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53 min ago | In-depth Africa

Drowning State: Public outrage over bad governance in South Sudan

It took South Sudanese more than half a century to attain their independence from the SUDAN.

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53 min ago | AllAfrica.com

South Sudan: Lakes State Employees Refuse to Demonstrate in Support of Governor

Civil servants in Lakes state capital Rumbek have refused a request by the governor to join a protest against a bill passed by the national parliament calling for his removal.

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7 hrs ago | Ghanamma.com

South Sudan Embassy Abuse Ghanaian Staff

The local Ghanaian staff of the South Sudan Embassy in Accra have been sacked after they opposed the reduction of their monthly salaries.

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9 hrs ago | Environmental Leader

Nespresso Pledges Carbon Neutrality by 2020

The commitment is one of several new sustainability initiatives, part of a 500 million Swiss francs program called The Positive Cup.

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13 hrs ago | New Vision

S.Sudan could face famine early next year - UN

War-torn South Sudan faces possible famine early next year, the UN chief in the country warned Thursday, as aid workers said the shooting down of a UN helicopter threatened efforts to save lives.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

People's Daily Online

Benjamin: China is our true friend

China has always been there to offer support to South Sudan even in times of challenges, said Marial Benjamin, foreign minister of S. Sudan on Wednesday.

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In-depth Africa

S. Sudan parliament unseats lawmakers in conflict with government

August 27, 2014 The South Sudanese parliament has removed 23 members who are in conflict with the government, declaring their positions vacant on the grounds that they absented themselves for 12 successive sittings without permission.

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Reuters

U.N. working to determine full scope of food crisis in S. Sudan

Security concerns are preventing the United Nations gathering data from some areas of South Sudan to determine the full scope of a food crisis that could lead to full-blown famine by the end of the year, a World Food Programme official said.

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Inter Press Service

South Sudan's Hip Hop Artists call for Peace and Reconciliation...

Men and women planting vegetable seeds in a nursery bed in Eastern Equatoria state, South Sudan.

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National Public Radio

When Do Food Shortages Become A Famine? There's A Formula For That

Martha Nyarueni and her family return to their home outside the town of Leer, South Sudan, after receiving an aid package in early July.

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In-depth Africa

South Sudan dismisses attempt on president Kiir's life in Ethiopia

August 27, 2014 The South Sudanese presidency has dismissed rumours of an assassination attempt on president Salva Kiir as "fabricated lies" meant to "scare-off" the latter from representing the country at international forums.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

Big News Network.com

South Sudan: Security Council strongly condemns downing of UN helicopter

The MI-8 helicopter contracted by the UN Mission in South Sudan was performing a cargo flight from Wau in Western Bahr El Ghazal state to Bentiu in Unity state when it crashed.

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In-depth Africa

Rebels accuse IGAD mediation of bias amid talks' adjournment

August 27, 2014 South Sudan's armed faction of the Sudan Peoples' Liberation Movement led by the former vice-president, Riek Machar, has sharply criticized the Intergovernmental Authority on Development for what they said was its bias by favouring president Salva Kiir in the peace process which the regional bloc has been mediating for the last ... (more)

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National Public Radio

Staring Down Famine, Agencies Hesitate To Use F-Word In South Sudan

The UN is expected to announce in mid-September what experts have predicted for months: that parts of South Sudan are either in, or hurtling inevitably, towards famine.

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Lafferty

Diamond Trust Bank to expand to fifth African market after capital raise

It has been reported that Diamond Trust Bank of Kenya is considering moving into a fifth African market following a successful capital raising operation.

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The Baltimore Sun

Most victims of Syrian cluster bombs are civilian: campaign group

Cluster bomb attacks and unexploded munitions killed or injured nearly 1,600 people in Syria in the past two years - 97 percent of them civilians - an international campaign group said on Wednesday.

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In-depth Africa

Lakes state's military caretaker voted out by national parliament

August 26, 2014 South Sudan's national parliament has passed a bill recommending the removal of Lakes state's military caretaker governor, Maj-Gen Matur Chut Dhuol.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

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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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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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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