South Sudan: Ban in Juba as Machar agrees to meet Kiir in Ethiopia

May 06, 2014(AFP) – South Sudan rebel chief Riek Machar has promised to attend peace talks, UN chief Ban Ki-moon announced Tuesday as he pushed efforts to end a brutal civil war he said “enrages my soul”. The UN secretary general flew into South Sudan as fighting raged between warring parties in defiance of international pressure and despite dire warnings […]

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Press Availability By US Secretary of State John Kerry in Juba, South Sudan

Remarks John Kerry Secretary of State Embassy Juba Juba, South Sudan May 2, 2014 SECRETARY KERRY: Well, good afternoon. I just completed an in-depth, very frank, and thorough discussion with President Kiir. And throughout the meeting, I think it’s fair to say that both of us spoke very candidly, very directly, and we got to the issues that I came […]

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John Kerry urges South Sudan leaders to hold peace talks

The US Secretary of State, John Kerry, says the South Sudanese president has agreed to peace talks aimed at ending the conflict in the country. John Kerry said the meeting between President Salva Kiir and his former deputy, Riek Machar, could take place as early as next week. Mr Kerry was speaking after talks in the capital Juba. Alastair Leithead […]

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US President Orders UPDF Out Of South Sudan

By African Bloggers May 02, 2014(AB) – The United States has urged eastern African nations to quickly send enough peacekeeping forces to South Sudan to quell nearly six months of deadly violence between ethnic groups. The U.S. has said it wants Uganda to withdraw from South Sudan. The Ugandan army has been deployed in the war torn nation since the […]

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Breaking News: South Sudan Rebels Capture Egyptians and Ugandans in Ayod, Jonglei State.

May 02, 2014(Nyamilepedia) — The Gawaar-Nuer white army have reported a major victory in the town of Ayod. The latest reports from Ayod allege that the Gawaar white army, backed by a reinforcement from Duk, have captured 12 Egyptians and 2 Ugandans after defeating the allied forces in Ayod town. The 12 Egyptians and 2 Ugandans captured would be transferred […]

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AU Commission Hopeful on Resolving South Sudan’s Crisis

Peter Clottey, VOA May 02, 2014(Nyamilepedia) — A prominent member of the African Union’s (AU) Commission of Inquiry on South Sudan has expressed confidence that the group will come up with recommendations to resolve the crisis in the world’s newest nation following meetings with President Salva Kiir and former vice president Riek Machar. The AU commission, led by Nigeria’s former […]

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US: South Sudan Killings Show Unbelievable Cruelty

AP  | by  LARA JAKES May 02, 2014 [ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia] — Stopping short of describing deadly fighting in South Sudan as genocide, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday blasted the new nation’s ethnic and political leaders as creating the same kind of violence their people sought to escape when they voted three years ago to break away […]

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