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NEW YORK -- Continued attacks on health facilities and blocked access to aid organizations are worsening the humanitarian situation in South Sudan, according to the international human rights coalition Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict. At least 20 percent of South Sudan's 1,900 hospitals ... aid workers
JUBA, April 27 (Xinhua) -- South Sudan and the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) on Friday agreed to end the bickering over the operations of the ... Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) signed between the government and UN in the wake of South Sudan winning independence from Sudan in 2011.

International frustration has been rising with the lack of progress toward peace in South Sudan, where untold tens of thousands have been killed since fighting began in December 2013. A cease-fire in December was violated within hours. South Sudan's government says it is committed to peace, ...
Speaking in Kampala, South Sudan officials signalled at a three-day high level meeting of the eight-nation Inter-Governmental Authority on ... The meeting is a follow-up on first consultations, which Igad held with South Sudan government officials and other national stakeholders in Juba last year. rebel
Announcing the formation of his new group from exile in Kenya, Malong said he wanted to "arrest the carnage" of South Sudan's ongoing war, stating that President Salva Kiir "has concentrated all his ... South Sudan's government-controlled army was founded in 1983 by 'father of the nation' John Garang.

South Sudan's government has approved a report on the regional bloc's decision to relocate the exiled rebel leader Riek Machar from his house ... Two weeks ago, the Inter Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) announced that it had resolved to release Machar from house arrest in South Africa. Sudan
The press secretary for South Sudan's Vice President James Wani Igga has resigned, saying he cannot serve a government that is subjecting its people to suffering. David Mayen Dengdit told VOA's South Sudan in Focus that he left his position a week ago because of what he called bad ...
Under the Status of Forces Agreement, between the U.N. and South Sudan's government, the U.N. has the right to operate radio stations under its "exclusive control" and to convey information to the public relating to its mandate. Civic groups are calling the suspension disturbing and are urging the Media ...
A group of opposition parties held a news conference in Addis Ababa last month to accuse South Sudan's government of not taking the High-Level Revitalization Forum seriously and of violating the latest cease-fire, which was signed in December. A South Sudan army spokesperson dismissed the ...
The reports we have been getting for the last three days indicated that the rebel groups loyal to [Thomas] Cirilo and Riek Machar have been fighting among themselves,” Koang told VOA's South Sudan in Focus. Bishop Hillary Adeba of Yei Diocese of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan confirmed fighting ...
More than six million people, up about 40 percent from a year ago, are at threat without aid, according to the report released Monday by the United Nations and South Sudan's government. It says 150,000 people in 11 counties in Jonglei, Upper Nile, Unity and Western Bahr el Ghazal states could slip into ...
A U.N. report says South Sudan's government continues to censor the media and restrict freedom of expression. The report (Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression in South Sudan) warns that restrictions on freedom of expression are having a “chilling effect” and “are shrinking the space for debate in ...
February 19, 2018 (JUBA) – South Sudan government has denied reports that it supplies food and free transport to refugees returning from neighboring Uganda upon their arrival to the war-torn nation. “The government does not provide any assistance to the returnees, but works with aid agencies that ...
The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) on Friday adjourned the South Sudan peace talks for three weeks. An IGAD envoy did not say why, but opposition parties questioned the government delegation's commitment to finding solutions. Opposition parties, civil society activists and ...
South Sudan's government Friday declined to sign an agreement on rules to facilitate discussion aimed at reviving the country's collapsed 2015 peace deal. The government's delegates refused to approve the Declaration of Principles (DOP), intended to guide a second phase of high-level talks. They cited ...

Uganda is set to host the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (Igad) meeting to discuss the free movement of South Sudanese, including ... Tuesday's meeting is a follow-up on first consultations, which Igad held with South Sudan government officials and other national stakeholders in Juba ... Sudan
NAIROBI: Activists accused South Sudan's government on Monday of funnelling cash from the state oil company to militias responsible for atrocities and attacks on civilians. South Sudan dismissed the report by The Sentry, a group co-founded by actor George Clooney. "The oil money did not even ... buy a ... Sudan
A recent report by the United Nations and the South Sudan government said 150,000 people could slip into famine this year. A formal famine declaration means people have already started to starve to death. But even with food aid, humanitarian workers warn, much of South Sudan could face severe ... Sudan
A South African man is facing a possible death sentence in South Sudan, after none of the key defense witnesses showed up at his trial on espionage charges and conspiracy to overthrow the government. William John Endley was a security contractor for former South Sudanese Vice President Riek ... Sudan
The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) on Friday adjourned the South Sudan peace talks for three weeks. An IGAD envoy did not say why, but opposition parties questioned the government delegation's commitment to finding solutions. Opposition parties, civil society activists and ... Sudan
the positions by the government. This comes as South Sudanese rebels and government forces clashed around a town in the oil-producing northeast on Sunday and Monday with each side blaming the. other for the violence that may complicate regional efforts to end a four-year civil war. The army said it ... Sudan
"It makes less sense that you add 200 more troops to what we have already in Juba — the U.N., the Regional Protection Forces, the government security forces, the police, and other forces," he told VOA's South Sudan in Focus. "It just doesn't make any sense." In August, UNMISS chief David Shearer said ... Sudan
“We the opposition group and participants of the IGAD [Inter-governmental Authority for Development]-led High-Level Forum on the Revitalization of the Agreement on the ... The rebels also demanded that the government of South Sudan signs the Declaration of Principles as it is the basis for negotiations. Sudan
South Sudan's government Friday declined to sign an agreement on rules to facilitate discussion aimed at reviving the country's collapsed 2015 peace deal. The government's delegates refused to approve the Declaration of Principles (DOP), intended to guide a second phase of high-level talks. They cited ... Sudan
Photo taken on Oct. 16, 2016 shows South Sudan's government soldiers at a battle field in Alelo near South Sudan's northern town of Malakal.(Xinhua/Gale Julius). JUBA, Feb. 9 (Xinhua) -- At least 15 people have been killed and eight others wounded following renewed communal fighting in South ... Sudan
On the same day, the European Union imposed sanctions on three current and former officials implicated in human rights violations in Juba, South Sudan's capital. Heather Nauert, the US State Department spokeswoman, said her government “will not stand idly by as innocent Sudanese civilians are ... Sudan
At least 15 people have been killed and several others injured during clan fighting in South Sudan, a government official and witnesses say. The fighting, in the Kolynyang area of Jonglei state's Bor South county, began Wednesday and continued into Thursday, said witnesses who hid in the bush. Sudan
The South Sudanese government ended a boycott Tuesday after mediators accepted the participation of its entire delegation in the revitalisation forum. The second phase of High-Level Revitalisation Forum began on Monday in neighbouring Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa. But the government delegation ... Sudan
Newly released child soldiers wait in a line for their registration during the release ceremony in Yambio, South Sudan. (Stefanie Glinski / AFP/Getty ... Human rights groups say child recruitment continues, even as South Sudan's government says it has committed to ending the practice. “The continued ... Sudan
February 5, 2018 (JUBA)- The second phase of the IGAD-brokered South Sudanese peace talks have resumed in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, despite a boycott by the government delegation demanding more representation. The Second Phase of High-Level Revitalization Forum was launched ... Sudan
South Sudan has recalled its ambassador to the United States, after the Trump administration unilaterally imposed arms restrictions on the government last week. First Vice President Taban Deng Gai said the U.S. move will negatively impact efforts to peacefully resolve the conflict in his country. “Garang ... Sudan
January 26, 2018 (JUBA) - Aweil Community leadership across South Sudan Friday condemned the killing of three brothers in Juba in what it ... of staff Gen Paul Malong Awan one of the influential Aweil community leaders is working from outside the country to overthrow the government of President Kiir. Sudan
It is deplorable that military personnel can carry out such acts," the Inter-Governmental Agency on Development said. ... "But through its recent actions the government of South Sudan is increasingly proving itself to be an unfit partner for this Council and any country seeking peace and security for the people ... Sudan
The South Sudan government has reacted angrily to remarks made by U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, in which she called the ... the people and the government of South Sudan always wish to exist between the two people and governments,” Wol told reporters at a news conference in ... Sudan
JUBA, Jan. 25 (Xinhua) -- South Sudan and China on Thursday signed a loan agreement worth 248.8 million U.S. dollars for the establishment of an Air Traffic Management (ATM) system in the world's youngest country. Under the pact, the two governments agreed that the money will be channeled through ... Sudan
The new executive director of the U.N. Children's Fund, Henrietta Fore, warns conditions for millions of children in war-ravaged South Sudan are seriously worsening, ... South Sudan's government and rebels signed a cease-fire agreement in December. ... Most contributions come from governments. Sudan
Opponents of the South Sudan government, real or perceived, have been targets of abuse and threats apparently from government sources, even when outside the country's borders. Numerous activists and opposition members who fled South Sudan have reported threats and intimidation by suspected ... Sudan
South Sudan youth body condemns ceasefire violations ... (KAMPALA) – A South Sudanese youth entity has condemned what it described as violation of the cessation of hostilities by South Sudan government allegedly with the intention of frustrating efforts to bring everlasting peace to the ordinary citizens. Sudan
13 (Xinhua) -- China on Friday handed over 24 containers of medical supplies worth over 10 million U.S. dollars to support a South Sudan government health initiative. "China is unconditionally helping us to implement our government policy of providing universal health care to all citizens of South Sudan," ... Sudan
However, the South Sudan government denies holding any more PoWs and political detainees following the Presidential directive since 2017 that saw some of the political detainees released. The rebel spokesman also revealed that government troops attacked them on Friday in another round of fresh ... Sudan
China, according to South Sudan's health minister, has become South Sudan's leading donor of pharmaceuticals, grants and a major partner in capacity building for South Sudanese health professionals. Kok said the Chinese government provided a grant of $33 million in 2013 to modernize and expand ... Sudan
Once regarded as South Sudan's breadbasket, the ravaged Equatoria region is slipping into catastrophe, its once self-reliant citizens now dependent ... Residents in Yei and Lainya towns say they're living in a prison and blame the government for stealing their food and denying them access to their fields. Sudan
Both the South Sudan government and rebels loyal to former Vice President Riek Machar say they are not holding political detainees or prisoners of war. The declarations to VOA's South Sudan in Focus came two days after a January 7 deadline for both sides to hand over political detainees and POWs to ... Sudan
JUBA (Reuters) - The South Sudanese government on Monday declared army chief of staff General Paul Malong a rebel and accused him of being behind a series of attacks last week ... Kiir's spokesman Ateny Wek Ateny said Malong was ordering his commanders in South Sudan to attack the government. Sudan
They came at the start of 2017 from their homes in Kajo Keji, South Sudan – as the government and two rebel groups battled for control in a war sparked by a feud between ... Government forces rounded up men suspected of being linked to the rebels – with reports of torture, disappearance, and murder. Sudan
SPLA-IO accuses government of abducting local chief in South Sudan's Bari ... January 8, 2018 (JUBA) - The armed opposition allied to the former First Vice President Riek Machar has accused the government forces of abducting a local chief with domestic animals belonging to civilians in Bari area. Sudan
South Sudan truce violation Clashes broke out near South Sudan's capital Juba between government troops and rebels, officials said, the latest violation of a ceasefire signed last month. The deal reached in Addis Ababa between the government of President Salva Kiir and a myriad of opposition groups ... Sudan
A leader in Melbourne's South Sudanese community has accused key government figures of racial stereotyping and demanded an apology after recent comments about an apparent African youth crime problem. South Sudan Australia Peace Initiative coordinator Nyok Gor wrote in an open letter to Prime ... Sudan


 

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