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South Sudan: Landlocked country in northeastern Africa
South Sudan, officially known as the Republic of South Sudan is a landlocked country in East-Central Africa. It gained independence from the Republic of the Sudan in 2011, making it the most recent sovereign state or country with widespread recognition. Its capital and largest city is Juba.

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South Sudan struggles to unite armed forces under peace deal [Video]

South Sudan struggles to unite armed forces under peace deal

Warring sides partially formed a transitional government last Saturday, but a crucial part of the 2018 peace deal is yet to be completed.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:47Published
South Sudan forms transitional unity government [Video]

South Sudan forms transitional unity government

The warring sides signed a power-sharing deal on Saturday to end years of conflict, but some have expressed doubts over it.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:35Published
South Sudan rehabilitation centres struggling to serve those with disabilities [Video]

South Sudan rehabilitation centres struggling to serve those with disabilities

Decades of violence in South Sudan have caused many disabilities and hampered efforts to help.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:06Published
Rebel leader in South Sudan sworn in as vice president of government meant to end war [Video]

Rebel leader in South Sudan sworn in as vice president of government meant to end war

Rebel leader Riek Machar became vice president in South Sudan as the country reeling from civil war tries to form a coalition for the third time.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:00Published
South Sudan's rival leaders form coalition government [Video]

South Sudan's rival leaders form coalition government

Opposition leader Riek Machar was sworn in on Saturday as the deputy of President Salva Kiir.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:35Published
South Sudan Government : rebel leader Machar sworn in as first vice-president [Video]

South Sudan Government : rebel leader Machar sworn in as first vice-president

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 02:39Published
'Silencing the guns': AU leaders seek end to regional conflicts [Video]

'Silencing the guns': AU leaders seek end to regional conflicts

Ways to end violence in countries such as Libya and South Sudan high on agenda of African Union summit held in Ethiopia.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:37Published
South Sudan flooding worsens humanitarian crisis [Video]

South Sudan flooding worsens humanitarian crisis

The World Food Programme is warning that the number of people in need of aid in South Sudan will increase this year.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:03Published

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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

South Sudanese wrestler Kur Bol Jok strode into the arena, his chest - smeared with ashes and dust - puffed out as he faced his opponent, bracing for the fight.
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South Sudan’s rivals form unity government meant to end war

south sudan’s rivals form unity government meant to end war
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan opened a new chapter in its fragile emergence from civil war Saturday as rival leaders formed a coalition government that many observers prayed would last this..
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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 rivals Salvaa Kiir and Riek Machar strike unity deal

The deal is intended to end six years of conflict which has killed some 400,000 people.
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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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South Sudan rebel leader to be appointed vice president

south sudan rebel leader to be appointed vice president
South Sudan President Salva Kiir will on Friday formally appoint rebel leader Riek Machar as vice president, ahead of a swearing-in ceremony on Saturday, the information minister says. Kiir had..
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South Sudan's president, opposition leader agree to form unity government

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir and ex-vice president and opposition leader Riek Machar agreed Thursday to form a unity government on Saturday, a long-delayed step towards ending six years of war...
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South Sudan to form unity government by Saturday deadline

south sudan to form unity government by saturday deadline
South Sudan's former rebel leader Riek Machar said he has agreed to form a unity government with President Salva Kiir by Saturday's deadline, following talks at state house on Thursday. ......
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Nigeria ranks 174 globally for child flourishing, survival

nigeria ranks 174 globally for child flourishing, survival
In a landmark report released by a Commission convened by the World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) and The Lancet on Tuesday, Nigeria ranked 174 for performance on..
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Locust swarms: South Sudan latest to be hit by invasion

The ravenous pests have devoured crops and pasture threatening a food crisis in East Africa.
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South Sudan rebels reject president’s peace compromise

south sudan rebels reject president’s peace compromise
JUBA: South Sudan rebels rejected on Sunday a peace offer by President Salva Kiir to return to a system of 10 states, paving the way for a unity government. The rejection by rebel chief Riek Machar..
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South Sudan peace talks: Machar and Kiir in deadlock over states

Riek Machar is not satisfied by President Salva Kiir's offer to reduce the number of states.
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South Sudan President Offers Key Compromise for Peace

south sudan president offers key compromise for peace
South Sudan's president said on Saturday he would return to a system of 10 states, a key opposition demand, paving the way for a unity government and an end to the country's civil war. "The compromise..
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South Sudan cuts number of states from 32 to 10, unlocking peace process

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir said on Saturday he was cutting the number of states from 32 to 10, unlocking a stalled peace deal and paving the way for the formation of a long- awaited unity..
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Birth defects soar in South Sudan oil patch

Emerging from civil war and famine, South Sudan has become increasingly dependent on its vast oil reserves. But troubling reports of widespread contamination and birth defects have many worried about..
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South Sudan Olympic athlete says he plans to take home message of peace

Abraham Majok, a South Sudanese 1,500m runner training in Japan for the Tokyo Olympics, aims to bring back two things to his war-torn country after the Games: an Olympic medal and a message on the..
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Tribal attack in disputed South Sudan border region kills 29

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 Australian musician fighting racist narratives about African migrants

Born in war-ravaged South Sudan, Titan Debirioun came to Australia as a four-year-old with no parents. Today he is one of the strongest voices fighting for social justice for his community.
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U.S. imposes sanctions on South Sudanese vice president

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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Peter Biar Ajak: Imprisoned Cambridge student released, lawyer says

Peter Biar Ajak was an outspoken critic of South Sudan and had been detained there since July 2018.
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Prominent South Sudan economist, 30 others pardoned by President Kiir

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir on Thursday pardoned dozens of prisoners including a prominent economist jailed for giving interviews to foreign media, saying it was a goodwill gesture to rejuvenate..
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Pope, religious leaders, send South Sudan rivals Christmas peace appeal

Pope Francis and two other religious leaders sent out an extraordinary Christmas appeal on Wednesday to the leaders of South Sudan to keep their promise to form at least a transitional unity government..
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South Sudan's Kiir and Machar say they will form government

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir and former rebel leader Riek Machar have agreed to form a transitional unity government even if they fail to resolve all their differences before a new deadline, the..
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South Sudan's Kiir says unity government will be formed

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir said he had reached a deal with former rebel leader Riek Machar on Tuesday to form a transitional unity government even if they fail to resolve all their differences..
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United States hits South Sudanese officials with sanctions

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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U.S. threatens visa restrictions over South Sudan peace process

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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Famine stalks millions in South Sudan after droughts, floods: U.N.

Famine threatens the lives of up to 5.5 million people in South Sudan, where droughts and flooding have destroyed crops and livestock, compounding "intense political instability", the United Nations..
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Climate change: Methane pulse detected from South Sudan wetlands

Emissions from the region made a major contribution to global greenhouse gas levels in 2010-2016.
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U.S. sanctions five South Sudan officials over killings of government critics

The United States has imposed sanctions on five South Sudanese officials it says are responsible for the likely murders of two human rights activists in 2017, as Washington piles more pressure on the..
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Sudan resumes peace talks with opposition in Juba

sudan resumes peace talks with opposition in juba
JUBA, Dec.11 (Xinhua) -- Sudan's transitional government resumed peace talks on Tuesday evening in Juba, South Sudan capital, with various armed opposition groups that fought against the regime of..
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U.N. sends troops to halt bout of ethnic violence in South Sudan

The United Nations has sent a contingent of peacekeepers to an area of central South Sudan where about 80 people have been killed in a bout of fighting between two ethnic communities, the U.N. and a..
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65 Indians taken hostage in various countries during 2017-19: Government to Lok Sabha

"As per available information, 65 Indians have been taken hostage in various countries during the last two years and the current year," he said. Out of the list of 65 Indians kidnapped, the maximum..
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U.S. recalls ambassador from South Sudan after unity government failure

The United States has recalled its ambassador from South Sudan after the leaders of formerly warring factions failed to agree on a unity government, the U.S. State Department said on Monday.
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Humanitarian situation remains very serious in South Sudan: UN

humanitarian situation remains very serious in south sudan: un
UNITED NATIONS, Nov. 22 (Xinhua) -- The humanitarian situation remains very serious in South Sudan and it is anticipated that 7.5 million people will be in need...
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South Sudan, UN to immunize 144,000 against cholera

south sudan, un to immunize 144,000 against cholera
JUBA, Nov. 17 (Xinhua) -- UN agencies in collaboration with South Sudan's health ministry will launch a vaccination exercise on Monday targeting some 144,033 people against cholera in Renk, a county..
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U.S. to reevaluate South Sudan ties after unity government deadline passes

The United States on Wednesday said it was "gravely disappointed" with South Sudan's failure to form a unity government by a Nov. 12 deadline and would "reevaluate" its relationship with the African..
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Pope wants to visit South Sudan next year, urges unity government

Pope Francis said on Sunday he wanted to make his postponed visit to South Sudan next year, and he urged the country's leaders to overcome their divisions and bring an end to the suffering of its..
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'Emergency unfolding' in flooded South Sudan

People are finding it increasingly difficult to cope with the aftermath of the flooding, the UN says.
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South Sudan president, ex-rebel leader to delay formation of unity government: Uganda

South Sudan's president and a former rebel leader agreed on Thursday to delay forming a unity government for 100 days beyond the Nov. 12 deadline, Uganda's presidency said, buying time after concerns..
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Reporting from South Sudan

60 Minutes producers describe "one of the worst places on the planet" after a trip to South Sudan to report on famine and food aid
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IOM suspends some Ebola screening after three aid workers killed in South Sudan

United Nations migration organization body IOM said on Wednesday it had suspended some of its screening services for Ebola after three of its aid workers were killed in South Sudan in the latest..
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South Sudan's Machar urges delay to unity government as peace efforts stall

South Sudan's main opposition accused the government on Wednesday of failing to push through a peace deal and called for a six-month delay in the formation of a unity administration, casting a shadow..
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