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Massacre Survivors Cling to Life in...

Massacre Survivors Cling to Life in Giant Swamp

 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC: NYAL, South Sudan — In a swamp where people fleeing war survive on water lilies, the world’s newest country envisions a World Heritage site. The war came to Leer on a Sunday morning in May 2015. William Dak and Margaret Nyakume spotted government troops approaching the... FULL STORY »

End hostilities, abuse of human rig...

End hostilities, abuse of human rights in South Sudan, JMEC tells IGAD

THE STAR KENYA: The Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission in South Sudan has decried increased hostilities among government and opposition parties. They also raised the red flag on flagrant violations of the ceasefire and the emergence of new opposition and armed groups. “The rapidly... FULL STORY »

Reporters killed. media houses clos...

Reporters killed. media houses closed down. South Sudan government decided ...

By Reporters without borders Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the South Sudanese government’s announcement that it is refusing to issue or renew visas for 20 foreign journalists because their coverage is regarded as overly critical. The decision to ban the 20 journalists from... FULL STORY »

The United Nations blames regional ...

The United Nations blames regional leaders division for the failure to end ...

THE EAST AFRICAN: The director of the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), Mr José Graziano da Silva, said the South Sudan warring factions were exploiting the divisions among the Inter-Governmental Authority for Development (Igad) leaders. Mr Graziano said in a statement issued by the UN... FULL STORY »

IO overran the strategic town of Kuek in Northern Upper Nile. Government forces admit

RENK – South Sudan’s armed opposition overran a major strategic town in the Northern Upper Nile State according to the government army based in the main town of Renk. The... FULL STORY »

Want Pope Francis to visit South Sudan? NO! not this year. Work for peace first, bishops s...

   By Catholic News Agency   JUBA– The news that Pope Francis will not be able to visit South Sudan this year prompted the nation’s bishops to voice reassurances that a... FULL STORY »

IO blames the government in Juba for the mass ambush on Nimule – Juba road – S...

YEI – South Sudan’s armed opposition allied to the former Vice President Dr Riek Machar squarely blames the regime in Juba for the recent ambush carried out on convoy of... FULL STORY »

London attack: What we know

By Associate French Press   London – Six people were killed in a terror attack in the British capital on Saturday when a van smashed into pedestrians on London Bridge before... FULL STORY »

EU provides $12.9 mn for South Sudan aid

JUBA – The European Commission (EC) said it has provided $12.9 million to help save the lives of conflict-affected people in South Sudan. The money, which was channeled through the UN World... FULL STORY »

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