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Kenya ships food donation to South Sudan amid fighting

Dec. 24, 2022 11:25 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya’s President William Ruto has expressed concern over the fighting in neighboring South Sudan and airlifted a donation of food stuffs to those affected. South Sudan’s northern Upper Nile and Jonglei states are experiencing renewed fighting between...

UN envoy: South Sudan leaders must halt violence, spur vote

Dec. 13, 2022 19:12 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. special envoy for South Sudan urged the country’s leaders on Tuesday to intervene to halt clashes and sexual violence and urged that a two-year delay in holding elections not be used as “a holiday break.” Nicholas Haysom told the U.N. Security...

South Sudan's ruling party backs president for another run

Dec. 07, 2022 08:53 AM EST

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan’s ruling party has endorsed President Salva Kiir as its candidate for another term in the country’s delayed election set for the end of 2024. Kiir has been the country’s only president since it gained independence from Sudan in 2011. South...