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South Sudan opens first kidney hospital

President Salva Kiir opened South Sudan’s first-ever kidney hospital Thursday in Juba, calling it a breakthrough for the country’s medical care. The facility — a welcome positive sign in conflict-torn South Sudan — is to provide free services to all kidney patients in the country, including foreigners who have been …

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Japanese troops withdrawing from South Sudan mission

Japan on Monday started withdrawing its troops from a U.N. mission in war battered South Sudan, according to an official, a move coinciding with escalating violence in a conflict where killings have been described as genocide. The 350-strong Japanese military contingent, which has been based in South Sudan’s capital Juba …

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Fighting in South Sudan’s Raga kills at least 14 people

At least 14 people have been killed in South Sudan after new fighting erupted between government forces and the main rebel group. Lam Paul Gabriel Lam, the SPLM-IO rebel group’s spokesman, said on Saturday during the last two days the army has bombed rebel-held areas around Raga – a northwestern town …

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South Sudan’s war disrupts farming, creates famine

“I went only with my fear,” said Gatluok Chuol. “If the soldiers found me, they would have killed me.” For several months last year, the 65-year-old South Sudanese farmer risked his life in order to feed his family. In July, when fighting erupted between South Sudan’s government and opposition forces …

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16 killed in South Sudan second city

At least 16 civilians were killed in fighting on Monday between government troops and rebels in South Sudan’s second-largest city Wau, the United Nations peacekeeping mission (UNMISS) said in a statement. The violence stemmed from an ambush on Sunday of government troops near the city, leading to clashes in the …

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Hungry South Sudanese eat leaves and seeds to survive

South Sudanese villagers are eating leaves from trees and precious seed stocks as food runs out in areas where famine has not been declared, a humanitarian aid group said Monday. The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) said villages outside Aweil Centre County in the north of the country were on the …

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