Peace in South Sudan? Not Without a Stronger State and Reconciliation

[The Conversation Africa] As warring sides battle it out on the ground, the leaders in South Sudan seem to have come to a peace deal after almost five years of fighting.

[The Conversation Africa] As warring sides battle it out on the ground, the leaders in South Sudan seem to have come to a peace deal after almost five years of fighting.

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South Sudan – UN Security Council Votes for Arms Embargo, Renews Sanctions, Designates Two More Individuals

[ENOUGH] Today, the U.N. Security Council passed a resolution to renew the South Sudan sanctions regime and for an arms embargo until May 31, 2019. The Security Council also designated two individuals: Paul Malong Awan, the former Chief of Staff of Sou…

[ENOUGH] Today, the U.N. Security Council passed a resolution to renew the South Sudan sanctions regime and for an arms embargo until May 31, 2019. The Security Council also designated two individuals: Paul Malong Awan, the former Chief of Staff of South Sudan's army, and Malek Ruben Riak, former Deputy Chief of Staff of South Sudan's army.

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Security Council Imposes Arms Embargo On South Sudan

[UN News] The Security Council on Friday narrowly passed a measure aimed at stopping the flow of weapons to armed groups in South Sudan, with those Members in favour saying it would protect civilians, while abstainers voiced concerns that it would unde…

[UN News] The Security Council on Friday narrowly passed a measure aimed at stopping the flow of weapons to armed groups in South Sudan, with those Members in favour saying it would protect civilians, while abstainers voiced concerns that it would undermine the ongoing peace process in the world's youngest country.

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Lawmakers Give Kiir Three More Years While UN Imposes Sanctions

[Deutsche Welle] Lawmakers in Juba have voted to extend the term of President Kiir and the transitional parliament by three years. Meanwhile the UN has imposed an arms embargo on South Sudan and sanctioned two military officials.

[Deutsche Welle] Lawmakers in Juba have voted to extend the term of President Kiir and the transitional parliament by three years. Meanwhile the UN has imposed an arms embargo on South Sudan and sanctioned two military officials.

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UN Security Council Cannot Ignore New Crimes in South Sudan

[HRW] “How can I forget the sight of an old man whose throat was slit with a knife before being set afire?” a 14-year-old girl was quoted as saying in a new United Nations report, laying bare the suffering of South Sudan’s civilians at the hands their …

[HRW] "How can I forget the sight of an old man whose throat was slit with a knife before being set afire?" a 14-year-old girl was quoted as saying in a new United Nations report, laying bare the suffering of South Sudan's civilians at the hands their own government.

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The Reckoning South Sudan Needs

[Atlantic Council] The seventh anniversary of South Sudan’s independence on July 11 is, at best, a bittersweet occasion. Seldom has a country come into being with such promise and good will. Dozens of heads of state, including Sudan’s president, Omar a…

[Atlantic Council] The seventh anniversary of South Sudan's independence on July 11 is, at best, a bittersweet occasion. Seldom has a country come into being with such promise and good will. Dozens of heads of state, including Sudan's president, Omar al-Bashir, came to Juba to witness the birth of the world's newest state. Messages poured in from leaders who could not make it, including US President Barack Obama, who granted South Sudan immediate diplomatic recognition, declaring: "Today is a reminder

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Kenyatta, Top U.S. Commander Renew Commitment to Peace in Somalia, South Sudan

[Capital FM] Nairobi -President Uhuru Kenyatta held a meeting with General Thomas Waldhauser, the US-Africa Command Commander Wednesday morning where they discussed regional security including the situation in Somalia and South Sudan.

[Capital FM] Nairobi -President Uhuru Kenyatta held a meeting with General Thomas Waldhauser, the US-Africa Command Commander Wednesday morning where they discussed regional security including the situation in Somalia and South Sudan.

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Army, Rebels Implicated in War Crimes

[CAJ News] Khartoum -THE elderly, children and disabled are among hundreds of people killed in grave acts of violence documented by United Nations (UN) human rights monitors in South Sudan.

[CAJ News] Khartoum -THE elderly, children and disabled are among hundreds of people killed in grave acts of violence documented by United Nations (UN) human rights monitors in South Sudan.

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