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Denis Dumo

Prominent South Sudan economist, 30 others pardoned by President Kiir

02 Jan 2020

JUBA 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 the country's stalled peace process.  

South Sudan's Kiir and Machar say they will form government

17 Dec 2019

JUBA 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 two leaders said on Tuesday. | Video

United States hits South Sudanese officials with sanctions

16 Dec 2019

WASHINGTON/JUBA 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 country's politicians to form a unity government.

U.S. sanctions five South Sudan officials over killings of government critics

11 Dec 2019

JUBA 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 war-torn country's government.

U.S. sanctions five South Sudan officials over killings of govt critics

11 Dec 2019

JUBA, Dec 11 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 war-torn country's government.

South Sudan president, ex-rebel leader agree to delay unity government - Uganda

08 Nov 2019

JUBA South Sudan's president and a former rebel leader agreed on Thursday to delay forming a unity government for 100 days beyond the Nov. 12 deadline, Uganda's presidency said, buying time after concerns that war could resume if the two sides were pushed.

South Sudan's Machar urges delay to unity government as peace efforts stall

31 Oct 2019

(Corrects Wednesday item, amending analyst comment in 8th paragraph from "after the missed deadline" to "November 12")

IOM suspends some Ebola screening after three aid workers killed in South Sudan

30 Oct 2019

JUBA The U.N. migration agency has suspended some screening services for Ebola after three of its aid workers were killed in South Sudan, the latest deadly incident involving relief staff in the violence-ridden country.

South Sudan's Machar says won't join unity government by Nov. 12 deadline

30 Oct 2019

JUBA 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 its original timeline.

UPDATE 1-South Sudan to offer oil blocks for licensing by Q1 2020

29 Oct 2019

JUBA, Oct 29 South Sudan plans to offer 14 oil blocks to exploration companies in a licensing round by the first quarter 2020, its oil minister said on Tuesday, switching from its previous method of direct negotiations with explorers.

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