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JMEC's request to meet South Sudanese rival leaders rejected - Sudan Tribune

JMEC's request to meet South Sudanese rival leaders rejectedSudan TribuneApril 9, 2016 (JUBA) - South Sudan's council of ministers rejected during its Friday meeting a proposal by the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) head, Festus Mogae to arrange the first face-to-face meeting between the nation's rival ...and more »

S. Sudanese expect peace as rebel leader due in Juba to form gov't - Xinhua;

S. Sudanese expect peace as rebel leader due in Juba to form gov't - Xinhua

XinhuaS. Sudanese expect peace as rebel leader due in Juba to form gov'tXinhuaRiek Machar, South Sudan's then rebel leader, talks to his men in a rebel-controlled territory in Jonglei State, South Sudan, on January 31, 2014. (Reuters File Photo). by Denis Elamu. JUBA, April 9 (Xinhua) -- With some ten days until South Sudan's ...and more »

MSF: South Sudan faces critical medicine shortage due to conflict - Al-Bawaba;

MSF: South Sudan faces critical medicine shortage due to conflict - Al-Bawaba

Al-BawabaMSF: South Sudan faces critical medicine shortage due to conflictAl-BawabaAn MSF worker holds a baby outside a clinic in Juba, South Sudan. (AFP/File). South Sudan is facing a critical shortage of drugs and life-saving medicines, according to Médecins Sans Frontières and a government official. It comes at a time when ...and more »

Dispatches: Missed Opportunity for an Arms Embargo on South Sudan - Human Rights Watch;

Dispatches: Missed Opportunity for an Arms Embargo on South Sudan - Human Rights Watch

Human Rights WatchDispatches: Missed Opportunity for an Arms Embargo on South SudanHuman Rights Watch“Terrorized, killed, raped and starving”: this is how UN human rights experts recently described the experiences of civilians in South Sudan. Multiple investigations have found that warring parties are committing atrocities in South Sudan that amount ...and more »

UNSC still want to press on with sanctions despite the anticipated formation of the TGNU - The Upper Nile Times;

UNSC still want to press on with sanctions despite the anticipated formation of the TGNU - The Upper Nile Times

The Upper Nile TimesUNSC still want to press on with sanctions despite the anticipated formation of the TGNUThe Upper Nile TimesJUBA – United Nations Security Council (UNSC) are poised to lay out various sanctions facing individuals of the warring parties by the 15th of April, according to internal UN circular extended to the Upper Nile Times. The circular bearing signatories ...and more »

In Sudan Khartoum sentences 22 South Sudanese to death - Pulse Nigeria

In Sudan Khartoum sentences 22 South Sudanese to deathPulse NigeriaThe group, led by Bakhit Abdul Karim (Dabjo), signed a peace agreement with the Khartoum government in 2013. Published: 08.04.2016; Pulse News Agency International By Reuters. Print; eMail · Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir play. Sudanese ...and more »

South Sudan army accuses media of "unfair" criticisms - Sudan Tribune

South Sudan army accuses media of "unfair" criticismsSudan TribuneApril 07, 2016 (JUBA) - South Sudan's army (SPLA) says it is receiving "unfair" criticisms from the locals due to increasing attacks on journalists and insecurity in major towns. JPEG - 15.3 kb; Soldiers from the South Sudanese army (SPLA) at Jonglei's ...and more »

UN Security Council renews sanctions against those blocking peace in South Sudan - Sudan Tribune

UN Security Council renews sanctions against those blocking peace in South SudanSudan TribuneApril 7, 2016 (NEW YORK) - The United Nations Security Council Thursday renewed, until 1 June, its sanctions regime imposed last year against those blocking peace in the war-torn country, including a travel ban and a freeze on their assets. JPEG - 44 ...and more »

Turning to Agriculture - Inter Press Service;

Turning to Agriculture - Inter Press Service

Inter Press ServiceTurning to AgricultureInter Press ServiceA woman weeds a sesame crop field in South Sudan's Eastern Equatoria state. Credit: Charlton Doki/IPS. JUBA, South Sudan, Apr 8 2016 (IPS) - Facing an unprecedented economic crisis, South Sudan — the newest nation of the world — has urged its 12 ...and more »

Riek Machar to return to Juba to form unity govt - New Vision;

Riek Machar to return to Juba to form unity govt - New Vision

New VisionRiek Machar to return to Juba to form unity govtNew VisionMachar, who was Kiir's deputy before the war, had been living in exile in Kenya and Ethiopia, but was re-appointed vice president in February. Hhhy 703x422. South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar. JUBA -Csaid Thursday he would return to the country's ...and more »

Security Council renews sanctions against those blocking peace in South Sudan - UN News Centre;

Security Council renews sanctions against those blocking peace in South Sudan - UN News Centre

UN News CentreSecurity Council renews sanctions against those blocking peace in South SudanUN News CentreSome members of the Sudan People's Liberation Army in Opposition (SPLA-IO) prepare to return to Juba, capital of South Sudan. Photo: UNMISS/Isaac Billy. Tweet ?Share. Print. 7 April 2016 – Determining that the situation in South Sudan poses a ...and more »

South Sudan's Riek Machar to take up Veep post in Juba in Mid-April - AfricaNews;

South Sudan's Riek Machar to take up Veep post in Juba in Mid-April - AfricaNews

AfricaNewsSouth Sudan's Riek Machar to take up Veep post in Juba in Mid-AprilAfricaNewsSouth Sudan's opposition leader Riek Machar is set to return to the capital later this month. ADVERTISING. ADVERTISING. inRead invented by Teads · inRead invented by Teads. Machar is returning to Juba to take up the position of Vice President in the ...and more »

JMEC offers facilitation of first meeting between South Sudan's rival leaders - Sudan Tribune

JMEC offers facilitation of first meeting between South Sudan's rival leadersSudan TribuneApril 7, 2016 (JUBA) – Former President of Botswana, Festus Mogae, who chairs the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC), has expressed his wish and willingness to help facilitate the first meeting between President Salva Kiir and Riek ...and more »

President Kiir and deputy Igga discuss coming of FVP Machar - Sudan Tribune

President Kiir and deputy Igga discuss coming of FVP MacharSudan TribuneApril 7, 2016 (JUBA) – President Salva Kiir and his deputy, James Wani Igga, on Wednesday met to discuss the anticipated return to Juba of the opposition leader, Riek Machar. JPEG - 15 kb; South Sudan President Salva Kiir waits for the arrival of his ...and more »

South Sudan rebels move into capital - News24;

South Sudan rebels move into capital - News24

News24South Sudan rebels move into capitalNews24Sudan People's Liberation Army-in opposition soldiers gather at a containment site in the south Sudanese capital, Juba. (Charles Lomodong, AFP). Multimedia · User Galleries · News in Pictures Send us your pictures · Send us your stories. What To Read ...and more »

S. Sudan rebels move into capital; risky part of peace deal - The San Diego Union-Tribune;

S. Sudan rebels move into capital; risky part of peace deal - The San Diego Union-Tribune

The San Diego Union-TribuneS. Sudan rebels move into capital; risky part of peace dealThe San Diego Union-TribuneSouth Sudanese rebel soldiers raise their weapons at a military camp in the capital Juba, South Sudan, Thursday, April 7, 2016. South Sudan's rebels have set up camp at two designated sites in the capital as part of the process to secure the city for ...and more »

DailyChatter: South Sudan deserves better - USA TODAY;

DailyChatter: South Sudan deserves better - USA TODAY

USA TODAYDailyChatter: South Sudan deserves betterUSA TODAYEditor's note: The following content is by DailyChatter. Sign up to receive the daily newsletter here. Tragedy, Overlooked. South Sudan deserves better. The plight of the world's newest country – South Sudan gained independence in 2011 – is easy to ...and more »

South Sudan's opposition leader Machar to return to Juba in mid: April - Reuters Africa

South Sudan's opposition leader Machar to return to Juba in mid: AprilReuters AfricaJUBA (Reuters) - South Sudanese opposition leader Riek Machar said on Thursday he would return to the capital Juba on April 18 to form a transitional government with President Salva Kiir, more than two years after a feud between the two erupted into war.and more »

Charity warns of chronic medical shortages in South Sudan - Yahoo News;

Charity warns of chronic medical shortages in South Sudan - Yahoo News

Yahoo NewsCharity warns of chronic medical shortages in South SudanYahoo NewsNairobi (AFP) - Chronic shortages of essential medical supplies are worsening an already dire humanitarian situation in war-torn South Sudan, the charity Doctors Without Borders (MSF) warned Thursday. It said aid agencies and international donors had ...and more »

Major drug shortage hits South Sudan - IRINnews.org

Major drug shortage hits South SudanIRINnews.orgSouth Sudan is facing a critical shortage of drugs and life-saving medicines, according to Médecins Sans Frontières and a government official. It comes at a time when humanitarian organisations have been placed in a near-impossible situation ...and more »