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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 |

China donates machinery to aid South Sudan’s agricultural development

The Chinese government on Thursday donated 349 pieces of agricultural machinery to help South Sudan reinvigorate and transform its agricultural sector amid food insecurity caused by five years of conflict. He Xiangdong, Chinese ambassador to South Sudan, said the machinery which include grain combine harvester, walking tractor, seeder, potato planter and potato harvester will help South Sudan to secure stability and prosperity in the wake of the recently signed revitalized peace agreement by the warring parties. “With the signing…

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US ends financial assistance to South Sudan, warns of consequences

The United States has announced on Thursday that it is ending financial assistance to South Sudanese government, saying the young nation is being led by “corrupt leaders” who cause suffering to their people. The announcement comes as President Trump’s administration rolls out its new African strategy to deal with what the administration described as ‘predatory behavior’. In a statement released on Thursday, the U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton makes the surprising announcement at the influential conservative think tank,…

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Gbudue government and SPLA-IO celebrates Peace in Yambio

Hundreds of citizens and the commanders of SPLA-IO based in Rirangu Payam Wednesday celebrate in Yambio the signing of the Revitalized Peace Agreement for the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan. The peace celebration attracted many people who come to Yambio Freedom Squares where they met with the SPLA-IO fighters who took guns and entered the bush to fight the government forces Gbudue and Tombura states. The ceasefire monitoring body, CTSAMM, in partnership with United Nations Mission in South…

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Deadly Ebola outbreak in Congo puts South Sudan on high alert: U.N

The United Nations and South Sudan are taking extreme precautions to prevent any spread of Ebola from neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo, which is battling the second-biggest ever outbreak of the disease. The U.N. and local authorities have made “a huge number of preparatory steps,” including border-screenings, training health teams and bringing in vaccines for health-workers on the front-lines, the head of the U.N. mission in South Sudan, David Shearer, said Tuesday in an interview. An outbreak of the…

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How the United States Kept Arms Flowing into South Sudan

During the South Sudanese Civil War, which has claimed nearly 400,000 lives, the United States helped the main belligerent in the war continually acquire arms through Uganda, a close U.S. ally in the region. For years, the Ugandan government channeled arms, ammunition, and military aircraft to the regime of President Salva Kiir, according to multiple reports by Conflict Armament Research and the U.N. Panel of Experts on South Sudan. “Uganda remains the main transit point and facilitator for arms…

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PETRONAS: Growing hope in Africa to achieve potential on the continent

The Malaysian giant company, the PETRONAS is scaling up to exploit Africa natural resources for betterment of African people through education and provision of clean water. With its large population of the 15 per cent of the world’s population, the African continent has remained the poorest continent for centuries though it has eight per cent of the world’s natural gas reserves and can potentially be a source of hydroelectric power, solar energy and geothermal energy. Unlocking the potentials of…

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