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South Sudan

UN honour for South Sudanese surgeon

A South Sudanese surgeon, who spent two decades helping sick and injured in the war-torn east African nation, is the winner of a UN prize for treating thousands of people forced to flee violence and persecution.

South Sudan ceasefire violated – claim

South Sudan’s main rebel force SPLM-IO accused government forces of attacking their defensive positions a day after both sides signed a peace deal, while the UN mission said a peacekeeper was shot and wounded by a government soldier.

Peace deal not yet reality in South Sudan ghost town

Yellow flowered vines crawl through empty window frames and up crumbling brick walls. Electricity poles slant along the road, cables hanging dead from cross-arms. The sign for Malakal city council is riddled with bullet holes.

Kiir, Machar sign peace agreement

South Sudan President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar signed a peace agreement on the margins of a regional summit in Ethiopia on Wednesday.

South Sudan plane crash claims at least 19 lives

At least 19 people died in South Sudan when a small aircraft carrying passengers from Juba to Yirol crashed, an official said.
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