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South Sudan Artists Protest Civil W...

South Sudan Artists Protest Civil War With Peace Campaign

AP – For many in South Sudan, the arts have become a rare haven of peace in a young country that has known little but civil war Musicians played lively tunes in South Sudan’s capital, and pedestrians and market shoppers watched the impromptu concert with curiosity. A soldier in desert... FULL STORY »

South Sudan Troops Under Gen. Salva...

South Sudan Troops Under Gen. Salva Kiir Accused of Stealing Relief Food

JUBA – Soldiers believed to be with the South Sudanese army and allied militia stole relief supplies and killed seven people in an attack on a rebel-held part of Unity state, a local official said Thursday. Monday’s attack on the village of Dablual forced some 35,000 civilians to flee... FULL STORY »

South Sudan In Line For Olympic Sta...

South Sudan In Line For Olympic Status

JUBA — Torn by civil war and facing a humanitarian crisis, South Sudan is finding hope on the sporting front: The world’s newest nation is in line for international recognition that would allow it to send a team to next year’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Gaining Olympic status, some say,... FULL STORY »

S. Sudan Expel UN official In Unity...

S. Sudan Expel UN official In Unity State

BENTIU – Political leaders in South Sudan’s Unity state have voted to expel a United Nations diplomat in response to a report accusing the army and other armed groups of abusing civilians. A South Sudanese official said lawmakers decided at a state cabinet meeting to expel Mary Cummins,... FULL STORY »

Hailemariam Desalegn Sworn In As Ethiopia New Prime Minister

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, Ethiopia’s parliament swore in a new prime minister on Friday in the U.S. ally’s first peaceful change of power in modern history, sparking hope for... FULL STORY »

WFP Drops Emergency Food Aid By Plane In South Sudan After More Refugees Than Expected Arr...

NAIROBI – Officials from a United Nations food agency air-dropped 32 metric tons of food to refugees on the South Sudan-Sudan border, an expensive, last-ditch way to get food to tens... FULL STORY »

South Sudan Is Suing Sudan For “Looting” Its Oil

KHARTOUM — South Sudan is suing Sudan for “looting” its oil and will no longer export crude through its northern neighbor’s territory, a Sudanese daily reported Sunday, citing... FULL STORY »

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