Jonglei

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Apr 18th, 2014
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VOA Officials in South Sudan say gunmen have raided a United Nations compound housing 5,000 civilians and U.N. peacekeepers, killing at least 20 people and wounding 60. Officials say armed youths overran the U.N. Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) compound Thursday in the capital of Jonglei state, Bor, ...
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Apr 15th, 2014
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By Biruk Mekonnen, Addis Fortune The recent media hype regarding military cooperation between South Sudan and Egypt has grabbed the attention of those who closely follow developments in the region. This is mainly because of the central role South Sudan is playing in the regional peace and security an...
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Apr 2nd, 2014
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By Margaret Barthel  1. It’s the world’s youngest country. The background: following years of conflict, South Sudan peacefully gained its independence from Sudan in July 2011 after voters approved a referendum creating the new country. The split was hailed as a step towards full peace in a region dee...
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Apr 1st, 2014
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By: Ezejide Charles Onyeka With nostalgia I remember my primary school days when we sang: “Parents listen to your children….” Our parents did listen to us, they tried their best to see us through school as we continually saunter the threshold of higher education in the midst of the great difficulties...
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Aug 20th, 2013
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By Philip Thon Aleu The scale of early marriages in South Sudan is being underestimated by outsiders, but people born in these communities find it even hard to campaign against the practice. In this article I describe a true story that I witnessed earlier this year of a girl who was forced to marry i...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 8th, 2013
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JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — A leader of South Sudan’s Murle community says 328 people from his group were killed in recent ethnic violence. Jongolei Boyoris, a member of parliament in the Jonglei State Assembly, said Thursday most of the people killed in July clashes were women and children. Boyor...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 1st, 2013
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ADDIS ABABA: A helicopter en route to the United Nations mission in South Sudan crashed Wednesday in Ethiopia, with four Russian crew members injured but no one killed, civil aviation officials said. “An investigation is underway,” Girma Gebre, accident investigation chief for Ethiopia...
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Mar 20th, 2013
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By Unni Karunakara This year marks 30 years since Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) began providing medical care in the area that now makes up South Sudan. Our first project was in Yei in Central Equatoria in 1983, where we delivered healthcare to the local population and refugees fleeing the civil war ...
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Mar 4th, 2013
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Sudan Tribune Juba — A senior regional leader in Ethiopia has welcomed the proposed road project in South Sudan that would connect the two sisterly countries and promote trade between them. Gambella region’s vice president in Ethiopia, Gatluak Tut, told the Sudan Tribune on Sunday by phone from...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 22nd, 2013
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Reports of rebel activities in Sudan have increased recently, according to Reuters , which reported that an airport had been occupied on Wednesday.   Clashes between rebels affiliated with South Sudan in Sudan come as another report from Reuters indicates that South Sudan’s government have...