Riek Machar

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Aug 23rd, 2014
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– By James Copnall Maban county, Upper Nile state, South Sudan, August 2014 Until early August, Maban county was mostly famous for the misery of others. Nearly 130,000 Sudanese refugees live – and sometimes die – in desperately difficult conditions in several makeshift camps in Maban, having fled the...
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Jul 14th, 2014
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By: Gabriel M. Tor, Though, I am saddened like never before in our fragile lives and story, I am mourning but not mourning the dead, whom I sincerely respect, the fallen poor comrades in uniform and civilian clothes, but inside my heart, am mourning our brainlessness’ disaster of the South Sudanese a...
By IAfrica
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Jul 9th, 2014
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FROM Global Witness, contact: EMMA VICKERS, On the third anniversary of its independence, South Sudan looks like it is sliding into a dangerous cycle of oil-backed debt. The new budget, announced last week, signaled that another 3 billion SSP ($1 billion) would have to be borrowed from oil companies ...
By IAfrica
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Jul 7th, 2014
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  Federalism in South Sudan’s Political History: Federalism was a historical demand by South Sudanese in the former unified Sudan. And in the light of this fact, the demand for federalism in our political arena in South Sudan nowadays is not something new at all, because our leaders demanded for...
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Jul 7th, 2014
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By Jacob K. Lupai, JUBA, The advice for people to be cautious in the ongoing rebellion in South Sudan is not a matter of taking sides. It is rather advisable for people to be objective and realistic in approaching issues that have been unfortunately seen contributing to the rebellion. The advice is e...
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Jul 6th, 2014
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BY: ELHAG PAUL, South Sudan, This thing called the SPLM is a curse to South Sudan. Built on contradictions in 1983, it frequently implodes violently and morphs into different SPLM factions. In doing so the off shoots hog the mother organisation’s name defensively but differentiates themselves with mi...
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Jun 29th, 2014
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By Mut Turuk June 28, 2014 – To answer the above-mentioned question, one would like to ask some more questions whose answers may clarify such adjournment as follows: What is the main reason for IGAD mediation to adjourned peace talks indefinitely? What is the concept of inclusion and participation of...
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May 23rd, 2014
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By Zechariah Manyok Biar South Sudan is really young. It seems its people in all their capacities mess up in the process of trying to do their best in serving their country better. The problem could be the lack of experiences in all the complexities of the rule of law. Many people who mess up [&helli...
By IndepthAfrica
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May 15th, 2014
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– By Carol Berger An important, as yet unanswered, question casts a heavy shadow over the Friday signing of an agreement in Addis Ababa to stop hostilities within South Sudan. Were the two men who signed the agreement — President Salva Kiir Mayendit and rebel leader Riek Machar Teny — given assurance...
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Apr 28th, 2014
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By Alemayehu G Mariam Nicholas Kristof, the noted columnist for the New York Times declared in frustration,  “Africa is a mess. It is the only continent that has gotten poorer over the last four decades and its  famous for civil wars, genocide and mindboggling corruption. Is there any hope for Africa...