South Sudan Dispute With Mobile Firm Disrupts Service

Hundreds of thousands of South Sudanese remained without mobile phone service Friday, as network operator Vivacell continued a standoff with the government over a licensing dispute. The government cut the network’s signal to its roughly 900,000 subscribers just after midnight Tuesday, alleging that Vivacell owed tens of millions of dollars in licensing fees. The government’s

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South Sudan: Post Distribution Monitoring of NFIs distribution to IDPs, returnees and most vulnerable host communities affected by the conflict and violence in Nyirol East County, Bieh state (Former Jonglei State) (18-22 Jan 2018)

1. Background: Intervention overview Nyirol East County is one of the County that makes up the newly created Bieh state. It consists of five Payams of lankien, Dengdor, Thol, Tut and Natim each headed by payam chief. The payams are further, divided in to bomas, each headed by boma chief, who are responsible to the

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N. Darfur: Smuggling Operations on Borders with Neighboring Countries Shrink

SMC – The Government of North Darfur State affirmed that smuggling operations on the borders of the state with Libya and Chad have shrunk as it said no smuggling incident was registered in the recent period. Speaking to SMC, Acting Governor of North Darfur State Mohamed Beraima said that the borders of the state with

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South Sudan: Machar family slam IGAD ‘complicity

The family of South Sudanese rebel leader Riek Machar say they’re disappointed in a decision by the East African regional bloc IGAD to impose conditions on his release. The former vice president has been under house arrest in South Africa since 2016. On Monday 26 March, the Council of ministers of the regional bloc called

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White House Looks to Use Emergency Law to Halt Chinese Investment

As the White House prepares to levy punishing tariffs on an array of Chinese goods, it is planning a much more strategic strike against China’s dominance in cutting-edge technology by restricting investment in American innovation. The Trump administration is preparing to limit Chinese investment in sensitive American technology, ranging from microchips to 5G wireless technology,

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Improving Sudan eye return to former glories

Sudan reached a four-year high on most recent FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking Rise helped by “miracle” results at CAF African Nations Championship Sudan are one of Africa’s most historic football nations Sudan boast a long and proud history in African football, and a recent significant jump to 117 on the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking indicates the north

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Suicides rise as years-long war grinds down South Sudanese

By the time her 19-year-old son was shot in front of her, Ayak had already lost her four brothers and witnessed countless deaths in South Sudan’s brutal war. Living alone in a miserable structure of plastic sheets and tin in a huge camp for displaced people, watching as relentless rains turned earth to mud, it

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MSF’s Newest Project In South Sudan Brings Medical Care To Remote Locations

the Project Coordinator manages to simultaneously gulp down a cup of coffee while mumbling into a dusty handset radio. With still-unbuttoned life jackets resting squarely on their shoulders, a team of clinical officers, nurses, and community health workers discuss the day’s strategy. By the time the South Sudanese sun manages to break through Akobo’s final

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Sudan, Qatar sign deal to manage Red Sea port

Sudan and Qatar will sign a $4 billion agreement to jointly develop the Red Sea port of Suakin off Sudan’s coast, Sudanese media quoted Transport Minister Makawi Mohamed Awad as saying. Awad made the announcement during a visit by Qatari officials to Suakin, the reports said. Officials from Qatar’s transport ministry visiting Sudan told Reuters

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Sudan extends ceasefire for another three months

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Wednesday announced a three-month extension of an ongoing ceasefire in conflict-prone parts of the country, according to the Sudan News Agency (SUNA). It is the sixth such extension since mid-2016, when the ceasefire first came into effect between the Sudanese government and a handful of rebel groups. According to a

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