South Sudan: Bodies found in wells, houses burned in ongoing violence

By JOSPHAT KASIRE ASSOCIATED PRESS May 13, 2014 (Leer, South Sudan) — Bodies stuffed in wells. Houses burned down. Children playing on military hardware. And infants showing the skeletal outlines of severe hunger. These are the scenes from a remote part of South Sudan — Leer — where Doctors Without Borders has just begun feeding severely malnourished children about three […]

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The Legal Implications of Violating the Law of War

By Ogeno Jackson Ambrose, Esq. Opinion May 12, 2014(Nyamilepedia) — In the Pre-19th Century, the limitation on the conduct of armed conflicts varied immensely and dependant on time, place and the Countries or Parties involved but the 19th Century ushered a successful effort to create a set of internationally recognized laws governing the conduct and treatment of persons in warfare. […]

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Ethiopian leader ‘threatened to jail Riek and Kiir’ to secure South Sudan ceasefire

May 12, 2014(Juba) — Hailemariam Desalegn, the Prime Minister of Ethiopia, threatened to detain South Sudanese rebel leader Riek Machar and even the President of South Sudan Salva Kiir in order to pressure them into signing a ceasefire, the latter has claimed. Although Kiir described the threat against himself as a joke, he implied that the intimidation of Riek Machar […]

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Diplomat says IGAD force will not protect South Sudan’s oil

May 08, 2014(JUBA) — Sudan’s deputy ambassador in South Sudan says the proposed East African IGAD force in South Sudan will protect only ceasefire monitors and has no other purpose, suggesting that the force would not be involved in defending oil fields as was earlier reported. In an interview with Radio Tamazuj today, Ambassador Magdi Ahmed Mofadal reiterated the Sudanese […]

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South Sudan exposes Presidents’ hypocrisy

BY OKECH KENDO May 07, 2014(the STAR) — A continent whose presidents chest-thumbed their way to The Hague to impose their will on international justice is either unable or unwilling to guarantee security to its people. African presidents wanted ‘justice’ and ‘respect’ for President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto – men of their status – at whatever cost. […]

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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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