South Sudan in Focus

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Sudanese Sovereign Council member blames UN peacekeepers for allowing Wednesday's deadly attack
Dimo Silva Aurelio
Fri, 01/24/2020 - 14:56
South Sudan in Focus
A Sudanese government delegation and armed rebel groups signed a framework agreement covering security arrangements, power sharing and land issues in Sudan. The framework deal signed in Juba between rebel groups under the umbrella group Sudan Revolutionary Front and transitional government officials moves the parties a step closer to a final peace agreement.  
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A group of armed Misseriya are accused of killing 32 villagers outside of the disputed territory of Abyei, including 9 children on January 22
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Thu, 01/23/2020 - 11:09
Leader of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement in Opposition (SPLM-IO) Riek Machar shakes hands with South Sudan's President Salva Kiir after a tripartite summit at the State House in Entebbe, Uganda, Nov. 7, 2019.
Issues of boundaries and number of South Sudan states have been turned over for arbitration and should not hold up the process, committee says
Dimo Silva Aurelio
Thu, 01/16/2020 - 15:05
Sudanese refugees, who fled from the clashes between forces loyal to the internationally recognized Government of National Accord and forces loyal to strongman Khalifa Haftar, sit together at a school in Libya's capital, Tripoli, on April 24, 2019.
The UN refugee agency is teaming up with more than 30 other partners to provide the refugees with shelter, health, education and other crucial aid for survival
Lisa Schlein
Wed, 01/15/2020 - 10:40
A woman struggles to roast sorghum for food at Naipuru  camp for internal displaced persons in Jebel Boma County.
Through a combination of floods, bad roads and widespread insecurity, the two counties in the Upper Nile region have been effectively cut off from the rest of South Sudan and a reliable food supply
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Fri, 01/10/2020 - 17:16
Head of the rebel delegation General Taban Deng Gai, addresses journalists during South Sudan's negotiations in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, Jan. 8, 2014.
Taban Deng Gai calls US sanctions against him 'regrettable and baseless'
Dimo Silva Aurelio
Fri, 01/10/2020 - 13:29
South Sudan's First Vice President Taban Deng Gai speaks during the General Debate of the 73rd session of the General Assembly…
Treasury Department says Taban Deng Gai involved in disappearances, deaths of civilians
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Wed, 01/08/2020 - 11:51
Prominent South Sudanese activist and economist Peter Biar Ajak prepares to embrace his wife Nyathon Hoth Mai, left, as she weeps after he was sentenced to two years in prison, in a courtroom in the capital Juba, South Sudan Tuesday, June 11, 2019…
A lawyer says a prominent South Sudan activist and economist has not been freed from prison despite being pardoned in a presidential decree
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Fri, 01/03/2020 - 14:27
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Several officers were also among those killed when the plane went down Thursday evening in the restive region of West Darfur, which has recently witnessed deadly ethnic clashes
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Fri, 01/03/2020 - 11:11
Kerbino Wol, a businessman, and Peter Biar Ajak, the South Sudan country director for the London School of Economics…
Peter Biar Ajak and Kerbino Wol are among the dozens to be released
Ayen Bior
Thu, 01/02/2020 - 15:32
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Armed clashes broke out on Sunday night in El Geneina, capital of West Darfur state, and continued until Monday between Arab and African tribes during which several houses were torched, the Red Crescent said
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Thu, 01/02/2020 - 11:41
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Krinding Camp, just east of state capital el-Geneina, was raided on Dec. 29-30 following a dispute between Arab and African ethnic groups, said UNAMID
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Wed, 01/01/2020 - 12:39
People gather as they celebrate the first anniversary of mass protests that led to the ouster of former president and longtime autocrat Omar al-Bashir, in Khartoum, Sudan, Dec. 19, 2019.
Protesters celebrate death sentences given to 29 national intelligence officers Monday in what they called the first victory after the ouster of former autocratic president Omar al-Bashir
Naba Mohiedeen
Tue, 12/31/2019 - 13:43
People demonstrate against the way police handled a student protest over a shortage of bread in Darfur's state capital Nyala the previous day, in Khartoum, Sept. 23, 2019.
Conflict sides signed a deal that outlines different issues the parties will need to negotiate during the latest round of talks in Juba
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Sat, 12/28/2019 - 12:33