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S. Sudan's Kiir, Machar briefed on security arrangements

October 20, 2019 (JUBA) - South Sudan President Salva Kiir and opposition leader, Riek Machar were on Sunday briefed by the Joint Defense Board (JDB) on the security arrangement in the country.
The information minister, Michael Makuei said he meeting focused on addressing outstanding issues related to security arrangements and number of states hindering implementation of the peace deal.
The two rival leaders, he said, were also presented with security reports concerning implementation of (...)

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Floods affect thousands of locals, refugees in S. Sudan: UNHCR

October 20, 2019 (MABAN) - Heavy flooding in South Sudan's Maban County has affected nearly 200,000 people, including refugees and host population, the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) said.
Situated in the Upper Nile State, the affected area is home to more than 150,000 refugees from Sudan, according the UN body.
To tackle the catastrophe, UNHCR, its partners and the local authorities are reportedly rushing emergency support for the people.
“People are seeking safety from the flood (...)

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Kiir-Riek second face-to-face meeting in Juba

By Bol Khan
The Saturday Arrival of Dr Riek Machar for second Face-to-Face Meeting with Pres. Salva Kiir in Juba rejuvenates and raises hope that the outstanding issues including security arrangements, number and boundaries of States shall get a final solution before the end of Oct 2019.
November 12 is fast approaching and before then all necessary arrangements need to be in place, as agreed upon in the six months extension framework document of the pre-transitional period. The people of (...)

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