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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 |

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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SSNMC faction removes Bakosoro over South Sudan revitalized deal

A faction of the opposition South Sudan National Movement for Change (SSNMC) announced its rejection of the revitalized peace agreement and removed its chairman Joseph Bangasi Bakosoro saying he endorsed the deal despite the rejection of the leading members. The SSNMC is a member of the South Sudan Opposition Alliance which has been strongly divided over the revitalized peace agreement as some of them rejected the deal while others signed it. Bakosoro who was the former governor of Western…

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South Sudan claims a civil war is over. Skepticism abounds.

South Sudan’s government claims a shattering five-year civil war is finally over, but skepticism soars. It wasn’t helped by the sight of President Salva Kiir refusing to shake the hand of rival Riek Machar after they signed a power-sharing deal this month, according to video footage seen by The Associated Press. This latest attempt at peace already shows cracks, with the armed opposition last week saying several key issues, including reconciliation, are yet to be resolved as the warring…

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New Evidence: The Real Reason Gaddafi Was Killed

Qaddafi was not killed for humanitarian purposes but for the oil and for money. His ideas of an African gold-backed currency were his major undoing. The recent Hillary Clinton email leaks have opened a can of worms everywhere including in Africa. Wikileaks released an unclassified U.S. Department of State document emailed to Clinton, dated April 2, 2011. Sidney Blumenthal, the sender of the email confirmed what the world already suspected. Qaddafi was not killed for humanitarian purposes but for the oil and for…

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South Sudan’s Kiir grants rebel leader Machar, others amnesty

South Sudan President Salva Kiir offered amnesty to all those involved in the nation’s bloody five-year civil war as part of a recent agreement to end the fighting. Rebel leader Riek Machar was among those granted a pardon by Kiir. Those who “waged war against in the government” were granted general amnesty, Kiir stated late Wednesday. The president also reiterated a call for his forces to observe a ceasefire agreed in June by both the government and Machar’s rebels. The decision came days after…

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Mediators propose a referendum on states issue

Sudanese mediators have proposed holding a referendum to solve the dispute over the number of states in South Sudan when the independent boundaries commission fails to make its report within 90 days during the pre-transitional period. According to a revised power sharing proposal , a Referendum Commission will work under direct supervision of the African Union and the regional bloc IGAD and conduct the referendum before the end of the pre-transitional period. The proposal said the question or set…

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US doubts ability of South Sudan’s president and rebel leader to bring peace

The United States doubts whether South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar have the leadership qualities needed to deliver peace to the country at war since 2013, the White House said on Sunday. Peace talks last week in the South Sudanese capital Juba need to be more inclusive to succeed, the White House said, adding that it will impose fresh sanctions on anyone who threatens the country’s stability. The statement constitutes tough U.S. language about South…

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All look to Nairobi to play neutral and finally seal South Sudan peace deal

The Nairobi Round of the South Sudan peace talks has been pushed forward, as mediators try to thrash out a consensus document on the outstanding issue of governance. The talks, to be chaired by Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta, will focus on power-sharing in the national and state governments, composition of parliament, reforms in the judiciary and the number of states South Sudan should have. Since the second face-to-face meeting between President Salva Kiir and Dr Riek Machar in Khartoum…

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S Sudan govt ‘had enough’ of rebel leader: spokesperson

South Sudan’s information minister said Friday the country’s rebel leader could not rejoin government, dealing a blow to hopes that the latest talks in Ethiopia might bring peace. “We have had enough of Riek Machar,” said Michael Makuei, referring to the rebel chief. “As the people of South Sudan, not the president alone, but as the people of South Sudan, we are saying enough is enough.” Hopes of a breakthrough towards ending South Sudan’s civil war had been raised…

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China says it regrets U.S. quitting U.N. rights council

China expressed regret on Wednesday over a U.S. decision to withdraw from the U.N. Human Rights Council, with state media saying the image of the United States as a defender of rights was “on the verge of collapse”. U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley announced the decision to pull out of the council on Tuesday over what she said was chronic bias against Israel and a lack of reform. Rights group have criticized the decision as sending…

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