South Sudan

By IAfrica
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Dec 17th, 2014
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December 16, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan and China officially signed a $700 million loan agreement on Tuesday to fund the construction of the New Khartoum International Airport. Passengers arrive at Khartoum’s international airport on 13 September 2012 (Photo: Reuters /Mohamed Nureldin Abdall...
By IAfrica
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Dec 17th, 2014
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December 16, 2014 (RUMBEK) – The caretaker governor of Lakes state, Matur Chut Dhuol has the instructed his finance minister to withhold salaries of the two lawmakers detained in the state since October. RumbeK North county lawmaker Marik Nanga Marik and his Rumbek East counterpart, Isaac Makur...
By IAfrica
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Dec 17th, 2014
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December 16, 2014 (JUBA) – South Sudanese government operatives have carried out a raid on a distribution centre handling several of the country’s leading national newspapers, seizing copies and threatening to close one down, multiple reporters and management said Tuesday. A vendor sells ...
By IAfrica
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Dec 17th, 2014
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December 16, 2014 (JUBA) – United Nations Office of Coordination for Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) announced on Tuesday that agencies will need 1.8 billion to respond to South Sudan’s humanitarian needs next year. UN Humanitarian Coordinator for South Sudan Toby Lanzer (UN) Toby Lanzer, the...
By IAfrica
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Dec 17th, 2014
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December 16, 2014 (ADDIS ABABA/JUBA) – As the civil war in South Sudan enters its second year, the government and rebel delegations are set to resume peace talks in the Ethiopian capital on Wednesday. Seyoum Mesfin (L), chairperson of IGAD meditors, and Taban Deng Gai, SPLM In Opposition chief ...
By IAfrica
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Dec 17th, 2014
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December 16, 2014 (JUBA) – South Sudanese lawmakers on Monday debated the causes of soaring consumer prices mainly attributed to scarcity of hard currencies in the country, despite financial allocations made by the central bank. A long line of motorists wait to fill up at Runway petrol station ...
By IAfrica
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Dec 17th, 2014
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December 16, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese government on Tuesday warned that the announcement by the International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor Fatou Bensouda that she will freeze her office’s Darfur investigations is an attempt to escalate the issue of Sudan’s troubled western ...
By IAfrica
In Sudan
Dec 17th, 2014
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December 16, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – The government of Ireland has contributed an additional $1.9 million to the Sudan Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF), following its contribution earlier this year of more than $1.3 million to help address growing humanitarian needs in Sudan. Sudan continues to face en...
By IAfrica
In Sudan
Dec 17th, 2014
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December 16, 2014 (NEW YORK) – The head of the United Nations peacekeeping department, Hervé Ladsous, said the African Union/United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) will not bow to Sudan’s request to leave the restive region amid rising violence there. South African officers from...
By IAfrica
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Dec 17th, 2014
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December 16, 2014 (WASHINGTON) – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said this month that Sudan has achieved satisfactory progress in achieving goals set by the Staff-Monitored Program (SMP). SMP is an informal agreement between a country’s authorities and the IMF to monitor the impleme...