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South Sudanese citizens express their views on whether or not a unity government should be formed by the November 12th deadline; eight people are sentenced in court for attacking and harassing foreigners in the Jonglei State capital, Bor; and an active member of the South Sudanese community in Canada helps new arrivals settle into the region.
Two South Sudanese businessmen are sanctioned for their involvement with senior government officials; Amnesty International criticizes the South Sudan government for the execution of four people, including a child; and USAID reports South Sudan has the world's highest rate of out-of-school children, with girls in the highest percentile.
Sudan's ruling council appoints the country's first female chief justice; the National Pre-Transitional Committee chairman says signatories of the South Sudan peace deal should be ready to form a unified government by the November deadline; and the lack of knowledge about eye care puts hundreds of South Sudanese at risk of losing their sight.
Six boda boda drivers are attacked by local youth in Bor; a South Sudan opposition leader says a transitional government should be implemented even if pre-transitional activities are not completed by the deadline; and Human Rights Watch calls for the formation of a hybrid court to try perpetrators suspected of committing atrocities during the South Sudan conflict.
A new Amnesty International report says South Sudan's crippled justice system has fueled impunity for human rights violations and war crimes in the country; South Sudan's petroleum minister says the recent oil spill in former Unity State has been contained, but warns more pipelines could rupture; and the government of India investigates the murder of a South Sudanese student who was studying in Bangalore.
A top government official says South Sudan's image has been tarnished by the five-year conflict and resulting economic crisis; lawmakers of the East African community meet in Tanzania to discuss the future of South Sudan; and growing tension between the South Sudan government and SPLA-IO forces could jeopardize implementation of the peace deal.
U.N. Security Council members plan to visit South Sudan and Ethiopia in the coming weeks; an UNMISS representative warns several key issues in the revitalized peace deal have yet to be resolved; and an activist blames both the Sudan and South Sudan governments for neglecting the people in Abyei by failing to accept the results of the unilateral referendum.
Leakage from an oil pipeline pollutes land in the former Unity State, and threatens the livelihood of thousands of families; older South Sudanese citizens say the government needs to provide more financial support for the elderly; and Egyptian doctors arrive in Juba to screen and treat patients who suffer from Hepatitis C.
South Sudan’s Foreign Minister Awut Deng says the Kiir Administration is serious about a November 12 deadline for form a government of national unity - she says she is bringing a message of peace to the UN General Assembly in New York. Some Juba Residents say health care in the capital has gone from bad to worse.
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