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South Sudan’s Salva Kiir to meet Riek Machar for face-to-face talks

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir has agreed to meet rebel leader Riek Machar for a face-to-face talks. The meeting was proposed by the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), a committee that has been leading talks between the government and the rebels to revive the 2015 peace deal. Kiir met Ethiopia’s prime minister who heads the […]

South Sudan peace talks end in Ethiopia without deal

South Sudan peace talks in Ethiopia have ended on Wednesday without a deal. The conflicting parties on Monday agreed on only three issues out of over 11 demands raised by the opposition in Addis Ababa. According to Information minister Michael Makuei, the warring parties had agreed on cantonment of troops near Juba, unifying all the […]

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Kiir appoints Dier Ngor as governor of S. Sudan’s central bank

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir on Thursday, appointed Dier Ngor as new central bank governor. According to the Statement released by the Presidency, Kiir had also appointed Albino Othow as the first deputy governor. Kiir issued two other decrees removing Governor Othom Rago Ajak and his Deputy Governor from their posts. The presidential decree on […]

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South Sudan: President Salva Kiir names Gabriel Jok Riak new army chief

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir has appointed General Gabriel Jok Riak as the new head of the army, State Television reported. The top army general’s appointment follows the death in Cairo last month of army Chief General James Ajongo. The new chief of the war-torn nation was trained at Bilpam in Jumus Battalion, attended Shield […]

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East African bloc of nations postpones South Sudan peace talks

The East African bloc of nations IGAD has postponed the next round of the South Sudan peace talks to next month. The talks in Addis Ababa were scheduled to be held April 26 to 30. The talks are expected to cover security and governance structures for South Sudan, the world’s newest country after the attainment […]

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South Sudan: vaccination campaigns to reach more than 140,000 people

The United Nations migration agency and its partners are set to begin a second round of an oral cholera vaccination campaign in Malakal and Wau, South Sudan, after the initial round reached more than 60,400 people in March of this year. Following an outbreak in February, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has also been […]

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South Sudan protests against UN peacekeeping mission

South Sudan government has protested the renewal of the mandate of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan’s (UNMISS) in the war-stricken country. According to Information minister and government official spokesperson Michael Makuei, the Security Council decision was unfair and totally unacceptable. He said Juba was not consulted on the matter. The UN Security Council […]

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UN seeks $80 million to support refugees in Ethiopia

Two United Nations humanitarian agencies are jointly seeking $80 million to provide food assistance to refugees in Ethiopia, which hosts the second largest number of refugees in Africa. In a joint news release issued Wednesday, the World Food Program (WFP) and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said that food ration […]

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US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson starts week-long first Africa trip

The United States will give more than $533 million in humanitarian aid for victims of conflicts and drought in Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan and the West and Central African countries bordering Lake Chad, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said. Tillerson made the announcement at a speech in Virginia before departing for a week-long trip […]

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South Sudanese rebels release Kenyan pilots

South Sudanese rebels have released two Kenyan pilots they had kidnapped on January 7, a rebels’ spokesman said on Monday. Captain Frank Njoroge and his copilot Kennedy Shamalla were held by rebels in Akobo, in the Greater Upper Nile region. The pilots were flying from Juba to Akobo County in the Upper Nile state, according […]

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