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SOUTH SUDAN REBELS TAKE GONGBAAR IN RENK COUNTY, UPPER NILE

 

19 September 2014 – (Published at radiotamazuj.org on 18 September 2014) - A source in the loyalist SPLA-Juba Infantry Division One says the SPLA-In Opposition rebels captured Gongbaar, Upper Nile on Wednesday. The source said the fighting took place from 4 until 8 pm with heavy exchange of gunfire until the pro-government forces staged a tactical withdrawal.

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'ENOUGH IS ENOUGH': WOMEN IN BLACK HOLD SILENT PROTEST FOR PEACE IN SOUTH SUDAN

19 September 2014 – (Published at radiotamazuj.org on 18 September 2014) - A group of South Sudanese women, dressed in black to mourn the death of peace in their country, held a silent protest on the streets of Juba Thursday against the war and the failure of leaders to end the fighting. “We are still mourning for our nation," said Jane Gordon Sworow, chairperson of the Grassroots Women’s Network for Peace which participated in the peaceful demonstration, speaking to Radio Tamazuj. "Our husbands and children up to this moment are dying because of what has happened in 15 December. This is why we dress in black clothes. When there is any silence for peace then we will celebrate and put on our white clothes.”

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A PASTORAL APPEAL TO SOUTH SUDANESE TO RECONCILE

18 September 2014 – By Rev. Bernard Oliya Suwa, PhD - The 15th of December 2013 is a date that we South Sudanese are not going to forget any time soon – and so we shouldn’t! After the violence that erupted that day, a fundamental question followed almost immediately: How can we heal our wounds and reconcile our people? It is a tough question, and it’s one that does not lend itself to easy answers.

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GOVERNMENT REFUTE BAN OF FOREIGNERS IN SOUTH SUDAN

18 September 2014 (Published by Jok P Mayom at www.gurtong.net on 17 September 2014) - The Minister of foreign Affairs and International Relations. Dr. Barnaba Marial Benjamin has today issued a statement on the media reporting that authorities in Juba announced on Tuesday a ban on foreigners, including aid workers in order to give their positions to the nationals.

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OVER ONE THOUSAND FLEE TENSIONS ON UGANDA-SOUTH SUDAN BORDER

17 September 2014 – (Published at radiotamazuj.org on 16 September 2014) - High tensions along part of the border between Uganda and South Sudan have forced more than 1,000 South Sudanese to flee from Moyo District into Kajo-Keji County, according to authorities in Kajo-Keji County. Protests by Moyo District residents turned violent on Monday. This was allegedly followed by more violence carried out by South Sudanese on Monday night.

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CES GOVERNOR TO INTERVENE IN MOYO-KAJO KEJI BORDER CRISIS

18 September 2014 (Catholic Radio Network Evening News Service) - Central Equatoria State Governor is expected to land in Moyo-Kajo-Keji burning spots on Saturday to calm down rising tensions between South Sudan-Uganda border communities of Ma’di and Kuku that witnessed violence and displacement of over 2,000 South Sudanese on Monday. Kajo-Keji County Commissioner Henry Kala Sabuni told CRN in a telephone interview that Clement Wani Konga confirmed his visit to the clashing communities within two days from Thursday.

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