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Sudan denies plane shot down by Yemen's Houthis

Sudan on Saturday denied reports that a Sudanese plane has been shot down by Houthi militants in Yemen. “We deny this," Sudanese army spokesman Col. Alswarmy Khalid Saad told The Anadolu Agency. "[This is] untrue information and false allegation by ...

S. Sudan rebels claim capture of strategic town in Jonglei

Sudan Tribune: March 27, 2015 (ADDIS ABABA) – As renewed fighting between the rival armies in South Sudan escalates in the three states of the oil-rich greater Upper Nile region, rebel forces on Friday claimed to have recaptured the strategic town of Ayod in Jonglei ...

Opposition PLP says extension of Kiir's term a declaration of war

Sudan Tribune: March 27, 2015 (TONJ) – A South Sudanese opposition party, known as People's Liberal Party (PLP), said the recent extension of term limit for president Salva Kiir and members of parliament was a declaration of war against the people of South Sudan.

Sudan gov't, Darfur rebel commanders sign peace deal in Chad

Sudan Tribune: March 27, 2015 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese government and a number of Darfur rebel commanders led by Mohamedain Ismail Bashar, a former operation commander of the Sudan Liberation Movement -Minni Minnawi, signed a peace agreement in the ...

Sudan's NEC says ballots in transit to polling stations

March 27, 2015 (KHARTOUM) – The National Electoral Commission (NEC) in the Sudan announced that ballots will arrive at all polling stations in the country next Monday and that it is currently training more than 60,000 polling workers to manage the electoral process. Sudanese political party monitors watch electoral staffers counting votes at a polling station in Khartoum on 16 April 2010 (Photo ...

Sudan sells stake in Coral hotel to Kuwait

Sudan Tribune: March 27, 2015 (KHARTOUM) – The government of Kuwait has acquired full ownership of the Sudanese-Kuwaiti Hotels Company in a deal signed today but of which the terms were kept secret. A signing ceremony was held at the Ministry of Finance and ...

South Sudan Army Claims 54 Rebels Killed in Fresh Fighting

Voice of America: JUBA—. The South Sudan army said Friday its forces killed more than 50 rebel fighters this week in fresh fighting in the Unity state capital, Bentiu, and Ayod in Jonglei state. Army spokesman Philip Aguer said three army soldiers were killed and 13 ...

Waiting for Food, Hoping for Peace in South Sudan

Voice of America: GANYIEL, SOUTH SUDAN—. Twenty-three-year-old Elizabeth Nyalat and her young child live with Nyalat's mother in this small village in Unity state. Nyalat is from Yei, 360 miles south of Ganyiel. She came to Ganyiel on December 10, 2013 for a visit and ...

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South Sudanese warring parties clash around Bentiu town

Sudan Tribune: March 23, 2015 (BENTIU) - Fighting between the South Sudanese army (SPLA) and the rebel forces led by the former Vice president Riek Machar reignited on Monday around the oil-rich Unity state's capital, Bentiu, with the opposition group accusing the ...

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Sioux Falls dinner will benefit South Sudan school

A dinner to benefit the Khor Wakow School Project in South Sudan is scheduled for April 11 at Sioux Falls First Assembly. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. at the church, 6300 W. 41st St. Sioux Falls probation officer David Jal will discuss his most recent ...

South Sudan food crisis leaves people of Ganyiel desperate for a peace deal

The Guardian: Their views were heard by Ertharin Cousin, the executive director of the UN World Food Programme (WFP), and the deputy special representative of the UN secretary general in the UN mission in South Sudan, Toby Lanzer, when they toured Ganyiel last ...

S. Sudan rebels claim 38 government soldiers killed on battle field

Sudan Tribune: By Tesfa-Alem Tekle. March 26, 2015 (ADDIS ABABA) – South Sudan rebels led by former vice-president, Riek Machar have claimed that 38 government soldiers were killed in the battle fields of Ayot and Nhial Diu in Jonglei and Unity states respectively.

UN Peacekeepers Build Dike to Protect South Sudan Village

Voice of America: BOR, SOUTH SUDAN—. South Korean peacekeepers have started building a levee to help prevent flooding in a village in South Sudan's Jonglei state, local officials said Thursday. Panliet village was bypassed when a 17-kilometer flood-prevention ...

US tells South Sudan rivals to resume peace talks

Juba (AFP) - The US envoy to South Sudan on Wednesday urged South Sudan's warring leaders to resume peace talks, and repeated warnings they could face sanctions for prolonging their civil war.

US envoy urges talks after S Sudan leader's term extension

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — The U.S. envoy to South Sudan on Wednesday urged the country's warring factions to resume peace talks the day after lawmakers voted to extend President Salva Kiir's term by three years.

Sanctions threat will not deter counter-attacks: South Sudan president

By Denis Dumo JUBA (Reuters) - South Sudan's President Salva Kiir, fresh from being extended in office for another three years, said on Wednesday the threat of international sanctions would not keep him from retaliating against his rival. Thousands of people have been killed and more than a million have fled their homes since fighting between supporters of President Salva Kiir and former vice ...

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S. Sudan rebels, G-10 to discuss harmonisation of strategies

Sudan Tribune: March 23, 2015 (ADDIS ABABA) – The two opposition factions of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement – the SPLM in Opposition (SPLM-IO) and SPLM-Former Detainees (SPLM-FD) – are due to discuss harmonisation of their interests, a spokesman for ...

SPLM-IO and G-10 to discuss harmonisation of strategies

Sudan Tribune: March 23, 2015 (ADDIS ABABA) – The two opposition factions of the Sudan Peoples' Liberation Movement - SPLM-In-Opposition (SPLM-IO) and SPLM-Former Detainees (SPLM-FD) - are due to discuss harmonisation of their interests, spokesman of the ...

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WFP still needs $250m to assist displaced S. Sudanese

Sudan Tribune: In January, donors meeting in Nairobi and pledged about $500 million to meet urgent humanitarian needs in South Sudan before June. This came almost a year after a big donor conference held in Oslo, Norway helped South Sudan avert looming famine.

South Sudan Lawmakers Extend President's Term by 3 Years

ABC News: Lawmakers in South Sudan on Tuesday voted to extend the tenure of President Salva Kiir by three years, a move the government had said was necessary for stability amid an ongoing rebellion led by a former deputy president. The measure, passed by more ...

South Sudan lawmakers extend president's term by 3 years

FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 file photo, South Sudan's President Salva Kiir, attends Keny's 50th Independence anniversary, in Nairobi, Kenya. Lawmakers in South Sudan have voted to extend the tenure of President Salva Kiir by three more years.

Group: 7 Killed in Munitions Explosion in South Sudan

ABC News: A munitions explosion killed seven people and injured a child in South Sudan's Unity state, the aid group Doctors Without Borders said Tuesday. The stockpile of unexploded ordnance, leftover from clashes between government forces and rebels last year, ...

U.N. ramps up threat to sanction South Sudan's senior leaders

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council on Tuesday threatened sanctions against "senior individuals" in South Sudan for actions or policies that jeopardize security and stability after the war-torn country's leaders failed to agree on a peace deal. South Sudan plunged into civil war in December 2013 when a political crisis sparked fighting between ...

South Sudan lawmakers extend president's term by 3 years

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Lawmakers in South Sudan on Tuesday voted to extend the tenure of President Salva Kiir by three years, a move the government had said was necessary for stability amid an ongoing rebellion led by a former deputy president.

Fifteen months of civil war in South Sudan

Juba (AFP) - South Sudan won independence in 2011 but has been torn by a civil war for 15 months, with President Salva Kiir's troops fighting those of former vice president Riek Machar.

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