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UN deploys troops to new base in S.Sudan as violence surges

The UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan announced Wednesday it was deploying troops to the country's strife-torn south following an upsurge in violence by armed rebels against civilians and aid workers.The deployment of blue helmets to establish a new...

Death toll from fighting from disarmament exercise in S.Sudan now 148

The death toll in South Sudan’s Warrap State has risen to 148 following fighting this past weekend during a disarmament exercise, a local government official said on Friday, and the U.N. has deployed forces to maintain calm in the...

Scores killed as South Sudan’s disarmament program erupts in violence

At least 81 people have been killed in the South Sudan region of Warrap State following heavy fighting between armed civilians and government forces carrying out a disarmament exercise, the military’s spokesman said on Tuesday.Lul Ruai Koang told Reuters...

S/Sudan diplomat sparks uproar after urinating during live panel discussion

A South Sudanese diplomat in the United States, Gordon Buay has sparked an online uproar when he was seen urinating during a live Facebook political discussion.Panelists were discussing the appointment of a governor for Upper Nile state on Friday...

Kiir appoints governors for South Sudan’s 8 states

After a prolonged deadlock, South Sudan's President Salva Kiir on Monday night appointed governors for eight states, after a long deadlock, leaving out Jonglei and Upper Nile reports The EastAfrican.Few weeks ago, South Sudan Opposition Alliance - a party...

More misery in South Sudan as hundreds die in tribal clashes

Hundreds of civilians, including three aid workers, were killed in a series of tribal clashes in villages in South Sudan’s vast Jonglei state, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Thursday.The territory of South Sudan has...

South Sudan’s Riek Machar and wife test positive for coronavirus

South Sudan’s Vice President Riek Machar and his wife Angelina Teny, who serves as defence minister, have tested positive for the coronavirus, his office said on Monday.It said that “a number of his office staff and bodyguards” had also...

South Sudan unveils new ministers, Machar’s wife now defence minister

South Sudan has announced a new cabinet one of the key steps in the new unity government and the country's peace process following years of civil war.Three weeks ago President Salva Kiir and the former rebel leader Riek Machar...

Fresh violence in South Sudan tempers hopes peace deal

Humanitarian workers say they hope the formation of a national unity government in South Sudan under a peace deal last month will ease suffering in the country, but those expectations have been tempered by reports of continuing violence.Alain Noudehou...

Machar ‘feels like a prisoner’ after peace deal, says wife

Ms Angelina Teny, the wife of South Sudan’s newly sworn-in First Vice-President, Riek Machar, says her husband feels "he is a prisoner", after the peace agreement.Ms Teny told the BBC that restrictions put in place by the regional body,...
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ReutersWhite South African farmers and rival Black protesters hurled abuse and threats at each other on Friday ahead of a court hearing in a...

The Tragic Silence: Rising Cases of Violence Against Women and Poor Policy Response

By: Onyinyechi Okechukwu and Tariro TandiThe year 2020 will not go in a hurry; yes, it will be off the human calendar for good...

Somali al Shabaab militants ambush soldiers, kill 8

Associated PressSomalia’s extremist group, al Shabaab have carried out an attack killing at least eight soldiers in an ambush in the country’s south, according...