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South Sudan ceasefire begins amid new clashes

A new ceasefire between South Sudan’s Government and several armed groups went into effect just after midnight on Sunday, in a bid to end a devastating four-year war in the world’s smallest nation. Yet, hours after the ceasefire came into effect on Sunday, South Sudan’s army clashed with rebels in an oil-producing region. The two […]

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UN Mission welcomes agreement to revive South Sudan’s peace pact

The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) welcomed the signing of an agreement on cessation of hostilities and improving humanitarian access in the country and urged all parties to work collectively to ensure durable peace. “The Agreement on Cessation of Hostilities, Protection of Civilians and Humanitarian Access is an important first step in the […]

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South Sudan: UNHCR chief calls for action against drivers of the war

UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi on Wednesday urged the international community to act quickly against those who ignite the South Sudan conflict, as the world’s youngest nation needs $1.7 billion in aid next year to help 6 million people, i.e. half its population. According to Grandi, “Pressure must be brought to bear on […]

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Peace and Security top agenda of 4th Dakar International Forum

The 4th Dakar International Forum on Peace and Security in Africa has kicked off on Monday in Senegal as the continent moves to assure its own security. The forum, held under the theme, “Current security challenges in Africa: towards integrated solutions”, focuses on the continent’s new strategic and security challenges and on new approaches on […]

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US Envoy to United Nations visits Africa

The United States President Donald Trump’s special envoy has kicked off an official visit to Africa, starting from Ethiopia on Monday. America’s United Nations envoy Nikki Haley is expected to hold meetings with members of the Ethiopian government and officials of the African Union (AU) in Addis Ababa. According to a statement from the US […]

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Uganda to export electricity to South Sudan

Uganda will soon supply power to South Sudanese border towns as part of the East Africa Community agreement to help member states, state-run news agency Sudan Tribune reports. According to Uganda’s energy minister Simon D’janga, the 400 kilo-volts of power will be supplied to the towns of Kaya and Nimule in South Sudan to boost […]

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South Sudan: Security improving, UN envoy says

The security situation in north-western South Sudan has improved with displaced people returning home, the head of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the African country has said, holding he situation in Wau as a “model” for other parts of the country where displacement rose so far this year. “I am pleased to see that […]

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South Sudan: Security situation still volatile

The security situation in South Sudan is still extremely volatile as since the Government announced a unilateral ceasefire in June, active military operations in parts of the country are still reported and the Government seems to have backtracked on its commitment to create an environment conducive for the conduct of the National Dialogue. The alarm […]

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South Sudan: UN concerned about civilians fleeing clashes in Upper Nile

The UN has expressed concern about what is already the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis, as thousands of South Sudanese civilians are fleeing to neighboring Ethiopia. The mass exodus is taking place as Government troops advance on a rebel stronghold in the Upper Nile region. Reports from the UN International Organization on Migration (IOM) “suggest […]

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South Sudan seeks assistance to adopt Swahili as official language

The South Sudanese government on Wednesday announced plans to introduce Swahili language in school curriculum ahead of its adoption as an official language. In a statement quoted by the News portal, The Citizen, South Sudanese Vice President Taban Deng Gai has called on Tanzania to send Swahili teachers to the World’s youngest nation. The war […]

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