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Heavy fighting erupts in South Sudan near Ethiopian border

Heavy fighting erupted in the South Sudanese town of Pagak, near the Ethiopian border, when rebels launched an offensive against government forces, the rebels said. Rebel spokesman Lam Paul Gabriel told Reuters said that the rebels wanted to regain the town of Pagak, which was captured by government forces on …

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South Sudan army captures main rebel base, rebels say

South Sudan’s army has captured the main rebel stronghold of Pagak near the Ethiopian border, forcing thousands of people to flee, the rebels said on Monday. Spokesman Lam Paul Gabriel said rebel forces pulled out of Pagak after coming under attack in the early hours of Sunday. “We realized it …

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South Sudan sexual violence on ‘massive scale,’ report says

It’s been five months since the shy, frail 13-year-old was snatched from his bed, drugged and raped in the middle of the night. The boy hasn’t been able to say much since. “I don’t remember a lot,” Batista says, darting his eyes toward the dirt floor as he sits in …

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Children urge leaders to work harder for peace in South Sudan

Children in the South Sudanese town of Yei want their leaders to take a more serious approach towards restoring peace in the country to enable them to learn in a safe environment. Yei is located about 150 kilometers south of the capital, Juba, and is a strategic outpost on the …

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US warns South Sudan regional plan is last chance for peace

The United States warned on Thursday that a new regional plan to shore up South Sudan’s failing peace agreement was the last chance for Juba’s leaders to end the war, now in its fourth year. US Deputy Ambassador Michele Sison told the UN Security Council that Washington will reconsider its …

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State of emergency declared in parts of South Sudan – President Kiir

South Sudanese President Salva Kiir has declared a three-month state emergency in the northwestern part of the country after intensified inter-ethnic clashes. The president invoked the state of emergency in a decree read on the state-run SSBCTV evening news on Monday, July 17, 2017, declaring Gogrial State, part of Tonj, Wau …

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