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JUBA, South Sudan | Fighting breaks out in South Sudan 2 days after peace deal

JUBA, South Sudan — Fighting has broken out in South Sudan two days after the warring sides signed what the government called a “final final” peace agreement to end the civil war. Each side blames the other for the attacks. Clashes erupted Friday morning in Central Equatoria state when government troops stormed bases in Lainya … Continue reading JUBA, South Sudan | Fighting breaks out in South Sudan 2 days after peace deal

JUBA, South Sudan | Verdict due for South Sudan soldiers accused of murder, rape

JUBA, South Sudan  — The verdict and sentencing for 11 South Sudan soldiers accused of gang raping foreign aid workers and murdering a local journalist during the country’s five-year civil war will be announced Thursday and could include the death penalty. An investigation by the Associated Press in 2016 revealed that dozens of soldiers broke … Continue reading JUBA, South Sudan | Verdict due for South Sudan soldiers accused of murder, rape

JUBA, South Sudan | South Sudan’s opposition refuses to sign final peace deal

JUBA, South Sudan — South Sudan’s opposition parties have rejected what was supposed to be the final version of the peace agreement with the government, threatening to destabilize an already fragile process. On Tuesday, opposition leader and former Vice President Riek Machar and the South Sudan Opposition Alliance, the umbrella group for the splintered opposition … Continue reading JUBA, South Sudan | South Sudan’s opposition refuses to sign final peace deal

JUBA, South Sudan | In South Sudan, actress Ashley Judd brings spirit of #MeToo

JUBA, South Sudan — In her first visit to civil war-torn South Sudan, actress Ashley Judd had a message for survivors of sexual assault in a country where rape is a widespread weapon. “I see you, I love you and I’m here for you,” she said in an interview with The Associated Press. Seated on … Continue reading JUBA, South Sudan | In South Sudan, actress Ashley Judd brings spirit of #MeToo

U.S. Department of State News: South Sudan: Travel Advisory Remains Level 4 – Do Not Travel

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State today released the following statement: The Department of State renewed its Travel Advisory for South Sudan on June 28, 2018.  The Department continues to advise travelers to not travel to South Sudan.  This replaces the previous Travel Advisory issued on January 10, 2018. The full text of the new … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: South Sudan: Travel Advisory Remains Level 4 – Do Not Travel

JUBA, South Sudan | UN peacekeeper from Bangladesh killed in South Sudan

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — A United Nations peacekeeper was killed on Tuesday in South Sudan when a U.N. convoy was attacked. Lieutenant Commander Ashraf Siddiqui from Bangladesh was part of a convoy protecting humanitarian workers traveling from Yei to Lasu in Central Equatoria province. Shots were fired by a group of unknown gunmen and … Continue reading JUBA, South Sudan | UN peacekeeper from Bangladesh killed in South Sudan

JUBA, South Sudan | South Sudan’s rival leaders meeting again in Sudan for talks

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan President Salva Kiir met again with rival Riek Machar on Monday in neighboring Sudan amid fragile efforts to end their country’s five-year civil war, while the new U.S. ambassador to Juba told The Associated Press the U.S. is skeptical of the latest talks. The meeting mediated by Sudan’s … Continue reading JUBA, South Sudan | South Sudan’s rival leaders meeting again in Sudan for talks

JUBA, South Sudan | 10 aid workers in South Sudan freed a week after abduction

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Ten aid workers have been released after being abducted in South Sudan almost a week ago, said the U.N. on Monday. Three U.N. staff and seven aid workers, all South Sudanese nationals, went missing last week when their convoy traveling in Central Equatoria province was hijacked. The aid workers, employed … Continue reading JUBA, South Sudan | 10 aid workers in South Sudan freed a week after abduction