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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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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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South Sudan: The beginning of the end of the civil war?

In Addis Ababa, a grinning President Salva Kiir finally put pen to paper on a peace deal for South Sudan. Better 10 days late than never. While sceptics are right to wonder if his signature is anything more than a PR stunt, the truth is that peace doesn’t come easy – and this is as good a place to start as any.

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South Sudan and the civil war with no end in sight

Independence was supposed to solve all South Sudan’s problems. It didn’t – not even close. Nearly four years later, the country is once again fighting a civil war – this time with itself – that has had a catastrophic impact on the both the population and the economy. The citizens of Africa’s newest country could be forgiven for asking themselves if it was all really worth it. By Simon Allison.

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