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S. Sudan forces advance to oil hub as rebels retreat toward Ethiopia

South Sudanese forces. The oil-rich town of Bentiu has changed hands several times in recent months.

Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — South Sudan has reported progress in its campaign to quell a revolt within the military. Officials said the Juba regime, aided by such allies as Egypt and Uganda, were pressing ahead to capture rebel-held towns. […]

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S. Sudan rebels charge Egypt supporting the government

Rebels fighters in a village in South Sudan's Upper Nile state.

Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — Rebels have accused Egypt of helping the government in the civil war in South Sudan. Rebels loyal to former Vice President Riek Machar, who reportedly has Sudan’s backing, said Egypt was supplying troops and equipment […]

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S. Sudan government charges Khartoum backing rebels who claim key oil town

South Sudan troops wrested control of Bentiu from rebels in January but have lost the town again.  /Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — Rebels have claimed the capture of an oil-rich area of South Sudan. On April 15, the rebels, despite a ceasefire agreement, said they captured Bentiu, a city in the oil-rich Wehda state. The rebels said […]

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As China eats West’s lunch in Africa, bad policy reaps chaos in S. Sudan, CAR

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir.  /AFP/Ashraf Shazly

Special to WorldTribune.com Yossef Bodansky, Senior Editor, Global Information System / Defense & Foreign Affairs Major Western states, with historical dominance over key African regions and markets, have, in the first years of the 21st Century, been losing influence in […]

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Chaos in the heart of Africa: Time for S. Sudan to act and for U.S.-enabled rebels, Sudan and Iran to back off

A South Sudan army soldier in Malakal. /James Akena/Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com Yossef Bodansky, Senior Editor, Global Information System / Defense & Foreign Affairs Crisis and violence linger in South Sudan more than two months after Riek Machar’s failed coup attempt. Fighting continues at varying levels of intensity and […]

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S. Sudan charges Khartoum instigated revolt, plans strike

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Special to WorldTribune.com LONDON — South Sudan has been planning an offensive against its northern neighbor said to have backed and exploited the rebellion in South Sudan. Officials said the ruling Sudanese People’s Liberation Movement was planning a major military […]

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African nations need regional solutions, not misguided advice from the West and the African Union

Men confront African Union soldiers in Bangui on Jan. 30 after residents had surrounded a convoy of Chadian Muslims fleeing the country. /Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com Yossef Bodansky, Senior Editor, Global Information System / Defense & Foreign Affairs Western political leaders and media are often quick to make demands of African states and their leaders while completely absolving the “rebels” in the bush. […]

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Diplomats see S. Sudan spiraling into open-ended civil war

South Sudanese refugees headed for UN compounds and safety outside the capital Juba.  /Joseph Edward photo

Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — After two years of independence, South Sudan has entered what diplomats term a civil war that could last years. Western diplomats said the Juba government was incapable of quelling the revolt that has spread throughout […]

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South Sudan boosted by Uganda after failure of coup backed by Obama administration

South Sudanese government soldiers in Bentiu on Jan 12 after regaining control of the capital.  /AP

Special to WorldTribune.com GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs, Juba It has been more than a month since former South Sudan Vice President Riek Machar launched his failed coup attempt against the government of President Salva Kiir Mayardit. Sporadic fighting continues and […]

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South Sudan, its people and even Sudan reject a coup attempt that had Obama’s backing

South Sudan soldiers celebrate after recapturing Bentiu on Jan. 12.  /Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs, Juba Riek Machar’s failed coup attempt in South Sudan was, by Sunday, Jan. 12, nearing its inevitable end. The main challenge facing President Salva Kiir Mayardit and official Juba is getting over the […]

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