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Ten cabinet ministers in South Sudan test positive for COVID-19

22 May 2020, 12:24 PM

At least ten cabinet ministers in South Sudan have tested positive for COVID-19.

South Sudan’s central bank slashes benchmark rate to 13%

28 April 2020, 5:21 PM

South Sudan’s central bank has slashed its benchmark interest rate by 200 basis points to 13% to help the young African economy cope with the effects of the novel coronavirus, its governor said on Monday.

South Sudan’s unity government faces many challenges

4 March 2020, 10:27 PM

The new government in South Sudan faces a daunting array of challenges that will test its unity, according to the head of the UN’s mission to that country.

Mediators cautiously optimistic South Sudan peace will hold

26 February 2020, 9:36 PM

As South Sudan moves to form a government of national unity, after years of civil conflict, mediators to the country’s peace agreement are cautiously optimistic that the peace will hold.

Riek Machar and Salva Kiir

Now to end ‘long suffering’: South Sudan’s former rebel leader sworn in as first vice president

23 February 2020, 5:02 PM

Former rebel leader Riek Machar was sworn in as South Sudan’s first vice president on Saturday as part of a unity government with his former adversary President Salva Kiir, a tentative step toward peace after years of civil war ravaged the oil-rich yet impoverished nation.



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