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Sudanese FM vows closer trade ties with South Sudan

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Visiting Sudan's foreign minister Omer Gamar-Eldin Ismail said on Thursday his country is ready to work with South Sudan to improve trade relations...
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Inter-communal violence killed over 2,000 people in South Sudan in 2020

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More than 2,000 people died during deadly inter-communal conflicts across South Sudan in 2020, a civil society group said Sunday. In its...
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South Sudan’s peace process still shaky 2 years after signing peace deal

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The peace implementation process in South Sudan remains worryingly slow after two years of signing the 2018 revitalized peace deal between the government and...
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UN calls for inclusion of displaced persons in South Sudan’s peace process

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Inclusion of displaced persons in the implementation of South Sudan's 2018 peace agreement is key to its success, the UN refugee agency said. Arafat Jamal,...
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South Sudan’s Machar optimistic of successful peace process amid challenges

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South Sudan's First Vice President, Riek Machar has expressed optimism about achieving peace despite the delay in implementing critical tasks in the 2018 peace...
South Sudan

UN to set up temporary peacekeeping bases in parts of South Sudan

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The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) said on Tuesday it plans to set up temporary peacekeeping bases in the Jonglei region to...
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South Sudanese president sacks finance minister

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South Sudan's President Salva Kiir sacked his finance minister on Wednesday evening, as the oil-producing country's economy struggles amid the global pandemic. The president fired...
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South Sudan concerned about spread of Ebola during COVID-19

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South Sudan said on Sunday it was monitoring the border with Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) to avert the spread of Ebola during...
Internally displaced persons (IDPs) from Darfur region arrive to attend the ongoing peace talks in Juba, capital of South Sudan, March 5, 2020. The IDPs are hoping for peace in order to return to their homes. (Xinhua/Denis Elamu)

South Sudan earmarks US$364 million supplementary budget to pay wages

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South Sudan plans to approve additional 60 billion South Sudanese Pounds (SSP) (364 million U.S. dollars) as a supplementary budget to pay wages for...
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South Sudan rebels kill six bodyguards of vice president Igga

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South Sudanese rebels have killed six bodyguards of Vice President James Wani Igga, the army said on Thursday. Fighters of the National Salvation Front (NAS)...
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COVID-19 pandemic disrupts oil production in South Sudan

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The COVID-19 pandemic has forced oil workers in South Sudan's oil fields to work in rotational shifts as precautionary measures to prevent infections, thus...
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South Sudan trains healthcare workers to boost COVID-19 management

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South Sudan's Ministry of Health on Tuesday said it has trained 350 healthcare workers through the support from the World Health Organization (WHO) in...
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South Sudan oil firm plans survey of minerals, oil to attract potential investors

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South Sudan's state-owned oil company plans to undertake a survey of both its mineral resources and oil in a bid to attract more investors...
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ICRC says armed violence, floods hamper aid delivery in eastern South Sudan

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Recent armed violence coupled with heavy flooding have hampered aid delivery in eastern South Sudan, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said...
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South Sudan to boost fuel sufficiency as major refinery nears completion

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South Sudan's efforts to be fuel sufficient is about to pay off as work on its Bentiu refinery located in the northern oil-rich Unity...
Flood

Floods displace 150,000 people in eastern South Sudan

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At least 150,000 people have been uprooted from their homes due to heavy flooding in the eastern Jonglei state in South Sudan, local...
Hunger Report

1.3 million South Sudanese children under 5 at risk of acute malnutrition – UNICEF

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The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Friday said that nearly 1.3 million children aged below five years were at risk of acute malnutrition in...
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Thousands of people seek refuge at UN base amid violence in South Sudan

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At least 6,000 people have fled violence in South Sudan's restive northern region of Jonglei and sought shelter at the base of the UN...
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60,000 people in South Sudan at risk of hunger amid inter-communal violence – UN

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The World Food Programme(WFP) and Food Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Thursday warned that 60,000 in South Sudan were staring at hunger due to recent...
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South Sudan and FAO launch project to tackle animal disease

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South Sudan's Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on Tuesday launched a...

South Sudan artists face brunt of COVID-19 pandemic

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Before night clubs were banned in South Sudan in March as a preventive measure against COVID-19, traditional musician Martin Ojok was earning about 100,000...
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South Sudan to mobilize psychiatrists to counsel health workers dealing with COVID-19

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South Sudan said on Sunday it will mobilize psychiatrists to provide counseling to frontline health workers dealing with COVID-19 related stigma and fatigue. Mayen Machut...
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South Sudan central bank cuts benchmark lending rate amid COVID-19 pandemic

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The Central Bank of South Sudan on Tuesday reduced the benchmark lending rate to 10 percent from 13 percent in an attempt to mitigate...
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South Sudan teachers grapple with hardships amid COVID-19

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The extended shutdown of learning institutions in South Sudan occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic has worsened economic hardship among teachers. Okello Kenneth,...
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South Sudan’s COVID-19 cases rise to 1,755

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South Sudan's Ministry of Health has confirmed 1,755 COVID-19 cases, as 71 more test positive during the weekend, according to a statement issued late...
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South Sudan’s COVID-19 cases rise to 1,684 as 14 more test positive

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South Sudan's Ministry of Health on Friday evening reported 14 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of confirmed infections to 1,684 countrywide. ...
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20 suspects arrested for violence in South Sudan

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South Sudan security agencies had arrested 20 suspects behind renewed violence in Sherikat, a suburb of capital Juba this week, a government official said...
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South Sudan army denies killing 15 civilians in border region

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The South Sudan army on Thursday denied allegations that its soldiers killed at least 15 civilians during recent fighting in Central Equatoria region. ...
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Wassa East District Assembly outlines completed and on-going projects

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The Wassa-East District Assembly has outlined completed and on-going developmental projects and social infrastructure to improve upon the living conditions of people in the...
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South Sudan’s gold export earnings sink due to COVID-19

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South Sudan said on Wednesday its monthly gold export earnings to the Arab world have plummeted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Akol Ayii Madut, director...