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South Sudanese Govt Ordered To Pay $4,000 To Each Foreign Aid Workers Raped In Hotel Raid

A South Sudanese military court on Thursday ordered the government to pay 4,000 dollars in damages to each of the five foreign aid workers raped in a 2016 hotel raid on a hotel in the capital Juba, as well as

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South Sudan President Salva Kiir Gets Tenure Extension

South Sudan’s parliament has voted to extend President Salva Kiir’s term in office until 2021 amid failure to hold elections this year. Mr Kiir has been in power since South Sudan’s independence in 2011 and elections in 2015 were also

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Teenager Sentenced To Death For Killing Her Rapist Husband

A court in Sudan has sentenced a 19-year-old woman to death for killing her husband after he raped her. The judge at the court in Omdurman confirmed the death penalty after the husband’s family refused the possibility of financial compensation.

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Bizzare! ‘Children Forced To Watch Their Mothers Raped, Killed’

Children in South Sudan have been forced to watch their mothers being raped and killed, the UN says. A report by UN human rights investigators says that 40 officials may be individually responsible for war crimes and crimes against humanity.

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UN Security Council rejects arms embargo on South Sudan

The UN Security Council on Friday rejected a US-drafted resolution on imposing an arms embargo and sanctions on South Sudan amid divisions over how to pressure leaders to end the three-year war. The measure presented by the United States garnered

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Under pressure, South Sudan agrees to 4,000 new peacekeepers

South Sudan has agreed to the deployment of a 4,000-strong regional protection force approved by the U.N. Security Council after first rejecting the peacekeepers as a violation of its sovereignty. Sunday’s announcement came after the Security Council met with South

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India suggests citizens not to travel to South Sudan

Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday suggested its nationals not to travel to South Sudan. “Indian nationals are advised not to travel to South Sudan. “Please register yourself with Indian Embassy and do not panic,’’ Swaraj said. Meanwhile,

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South Sudan: U.S. evacuates embassy staff amid ‘sudden and serious’ fighting

The United States is evacuating non-emergency staff from its embassy in South Sudan, after an escalation of fighting in the capital that has killed scores including a Chinese U.N. peacekeeper. The State Department said the security situation in Juba Sunday

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