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S. Sudan army heavily deployed as rebels claim control of Malakal

29 June 2015 06:48:37 Sudan Tribune: Plural news and views on Sudan

June 28, 2015 (JUBA)- The South Sudanese government said it deployed more troops in the strategic Upper Nile capital, Malakal just hours after the opposition forces loyal to the country's former vice-president claimed to have taken full control of the oil-rich town. Upper Nile's information minister, Peter Hoth Tuach, however, said fighting was still continuing, insisting that government forces were getting reinforcement from the army's 1st and 7th division as well as the country's special (...) - News / SPLM/A In Opposition , Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) , Military , Upper Nile State , FRONT_PAGE_SECONDARY

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Rebels claim recapture strategic Malakal town in Upper Nile

28 June 2015 12:35:19 Sudan Tribune: Plural news and views on Sudan

June 28, 2015 (NAIROBI) – South Sudanese armed opposition faction led by former vice- president, Riek Machar, said their forces have captured Malakal, state capital of the oil-rich Upper Nile state, on Saturday after hours of fierce battle with government troops. In a statement to the media on Sunday, rebel leader's official spokesperson, James Gatdet Dak, said the town fell under full control of the opposition fighters at around 10pm. “Upper Nile state's capital, Malakal, is under our full (...) - News / SPLM/A In Opposition , FRONT_PAGE_DISPLAY

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S. Sudan's Upper Nile state relocates headquarters to Renk town

06 June 2015 00:54:46 Sudan Tribune: Plural news and views on Sudan

June 5, 2015 (JUBA) – South Sudan's Upper Nile state government has resolved to relocate its headquarters to Renk, a town farther north near the Sudanese border, in the light of sustained fighting between rebels and government troops over the control of the oil-rich state capital, Malakal. In the meeting held on Thursday, it was decided by the council of ministers in which it resolved to move to Renk, according to state information minister, Peter Hoth Tuach. “The state capital (...) - News / Upper Nile State

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Upper Nile governor returns to the state capital

31 May 2015 06:48:07 Sudan Tribune: Plural news and views on Sudan

May 30, 2015 (JUBA) – The governor of South Sudan's Upper Nile state, Simon Kun Puoc has returned to the oil-rich region after government troops gained its control from rebels. The state information minister, Peter Hoth Tuach said the governor landed in Paloch, the country's main oilfield which has heavy military presence “The governor returned today . He was accompanied by several officials, including the minister of finance and was received on arrival by the deputy governor and (...) - News / Military , Upper Nile State

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UN peacekeeper injured in Upper Nile state shooting

29 May 2015 10:16:33 Sudan Tribune: Plural news and views on Sudan

May 28, 2014 (JUBA) – A United Nations peacekeeper was injured when shots were fired outside the UN compound in the Upper Nile state capital, Malakal on Thursday. “The mission is deeply concerned that despite reassurances given by both parties, such an incident occurred this afternoon and reiterates its strong call upon all the parties to respect the sanctity of UN installations and staff,” Stephane Dujarric, a UN spokesperson, revealed. Meanwhile, senior UN officials warned of the renewed (...) - News / UNMISS - United Nations Mission in South Sudan , Upper Nile State , South Sudan peace talks

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South Sudanese rebels withdraw tactically from Melut town: spokesperson

20 May 2015 22:49:07 Sudan Tribune: Plural news and views on Sudan

May 20, 2015 (ADDIS ABABA) – South Sudan's armed opposition faction led by former vice president, Riek Machar, said their forces have tactically withdrawn from the oil-rich Melut town which they captured on Tuesday from president Salva Kiir's government. Melut town which the rebel forces controlled for the last 48 hours is the biggest town near the country's main oilfields of Paloch and the headquarters of Melut county in Upper Nile state. Rebel leader's spokesman said the opposition forces (...) - News / FRONT_PAGE_DISPLAY

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MSF warns of looming humanitarian disaster in Upper Nile state

29 April 2015 06:52:09 Sudan Tribune: Plural news and views on Sudan

April 28, 2015 (NAIROBI) - Doctors Without Borders or Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has warned continued clashes in Upper Nile State are likely to raise more deaths and displacement in the area. The humanitarian medical organization says a huge number of civilians are displaced with living conditions worrisome. According to the report from the aid agency, recent internal fighting in Upper Nile state between allied forces of the government left over 6,600 mainly from the Dinka ethnic group (...) - News / Upper Nile State

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Nearly 4,500 displaced by recent clashes in Upper Nile

08 April 2015 08:34:42 Sudan Tribune: Plural news and views on Sudan

April 8, 2014 (JUBA) – Recent skirmishes in South Sudan's Upper Nile state have forced nearly 4,500 people to seek shelter at the United Nations mission in the capital, Malakal, an official said on Tuesday. Stephane Dujarric, the spokesperson for the UN secretary-general said the recent displacement brings the total number of civilians in that protection of civilian sites in Malakal to an estimated 26,000. Over 115,000 are reportedly being sheltered at various UN compounds countrywide. (...) - News / UN - United Nations , Upper Nile State

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Upper Nile state parliament extends mandate of governor

31 March 2015 05:52:55 Sudan Tribune: Plural news and views on Sudan

March 30, 2015 (JUBA) - Members of parliament in Upper Nile State have on Monday extended the gubernatorial term in office of the incumbent state governor, Simon Kun Puoch, making him the first top state executive in South Sudan to secure parliamentary approval and extension of his term for three more years. This comes less than a week after members of parliament at the national legislative assembly in Juba extended the term of president Salva Kiir for three years, commencing on July 9, (...) - News / Upper Nile State

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US diplomat, UNMISS chief visit Upper Nile state

11 March 2015 08:17:44 Sudan Tribune: Plural news and views on Sudan

March 10, 2015 (MALAKAL/JUBA) - The head of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan, Ellen Margrethe Loej, and the United States charge d'affaires, Charles Twining, visited Malakal, the Upper Nile state capital on Tuesday. The visit involved a tour of the devastated center of the Upper Nile state capital, which changed hands several times between rebels and government forces since fighting erupted in December 2013. The two officials met Upper Nile's deputy governor, Gwinye Philip Chan and (...) - News

Vice All News Time11 March 2015 08:17:44