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9 min ago | Reuters

South Sudan sets limits on hiring foreign workers

South Sudan will from next month require that companies and non-government organisations employ South Sudanese citizens unless they are unable to find locals with the necessary skills. A government circular this week outlined the new rules, causing a stir as the published version said that only South Sudanese could be hired without mentioning exceptions.

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1 hr ago | The Miami Herald

South Sudan urges groups to hire more nationals

Susana Pereda, left, support specialist, and product specialists Christopher Jorge, and Marcella Salem, right, demonstrate the birth simulator "Victoria" that is used for healthcare education. "> Susana Pereda, left, support specialist, and product specialists Christopher Jorge, and Marcella Salem, right, demonstrate the birth simulator "Victoria" that is used for healthcare education.

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3 hrs ago | Wetherby News

Harrogate nurse takes on challenge for Doctors Without Borders

A nurse at Harrogate hospital is planning to cycle 4,000 miles across America in an impressive feat of fundraising for Doctors Without Borders. Andy Dennis, who works in the hospital's endoscopy department, has been to Africa three times since 2005 with Doctors Without Borders, or Medecins Sans Frontieres .

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7 hrs ago | The Washington Post

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The Scottish flag and British Union Jack fly outside the Scotland Office in London on Aug. 28, 2014. EPA/FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA This week, Scottish voters go to the polls to make a big decision: Should they stay a part of the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland, or become an independent country? It's an enormous decision, and the debate over what exactly will happen to Scotland if it does go independent is still waging.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

In-depth Africa

S. Sudanese opposition warn of disintegration over exclusivity

September 14, 2014 A senior South Sudanese opposition politician has hinted on possibilities of the young nation disintegrating along ethnic lines, should its current leadership ignores the strength of those opposed to the Juba establishment. Gen. Dau Aturjong told Sudan Tribune he was optimistic some parts of South Sudan could rejoin neigbouring Sudan, from which it seceded in 2011 or become part of Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Central African Republic and the Democratic Republic of Congo .

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AllAfrica.com

South Sudan: Cutting Corners in the Peace Process

On 26 August 2014, the two parties to the South Sudan conflict - the government of South Sudan and the Sudan People's Liberation Movement in Opposition - reached their fourth agreement aimed at ending the violence that broke out in mid-December 2013. The latest accord mediated by the Intergovernmental Authority on Development is called the Implementation Matrix of the Cessation of Hostilities agreement, and gives the two parties 45 days to form a unity government.

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AllAfrica.com

South Sudan: A Lonely Journey to Uganda for Unaccompanied Children

This is the main entry point for refugees fleeing the violence in South Sudan. Thousands of unaccompanied and separated children have been registered here.

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CiteULike

The Meaning and Mobilisation of Boundaries in Pastoralist Territory: Gogrial East County, South Sudan

This paper will consider the origins, formation and significance of local administrative boundaries in South Sudan, focusing on Gogrial East County, of Warrap State. Looking at the history of local boundaries from the colonial period to the formation of the new state, I will argue that the current boundaries are not simply colonial inventions.

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Hispanic Business

South Sudan Crisis 'An Elevated Threat'

The neighbouring country gained independence in 2011 but has since slumped back into civil strife and political instability. A power struggle broke out last December between President is the largest single country risk exposure for Kenyan banking groups that have set up subsidiaries there, posing spill-over risks to the country's financial system.

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Sunday Herald

Revealed: Good Friday campaigner, and old friend of Salmond, is BT adviser

The man who led the successful referendum campaign to persuade Northern Ireland voters to support the Good Friday Agreement is working as an adviser for Better Together. The man who led the successful referendum campaign to persuade Northern Ireland voters to support the Good Friday Agreement is working as an adviser for Better Together.

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AllAfrica.com

South Sudan: Chinese Economic Engagement Continues Amid Conflict

China's economic engagement with South Sudan, the world's youngest country, is growing rapidly since the latter's independence in 2011. According to the Chinese and South Sudanese official statistics, around 100 to 140 Chinese enterprises currently operate in South Sudan.

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In-depth Africa

40 dead as Nigerian preacher TB Joshua's church collapses

September 15, 2014 At least 40 people have died and many others injured when an unfinished building belonging to the famous Nigerian preacher, TB Joshua, collapsed in Lagos. "It's now 40 dead," said Ibrahim Farinloye, southwest coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency , with officials expressing fears the death toll could rise as rescue efforts continue.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Sunday Herald

Aid worker helped in world's most hostile environments

The Scottish aid worker spent 11 years in the military before going to work for various charities in Libya and South Sudan during the periods of extreme violence. He was in Libya during the civil war of 2011 where he worked as head of mission for Handicap International, which helps disabled people in poverty and conflict zones around the world.

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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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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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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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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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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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