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2017-11-17 'ICC Should Try South Sudan Leaders for War Crimes' - Al-Bashir
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -Sudan President Al Bashir has said that the atrocities that have accompanied the civil war in South Sudan since December 2013 should have put the leaders of the newly-born state under the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court.

2017-11-17 U.S. Must Take Sides in the Conflict - Nikki Haley
[VOA] The U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations says the South Sudanese government is engaged in a brutal, protracted military campaign against a fragmented opposition and says, while both sides are responsible for atrocities against civilians, the government is primarily responsible for ethnically based killings.

2017-11-17 President Reconciles With Former Army Chief
[VOA] South Sudan's President Salva Kiir and his former army chief of staff apparently have reconciled, a week after a tense standoff in Juba threatened to escalate into violence. The reconciliation happened Thursday at a prayer service at the president's residence in Juba. Pictures surfaced on the internet showing Paul Malong hugging Kiir.

2017-11-17 South Sudanese Youngster Hopes to Rise From Kakuma to Play for Gor
[Capital FM] Nairobi -When one hears the name Kakuma, what comes into the mind is the Refugee Camp located in the North-western region of Kenya, however, David Majak has painted a different picture as the lanky South Sudanese youngster shone to leave a mark at the Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom Rift Region Finals held at the Narok Stadium on November 5.

2017-11-17 South Sudanese Refugees Reject Family Planning
[Observer] The increasing population of South Sudan refugees in Adjumani is a major worry for Ugandans living in the West Nile district.

2017-11-16 The Country Needs Bold Alternatives, Not This Dumpster Fire of Failed Interventions
[IRIN] Mijale -Nicki Haley, the US ambassador to the UN, did not mince her words. "We are not waiting anymore. We need to see a change," she announced after meeting South Sudan's President Salva Kiir on a visit to Juba last month. "We have lost trust in the government."

2017-11-16 Security Council Renews Mandate of UN Peacekeeping Force in Abyei for Six Months
[UN News] The Security Council on Wednesday extended until 15 May 2018 the mandate of the United Nations peacekeeping force in Abyei, a contested area on the Sudan-South Sudan border.

2017-11-15 Ex-Army Chief Malong Out of House Arrest But Under Close Watch
[East African] Former South Sudan chief of general staff Paul Malong has been released after five months of house arrest but he is under close watch lest he start another rebellion.

2017-11-15 Supreme Court Judge Resigns
[Monitor] South Sudan Supreme Court judge has resigned citing lack of judicial independence in Africa's youngest nation.

2017-11-15 Museveni, Bashir Discuss Nile Impasse, South Sudan
[Monitor] Kampala -President Museveni on Tuesday held "private" discussions with the visiting Sudanese president Omar-al-Bashir at his Kisozi farm in Gomba District.

2017-11-15 Ex-Combatants Warned Against New Rebellion
[Monitor] Yumbe -The Amnesty Commission has cautioned ex-combatants in Yumbe District against joining rebel forces in South Sudan or forming new rebel groups in Uganda.

2017-11-14 Museveni and Bashir Speak Out On Somalia, South Sudan
[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -Visiting Sudan's President Omar Al-Bashir and host Yoweri Museveni of Uganda have called upon the international community to support the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) with the resources and requisite capabilities to more effectively assist the current government.

2017-11-13 Peacekeepers Introduce Umuganda to South Sudan IDPs
[New Times] Rwandan Police peacekeepers under the United Nation Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) on Saturday introduced voluntary community cleaning exercise, Umuganda, to ensure hygiene, sanitation and other human security activities in Internally Displaced Camps (IDPs) in the country.

2017-11-14 Humanitarian Coordinator Welcomes President's Order On Humanitarian Access
[PR Newswire] Juba -The Humanitarian Coordinator for South Sudan, Alain Noudéhou, has welcomed President Salva Kiir Mayardit's decree ordering free, unimpeded and unhindered movement of humanitarian organizations in the country.

2017-11-10 Former Army Chief of Staff Released from House Arrest
[VOA] South Sudan's former army chief of staff, General Paul Malong, who has been held under house arrest by the Kiir administration since May, has been freed.

2017-11-10 An Open Letter to President Salva Kiir
[Fahamu] South Sudanese President Salva Kiir seems to have failed to hold together Africa's newest nation. The citizens are under attack by rebel groups and undisciplined government soldiers. How long will this go on? When is the government of Salva Kiir going to create an environment of peace especially for the young people to realize their dreams?

2017-11-10 Former South Sudan Military Chief Seeks Refuge
[Monitor] Juba -The under siege former South Sudan Chief of Staff, Gen Paul Malong, is seeking political asylum.

2017-11-09 South Africa-Based Prophet Bushiri in Juba
[Nyasa Times] As you land at Juba airport in South Sudan, the image of a broken nation grips your eyes with sights of ancient but falling and abandoned buildings.

2017-11-09 Hunger Rises in 'Man-Made Tragedy'
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Rome -More than 1.1 mln children under five children are forecast to be malnourished in 2018 including nearly 300,000 "at a heightened risk of death"

2017-11-09 Kenya to Impound Cars Bearing Old South Sudan Plates
[East African] Cars bearing outdated South Sudanese registration plates on Kenyan roads will be impounded by the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) following changes in numbering system by the neighbouring country.

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