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China donates machinery to aid South Sudan's agricultural development | US ends financial assistance to South Sudan, warns of consequences | Gbudue government and SPLA-IO celebrates Peace in Yambio | Deadly Ebola outbreak in Congo puts South Sudan on high alert: U.N | How the United States Kept Arms Flowing into South Sudan |

Analysis: Could South Sudan peace talks be the last chance for peace?

When peace talks resumed early this week in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa to end South Sudan’s brutal civil war, it was with a warning the talks could be the last chance to salvage peace. The Addis Ababa peace talks called “Second Phase of High-Level Revitalization Forum” came after the December 24, 2017 ceasefire agreement in which warring parties signed a Cessation of Hostilities Agreement. The deal was broken hours after its enforcement was supposed to start. IGAD Council of…

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South Sudan declares the end of its longest cholera outbreak

South Sudan declared the end of its longest and largest cholera outbreak on Wednesday (February 07), with no new cases of cholera reported in over seven weeks. The fight against cholera in South Sudan has involved a range of partners working together to enhance surveillance, deploy rapid response teams to investigate and respond to cases, provide clean water, promote good hygiene practices and treat cholera patients. To enhance outbreak response efforts, the government worked with the European Union Humanitarian…

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Authorities in Yambio have released 311 child soldiers in S.Sudan

More than 300 child soldiers and children associated with armed forces and groups have been released in Yambio today Of the 311 children freed by armed groups, 87 are girls, the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) said. “This is the first time so many young women have been involved in a release like this in South Sudan,” said David Shearer, the UN’s secretary general’s special representative and head of UNMISS. “They will have endured suffering, including sexual…

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