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By IAfrica
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Apr 24th, 2014
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April 24, 2014 (JUBA) – President Salva Kiir on Wednesday relieved the South Sudanese army’s chief of general staff James Hoth Mai, together with the head of military intelligence, Major General Mac Paul Kuol. SPLA chief of staff General James Hoth Mai (Photo Larco Lomayat) The official S...
By IAfrica
In Sudan
Apr 24th, 2014
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April 23, 2014 (JUBA) – The UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has disputed “erroneous” comments by the minister of information that it turned civilians away from its base in Unity state capital Bentiu during recent clashes between government forces and rebels for control of the str...
By IAfrica
In Sudan
Apr 24th, 2014
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April 23, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – Rebel groups called on the United Nations Security Council to investigate allegations raised by a former spokesperson of the hybrid mission in Darfur (UNAMID) about false reporting on the security situation in western Sudan region. African Union – United Nation...
By IAfrica
In Sudan
Apr 24th, 2014
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April 23, 2014 (RUMBEK) – A team of Lakes state lawmakers touring eight counties in the capital, Rumbek, say that peace and reconciliation efforts remain challenging, with pastoralist youths in the area showing little interest in the initiative. MP Daniel Dhieu Matuet heads a delegation of lawm...
By IAfrica
In Sudan
Apr 24th, 2014
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April 23, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan’s minister of oil, Makkawi Mohamed Awad, has announced that the Sufian oilfield in Block 6, which falls under the concession of Petro-Energy Operating Company (PEOC), will become functional by the end of this year. A Sudanese worker inspects burnt out oil...
By IAfrica
In Sudan
Apr 24th, 2014
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April 23, 2014 (WASHINGTON) – The White House issued a strongly worded statement on Tuesday condemning the killings that occurred in Bentiu, the capital of South Sudan’s Unity state, last week where the death toll is believed to be in the hundreds. The attack took place when rebel forces,...
By IAfrica
In Sudan
Apr 24th, 2014
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April 23, 2014 (JUBA) – South Sudanese president Salva Kiir has expressed disappointment with the way regional leaders are responding to his pleas for help to end the country’s nearly four-month-old conflict which erupted after his former deputy, Riek Machar and several other officials, w...
By IAfrica
In Sudan
Apr 24th, 2014
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April 23, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese government has denounced the killing of Sudanese nationals when South Sudanese rebels took over the control of Unity State capital of Bentiu earlier this month. Injured civilians are treated at the UNMISS base in Bentinu (Photo UN Toby Lanzer) Khartoum f...
By IAfrica
In Sudan
Apr 24th, 2014
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April 23, 2014 (WAU) – More than 1,000 citizens from Sudan’s western Darfur region residing in Wau, the capital of Western Bahr el Ghazal state in South Sudan, staged a peaceful demonstration on Wednesday to protest against the killing of their countrymen in Bentiu last week. The demonstr...
By IAfrica
In Sudan
Apr 23rd, 2014
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April 23, 2014 (ADDIS ABABA/JUBA) – Conflicting reports emerged on Wednesday evening as rebels loyal to Riek Machar claimed have seized Renk in Upper Nile state while the army and legislators said a small revolt had been quelled. SPLA soldier stands next to a machine gun mounted on a truck in M...