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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
"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 ...
"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.
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 ...
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 ...

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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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.
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," ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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 ...
A picture December 23, 2017 shows a newly arrived refugee fleeing from recent fighting in Lasu in South Sudan waits for registration by the National Commission for ... Some 4,847 named individuals are listed as having died in 31 months from the start of the rebellion against South Sudan government.
"At about 10:30 p.m. last night, bandits under the direct command of Lieutenant Colonel Chan Garang attacked the SPLA's position at the north of Kapur," he told a news conference, referring to a high-ranking officer who defected from the government last year. Koang did not give details on casualties, but ...
Several people are reported dead after fighting between government and rebel forces in South Sudan's Yei River state, in the latest violations of a two-week-old cease-fire agreement. Earlier this week, the "Troika" countries of the United States, the United Kingdom and Norway issued a strong warning to ...
PERALTA: You know, the U.S. has stood by the government of South Sudan. But just a couple of months ago, things changed dramatically. Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United States, made a visit to South Sudan, and she said the government had to stop its offensive. She blamed them for most ...
The South Sudan government and the main opposition rebel group, the Sudan People's Liberation Movement-In Opposition (SPLA-IO), have traded accusations over the failure of the latest ceasefire, Uganda's Daily Monitor reported on Tuesday. The ceasefire which went into effect on Sunday was the latest ...
Today is the fourth anniversary of the start of the conflict in South Sudan. We are writing to urge the UK government to redouble its efforts to support peace in the country. Numbers rarely tell the whole story of a conflict but the statistics in South Sudan are truly staggering: 6 million people, half of the country's ...
Two weeks ago, the US imposed an arms embargo aimed at crippling protagonists to the civil war in South Sudan. Washington says its arms embargo against South Sudan was necessitated by the frequent violations of the ceasefire agreement between the government and rebels forces. US sanctions still ...
The second round of the South Sudan peace talks, which started on February 5 in Addis Ababa, hit a snag on Friday when the government delegation ... The government side consequently refused to sign the Declaration of Principles, which will guide the Inter-governmental Authority on Development ...
"child abductions and trafficking in South Sudan is a real issue that requires an urgent response by the government," said Edmund Yakani, executive director of the nonprofit Community Empowerment for Progress Organization. While tracking child kidnappings is challenging amid the conflict and mass ...
Uganda, which sent troops to fight on the side of the government of South Sudan in the early stages of the war, is still feeding the conflict with weapons, said Richard Downie, deputy director of the Africa program at the Center For Strategic And International Studies, who visited the region in January. Uganda ...


 

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