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UN Welcomes Peace Agreement in South Sudan

N Secretary General Antonio Guterres today praised the ongoing efforts for the revitalization of dialogue in South Sudan and welcomed the recent agreement signed in that country by the sides in conflict.   Through a statement, the highest representative of the United Nations stressed that this document is signed at a time when the security situation continues to deteriorate, marked by violations of the Cessation of Hostilities Agreement of December 2017. He also welcomed the renewed commitment of the…

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South Sudan rivals sign deal

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir and his rival, rebel leader Riek Machar, have signed an agreement to try to end five years of civil war. Under the framework deal, a ceasefire will come into effect within 72 hours. The conflict has devastated South Sudan: tens of thousands have died and nearly four million more – a third of the population – have been displaced by the violence. Previous attempts to end the fighting have failed to hold. Reports say…

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Warring S.Sudan leaders agree on ‘some points’

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar reached an agreement on “some points” in peace talks in Khartoum on Tuesday, Sudan’s foreign minister said. Al Dirdiri Mohamed Ahmed said the points agreed on would be announced on Wednesday morning. Machar told reporters after meeting Kiir that he had demanded another 48 hours to consult with other parts of the South Sudanese opposition before signing any draft agreements. The two leaders met on Monday for talks to…

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UN condemns killing of Bangladeshi peacekeeper in South Sudan

The UN mission has condemned the killing of a Bangladeshi peacekeeper in an armed attack on convoy in South Sudan on Tuesday. David Shearer, head of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), said Commander Ashraf Siddiqui, a Bangladeshi Military Liaison Officer, was killed during the attack on a UN convoy that was escorting humanitarian aid to vulnerable civilians in the Central Equatorian region. “It is a tragedy that he lost his life in such an appalling act of…

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