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South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir declares state of emergency

July 18, 2017 10:30 pm
South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir declares state of emergency

South Sudan President Salva Kiir (L) leaves after attending the commemoration of Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) Day at the SPLA headquarters in Juba, South Sudan, on May 18, 2017. (Photo by AFP) South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir has declared a three-month state of emergency in his home state, where […]

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South Sudan minister denies rumors of President Salva Kiir’s death

October 12, 2016 5:30 pm
South Sudan minister denies rumors of President Salva Kiir’s death

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir (Photo by AFP) South Sudan’s government has denied rumors about the death of President Salva Kiir. The government’s announcement of the 65-year-old Kiir’s good health on Wednesday followed days of hearsay over his failing health, which caused worries and raised tensions in the capital Juba. “This […]

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Former South Sudan vice president Riek Machar ends ceasefire with government in Juba

September 25, 2016 8:10 pm
Former South Sudan vice president Riek Machar ends ceasefire with government in Juba

This file photo taken on August 31, 2015 shows Riek Machar, the South Sudanese Rebel Leader, looking on during an interview at his residence in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. (Photos by AFP) South Sudan’s exiled rebel leader has called for war against the government, ending an internationally-backed peace deal. Former vice […]

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South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir agrees to 4,000 more UN peacekeepers

September 5, 2016 2:30 am
South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir agrees to 4,000 more UN peacekeepers

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir (L) walks with US Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power (R) and other visiting members of the UN Security Council in the capital Juba, South Sudan September 4, 2016. (AP) South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir has agreed to the deployment of 4,000 additional UN […]

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South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir sacks six opposition ministers

August 3, 2016 7:44 pm
South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir sacks six opposition ministers

Newly appointed Vice President of South Sudan Taban Deng Gai (L) and President Salva Kiir pose at the State House in Juba on July 26, 2016. (AFP) South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir sacked six opposition ministers Wednesday amid growing tensions in the African country.  The fired ministers are among the […]

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