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S. Sudan proposes referendum to solve states impasse

December 7, 2019 (JUBA) - South Sudan government said Friday that the number of states, which has become contentious with the opposition, should be resolved through a referendum vote.
"“The president shared his concern with the members of cabinet and all of whom spoke in favor of 32 states,” Cabinet Affairs minister, Martin Elia Lomuro told reporters in the capital, Juba.
"Only a referendum can reverse the structures currently in existence to avoid crisis and insecurity that may even (...)

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Cantonment of S. Sudan forces far from completion: monitors

December 5, 2019 (JUBA) – The Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangements Monitoring Mechanism (CTSAMVM) has said the cantonment of forces in South Sudan remains far from complete and that screening is yet to commence.
“Registration has stalled while the JMCC [Joint Military Ceasefire Committee] awaits the printing of additional registration forms,” Abiche Ageno, the CTSAMVM chairman said at the 17th technical committee meeting on Thursday.
The official expressed concerns over lack of (...)

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Aid agency evacuates dozens wounded in W. Lakes state

December 5, 2019 (JUBA) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said is evacuated to Juba 29 people suffering from gunshot wounds due to inter-communal clashes in Western Lakes state for medical care.
Over 60 people were killed and nearly 100 wounded in the fighting between two sub-clans in an area north of Rumbek.
"Inter-communal violence continues to have devastating consequences in South Sudan," said James Reynolds, ICRC Head of Delegation in South Sudan.
"The only (...)

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