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  1. W. Equatoria state officials accuse army of killing civiliansRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 11, 2015 | Sudan Tribune

    Authorities in South Sudan's Western Equatoria state have accused the national army of allegedly killing dozens of civilians and burning villages after unknown gunmen killed at least six soldiers in Zara county on Tuesday. Soldiers from the South Sudanese army jump from a vehicle while on patrol in the capital, Juba Nzara county commissioner, Elia Box accused government forces of indiscriminately firing at unarmed civilians in Brisii village located within the county.

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  2. UNHCR hands over support projects in W. Equatoria stateRead the original story

    Jun 11, 2015 | Sudan Tribune

    The United Nations refugee agency said it handed over two projects meant for the host community of South Sudan's Western Equatoria state, announcing further cooperation with the state and local authorities. This came days after the UNHCR representative in the country, then acting governor, Clement Juma Mbugoniwia and state minister for education, Phillip Pia inaugurated two primary schools located in Nzara and Yambio counties of Western Equatoria.

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  3. W. Equatoria state holds funeral rite for slain speakerRead the original story

    Jun 11, 2015 | Sudan Tribune

    The government of South Sudan's Western Equatoria state, community members and faith-based groups held on Sunday a funeral ceremony for the late assembly speaker, James Bage, who was killed by unknown gunmen on Thursday. According to the acting governor, Sapana Abui, the burial of prominent community figures, state officials and religious leaders, usually include much pageantry, a ceremony, religious overtones as well as distinctive elements of the military tradition.

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  4. Western Equatoria state speaker of parliament killed: officialRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 11, 2015 | Sudan Tribune

    The speaker of South Sudan's Western Equatoria state parliament has been killed. He was shot dead by unknown gunmen in what was said to be an assassination, state information minister said.

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  5. Sudan's dialogue body allegedly manipulated lists of independent figuresRead the original story

    Jun 11, 2015 | Sudan Tribune

    Some of the political forces who pulled out of the government-led national dialogue process claimed that the coordination body known as 7+7 mechanism has changed names of the dialogue's national figures, conciliators August 21, 2015 - The governor of North Darfur state, Abel-Wahid Youssef, on Friday has cancelled a meeting with the visiting delegation of the African Union Peace and Security Council saying they failed to meet the specified August 20, 2015 - A top rebel official from the Lou-Nuer ethnic group in Jonglei state has refuted allegations that he expressed disappointment to the rebel leader, Riek Machar, over how the administration of the state was handled August 21, 2015 - Some of the political forces who pulled out of the government-led national dialogue process claimed that the coordination body known as 7+7 mechanism has changed August 21, 2015 - The governor of North Darfur ... (more)

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  6. South Sudan president dismisses four state governorsRead the original story

    Jun 11, 2015 | Sudan Tribune

    South Sudanese president Salva Kiir has issued a presidential decree on Sunday dismissing four elected governors of four states as he was leaving for the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, to hold face-to-face negotiations with his rival, former vice-president and leader of armed opposition faction, Riek Machar, to possibly sign a final peace agreement. In the presidential decrees read on the national South Sudan Television on Sunday evening, the relieved governors include Nyandeng Malek of Warrap state, Simon Kun Puoch of Upper Nile state, Clement Wani Konga of Central Equatoria state and Joseph Bangasi Bakosoro, governor of Western Equatoria state.

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  7. S. Sudanese security block governor from leaving JubaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 11, 2015 | Sudan Tribune

    South Sudanese security operatives on Saturday blocked the Western Equatoria state governor from leaving the capital, Juba until further notice. It remains unclear what prompted actions to block Joseph Bakosoro, since neither the office of the president nor that of the minister of national security were able to make public statements on what triggered actions of operatives at Juba airport.

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  8. South Sudanese army ransack market, loot propertiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 3, 2015 | Sudan Tribune

    South Sudanese soldiers looted a market in Western Equatoria state, after indiscriminately firing at innocent civilians, authorities disclosed on Saturday. The state information minister, Charles Kisanga said a section of government troops in the area launched brutally attacked the civil population after their colleagues were allegedly ambushed and killed while traveling to the capital, Yambio.

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  9. Juba delegation visits W. Equatoria state as nine dead in clashesRead the original story

    Jun 3, 2015 | Sudan Tribune

    South Sudanese government has dispatched a team comprising legislators, traditional leaders, prominent community personalities to Yambio, capital of Western Equatoria state, following a two-day clashes between local youth and armed members of Dinka ethnic group which left at least 9 people dead. The fighting erupted on Friday and continued on Saturday despite lack of early report on the violent incident.

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  10. South Sudan army chief orders shoot to kill in Western Equatoria stateRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 3, 2015 | Sudan Tribune

    South Sudanese army chief of general staff, General Paul Malong Awan, has given orders, instructing government soldiers in Western Equatoria state to shoot anyone resisting his directives. SPLA) soldiers sit before the start of celebrations on the 31st anniversary of the SPLA in Juba May 16, 2014.

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  11. Violent tribal clashes in South SudanRead the original story

    Saturday Aug 1 | Nerve News

    Scores of young people and government soldiers were killed in violent clashes between armed tribal groups in South Sudan, said a minister. The casualties took place in Yambio, capital of western Equatoria state, on Saturday, said Information Minister Charles Kisanga, who did not give a specific number of victims, reported Xinhua.

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  12. W. Equatoria suspends observing martyrs' day after gunman shot dead civiliansRead the original story

    Jun 3, 2015 | Sudan Tribune

    Authorities in Western Equatoria state in South Sudan have announced a decision suspending preparations marking annual commemoration of martyrs' day after a gunman shot dead at least two civilians on Wednesday in the state capital, Yambio, causing panic among the local population. It was not clear what prompted the tragic shooting although authorities and military sources gave conflicting accounts of the events preceding the incident, with state officials claiming it could be retaliation for an attack in which three government soldiers were killed in Birisi, an area outside the state capital, Yambio.

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  13. W. Equatoria state urges local cooperation over rising insecurityRead the original story w/Photo

    May 27, 2015 | Sudan Tribune

    Authorities in South Sudan's Western Equatoria state have appealed to the local populations to fully extend their cooperation to the government agents over increasing insecurity in the state in order to get information and provide adequate security and protection to the citizens. Arrow Boys seen here in May 2010, patrol a village in south Sudan in an attempt to defend themselves from attacks LRA rebels Maridi county commissioner, Wilson Thomas Yanga, told Sudan Tribune on Wednesday that the frequency in attacks carried out by "unknown gunmen" in the area is due to lack of cooperation and trust between the security forces and the local populations.

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  14. At least one person and seven cows died in Maridi county shootingRead the original story

    May 27, 2015 | Sudan Tribune

    Clashes erupted between Lakes state pastoralists armed youth and a group of unknown gunmen in Maridi county of Western Equatoria state on Monday morning. Cueirial Akech, chairman of Dinka traders in Maridi county told Sudan Tribune on Monday that clashes erupted at midnight on Sunday when unknown person threw hand grenade into a cattle camp, killing seven cows on the spot and left many more cows with injuries.

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  15. S. Sudanese army comes under another attack in Western EquatoriaRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 30, 2015 | Sudan Tribune

    South Sudanese army came under yet another deadly attack on Thursday in Yambio county in Western Equatoria state. Senior national and state government officials continue to contradict themselves over how to describe the emerging situation.

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  16. W. Equatoria youth group deny links with pro-Machar rebelsRead the original story

    Apr 30, 2015 | Sudan Tribune

    The leader of a new resistance movement in South Sudan's Western Equatoria state has denied their alleged links to the armed opposition led by former vice-president, Riek Machar. Wesley Welebe Samson said his group, locally known as the Nyarango Boys, was not behind the recent insurgency in Mundri county.

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  17. South Sudan army accused of killing top Western Equatoria officialRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 18, 2015 | Sudan Tribune

    South Sudanese army has been accused of killing based on ethnicity a senior official in Western Equatoria state after soldiers loyal to the administration under president Salva Kiir came under fire from alleged attack by rebel forces on Thursday. W. Equatoria State Speaker Bukulu Edward Mandeson , Bangasi Joseph Bakosoro, WES Governor and Samson Arabi, Commissioner Mundri West campaign for separation in Southern Sudan's independence referendum.

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  18. S. Sudan rebels claim capture of Mundri town, officials denyRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 18, 2015 | Sudan Tribune

    The South Sudanese rebel faction led by former vice president, Riek Machar, claimed their forces have captured Mundri town in Western Equatoria state. "The spokesperson in the office of the chairman and commander-in-chief,SPLM/SPLA, do hereby announce the capture today [Friday] of Mundri town in Western Equatoria state by our gallant forces under the overall command of Major General Elias Lako Jada," Machar's spokesperson, James Gatdet Dak said in a statement issued on Friday evening.

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  19. The Bats and the BeesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 14, 2015 | Neatorama

    SOUTH SUDAN, 2013 - On our way into the Bangangai Game Reserve, a protected area of lowland forest and glades, we pass an open-air bushmeat market. It looks like any African vegetable market, except the tables are lined with rows of blackened monkey arms, as well as bushbucks, dik-diks, even pangolins - an endangered species.

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  20. W. Equatoria governor sacks county commissionerRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 18, 2015 | Sudan Tribune

    The governor of South Sudan's Western Equatoria state has sacked, through an executive order, the commissioner of Yambio county, allegedly in response to demands from citizens. In a separate order, governor Joseph Bakasoro removed the state advisor for local government, Joseph Sabuni whom he re-appointed an advisor for economic affairs.

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