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Landlocked country in east Africa

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South Sudan: Landlocked country in east Africa
South Sudan, officially known as the Republic of South Sudan, is a landlocked country in East-Central Africa. It is bordered to the east by Ethiopia, to the north by Sudan, to the west by the Central African Republic, to the south-west by Democratic Republic of the Congo, to the south by Uganda and to the south east by Kenya.

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Two more charged over deadly Brisbane brawl that left South Sudanese community in shock

Twelve people have now been charged with the murder of teenager Girum Mekonnen, who died during a fight between two groups of African youths in Brisbane.
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South Sudanese community in shock after 'unexpected' stabbing in Brisbane

Community leaders say those involved in the brawl are "outliers" in the community.
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Peta Credlin apologises for inaccurately blaming South Sudanese for coronavirus outbreak

The former Abbott government advisor inaccurately suggested South Sudanese Australians were not following social distancing measures due to a lack of English literacy.
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How the search for an out-of-print book led a refugee to build a hit publishing company

Peter Deng came to Australia as a refugee from South Sudan after spending a decade in a Kenyan refugee camp. He has now established an independent book publishing company at the centre of a worldwide..
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Hundreds killed in South Sudan tribal clashes: ICRC

Hundreds of civilians, including three aid workers, were killed in a series of tribal clashes in villages in South Sudan's vast Jonglei state, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said..
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South Sudan vice president, wife test positive for coronavirus

South Sudan's Vice President Riek Machar and his wife Angelina Teny, who serves as defence minister, have tested positive for the coronavirus, his office said on Monday.
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South Sudan's Kiir, Machar differ over states, jeopardising unity government

South Sudan's fragile government and the peace agreement that formed it are in jeopardy after the country's president and vice president disagreed on how to share out regional states between them.
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South Sudan confirms first case of coronavirus

South Sudan has confirmed its first case of COVID-19, its vice president said on Sunday, becoming the latest African nation to report a case of the disease caused by the new coronavirus.
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Sudan's defense minister dies of heart attack in South Sudan

Sudan's minister of defense, Jamaleldin Omar, died of a heart attack on Wednesday in South Sudan's capital Juba, where he was taking part in peace talks with rebel groups, the army said.
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Wrestlers fight for peace in ravaged South Sudan

South Sudanese wrestler Kur Bol Jok strode into the arena, his chest - smeared with ashes and dust - puffed out as he faced his opponent, bracing for the fight.
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Now to end 'long suffering': South Sudan's former rebel leader sworn in as first vice president

Former rebel leader Riek Machar was sworn in as South Sudan's first vice president on Saturday after he agreed to form a unity government with his long-time rival President Salva Kiir, a move that..
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South Sudan set to swear in former rebel leader as first vice president

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir is due to swear in former rebel leader Riek Machar as his first vice president on Saturday after the two men agreed to form a unity government, a move that could..
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South Sudan to form unity government by Saturday deadline

South Sudan's former rebel leader Riek Machar said he has agreed to form a unity government with President Salva Kiir by Saturday's deadline, following talks at state house on Thursday.
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South Sudan cuts number of states from 32 to 10, unlocking peace process

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir said on Saturday he was cutting the number of states from 32 to 10, unlocking a stalled peace deal and paving the way for the formation of a long- awaited unity..
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South Sudan Olympic athlete says he plans to take home message of peace

Abraham Majok, a South Sudanese 1,500m runner training in Japan for the Tokyo Olympics, aims to bring back two things to his war-torn country after the Games: an Olympic medal and a message on the..
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Tribal attack in disputed South Sudan border region kills 29

Suspected Misseriya tribesmen killed at least 29 people, at least some of whom burned to death in their homes, in an attack on a village in the disputed Abyei border region of South Sudan on Wednesday,..
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The Australian musician fighting racist narratives about African migrants

Born in war-ravaged South Sudan, Titan Debirioun came to Australia as a four-year-old with no parents. Today he is one of the strongest voices fighting for social justice for his community.
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U.S. imposes sanctions on South Sudanese vice president

The United States on Wednesday imposed sanctions South Sudanese First Vice President Taban Deng Gai, the U.S. Treasury Department said in a statement, in Washington's latest move to pressure the..
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Prominent South Sudan economist, 30 others pardoned by President Kiir

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir on Thursday pardoned dozens of prisoners including a prominent economist jailed for giving interviews to foreign media, saying it was a goodwill gesture to rejuvenate..
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Pope, religious leaders, send South Sudan rivals Christmas peace appeal

Pope Francis and two other religious leaders sent out an extraordinary Christmas appeal on Wednesday to the leaders of South Sudan to keep their promise to form at least a transitional unity government..
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South Sudan's Kiir and Machar say they will form government

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir and former rebel leader Riek Machar have agreed to form a transitional unity government even if they fail to resolve all their differences before a new deadline, the..
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South Sudan's Kiir says unity government will be formed

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir said he had reached a deal with former rebel leader Riek Machar on Tuesday to form a transitional unity government even if they fail to resolve all their differences..
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South Sudan president, ex-rebel leader agree to form unity government: President Kiir

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. 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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