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South Sudan appoints Dier Ngor as central bank governor.

South Sudan has appointed Dier Ngor as its new central bank governor, President Salva Kiir said in a statement. The statement, seen by Reuters on Thursday, said Kiir had also appointed Albino Othow as the first deputy governor. It gave no reason for the removal of their predecessors. The former …

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Embattled South Sudan appeals to US against aids review.

South Sudan’s government urged the United States on Wednesday not to “abandon” the country after Washington said it would review its assistance programs because it could not continue a partnership with leaders perpetuating “endless war”. “We are asking the United States not to abandon this country (South Sudan) because we …

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South Sudan confrontation choice to attract more UN sanctions.

South Sudan risks being slapped with fresh sanctions by the United Nations Security Council following a report by a top UN official, saying leaders in the country are still ‘bent on armed confrontation’. Jean-Pierre Lacroix, the UN Under Secretary – General for peacekeeping operations told the security council that despite …

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White House reviews programs to end violence in South Sudan.

The United States will review assistance programs to South Sudan, the White House said on Tuesday, the main reason for the move, being frustrated with the lack of progress in reaching a peace agreement to end the violence in the country. “We are deeply frustrated with the lack of progress …

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Ethiopia and Kenya leaders in talk to pursue peace in Somalia.

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Monday concluded a two-day state visit to Kenya during which he held talks with his counterpart Uhuru Kenyatta at State House in Nairobi. At the heart of deliberations was bilateral and historical agreements between the two nations. Issues of prime importance included security, trade, …

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Ethiopia’s Desalegn asks South Sudan president to step down.

Ethiopia’s former prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn has stressed the need for South Sudan president Salva Kiir to step down and allow the country to be guided to peace by a new face. Desalegn added that it was increasingly becoming clear that peace agreements between the government and rebel groups were …

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