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UNICEF says 15 child soldiers released in South Sudan

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The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said on Thursday that 15 children associated with armed forces and armed groups have been released in South...
locust crisis

Ongoing desert locust crisis to further escalate food insecurity in E. Africa

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The ongoing desert locust outbreak could further trigger serious food insecurity in east Africa as some 20.2 million people presently facing severe acute food...
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UN migration agency seeks over US$119 million for South Sudan operations

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The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has appealed for about 119.3 million U.S. dollars to meet the needs of South Sudan's internally displaced persons...
South Sudanese President Salva Kiir (R) is seen with South Sudan's exiled rebel leader Riek Machar in Juba, capital of South Sudan, Sept. 9, 2019. Riek Machar arrived in Juba on Monday for face-to-face talks with President Salva Kiir. President Kiir and Machar are expected to discuss and reevaluate progress and challenges facing the revitalized peace deal they signed in September 2018 in Ethiopia to end more than five years of conflict. (Xinhua Denis Elamu)

South Sudan leaders urged to rebuild trust, confidence to sustain peace

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South Sudanese experts on Monday urged President Salva Kiir and his newly appointed first vice president Riek Machar to rebuild lost trust and confidence...
South Sudan's President Salva Kiir (L) welcomes opposition leader Riek Machar at State House in Juba, capital of South Sudan, Jan. 15, 2020. South Sudan warring parties on Wednesday agreed to continue with further consultations on the contentious issue of the number of states after Salva Kiir and Riek Machar met in Juba. (Xinhua/Daniel Majak)

Egypt welcomes formation of unity government in South Sudan

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Egypt welcomed the formation of a transitional unity government in South Sudan, hoping it would lead to comprehensive peace in the country, the Egyptian...

Ghana’s Battalion in South Sudan awarded

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Soldiers of the Ghanaian Battalion serving with the United Nations Mission In South Sudan (UNMISS GHANBATT 7) have been awarded with the prestigious United...
Riek Machar (2nd R, front) takes oath as the first vice president of the new transitional unity government in Juba, capital of South Sudan, Feb. 22, 2020. South Sudan formed a transitional unity government on Saturday after the youngest country in Africa had been ravaged by years of civil war. Machar was sworn in along with three other new vice presidents -- Taban Deng Gai, James Wani Igga and Rebecca Nyandeng De Mabior, at a ceremony attended by some regional leaders in Juba. (Photo by Daniel Majack/Xinhua)

Arab League welcomes formation of unity government in South Sudan

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The Arab League welcomed on Sunday the formation of a new national unity government in South Sudan. In a statement, Ahmed Aboul-Gheit,...
South Sudanese President Salva Kiir (R) is seen with South Sudan's exiled rebel leader Riek Machar in Juba, capital of South Sudan, Sept. 9, 2019. Riek Machar arrived in Juba on Monday for face-to-face talks with President Salva Kiir. President Kiir and Machar are expected to discuss and reevaluate progress and challenges facing the revitalized peace deal they signed in September 2018 in Ethiopia to end more than five years of conflict. (Xinhua Denis Elamu)

South Sudan lawmakers hail role of international community on unity government formation

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South Sudan lawmakers lauded the mediation role played by the international community during the more than the six-year-old conflict that has given birth to...
South Sudanese President Salva Kiir (L) converses with opposition leader Riek Machar in Juba, capital of South Sudan, Jan. 15, 2020. South Sudan warring parties on Wednesday agreed to continue with further consultations on the contentious issue of the number of states after Salva Kiir and Riek Machar met in Juba. (Xinhua/Denis Elamu)

South Sudan leaders show unity as unity government formed

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South Sudan leaders vowed to unite the country as the new transitional unity government was formed on Saturday. President Salva Kiir and...
South Sudanese President Salva Kiir (R) shakes hands with South Sudan's exiled rebel leader Riek Machar in Juba, capital of South Sudan, Sept. 9, 2019. Riek Machar arrived in Juba on Monday for face-to-face talks with President Salva Kiir. President Kiir and Machar are expected to discuss and reevaluate progress and challenges facing the revitalized peace deal they signed in September 2018 in Ethiopia to end more than five years of conflict. (Xinhua Denis Elamu)

Global charity urges South Sudan to preserve peace

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A global charity on Friday called on South Sudan to protect its people, preserve peace and provide humanitarian access to areas gripped by food...
South Sudanese President Salva Kiir (L) converses with opposition leader Riek Machar in Juba, capital of South Sudan, Jan. 15, 2020. South Sudan warring parties on Wednesday agreed to continue with further consultations on the contentious issue of the number of states after Salva Kiir and Riek Machar met in Juba. (Xinhua/Denis Elamu)

South Sudan former rebel leader swears in as first vice president

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South Sudan's former rebel leader Riek Machar was sworn in on Saturday as the First Vice President of the new unity government. ...
South Sudanese President Salva Kiir (L) converses with opposition leader Riek Machar in Juba, capital of South Sudan, Jan. 15, 2020. South Sudan warring parties on Wednesday agreed to continue with further consultations on the contentious issue of the number of states after Salva Kiir and Riek Machar met in Juba. (Xinhua/Denis Elamu)

South Sudan forms unity government

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South Sudan formed a transitional unity government on Saturday after the youngest country in Africa had been ravaged by years of civil war. ...
Economics Oil Licensing

South Sudan seeks to boost transparency in oil sector

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South Sudan's Petroleum Ministry released its seventh petroleum report, which aims at strengthening transparency in the country's oil sector. The report released Thursday evening provides...
Hunger and Malnutrition

Hunger could threaten over half population in South Sudan

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At least 6.5 million people in South Sudan, or more than half of the population, could face acute food insecurity at the height of...
South Sudanese President Salva Kiir (R) shakes hands with South Sudan's exiled rebel leader Riek Machar in Juba, capital of South Sudan, Sept. 9, 2019. Riek Machar arrived in Juba on Monday for face-to-face talks with President Salva Kiir. President Kiir and Machar are expected to discuss and reevaluate progress and challenges facing the revitalized peace deal they signed in September 2018 in Ethiopia to end more than five years of conflict. (Xinhua Denis Elamu)

South Sudan urged to prepare for formation of unity government

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The Reconstituted Joint Monitoring and Evaluating Commission (RJMEC) has called on the parties to the September 2018 revitalized peace deal and other stakeholders to...
South-Sudan-Army

Sudan inks agreement with South Sudan on border security

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South Sudan People's Defense Forces (SSPDF) on Wednesday signed a security agreement with the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) which will allow both sides to...
Members of the Sudanese Transitional Military Council attend a meeting in Juba, capital of South Sudan, Sept. 9, 2019. The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) on Tuesday hailed the latest meeting of South Sudan's President Salva Kiir Mayardit and opposition group leader Riek Machar in Juba, capital of South Sudan. (Xinhua/Denis Elamu)

South Sudan minister says to form unity government as deadline looms

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South Sudan on Wednesday said the much-awaited revitalized transitional unity government will be formed on Saturday after the end of the 100 days pre-transitional...
Members of the Sudanese Transitional Military Council attend a meeting in Juba, capital of South Sudan, Sept. 9, 2019. The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) on Tuesday hailed the latest meeting of South Sudan's President Salva Kiir Mayardit and opposition group leader Riek Machar in Juba, capital of South Sudan. (Xinhua/Denis Elamu)

East African bloc welcomes South Sudan’s decision to reduce to ten states

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The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), an East African bloc, on Tuesday welcomed the recent decision by the South Sudan's government to reduce states...
livestock

Sudan and South Sudan ink pact to boost livestock trade

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The governments of Sudan and South Sudan on Tuesday signed an agreement to boost cross-border livestock-based livelihoods through safeguarding animal health and promoting livestock...
Burkina Faso soldier stands guard at the village of Gorgadji in the Sahel region

AU, UN vow to intensify partnership on peace and security in Africa

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The United Nations-African Union Joint Task Force on Peace and Security has vowed to intensify partnership in peace and security on the African continent. In...
South Sudanese President Salva Kiir (R) shakes hands with South Sudan's exiled rebel leader Riek Machar in Juba, capital of South Sudan, Sept. 9, 2019. Riek Machar arrived in Juba on Monday for face-to-face talks with President Salva Kiir. President Kiir and Machar are expected to discuss and reevaluate progress and challenges facing the revitalized peace deal they signed in September 2018 in Ethiopia to end more than five years of conflict. (Xinhua Denis Elamu)

External players will not solve political crisis in South Sudan

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The solution to the current political crisis in South Sudan hinges on home-grown conflict resolution initiatives as opposed to relying on foreigners, an expert...
Child Soldiers

UNICEF seeks US$4.2 million to support ex-child soldiers in South Sudan

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The United Nations children's fund (UNICEF) on Wednesday called on donors to provide 4.2 million U.S. dollars this year to help to continue providing...
African population

South Sudan plans to conduct population survey

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South Sudan said Thursday it plans to conduct a national survey next month to ascertain its population to help the government in planning and...
Oil Rig

South Sudan to launch first oil, gas bidding round in March

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South Sudan's Petroleum Minister said on Wednesday Juba is prepared to host its first oil and gas bidding round next month as a means...
oil

South Sudan takes action against oil pollution

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South Sudan said on Wednesday its recent call for opening up bids to international companies to undertake environmental audit will help control oil pollution...
general sports

South Sudan bets on sports to promote social cohesion

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Clad in colorful traditional attire made of animal skin, local wrestlers raised a thick cloud of dust as they tussled to knock each other...
South Sudanese President Salva Kiir (R) shakes hands with South Sudan's exiled rebel leader Riek Machar in Juba, capital of South Sudan, Sept. 9, 2019. Riek Machar arrived in Juba on Monday for face-to-face talks with President Salva Kiir. President Kiir and Machar are expected to discuss and reevaluate progress and challenges facing the revitalized peace deal they signed in September 2018 in Ethiopia to end more than five years of conflict. (Xinhua Denis Elamu)

AU urges South Sudanese parties to adhere to extended deadline in forming inclusive Government

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The African Union (AU) on Wednesday called on all South Sudanese parties to "unequivocally" adhere to the extended deadline of 100 days for the...
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South Sudan to vaccinate US$2.5 million children against measles

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South Sudan's ministry of health, the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners on Tuesday launched a campaign to vaccinate at least 2.5 million children...
BRICS cooperation

BRICS’ response to conflict cooperative – Malte Brosig

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BRICS response to armed conflicts have bee cooperative and based on consensus and multilateralism, said a South African academic on Tuesday. Malte...
Hunger and Malnutrition

South Sudan’s women on frontline of war against hunger

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Three years ago, Monica Alak, 28, used to spend sleepless nights with hunger and constant cries from her children, which eventually forced her to...