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Peace Returns As South Sudan’s President Pardons Former Rebels

AFRICANGLOBE - South Sudanese President Salva Kiir has granted an amnesty to at least 750 troops of rebel leader Riek Machar who crossed to the DR Congo when fighting broke out in Juba in July. Defence minister Kuol Manyang Juk disclosed that Juba was ready to welcome the disarmed combatants currently residing in refugee camps in Goma should they accept the amnesty offer.

Uganda And Kenya In Race To Connect Rail Infrastructure To Juba

AFRICANGLOBE - According to independent sources, there is a quiet race between Kampala and Nairobi to develop rail connection to Juba because whoever achieves it first, effectively defers development of the other.

Fresh Headache For Uganda As Ethiopian Army Enters Juba

AFRICANGLOBE - The first group of 90 Ethiopian peacekeepers have arrived in the South Sudan capital Juba, as the elements of Igad’s regional Protection and Deterrent Force begin to fall into place. Their arrival a fortnight ago, however, does not pave the way for the near-term withdrawal of Ugandan troops.

South Sudan Takes UN To Task Over Weapons Smuggling

AFRICANGLOBE - The row between South Sudan and the United Nations over the ongoing conflict in Juba has deepened, threatening to worsen the war. The Juba government wants an explanation from the UN relating to the latest recent seizure of weapons allegedly destined for rebels in the Lakes State.

Uganda Now Steps In, Sends Troops To South Sudan

AFRICANGLOBE - Uganda deployed an unconfirmed number of its soldiers to Juba, as the situation in the capital and Jonglei state remained volatile following the coup attempt of December 15. Without stating the number of troops, Uganda Peoples Defence Forces spokesman Lt Col Paddy Ankunda told reporters, on Friday, that a small force had been dispatched to

Sudan-South Sudan: 
The Threat of War Looms Larger

South Sudan has withdrawn from the oil centre of Heglig, but while the April stand-off allowed Juba to flex its muscles the diplomatic dismay...