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Kenya Airways halts flights to Juba

Kenya Airways said on Sunday it was suspending flights to South Sudan's capital Juba after a flare-up of fighting between rival factions in the unity government. "We wish to advise our guests that we have suspended flight

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At least 115 soldiers killed in South Sudan clashes

At least 115 soldiers from South Sudan's rival factions were killed in gunbattles in the capital Juba, a military spokesman for the opposition said on Saturday, amid fears for a fragile peace process in a country still reeling from a two-yea

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South Sudan plane crash kills 41

A Russian-built cargo plane with passengers on board crashed on Wednesday after taking off from the airport in South Sudan's capital, killing at least 41 people on the flight and on the ground, an official and a Reuters witness said.

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Juba tourism affected as airport closes for repairs

Juba International Airport has been effectively shut for repairs, bringing weekend air traffic into the South Sudan capital to a halt, said a report. No aircraft movements, including medical emergency evacuation flights, will be permitt

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S Sudan ‘in control of oil-producing Upper Nile state’

South Sudan's government said on Friday it had wrested control of oil-producing Upper Nile State, the scene of heavy fighting in recent days, from rebel fighters. South Sudanese rebels said on Tuesday they had captured a refin

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South Sudan plans fibre-optic cables

South Sudan plans to lay a fibre-optic cable to bring broadband Internet to its citizens in the next two years, its minister for telecommunications and postal services said. Africa's newest nation, which gained independence fr

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Famine, war dash hopes for South Sudan economy

When South Sudan was born, the world's youngest country had generous Western allies and sturdy oil exports, a formula that offered a chance to build a modern economy and drag its people out of their daily struggle to feed themselves.

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Hundreds flee fearing 'White Army' assault in S Sudan

Hundreds of people fled South Sudan's flashpoint town of Bor as the army warned of an imminent attack by the "White Army" militia on Monday, two weeks into ethnic fighting that has ravaged the world's newest state, officials sa

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UN doubles peacekeeping force in S Sudan

The UN Security Council has approved plans to almost double the number of peacekeepers in South Sudan in an effort to protect civilians as reports of mass graves fueled fears of a worsening of ethnic bloodletting in the new state.

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BMMI wins $16m USAID contract

Bahrain-based BMMI, a major provider of end-to-end supply chain solutions, has been awarded a new US government contract valued at $16 million, to provide life support services to the US mission in Juba, South Sudan. The contract

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