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Food aid racket: free sorghum from Awerial, Lakes state resold in Bor

International food aid meant for consumption by displaced people in Awerial in Lakes state and other places is being sold for profit in the Jonglei state capital Bor.

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South Sudan’s slow liberation

South Sudan’s vice president Riek Machar was sacked in 2013 and after a political crisis that year, he ended up in the bush leading an armed rebellion that has turned into 13 months of civil war. When he received journalists in his bush headquarters, he displayed his latest reading to them: Why Nations Fail, by economist Daron Acemoglu and political scientist James Robinson.

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Uganda captures LRA rebel officer, frees 10 hostages

Ugandan troops have captured a fugitive Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) rebel officer and freed 10 hostages, the army said Tuesday, after battles with the elusive jungle insurgents.

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Sudan: No Break-Through As Kiir-Bashir Talks Continue

Addis Ababa — Sudan’s President Omer Hassan Al-Bashir and his Southern counterpart Salva Kiir decided to continue direct talks on security and disputed areas for the third day, after failing to reach an agreement on Monday.

Since Sunday the two presidents flanked by their top negotiators discuss the operationalisation of the buffer zone to allow oil exportations. Sudan gave a conditional acceptance of the mediation’s map.

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South Kordofan: activism, resilience and sacrifice

Sudanese women’s rights organisations that fled South Kordofan last year are rebuilding their networks, and women like Jalila Khamis Kuku are detained for speaking out about the atrocities committed against the Nuba people. They need our attention and support, says Amel Gorani.

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Disarmament sparks violence in South Sudan

JUBA – Civil society groups are calling on the United Nations peacekeeping mission to withdraw support from a disarmament programme they say could spark further violence in South Sudan’s volatile Jonglei state.

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