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South Sudan: Intercommunal fighting on the rise

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on Friday condemned a fresh wave of intercommunal violence in the world’s youngest nation, South Sudan, that has left hundreds dead across 28 villages in Jonglei State, according to local authorities. “The reports from Jonglei State are appalling”, Michelle Bachelet said of fighting that broke out between 16 […]

Coronavirus Pandemic update in Africa

Africa had 54 027 confirmed cases of Coronavirus as of Friday, May 8. Covid-19 has already claimed the lives of 2 074people on the continent, according to the African Union Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. South Africa and Egypt are the two most affected countries, with 8 232 and 7 981cases respectively. They are […]

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South Sudan: US Imposes Sanctions on Two Cabinet Members

Washington has imposed sanctions on two member of the South Sudanese cabinet that it accused of fomenting conflict, the US Treasury Department announced. The sanctions were imposed on Martin Elia Lomuro, minister of cabinet affairs, and Kuol Manyang Juuk, minister of defense and veteran affairs. The United States accuses the two officials of fueling the […]

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Netherlands donates $28 million to build more resilient food systems in Somalia, South Sudan and Sudan

Netherlands donates $28 million to build more resilient food systems in Somalia, South Sudan and Sudan

The Netherlands has contributed $28 million to back FAO’s work to boost the resilience of food systems in Somalia, Sudan, and South Sudan – part of a new initiative to scale-up resilience-based development work in countries affected by protracted crises. In such contexts, humanitarian interventions often focus on meeting immediate and urgent needs, like providing […]

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South Sudan: Troika reiterates commitment to lasting peace

The Troika (the United States, United Kingdom, and Norway) have reaffirmed their commitment to the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)-led South Sudan peace process and to the lasting peace the people of South Sudan deserve, calling for regular engagement between President Salva Kiir and Dr. Riek Machar. The significant drop in political violence and the […]

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Pretoria, Juba ink 6-year oil production deal

South Sudan and South Africa have signed a six-year production-sharing agreement for an untapped exploration block in the war-torn East African nation. The agreement was signed on Monday by South Sudan’s Minister of Petroleum Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth, and South Africa’s Minister of Energy, Jeff Radebe. Block B2 was once part of a 120,000-square-kilometre area known […]

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Netherlands invests $9million to rehabilitate roads in South Sudan

The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) has received an $9 million contribution from the Kingdom of the Netherlands to improve smallholder farmers’ access to markets by rehabilitating and maintaining roads in South Sudan over the next four years. The project, which is aligned to the United Nations’ Partnership for Recovery and Resilience approach, will […]

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Darfur: Inter-communal tensions still high despite improved security, UNAMID Head

While security has improved in Darfur, inter-communal tensions in the conflict-plagued region of Sudan are still high, with clashes over land and livestock, the head of the joint United Nations-African Union peacekeeping mission said on Monday. Briefing the Security Council, via video conference, Jeremiah Mamabolo, the head of the AU-UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID), […]

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UN rights chief calls for release of hundreds abducted, abused in South Sudan

Hundreds of civilians who were taken by opposition forces in South Sudan’s Western Equatoria region during an uptick in fighting are still missing, the UN’s top rights official said on Thursday, in a call for their immediate release. The development reportedly happened in April, ahead of the signing in August of a new peace agreement […]

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South Sudanese government must bring soldiers under control

A “lack of command and control” on the part of South Sudan’s government, just days after signing a new peace agreement to end years of brutal civil conflict, is one of the factors, which led to the shooting of a United Nations peacekeeper on Saturday, the UN mission chief in the country has said. Special […]

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