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Machar stays put in Ethiopia as S. Sudan rivals quibble over arms, and world powers show irritation

(Mail & Guardian Africa) — SOUTH Sudan rebel chief Riek Machar will miss an international deadline on Saturday to return to the capital to take up the post of vice president, the government and rebels said, with his arrival now expected next week.[pullquote align=”right” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=”12″]South Sudan rebel chief to miss international […]

Raiders from S. Sudan massacre 140 Ethiopian civilians – government

(RT) — At least 140 Ethiopian civilians including women and children have been killed by a group of armed raiders, who, according to the country’s government, crossed from South Sudan and fled back after the atrocity took place. The attack occurred in Jakawa in Ethiopia’s Gambela region, which straddles the border. The perpetrators were allegedly […]

Hundreds feared dead after Murle massive attack on Nuer of Ethiopia

ADDIS ABABA (Sudan Tribune) – A massive and coordinated attack by combined military and armed Mulre civilians from South Sudan’s Buma state [Jonglei state] has left at least 221 people dead on both sides. The deadly attack occurred on Friday morning when heavily armed thousands of men, most of them reportedly in South Sudan’s military […]

Ethiopia: Need for food aid surges

Addis Ababa (Reuters) – The number of Ethiopians who will need food aid by the end of this year has surged by more than 1.5 million from earlier estimates due to failed rains, United Nations agencies said on Monday. Ethiopia needs an extra $230m from donors to secure aid for a total of 4.5 million […]

South Sudan journalist killed days after President Kiir issues warning

(DW) — A journalist has been shot dead in South Sudan’s capital, Juba. Just days ago, the country’s president issued what sounded like a threat to the media. The US has called for a thorough investigation. Peter Julius Moi, who worked with the independent New Nation newspaper in Juba, was shot as he was heading […]

South Sudan’s Kiir demands more time, as Machar signs final peace agreement

August 17, 2015, ADDIS ABABA (Sudan Tribune) – South Sudanese rebel leader, Riek Machar signed the long-awaited final peace agreement to end the 20-month long civil war in the youngest world’s nation on Monday. but president Salva Kiir declined to sign the deal, requesting for more time to consult with his political and military officials […]

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S. Sudan’s rebel controlled counties and neighbouring Ethiopia sign cooperation agreement

ADDIS ABABA (Sudan Tribune) – South Sudanese officials in the rebel controlled counties [districts) in Jonglei and Upper Nile states sign a cooperation agreement with their neighbouring Ethiopian woredas [districts] in promotion of cohesion between the cross-border communities. Signed in Tiergol woreda [district] in Gambella region of Ethiopia early this week, the cooperation agreement which […]

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