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South Sudan: Landlocked country in east Africa
South Sudan, officially known as the Republic of South Sudan, is a landlocked country in East Africa. It is bordered to the east by Ethiopia, to the north by Sudan, to the west by the Central African Republic, to the south-west by Democratic Republic of the Congo, to the south by Uganda and to the south east by Kenya.

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South Sudan flooding: Few shelters for displaced communities [Video]

South Sudan flooding: Few shelters for displaced communities

Thousands at risk of water-borne diseases and in desperate need of food, shelter and drinking water.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:12Published

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Two more charged over deadly Brisbane brawl that left South Sudanese community in shock

Twelve people have now been charged with the murder of teenager Girum Mekonnen, who died during a fight between two groups of African youths in Brisbane.
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South Sudanese community in shock after 'unexpected' stabbing in Brisbane

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Sudan Signs Historic Peace Deal with Rebel Groups

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Coronavirus: Fighting fake news in a refugee camp

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As South Sudan turns nine, its people remain committed to peace

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Peta Credlin apologises for inaccurately blaming South Sudanese for coronavirus outbreak

The former Abbott government advisor inaccurately suggested South Sudanese Australians were not following social distancing measures due to a lack of English literacy.
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How the search for an out-of-print book led a refugee to build a hit publishing company

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Hundreds killed in South Sudan tribal clashes: ICRC

Hundreds of civilians, including three aid workers, were killed in a series of tribal clashes in villages in South Sudan's vast Jonglei state, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said..
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South Sudan: Fresh intercommunal violence flares in Jonglei

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South Sudan vice president, wife test positive for coronavirus

South Sudan's Vice President Riek Machar and his wife Angelina Teny, who serves as defence minister, have tested positive for the coronavirus, his office said on Monday.
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South Sudan's Kiir, Machar differ over states, jeopardising unity government

South Sudan's fragile government and the peace agreement that formed it are in jeopardy after the country's president and vice president disagreed on how to share out regional states between them.
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South Sudan confirms first case of coronavirus

South Sudan has confirmed its first case of COVID-19, its vice president said on Sunday, becoming the latest African nation to report a case of the disease caused by the new coronavirus.
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Sudan's defense minister dies of heart attack in South Sudan

Sudan's minister of defense, Jamaleldin Omar, died of a heart attack on Wednesday in South Sudan's capital Juba, where he was taking part in peace talks with rebel groups, the army said.
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Wrestlers fight for peace in ravaged South Sudan

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Now to end 'long suffering': South Sudan's former rebel leader sworn in as first vice president

Former rebel leader Riek Machar was sworn in as South Sudan's first vice president on Saturday after he agreed to form a unity government with his long-time rival President Salva Kiir, a move that..
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South Sudan set to swear in former rebel leader as first vice president

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir is due to swear in former rebel leader Riek Machar as his first vice president on Saturday after the two men agreed to form a unity government, a move that could..
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Suspected Misseriya tribesmen killed at least 29 people, at least some of whom burned to death in their homes, in an attack on a village in the disputed Abyei border region of South Sudan on Wednesday,..
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The United States on Wednesday imposed sanctions South Sudanese First Vice President Taban Deng Gai, the U.S. Treasury Department said in a statement, in Washington's latest move to pressure the..
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The United States has imposed sanctions on two senior South Sudanese officials it accuses of fomenting conflict, the U.S. Treasury Department said on Monday, in its latest move to pressure the..
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The United States on Thursday threatened visa restrictions on anyone who attempts to damage the peace process in South Sudan as Washington upped its pressure on the war-torn country to form a unity..
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