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CALLOUS CRUELTY

28 May 2015 – (By Bill Firman) - On 18th May, I wrote about the ‘floundering economy’ in South Sudan when the exchange rate went from USD 1 = SSP 10 to USD 1 = SSP 15 in the space of five days. A few days later, the rate fell. For the past week, it has been between USD 1 = SSP 8 and USD 1 = SSP 10.

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STATEMENT FROM THE SOUTH SUDAN COUNCIL OF CHURCHES (SSCC) ON THE DETERIORATING SITUATION IN SOUTH SUDAN

STATEMENT FROM THE SOUTH SUDAN COUNCIL OF CHURCHES (SSCC) ON THE DETERIORATING SITUATION IN SOUTH SUDAN
Juba, 26 May 2015.
South Sudanese Church leaders note with concern the deteriorating situation in our beloved nation at this time, Both SSCC and individual churches have made many statements calling for an end to this senseless conflict, the first one on 17th December 2013, just two days after the crisis began.

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CARDINAL TURKSON’S MESSAGE TO AFRICA ON AFRICA DAY 2015

27 May 2015 – (By Rudolph Nyamudo and Fr. Paul Samasumo/Vatican Radio - www.news.va) - Speaking on the occasion of Africa Liberation Day or Africa Freedom Day being celebrated by many African countries on 25 May 2015, the President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, Peter Kodwo Appiah Cardinal Turkson has spoken passionately about the need for African governments to work towards nation building.

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UN SOUTH SUDAN ENVOY DESCRIBES ‘GREAT CHALLENGE’ OF PROTECTING CIVILIANS ON VISIT TO RENOVATED CAMP

27 May 2015 – (www.un.org – 26 May) - Travelling around South Sudan to see efforts made by the United Nations to protect civilians in the country, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative, Ellen Margrethe Løj, who also heads the UN Mission (UNMISS), visited Bentiu in Unity state this weekend.

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SOUTH SUDAN: DESPERATE HUMANITARIAN SITUATION IN LEER

26 May 2015 – (www.icrc.org - Juba/Geneva – 25 May) - Residents slowly returning to the South Sudanese town of Leer, in the aftermath of fighting in and around the town last week, say they have little or no food and need advanced medical care.

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SOUTH SUDAN: A MAN-MADE CATASTROPHE

27 May 2015 – (www.aljazeera.com – Bentiu, South Sudan - 26 May) - Government forces accused of rampaging through Unity State, committing atrocities and causing mass displacement. Tens of thousands of civilians have been displaced and an unknown number killed in renewed military onslaughts against rebels in parts of war-ravaged Unity State, according to survivors.

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