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2017-03-27 National Dialogues - Can the AU Make a Difference?
[ISS] President Salva Kiir's announcement of forthcoming national dialogues in South Sudan has been controversial.

2017-03-26 Govt Rebuffs UN Push for Gay-Marriage
[East African] South Sudan has turned down the UN request to adopt a recommendation legalising same-sex marriage.

2017-03-27 UN - Six Aid Workers Killed in an Ambush
[Al Jazeera] Six aid workers have been killed in an ambush in famine-hit South Sudan, the United Nations said on Sunday, without specifying what organisation they worked for.

2017-03-27 Sudan Works With Chad, France to Find Kidnapped Frenchman
[RFI] Sudanese security agents have launched a search for a Frenchman who was kidnapped in neighbouring Chad on Thursday. Officials in Khartoum say this follows Chadian Security Minister Ahmat Mahamat Bachir's announcement oin Friday that the man, who works for a mining company, had been taken to their country.

2017-03-27 Hassabo Meets With President of South Sudan State
[SNA] Nairobi -Vice - President of the Republic, Hassabo Mohamed Abdul-Rahman, met Saturday evening in Nairobi with the President of South Sudan State, Salva Kiir, on the sidelines of the sidelines of the IGAD summit on the Somali refugees.

2017-03-27 Sudanese - American Coordination to Confront Humanitarian Challenge in South Sudan
[SNA] Khartoum -The Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Abdul-Ghani Al-Naeem, received in his office Sunday the American Charge d'Affaires to Sudan, Steven Koutsis, and discussed the humanitarian situation in South Sudan State and means of coordination and cooperation to address the situation there.

2017-03-25 Salva Kiir Is Ignoring Famine - UN Chief
[Al Jazeera] UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has accused South Sudan's government of ignoring the plight of 100,000 people suffering from famine , 7.5 million in need of humanitarian aid and thousands more fleeing fighting .

2017-03-24 Security Council and Region Must 'Speak With One Voice,' End Suffering in South Sudan - UN Chief
[UN News] United Nations Secretary-General AntĂ³nio Guterres today stressed the need for the leadership of South Sudan to achieve an immediate cessation of hostilities, restore the peace process and ensure unrestricted humanitarian access in order to pull the world's youngest country back from the abyss, and back from a widening famine.

2017-03-24 South Sudan Shows Zero Tolerance to Murle Abductors - Ambassador
[Ethiopian Herald] South Sudan is committed to work in concert with the Ethiopian government in combating the infamous acts of some Murle abductors who frequently killed and kidnapped innocent civilians in Gambela state, the country's ambassador to Ethiopia stated.

2017-03-23 Govt Ready to Send Extra Troops to South Sudan
[New Times] Rwanda is prepared to send more peacekeepers to be part of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), the acting Defence and Military Spokesperson, Lt Col René Ngendahimana, has confirmed.

2017-03-25 Foreign Secretary Statement At the UNSC Briefing On South Sudan
[PR Newswire] London -Foreign Secretary Statement at the UN Security Council briefing on South Sudan, Thursday 23 March 2017.

2017-03-24 Ghandour and Mayan Discuss Salva Kiir Visit to Sudan
[SNA] Khartoum -Foreign Minister, Prof. Ibrahim Ghandour received, Thursday, at his office, the Ambassador of the South Sudan State to Sudan, Mayan Dot.

2017-03-22 First Wave of Regional Protection Force to Deploy Within Weeks
[VOA] The outgoing United Nations undersecretary general for peacekeeping operations said Tuesday that he expects to see the first wave of a regional protection force to arrive in South Sudan within the next few weeks.

2017-03-22 Khartoum to the Rescue As Famine Ravages South Sudan
[East African] Sudan has donated 15 metric tonnes of food and medical supplies to its neighbour South Sudan.

2017-03-22 Museveni in New Push for Peace in South Sudan
[East African] Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has stepped up efforts to end conflict in South Sudan, in separate meetings with key leaders from the UK and China.The first meeting was between President Museveni and Boris Johnson, the UK Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on March 15, where conflict in South Sudan was discussed.

2017-03-22 South Sudan, Equatorial Guinea Seal Oil, Gas Deal
[East African] South Sudan and Equatorial Guinea have unveiled an oil and gas partnership.

2017-03-22 UN Peacekeeping Chief Urges Political Solution for Crisis
[UN News] The security situation in South Sudan is "very worrisome," the head of United Nations peacekeeping operations today said, warning that the number of people fleeing the country showing no signs of slowing, and calling for a political solution to the hostilities.

2017-03-21 Govt to Appoint Judges in EACJ Divisions
[East African] South Sudan will soon appoint a judge to sit in the First Instance Division of the Arusha-based East African Court of Justice (EACJ).

2017-03-21 South Sudan Needs Peace As Much As Food
[IRIN] Nairobi -The declaration of famine in two counties of South Sudan last month led to immediate pledges of aid. Grave editorials called on Western governments to prioritise relief efforts to the needy, despite the shortcomings of the government and the ongoing civil war.

2017-03-21 Plane Carrying 21 Crashes in Wau, Causing Some Injuries
[VOA] A plane that was carrying more than 20 people has crashed in the South Sudanese city of Wau, causing some injuries, but reportedly no deaths.

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