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3 hrs ago | 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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7 hrs ago | 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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11 hrs ago | 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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11 hrs ago | 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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13 hrs ago | 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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17 hrs ago | 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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20 hrs ago | 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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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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