South Sudan President Salva Kiir says the mass exodus of South Sudanese refugees to Uganda is the result of a ‘social media conspiracy’ against the government.
UN Special Envoy for South Sudan, Nicholas Haysom, warned on Thursday that the country risks falling further into violence if political issues aren’t resolved before elections are scheduled to take place next year.
The European Union (UN) has doubled its funding for the International Organization for Migration (IOM), which aims to improve the living conditions of South Sudanese refugees in Uganda.
The United Nations says Uganda is now home to more than one million South Sudanese refugees.
Nine people have died in South Sudan after two buses travelling from Juba to Nimule were attacked on Wednesday.
South Sudan’s government has blocked access to numerous independent news websites, according to internet users in the country.
South Sudan President Salva Kirr has declared a three-month state of emergency in four states across the country.
Western donors are refusing to support South Sudan’s peace process any further, until a more credible agreement is put in place.
South Sudan’s government says it is ready to accept a 4,000-troop regional peacekeeping force, as part of the United Nation’s efforts in the world’s youngest nation.
The director of South Sudan’s state television has been arrested for failing to air a live broadcast of President Salva Kiir’s Independence Day speech.
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