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However, some of whom were airlifted to the country's capital, Juba, for better medical care reportedly disappeared along the way, raising anxiety from family members and their commanders.
The South Sudanese army chief in a press conference he conducted on Tuesday in the capital, Juba, said that attacks by government troops on the rebel positions before the 9 May agreement between president Salva Kiir and Machar were deliberately ...

The chair of the probe team, however, said the five-member commission of inquiry would leave no stone unturned in South Sudan, stressing that there must be accountability for all killings since the fighting started. "We will come up with full report ...
Peter Gai Lual Marrow, moderator of the Presbyterian Church in South Sudan, told Bishop Pates he had witnessed "unbelievable atrocities" in the conflict that since mid-December has claimed thousands of lives and forced more than 1 million people to flee.
Simon Gatwec Gatkek, an official from Upper Nile state, told Sudan Tribune on Wednesday, said that no prior information had been provided about the changes, although he said he had no objections to the reshuffle.
He told reporters on arrival in Juba on Monday that the Commission "will not shy away from any place because of clashes because that is the mandate of our commission.

The African Union Commission of Inquiry on South Sudan said that massacres documented throughout the country will be included in its final report.
Juba, South Sudan (MSN) - After blocking her departure on a spurious charge of forged travel documents, Sudan today allowed a Christian mother sentenced to die over a false allegation of leaving Islam to leave the country, her attorney said. Having ...
... Abyei (UNISFA) later also intervened at Wun e Ruok, with the attackers forced to abandon 250 heads of cattle as they fled. Radio Tamazuj was unable to reach the Sudanese ambassador in Juba for comment about the South Sudanese ministry's statement.
Juba - South Sudanese rival leaders must engage in meaningful negotiations to avert the pending faming that could result from the country's ongoing conflict, a United States special said Wednesday.
"Your peacefulness, respect and the state security has added a heavy weight to your call that could qualify your state to be a capital city for South Sudan," he said. Garang further assured residents that governor Hassan, who is currently on a visit to ...
July 23, 2014 (Juba) - South Sudanese army commander has warned against launching a major offensive targeting the positions of rebel fighters allied to former vice-president Riek Machar amid repeated violations to a ceasefire agreement signed by both ...
July 23, 2014 (Juba) - Presidential guards protecting South Sudanese president Salva Kiir have been accused of having gone on a rampage, robbing and terrorising citizens as well as foreigners in the national capital, Juba, a senior security official ...
"These are many years since I left Juba. But if given time, I can get all the supporting documents on these queries," Migade said when asked by MPs Tim Lwanga and Alice Alaso whether he ever carried out bank reconciliations over alleged remitted NTR.
Meanwhile, the state's women association chairperson, Mary Emilo Bafuka, said despite the relocation of capital to Wau, Juba would still remain South Sudan's leading commercial town, as is the case in Nigeria where Abuja is the administrative capital ...
... reporters in Juba. Nearly 1.4 million people have forced out of their homes as a result of the seven-month old conflict in the young nation, with up to 300,000 displaced into neighboring Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia and Sudan. "We are working with the ...
The Giyada military barracks in Juba, for example, has been a central location of human rights abuses and conflict since the previous 22-year civil war in Sudan. During the last war, government authorities imprisoned countless numbers of people in ...

Traders and other organizations transacting business in South Sudan are beaming with smiles of satisfaction after Ethiopian airlines being granted permission to operate direct flights between Entebbe and Juba starting next week. This was done in a bid ...
"They [rebels] attacked Ayod this [Tuesday] morning but were repulsed by SPLA," Judy Jonglei, the state information minister told Sudan Tribune by phone. "This is a total violation the ceasefire," he added. Gordon Buay, a member of other armed groups ...
An unnamed Western diplomat in Juba estimates that the South Sudanese government has spent at least $1 billion on new weapons since the civil war began in December 2013.
In August 2012 I wrote an article under the title "I am not Defending Juba, but UNMISS is not Honest!", the events happened after that and the accusations proved that UNMISS is a part of the crisis.
Salva Kiir Mayardit at State House in Juba, South Sudan. Present at the courtesy call were Hon. Dr. Barnaba Marial Benjamin, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation; Hon.
Juba - The South Sudanese government claimed on Monday it has taken full control of Nasir, a strategic town located south-east of the Upper Nile state capital, Malakal.
Juba - South Sudan on Monday accused some of its neighbours of allegedly supporting opposition forces fighting the Juba government. The army chief of general staff, Gen. Paul Malong Awan, said there were some "unusual" movements within South ...
"We will not shy away from any place because of clashes because that is the mandate of our commission," former Nigerian leader, Olusegun Obasanjo told reporters on arrival to the South Sudan capital, Juba Monday. "Our commission is mandated to healing ...
SPLA spokesman Colonel Philip Aguer told Sudan Tribune in Juba that rebels were shelling Nasir from a distance, but maintained government forces remained in control of the town.
Chapereka told shareholders at an annual general meeting last month that the group has begun writing business in South Sudan, but was restricted to Juba due to clashes in Africa's youngest state. "The challenge is that disturbances limited us to three ...
Everyone has time to enjoy, so it is our time to enjoy ourselves", said Joseph Juoi, the Unity state coordinator in the South Sudan capital, Juba. Juoi, in the Uganda to attend an event organised by students, also advised them to put aside fears that ...
Earlier this month the departing UN representative in South Sudan Hilde Johnson issued a scathing attack on the country's leaders, lashing out at both the government and rebels, calling them a "self-serving elite" responsible for a looming "man-made ...
Times have been tough for SOS families from our children's Village in South Sudan. After rebels violently seized Malakal, where the Village was based, families were evacuated to safety in the capital Juba. One of our team was captured by the rebels and ...
However, Machar's spokesperson, James Gatdet Dak dismissed the allegation as unfounded. He said Kiir had been the president and spent most of his time in South Sudan not in Khartoum as alleged. He argued that Machar was busy shuttling between Juba ...
By Charles Hunt, Lecturer in International Security at the University of Queensland, and Mark Malan, Senior Lecturer in Peacekeeping at Massey University in New Zealand.
However, Khartoum and Juba had reached a rapprochement by late 2013, with the tacit agreement not to support rebel movements in each other's countries.
Paul Malong Awan, said there were some "unusual" movements within South Sudan's borders, but declined to name countries allegedly involved in dealing with the rebels.
"We will not shy away from any place because of clashes because that is the mandate of our commission," former Nigerian leader, Olusegun Obasanjo told reporters on arrival to the South Sudan capital, Juba Monday. "Our commission is mandated to healing ...
The United Nations (UN) has accused South Sudanese rebels of violating a ceasefire by launching an offensive to recapture its former headquarters.
"The main goal is to highlight the crimes being committed in the Juba Mountains and condemn the silence of the international community, especially the United Nations," he said.
Fighters loyal to rebel leader Riek Machar struck Nasir - a town retaken by government forces two months ago - located about 300 miles north of Juba and close to South Sudan's border with Ethiopia. It was not immediately clear if there were casualties.
South Sudanese army (SPLA) spokesperson Col. Philip Aguer told Sudan Tribune that government forces were still in control of their positions in the town, although rebel forces penetrated some parts of the town before getting sustained military engagement.
"We will not shy away from any place because of clashes or all that because that is mandate of our commission," Obasanjo said as he and the rest of the five-member African Union Commission of Inquiry in South Sudan (AUCISS) arrived in Juba at the start ...
Juba: South Sudan rebels and government troops battled Monday over the strategic town of Nasir, the United Nations said, with rebels launching their largest offensive since an oft-broken May truce.
Juba, South Sudan - South Sudanese rebels and government soldiers clashed in the northern town of Nasir on Sunday, adding to fears that a shaky cease-fire agreement signed in May could collapse.
South Sudanese rebels demand the withdrawal of Uganda's troops; Museveni refuses proclaiming that Uganda has interests in South Sudan and that Juba asks Kampala for a military help. Regional observers have on many occasions warned that Ugandan ...
By Carl Odera Juba, July 20 (Reuters) - South Sudanese rebels and government soldiers clashed in the northern town of Nasir on Sunday, adding to fears that a shaky ceasefire agreement signed in May could totally collapse.
Lul Ruai Koang in statement extended to Sudan Tribune. He further said their forces have for the last three days been fighting in self-defense in order to "protect and prevent unlawfully arrest of the top military commander".
Juba - South Sudanese rebels have denied abducting civilians from Northern Bahr el Ghazal state during their recent clashes week with the national army while crossing through government controlled-areas.
Some analysts say Kiir's latest accusations could derail peace negotiations between the government in Juba and representatives of the rebels.
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The fighters loyal to Machar struck Nasir, their former headquarters, located 500 kilometres north of Juba and close to Ethiopia, which was retaken by government forces in May.
However, during the June IGAD regional summit, president Museveni surprisingly admitted in front of regional leaders that there was no coup attempt in Juba as alleged, a previously sole reason for its forces deployment to save president Kiir's government.


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