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South Sudan’s cabinet passes $63 million budget for 2018-2019

South Sudan’s cabinet adopted on Thursday a budget of 81.6 billion South Sudanese pounds ($62 million) for the 2018-19 fiscal year, an increase of 75 percent from the previous period, the government said. More than four years of civil war have destroyed South Sudan’s economy. Inflation was at 161.2 percent in March, with hyperinflation persisting for several years due in part to its depreciating currency. The government depends on crude oil, but output is less than half its pre-war…

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US goes after Kiir, Machar’s wealth in Kenya, threatens sanctions

The United States has threatened sanctions and funding cuts for the Kenyan government if it fails to investigate President Salva Kiir and former Vice President Riek Machar. Sigal Mandalker, who is US Secretary for terrorism and financial intelligence, claimed that the leaders are using the country, and Uganda, as a safe haven for their property acquired through proceeds of conflict in South Sudan. The US government further wants Kenya to impose sanctions on corrupt South Sudanese individuals by barring…

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