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Watch: Indian troops gear up for peace mission in South Sudan [Video]

Watch: Indian troops gear up for peace mission in South Sudan

Another batch of Indian peacekeepers is all set to leave for peace mission in South Sudan."Indian troops are most sought after troops in UN. Reason is our culture teaches Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam. Taking..

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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.

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South Sudan's president Salva Kiir said he and the country's main former rebel leader reached a deal on Tuesday to form a long-delayed unity government.
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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. imposes sanctions on South Sudan officials for perpetuating conflict

The United States on Monday imposed sanctions on two South Sudanese officials it accused of fomenting conflict, the U.S. Treasury Department announced 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

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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

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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

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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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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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South Sudan's Machar says won't join unity government by Nov. 12 deadline

South Sudan's main opposition leader called on Wednesday for a six-month extension to a deadline of Nov. 12 for forming a unity government, confirming the country's peace process would not adhere to..
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A new exhibition highlights malnutrition in the Central African Republic, South Sudan and Liberia.
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U.S., UK and Norway urge South Sudan to meet deadline for transitional government

The United States, the United Kingdom and Norway urged political parties in South Sudan to meet a Nov. 12 deadline to form a transitional government.
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South Sudan's opposition leader warns of return to civil war

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JUBA, South Sudan (AP) - South Sudan's opposition leader Riek Machar warned Sunday that the country could return to civil war if a coalition government is formed by a Nov. 12 deadline and he asked for..
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U.S. imposes sanctions on two South Sudanese businessmen for fraud, bribery

The United States on Friday imposed sanctions on two South Sudanese businessmen, Ashraf Seed Ahmed Al-Cardinal and Kur Ajing Ater, for their involvement in bribery, kickbacks and procurement fraud with..
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George Clooney & John Prendergast: Violence is the business model in South Sudan

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Mia Farrow on world hunger : "Hopelessness is a luxury we can't afford"

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United Nations sees increase in child soldiers recruited in South Sudan

Forced recruitment of child soldiers is increasing in South Sudan despite a peace deal last year, the head of a United Nations investigating body said on Monday, adding that a return to full-blown..
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Sudan prime minister visits South Sudan to back new peace roadmap with rebels

Sudan's new Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok flew to South Sudan on Thursday on a two-day visit to cement a new plan for peace talks with many of the rebel groups fighting against the government, brokered..
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South Sudan parties agree to form interim government by November 12

South Sudan President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar have agreed to form a transitional government by the middle of November, the country's information minister said on Wednesday.
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Sudan's prime minister to join peace talks in Juba with rebels

New Sudan prime minister Abdalla Hamdok will head to South Sudan for peace talks between the ruling sovereign council and rebel leaders, the information minister said on Tuesday.
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Ebola preparations falter in war‑weary South Sudan

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South Sudan's Machar to meet president, discuss stalled peace deal

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Attackers kill two aid workers in western Ethiopia: aid group, U.N.

Unidentified attackers killed two aid workers who were returning from a refugee camp in an western Ethiopia region that shares a border with South Sudan, their aid group and a U.N. organization said.
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South Sudan's President Salva Kiir on Monday replaced his Foreign Minister Nhial Deng Nhial with his former Gender Minister Awut Deng Acuil as part of a minor tweak to his cabinet, a government..
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A South Sudanese rebel group said it killed eight soldiers in the south of the nation on Tuesday, underlining the fragility of the oil-rich east African country after a partially implemented peace deal..
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South Sudan’s journalists' union said on Tuesday that security agents had detained two of its members in the past two weeks.
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Unknown gunmen killed a U.N. peacekeeper and six civilians in the disputed region of Abyei on the border between Sudan and South Sudan, the regional governor said on Wednesday.
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Model Adut Akech has been announced as the Melbourne Fashion Week ambassador, some four years since she launched her career at the event.
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More than 100 civilians killed in South Sudan violence after peace deal: U.N. report

South Sudan's army and several armed groups killed more than 100 civilians in a surge in violence in a southern region of the country after the signing of a peace deal last year, a U.N. report said on..
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South Sudan lawmakers quit budget presentation over unpaid public salaries

South Sudanese lawmakers stormed out of a budget presentation for the 2019/20 financial year by the finance minister on Thursday, with one citing frustrations over non-payment of salaries of civil..
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