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Unidentified Gunman Kills Nine Soccer Fans in South Sudan

JUBA, Nov 7 – At least nine people were killed and 11 wounded in South Sudan’s capital, Juba, when an unidentified gunman opened fire on people watching a football match on television at the weekend, a police spokesman said on Monday. The motive for the attack on Saturday night in Juba’s southwestern suburb of Gure

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South Sudan Cabinet Wants Big Spending Boost to Heal Divisions

By Denis Dumo JUBA, Aug 25 – South Sudan’s cabinet wants to almost triple spending in the next budget, as it hopes to stabilize the fledgling country that has flirted with civil war. However, with earnings from its main asset – oil – heavily disrupted, it was unclear how the government could finance such a

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South Sudan Opposition Leader in Khartoum for Treatment, Sudan Says

CAIRO, Aug 23 – South Sudan opposition leader, Riek Machar, is in Khartoum for medical treatment, a Sudanese minister told the state news agency SUNA on Tuesday, after he left the country to escape government forces. President Salva Kiir sacked Machar from his post as vice president after renewed fighting in South Sudan’s capital Juba

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Kerry Tells South Sudan Leaders to Stick to Peace Deal or Face Sanctions

By Lesley Wroughton NAIROBI, Aug 23  – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has urged South Sudan’s leaders to “get the job done” by fully implementing a peace deal or face a U.N. arms embargo and sanctions. His warning followed meetings in Nairobi on Monday with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and foreign ministers from Somalia,

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South Sudan’s President Says Not Fighting U.N. Over Troops Plan

By Denis Dumo JUBA, Aug 15 – South Sudan is not fighting the United Nations over its plan to intervene to end fighting in the country, President Salva Kiir said on Monday, confirming a softer stance towards a U.N. vote to send in extra troops. The U.N. Security Council authorised an extra 4,000 troops on

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Clashes Flare Southwest of South Sudan’s Capital

By Denis Dumo JUBA, Aug 14 – Fighting erupted in South Sudan late on Saturday southwest of the capital between forces loyal to the president and the opposition, an opposition spokesman said, after fierce fighting last month in Juba raised fears of a slide back into civil war. Witnesses reported heavy gunfire in the region

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At Least 120 Cases of Sexual Violence in South Sudan Capital: U.N.

UNITED NATIONS, July 28 – The United Nations said on Wednesday there has been at least 120 cases of sexual violence and rape against civilians in South Sudan’s capital Juba since fighting erupted three weeks ago between troops loyal to the country’s rival leaders. Heavy fighting involving tanks and helicopters raged in Juba for several

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South Sudan’s Vice President Leaves Juba, Not Seeking War: Spokesman

By Denis Dumo JUBA, July 13 – South Sudan’s vice president has withdrawn with his troops to outside of Juba but is not planning for war, his spokesman said on Wednesday, as a ceasefire that ended heavy fighting with the president’s forces entered its third day. Forces loyal to longtime rivals Vice President Riek Machar

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272 Dead in South Sudan Fighting

By Denis Dumo JUBA, July 10 – At least 272 people have died in fighting between South Sudan’s rival factions in the capital Juba, including 33 civilians, a government source said on Sunday, as heavy gunfire erupted again in parts the city. The fighting broke out on Thursday and Friday between troops loyal to President

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U.N. Chief Urges Rival South Sudan Leaders to Form Government Soon

By Denis Dumo JUBA, April 18  – U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has urged the leaders of war-torn South Sudan to form a transitional government quickly and roll out other parts of a fragile peace deal aimed at ending more than two years of conflict. Ban made the comments in telephone calls on Sunday with

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