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South Sudan activist flees to US, says Kiir wanted him dead

Jul. 24, 2020 4:54 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A prominent South Sudanese activist has fled to the United States with the help of the U.S. government, which issued emergency visas to him and his family after he said South Sudan’s president ordered him abducted or killed. Peter Biar Ajak arrived in Washington late Thursday...

South Sudan takes key step forward in peace agreement

Jun. 17, 2020 12:25 PM EDT

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan’s government said Wednesday the president and his former rival have reached agreement on a key next step in the country’s peace deal that ended five years of civil war. The statement by the minister of presidential affairs said President Salva Kiir and...