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2018-02-20 Minister of Animal Resources Affirms Importance of Boosting Cooperation With Juba
[SNA] Khartoum -Minister of Animal Resources, Gumaa Aror, has underlined importance of boosting joint cooperation and consolidating the historic and eternal relations between Sudan and South Sudan State.

2018-02-20 Police Officers Awarded UN Medals for Outstanding Service in Juba
[New Times] A total of 183 Rwandan police officers, including 30 women, were on Monday awarded UN medals for their diligence and dedicated service under the United Nations Mission in South Sudan.

2018-02-19 South African Faces Death Penalty in Espionage Case
[VOA] A South African man is facing a possible death sentence in South Sudan, after none of the key defense witnesses showed up at his trial on espionage charges and conspiracy to overthrow the government.

2018-02-19 Rebels to Release Abducted Kenyan Pilots
[Nation] After more than a month in captivity, two Kenyan pilots detained by rebels in South Sudan could finally be heading home.

2018-02-17 South Sudan Opposition: Govt Lacks Will to Work for Peace
[VOA] The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) on Friday adjourned the South Sudan peace talks for three weeks. An IGAD envoy did not say why, but opposition parties questioned the government delegation's commitment to finding solutions.

2018-02-16 More Regional Protection Forces Arrive in Juba
[VOA] More foreign troops arrived in South Sudan's capital as part of the U.N. Security Council-mandated Regional Protection Force (RFP). But a South Sudanese analyst says the additional peacekeepers will have no impact on the country's deadly conflict if they are not deployed outside of Juba.

2018-02-16 Signs of Progress in Peace Talks
[East African] South Sudan peace talks in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa show signs of progress after nearly two weeks marked by boycotts and walkouts.

2018-02-16 Opposition Member Sentenced to Death
[CAJ News] Khartoum -HUMAN rights groups are enraged at the sentencing to death of the spokesperson of Riek Machar, the expelled South Sudan Vice President.

2018-02-16 River-Based Transport to Resume Between White Nile State and South Sudan
[Radio Dabanga] Kosti -River-based transport between Sudan and South Sudan is set to resume. The government started preparing the river-based means of transport in order to resume trade with South Sudan after a republican decree to open trade with the border countries.

2018-02-16 Trade Minister Announces Resumption of Exchange of Goods and Services Between White Nile State and South Sudan
[SNA] Kosti -The Minister of Trade Hatem Al-Sari has announced resumption of border trade and the exchange of goods and services between the White Nile State and the State of Southern Sudan in implementation of the directives of the President of the Republic and the outcome of the national dialogue.

2018-02-14 Govt Bulldoze Houses in Bor; Residents Flee Fighting in Yei River
[VOA] Hundreds of residents of the Jonglei State capital of Bor are sleeping under the stars after local authorities demolished their houses Tuesday to make way for new roads.

2018-02-13 Vested Interests Could Stifle U.S. Arms Embargo
[East African] The US government's hope on Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia and Sudan to lead the way in enforcing an arms embargo against South Sudan will be tested by deeply rooted vested interests in the region.

2018-02-14 Civil War Drives More Children Onto the Streets, Into Work
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Aweil -In the capital Juba, up to 3,000 children live on the street, and that number is increasing daily

2018-02-13 Rebels Seek Help to Quash Machar's Spokesman Death Penalty
[East African] South Sudanese rebels are seeking the intervention of the region and international community to help quash a death penalty handed to a top rebel official.

2018-02-13 St. George Advance to Next Round With Win Over Wau Salaam On Forfeiture
[Ethiopian Herald] Saint George earned a 3-0 forfeiture over the South Sudanese side Wau Salaam in the first leg of the CAF Champions League preliminary round set to take place at the Addis Ababa stadium on Sunday.

2018-02-13 UNICEF - 'Child Soldiers Want to Continue Their Education'
[Deutsche Welle] Roughly 19,000 children are still part of armed groups today in South Sudan. On the international day against the use of child soldiers, we spoke to UNICEF about the future of these children.

2018-02-13 Minister Says Resuming Border Trade With South Sudan Combats Smuggling
[SNA] Khartoum -The Minister for Trade Hatim al Sir said resumption of border trade with south Sudan will help combat smuggling of commodities and control the movement of trade.

2018-02-13 South Sudan Arms Embargo 'Weakens' Salva Kiir
[Atlantic Council] The US arms embargo on South Sudan not only sends a strong signal to South Sudanese President Salva Kiir, but ultimately "weakens his ability to hold on to power by force," according to the Atlantic Council's J. Peter Pham.

2018-02-12 Peace Talks Stall After Govt Objection
[East African] The South Sudan peace talks, which started on February 5 in Addis Ababa, have stalled after the government delegation objected to a clause calling for punitive measures against saboteurs of the peace process.

2018-02-12 Govt Objects to Rules for Peace Talks
[VOA] South Sudan's government Friday declined to sign an agreement on rules to facilitate discussion aimed at reviving the country's collapsed 2015 peace deal.

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