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    1. South Sudan alleges Khartoum role in new rebel offensive

      Associated Press via Yahoo! NewsMay 22 05:47 AM

      KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — South Sudan's military on Friday accused the Sudanese government of aiding a new rebel offensive in the southern country where oil fields are now threatened by fresh fighting.

    2. Amnesty: South Sudan government troops are burning villages

      Associated Press via Yahoo! NewsMay 21 11:06 AM

      KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — South Sudan government troops are setting villages on fire and abusing civilians in an ongoing military assault on rebels loyal to the country's former vice president, Amnesty International reported Thursday, the latest allegations of serious rights abuses since the resumption of heavy fighting last month.

    3. Medics in South Sudan's war zone state of Unity described Thursday sheltering in swamp water with their patients to avoid intense gunfire as government troops retook a key rebel enclave. Melut lies some 35 kilometres (20 miles) west of the main oil production base at Palouch, which rebels are trying to capture.

    4. South Sudan army seizes key rebel enclave: minister

      AFP via Yahoo! NewsMay 20 12:01 PM

      South Sudan's army has captured a key rebel enclave in the northern battleground state of Unity, the information minister said Wednesday, after an almost month-long assault marred by accusations of rampant human rights abuses. "Leer is fully controlled by the government -- in fact the whole of Unity State is now under the government," Information Minister Michael Makuei told AFP. Soldiers have ...

    5. Heavy fighting in S.Sudan oil state: UN

      AFP via Yahoo! NewsMay 20 08:29 AM

      South Sudan troops and rebels are fighting heavy battles close to vital oil production zones in the northeastern battleground state of Upper Nile, the United Nations said Wednesday. Melut lies some 35 kilometres (20 miles) west of the main oil production base at Palouch, which rebels are trying to capture. The United Nations peacekeeping mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) said Wednesday it ...

    6. South Sudan government troops are setting villages on fire and abusing civilians in an ongoing military assault on rebels loyal to the country's former vice president, Amnesty International reported Thursday, the latest allegations of serious rights abuses since the resumption of heavy fighting last month.

    7. China calls for immediate end to conflict in South Sudan

      Reuters via Yahoo! NewsMay 22 02:54 AM

      China called on Friday for an end to conflict in South Sudan where fighting has caused thousands of people to flee from their homes and prompted warnings to oil companies to shut down operations. China is a major investor in South Sudan's oil industry and has played an unusually active diplomatic role there, sending peacekeepers as part of a U.N. mission to protect civilians. Foreign Ministry ...

    8. South Sudan oil production down to 165,000 bpd: ministry

      Reuters via Yahoo! NewsMay 22 12:05 AM

      By Denis Dumo JUBA (Reuters) - South Sudan's oil production has dropped to 165,000 barrels per day from between 168,000 and 169,000 barrels per day in January, petroleum and mining minister Stephen Dhieu Dau said, citing technical reasons as opposed to fighting in oil producing areas. Production has been slashed by about a third since fighting broke out in the world's newest state in December ...

    9. South Sudan journalist shot dead: radio station

      AFP via Yahoo! NewsMay 22 04:18 AM

      Gunmen in South Sudan have shot dead a radio journalist in the war-torn eastern state of Jonglei, colleagues said Friday. Pow James Raeth, a correspondent for the independent Radio Tamazuj, was shot dead along with a friend in the town of Akobo by unknown gunmen as they walked to access Internet from an office, the station said. The station quoted local government commissioner Tut Chol Rial as ...

    10. South Sudan: Casualties as UN compound is bombed

      Associated Press via Yahoo! NewsMay 20 06:33 PM

      KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Four civilians, including a woman and a child, were killed on Tuesday when two mortar bombs exploded inside a U.N. compound in the town of Melut in South Sudan's Upper Nile state, the U.N. reported on Wednesday as rebel forces and government troops battled for control of a strategic oil hub.

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