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DELEGATION REPORTS OIL COMPANIES’ POLLUTION INCREASES MISCARRIAGES

1 September 2014 (Catholic Radio Network) - Malakal Catholic Diocesan Justice and Peace Commission in collaboration with CORDAID reported that during their study in Upper Nile and Unity States’ oil regions, communities were complaining of increasing cases of miscarriage due to the pollution in their areas.

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RUMBEK CATHOLIC DIOCESE TRAINS WOMEN ON PEACE BUILDING

1 September 2014 (Catholic Radio Network) - Rumbek Catholic Diocese on Saturday trained 100 women to start peace building process in their families and the entire South Sudan society.

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OIL PRODUCTION IN SOUTH SUDAN: MAKING IT A BENEFIT FOR ALL

30 August 2014 – The Justice and Peace Commission of the Diocese of Malakal has conducted a baseline assessment to understand the impacts of the oil production on some of the communities in South Sudan’s states of Upper Nile and Unity. The research was conducted in partnership with Cordaid, a Netherland based NGO working with churches and non-church partners for civil society capacity strengthening, and with the Upper Nile Youth Development Association (UNYDA), a local network of young women and men from counties in conflicts, post-conflicts and vulnerable counties.

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JUBA CATHOLICS WANT CHURCH RADIO BACK ON AIR

1 September 2014 – (Report published at radiotamazuj.org on 31 August 2014) - Catholics in Juba complained Sunday that they missed broadcasts of Mass for the third week in a row due to the government’s continued censorship of the church, and urged the authorities to allow them to participate in their faith. National security agents shut down Catholic church-owned Radio Bakhita FM on 16 August, silencing prayers and songs normally aired on the station for weekday listeners as well as Sunday worship services for faithful unable to attend church services in person.

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POLICE, MOTORISTS RESPONSIBLE FOR JUBA ROAD CARNAGE

30 August 2014 – (Alfred Geri – Published on 29 August 2014 at gurtong.net) - In recent times, global rankings have consistently cast a negative image on South Sudan which generally attains dismal scores in such areas as educational attainment, health indicators as well as in democracy and good governance. Last year the country was rated as a “failed state,” much to the annoyance of the government.

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SOUTH SUDAN’S SAINT PAUL MAJOR SEMINARY CELEBRATES OPENING MASS

31 August 2014 – The academic community of Saint Paul Major Seminary in Juba celebrated a Holy Mass this Sunday 31st August to mark the opening of the new academic year. The celebration was presided by Fr. Gabriel Asida, the General Secretary of the Archdiocese of Juba, and concelebrated by some professors and other staff priests.

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