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JUN

South Sudan in Focus - June 15, 2018

The South Sudan government says it is no longer interested in a meeting between President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar; civil society groups petition lawmakers to do more to end the conflict in South Sudan; and Egypt suffers a 1-0 loss against Uruguay in their World Cup opening match.
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JUN

South Sudan in Focus - June 14, 2018

Unidentified gunmen attack a fleet of small boats on the River Nile; South Sudanese farmers expect a good harvest, but worry about the falling price of agricultural produce; and thousands of pregnant girls and adolescent mothers across Africa are banned or discouraged from attending school.
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JUN

South Sudan in Focus - June 13, 2018

SPLM-IO chairman Riek Machar and President Salva Kiir agree to meet in Addis Ababa; President Kiir sends dozens of police generals into retirement; and UNHCR officials address concerns of statelessness in South Sudan.
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JUN

South Sudan in Focus - June 12, 2018

The United States calls on Uganda and Kenya to stop the flow of corrupt South Sudanese investments from entering their countries; the head of the SPLM former detainees says peace must be restored before the Arusha agreement is implemented; and Pope Francis is set to open the Vatican’s first permanent embassy in South Sudan.
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JUN

South Sudan In Focus - June 11, 2018

A Horn of Africa expert says as much as the Bashir administration would like it to happen in Khartoum, a meeting between President Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar will likely take place in Ethiopia or Kenya. And South Sudan’s Central Bank plans to print a 500 Pound note so South Sudanese no longer have to carry around bulky cash, but a Sudd Institute analyst says the move won’t help solve the country’s economic crisis.
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JUN

South Sudan In Focus - June 08, 2018

Kenya’s opposition leader Raila Odinga met with South Sudanese rebel leader Riek Machar in South Africa in an attempt to iron out the differences between President Salva Kiir and his former deputy. But the leader of the National Democratic Movement says the Machar/Kiir meeting will not end the conflict in South Sudan. Lam Akol says President Kiir is the main obstacle blocking the road to peace.
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JUN

South Sudan In Focus - June 07, 2018

The new U.S. ambassador to South Sudan Thomas Hushek says the U.S. wants to see peace restored after four-and-a-half years of fighting and denies accusations from the Kiir administration that the United States wants a regime change in the country; and also the French group Doctors Without Borders says there has been a rise in attacks on civilians in Leer and Mayendit Counties of South Sudan, forcing thousands to flee for their lives.
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JUN

South Sudan in Focus - June 06, 2018

The U.S. Ambassador to South Sudan calls for restored peace in the country; President Salva Kiir confirms his willingness to meet with rebel leader Riek Machar; and South Sudanese church leaders in Australia express alarm over the number of South Sudanese youth serving time in Australia’s prisons.
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JUN

South Sudan in Focus - June 05, 2018

The former Prime Minister of Kenya launches an initiative to help resolve the South Sudan conflict; Congolese refugees in Yei River State live in fear amid violence in the region; and South Sudanese officials mark World Environment Day with the theme, “Together We Can Stop Plastic Pollution.”
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JUN

South Sudan In Focus - June 04, 2018

Rebel leader General Paul Malong warns President Salva Kiir to stop spreading false accusations against rebel group leaders; unidentified gunmen kill a student at a U.N. protection site in Juba; and enrollment in South Sudan’s primary and secondary schools improve despite the country’s ongoing conflict.
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South Sudan in Focus - June 01, 2018

Human Rights Watch embraces the U.N. Security Council decision to extend sanctions on South Sudan; the IGAD Council of Ministers considers the participation of rebel leader Riek Machar in the peace process; and residents in the Greater Bahr el Ghazal and Equatoria regions are warned of heavy rains and flash floods during this rainy season.
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MAY

South Sudan in Focus - May 31, 2018

IGAD recommends a face-to-face meeting between President Salva Kiir and former First Vice-President Riek Machar; unidentified gunmen kill two civilians in an attack along the Yei-Kaya road in Mugwo County; and South Sudanese living with HIV/AIDS hope a new U.N.-sponsored program will help combat the disease.

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