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"The mission lost contact with the helicopter, which was on a routine cargo flight from Wau to Bentiu," around 1130 GMT, the United Nations mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) said in a statement. "Investigations regarding the cause of the incident will ...
The country was already well into a civil war that began on December 15, 2013, when clashes broke out in the capital of Juba between forces loyal to President Salva Kiir and rebel soldiers aligned with Riek Machar, Kiir's former vice president. Little ...

Juba - South Sudanese national security agents have arrested three people in Western Bahr el Ghazal state for alleged involvement in rebel activities.
... Bank for South Sudan health repaid results; $21 million World Bank for safety net and skills development; $80 million for South Sudan-East Africa regional trade and Development Facilitation Program; and $150 million China Exim Bank loan for Juba ...
In this Dec. 22, 2013 file photo, a United Nations MI-8 helicopter transporting wounded civilians from Bor, the capital of Jonglei state and said to be the scene of fierce clashes between government troops and rebels, arrives at the airport in Juba ...
"The summit calls on the stakeholders to conclude, within six weeks, negotiation of the details necessary to fully operationalise the agreed principles on the transitional arrangements towards resolution of the crisis in South Sudan," partly reads the ...

AUGUST 25, 2014 (Juba) - South Sudanese national security agents have arrested three people in Western Bahr el Ghazal state for alleged involvement in rebel activities.
The Auxiliary Bishop of Juba in South Sudan, Bishop Santo Loku Pio says that the Archdiocese of Juba plans to open 25 new parishes, in addition to the existing 14.
"I don't know exactly what ensued between the two sides but it did result in the firing a weapon that hit one of the military police who was responding to the shoot-out," he told Sudan Tribune by phone. Deng identified the dead military police officer ...
"There have been unusual activities, including hostile movement of rebels of Riek Machar with heavy equipment and weapons crossing into Unity state from Sudan, which is a violation of the agreements that have been signed with the rebels and others," he ...
The Auxiliary Bishop of Juba Archdiocese on Friday used an image of death to describe the leaders of South Sudan and Sudan, calling them "dry bones" in need of spiritual revitalization. This comes after the South Sudanese government shut down Bakhita ...
Malakal, South Sudan - Nyarony Choing is as old as South Sudan. And like the world's newest nation, she has been to hell and back before her fourth birthday.
Malakal, South Sudan - Nyarony Choing is as old as South Sudan. And like the world's newest nation, she has been to hell and back before her fourth birthday.
James Khan Jok, a former education minister in Upper Nile state, returned to Juba with three others and was received by Upper Nile's information, Peter Hoth Tuach, among other officials.
Martin Tako, the chairperson of United Democratic Salvation Front currently leads the group, whose membership comprises of Bishop Gabriel Roric Jur, member of National Congress Party in South Sudan, Wilson Lodiong Sebit, vice president for African ...
Juba - The South Sudanese army (SPLA) says it has discovered a master plan drawn up by rebel forces outlining arrangements for mass mobilisation with the aim of launching a major offensive despite the signing of a ceasefire agreement.
August 22, 2014 (Juba) - The South Sudanese army (SPLA) says it has discovered a master plan drawn up by rebel forces outlining arrangements for mass mobilisation with the aim of launching a major offensive despite the signing of a ceasefire agreement.

"Of course, they [Jie] presented it [proposal for a new county]and it has been debated over, in the presence of the president," Yau Yau told reporters in the capital, Juba on Friday. "This is their choice. If they want to join there [GPAA], it is up to ...
Martin Tako, the chairperson of United Democratic Salvation Front currently leads the group, whose membership comprises of Bishop Gabriel Roric Jur, member of National Congress Party in South Sudan, Wilson Lodiong Sebit, vice president for African ...
SPLM, the ruling party of South Sudan, has fractured since the start of a civil war in December 2013. The faction of the party based in Juba remains under the leadership of President Salva Kiir. The SPLM-Juba faction controls the cabinet, the ...
But whereas the 2012 cooperation agreement allows Juba to use Sudan's pipelines to export its oil to international markets, Khartoum is impatiently growing irritable of Juba's behavior, especially with Uganda's army involvement in the conflict against ...
It comes amidst the ongoing conflict between the South Sudan government and rebels. The country is on the brink of what some experts are calling the worst famine in decades.
August 21, 2014 (Juba) - Unknown numbers of South Sudanese civilians fleeing shelling in Upper Nile state's Dolieb hill arrived at United Nations protection sites in the capital, Malakal, which currently hosts over 17,000 people, world body said Thursday.
August 21, 2014 (Juba) - South Sudan army on Thursday dismissed as "untrue" a Human Rights Watch report alleging it recruited children in Unity state.
But whereas the 2012 cooperation agreement allows Juba to use Sudan's pipelines to export its oil to international markets, Khartoum is impatiently growing irritable of Juba's behavior, especially with Uganda's army involvement in the conflict against ...
Presidential spokesman Ateny Wek Ateny told South Sudan in Focus on Monday August 18 that the story that led to the closure of Bakhita Radio and the detention of four staff members, including news editor David Ocen, breached national security because ...
Juba, Aug 21 2014 (IPS) - Along the fertile banks of sub-Saharan Africa's White Nile, one of the two main tributaries of the Nile River, a war veteran's co-op is planting for a food secure future in South Sudan, a country potentially facing famine ...
... of the mechanism (JBVMM) and determine the zero line before the opening of border crossings corridors, border trade and the demilitarized border zone between the two countries," said the rapporteur of the joint security committee from the Sudanese ...
Juba - South Sudanese president Salva Kiir Mayardit, issued a surprise decree on Wednesday sacking Rebecca Nyandeng de Mabior, the widow of the late John Garang, founding leader of the country's ruling party (SPLM).
Michael Thon, the former host of Wake up Juba, said he was threatened twice after he dedicated one-and-a-half hours of a show in December 2012 to the slaying of political commentator Isaiah Abraham.
Skye Wheeler, a Human Rights Watch researcher in Juba, reports that boys as young as 12 years of age spoke with her about their experiences working for the Sudan' people's Liberation army (SPLA). During an attack last Friday by opposition forces on ...
... state, to which Juba belongs, have welcomed plans to subdivide the state into more counties, while insisting that additional measures be taken to further decentralise power, including the adoption of a federal system of governance throughout South ...
Wilson Abisai Lodingareng, 65, is a peri-urban farmer and founder of Werithior veteran's Association, or WVA, in Juba, South Sudan. The association is a group of 15 farmers ranging in age, with the youngest being a 25-year-old veteran's son. This group ...
The latter will fly to Juba to discuss the implementation of different agreements he brokered between the two countries. The Sudanese first vice-president Bakri Hassan Saleh on Tuesday discussed the same matter with the visiting AU official. He however ...
August 18, 2014 (Juba) - The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has called on the warring parties to respect the lifesaving work of the world body and ensure unhindered freedom of movement for its personnel as well as other humanitarian ...
August 19, 2014 (Juba) - A South Sudanese editor who was detained by the country's national security services on Saturday has been freed.
Violence erupted on 15 December in the capital, Juba, among forces of the presidential guard, before spreading to other regions throughout the country.
Two weeks after Ethiopian airlines launched a daily direct route from Entebbe to Juba, frequent flyers between Uganda and South Sudan seem to be embracing the development rather fast. The airline's maiden flight on the route, which took place with a ...
The latter will fly to Juba to discuss the implementation of different agreements he brokered between the two countries. The Sudanese first vice-president Bakri Hassan Saleh on Tuesday discussed the same matter with the visiting AU official. He however ...
August 20, 2014 (Juba) - South Sudan's national council of states held a sitting in the capital, Juba, on Wednesday to discuss a proposal for the creation of 10 counties in the Greater Juba region. The sitting follows a directive in June by president ...
August 19, 2014 (Khartoum) - During a meeting with the head of the African Union High-Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP), Thabo Mbeki, Sudanese first vice-president Bakri Hassan Saleh, blamed Juba for delaying the implementation of a series of ...
(Juba) - South Sudan's army has used child soldiers during recent fighting against opposition forces in violation of international law, Human Rights Watch said today.
August 20, 2014 (Juba) - South Sudan's national council of states held a sitting in the capital, Juba, on Wednesday to discuss a proposal for the creation of 10 counties in the Greater Juba region. The sitting follows a directive in June by president ...
That is, until I read the introduction to the 'Who's Who' series, which carries a definition of this SPLM-Juba faction: "SPLM, the ruling party of South Sudan, has fractured since the start of a civil war in December 2013. The faction of the party ...
August 18, 2014 (Juba) - The chairperson for the Union of journalists in South Sudan (UJOSS) has expressed concerns over the level of crackdown on the media houses, describing the act as an attack on their work, and urged government to protect and ...
South Sudan's National Council of States, the upper house of parliament, held a sitting in Juba Wednesday to discuss a proposal to create ten counties in Greater Juba, Central Equatoria State. The sitting follows a directive in June by President Salva ...
August 19, 2014 (Addis Ababa) - South Sudanese rebels led by the former vice-president Riek Machar have accused the government delegation of boycotting the talks in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa.
Sgt Trevor Jessome is a member of 14 Construction engineering Squadron currently deployed with the United Nations Juba, South Sudan, Africa. I was approached by Dan Hennessey shortly before my departure for South Sudan to possibly send in an article ...
A source familiar with the ongoing talks told Sudan Tribune that the leader of the government delegation, Nhial Deng Nhial and Lueth held a meeting with the mediators on Monday, during which they set conditions for participating in the on-and-off ...
August 19, 2014 (Juba) - The leadership of South Sudanese political parties taking part in peace talks between the two warring parties is sharply divided amid reports that some of the members may have acted under pressure from the government delegation.


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