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UN refugees released by South Sudanese refugee captors

More than a dozen United Nations mission staff have been released by South Sudanese refugees in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

More than a dozen United Nations mission staff have been released by South Sudanese refugees in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Thousands in South Sudan flee upsurge in ethnic killings

UN says makeshift refugee camps on the border with Uganda are full to over flowing following a further spread in ethnic killings

UN says makeshift refugee camps on the border with Uganda are full to over flowing following a further spread in ethnic killings

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Reality of the worst drought since 1945 peaking in parts of Africa

The Horn of Africa is facing its third consecutive year of drought causing thirst and hunger, decimating livestock, destroying livelihoods, spreading disease and triggering large scale population move

The Horn of Africa is facing its third consecutive year of drought causing thirst and hunger, decimating livestock, destroying livelihoods, spreading disease and triggering large scale population move

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Pope to visit South Sudan

Pope Francis has made a surprise announcement saying he wants to make a trip to famine-struck, war-torn South Sudan, but not on his own.

Pope Francis has made a surprise announcement saying he wants to make a trip to famine-struck, war-torn South Sudan, but not on his own.

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South Sudan's human rights situation "amongst the worst on the planet"

Famine has been declared in some areas of South Sudan - the first time such a declaration has been made since 2011. The country has been dogged by civil war, drought and hyperinflation. The situation

Famine has been declared in some areas of South Sudan - the first time such a declaration has been made since 2011. The country has been dogged by civil war, drought and hyperinflation. The situation

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'Ethnic cleansing' reported in South Sudan

President Salva Kiir denies using starvation and rape as weapons of war as the UN describes the conflict as "fertile ground" for genocide.

President Salva Kiir denies using starvation and rape as weapons of war as the UN describes the conflict as "fertile ground" for genocide.

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UN sacks South Sudan peacekeeper commander

The commander of the UN force in South Sudan, Lt Gen Johnson Mogoa Kimani Ondieki, has been sacked following a damning report UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Tuesday that he was “deeply distr

The commander of the UN force in South Sudan, Lt Gen Johnson Mogoa Kimani Ondieki, has been sacked following a damning report UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Tuesday that he was “deeply distr

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South Sudan opposition leader Riek Machar in exile in DRC

The United Nations says it intervened on humanitarian grounds to help South Sudan’s former vice president and opposition leader in the neighbouring Democratic Republic of…

The United Nations says it intervened on humanitarian grounds to help South Sudan’s former vice president and opposition leader in the neighbouring Democratic Republic of…

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South Sudan : one year since peace deal

One year to the day since the signing of the peace agreement in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and there is renewed tension between the two warring factions in South…

One year to the day since the signing of the peace agreement in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and there is renewed tension between the two warring factions in South…

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Kenya and UN work to change a refugee camp into a settlement

Refugees in Kenya who have fled the fighting in South Sudan are being given a chance to become self sufficient under a new initiative from the government and the UNHCR.

Refugees in Kenya who have fled the fighting in South Sudan are being given a chance to become self sufficient under a new initiative from the government and the UNHCR.

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South Sudan agrees to deployment of international protection force

South Sudan’s embattled government has agreed to allow an international protection force to be deployed in the country, after a United Nations mission failed to prevent…

South Sudan’s embattled government has agreed to allow an international protection force to be deployed in the country, after a United Nations mission failed to prevent…

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'Tense calm' in South Sudan, 36,000 displaced following heavy fighting - UN

Days of heavy fighting in South Sudan’s capital, Juba, have been followed by relative calm after the warring president and vice president ordered their forces to cease…

Days of heavy fighting in South Sudan’s capital, Juba, have been followed by relative calm after the warring president and vice president ordered their forces to cease…

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UN calls for calm following deadly clashes in South Sudan capital

Fears are growing of a return to civil war in South Sudan after renewed fighting between forces loyal to the country’s president and vice president.

Fears are growing of a return to civil war in South Sudan after renewed fighting between forces loyal to the country’s president and vice president.

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Gunbattles resume in South Sudan's capital

Gunbattles in South Sudan’s capital Juba erupted for a fourth day between troops loyal to President Salva Kiir and soldiers who support the vice president Riek Machar around a military…

Gunbattles in South Sudan’s capital Juba erupted for a fourth day between troops loyal to President Salva Kiir and soldiers who support the vice president Riek Machar around a military…

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Gunbattles erupt in South Sudan's capital

Gunbattles erupted in South Sudan on its fifth independence anniversary and as peace talks were underway in the capital Juba.

Gunbattles erupted in South Sudan on its fifth independence anniversary and as peace talks were underway in the capital Juba.

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South Sudan rebel leader Riek Macha sworn in as vice-president

South Sudanese rebel leader Riek Machar is back in the capital Juba and has retaken his position as the country’s first vice president. He has taken

South Sudanese rebel leader Riek Machar is back in the capital Juba and has retaken his position as the country’s first vice president. He has taken

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Sudan to reopen borders with South Sudan for 1st time since 2011

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has ordered the opening of his country’s borders with South Sudan for the first time since the south seceded in

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has ordered the opening of his country’s borders with South Sudan for the first time since the south seceded in

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Call South Sudan's leaders to account on child soldiers says report

The army base at Pibor in Southern Sudan is new, within a stone’s throw of the school whose classrooms its soldiers occupied for several years until

The army base at Pibor in Southern Sudan is new, within a stone’s throw of the school whose classrooms its soldiers occupied for several years until

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'Dozens perish, three survive' South Sudan plane crash

Eyewitnesses say dozens of people have died after a cargo plane crashed on take-off at the main airport in Juba, the capital of South Sudan

Eyewitnesses say dozens of people have died after a cargo plane crashed on take-off at the main airport in Juba, the capital of South Sudan

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Dozens die in South Sudan plane crash

A cargo plane with passengers on board has crashed on take-off at the main airport in Juba, the capital of South Sudan. There are reports from the

A cargo plane with passengers on board has crashed on take-off at the main airport in Juba, the capital of South Sudan. There are reports from the

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South Sudan's president finally signs delayed peace deal

A reluctant President Kiir calls on the leaders from other African nations in the region to help implement a peace deal for South Sudan after expressing reservations about the agreement.

A reluctant President Kiir calls on the leaders from other African nations in the region to help implement a peace deal for South Sudan after expressing reservations about the agreement.

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South Sudanese president says 'no deal' at peace talks with rebels

The deadline has passed but the peace deal hasn’t been signed between South Sudan’s warring factions. President Salva Kiir said he needed more time

The deadline has passed but the peace deal hasn’t been signed between South Sudan’s warring factions. President Salva Kiir said he needed more time

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Obama in Ethiopia: Talks on trade, terrorism and human rights

He is the first serving US President to visit Ethiopia. But in talks with its premier on Monday, Barack Obama warned that more must be done to

He is the first serving US President to visit Ethiopia. But in talks with its premier on Monday, Barack Obama warned that more must be done to