AU calls on South Sudan warring parties to desist from escalating violence

Expressing deep concern over the increasing military clashes in South Sudan, African Union (AU) Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat has called on the Transitional Government of National Unity (TGoNU) and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-in-Opposition and other armed movements in … Read More

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UN envoy warns of risk of ‘outright ethnic war’, genocide in South Sudan

Visiting South Sudan, the United Nations envoy on genocide prevention on Friday warned that the African country was at risk of plunging into “an outright ethnic war” and of genocide being committed. “I am dismayed to report that what I … Read More

South Sudanese rebels deny rape, indiscriminate shelling in Juba

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South Sudanese rebel forces have denied their fighters raped women during an assault on Juba, the South Sudanese capital earlier in July, a spokesperson of the rebel movement said here Wednesday. “Our forces pulled out of Juba on July 11,” … Read More

Sacking of Machar is sowing seed of new suffering in South Sudan

South Sudan’s opposition has been split down the middle with the appointment by President Salva Kiir of Taban Deng Gai as First Vice President to replace Riek Machar, who has fled the capital, Juba, South Sudan observers have said. Machar, … Read More

Veteran journalist Alfred Taban arrested in Juba

A veteran South Sudanese journalist, Alfred Taban, has been held in security custody since Sunday for calling on South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and First Vice President Rick Machar to step down so as to help resolve the current crisis … Read More

Thousands of South Sudanese children reunited with their families

UN and child charity organizations said 4,000 of South Sudanese children who were separated from their families during conflicts in South Sudan have now been reunified. The milestone was reached when seven-year-old Nyabitu returned to her family home in Kodok … Read More

Tanzania: 4 East African countries abolish roaming charges | Tanzanie: 4 pays de l’Afrique de l’Est abolissent les tarifs d’itinérance

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[column width=”47%” padding=”6%”] Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – Four East African countries – Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda and South Sudan – have agreed on a regional telecommunications framework to establish a ‘One-Network-Area’ by December 31, 2014, global telecommunications industry monitor, … Read More

South Sudan marks 3rd independence anniversary in shadow of crisis

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – South Sudan marked its third independence anniversary yesterday against the backdrop of a mounting political crisis and failure to build a cohesive society. President Salva Kiir, who insists his government is committed to a peaceful … Read More

South Sudan: Negotiators to start peace talks Tuesday

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – The two warring parties in South Sudan on Monday agreed to start substantial talks on two primary issues as of Tuesday, 7 January, according to the chief negotiators of the two sides and regional peace brokers. … Read More

South Sudan: UN mission reports evidence of abuses

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New York, US (PANA) – The UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has expressed grave concern over mounting evidence of gross human rights abuses in the strife-torn country, including extra-judicial killings of civilians and captured soldiers, massive displacements and arbitrary … Read More

UN chief welcomes South Sudan’s mediation efforts

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New York, US (PANA) – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the appointment of a mediation team to work with government of South Sudan and the opposition to reach a ceasefire in the current conflict, which has taken a heavy … Read More

UN, partners support 100,000 flood-affected people in South Sudan

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Photo: PANA New York, US – The Acting UN Humanitarian Coordinator in South Sudan, Mr. Chris Nikoi, on Monday said humanitarian agencies and their partners have reached nearly 100,000 of the 156,000 people affected by flooding across South Sudan … Read More

African Union slams unilateral ‘referendum’ in Abyei area

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Photo: Luke Vargas/TRNS PANA Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – The African Union (AU) has strongly condemned the holding of a unilateral referendum in the disputed Abyei region between the republics of Sudan and South Sudan, warning that the act can only … Read More

Sudan to US: Stay away from Juba, Khartoum dispute over Abyei

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Ali Ahmed Karti, Sudanese Foreign Minister PANA Khartoum, Sudan – Sudan has made it clear it will not tolerate any US involvement in its dispute with South Sudan over Abyei, an oil rich triangle the two countries are contesting. This leaves … Read More