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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 |

Plane forced to make emergency landing over one passenger’s “unbearable” body odour

A plane was forced to make an emergency landing after a passenger’s “unbearable” body odour caused other holiday-makers around him to vomit and faint. The Transavia flight to the Spanish holiday island of Gran Canaria was forced to make an unexpected detour when travelers became distressed by the stench of a man who “smelt like he hadn’t washed in weeks”. The man smelt so bad other passengers started to faint and vomit after the flight took off from Schiphol Airport…

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Shs14.9 billion to improve Uganda, South Sudan trade

TradeMark East Africa, has availed $4m (Shs14.9b) for the upgrade of key infrastructure connecting Uganda to South Sudan through Nimule. The money, which is expected to establish a One Stop Border Post at Nimule, will also seek to upgrade the road infrastructure between the two countries in about six months, which will in turn improve trade. Currently, it takes traders an average of three days to clear goods through the Nimule border post. Mr John Kalisa, the TradeMark East…

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U.N. gives South Sudan month to reach truce or face sanctions after U.S.-backed resolution squeaks by

The U.N. Security Council on Thursday gave South Sudan’s warring sides a month to reach a peace deal or face possible sanctions. A resolution drafted by the United States narrowly won backing in the 15-member council, picking up nine votes. Six countries abstained, including Russia, China and Ethiopia, a key player in regional peace efforts. The resolution requires U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to report by June 30 on whether a cease-fire agreed in December — the latest in a…

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