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South Sudanese leaders stole millions, says U.S. actors’ rights group

South Sudanese leaders stole millions, says U.S. actors’ rights group

| September 13, 2016

(GIN)—South Sudan’s top political leaders have siphoned millions from state coffers, dating back to 2005, according to a blistering report released by a U.S. watchdog. The 65-page report, entitled “War Crimes Shouldn’t Pay,” claims South Sudan’s nearly three-year-old conflict has been fueled by battles over control of state assets and the country’s natural resources. While […]

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UN experts say violence likely for foreseeable future in South Sudan

UN experts say violence likely for foreseeable future in South Sudan

| September 1, 2015

(GIN)—A U.N. panel of experts has warned that violence will likely “remain a feature of South Sudanese life for the foreseeable future” even if warring parties agree to end their conflict. The experts shared their views with the Security Council last week. They described South Sudan as an arms bazaar, with sophisticated weapons from outside […]

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Prospects for peace in South Sudan fading fast

Prospects for peace in South Sudan fading fast

| August 18, 2015

(GIN)—Dismissing efforts, including those of President Obama, to sign off on a peace agreement and end the 20-month long civil war in the world’s newest nation, South Sudanese President Salva Kiir declined to sign, saying he needed more time for consultations. President Kiir’s team reportedly had “reservations” over the deal and wanted an additional 15 […]

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Patience exhausted, Obama seeks August deadline for end to South Sudan war

Patience exhausted, Obama seeks August deadline for end to South Sudan war

| July 28, 2015

(GIN)—President Barack Obama, in a meeting with regional African leaders, threatened new sanctions for the warring factions in South Sudan if a peace deal is not be reached by Aug. 17. “The possibilities of renewed conflict… is something that requires urgent attention from all of us,” Obama said. “We don’t have a lot of time […]

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Troubles best new nation of South Sudan

Troubles best new nation of South Sudan

| December 27, 2013

Leaders of South Sudan are struggling to contain an uprising within the ruling party of President Salva Kiir, who sacked his entire cabinet in July.

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