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11
OCT

South Sudan in Focus

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.
10
OCT

South Sudan in Focus

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.
09
OCT

South Sudan in Focus

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.
08
OCT

South Sudan in Focus

The European Union donates $10 million to the World Food Program in South Sudan; UNICEF introduces a new humanitarian approach in defending the rights of South Sudanese children; and women in Khartoum call for the suspension of Sudan's Public Order Act.
07
OCT

South Sudan in Focus

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.
04
OCT

South Sudan in Focus

A South Sudan court postpones the verdict of a military general on trial for disobeying orders; the United Nations appeals for $20 million to stop the cholera outbreak in Sudan; and Sudan launches its first ever women's club football league.
03
OCT

South Sudan in Focus

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.
02
OCT

South Sudan in Focus

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.
01
OCT

South Sudan in Focus

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.
30
SEP

South Sudan In Focus

Nine men-including national security agents-are sentenced to lengthy prison terms for armed robbery and other crimes as a deterrent to other, would-be criminals. Journalists say government officials often refuse to turn over information despite laws that say they must.
27
SEP

South Sudan In Focus

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.
26
SEP

South Sudan In Focus

The UK’s ambassador to South Sudan Chris Trott says the international community is using different measures to make sure South Sudan’s resources are not looted for personal gain; and, the Africa Development Bank gives UNICEF in South Sudan more than 17 million dollars to teach kids and train teachers.

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