alliance against Ethiopia and Sudan? South Sudan’s President Silva Kiir visits Egypt for three days to hold talks with his Egyptian counterpart and other officials. Silva Kiir meets Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi of Egypt to discuss bilateral relations. (Middle East Observer) — During a press conference that was held at the presidential palace in […]

Over 30 S. Sudanese students protest in Ethiopia, arrested

RUMBEK (Sudan Tribune) – 38 South Sudanese students were arrested after they staged a protest in front of their embassy in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa over delayed allowances. Dut Makur Mapur, a representative of the students claimed their acting ambassador, Darious Garang ordered for their arrest. The affected students were from the universities of […]

Kenya deports South Sudan rebel leader’s spokesman to Juba

JUBA (Sudan Tribune) – The Kenyan government in collaboration with South Sudanese authorities has deported the spokesperson of armed opposition leader, Riek Machar to the capital Juba, in a new shift in relations between the two countries. Relatives told Sudan Tribune on Thursday that James Gatdet Dak,l was picked on Wednesday afternoon in what a […]

Ethiopia Rejects Machar, Khartoum Wants Him Gone

By Fred Oluoch (All Africa) — South Sudanese ousted vice president, Dr Riek Machar, is increasingly becoming a pariah in the region with Ethiopia now declining to give him asylum, while Sudan is restricting his political activities. Dr Machar — who is currently in Khartoum after fleeing Juba on July 11– has been denied asylum […]

South Sudan – The War the World Forgot

For Immediate Use SPLA North in war-ravaged South Kordofan is trying to return 86 prisoners of war to Khartoum Deal facilitated by Red Cross SPLA North claims the deal was blocked by Khartoum at the last minute Sudanese government dismisses claims as “fabricated allegations” POWs call on international community to intervene (Aljazeera) –The Sudan People’s […]

Protest in Juba against planned deployment of AU forces to South Sudan

(Africa news) — Residents in the South Sudanese capital of Juba are protesting against the possible deployment of additional troops to 12,000 United Nations peacekeeping force. Their action is in response to President Salva Kiir’s call for a peaceful protest in that direction. The decision to deploy more troops to the country was necessitated by […]

The Stream – South Sudan in crisis

Source: Aljazeera How will the world’s youngest country find its way to a lasting peace? Brian Adeba calls for third-force intervention and targeted sanctions Machar’s spokesperson says Machar will only accept intervention from United Nations Mission in South Sudan Kiir’s spokesperson says third party force “will not be acceptable” Host Femi Oke frustrated by “depressing […]

United States deploys troops to protect the embassy in Juba, South Sudan

(CCTV-Africa) — The U.S. military in Africa has sent 40 additional soldiers to South Sudan’s capital, Juba, to help secure American personnel and facilities in the war-torn city, said the military on Wednesday . A ceasefire has taken effect in the capital but South Sudanese trying to flee the country by road reported attacks, killings and […]

South Sudan peace agreement ‘not made to be implemented’ – Kiir

For Immediate Use Al Jazeera interviews president Salva Kiir and first vice president Riek Machar just before escalation of fighting in Juba Both commit to work together, but tensions apparent Kiir says peace agreement “not made to be implemented” Kiir implies Machar delayed his return to delay the international community intervening so “the government will […]

Up to 272 dead in South Sudan, mortars & RPGs fired near UN compound

July 10 (RT) — Heavy fighting has broken out again in Juba, the capital of South Sudan, according to the United Nations mission to the country. The death toll has risen to 272 people, while gunfire has been reported near the UN’s compound in the city. Representatives from the UN say residents in Juba fled […]

At least 115 confirmed killed in clashes in S. Sudan

(CCTV Africa)– At least 115 people have been confirmed dead after heavy gunfire erupted at the presidential palace in Juba on Friday evening. Sudan People’s Liberation Army-In-Opposition (SPLA-1O) spokesman William Gatjiath said on Saturday majority of the bodies were of soldiers, noting that the mortuary was full at Juba Teaching Hospital.   Gatjith said the […]

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South Sudan: Failure of Government of South Sudan and Opposition to Form TGNU

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson ________________________________________ For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY JOHN KIRBY, SPOKESPERSON April 24, 2016 The United States is disappointed by the continued failure of the Government of South Sudan and by the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement -SPLM/A-IO (IO) to form the Transitional Government of National Unity (TGNU) and implement […]

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