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South Sudan: Sweden gives $4.8m for sexual, reproductive health

June 17, 2021 (JUBA) - Sweden has released approximately $ 4.8 million to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to support its sexual and reproductive health programme in South Sudan.
The new fund release, according to a statement extended to Sudan Tribune, is part of Sweden's commitment to the UNFPA Country Programme which aims to achieve zero preventable maternal deaths, zero unmet need for family planning, and zero gender-based violence (GBV) and harmful practices by 2030. (...)

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Cease military hostilities, mediators tell S. Sudan parties

June 16, 2021 (JUBA) – The Secretary General of Sant'Egidio community in-charge of the Rome initiative, Paolo Impagliazzo has appealed to the hold-out groups and South Sudan government to cease hostilities ahead of the next round of talks.
In an interview with Sudan Tribune on Wednesday, the official said he remains optimistic the mediation, which begin on a date yet to be agreed on, will reduce the violence in the country.
“With the clashes ongoing in South Sudan, especially in Central (...)

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Aspirant vows to unite South Sudan football association

June 16, 2021 (JUBA) – An aspirant for South Sudan Football Association (SSFA) presidency has vowed to transform and use sports as one of the national institutions to reconcile and unite people.
Augustino Maduot Parek, a former general in South Sudan army (SSPDF) and police service unveiled his manifesto prior to calls for submission of candidatures to the electoral committee.
He previously served as the head of the country's immigration department.
Parek, in a statement extended to Sudan (...)

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