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More time needed to achieve peace, South Sudan rebels say

More time needed to achieve peace, South Sudan rebels sayBy Denis Dumo JUBA (Reuters) – South Sudanese rebels said on Thursday that more time is needed to secure lasting peace in the country and it would be necessary to address the root causes of a civil war. “There is no shortcut to peace,” the group said in a statement after peace talks in Ethiopia between its leader Riek Machar and President Salva Kiir, the first time the two men had met since 2016, when a peace deal collapsed and fighting re-erupted between their forces. SPLM/SPLA (IO) said the solution to the five-year civil war, which has killed tens of thousands of people and forced more than 3 million people to flee their homes, was to revisit the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA).



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South Sudan president Kiir departs for Ethiopia ahead of peace talks

South Sudan president Kiir departs for Ethiopia ahead of peace talksSouth Sudan President Salva Kiir left the capital on Wednesday and headed to Ethiopia ahead of a planned meeting with his rival and rebel leader Riek Machar ahead of planned talks to try to negotiate an end to a five-year-old civil war, an official said. “IGAD has decided to call face-to-face dialogue between our president and Riek Machar on outstanding issues,” Awut Deng, a senior member of Kiir’s delegation, said before departing, referring to the regional East African bloc.



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South Sudan president Kiir departs for Ethiopia ahead of peace talks

South Sudan president Kiir departs for Ethiopia ahead of peace talksSouth Sudan President Salva Kiir left the capital on Wednesday and headed to Ethiopia ahead of a planned meeting with his rival and rebel leader Riek Machar ahead of planned talks to try to negotiate an end to a five-year-old civil war, an official said. “IGAD has decided to call face-to-face dialogue between our president and Riek Machar on outstanding issues,” Awut Deng, a senior member of Kiir’s delegation, said before departing, referring to the regional East African bloc.



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South Sudan president Kiir departs for Ethiopia ahead of peace talks

South Sudan president Kiir departs for Ethiopia ahead of peace talksSouth Sudan President Salva Kiir left the capital on Wednesday and headed to Ethiopia ahead of a planned meeting with his rival and rebel leader Riek Machar ahead of planned talks to try to negotiate an end to a five-year-old civil war, an official said. “IGAD has decided to call face-to-face dialogue between our president and Riek Machar on outstanding issues,” Awut Deng, a senior member of Kiir’s delegation, said before departing, referring to the regional East African bloc.



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South Sudan says head of army has died

South Sudan says head of army has diedSouth Sudan’s army chief General James Ajongo died in Cairo on Friday following a short illness, government spokesman Michael Makuei Lueth said. “It is with a heavy heart that I announce the untimely death of Gen. James Ajongo Mawut, SPLA army’s chief of defense force,” Lueth said. Ajongo joined the Sudan People’s Liberation Army, the formal name of the South Sudanese military, in 1983, when the SPLA was still a rebel group fighting for independence from Sudan.



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Egypt says it does not want war as tension grows with Sudan

Egypt says it does not want war as tension grows with SudanPresident Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Monday Egypt is not conspiring against its neighbors and has no intention to fight, a reference to growing tension with Sudan. Relations have deteriorated in recent weeks, including over a Sudan-Turkey naval agreement that angered Cairo and an ongoing dispute over a dam Ethiopia is building on the Nile river that runs through all three countries. In the latest move, Sudan recalled its ambassador to Egypt without saying when he might be back.



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U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley Was Evacuated From a South Sudan Displacement Camp

U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley Was Evacuated From a South Sudan Displacement CampThe U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, was evacuated from a U.N. camp for displaced people in South Sudan on Wednesday because of a demonstration against President Salva Kiir, witnesses said.



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Sudan Airways seeks post-embargo Boeing, Airbus spare parts

Sudan Airways seeks post-embargo Boeing, Airbus spare partsSudan’s national carrier aims to revive its fleet by procuring new components from Boeing and Airbus after Washington lifted its 20-year-old trade embargo on Khartoum, a minister said Sunday. Sudan Airways, one of the oldest airlines in Africa, has 12 of its 14-strong fleet of aircraft grounded after failing to source spare parts from Boeing and Airbus because of the sanctions imposed in 1997.



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Trump's Explanation For Removing Sudan From His Travel Ban Is Cringeworthy

Trump's Explanation For Removing Sudan From His Travel Ban Is CringeworthyAt a press briefing on Wednesday afternoon, U.S. President Donald Trump attempted to explain why Sudan was not included in the latest version of his travel ban, which restricts entry to America for nationals of eight countries. “First of all, can you explain to us why Sudan was removed? “Well, the people ― yeah, the people allowed ― certain countries ― but we can add countries very easily and we can take countries away,” Trump replied.



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US man killed in South Sudan; army says 'caught in fighting'

US man killed in South Sudan; army says 'caught in fighting'JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — An American man has been killed in civil war-torn South Sudan, the U.S. Embassy said Saturday, while South Sudan's army said he was caught up in fighting between rebels and government forces.



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