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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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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 President Fires Ministers Allied to Rival Machar

By Denis Dumo JUBA, Aug 3 – South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir fired six ministers allied to his long-time rival Riek Machar late on Tuesday, widening a political rift in the world’s newest nation and drawing threats of more fighting. Kiir filled the vacant posts, including petroleum minister, with people linked to a breakaway faction

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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By Denis Dumo JUBA, July 13 – South Sudan’s vice president has withdrawn with his troops to outside of Juba but is not planning for war, his spokesman said on Wednesday, as a ceasefire that ended heavy fighting with the president’s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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