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Rights group accuses S. Sudan of crackdown on protesters

July 18, 2019 (JUBA) - South Sudanese authorities have in recent months escalated their crackdown on peaceful dissent by conducting a cross-border campaign of harassment, intimidation and attacks against critics to prevent a series of global protests on the country's leadership from taking place, a rights group said.
On May 16, Amnesty International said, protests organized by the Red Card Movement (RCM), a nascent South Sudanese youth movement open to any individual who embraces (...)

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Head of Egyptian intelligence service visits South Sudan

July 17, 2019 (JUBA) – The head of the Egyptian intelligence service, Abbas Kamel made a brief visit to South Sudan on Wednesday.
Kamel reportedly met South Sudan's leader, Salva Kiir and conveyed to him a message from his Egyptian counterpart, Abdel Fattah El Sisi.
The Egyptian official also met his South Sudanese counterpart on means of boosting bilateral relations in the security sector.
In January this year, Kiir visited Cairo and briefed El Sisi about the peace agreement signed (...)

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South Sudan launches new mobile money service

July 17, 2019 (JUBA) - South Sudan has officially launched its first mobile money service platform codenamed, M-Gurush.
The service, officials said, represents a partnership between the mobile phone operator Zain South Sudan and Trinity Technologies.
Authorities are optimistic the service will boost financial inclusion in a country whose economy has massively been affected by civil war.
Speaking during last week's launch, South Sudan's minister of information, Michael Makuei Lueth said the (...)

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