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13
AUG

South Sudan in Focus

President Salva Kiir declares a state of emergency in two areas of South Sudan; an unknown number of South Sudanese flee their homes following violence in Tonj East County; and a medical student is a prime suspect in the murders of three children in Juba.
12
AUG

South Sudan in Focus

The United Nations condemns an attack on aid workers in South Sudan; a prime suspect in the murder of a university lecturer escapes from prison; and recent flooding that destroyed crops in Bor causes the price of basic food commodities to skyrocket.
10
AUG

South Sudan in Focus

Dozens of South Sudanese in Tonj East County are killed during fighting between civilians and the South Sudan army; the leaders of two communities in Tombura County agree to peacefully co-exist; and authorities impose a evening curfew following deadly violence in eastern Sudan.
07
AUG

South Sudan in Focus

A spokesman for the Kiir administration denies allegations that the president was involved in the death of activist Peter Biar; a civil society organization criticizes a campaign to disarm civilians in South Sudan; and South Sudanese mothers are encouraged to exclusively breastfeed their babies for the first six months.
06
AUG

South Sudan in Focus

Widespread flooding from a broken dyke on the River Nile destroys crops and farmland in Jonglei State; the University of Juba allows students to take final exams from home; and Gambia imposes a three-week curfew as coronavirus cases surge across the country.
05
AUG

South Sudan in Focus

A United Nations technical team arrives in Khartoum to prepare for the deployment of a new political mission in Sudan; South Sudan health officials report a drop in positive coronavirus cases in the country; and travel restrictions make it difficult for South Sudanese health workers to provide services for pregnant women.
04
AUG

South Sudan in Focus

Families of South Sudanese soldiers who fought for the country’s independence say the government has done little to support them;  in Sudan, hundreds are displaced by torrential rain and flooding in Khartoum; and the World Health Organization says it is safe for mothers with COVID-19 to breastfeed.
03
AUG

South Sudan in Focus

Over forty people abducted in separate attacks along Juba-Mudri road return home;  President Salva Kiir calls for the apprehension of all suspects connected to the murders of three children in Juba; and the U.S. government works to remove Sudan from its State Sponsors of Terrorism list.
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JUL

South Sudan in Focus

South Sudanese in the diaspora form a news group to advocate for change in their country; hundreds of civilians are displaced during fighting between government forces and rebels in Central Equatoria; and Sudanese Muslims celebrate Eid al-Adha amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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JUL

South Sudan in Focus

At least fifteen people are killed during a village attack in Jonglei State; Sudan's newly-appointed governors vow to improve economic conditions for civilians in their respective states; and healthcare workers in Sub-Saharan Africa mark 'World Hepatitis Day' by raising awareness of the disease.
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JUL

South Sudan in Focus

Parties to South Sudan’s revitalized peace agreement miss the regional deadline to dissolve and reconstitute parliament; the new governor of Western Equatoria State prioritizes the restoration of peace and stability in the region; and Sudan's transitional government sends more troops to Darfur following a weekend attack by suspected Janjaweed militia.
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JUL

South Sudan in Focus

Thousands of South Sudanese families are forced from their homes during a fresh outbreak of fighting north of Pibor; family members call for the release of a senior military officer detained by police over a deadly land dispute; and political parties in Sudan reject the recent appointments of civilian governors, arguing the prime minister did not follow proper procedures.

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