South Sudan in Focus

South Sudan in Focus
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South Sudan marks its ninth birthday with a presidential call for peace in the country; the Episcopal Church of South Sudan urges aid agencies to help refugees who have returned home from neighboring Uganda; and South Sudanese bar owners struggle to stay in business during the coronavirus pandemic.
A South Sudanese refugee shows his country's fifty-pound note as he flees across the border in Sudan's White Nile state on…
South Sudan economic analyst welcomes the central bank's move to lower interest rates but says it won't make much difference until the government restores peace and stability 
Waakhe Simon Wudu
Wed, 07/08/2020 - 16:31
South Sudan in Focus
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Employees at the Juba-based Pan Africa Bank resign in response to "persistent harassment" from upper management; the Central Bank of South Sudan lowers interest rates to mitigate economic challenges during the coronavirus pandemic; and Sudan's transitional government eases restrictions that were put in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Ambassador Gordon Buay, the charge d'affaires of South Sud
A South Sudan political analyst said South Sudan Deputy Ambassador to the U.S. Gordon Buay should be recalled after urinating during a live Facebook panel discussion
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Tue, 07/07/2020 - 17:47
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A member of the South Sudan People's Defense Forces is arrested for allegedly killing a girl who refused to marry him; Sudan's transitional government praises residents of Jebel Marra for their civil conduct during recent protests in the area; and health officials in South Sudan declare the country polio-free.
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A video showing the South Sudan Deputy Ambassador to the U.S. heavily drunk during a live panel discussion goes viral on social media; Sudanese traders protest the killings of two tradesmen in the Lakes State capital, Rumbek; and Sudan's transitional government agrees to form a joint security force to disarm civilians in Central Darfur.
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Jonglei State authorities say cattle raiders from the Greater Pibor Administrative Area have killed over a dozen people in three attacks in as many days; Sudanese residents of Central Darfur State call for the removal of a local security committee in the area; and a traffic officer in Juba works to change the image of South Sudan's police force.
South Sudan's President Salva Kiir attends the oath taking ceremony of his Vice Presidents at the State House in Juba, South…
South Sudanese women are urging President Salva Kiir to revoke his recent appointments of governors and area administrators, saying it violates a peace deal provision to appoint women to 35% of all government positions
Manyang David Mayar
Thu, 07/02/2020 - 18:44
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Women activists in South Sudan call on President Salva Kiir and partners in the transitional government of national unity to respect the terms of the 2018 peace agreement; Sudan authorities detain more than one hundred people for illegally crossing the border into neighboring Libya; and civil servants say the Jonglei State government has deducted ten percent of their monthly salary to pay SPLM party subscription fees.
FILE - U.N. peacekeepers in an armored personnel carrier lead a patrol from Bentiu toward the village of Nhialdiu, South Sudan, Dec. 7, 2018.
UNMISS chief says 57 peacekeepers could have contracted virus due to what he described as 'continuous close interactions with the South Sudanese population'
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Thu, 07/02/2020 - 12:34
Youssria Awad plays with her daughters in their home, in Khartoum, Sudan on  June 14, 2020. She refuses to carry out female…
Nearly 87% of women in Sudan between 15 and 49 years old are estimated to have undergone FGM
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Thu, 07/02/2020 - 10:29
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Lakes State authorities suspect cattle raiders have killed nine civilians and two members of the organized forces in Aluak-Luak Payam; a U.N. special representative in South Sudan says nearly sixty UNMISS personnel have tested positive for COVID-19; and Sudanese demonstrators call on the transitional government to build a more democratic nation.
South Sudan's President Salva Kiir attends the oath taking ceremony of his Vice Presidents at the State House in Juba, South…
Under the provisions of the 2018 revitalized peace agreement in South Sudan, 35 percent of posts in the new, unity government are to be allocated to women
Waakhe Simon Wudu
Tue, 06/30/2020 - 15:29
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President Salva Kiir appoints eight governors and three chief administrators for Eastern and Western Equatoria States; the prime minister of Sudan promises to fulfill demands for justice and economic reforms amid protests in the capital, Khartoum; and South Sudanese officials say progress has been made in containing the spread of COVID-19.
In this photo taken Dec. 9, 2018, a group of youths walk on top of a small hill of dirt in the United Nations protection of civilians site in Bentiu, South Sudan.
Latest inter-communal clashes leave at least 20 people dead, nearly 40 injured in Lakes state over the weekend 
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Mon, 06/29/2020 - 21:01