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The outgoing top UN figure in South Sudan believes that, with 'good governance' and an end to corruption, the nation could achieve economic prosperity.

The UN Secretary-General has outlined 'three key benchmarks' ahead of May's assessment of the South Sudan arms embargo.

IMF grants $174m emergency loan to South Sudan

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IMF grants $174m emergency loan to South Sudan

The IMF has given millions in a loan to South Sudan

As peace deal drifts, South Sudan risks fresh crisis

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As peace deal drifts, South Sudan risks fresh crisis

South Sudan's unity government and its fragile peace process in doubt, and war may be looming on the horizon.

Pope hopes to visit South Sudan, Lebanon

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Pope hopes to visit South Sudan, Lebanon

Pope Francis told the countries' leaders to do more to bring peace and stability to their nations.

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Sudan leaders, rebel groups agree peace deal

A historic deal between Sudan's leaders and rebel commanders was agreed on Monday, reports said.

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S.Sudan dissident thanks President Trump for US asylum

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

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UN extends South Sudan arms embargo through May 2021

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

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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.

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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 ...

South Sudan rebels reject president's peace plan

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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 ...

War dominates Africa summit as leaders vow Libya support

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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 ...

South Sudan rivals seek to break deadlock

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South Sudan rivals seek to break deadlock

Rival South Sudan factions held fresh peace talks on Wednesday.

Peace talks drift as Sudan strikes deal with rebels

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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.

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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 despite promises to form a unity government.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 ...

South Sudan government agrees six month peace deal extension

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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.

Regional bloc invites S.Sudan rivals to Addis talks

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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 ...

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

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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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