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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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500 killed as fighting intensifies in South Sudan

Government forces battled rebels to regain control of a flashpoint South Sudanese town on Thursday, the fifth day of a conflict that has deepened ethnic divisions in the two-year-old nation and threatened its vital oil production.

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Sudan shuts oil pipeline for S Sudan exports

Sudan has informed South Sudan that it has shut an oil pipeline that is used to transport crude from the South's oilfields for export, a senior company official said on Sunday. "We were informed that the pipeline has now

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Bashir orders stoppage of South Sudan oil

Sudan's president ordered a stoppage of all South Sudan's oil exports from Sunday, accusing his neighbour of backing rebels on his territory, and bringing the foes back to the brink of confrontation after months of relative peace.

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Total joins Exxon, Kufpec in S Sudan oil search

French oil company Total will partner with US major Exxon Mobil and Kuwait's Kufpec in South Sudan to search for oil in the restive Jonglei state, a senior lawmaker in the African country said. Sudan's 1983-2005 civil war

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