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South Sudan talks planned for Addis Ababa

South Sudanese rebel leader Riek Machar accepted an invitation from the Ethiopian Prime Minister for talks with South Sudanese president Salva Kiir in Addis Ababa next week, a spokesman for Machar said.

Sudan cuts ties with North Korea

Sudan has cut all defence ties with North Korea, a rare admission it used to have such ties in the first place.

UN aid chief backs stepping up South Sudan sanctions

A top UN aid official backs a decision by major powers to renew sanctions on South Sudanese leaders and consider imposing asset freezes and travel bans to pressure all sides to end the five-year conflict.

Some South Sudan sanctions extended

The UN Security Council voted to renew some sanctions on South Sudan through mid-July and consider imposing travel bans and asset freezes on six South Sudanese leaders if the country’s conflict does not stop by June 30.

South Sudan ceasefire breached - claims

South Sudan’s army massacred civilians, burned children alive and gang-raped women after a supposed ceasefire with rebels in December, according to reports by monitors appointed by the country’s East African neighbours on a five-year-old civil war.
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