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2 hrs ago | Voice of America

S. Sudan President Seeks Meeting with Sudan's Leader

South Sudan President Salva Kiir and his Sudanese counterpart Omar Al-Bashir look on during a photo opportunity at the state house in Juba Jan. 6, 2014. South Sudan's President Salva Kiir has officially written to Sudanese President Omar Hassan Al-Bashir proposing talks to deepen bilateral relations and security cooperation, according to Ateny Wek Ateny, South Sudan presidential spokesperson.

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9 hrs ago | The Republic

IU program encourages South Sudan education

Fourteen women from South Sudan stood in a room full of Indiana University leaders and fellow students from around the world. At the front of the room, Christie Vilsack , senior adviser for international education at the United States Agency for International Development, spoke to those 14 women - all teachers.

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14 hrs ago | In-depth Africa

Chambas proposes to entrust Mbeki with Darfur peace file

Darfur joint peace mediator, Mohamed Ibn Chambas, proposed to the Peace and Security Council of the African Union to entrust the head of the African Union High Level Implementation Panel with Darfur file. Former South African president Thabo Mbeki now heads the African Union's mediation team for Sudan's Two Areas Chambas made his proposal last Friday in a briefing to AUPSC where he spoke about the recent joint activities undertaken with Thabo Mbeki in line with a previous decision asking them to synchronise their efforts to bring peace in Sudan.

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18 hrs ago | In-depth Africa

Six South Sudanese air force officers join rebellion

September 13, 2015 At least six personnel from South Sudan's air force have defected to the rebel faction, opposition sources confirmed on Saturday. Speaking at a press conference held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Saturday, the defected South Sudan army air force members, who included a pilot, declared they were joining the rebel faction led by former vice-president Riek Machar.

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19 hrs ago | AllAfrica.com

South Sudan: Security Officials Return Catholic Radio Keys

The Catholic-run Bakhita radio had four of its staff members arrested and the station switched off air by security agents after it broadcast news giving rebels a chance to respond to allegations that it instigated last month's fighting in Bentiu, Unity state. Three radio staff members were released a few hours later, but the station's news editor spent three days in detention before his release.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Sky News

IS: Beheading Is Revenge For UK Helping Kurds

A jihadist standing behind David Haines in the video slams the UK's "evil alliance with America", calling the PM a "lapdog". The beheading of British hostage David Haines was in retaliation for David Cameron promising to arm Kurdish fighters in Iraq, says Islamic State.

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The New Zealand Herald

Is everyone going to declare independence if Scotland does it?

Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators stand on the streets waving their "estelada" flags, that symbolizes Catalonia's independence. Photo / AP The autumn of nationalism is finally upon us.

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Independent.ie

Family of British hostage David Haines appeal to captors to contact them

The family of a British aid worker thought to be being held by Islamic militants in Syria has urged his captors to contact them. Islamic State extremists have threatened to kill Mr Haines and have not responded to any of the family's attempts to make contact so far, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office said.

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Walta Information Centre

Interview with PM Hailemariam De...

Anadolu Agency: Your Excellency Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, what does the elimination of Al-Shabaab leader Ahmed Abdi Godane mean to Somalia and the region? Prime Minister: I feel that, you know, terrorism is a global problem. And therefore, the death of the leader of Al-Shabaab, Ahmed Abdi Godane, means a lot to Somalia, to the neighboring countries as well.

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In-depth Africa

S. Sudan's Kiir seeks meeting with Sudanese president

South Sudanese president Salva Kiir has written a letter to his Sudanese counterpart, Omer Hassan al- Bashir, requesting for an official meeting to discuss bilateral and mutual matters, his office disclosed on Friday. South Sudan's president, Salva Kiir, is accompanied by his Sudanese counterpart Omer Hassan al-Bashir after arriving at Khartoum Airport on 5 April 2014 "President Salva Kiir has written a letter seeking a meeting with the Sudanese president on bilateral and mutual issues.

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In-depth Africa

Opposition parties dismiss leader from S. Sudan peace talks

September 12, 2014 The coalition of South Sudanese political parties have announced the dismissal of their leader from taking part in the Addis Ababa peace negotiation, claiming he caused disagreements with the government delegation. 14 political parties on Wednesday signed a petition to remove the Sudan People's Liberation Movement for Democratic Change leader Lam Akol, a move described by Akol's supporters as a "trick" by government to intimidate the country's main party.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

In-depth Africa

IGAD is unfit to mediate in the South Sudan's conflict

Since the Intergovernmental Authority on Development assembly of heads of states and governments held in Nairobi on 27th December 2013 arrogated to itself the mediation role in the conflict in South Sudan, it was clear that it would be difficult for it to perform this self ascribed role with impartially. Collins English Dictionary defines the word impartial as "not favouring one or the other".

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Stars and Stripes

Scottish independence vote tied to national identity

About a week ago, I asked my friends on Facebook whether there was really any chance that Scotland would leave Britain. At that point, the "yes" vote was running solidly behind, and it seemed likely that this would follow the path of such referenda in Quebec and elsewhere: close, perhaps, but no cigar.

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Bloomberg

South Sudan to Split Oil Concession as Lawmakers Question Award

South Sudan plans to split an oil block awarded to Star Petroleum SA, a Luxembourg-registered company, as part of a review of a concession criticized by the country's lawmakers, Petroleum Minister Stephen Dhieu Dau said. Block E, which covers 45,000 square kilometers , will be divided into two, Dau said in an interview on Sept.

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AllAfrica.com

South Sudan: Dozens Killed in Inter-Clan Clashes

Inter-clan fighting between the Luanyjang of Wun-Thoc and Wun-Adel community in Tonj East county, located in South Sudan's Warrap state, has claimed 40 lives and injured 60 others. The clashes erupted between the two sections on Saturday when a girl eloped with a member of a rival section.

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AlertNet

ACT Alliance Alert: Flooding in South Sudanese refugee camp, ...

Alert Ethiopia Flooding in South Sudanese refugee camp, Leitchour Geneva, 12th September 2014 1. Brief description of the emergency and impact Ethiopia is the biggest host country for South Sudanese refugees fleeing the violent conflict in South Sudan since December 2013. Now, catastrophic flooding in August and September 2014, in Western Ethiopia, has compounded the situation for 47,000 South Sudanese refugees in Leitchour camp, mainly children and women, searching for a safe haven in Gambella area.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

Scoop

South Sudan Rebel Threatened UN Just Before Helicopter Shot

Al Jazeera has aired exclusive audio of South Sudan Liberation Army rebel commander Peter Gadet threatening to shoot incoming UN aircraft, just nine days before a UN helicopter was shot down on 26 August 2014 over Bentiu in Unity State, South Sudan. Three Russian crew were killed in the crash.

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In-depth Africa

Kiir's Dictatorial Tendencies may cost him Lakes' loyalty come Elections

As the National Assembly is ringing the warning bells of elections, there is high need for President Salva Kiir Mayardit to be concerned. President Kiir's legitimacy, according to the Interim National Constitution that brought him into power in 2010 will end in April 2014 and as a result, he will have to seek the approval of the Citizens of South Sudan if he is to continue as the most powerful man in South Sudan.

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New Vision

12 flee LRA captivity in DRC after attack

At least 12 people, including two Ugandan women with their two children, have escaped from LRA captivity after the rebels came under attack from Congolese armed forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo territory. The international non-governmental organisation, Invisible Children , reported that the clash between the LRA and the Congolese army occurred between August 23 and 25 in an area of DRC known as Bili-Ango-Digba Triangle.

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In-depth Africa

IMF press Sudan on allowing exchange rate flexibility

September 11, 2014 The International Monetary Fund deputy director of the Middle East and Central Asia department Edward Gemayel called on the Sudanese government to allow market forces to determine the exchange rate as opposed to fixed pricing. Gemayel stressed in statements published by local media in Khartoum on Thursday that adopting this policy will reduce the gap between the official rate and the black market one in light of a near dependency by individuals, private sector and even the government on the parallel market to obtain foreign currency.

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