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South Sudan: how cows fuelled the war and how they can consolidate peace

Tracking the progress of South Sudan’s civil war is a near-impossible task. Little reliable news arrives in Juba, and the spin doctors from each opposing side are masters of the art. So the legion of war-watchers in the capital – the diplomats, the peacekeepers, the humanitarians, and the journalists – deploy a crude proxy to figure out what’s going on. “Just follow the president’s cows,” they say. They are only half joking.

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Refugee crisis: Fresh fighting in South Sudan putting strain on resources

The flow of South Sudan refugees to neighbouring countries is increasing as insecurity worsens due to renewed fighting. The government forces have been engaging rebels in Central and Western Equatoria states increasing the refugee flow to Uganda, while Gambela, in southwestern Ethiopia, neighbouring the Upper Nile State, has been receiving those fleeing in fear after the fresh hostility.

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South Sudan rejects UN accusations its soldiers are killing, raping civilians

South Sudan rejected on Friday accusations from the United Nations that its soldiers had raped and killed civilians during and after ethnically-charged fighting last month in the capital Juba.

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South Sudan: The UN’s deafening silence over its jailed journalist

George Livio of the UN’s Radio Miraya has been in jail with no charges for almost two years. Why has UNMISS never publicly called on the government to release him?

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Juba dismisses UN warning over Machar sacking

South Sudan has told off the United Nations (UN) for warning against the replacement of Dr Riek Machar as the First Vice-President.

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Riek Machar removed as South Sudan vice-president

South Sudan President Salva Kiir on Monday night removed First Vice-President Dr Riek Machar from office, replacing him with Mining Minister, Taban Deng Gai, in a move that virtually spells doom for the already fragile peace accord.

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