sudan civil war

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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U.N. to Investigate Peacekeepers’ Response to South Sudan Hotel Attack

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, Aug 16 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon launched an investigation on Tuesday into accusations peacekeepers in South Sudan failed to respond properly to an attack on a Juba hotel by uniformed men who killed a journalist and raped several civilians. Ban was “alarmed” by the initial findings of a

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Uganda Troops in South Sudan to Evacuate Citizens After Violence

By Denis Dumo JUBA, July 14 – Uganda’s army began evacuating citizens from inside neighbouring South Sudan on Thursday where fighting between forces loyal to the president and his rival has plunged the nation into its worst crisis since the end of a two-year civil war. After the civil war erupted in 2013, Uganda’s forces

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By Denis Dumo JUBA, July 13 – South Sudan’s vice president has withdrawn with his troops to outside of Juba but is not planning for war, his spokesman said on Wednesday, as a ceasefire that ended heavy fighting with the president’s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