South Sudan rivals agree to withdraw forces from ‘urban areas’

South Sudan’s government and rebels agreed Friday to withdraw troops from urban areas, a Sudanese official said, as they signed a deal aimed at ending a four-and-a-half year civil war. “All parties have agreed to withdraw military troops from urban areas as part of the security agreement,” Sudanese chief of military intelligence Jamal Omar said

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Dr. Al-Dirdiri Receives European Union and Troika Ambassadors 

The Foreign Minister, Dr. Al-Dirdiri Mohamed Ahmed, received in his office Thursday the European Union Ambassador and ambassadors of Troika accredited to Khartoum. He has given a briefing about progress of the negotiations in Khartoum between the disputing parties in South Sudan under the umbrella of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development. He referred to engagement

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     South Sudan: The ongoing fight against malaria

Rainy season is well underway in South Sudan. And with the rains, come mosquitoes. With mosquitoes, comes malaria.   “Malaria is one of the main causes of hospitalization and the leading cause of death in the country,” said Eymeric Laurent-Gascoin, ALIMA’s project manager in South Sudan.   While malaria is present throughout the year, the

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