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IDPS uses grenades and Riffles in UNIMISS POC

One person was killed and three others critically wounded just outside South Sudan’s capital in the latest fighting between internally displaced persons at a United Nations-run Protection of Civilians (POC) site. Displaced people said fighting that between two communities from the former Unity State that initially erupted a week ago, resumed Wednesday at the camp. Camp resident Reat Kuajin told VOA’s South Sudan in Focus that the fighting was a continuation of an argument that started nine days ago…

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South Sudan’s Children and Youth Deserve the Chance for a Better Future

“The life now is very difficult to us, I did up to primary school…I want to go to secondary school, but it is hard to go to secondary school because of the fighting…I want to be a doctor. I want to help my people.” This is 19-year old Michael.* Michael fled his village in Leer County in late April this year when it was attacked by government soldiers and their allied forces. We met Michael on a small island…

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S/Sudan army, rebels in fresh blame game over cease-fire violations

The South Sudanese army and the main rebel group are trading blame for the renewed fighting that erupted in the northern parts of the country. The Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) and the rebel group SPLA-in Opposition (IO) led by former first deputy president Riek Machar on Thursday renewed counter accusations of truce violation in the former Unity State. South Sudan’s warring factions on Aug. 5 signed a new power sharing and cease-fire deal in the Sudanese capital of…

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