sudanese civil war

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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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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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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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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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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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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