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Plane crash kills 10 people in South Sudan

– – At least ten people have died in a plane crash in South Sudan. The incident occurred in the eastern Jonglei State, at Pieri airstrip shortly after takeoff while heading to the capital, Juba. A team of investigators is being sent to the site to conduct preliminary investigations. The plane belonged to a local aviation company, the South Supreme Airlines. The firm has not yet issued a statement on the crash. Jonglei State Governor Denay Jock Chagor said he received the news with “shock and horror” and sent condolences to…

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Plane crash kills 10 people in South Sudan

– – At least ten people have died in a plane crash in South Sudan. The incident occurred in the eastern Jonglei State, at Pieri airstrip shortly after takeoff while heading to the capital, Juba. A team of investigators is being sent to the site to conduct preliminary investigations. The plane belonged to a local aviation company, the South Supreme Airlines. The firm has not yet issued a statement on the crash. Jonglei State Governor Denay Jock Chagor said he received the news with “shock and horror” and sent condolences to…

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OPINION PIECE: A Free and Fair Election is the Solution to South Sudan’s Woes

Written By Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth In this election, and in true democratic fashion, the losers must congratulate the winners JUBA, South Sudan, October 21, 2020/ — By Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth, Former Minister of Petroleum, South Sudan The Republic of South Sudan was born – literally out of the ashes – on 9 July 2011 after decades of a debilitating and costly war. The people of South Sudan must be appreciated for their sustained commitment to sovereign independence, and to finally win their freedom, despite the grave costs that we paid…

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Sudan’s govt, rebel groups sign landmark peace deal

– – Sudan’s government and rebel groups on Saturday inked a landmark peace deal aimed at ending decades of war in which hundreds of thousands died. Ululations and cheers rang out as one by one, representatives from the transitional government and rebel groups signed the deal, a year after the peace talks began, at a ceremony in the South Sudanese capital Juba, according to an AFP journalist at the scene. “Today we have reached a peace agreement. We are happy. We have finished the mission,” Tut Gatluak, head of the South Sudanese…

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U.S. recalls South Sudan ambassador over lack of unity government

The United States on Monday recalled its ambassador to South Sudan after the country failed to form a unity government on time. President Salva Kiir and his political rival Riek Machar were to form a unity government as agreed in a peace deal by November 12. But both parties failed to meet this deadline delaying the unity government for 100 days beyond the Nov. 12 deadline. Uganda’s presidency said such a move was aimed at buying time due to concerns that war could resume if the two sides were pushed. The…

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South Sudan political rivals delay unity government

South Sudan’s president and a former rebel leader have agreed to delay forming a unity government for 100 days beyond the Nov. 12 deadline. Uganda’s presidency said such a move is aimed at buying time due to concerns that war could resume if the two sides were pushed. South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and opposition leader Riek Machar held a meeting in Uganda as part of efforts to resolve outstanding issues preventing the formation of a coalition government. The political rivals this year agreed on a unity government months after…

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South Sudan: Riek Machar in Juba to salvage peace deal

South Sudan’s rebel leader Riek Machar is in Juba to help rescue the country’s peace deal as warring parties seem to be running out of time to form a new transitional government. The political rivals in South Sudan this year agreed on a unity government months after signing a deal to end the civil war in that country last year. The new administration is expected to be in place by mid-November, with hopes it would end the current political crisis. A breakdown in relations between President Salva Kiir and his…

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South Sudan political rivals agree on unity government

Political rivals in South Sudan have now agreed on a unity government months after signing a deal to end the civil war in that country. President Salva Kiir and former rebel leader Riek Machar agreed to form a transitional government on Wednesday. The two leaders held their first face-to-face talks in months in South Sudan’s capital, Juba, according to government officials. The information minister said the new administration would be in place by mid-November, with hopes it would end the current political crisis in that country. A peace agreement was…

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South Sudan makes minor oil discovery

South Sudan said announced that it has made a small oil discovery in Northern Upper Nile State. This is the first time the country is making any form of oil discovery since independence in 2011. War and instability has largely affected exploration activities in the small country. The country’s oil minister, Awow Daniel Chuang said on Thursday that the new field is located in the Adar area of Northern Upper Nile State. The field according to Awow Daniel Chuang, contains 5.3 million barrels of recoverable oil and will be linked…

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Museveni warns South Sudan leaders on violence

President Yoweri Museveni has advised the ruling South Sudan party, the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM), to employ dialogue rather force when dealing with internal and external contradictions. “The use of violence in every situation is dangerous. It should be of last resort and specific. Speak frankly within the [SPLM] party. Reach decisions by voting or by consensus. Never use force,” Museveni said this morning at the swearing in ceremony of the South Sudan national dialogue steering committee in Juba, South Sudan.

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