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4 hrs ago | Amnesty International

Freedom of Expression Under Attack in South Sudan

The government clampdown takes place at a time when South Sudan most needs independent voices to contribute to discussions about how to end the political crisis and internal armed conflict.

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Related Topix: World News, Africa, Sudan, Activism, Amnesty International, Charitable Organizations, Human Rights Watch

5 hrs ago | In-depth Africa

Lakes state governor fires information minister

August 1, 2014 The caretaker governor of South Sudan's Lakes state, Maj. Gen Matur Chut Dhuol has fired his information and communication minister.

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Related Topix: Africa, World News

Thu Jul 31, 2014

In-depth Africa

South Sudan rebels downplay relocation of national capital to Wau

July 31, 2014 The South Sudanese rebels led by the former vice-president, Riek Machar, have downplayed the idea to relocate the country's national capital to Wau in Western Bhar el Ghazal state, saying the proposal was unjustified and unnecessary.

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Related Topix: World News, Sudan, Africa, Salva Kiir

In-depth Africa

South Sudan's Kiir leaves for US-Africa summit

South Sudanese president, Salva Kiir left for the United States-Africa summit, despite calls from activists to have the young nation's leader excluded from the forthcoming event.

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Related Topix: World News, Africa, Sudan, Salva Kiir, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

In-depth Africa

UK minister calls for immediate ceasefire in S. Sudan

July 31, 2014 South Sudan risks facing famine unless its conflicting parties adopt immediate ceasefire for lasting peace, the United Kingdom minister for Africa warned on Thursday.

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Related Topix: World News, Sudan, Africa, Famine, Natural Disasters, Ethiopia

Nashua Telegraph

Sudan woman arrives in US, faced death over faith

A Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence, which was later overturned, has arrived in the U.S. after a flight from Rome.

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Related Topix: Manchester, NH, World News, Africa

Daily Monitor

Nakumatt eyes entry into Juba, Burundi

Nakumatt Supermarket is targeting entry into South Sudan and Burundi, making it potentially Kenya's first big retail chain to open shop in the two countries.

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Related Topix: Sudan, Burundi, Africa, World News

Daily Kos

Tomgram: Nick Turse, An East-West Showdown in the Heart of Africa?

For the last two years, TomDispatch Managing Editor Nick Turse has been following the Pentagon and the latest U.S. global command, AFRICOM , as they oversaw the expanding operations of the American military across that continent: drones, a special ops surge , interventions , training missions , bases , proxy wars .

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Related Topix: World News, Africa, Sudan, Prison

United Nations

Food insecurity in South Sudan set to deepen as funds dry up, warns UN agency

The numbers of people facing crisis or emergency levels of food insecurity in South Sudan is projected to reach 3.9 million by August 2014 as funds dry up.

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Related Topix: World News, Africa, Agriculture, Science, Life, Food, Vegetables, Famine, Natural Disasters

AllAfrica.com

South Sudan: Violence, Photography and the Iconography of Cattle Camps

Some years ago a curator at the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford asked me to look at a photograph taken in South Sudan in the early 1950s.

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Related Topix: World News, Africa, Travel, Sudan Travel, Africa Travel, Photography, Arts

Reuters

UPDATE 2-Kenya's KCB may issue bond to raise funds for mortgages after strong H1

KCB Bank, Kenya's largest lender by assets, plans to raise funds from international debt markets for lending to the real estate sector, its CEO said after announcing a 16 percent jump in first-half profit.

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Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, World News, Africa

In-depth Africa

South Sudan - Threat of Cholera Grows

GENEVA, Switzerland, July 31, 2014/African Press Organization / - Thousands of displaced South Sudanese living in congested camps with poor hygiene and sanitation are at high risk of contracting cholera.

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Related Topix: Cholera, Health, World News, Africa, Sudan, Medicine,

Wed Jul 30, 2014

The Spectator

I thought I had contracted Ebola. Life doesn't get much scarier than that

After an all-night rainstorm in Juba I woke to see the mosquito that bit me in the dark.

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Related Topix: World News, Sudan, Africa, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

The Washington Post

The Sudans, three years later

Three years after South Sudan became independent from Khartoum, both countries remain in fragile states.

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Related Topix: Africa, World News, Sports

In-depth Africa

South Sudan downplays lack of direct communication with US

July 30, 2014 South Sudan has downplayed the significance of the lack of direct communication between president Salva Kiir and his US counterpart, Barack Obama, saying the latter should be more concerned over the situation due to his country's heavy involvement in world affairs.

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Related Topix: World News, Sudan, Africa, Salva Kiir, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama,

In-depth Africa

Launching the people's front to oppose the genocidal SPLM cum SPLA oligopoly in South Sudan

"Last Wednesday, I made a well-attended rally in Juba in which I blasted both Kiir and Machar including IGAD."

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Related Topix: Africa, World News, Sudan

AllAfrica.com

South Sudan: Famine Looming

The UN is warning of a famine in war-torn South Sudan where more than a million people have been displaced.

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Related Topix: Famine, Natural Disasters, World News, Africa, Agriculture, Science, Sudan

GhanaWeb

Proceeds from Oil disappointing'

A senior research officer in oil and gas at the Ghana Institute of Governance and Security, Solomon Kwawukume, says Ghana would be entitled to a meager 19.8 percent of proceeds from its oil resources over the whole period that the commodity would be mined by foreign investors.

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In-depth Africa

N. Bahr el Ghazal scribes under fire over security reports

July 2014 The government of South Sudan's Northern Bahr el Ghazal state vowed to arrest journalists who report on security issues, imposing censorship on media houses in the region.

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Related Topix: Africa, World News, Sudan

Tue Jul 29, 2014

In-depth Africa

Rights body condemns "barbaric" arrest of S. Sudanese youth

July 29, 2014 A South Sudanese human rights body has condemned last week's arrest of youth in Northern Bahr el Ghazal state, describing as "barbaric" the move taken by government.

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Related Topix: Africa, World News, Sudan

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