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  1. UN: Over 100 sexual assault cases in South Sudan's JubaRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Al Jazeera

    The UN report details "deeply disturbing" cases of rape and gang-rape by soldiers and men in plain clothes in Juba. African Union investigators detailed the discovery of mass graves in South Sudan and evidence of horrific crimes, including forced cannibalism in an October 2015 report [Getty Images] The UN says there has been at least 120 cases of sexual violence and rape against civilians in South Sudan's capital Juba since fighting erupted three weeks ago between troops loyal to the country's rival leaders.

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  2. Today's top 10 stories you shouldn't missRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | New Vision

    ... the taxi than the licensed capacity More children have been separated from their parents as they flee the war in South Sudan, we shall bring you their state, what is being done and what needs to be done Did you notice power was off last evening? ...

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  3. At least 120 cases of sexual violence in South Sudan capital as troops clash, UN saysRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | South China Morning Post

    The United Nations said on Wednesday there has been at least 120 cases of sexual violence and rape against civilians in South Sudan's capital Juba since fighting erupted three weeks ago between troops loyal to the country's rival leaders. Heavy fighting involving tanks and helicopters raged in Juba for several days between troops loyal to President Salva Kiir and those backing Vice-President Riek Machar earlier this month.

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  4. South Sudan: Riek Machar - Appointment of New S Sudan VP Is 'Illegal'Read the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | AllAfrica.com

    South Sudan's former vice president and prominent opposition leader Riek Machar has told Al Jazeera that his replacement by President Salva Kiir is "illegal". In an exclusive phone interview on Wednesday, Machar said: "I'm still the first vice president of the republic of South Sudan.

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  5. UN peacekeeping chief hails great professionalism of Chinese peacekeepersRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | Xinhuanet

    ... a crowd of diplomats and UN officials stood in silent tribute to three Chinese peacekeepers who died in Mali and South Sudan in the past two months when they were participating in peacekeeping operations. Ladsous said he is "very impressed" by the ...

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  6. Isaac Kasamani/AFP/GettyGang-Raped Under U.N. - Protection'The United ...Read the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The Daily Beast

    ... camp women described being gang-raped while United Nations peacekeepers were in full view. UN peacekeepers in South Sudan are mandated to use force to protect civilians, but once the women are outside the camps, that mandate seems to be annulled or ...

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  7. South Sudan: Govt 'Let' Soldiers Kill, Loot After Peace Deal - AmnestyRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | AllAfrica.com

    South Sudan government "let" its soldiers to kill, loot and rape civilians, even after the signing of the peace agreement, global human rights lobby Amnesty International says. In a repeated charge of war crimes and crimes against humanity levelled against the government of South Sudan, the human rights watchdog claims soldiers in the Sudan People's Liberation Army under President Salva Kiir targeted civilians in opposition stronghold of Unity State, violating and killing them at will.

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  8. South Sudan soldiers raped dozens near U.N. camp, witnesses say - Wed, 27 Jul 2016 PSTRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The Spokesman-Review

    South Sudanese government soldiers raped dozens of ethnic Nuer women and girls last week just outside a United Nations camp where they had sought protection from renewed fighting, and at least two died from their injuries, witnesses and civilian leaders said. JUBA, South Sudan - South Sudanese government soldiers raped dozens of ethnic Nuer women and girls last week just outside a United Nations camp where they had sought protection from renewed fighting, and at least two died from their injuries, witnesses and civilian leaders said.

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  9. UN accuses South Sudanese soldiers of raping IDPs womenRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 18, 2016 | Sudan Tribune

    South Sudanese soldiers in the capital, Juba, have been accused by the United Nations of resorting to raping of women, including underage young girls who have taken refuge at the United Nations Protection of Civilians sites in the outskirt of the capital. "Regarding South Sudan, the UN Mission in the country continues to receive deeply disturbing reports of sexual violence, including rape and gang rape, by soldiers in uniform and men in plain clothes against civilians, including minors, around UN House and in other areas of Juba," said Farhan Haq, the deputy spokesperson for the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon.

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  10. SPLM-IO Uganda Chapter dismiss Deng Gai's appointmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 18, 2016 | Sudan Tribune

    The Ugandan Chapter of South Sudan's armed opposition say they do not recognize Taban Deng Gai as the nation's First Vice President. SPLM-IO Chief Negotiator, Taban Deng Gai, speaking to journalists at Juba airport upon his return from Pagak with his team, 22 January 2016 President Salva Kiir to replaced SPLM-IO leader Riek Machar with Gai, a move said to be contrary to terms of the peace agreement.

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  11. South Sudan IDPS reject dismissal of Riek MacharRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 18, 2016 | Sudan Tribune

    Thousands of internally displaced persons across South Sudan at United Nations protection of civilians sites, have protested against the appointment of General Taban Deng Gai as first vice president to replace Riek Machar, saying the action is threatening the peace deal in the country signed in August last year. Wiyual Machar Gany, chairman of the IDPs community living in the POCs at Jebel in Juba told Sudan Tribune on Wednesday that civilians in the UN camp are against the decision of president Kiir to illegally sack Machar and replaced him with Taban Deng Gai who "faked" a nomination in a hotel room.

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  12. South Sudan's Kiir sacks finance ministerRead the original story

    Apr 18, 2016 | Sudan Tribune

    South Sudan's President Salva Kiir has fired the country's finance minister, David Deng Athorbei amid the worsening economic crisis in the nation. In a Republican decree 288, read on State-owned SSBC on Monday, the South Sudanese leader relieved Athorbei without providing any reason.

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  13. S. Sudanese operatives block newspaper editor's bailRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 18, 2016 | Sudan Tribune

    South Sudan security operatives prevented a newspaper editor from leaving court premises, despite being granted bail, journalists and family members said Alfred Taban, the founding editor of Juba Monitor was arrested on 16 July by national security agents, a day after the paper's editorial called for the removal of South Sudanese President, Salva Kiir, and the first vice president, Riek Machar, for allegedly failing to successfully implement the August 2015 peace agreement. However, family members and journalists said on Tuesday that Taban has been denied bail again after he was charged under Article 75 and 76 of the Penal Code 2008 and cannot now be granted bail.

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  14. U.S. envoy to assess humanitarian situation in Darfur, discuss peace plan : FMRead the original story

    Apr 18, 2016 | Sudan Tribune

    ... to [email protected] Kind regards, The Sudan Tribune editorial team. By Brian Adeba The replacement of South Sudan's First Vice President Riek Machar with Taban Deng is a well-tested policy that dates back to the 1980s that the ruling Sudan ...

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  15. More than 37,000 flee South Sudan for Uganda: UNRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | New Vision

    More than 90 percent of the arrivals were women and children, UNHCR said, with men forcibly recruited by armed groups and prevented from crossing the border. More than 37,000 people have fled South Sudan for neighbouring Uganda in the last three weeks following intense fighting between rival troops that left hundreds dead, the UN's refugee body said.

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  16. South Sudan soldiers allegedly raped dozens close to U.N. campRead the original story

    5 hrs ago | Texarkana Gazette

    ... and in small groups. The Protection Cluster, a group of aid workers that monitors violence against civilians in South Sudan, noted a "significant spike in reported cases was observed on 18 July when large numbers of women began leaving (the camp) to ...

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  17. South Sudan swears in new vice president as incumbent still missingRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    ... York. A fresh outbreak of violence between soldiers and opposition supporters erupted across the country just as South Sudan marked the fifth anniversary of its independence from Sudan on July 9. The U.N. refugee agency said Tuesday that more than ...

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  18. We Are Still Running: War Crimes in Leer, South SudanRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Amnesty International USA

    Amid a fresh outbreak of fighting in South Sudan, a new report by Amnesty International reveals the true horror suffered by civilians at the hands of government forces after the August 2015 peace agreement was signed. , details how South Sudanese government forces and allied militia hunted down and killed civilians, raped and abducted women, stole cattle and torched villages in opposition strongholds in Leer County, Unity State, between August and December 2015.

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  19. As South Sudan Faces Dangerous Crossroads, State Institutions Could Hold Hope for Future PeaceRead the original story

    9 hrs ago | PressReleasePoint

    A new report published today by the Enough Project points to an intentional effort by South Sudan's political elite to undermine state institutions in order to protect their corrupt extraction of national wealth and maintain power at any cost. As South Sudan's tenuous peace agreement holds, the country faces a tipping point that could lead to a new outbreak of devastating armed conflict largely driven by competition between its leaders over the spoils of power.

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  20. BC-AP News DigestRead the original story

    10 hrs ago | The Madison Press

    South Sudanese government soldiers raped dozens of ethnic Nuer women and girls last week just outside a U.N. camp where they had sought protection from renewed fighting, and at least two died from their injuries, witnesses and civilian leaders say. The rapes highlight two persistent problems in the chaotic country engulfed by civil war: targeted ethnic violence and the reluctance by U.N. peacekeepers to protect civilians.

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