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02 June 17

South Sudan: Soldiers accused of rape and murder stand trial

A group of South Sudanese soldiers accused of raping five foreign aid workers and killing one man have appeared in front of a military court in Juba.

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24 May 17

UN: South Sudan guilty of killing civilians, possible war crimes

The UN on Friday accused South Sudanese soldiers of killing over 100 civilians and other atrocities that may constitute war crimes during the second half of last year.

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22 May 17

Does South Sudan have what it takes to find peace?

The political landscape in South Sudan is always subject to change, but there’s one constant: conflict. The country’s brief six-year history as an independent state has been turbulent, to say the least. After gaining independence from Sudan in 2011, the
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21 May 17

South Sudan: President restructures nation’s army

South Sudan President Salva Kirr made several changes to the country’s army on Monday night – including major leadership changes.

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15 May 17

South Sudan: President says ousted army chief “in a fighting mood”

South Sudan President Salva Kiir said on Friday that sacked army chief Paul Malong was ” in a fighting mood” when he last spoke to the military official.

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14 May 17

UN accuses Ukraine of selling weapons to South Sudan

The United Nations has accused Ukraine of violating an international arms embargo placed on South Sudan by supplying the war-torn country with weapons.

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11 May 17

UN: 2m children displaced by South Sudan crisis

The UN says South Sudan’s ongoing civil conflict has forced more than two million children to flee their homes.

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10 May 17

South Sudan: New rebel group challenges president as conflict intensifies

A new rebel group in South Sudan, claiming to consist of more than 30,000 fighters, is threatening to overthrow President Salva Kiir.

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25 April 17

UN: Human rights abuses in South Sudan still going unpunished

Human rights abuses are still going unpunished in South Sudan, according to the Human Rights Director for the United Nations Mission (UNMISS).

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17 April 17

Does South Sudan’s conflict qualify as genocide?

On Wednesday, Britain’s International Development Secretary Priti Patel labelled South Sudan’s ongoing conflict as a genocide. Her comments were prompted by a recent visit to the world’s youngest nation where she experienced first hand some of the conditions people are living
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