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2017-04-24 Truck Drivers Call Off Strike At Uganda-South Sudan Border
[Observer] Truck drivers who ply the Uganda-South Sudan border trade route have finally called off their week-long strike following commitments and concessions made by the government of South of Sudan.

2017-04-24 Uganda and South Sudan Agree On Border Demarcation Plan
[East African] Kampala -Uganda and South Sudan have agreed on a blueprint for redrawing their common border.

2017-04-24 Three Months, Still No Word On Disappeared South Sudanese Men
[HRW] Three months, 90 days, more than two thousand hours without news of Dong Samuel Luak, a well-known South Sudanese activist, and Aggrey Idris, an opposition official, who disappeared off the streets of Nairobi on January 23 and 24.

2017-04-24 Uganda, South Sudan Agree On Plan to Redraw Border
[Monitor] Kampala -Uganda and South Sudan have agreed on a blueprint to guide redrawing of the boundary separating the two countries, which ostensibly is expected to bring to an end the long-simmering border conflicts.

2017-04-23 New African Union Chief Puts Peace Back On the Agenda
[ISS] The scene is not a familiar one at the African Union (AU): the AU Commission (AUC) chairperson, in shirtsleeves, walking in the blazing sun down an unpaved alley in a war-torn country. Yet this picture of Moussa Faki Mahamat, the new AUC chairperson, on a visit to South Sudan, is probably the first of many.

2017-04-23 Opposition Groups Say Genocide Is Real, Blames It On Govt
[East African] Six South Sudan opposition groups have joined forces and are now calling on the world to recognise that the country has sank into a genocide perpetrated by the government.

2017-04-23 Juba Takes First Steps to New Constitution
[East African] South Sudan is racing against time to draw up a new constitution in line with the 2015 Peace Agreement, even as the security situation in the country degenerates.

2017-04-22 AfDB Approves U.S.$14 Million Loan for Juba Power Project
[East African] The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a $14.57 million supplementary loan for South Sudan's power project.

2017-04-21 There Are No Clear Winners in War
[Al Jazeera] With their faces and clothes caked in dust after a long and gruelling bus journey, we're greeted by dozens of hungry and tired-looking rebels at a camp near the South Sudan-Uganda border.

2017-04-21 Agencies Withdraw Staff From Upper Nile
[East African] Several humanitarian agencies operating in South Sudan's troubled Upper Nile have started withdrawing their staff.

2017-04-20 Manuela - Fleeing South Sudan
[Deutsche Welle] Manuela is on the run. She left the war and famine of her native South Sudan behind. However, a heavy drought is also threatening the existence of many people in her new Northern Kenyan refuge.

2017-04-19 U.S. Senator Wants Aid Maintained
[VOA] A top U.S. politician visiting South Sudan says he will urge colleagues to maintain assistance to the country despite severe cuts in foreign aid proposed by the Trump administration.

2017-04-19 Refugees Free UN Staff Held Hostage in DRC Camp
[Al Jazeera] The United Nations says 16 staff members held hostage at a UN camp in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have been released unharmed.

2017-04-19 Diseases and Sexual Violence Threaten Somalis, South Sudanese Escaping Famine - UN
[UN News] Millions of people are facing the peril of famine in Somalia and South Sudan, and the situation is expected to worsen as the drought and violence fuelling the crises widen, cautioned senior United Nations officials who have just returned from the area.

2017-04-19 South Sudan Refugees 'Hold 13 UN Staff Hostage' in DRC Camp
[Al Jazeera] Thirteen United Nations mission staff have been taken hostage by 100 unarmed South Sudanese refugees in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), demanding to be moved to a third country, according to a UN official based in the area.

2017-04-19 Japan Withdraws Troops From War-Torn South Sudan Peacekeeping Mission
[News24Wire] Japan has reportedly started to withdraw its soldiers from a United Nation peace mission in South Sudan, after completing their five-year mandate in the war-torn nation.

2017-04-19 Why Somalia Is Getting More Foreign Aid Than South Sudan
[Nation] International donors are responding adequately to the food crisis in Somalia but are falling far short of supplying required amounts of aid in South Sudan, a United Nations humanitarian aid director has said.

2017-04-18 Police Arrest South Sudan National Over Abduction
[Monitor] Moyo -Police have arrested a South Sudan national in connection with the abduction of his colleagues in Moyo District.

2017-04-19 South Sudanese Refugees Hold UN Staff Hostage in Congo
[Deutsche Welle] Former South Sudanese militants took 13 staff members hostage at a UN camp in eastern Congo, later releasing them without injury. Kinshasa has tried repeatedly to move them, but no other nation will take them in.

2017-04-17 3,500 South Sudan Refugees in Uganda Relocated
[Monitor] Lamwo -At least 3,500 South Sudan refugees who had camped at Ngomoromo border in Lokung Sub-county in Lamwo District have been moved to settlement camps in order to access basic supplies by government and donors.

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