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News on South Sudan continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.

3 hrs ago | In-depth Africa

S. Sudan opposition group deplores killing of paramount chief

August 26, 2014 A little known South Sudanese opposition group calling itself the Collo Resistance Front has condemned the assassination of paramount chief Agieth Okambo, of the Kaka area in Upper Nile state.

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6 hrs ago | ABC News

Russian airline claims UN chopper shot down in South Sudan

Three people died when a United Nations peacekeeping helicopter crashed in South Sudan on Wednesday, with Russian airline UTair, which owns the aircraft, claiming it was shot down.

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6 hrs ago | Malaysian National News Agency

UN Cargo Helicopter Crashes In South Sudan Warzone

A UN cargo helicopter crashed Tuesday in South Sudan's war zone region of Unity state, the UN peacekeeping mission said, adding it was "deeply concerned about the fate of the crew".

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7 hrs ago | AllAfrica.com

Sudan: Security Arrests Three Over Alleged Rebel Links

South Sudanese national security agents have arrested three people in Western Bahr el Ghazal state for alleged involvement in rebel activities.

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11 hrs ago | AllAfrica.com

South Sudan: Wolf Releases Letter Urging Bush Library to Help Resolve Crisis in South Sudan

Following news reports of the potential for a humanitarian catastrophe in South Sudan, Rep. Frank Wolf , long recognized in Congress as one of the strongest advocates for South Sudan , today released a letter he sent earlier this month to former President George W. Bush asking the Bush Institute to help resolve the crisis.

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15 hrs ago | KFVS12

Investigators cast doubt on rape claim in Indian teen-hanging case

Gaza police says Israel has bombed two large high-rise buildings in Gaza City, with dozens of homes and shops - an escalation in the seven weeks of fighting with Hamas.

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16 hrs ago | Weyburn This Week

UN helicopter shot down in South Sudan, says government spokesman

The U.N. mission said on Twitter that an Mi-8 cargo helicopter crashed near Bentiu, which is hotly contested between the government and rebel fighters.

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17 hrs ago | News9 Oklahoma City

UN helicopter shot down in South Sudan

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell on Tuesday faced the most pointed questions yet about his dealings with a businessman whose gifts are at the heart of the ex-governor's corruption trial.

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17 hrs ago | WATE-TV Knoxville

UN helicopter shot down in South Sudan

A New York City teenager involved in a fiery crash on a Long Island roadway that killed his four friends is set to be sentenced.

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18 hrs ago | Feministing

Expert's take: Bringing light to the darkest places

Every year on World Humanitarian Day my mind returns to memories of a dark day, 19 August 2003.

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23 hrs ago | In-depth Africa

South Sudan - Child Soldiersa Again

The government of South Sudan signed an Action Plan with the UN in 2012 to end the use of child soldiers but there is evidence the ongoing conflict is eroding any gains achieved.

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23 hrs ago | In-depth Africa

Ethiopia: Tens of thousands of South Sudanese refugees receive cholera vaccine

PARIS, France, August 26, 2014/African Press Organization / - A vaccine against cholera is being used on a large scale for the first time in Ethiopia by teams from the international medical organisation Mdecins Sans Frontires/Doctors Without Borders .

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Yesterday | In-depth Africa

S. Sudan annual budget underfunds development projects

A large portion of South Sudan's annual budget is spent on salaries and operational costs with very little on development projects, a local think tank said in a policy paper.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

State Department

South Sudanese Opposition's Detention of a Monitoring and Verification Mechanism (MVM) Observer Team

The United States government strongly condemns the temporary detention of six members of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development's Monitoring and Verification Mechanism team and three aircrew by opposition forces on August 23rd in Mayom County, Unity State, South Sudan.

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The Daily Star

S. Sudan rivals sign new cease-fire amid sanction threat

South Sudanese President Salva Kiir signs the "statement of principles" for the negotiations regarding the national unity government of South Sudan during the 27th Extraordinary Summit IGAD Heads of State and Government at the National Palace in Addis Ababa on August 25, 2014.

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In-depth Africa

Introduction to Conversations with Lawyer & Politician Peter Sule about a Blueprint for South Sudan

"The present catastrophic crisis in our country has exposed in ugly details the monumental wrongs which afflicted our country long before the events of the 15th of December 2013," began a Preamble to a position paper by Lawyer and Politician Peter Sule.

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Foreign Policy

Forgotten Missions

Remember the nearly 300 schoolgirls kidnapped in April by Boko Haram? They're mostly still missing.

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ClipSyndicate

Video: FAO Hungry Planet: Focus on South Sudan

In this episode of Hungry Planet, locust swarms threaten the livelihoods of 13 million people in Madagascar, FAO examines the causes and possible solutions.

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Campus Bread

Hunger in the News: Poverty and Incarceration, Famine in South...

" Why Cutting Down Jail Time is Key to Fighting Poverty ," by Julian Adler, Moyers & Company.

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Sun Aug 24, 2014

AlertNet

S.Sudan ceasefire monitor dies after officials held by rebels

Seyoum Mesfin , chairperson of IGAD special envoy, and General Taaban Deng Gai SPLMA rebel delegate attend the resumption of South Sudan negotiations in Addis Ababa February 11, 2014.

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