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Tense 1st meeting of South Sudan armed leaders since peace

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Stepping out of a helicopter last week, South Sudan armed opposition commander Ashab Khamis came face-to-face with his rival in a crushing five-year civil war, army Gen. Keer Kiir Keer. The meeting, witnessed by The...

 

South Africa to invest $1 billion in South Sudan oil sector

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan's oil minister says South Africa will invest $1 billion into the war-torn country's oil sector in what would be the largest investment in the East African country's history. Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth confirmed...

 

Fighting breaks out in South Sudan 2 days after peace deal

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Fighting has broken out in South Sudan two days after the warring sides signed what the government called a "final final" peace agreement to end the civil war. Each side blames the other for the attacks. Clashes erupted Fri...

 

Oil-rich South Sudan to resume production in war-hit region

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Emboldened by a new peace deal, civil war-torn South Sudan says it will resume oil production in a key region next month to make up for more than $4 billion of revenue lost during years of fighting. South Sudan, with...

 

South Sudan's warring sides agree to permanent cease-fire

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan's warring parties on Wednesday agreed to a permanent cease-fire to take effect in 72 hours, as long-suffering citizens wondered whether this latest attempt at peace would fall apart as well. South Sudan's...

 

'I can go days without eating': Hunger rises in South Sudan

KANDAK, South Sudan (AP) — "I'm afraid I'll starve to death," said Gatdin Bol. Curled on a dirt floor, the frail 65-year-old said he survives only by eating fruit from the trees in this remote South Sudanese town in the shadow of civil war. Three...

 

South Sudan oil money corruptly funds civil war, say reports

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan's state-owned oil company has been "captured by predatory elites" and is being used to fund the country's civil war, including a government-aligned militia accused of human rights abuses, according reports by tw...

 

Oil-rich South Sudan faces fuel shortage as 'people suffer'

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — "In September there was no fuel anywhere," Samson Kamuya says. The exhausted 45-year-old hangs his head. He's been waiting four days at a gas station in South Sudan's capital, Juba, to no avail. Wedged among hundreds of...

 

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