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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 […]

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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South Sudan belligerent factions sign final peace deal

South Sudan warring factions on Wednesday inked a revitalized peace deal in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa under the auspices of the regional political the Intergovernmental Authority on Development, IGAD. The move comes a month after the president of South Sudan and head of the country’s main rebel group signed a final ceasefire and power-sharing […]

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Verdict against South Sudan soldiers ‘finally delivers justice’ – UN Mission

South Sudan government combatants have been convicted for murder and rape in the infamous Terrain Hotel raid in July 2016. “The finding of a military court that 10 soldiers were guilty of committing violence against civilians at the Terrain Hotel in Juba, South Sudan, has finally delivered justice for the survivors and the family of […]

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Security Council imposes arms embargo on South Sudan

The Security Council on Friday narrowly passed a measure aimed at stopping the flow of weapons to armed groups in South Sudan, with those Members in favor saying it would protect civilians, while abstainers voiced concerns that it would undermine the ongoing peace process in the world’s youngest country. Adopting a resolution by a vote […]

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Mandate of South Sudan President, Parliament Extended Until 2021

South Sudan’s parliament voted Thursday to amend the constitution and extend the terms in office for President Salva Kiir, the country’s vice presidents, all members of parliament and governors of the 32 states for another three years. Dengtiel Kur, chairperson of the parliament’s legislative committee, presented the bill to amend the constitution during an extraordinary […]

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