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South Sudan armed opposition opts out of peace talks.

South Sudan’s armed opposition faction allied to the country’s former first vice president Riek Machar has opted out of the ongoing peace talks in protest against what it described as continued attacks on the positions by the government. This comes as South Sudanese rebels and government forces clashed around a …

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Over 300 South Sudan child soldiers freed by rebels.

Bakhita was only 12 years old when rebels snatched her from her family’s farm, adding her to a grim list of almost 19,000 children that the United Nations says have been recruited, often by force, by armed groups in South Sudan’s brutal civil war. “I was thinking of my family …

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Hundreds of protesters massed outside the U.S. embassy and U.N. headquarters in South Sudan’s capital on Tuesday, chanting slogans against an arms embargo imposed by Washington, before some attacked journalists at the scene. The demonstrators handed in a petition to the United Nations, then some in the crowd turned on …

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South Sudan’s Defense Minister has described as ‘unfriendly and irresponsible,’ the decision by the United States to impose arms sanctions on the government. According to Kuol Manyang Juuk, the move of February 2, 2018 will only thaw the revitalization of talks between the government and rebels. “We are giving our position to …

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[Photos] South Sudan to open new terminal at Juba International Airport.

Africa’s youngest nation, South Sudan, will have a new terminal for its main international airport, the Juba International Airport. He confirmed that it is different from an old terminal that was started in 2008 but had been abandoned for lack of funds. There is no word on the cost or …

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S. Sudan rebels, gov’t accuse each other of breaking truce

South Sudan’s government and main rebel group on Sunday accused each other of breaking a ceasefire that went into effect shortly after midnight. The ceasefire is the latest bid to end a devastating four-year war which broke out after a falling out between former vice president Riek Machar and President …

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