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Ten South Sudanese soldiers were charged with the gang rape of at least five international aid workers, along with murder charges.

A Sudanese mediator said the South Sudan rebel chief Riek Machar refused to sign a final peace deal with the government on Tuesday.

UN calls on South Sudan to finalise peace deal

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UN calls on South Sudan to finalise peace deal

The UN urged South Sudan rivals to finalise a peace agreement.

South Sudan rivals sign final power-sharing deal

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South Sudan rivals sign final power-sharing deal

President Salva Kiir and his rival RIek Machar have signed a power sharing deal in neighbouring Sudan, ending a civil war that has killed tens ...

South Sudan rivals agree power sharing deal

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South Sudan rivals agree power sharing deal

South Sudan President Salva Kiir and former vice President Riek Machar have once again agreed a power sharing arrangement, amid growing pressure ...

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South Sudan power-sharing deal delayed over differences

Sudan has announced the signing of a "preliminary" power-sharing deal between South Sudan's foes has been postponed as the warring factions have yet to fully agree on the draft.

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Sudan officials in Juba for resumption of oil exports

A Sudanese delegation has arrived in South Sudan to discuss the resumption of oil exports, Sudan's ministry of oil and gas has announced.

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UAE still supports al-Shabaab through Somalia's illicit charcoal trade

Comment: If the UAE is genuinely supportive of development and security in Somalia, it should enforce the charcoal ban and eliminate a crucial ...

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South Sudan clashes leave more than 170 dead: lawmaker

Fighting between rival cattle herders in central South Sudan left more than 170 dead in the past week alone, a lawmaker said on Tuesday.

South Sudan to join Chemical Weapons Convention

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South Sudan to join Chemical Weapons Convention

South Sudan announced it is joining the Chemical Weapons Convention outlawing the use of toxic arms on Friday, leaving just three nations left ...

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South Sudan violence against women 'is twice global average'

As the world's youngest nation approaches its fifth year of civil war, rape has often been used as a weapon by both government and opposition ...

US threatens 'measures' against South Sudan

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US threatens 'measures' against South Sudan

South Sudan's government could face unspecified measures unless it moves to end the nearly four-year war and stops harassing UN peacekeepers and ...

Sudan's President Bashir to visit Russia this week

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Sudan's President Bashir to visit Russia this week

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted by The International Criminal Court for genocide and war crimes related to the Darfur conflict, ...

Standoff in <em>Juba</em> as troops encircle ex-army chief's home

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Standoff in Juba as troops encircle ex-army chief's home

Streets across South Sudan's capital are largely empty as fears a standoff between two rival groups bring fears of a new civil war.

Presidents Kiir, Bashir discuss peace deal for South Sudan

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Presidents Kiir, Bashir discuss peace deal for South Sudan

Following a recent warning from Washington over conditions for future investment in both countries, senior ministers met in Khartoum to discuss ...

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S. Sudan's Salva Kiir in Khartoum to 'ease tensions'

Salva Kiir makes his third visit to Khartoum as President of South Sudan to discuss border disputes and 'normalising relations'.

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US ambassador to UN evacuated from South Sudan camp

The US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley was evacuated from a camp in South Sudan after protests over the country's president descended on the ...

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Red Cross driver killed in S. Sudan ambush

An ambush on a humanitarian aid convoy left a Red Cross driver dead in South Sudan, the organisation said on Saturday.

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US slaps sanctions on senior South Sudan officials

The United States applied sanctions on Wednesday to three officials from South Sudan accused of instigating and profiting from the four-year ...

Director who hated 'American Sniper' to make Iraqi version

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Director who hated 'American Sniper' to make Iraqi version

Clint Eastwood’s Hollywood film “American Sniper” was so bad, that Egyptian director Amr Salama has decided to create his own alternative ...

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South Sudan world's 'most difficult place' for aid workers

South Sudan is the most difficult place in the world for aid workers, a senior UN official said on Friday, with at least 15 killed so far in ...

South Sudan military captures rebel headquarters near Ethiopia border

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South Sudan military captures rebel headquarters near Ethiopia border

The South Sudanese army say they have captured the border town of Pagak, which has been the main base of fighters loyal to rebel leader Riek ...

South Sudan clashes force patients, doctors to flee hospital

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South Sudan clashes force patients, doctors to flee hospital

Patients and doctors at the clinic in the town of Maiwut risked being caught up in an army offensive closing in on the nearby ...

South Sudan political prisoner amnesty essential before peace talks

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South Sudan political prisoner amnesty essential before peace talks

The Japanese ambassador lobbied for the release of rebel prisoners to help move peace talks along on Wednesday.

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