Veteran Journalist Rejects Kiir’s Job Offer Amid Media Crackdown

[East African] A South Sudanese veteran journalist, Alfred Taban, has declined President Salva Kiir’s appointment to the National Dialogue Committee amid media crackdown.

[East African] A South Sudanese veteran journalist, Alfred Taban, has declined President Salva Kiir's appointment to the National Dialogue Committee amid media crackdown.

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African Union, UN Seek Political Solution for South Sudan

[East African] The African Union and the United Nations are seeking a political solution to the South Sudan crisis, after the August 2015 peace agreement failed and the East African region appeared to lose interest in the peace process.

[East African] The African Union and the United Nations are seeking a political solution to the South Sudan crisis, after the August 2015 peace agreement failed and the East African region appeared to lose interest in the peace process.

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European Union Contributes to WFP’s Life-Saving Work in South Sudan

[WFP] The contribution from the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid department (ECHO) for WFP South Sudan will provide emergency food and nutrition assistance to about 890,000 people facing hunger as a result of conflict and seasonal food insecurity…

[WFP] The contribution from the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid department (ECHO) for WFP South Sudan will provide emergency food and nutrition assistance to about 890,000 people facing hunger as a result of conflict and seasonal food insecurity, including an estimated 165,000 children under the age of five and pregnant and breastfeeding women. WFP is purchasing about 4,000 metric tons of cereals, 500 metric tons of beans, 800 metric tons of oil and 1,000 metric tons of the specialized nutritious food (CS

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Africa Day Call to Action on the Country

[VOA] On Africa Day Thursday, about 3,000 young African leaders appealed to African heads of state to rescue South Sudan’s 2015 peace agreement. The Archbishop Tutu fellows said in a letter to the leaders that the conflict in South Sudan poses serious …

[VOA] On Africa Day Thursday, about 3,000 young African leaders appealed to African heads of state to rescue South Sudan's 2015 peace agreement. The Archbishop Tutu fellows said in a letter to the leaders that the conflict in South Sudan poses serious national security threats to neighboring countries.

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‘Fighting Must Stop Now’ So Millions Can Be Spared From Famine, Say UN Agency Chiefs

[UN News] Despite “appalling conditions” in South Sudan, it is not too late to save more people from dying, the head of the United Nations agriculture agency said today, joining the World Food Programme (WFP) chief in a call to all parties enmeshed in …

[UN News] Despite "appalling conditions" in South Sudan, it is not too late to save more people from dying, the head of the United Nations agriculture agency said today, joining the World Food Programme (WFP) chief in a call to all parties enmeshed in the country's conflict to end the violence and work together to ensure access to food and other life-saving support.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

President Kiir Announces Truce, National Dialogue

[VOA] The U.N.’s top official in South Sudan says President Salva Kiir has formally launched a long-awaited national dialogue and declared a unilateral cessation of hostilities.

[VOA] The U.N.'s top official in South Sudan says President Salva Kiir has formally launched a long-awaited national dialogue and declared a unilateral cessation of hostilities.

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Juba Partially Closes Border in Ebola Scare

[VOA] State authorities in South Sudan closed part of their border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo last week in an effort to prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola outbreak, declared by the World Health Organization in a remote, northern part…

[VOA] State authorities in South Sudan closed part of their border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo last week in an effort to prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola outbreak, declared by the World Health Organization in a remote, northern part of the DRC two weeks ago.

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Push South Sudan Into All-Inclusive Dialogue

[Monitor] On Monday, South Sudan president Salva Kiir launched the National Dialogue for peace. The initiative was earlier delayed because there was intent to bring onto the negotiation as many players. A 94-member committee has been inaugurated to ste…

[Monitor] On Monday, South Sudan president Salva Kiir launched the National Dialogue for peace. The initiative was earlier delayed because there was intent to bring onto the negotiation as many players. A 94-member committee has been inaugurated to steer the talks, with President Museveni attending the launch.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan