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South Sudan under pressure to lift ban on foreign journalists

South Sudan’s media authority is under pressure to lift ban on 20 foreign journalists from operating or entering the country. The chairman of the authority, Elijah Alier told the media early this month that the unnamed journalists had reported “unsubstantiated and unrealistic stories” that have the potential to incite hate …

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Pope Francis donates over $500k to South Sudan after failed visit

Pope Francis has donated 460,000 euros (over $500,000) to aid troubled South Sudan after his visit to the country was postponed due to security fears. The Vatican said on Wednesday that the amount will be used to finance two hospitals, a school and farm equipment for farmers under the “Pope …

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World refugee crisis growing, fastest in South Sudan

The number of refugees in the world by the end of 2016 hit record high of 65.5 million, an increase of 300,000 people over the previous year as a result of persecution, conflict, violence, or human rights violations. This figure was disclosed in a report by the United Nation refugee …

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South Sudanese president issues shoot to kill order to fight crime

South Sudanese President Salva Kiir has ordered the police to shoot dead criminals who engage in robberies and break-ins in the country. The president made the statement at a police gathering over the weekend in the capital Juba, local media Sudan Tribune reports. “Your job as police is to eliminate …

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See How Young Schoolgirls Are Being Forced to Become Teenage Brides in South Sudan

Down a red dirt road on the outskirts of Rumbek, a sprawling town at the heart of the world’s youngest country, a small herd of white cattle plods southwards. Evening is fast approaching and the cattle cast long shadows. As South Sudan has slid into violence and famine, cattle – …

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South Sudan: President Kiir declines to attend summit on his country’s situation

South Sudanese President Salva Kiir has declined the invitation to the Extra-Ordinary summit of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) trade bloc to be hosted by Ethiopia. The regional summit, to be held in Addis Ababa on June 12, 2017, will focus on the worsening security situation in South Sudan …

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