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Salva Kiir

South Sudan peace delegates demand return to former 32 states

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South Sudan's peace delegates have demanded a return to the former 32 states which the opposition rejected forcing President Salva Kiir in February to...
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni

Uganda, DR Congo, South Sudan agree to jointly develop road infrastructure to boost trade

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Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and South Sudan have reached an agreement to jointly develop road infrastructure to boost trade, Ugandan President Yoweri...
AfDB

African Development Bank calls for prudent management of public funds in South Sudan

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The African Development Bank (AfDB) on Tuesday said prudent management of non-oil revenues during the revitalized transitional period will spur the growth of the...

UN provides US$10 million for flood response in South Sudan

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The UN humanitarian agency has announced 1.3 billion South Sudanese pounds (about 10 million U.S. dollars) to help people affected by flooding across South...
President Salva Kiir

South Sudan president replaces finance minister, revenue officials

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South Sudanese President Salva Kiir on Wednesday evening sacked finance minister Salvatore Garang Mabiordit and replaced him with Athian Diing Athian. Kiir...
South Sudanese President Salva Kiir (R) shakes hands with South Sudan's exiled rebel leader Riek Machar in Juba, capital of South Sudan, Sept. 9, 2019. Riek Machar arrived in Juba on Monday for face-to-face talks with President Salva Kiir. President Kiir and Machar are expected to discuss and reevaluate progress and challenges facing the revitalized peace deal they signed in September 2018 in Ethiopia to end more than five years of conflict. (Xinhua Denis Elamu)

South Sudan speeds up unification of army under peace deal

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South Sudan said on Tuesday it has already completed screening of 19,000 troops in the Central Equatorial region as it speeds up unification of...
Turkish weapons supply

South Sudan says conflict, COVID-19 to blame for economic slump

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South Sudan on Friday said that conflicts and COVID-19 pandemic were to blame for declining economic growth in the country. Salvatore Garang...
South Sudan

South Sudan’s health minister praises Chinese medics for assistance

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The seventh batch of Chinese medical team in South Sudan on Sunday had left the country after completing a 17-month medical assistance mission in...
China's medical supplies for 18 African countries arrive at the Kotota International Airport in Accra, capital of Ghana, April 6, 2020. China's medical supplies for 18 African countries have arrived here on Monday, and are scheduled to be delivered to the other 17 countries within a few days. The beneficiary African countries are Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, Gabon, Sierra Leone, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Cote d'Ivoire, Gambia, Liberia, Mali, Burkina Faso, Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Togo, Benin, Cape Verde, as well as Sao Tome and Principe. (Xinhua/Xu Zheng)

WHO donates medical supplies to boost anti-COVID-19 war in South Sudan

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The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday donated medical supplies worth more than 85 million South Sudanese Pounds (5.2 million U.S. dollars) to...
Hepatitis E

South Sudan, WHO join forces to fight viral hepatitis

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South Sudan and the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday launched a four-year national strategic plan to combat viral hepatitis disease. Elizabeth...
Cambodian peacekeepers prepare to leave for Mali and South Sudan, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, April 7, 2015. Cambodia sent 461 military personnel on Tuesday, including 29 females, to join a United Nations peacekeeping mission in the conflict-torn West African nations of Mali and South Sudan. (Xinhua/Sovannara)

UN to set up new peacekeeping base in South Sudan

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The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) said on Wednesday it will set up a temporary peacekeeping base in Central Equatoria's Lobonok County. ...
Refugees

WFP cuts food rations for 2.7 million refugees in east Africa

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The World Food Programme (WFP) said Wednesday it has already reduced food rations and cash transfers by 30 percent for about 2.7 million...

44,000 Africans missing amid COVID-19 restrictions – ICRC

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The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Wednesday it has registered nearly 44,000 people as missing in Africa with nearly half...
South Sudan

South Sudan needs to undertake reforms to win support from EU – envoy

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South Sudan needs to undertake financial and economic reforms to win much-needed support from the European Union that has since 2014 imposed travel bans...
Cancer

South Sudan inaugurates China-aided cancer screening facility

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South Sudan on Tuesday inaugurated a cancer screening facility whose construction was supported by the Chinese government. The new cervical cancer...
A physiotherapist sits at a workstation in an Intensive Care ward treating COVID-19 patients at Frimley Park Hospital in Surrey, Britain, May 22, 2020. Picture taken May 22, 2020. Steve Parsons/Pool via REUTERS

South Sudan seeks US$250 million loan to help cushion COVID-19 impacts

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South Sudan said it's seeking 250 million U. S. dollars from African Export and Import Bank (Afreximbank) to cushion the economy from disruptions occasioned...
JUBA, May 18, 2020 (Xinhua) -- The new chief of the army General Johnson Juma Okot (2nd L, Front) salutes President Salva Kiir (1st R) at the State House in Juba, capital of South Sudan, May 15, 2020. The new army chief of South Sudan People's Defense Forces (SSPDF) was first promoted from the rank of lieutenant-general to the rank of a general prior to becoming army chief. (Xinhua/Daniel Majak)

South Sudan military warns it will retaliate against rebel group

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South Sudan's military said on Monday it will retaliate against the attacks by the militia group, the National Salvation Front (NAS) led by renegade...
Ebola

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...
Rebels

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)...
Oil drilling in WCTP block 2

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...
Smart-Tablet Healthcare

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...
South Sudanese President Salva Kiir (C) addresses the press on the current case of COVID-19, in Juba, capital of South Sudan, April 9, 2020. South Sudanese authorities on Thursday confirmed a third case of coronavirus. (Xinhua/Daniel Majak)

COVID-19 pandemic increasing child marriages in South Sudan

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The COVID-19 pandemic could jeopardize the progress made to fight child marriage in South Sudan amid a sharp rise in teenage pregnancies, officials...
South Sudan

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...
ICRC

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...
South Sudan

Sudanese government, armed groups to initial peace agreement

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South Sudan's mediation team announced that the Sudanese government and the armed groups would sign, with initial letters, on a peace deal on...
Fuel

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...
South Sudan

Death toll rises to 148 in clashes in South Sudan

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Death toll in South Sudan has risen to 148 while more than 140 others have been injured following clashes between government forces and armed...
South Sudan

Disarmament in South Sudan faces challenges amid insecurity

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South Sudan's efforts to undertake civilian disarmament are facing challenges due to prevailing pockets of insecurity in the youngest nation, an expert said on...
South Sudan

UN condemns attacks on humanitarian aid workers in South Sudan

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The UN humanitarian agency has strongly condemned brutal attacks on humanitarian aid workers in South Sudan's Central Equatoria, an area that has been ravaged...