Kenya: EAC backs Uganda troops in South Sudan

East African Community Foreign Ministers have categorically stated that they support the continued stay of the Ugandan army in war-torn South Sudan. Written by JOSEPH MURAYA Addressing journalists on Friday, Kenya’s Foreign Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed said Uganda was only helping in protecting State property as well citizens. January 17, 2014[NAIROBI] — She said the negotiation team by the Intergovernmental […]

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BREAKING NEWS: Kiir and Machar agree to ceasefire

January 18, 2014 [Addis Ababa] –South Sudan’s government headed by Salva Kiir and opposition forces led by Riek Machar have accepted a ceasefire agreement after negotiations in Addis Ababa, top sources in both Juba and the Ethiopian capital told Radio Tamazuj. Under the terms of the agreement the soldiers of both the national army and the opposition must stop fighting. […]

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Exclusive – Senior U.S. senators push South Sudan leaders on violence

Wrttten by PATRICIA ZENGERLE Senate Democrats Holds a Rountable Discussion. Photo: Reuters Janaury 18, 2014 [Reuters] — Senior members of the influential U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee urged South Sudan’s leaders on Friday to stop violence threatening to spiral into civil war in a country that has received billions of dollars in U.S. taxpayer funds. In letters obtained by Reuters, […]

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Breaking news: South Sudan rebels bomb UPDF tanks, 250 soldiers killed

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UPDF spokesperson Lt. Col. Paddy Ankunda January 17, 2014 [KAMPALA] — Dr. Riek Machar rebels fighting to overthrow the government of Salva Kiir in Juba have bombed three tanks of Uganda’s army UPDF and in the process killed over 250 soldiers at Bor and Malakal. The city of Malakal fell in the hands of rebels on Friday and many of […]

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Only The Mentally Dead Would Want To Continue Under Pres. Kiir!

Written by Justin Ambago Ramba. Pres. Salva Kiir Mayardiit. January 17, 2014 [UK] — While I believe that power should be transferred peacefully in our nascent if we are at all to develop, I don’t think that President Salva Kiir Mayardit is still relevant for the leadership of this rapidly disintegrating country known as Republic of South Sudan. Who out […]

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S.Sudan: Rebel Commander Says S. Sudan Conflict Shouldn’t Be Labelled As Tribal War

Maj. General James Koang Chol January 17, 2014 [Kampala] — Unity state rebel commander Maj. Gen. James Koang Chuol said current conflict in South Sudan should not be viewed as a tribal war, describing it as a struggle against dictatorship. He has strongly condemned those framing the violence as a war against the Nuer and Dinka tribes. Chuol , who […]

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Kenya: S. Sudan violence threat to regional peace, warns Kenya

Written By Lucas Barasa                 Rwandan troops leave the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) town of Kindu in 2002. Rwanda formally denied having deployed in the DRC and said it was not an enemy of the neighbouring country. [AFP] January 17, 2014[Nairobi] — Kenya fears that the war in South Sudan could escalate into a major international conflict. A confidential […]

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EU Urges Warring Parties In South Sudan To Stop Hostilities And Violence!

(www.icm.cz) January 16, 2014 [Baku-APA] – The European Union voiced concern about the deteriorating humanitarian situation in South Sudan and called for an immediate end to all hostilities and violence in the country,APA reports quoting Itar-Tass. “The EU is particularly preoccupied by the deteriorating humanitarian situation and reports of large-scale human rights violations. According to latest estimates, at least 10 000 […]

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Uganda: Ghost Deals That Betrays Sovereignity Of South Sudan!

What Uganda Agreed With S. Sudan On UPDF Mission Written by Barbara Among The Russian-made Mi-24 combat helicopters: One of the three Ugandan military helicopters,en route for military intervention in Somalia, crashing at Mt. Kenya, August 2012. Photo: Africa Daily! January 16, 2014 [KAMPALA] — Uganda could incur the cost of the war in South Sudan, according to the status […]

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South Sudan Finds Friend in Old Enemy Sudan as Revolt Rages

Written by Ahmed Feteha Bashir and Kiir – Two Faces of divided Sudan. Photo: International Justice Desk January 16, 2014 [Bloomberg] — As the conflict between South Sudan’s government and rebels worsens, President Salva Kiir has found succor from an unexpected source: Sudan, the country that southerners fought against for two decades to win independence. Sudanese President Umar al-Bashir’s motivation […]

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