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3 hrs ago | Air Force Times

Air Force special ops looks to add armor, firepower to Ospreys

In response to two of its CV-22 Ospreys being shot up over Juba, South Sudan, in December, critically injuring two service members, the US Air Force Special Operations Command has added optional armor to the flooring of the aircraft and may also incorporate forward-firing weapons. AFSOC commander Lt.

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Tue Sep 16, 2014

Voice of America

Kiir Says South Sudan's Bakhita Radio Can Resume Broadcasts

Catholic Bakhita Radio was shut down and its news editor arrested after it aired a story about fighting in Unity State. President Salva Kiir has ordered security agents to return the keys to Bakhita Radio station to management and allow it to resume broadcasts.

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BBC News

South Sudan bans foreign workers

South Sudan's government has issued an order to non-governmental organisations and private firms to fire certain foreign workers by mid-October. The labour ministry says roles ranging from receptionist to executive director should in future be filled by South Sudanese nationals.

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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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The Peninsula

Sudan frees opposition party leader

KHARTOUM: Sudan has released an opposition leader who was detained for three months after accusing counter-insurgency paramilitaries of abuses against civilians in the Darfur region, his party said Tuesday. Sudanese Congress Party chief Ibrahim al-Sheikh was freed late on Monday from a prison in El Obeid, the capital of North Kordofan state, party secretary general Abdelqayum Awad told AFP.

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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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Mon Sep 15, 2014

AllAfrica.com

Sudan: Darfur Ex-Rebels Integrate Into Sudan's Army

The Darfur Regional Authority announced on Saturday that the submission of weapons by the Justice and Equality Movement-Sudan has been completed. Maj. Gen.

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AllAfrica.com

Sudan: Protests Erupt in Khartoum

Sudanese police fired tear gas to disperse hundreds of people who were protesting against power cuts and water outages in al-Daim neighborhood in the center of the capital Khartoum. The same area has been the scene of some of the bloodiest confrontations between demonstrators and police during last year's protests.

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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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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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Daily Monitor

Shops closed as thousands demonstrate over arrests by S. Sudan Police

They had agreed for a joint mission to establish the border lines and that there should be no activities by both Ugandans and South Sudanese like farming on the disputed land Businesses in Moyo town have been closed this morning as protestors who include local leaders and traders march from Moyo town to Afoji border post that links Uganda to South Sudan over border conflicts. The over 1,000 agitated demonstrators carrying placards began their march after they were addressed by Moyo leaders to show discontent over arrests local leaders and traders by South Sudan government officials.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

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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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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Examiner.com

Pulling together: Actions moving ahead of Islamic State policy development

Because of its Wahhabi history, Saudi Arabia is torn on what to do about the new Islamic State. Former MI-6 agent and Founder of the Conflicts Forum, Alastair Crooke, joins Marc to discuss.

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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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Sat Sep 13, 2014

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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CNN

Is U.N. ignoring janjaweed danger?

Editor's note: Akshaya Kumar is Sudan and South Sudan Policy analyst at the Enough Project. The views expressed are the writer's own.

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In-depth Africa

South Darfur state coordinating with other states in the region to enhance security

September 12, 2014 The government of South Darfur state has revealed ongoing security coordination with other states in Darfur to protect commercial convoys and secure common borders. A Sudanese military tank is stationed near a Sudanese security facility in the city of Nyala, in the Darfur region, on July 4, 2013 Darfur, which is divided into 5 states, suffers from an 11-year armed conflict between the government and rebel groups as well as escalating tribal fighting which became a major cause for insecurity in the restive region.

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In-depth Africa

Sudan security detains opposition leader on return from Addis Ababa

The Sudanese security authorities on Friday detained a leading member of the National Consensus Forces, upon his return from the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa after a meeting with leaders of the Sudan Revolutionary Front. The head of the Sudanese Congress Party , Ibrahim Sheikh, and seven party members are still held in custody, despite the amnesty granted by President Al Bashir on Wednesday.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

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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