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Prominent South Sudanese dissident Peter Biar Ajak thanked President Donald Trump for giving him refuge after fleeing 'a death squad sent by ... President Salva Kiir'.

The United Nations has extended an arms embargo in South Sudan after an intensification of fighting.

South Sudan Vice President tests positive for coronavirus

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South Sudan Vice President tests positive for coronavirus

VP Riek Machar's wife, Defence Minister Angelina Teny, and "a number of his office staff and bodyguards" have also been infected.

South Sudan reports first coronavirus case

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South Sudan reports first coronavirus case

The patient was identified as a 29-year-old woman who arrived in South Sudan from the Netherlands via Ethiopia on February 28.

South Sudan rivals form unity government

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South Sudan rivals form unity government

Rivals Salva Kiir and Riek Machar inaugurated the new unity government, declaring an 'official end' to war despite previous ...

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South Sudan rebels reject president's peace plan

Hopes of breaking a deadlock in South Sudan have been dashed after rebel leader Riek Machar rejected a peace offer from President Salva Kiir.

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War dominates Africa summit as leaders vow Libya support

African Union leaders vowed on Monday to push peace efforts in Libya, a sign of the bloc's desire to play a bigger role in resolving the ...

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South Sudan rivals seek to break deadlock

Rival South Sudan factions held fresh peace talks on Wednesday.

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Peace talks drift as Sudan strikes deal with rebels

Sudan's new government has agreed to revive a long-dormant irrigation system in the country's central farming region.

US imposes sanctions on S.Sudan ministers over peace delay

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US imposes sanctions on S.Sudan ministers over peace delay

The United States imposed sanctions on two sitting ministers in South Sudan, accusing them of obstructing the young country's peace efforts ...

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Sudan elected chair of East Africa trade bloc

The top post goes to Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok, who has led efforts towards Sudan's international rehabilitation.

UN urges South Sudan parties to honour peace deal

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UN urges South Sudan parties to honour peace deal

The UN has called on South Sudan's parties to reaffirm thier commitment to a peace deal.

Sudan rivals to meet South Sudan rebel chief

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Sudan rivals to meet South Sudan rebel chief

Sudanese generals and protest leaders held talks with at least one rebel group in neighbouring South Sudan.

South Sudan president forbids singing national anthem without him

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South Sudan president forbids singing national anthem without him

President Salva Kiir has placed a ban on singing the national anthem unless he is present.

More than 100 civilians killed in South Sudan violence

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More than 100 civilians killed in South Sudan violence

The UN said Wednesday that conflict had intensified in a region of South Sudan since a peace deal was signed, with hundreds of civilians raped ...

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South Sudan government agrees six month peace deal extension

South Sudan will have to wait another six months for a new government.

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Regional bloc invites S.Sudan rivals to Addis talks

A regional bloc for East Africa extended an invitation on Wednesday to the two South Sudan sides, led by President Salva Kiir ...

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Pope kisses feet of South Sudan's leaders 'for peace'

Pope Francis got down and kissed the feet of South Sudan's rival leaders to encourage them to strengthen the country's peace process.

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Western powers warn on violence in South Sudan

South Sudan's government in September reached a peace deal with the main opposition unit of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement but a holdout ...

Prominent opposition leader returns to South Sudan

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Prominent opposition leader returns to South Sudan

Lam Akol, a former minister in Kiir's government who fled Juba in 2016 when a former peace deal collapsed, returned to the capital on Thursday.

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South Sudan fighting has 'greatly diminished': UN envoy

The UN's envoy for South Sudan has said that conflict in the world's youngest nation has dramatically decreased, amid concerns about slowing ...

US-sanctioned Israeli ex-general denies arming South Sudan groups

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US-sanctioned Israeli ex-general denies arming South Sudan groups

A former Israeli general has denied US claims that he helped arm South Sudan's warring parties.

UN troops to help South Sudan refugees return home

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UN troops to help South Sudan refugees return home

South Sudan refugees are beginning to return to their homes after being displaced during fighting.

South Sudan arms embargo being violated, UN says

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South Sudan arms embargo being violated, UN says

A UN panel's report has noted violations of South Sudan's arms embargo, however has said that it is too early to judge the measure's success.

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