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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

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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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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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AllAfrica.com

Sudan: Security Arrests Three Over Alleged Rebel Links

South Sudanese national security agents have arrested three people in Western Bahr el Ghazal state for alleged involvement in rebel activities.

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South Sudan: Wolf Releases Letter Urging Bush Library to Help Resolve Crisis in South Sudan

Following news reports of the potential for a humanitarian catastrophe in South Sudan, Rep. Frank Wolf , long recognized in Congress as one of the strongest advocates for South Sudan , today released a letter he sent earlier this month to former President George W. Bush asking the Bush Institute to help resolve the crisis.

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Investigators cast doubt on rape claim in Indian teen-hanging case

Gaza police says Israel has bombed two large high-rise buildings in Gaza City, with dozens of homes and shops - an escalation in the seven weeks of fighting with Hamas.

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Weyburn This Week

UN helicopter shot down in South Sudan, says government spokesman

The U.N. mission said on Twitter that an Mi-8 cargo helicopter crashed near Bentiu, which is hotly contested between the government and rebel fighters.

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UN helicopter shot down in South Sudan

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell on Tuesday faced the most pointed questions yet about his dealings with a businessman whose gifts are at the heart of the ex-governor's corruption trial.

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UN helicopter shot down in South Sudan

A New York City teenager involved in a fiery crash on a Long Island roadway that killed his four friends is set to be sentenced.

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Expert's take: Bringing light to the darkest places

Every year on World Humanitarian Day my mind returns to memories of a dark day, 19 August 2003.

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In-depth Africa

South Sudan - Child Soldiersa Again

The government of South Sudan signed an Action Plan with the UN in 2012 to end the use of child soldiers but there is evidence the ongoing conflict is eroding any gains achieved.

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Ethiopia: Tens of thousands of South Sudanese refugees receive cholera vaccine

PARIS, France, August 26, 2014/African Press Organization / - A vaccine against cholera is being used on a large scale for the first time in Ethiopia by teams from the international medical organisation Mdecins Sans Frontires/Doctors Without Borders .

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In-depth Africa

S. Sudan annual budget underfunds development projects

A large portion of South Sudan's annual budget is spent on salaries and operational costs with very little on development projects, a local think tank said in a policy paper.

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