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UNITED NATIONS | Wed Feb 1, 2012 1:50pm EST

(Reuters) – The U.N. mission in South Sudan is investigating reports of a massacre of nearly 80 people by armed men in uniforms in Africa’s youngest nation, the United Nations said on Wednesday.

“According to local sources, so far 78 people were reported killed, 68 wounded, nine missing and thousands are reported to be displaced,” U.N. spokesman Martin Nesirky said.

“The team from the U.N. Mission (UNMISS) observed 15 bodies that were still unburied,” he said.

UNMISS personnel saw the unburied corpses in the Bulich area of South Sudan’s Warrap State, Nesirky said, adding that the attack had reportedly been carried out “by an unknown number of armed uniformed men from Mayendit County, Unity State.”

UNMISS’s human rights team will investigate the incident while humanitarian agencies operating in the region will hold an emergency meeting to coordinate a response, Nesirky added.

South Sudan seceded from Sudan in July 2011 under a 2005 peace agreement that ended decades of civil war with Khartoum, though the two sides have yet to resolve a long list of disputes. The south continues to grapple with tribal and rebel violence, as well as a dispute with Khartoum over oil revenues.

Earlier this month Russia announced that it was withdrawing its helicopters and crew from UNMISS, a move that will cause difficulties for the strapped mission.

Moscow said the decision had nothing to do with security.

(Reporting By Louis Charbonneau; Editing by Sandra Maler)

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/02/01/us-southsudan-un-idUSTRE81020O20120201

Sudan says South Sudan “hostile” in oil row
Reuters
KHARTOUM Feb 1 (Reuters) – Sudan, stepping up its rhetoric, accused South Sudan of “hostility” in their row over oil transit fees and said it would hold Juba responsible for any attack on northern oil facilities, a state-linked news website said on 
South Sudan: Tensions Rise Amidst Kidnappings
AllAfrica.com
Khartoum — Tension is growing in the border between Sudan and the new South Sudan as governments of the two states accuse each other of attacks. The governments in Khartoum and Juba are throwing accusations of supporting the rebels operating in their 
Sudanese Rebels Pressure China
Wall Street Journal
By NICHOLAS BARIYO KAMPALA Uganda—The Sudanese rebel group holding 29 Chinese hostages demanded that Beijing persuade the government of Sudan to halt a military offensive in the African nation’s restive south, raising the political stakes in a

Wall Street Journal
UN investigates reports of South Sudan massacre
Reuters
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The UN mission in South Sudan is investigating reports of a massacre of nearly 80 people by armed men in uniforms in Africa’s youngest nation, the United Nations said on Wednesday. “According to local sources, 

PRESS RELEASE ON ALLEGATIONS MADE BY SUDAN THAT SOUTH SUDAN PROMISED TO EXPEL DARFUR REBEL GROUP (JEM) FROM ITS TERRITORY
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Republic of South Sudan (RSS) is deeply concerned about an incorrect news story published online on(January 15, 2012) by Sudan Tribune alleging  that the RSS South Sudan  promised to expel members of Darfur rebel group Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) from its territory.
The Government of the Republic of South Sudan categorically refutes the allegations made by Sudan’s State Minister of Foreign Affairs in which he attributed a statement to have been made by Deputy Minister of International Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation (RSS) Prof. Elias Nyamlell Wakoson.
On many occasions, the RSS has made it clear to the world media that there is no presence of any rebel group from Darfur or any other Northern rebel groups fighting against the Government of Khartoum on South Sudan’s soil, and having said that ,the  statement is blatantly false and should be retracted.
Nevertheless we would like to make the following clarifications:
A delegation from South Sudan led by South Sudan’s Deputy Minister of International Cooperation Prof. Elias Nyamlell Wokoson was in Khartoum for a five days visit. During this visit, the delegation held meetings with Senior Government Officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other Government institutions of the Government of Sudan, in which various areas of crucial concern were discussed.
The governments of South Sudan delegation never in any way expressed or implied knowledge or support of JEM rebels leave alone the expulsion of these rebels from its territory. As such, the government of South Sudan is appalled by these statements and considers these allegations as baseless and in bad spirit of the bilateral talks.
We would like to point out that, the internal rebellions in Sudan is purely an internal and domestic matter, and the government of South Sudan has never had a hand or interest in supporting it.
The sovereign Republic of South Sudan adheres firmly to the principle of non- interference in domestic affairs of other countries.
Finally, the RSS Government further urges the editors of the article to seek accurate and cohesive first hand information from the source.
For more details: you can contact the department of information in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation on
Tel: 0910573484

Sudan: priests kidnapped, tensions grow
Catholic Culture
According to the Fides news service, the kidnappers charged that the parish was harboring a former member of the Sudanese People’s Liberation Army, the group that fought successfully for the independence of South Sudan. Christians in Sudan report that 

S. Sudan denies promising to expel Darfur rebels
Sudan Tribune
January 18, 2012 (JUBA)- South Sudan on Wednesday dismissed reports claiming it pledged to expel the Darfurian rebel group Justice and Equality Movement (JEM), fighting the Khartoum-based government, from its territory. The release extended to Sudan 

Sudan dismisses South Sudan’s accusations
China Daily
KHARTOUM – Sudanese government on Wednesday dismissed South Sudan’s accusations that the north has been stealing oil from the south as “political talk” which does not help resolve their disagreements. “The south’s accusations of the north stealing oil 

Khartoum says oil deal with South Sudan depends on border security
Sudan Tribune
January 18, 2012 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan’s Foreign Minister Ali Karti on Wednesday said that an oil deal with South Sudan is unlikely to be reached in light of the latter’s support to insurgents in border areas. Sudan and South Sudan failed to resume their 

Gettleman Discusses Violence In South Sudan
NPR
Audie Cornish speaks with Jeffrey Gettleman, East Africa bureau chief for the New York Times, about escalating violence in South Sudan. Back in July of last year, news from the brand new country ofSouth Sudan was optimistic. 

South Sudan: Murle Attackers Kill 51 in Duk County, Jonglei State
AllAfrica.com
Juba — In an evening attack launched by armed Murle tribesmen last Monday left 51 dead while one seriously wounded person died in the plane on the way to hospital in Juba bringing the number of the dead to 52 and 47 wounded and 32 of them have been 

UN Says South Sudan Peacekeeping Mission Denied Resources
Voice of America (blog)
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon says critical resources were withheld from the South Sudan peacekeeping mission, hindering its ability to protect civilians during recent violence there. In a speech Wednesday at an international institute 

Dozens killed in South Sudan tribal violence
Al Jazeera
The long running conflict between rival tribes in South Sudan is escalating. A youth armed group from the Murle tribe attacked the Lou Nuer tribe in Duk Padyet in Jonglei state late on Monday. Forty-seven people have been killed, most of which were 

Child Kidnap South Sudan
Reuters AlertNet
CHILD abduction is escalating in South Sudan’s war-torn border region – according to charity Plan International. The organisation is warning that young people are being snatched as part of ethnic clashes in Jonglei state that have displaced tens of 


South Sudan: SPLM Urges Locals to Unite, Defend Nation From SAF Invasion
AllAfrica.com
Juba — Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) Party has called upon the people of South Sudan Youth, Men and Women to Unite and defend their nation from the National Congress Party (NCP) of Sudan. The calls followed an attack by the Sudan Army (SAF

Analysis: Land deals “threaten South Sudan’s development”
IRINnews.org
JUBA, 12 December 2011 (IRIN) – Land deals done in newly-independent South Sudan “threaten to undermine the land rights of rural communities, increase food insecurity, entrench poverty, and skew development patterns” in the resource-rich but poor

Sudan: Why South Sudanese Will Triumph Over Sudan Army Which Is Forcibly Recruited
AllAfrica.com
This is a total contrast with South Sudanese who had willingly joined the Anya-Nya movement which had no guns but traditional weapons such as arrows and bows and a few ancient guns from the First World War class of weapons like the ‘tasi’ rifle which

South Sudan: Corruption Cases Pending in Justice Ministry Says Anti-Corruption
AllAfrica.com
The Commemoration which was celebrated in the Ten States of South Sudan and organized by CES Government in Juba was under the themes “zero Tolerance to Corruption in the Republic of South Sudan“Following the declaration of the President,

South Sudan: Luo Nuer-Murle Peace Conference Kicks Off On Monday
AllAfrica.com
Juba — The Archbishop of Episcopal Church Daniel Deng Bul said Luo Nuer- Murle peace conference will take place on Monday 12 – 15th of this month as scheduled. He said the aim of the conference is to bring the two warring communities together so as to

Land Deals Threaten South Sudan’s Development – Analysis

Eurasia Review –
Land deals done in newly-independent South Sudan “threaten to undermine the land rights of rural communities, increase food insecurity, entrench poverty, and skew development patterns” in the resource-rich but poor nation, a new report says.
Sudan Tribune – ‎
December 11, 2011 (KHARTOUM) – A Sudanese official has expressed the pleasure of his country’s government with the series of uprisings that swept the Arab world in 2011, saying it ended the isolation of the Islamic rule in Sudan.
News24 –
This colourful guide contains concise information on 234 reef fish and 36 coral species found along… Now R153.95 Juba – Eleven people have been killed in new attacks in South Sudan’s troubled Jonglei state, where nearly 40 people died in tribal
AFP – ‎
JUBA, South Sudan — Eleven people have been killed in new attacks in South Sudan’s troubled Jonglei state, where nearly 40 people died in tribal violence last week, the state’s governor said on Monday. Suspected rebels under the command of renegade
Borglobe – ‎
Since the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) in 2005 up to the independence of South Sudan in July of 2011, Jonglei state has been a battlefield with little attention from the government of South
AllAfrica.com – ‎‎
Juba — The Archbishop of Episcopal Church Daniel Deng Bul said Luo Nuer- Murle peace conference will take place on Monday 12 – 15th of this month as scheduled. He said the aim of the conference is to bring the two warring communities together so as to
Oye! Times – ‎
Hilde F. JohnsonHilde F. Johnson, Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General to South Sudan, has called on the Government of South Sudan and traditional leaders to stop vicious violence acts in Jonglei State. In a press release,
Sudan Tribune – ‎
December 11, 2011 (JUBA) – George Athor Deng, leader of a South Sudanese rebel group, on Sunday threatened to capture Bor, the capital of Jonglei state if an agreement is not reached with the Sudan People Liberation Movement (SPLM) before the end of
Borglobe – ‎
What is the primary responsibility of the Government of the South Sudan? Is Goss competent to provide indispensable thing called security to people or even protect its territories?
News24 – ‎
Khartoum – Heavy fighting between the Sudanese army and southern-aligned rebels in the embattled state of South Kordofan has killed at least 19 government troops, a rebel spokesperson said on Monday. “There was heavy fighting on Saturday in Warni,
Ahram Online – ‎‎
“There was heavy fighting on Saturday in Warni, in the far east of Talodi locality. The SPLA repelled an attack by the army. They left 19 bodies on the ground,” rebel spokesman, Arnu Ngutulu Lodi told AFP on Monday. The Sudanese army spokesman could
Sudan Vision – ‎
Khartoum – Spokesman of the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF), Colonel Al-Sawarmi Khaled Saad revealed that the army cut off the supply from the Sudanese Peoples Liberation Army (SPLA) by controlling Bohairat Abiad and Al-Atmour, so as to prevent the supply
Sudan Vision – ‎
It was first the Americans who wanted an oil deal between the two countries of Sudan and South Sudan before the end of July even if it was an interim one as proposed by Special Envoy Princeton Lyman. July had already passed and four months later
Radio Dabanga – ‎
Mireille Girard, the deputy representative of the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) in southern Sudan, told the UN news agency IRIN that since early July 2011, 20000 refugees had fled from South Kordofan, whilst another 30000 had fled from Blue

Editorial :Sudan and South Sudan .. Are They Ready to Reunite?
Sudan Vision
We never heard before that a new born state in the globe did what the Government of South Sudan (GoSS) is doing since its independence. Gaining their independence, the serious nations move immediately to build its homeland and future.

Juet Massacre: Genocide in Jonglei, South Sudan
Borglobe
By Michael Ayuen Kuany, USA (Borglobe) Since the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) in 2005 up to the independence of South Sudan in July of 2011, Jonglei state has been a battlefield with little attention from the government of South

Refugees in South Sudan Determined to Stay
Voice of America
December 12, 2011 Refugees in South Sudan Determined to Stay Michael Onyiego | Yida, South Sudan Next to the storehouse in Yida’s village square, refugees line up for food rations meant to last their families the rest of the week.