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South Sudan beefs up border surveillance against COVID-19

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South Sudan said Friday it has enhanced border surveillance against the COVID-19 pandemic as cases surge in neighboring Uganda. "We have agreed...
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Sudan’s parties suspend peace talks for consultations

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The peace talks between the Sudan transitional government and opposition Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) were suspended on Tuesday to allow parties to...
South Sudanese President Salva Kiir (L) receives his first jab of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in Juba, capital of South Sudan, April 13, 2021. South Sudan's health ministry said Tuesday it has vaccinated 947 health workers with the AstraZeneca vaccines against COVID-19 since last week when it launched the campaign. (Xinhua/Daniel Majak)

South Sudan vaccinates around 16,000 against COVID-19

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Around 16,000 people in South Sudan have been vaccinated against COVID-19 despite logistical and financial challenges. John Rumunu, director-general for preventive health services in the...
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South Sudan army says disarmament key to avert tribal skirmishes

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South Sudan's army said Wednesday that an urgent commencement of civilian disarmament is needed to mitigate inter-communal violence in the country. Lul Ruai Koang, spokesperson...
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UN condemns killing of aid worker in South Sudan

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A United Nations senior relief official in South Sudan on Thursday condemned the killing of an aid worker in Budi County in the country's...
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UN condemns attack against aid workers in South Sudan

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The UN top humanitarian official in South Sudan condemned Monday's attack on humanitarian workers in Renk, Upper Nile state. Alain Noudehou, humanitarian coordinator in South...
South Sudanese President Salva Kiir (L) receives his first jab of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in Juba, capital of South Sudan, April 13, 2021. South Sudan's health ministry said Tuesday it has vaccinated 947 health workers with the AstraZeneca vaccines against COVID-19 since last week when it launched the campaign. (Xinhua/Daniel Majak)

UNICEF secures US$1 million for rollout of COVID-19 vaccination in South Sudan

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The United Nation Children's Fund (UNICEF) said Friday it had received more than 1 million U.S. dollars in donations to improve cold chain management...
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IOM to boost cross-border security in South Sudan

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The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said Thursday it will support South Sudan's directorate of border police with a cross-border security management strategy in...
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South Sudan embarks on use of locally refined oil products

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South Sudan has embarked on the use of locally refined oil products after years of importing from neighboring countries, an official said on Monday. ...
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10 killed in South Sudan commercial plane crash

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Ten people were killed in a commercial plane crash in South Sudan's Jonglei state on Tuesday evening, a senior government official said Wednesday. ...
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South Sudan hires firm to audit petroleum sector

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South Sudan said Monday it has hired an international firm Alex Stewart International to undertake financial and environmental audit of the petroleum sector in...
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South Sudan to vaccinate 2.8 million children against polio

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South Sudan in collaboration with the UN children's fund, UNICEF, and the World Health Organization (WHO) said Thursday it will vaccinate over 2.8 million...
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Shandong Hi-Speed Group redesigns major road in South Sudan

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Chinese construction firm Shandong Hi-Speed Group Company Ltd (SDHS), has redesigned the 392 km Juba-Terekeka-Yirol-Rumbek road. Simon Mijok Mijak, minister of roads...
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FAO partners with South Sudan to tackle livestock diseases

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The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on Thursday announced partnership with South Sudan to respond to livestock disease outbreak in...
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UNHCR urges South Sudan to improve security to facilitate return of refugees

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United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Filippo Grandi has called on South Sudan to improve security, rule of law and good governance to...
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South Sudan president accuses politicians of fanning communal violence

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South Sudan's President Salva Kiir has said that politicians are behind the wave of inter-communal violence that has led to hundreds of deaths in...
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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...
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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...