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South Sudan

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Africa

South Africa’s President visits east Africa for diplomatic talks

South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa will be in East Africa this week where he will meet Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni and South Sudan's Salva Kiir. In Entebbe, Ramaphosa and his Ugandan counterpart are expected to discuss regional security and stability, including the situation in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

todayApril 15, 2024 10

World

South Sudan opposition protests party registration fee hike

    South Sudanese opposition parties protested Monday at an "exorbitant" $50,000 fee to register ahead of the fragile country's first ever elections, branding it a slap in the face for democracy. The world's youngest nation is due to go to the polls by the end of the year under a 2018 peace deal, although the United Nations and others say key obstacles still need to be overcome if they […]

todayMarch 25, 2024 8

Africa

Crisis in Abyei: South Sudan must act and stop violence between Dinka groups

      By Jan Pospisil, Coventry University   Abyei – a territory roughly the size of Jamaica – is being contested by two countries, Sudan and South Sudan. Abyei, which covers just over 10,000km², is under special administrative status following the terms of a 2005 peace agreement between the two countries. The disagreement has led to increasingly violent inter-communal tensions. Although the roots of these stretch back decades, they […]

todayMarch 7, 2024 3

Africa

South Sudan: some spoilers want peace to fail, putting 2024 elections at risk

    By Edgar Githua, Strathmore University   South Sudan is expected to hold its first general election in December 2024. It became an independent state in 2011. The long overdue election is one of the pillars of a peace agreement signed in 2018. It helped end the 2013-2018 civil war that killed nearly 400,000 people and displaced millions. Since then, the country has progressed in relative peace, with fewer […]

todayFebruary 20, 2024 7

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