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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...
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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Sudan hopeful of reaching deal with main rebel group

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The Sudanese transitional government's lead negotiator Monday expressed hope of finalizing a peace deal with Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) at the ongoing talks...
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South Sudan faults extended sanctions by UN

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South Sudan said Monday that continuous extension of an arms embargo and other sanctions by the United Nations Security Council is unhealthy for...

UN to honour two Ghanaian peacekeepers posthumously

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Two Ghanaian Peacekeepers are to be honoured posthumously during the 2021 International Day of United Nations (UN) Peacekeepers’ Ceremony, slated for Thursday,...
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South Sudan holds back some AstraZeneca doses due to low uptake over expiration fears

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A South Sudan official said on Sunday that the country is withholding 72,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines acquired through the COVAX facility due to...
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South Sudan condemns fresh killings in contested area with Sudan

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South Sudan on Monday condemned fresh violence that left 11 people dead on Sunday in the oil-rich contested region of Abyei with Sudan. Deng Dau...
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South Sudan stuck with 126,000 doses of AstraZeneca due to low turn up

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South Sudan said Sunday it's stuck with more than 126,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines due to low turn up as only 6,403 people have...
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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 Security Council renews mandate of peacekeeping force in Abyei

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The UN Security Council on Tuesday renewed the mandate of the UN peacekeeping force in Abyei, a territory contested by Sudan and South...
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International agencies warn South Sudan at risk of acute food insecurity

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South Sudan is facing one of the worst food security and nutrition crises globally, as an estimated 7.2 million people are expected to...
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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...
Triangle Real Estate Chief Executive Officer Amb. Arop Deng Kuol, and Shelter Afrique Chief Executive Officer Andrew Chimphondah exchange documents after signing the USD1.5bn housing deal.

Pan-African financier signs US$1.5 billion deal to build houses in South Sudan

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Pan-African real estate financier, Shelter Afrique, on Monday signed a 160 billion shillings (1.5 billion U.S. dollars) deal to build houses in South Sudan. Andrew...
Triangle Real Estate Chief Executive Officer Amb. Arop Deng Kuol, and Shelter Afrique Chief Executive Officer Andrew Chimphondah sign the USD1.5bn housing deal in Nairobi witnessed by Benchmark Solutions Managing Director Laura Akunga and Shelter afrique's head of legal Houda Boudlali.

Shelter Afrique signs US$1.5 billion housing deal with South Sudan

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The project is secured through an off-take agreement with the South Sudan Defense Forces and employees of...
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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New UN envoy hopes for durable peace in South Sudan

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  Newly appointed United Nations (UN) top envoy for South Sudan on Sunday expressed strong hope for durable peace in the country. Nicholas Haysom, Special Representative...
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South Sudan’s government has lifted COVID-19 restrictions as the number of infections continues...

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Hussein Abdelbagi Akol, Vice President for service cluster and chair of the country's national task force, said the decision to lift the COVID-19 partial...
A motorcyclist commonly referred to as 'Boda Boda' in Kenya ferries sacks of charcoal along the Nakuru -Nairobi highway, Nakuru, Kenya, Sept. 16, 2015. Some Kenyan families still use charcoal as the main source of energy consumption due to the high cost of fuel and gas. (Xinhua/Simbi Kusimba)

Harmonized regulations key for controlling charcoal production in East Africa

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Harmonized regulations are required to control charcoal production and trade in the East African region, says a Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime (GITOC)...
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South Sudan’s president sacks army chief

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South Sudan's president has sacked the country's army chief Johnson Juma Okot alongside three other senior intelligence officers. President Salva Kiir in a decree aired...
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Nine Ugandan drivers killed in South Sudan

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At least nine Ugandan drivers have been killed in deadly road ambushes in neighboring South Sudan, a top Ugandan government official said here Tuesday. Kania...
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UN seeks US$2.7 billion to aid 13 million people in Nigeria and South Sudan

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The United Nations and partners have launched humanitarian response plans totaling 2.7 billion U.S. dollars to assist 13 million people in Nigeria and...
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British government plans to cut millions in aid’ to some African countries

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The British government is planning to “slash hundreds of millions of pounds” to five individual African countries and the Sahel, according to official papers...
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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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South Sudan’s army plans to resume civilian disarmament after violent clashes

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South Sudan's army said Friday it will soon resume civilian disarmament exercise it had called off following an eruption of violence in August 2020...
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China donates food to UNICEF to fight child malnutrition in South Sudan

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The Chinese government has handed over 14,056 boxes of ready-to-use therapeutic food (RUTF) to the UN children's agency, UNICEF to help in the fight...