Riek Machar

By IndepthAfrica
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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, ...
By IAfrica
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Apr 17th, 2014
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By Dong Samuel Luak Many people in South Sudan are asking, how long did it take President Salva Kiir to plan all this tragedy befalling our young country now? Recruitment, training and arming the private army in Luri around Juba. Dismissing the whole cabinet, agreeing with Ugandan forces to intervene...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 16th, 2014
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– An essay by Andrew Green On February 15th, South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir stepped out for a rare public appearance. The youth wing of the ruling Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) party had organized a rally. The event’s theme, coming exactly two months after the start of the fighting th...
By IndepthAfrica
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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...
By IndepthAfrica
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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...
By IAfrica
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Mar 31st, 2014
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BY: Jared Genser, USA, Just over two years after its birth, South Sudan has plunged into crisis. Last month, only weeks after government and rebels signed a ceasefire agreement, violence reignited in Malakal, in the country’s northeast. Both parties to the conflict accused the other of violating the ...
By IAfrica
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Mar 28th, 2014
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BY: Daniel Wuor Joak,RSS, MAR/28/2014, SSN; It is so sad that a nascent country of nearly three years old could venture into unplanned and destructive war, unfortunately orchestrated by none other than the incumbent President Salva Kiir Mayardit. He hastily did it out of greed and jealousy to outstri...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 9th, 2014
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By Hannah McNeish, AFP As ongoing fighting in South Sudan shatters any pretence of a ceasefire between government troops and rebels, analysts fear the conflict could engulf the region, as former foes fight old wars in a new country. There are tensions between South Sudan’s northern neighbour an...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 25th, 2014
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As the number of people killed and displaced by South Sudan’s bloody, month-long civil conflict continues to rise, negotiations taking place in Addis Ababa have inevitably focused on requirements for a ceasefire. An agreement came on 23 January, when negotiators representing the President Salva Kiir ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 23rd, 2014
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If one asks the question “who benefits from the South Sudanese civil war?” the answer is clear. The USA is presently the ONLY beneficiary of the ongoing horrors in South Sudan for this latest round of conflict has once again shut down the Chinese run oil fields in the country. The USA has determined ...