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Rebel alliance claims attack on personal assets amounts to a violation of the ceasefire agreement

The new alliance of opposition forces has filed a strong worded complaint with IGAD – the regional body trying to mediate a peaceful settlement in the world’s newest nation – accusing the government in Juba of another ceasefire violation after a series of seemingly non-violation associated but highly damaging attacks launched by Juba against interests directly and indirectly related to the members of their group.

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Malong: Ateny Wek unfit to label me a rebel

Following the labeling of ex-SPLA Chief of General Staff by Presidential Spokesperson Ateny Wek as “a rebel”, the former was quick to rubbish him back saying the Presidential Spokesperson is “a nobody and unfit to pronounce my name let alone label me as a rebel.”

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South Sudan anticipates mass exodus of refugees after Twitter 280-character expansion

South Sudan anticipates many more of its population to flee the country as Twitter doubles its character limit, Saakam has learned.

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Catalonia to open its first embassy in South Sudan

In what appears to be one of its first diplomatic moves as the world’s youngest independent nation, Catalonia has announced it will open one of its first embassies in South Sudan.

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Sudan to contribute 800 forces to protect UNMISS’s RPF from SPLA assaults

It has emerged that the United Nations Security Council this week has unanimously approved a resolution to create and rapidly deploy a 1,000-strong elite unit, of which Sudan has agreed to contribute 80%, whose sole purpose will be to protect the other regional forces sent there to protect civilians.

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Ex army chief Malong calls for regional protection force before return to Juba

Former SPLA Chief of General Staff Gen. Paul Malong is preconditioning that a regional protection force – preferably from Kenya – be present in Juba, the capital of South Sudan, before he sets foot there.

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