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South Africa police station raid: Five killed in Umtata

  Five police officers and a soldier have been shot dead during a raid on their station in South Africa’s Eastern Cape province. In a statement, the South African Government News Agency said three officers were killed instantly. The off-duty soldier was shot as the assailants fled, taking two other officers hostage. Their bodies were found 6km (4 miles) down the road. A government statement said both men had been shot “execution style”. The unknown group of armed robbers burst into…

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Humiliated by his Boss: Deng Alor is determined to remains in TGONU until peace is achieved

South Sudan’s minister of foreign affairs Deng Alor Kuol has broken his silence and said he was being “humiliated” by the country’s president Salva Kiir and some cabinet ministers since he started to serve in the unity government in Juba. Deng Alor is representing the SPLM-FDs opposition group in the incumbent government led by President Kiir according to the 2015 peace deal. SPLM-FDs is a faction made up of senior ruling party officials who were detained when the conflict…

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Kenya issues travel advisory on South Sudan, cites insecurity

Kenya has issued a travel advisory for its citizens living in and travel to South Sudan citing insecurity in rebel-held areas. The Wednesday advisory came barely a day after two pilots, who were detained in the country after their plane crashed, were released. “Kenyan nationals living or travelling to South Sudan to move away from and avoid travelling to areas where armed conflicts and inter-ethnic violence have occurred within the last six months,” Foreign Affairs CS Monica Juma said….

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Egypt keen to boost S. Sudan security, stability: Sisi

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi expressed his country’s keenness on boosting peace and stability in war-torn South Sudan, the Egyptian presidential spokesman said in a statement on Tuesday. Sisi’s remarks came during his meeting Tuesday with Mayiik Ayii Deng, the personal envoy of South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir, who handed Sisi a message from Kiir on Juba’s interest in enhancing bilateral ties with Cairo in all fields. “Sisi asserted during the meeting the strength of bilateral relations between the two…

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