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The Ministry of Health of South Sudan successfully conducts its first ever diagnostic test for Ebola

South Sudan has successfully conducted its first ever laboratory test for Ebola using the emergency management and laboratory infrastructure developed with support from WHO as part of emergency preparedness. The Joint External Evaluation (JEE) for South Sudan which was conducted in 2017, made a number of recommendations to fill the gaps in laboratory capacity and ability to fulfil the core competencies of the International Health Regulations 2005. WHO with support from DFID, South Sudan Humanitarian Fund, USAID and the…

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Rebel Chief Announces the end to South Sudan War

South Sudan’s First Vice President designate Dr. Riek Machar Teny-Dhurgon has told his top military officers that the ongoing civil in South Sudan has ended. South Sudan government and opposition groups including Machar’s SPLM-IO signed a preliminary peace agreement on August 5th vowing to work together in a new transitional government of national unity. The deal is set to conclude on Wednesday in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa and Machar and the rest of opposition delegates are already in…

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3500 displaced people successfully relocated by UNMISS and humanitarian agencies

Almost 3,500 internally displaced people have been successfully relocated from the UN Protection of Civilians site in Juba to a new site within the community in a joint effort between the United Nations Mission in South Sudan and humanitarian agencies. “This is the first movement of displaced people of this magnitude out of the UN Juba protection site. Almost all of those relocated were women and children,” said the UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of UNMISS,…

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Amnesty International says Juba spy agency kills suspects

Lobby group Amnesty International has accused the South Sudan spy agency of torturing prisoners to death. The agency revealed in a new report seen by the media on Monday that the National Security Service (NSS), was arbitrarily arresting people for their political and ethnic affiliations. The report titled; A trail of broken promises, says several former detainees testified that they were made to drink water from the toilet and to relieve themselves in the full view of each other….

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South Sudanese Insurgent Leader Refuses to Sign Peace Deal

South Sudan rebel chief Riek Machar on Tuesday refused to sign a final peace deal with the government, in a setback for a regional drive to end nearly five years of brutal civil war. Machar and President Salva Kiir have held weeks of talks in Khartoum in search of a comprehensive peace deal to end the conflict, which has killed tens of thousands and displaced millions since 2013 in the world’s youngest country. The warring parties have already inked…

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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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‘Sick and hungry’: Human cost of South Sudan’s civil war

With violence and the rainy season slowing aid operations, there are now concerns that preventable diseases caused by lack of food will instead become fatal. South Sudan’s civil war has left many suffering from preventable diseases as a result of severe medicine and food shortages. More than half of the country’s population is now dependent on aid aljazeera Share on:

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The Healthy Dish Alek Wek Makes to Stay Energized

  The model and Goodwill Ambassador has been cooking this plant-based stew since her childhood in South Sudan In our series My Detox, T asks creative people to share the homemade recipes they count on to cleanse and refresh. Alek Wek likes her routines. The model, author, designer and Goodwill Ambassador to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees begins each day with a meditation, followed by a set of stretches and an hourlong run in the park near…

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South Sudan’s weather agency warns of devastating flood risk

South Sudan’s Meteorological Department has warned that several regions in the East African country are at risk of floods caused by torrential rains. The weather agency told reporters on Thursday that heavy rainfall is expected in the months of June, July, and August (JJA) and may cause devastating floods in the flood-prone areas of Bahr el Ghazal, Upper Nile and Unity. Samuel Thon, a Forecaster at the Meteorological Department, said the towns of Bor, Bentiu, Aweil, and Pibor are…

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AU Peace and Security Council Concludes a Five-Day Field Mission to the Republic of South Sudan

In line with its mandate to promote and enhance peace and security in the continent, the African Union (AU) Peace and Security Council (PSC) undertook a field mission to the Republic of South Sudan from 14 to 19 April 2018. The mission took place in the framework of the implementation of various decisions of the Council on the situation in south Sudan, in particular the communique of its 751st meeting held on 8 February, 2018. The mission was also undertaken…

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