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Jonglei State authorities say cattle raiders from the Greater Pibor Administrative Area have killed over a dozen people in three attacks in as many days; Sudanese residents of Central Darfur State call for the removal of a local security committee in the area; and a traffic officer in Juba works to change the image of South Sudan's police force.
Women activists in South Sudan call on President Salva Kiir and partners in the transitional government of national unity to respect the terms of the 2018 peace agreement; Sudan authorities detain more than one hundred people for illegally crossing the border into neighboring Libya; and civil servants say the Jonglei State government has deducted ten percent of their monthly salary to pay SPLM party subscription fees.
Lakes State authorities suspect cattle raiders have killed nine civilians and two members of the organized forces in Aluak-Luak Payam; a U.N. special representative in South Sudan says nearly sixty UNMISS personnel have tested positive for COVID-19; and Sudanese demonstrators call on the transitional government to build a more democratic nation.
President Salva Kiir appoints eight governors and three chief administrators for Eastern and Western Equatoria States; the prime minister of Sudan promises to fulfill demands for justice and economic reforms amid protests in the capital, Khartoum; and South Sudanese officials say progress has been made in containing the spread of COVID-19.
Authorities say twenty people were killed and dozens wounded during weekend fighting in Lakes State; South Sudanese church leaders call for an end to ongoing inter-communal violence across the country; and Sudan's transitional government deploys soldiers and police ahead of a scheduled rally in the capital, Khartoum.
Western Equatoria State lawmakers say at least four people have been killed in inter-communal fighting between communities in Tombura County; activists call on the South Sudan government to release the body of the late Kerbino Wol to his relatives for burial; and the Africa Development Bank donates four million U.S. dollars to help renovate health care centers across South Sudan.
Continued inter-communal fighting in the Pibor Administrative Area force aid agencies to suspend their operations; international organizations and donors meet in Germany to discuss ways to support Sudan's economy; and a local advocacy group uses comedy to educate South Sudanese in Western Equatoria State about COVID-19.
The National Communication Authority says South Sudan's code domain is active and ready for use; a Juba-based political analyst predicts a strict rule of law would reduce cattle raids and inter-communal violence in the Greater Pibor Administrative Area; and children in Ugandan refugee camps say the nationwide cornonavirus lockdown has cut them off from their parents.
Members of the South Sudan Peoples Defense Forces are accused of looting a church compound in Kajokeji; Relief and Rehabilitation Commission officials estimate thousands of displaced people in Greater Jonglei are in need of humanitarian aid; and South Sudanese consume certain foods with the hope of boosting their immune systems during the coronavirus pandemic.
The African Union suspends South Sudan's membership for the country's failure to pay nine million dollars in overdue fees; Doctors Without Borders and the W.H.O. report three to five internally displaced persons die every week from respiratory infections; and South Sudan's health ministry intensifies country-wide testing for COVID-19.
A human rights officer says scores of civilians have been killed in inter-communal violence near the UNMISS compound in Bor; South Sudanese refugees return to the country, despite cross-border movement restrictions put in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19; and a new report states the price of basic food commodities and housing have led to an increased rate of inflation in Sudan.
A top U.N. diplomat in South Sudan says hundreds of people in Jonglei State have been killed in inter-communal violence; Western Equatoria State leaders say government forces in Tambura County have killed the commander of SPLA-IO forces in the county, and three of his bodyguards; and President Salva Kiir and First Vice President Riek Machar reportedly agree on the allocation of states to signatories of the revitalized peace agreement.
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