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South Sudan Steps Up Guard Against Ebola

Voice of America: JUBA—. Health officials in Juba have stepped up efforts to ensure the deadly Ebola virus does not spread to South Sudan. Armed with thermometers and notepads, a team of health officials has set up shop in tents that have been pitched just meters away ...

Mebki's role is only to monitor Sudan's dialogue: officials

Sudan Tribune: Sudanese government and opposition parties participating in the process said they want an inter Sudanese process as they blame the international community for supporting the secession of South Sudan. “The AUHIP chief has only a monitoring role,” said ...

Sudan says Juba responsible for non-implementation of cooperation deals

Sudan Tribune: August 19, 2014 (KHARTOUM) - During a meeting with the head of the African Union High–Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP), Thabo Mbeki, Sudanese first vice-president Bakri Hassan Saleh, blamed juba for delaying the implementation of bilateral ...

South Sudan sets pre-conditions for resuming peace talks

Sudan Tribune: A source familiar with the ongoing talks told Sudan Tribune that the leader of the government delegation, Nhial Deng Nhial and Lueth held a meeting with the mediators on Monday, during which they set conditions for participating in the on-and-off ...

China presses South Sudan over renewed violence

China's foreign minister pressed his South Sudan counterpart over renewed violence in the oil-rich state, demanding an immediate ceasefire and political dialogue in the country which is heavily reliant on Chinese investment. Government troops clashed with South Sudan rebels last week near the capital of Unity State, days after a U.N. Security Council delegation warned of sanctions if either side ...

Sudan's national dialogue only gathers Islamist parties: opposition

Sudan Tribune: Al-Mahdi flew from Paris to Cairo after he signed the Paris Declaration. There are rumours that he will not return to Sudan soon particularly as his daughter Meriam has been detained since her return from the French capital where she participated in ...

Sixty years of the Sudanese Armed Forces went unheeded

Sudan Tribune: August 19, 2014 - This article comes against the backdrop of the Sudanese armed Forces (SAF) celebration on Thursday 14th August 2014, for its Sixtieth Anniversary. Apparently, it marked the day when the Sudanese Gen. Mohammad Ahmad received the ...

South Sudanese journalists decry frequency of arrests

Sudan Tribune: August 18, 2014 (JUBA) – The chairperson for the Union of Journalists in South Sudan (UJOSS) has expressed concerns over the level of crackdown on the media houses, describing the act as an attack on their work, and urged government to protect and ...

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As South Sudan crisis grows, Ethiopia becomes Africa's largest refugee host

UN News Centre: “The main factor in the change in the situation is the increased numbers of refugees fleeing the conflict in South Sudan,” Adrian Edwards, spokesperson for the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), told journalists in Geneva today.

FRIENDS AND DIASPORA OF SOUTH SUDAN URGE LEADERS TO CHOOSE

Sudan Tribune: SAN FRANCISCO, CA – August 18, 2014 – Ninety-one individuals and organizations sent a letter to South Sudan's President Salva Kiir, former Vice President Dr. Riek Machar, and to all South Sudanese military and political leaders who have a role in ...

South Sudan Journalist Released, Bakhita Radio Still Silent

Voice of America: David Nicholas Ocen was released after the Union of Journalists in South Sudan mediated on his behalf and the director of Bakhita Radio, Albino Tokwaro, sent a letter of apology to the government for a report about renewed fighting in Unity state ...

The way to mark World Humanitarian Day in South Sudan is to work for peace

The Guardian: The past eight months have been a dark time for South Sudan, and for the aid organisations working here. Since December 2013, 13 of our colleagues – most of them South Sudanese - have lost their lives, caught up in the violent conflict that has swept ...

Political dialogue key for South Sudan reconciliation: China

Beijing, Aug 20 (IANS) China Tuesday told South Sudan that political dialogues are the sole way for South Sudan to realise national reconciliation. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said here in a meeting with his South Sudanese counterpart Marial Benjamin that to cease fire and end violence is the precondition for peace and stability in South Sudan, Xinhua reported. Saying political dialogues ...

Arrested S.Sudan journalist 'freed'

Security forces in war-torn South Sudan on Tuesday released a reporter held for four days for reporting rebel views, colleagues said. Bakhita Radio news editor Ocen David Nicholas was arrested Saturday "for balancing a news story", the station said, with security forces shutting down the station. "The National Security Service on Tuesday released Bakhita Radio News Editor," read a statement on ...

Ethiopia now Africa's biggest refugee host amid S. Sudan crisis

The spiralling crisis in war-ravaged South Sudan has sent nearly 200,000 refugees into Ethiopia, making it Africa's largest refugee-hosting country, the United Nations said Tuesday. At the end of July, Ethiopia was sheltering 629,718 refugees -- nearly half of them from South Sudan -- while Kenya, which has long been the biggest refugee host on the continent, counted 575,334 registered refugees ...

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Experts are predicting a famine in South Sudan. Why can't we stop it?

The warning signs were everywhere. At the beginning of this year, NGOs began to caution that South Sudan faced a famine. Fears became more substantial in May, when local farmers were forced to flee their homes due to fighting between Dinka and Nuer ...

South Sudan heads towards famine amid 'descent into lawlessness'

The Guardian: MDG: Humanitarian crisis and famine in South Sudan: IDP camp in Bentui People wait to fill up water containers in Bentui, South Sudan. Conflict, the threat of famine and tortuous peace negotiations are severely damaging the nascent nation. Photograph ...

New Fighting Hits South Sudan

ABC News: After a lull of several weeks, fighting broke out in South Sudan on Friday, forcing aid workers to take cover in a city where more than 40,000 civilians are huddled in a U.N. base. The country's rebel leader blamed the government for spending oil money ...

Calls for government to do more to help South Sudan

Aid groups have called on the government to do more to help hungry people in South Sudan as global humanitarian agencies grapple with an unprecedented number of major emergencies. The worsening food crisis in South Sudan is competing for global ...

S Sudan authorities close popular radio station

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Authorities in South Sudan have shut down a popular radio station in the capital, Juba, the Committee to Protect Journalists said.

'Celebrating' South Sudan troops fire on UN base, wound child

South Sudanese soldiers opened fire on a UN peacekeeping base sheltering 40,000 civilians, wounding a child and spraying bullets across the camp, the United Nations said Tuesday. Troops "were firing in the air in celebration of war veterans' day," the UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) said in a statement. Like almost 100,000 civilians in UN camps across South Sudan, the people fled ...

Act Now to Prevent a Children's Famine in South Sudan

The looming possibility of a nutritional catastrophe in South Sudan is not making headlines, but the threat to the children of South Sudan is mounting by the minute – and we must take action now to prevent it now, before it is too late. Unless nutritional treatment is scaled up immediately, along with support for water, sanitation, health and food supplies, up to 50,000 children under the age of ...

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Disease, displacement, war crimes: South Sudan at breaking point

ABC Online: Pressure is building on the Australian Government to increase aid to South Sudan where aid groups are warning of a dire humanitarian crisis. The UN has forecast that up to 50,000 children will die by the end of the year unless the international aid ...

Canberra steps up humanitarian aid to South Sudan

The government will increase its aid effort to South Sudan where the United Nations warns more than 50,000 children could die this year because of a worsening food crisis.

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Rival S. Sudan forces trade accusations over fresh clashes

Sudan Tribune: August 15, 2014 (JUBA) – South Sudan's rival forces traded accusations on Friday over violations of a cessation hostilities agreement after fighting broke out in Unity state, forcing aid workers and civilians to seek protection at the United Nations ...

Sudan downplays investigation into alleged UNAMID “cover-up”

Sudan Tribune: August 12, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese government has downplayed intention of the United Nations to send a team to investigate allegations that the Darfur joint peacekeeping mission (UNAMID) covered up crimes committed against civilians and ...

South Sudan leaders show little appetite for peace deal: U.N

By Drazen Jorgic MOGADISHU (Reuters) - South Sudan President Salva Kiir and rebel chief Riek Machar show little interest in making a deal to end months of fighting that has brought the nation to the brink of "man-made" famine, U.N. Security Council envoys said during a visit to East Africa. Samantha Power, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations who along with other Security Council envoys ...

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